Inventor, entrepreneur, and STEM advocate Dean Kamen will be the keynote speaker during PowerPlex 2019, May 13-16, at Cobo Center in Detroit. PowerPlex, sponsored by Troy’s Plex Systems, is expected to be the world’s largest gathering of manufacturing cloud professionals.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Dean as this year’s PowerPlex keynote,” says Bill Berutti, CEO of Plex Systems. “His technology leadership and innovative approach to educating the next generation directly addresses one of the most pressing issues manufacturers face today: the skilled workforce shortage. Building excitement around STEM education and exposing the variety of available manufacturing career paths is essential to closing the skills gap that exists today.”
Kamen, founder of First Robotics and president of DEKA Research and Development Corp., is scheduled to speak at 1:30 on Tuesday, May 14. He headlines an event that is expected to bring together 1,200 global manufacturing leaders from 600 companies to discuss advancements in cloud enterprise software, ERP, MES, and Industrial IoT.
Industries represented include automotive, fabricated metals, food and beverage, industrial machinery, plastics and rubber, and aerospace.
The event will include more than 115 sessions led by nearly 120 presenters and the sixth annual Plex Impact Awards, which recognize organizations that demonstrate innovation and leadership in their products, their approach to manufacturing and across their industries.
To register for PowerPlex 2019, visit https://www.plex.com/about-plex/events/powerplex.html.