Automation Alley’s 2020 Technology in Industry Report to Focus on Industry 4.0

Troy’s Automation Alley, a technology and manufacturing business association and Industry 4.0 knowledge center, plans to release its 2020 Technology in Industry Report on Monday, April 27 at The Townsend Hotel in Birmingham. For the first time, the event will include hands-on demonstration areas.
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The Townsend Hotel
Automation Alley will host its 2020 Technology in Industry Report at The Townsend Hotel. // File photo

Troy’s Automation Alley, a technology and manufacturing business association and Industry 4.0 knowledge center, plans to release its 2020 Technology in Industry Report on Monday, April 27 at The Townsend Hotel in Birmingham. For the first time, the event will include hands-on demonstration areas.

The report is designed to serve as a guide to Industry 4.0 implementation. The Technology in Industry Reveal will take place from 7:30-11 a.m. and include networking with an anticipated 300 technology and manufacturing professionals as well as a strolling breakfast.

The demonstration areas will allow attendees to interact with collaborative robots, augmented reality, digital strategy, and artificial intelligence, courtesy of Behco, OPS Solutions/Light Guide Systems, Worksighted, Soothsayer, and other companies yet to be announced.

Tech Talks will return to the event, during which Industry 4.0 leaders will share their digital transformation journeys.

All attendees will receive a copy of the report, titled “Seeing Industry 4.0 through a 2020 Lens.” It will include case studies and white papers written in collaboration with academic and industry leaders on Industry 4.0 trends impacting companies including artificial intelligence, 5G, the convergence of information technology and operational technology, supply chains and big data, Industry 4.0 data regulation and protection, the impact of digital twins, additive manufacturing, Industry 4.0 and the global workforce, and more.

“As Automation Alley continues to position Michigan as a global leader in Industry 4.0, we are pleased to again host the Technology in Industry Reveal and discuss how these trends are impacting people, processes, and technology now and in the near future,” says Tom Kelly, executive director and CEO of Automation Alley. “With rapidly evolving Industry 4.0 technologies and research, this year’s event promises to be both insightful and motivational for companies seeking a competitive edge with their own digital transformation.”

Tickets cost $75 for Automation Alley members and $95 for nonmembers. More information and registration are available here. For information on exhibitor or sponsorship opportunities, contact Kristin O’Neill, sales manager for Automation Alley, at oneillk@automationalley.com.

Automation Alley’s mission is to position Michigan as a global leader in Industry 4.0 by helping members increase revenue, reduce costs, and think strategically in a time of rapid technological change.

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