Automation Alley’s Integr8 Industry 4.0 Conference Returns

Automation Alley’s signature Integr8 Industry 4.0 conference is returning to an in-person format Oct. 19 at the TCF Center in downtown Detroit.
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Automation Alley’s Integr8 Industry 4.0 conference is returning to an in-person format Oct. 19 at the TCF Center in Detroit. // Courtesy of Automation Alley

Automation Alley’s signature Integr8 Industry 4.0 conference is returning to an in-person format Oct. 19 at the TCF Center in downtown Detroit.

Automation Alley, based in Troy, is Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge center and a World Economic Forum Advanced Manufacturing Hub (AMHUB) for North America.

Integr8 is designed to bring together technology and manufacturing experts to elevate the conversation around the smart and connected manufacturing revolution known as Industry 4.0. It will feature 15 different breakout sessions focused on the people, processes, and technologies shaping its future.

Jeff Winter, an executive with Grantek Systems Integration, will deliver the morning keynote, “Why Isn’t Everyone Using AI?” The afternoon keynote will be announced later this month.

Attendees will see growth in the event’s smart factory exhibition, with more than 75 exhibitors and experts in IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things), Big Data, artificial intelligence, advanced robotics, 3-D printing, cloud computing, cybersecurity, augmented and virtual reality, workforce management, and more.

Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center also will return with a dedicated space aimed at helping manufacturers along their digital transformation journey.

“Integr8 is back in 2021 with a new energy, inspired by the role Industry 4.0 played in creating rapid response solutions to pandemic-induced global business disruptions,” says Tom Kelly, executive director and CEO of Automation Alley. “We look forward to bringing more awareness and education to the innovative solutions of Industry 4.0 and how broadly they are impacting the way in which we work and live.”

Ticket prices for Automation Alley members are $199; non-member tickets are $299. Virtual tickets are $49. All small to medium-sized Michigan manufacturers are provided one free ticket per company to attend Integr8 2021 in-person, courtesy of the Michigan Economic Development Corp. More information on that and other Integr8 details, including registration, are available here.

The event also will be livestreamed, and registration is open here.

Key sponsors for the event include Crown Castle, Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, Verizon, Behco, Oakland University, Omron, DTE Energy, Manpower Group, Novastar, Phoenix Contact, Ascent Aerospace, City of Southfield, Whim Detroit, OPS Solutions, 3YourMind, Lease Corp. of America, Independent Bank, DTI, and the City of Detroit.

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