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Michigan Business Beat | Tom Kelly, Automation Alley at CAR MBS

Michigan Business Beat
August 12, 2022 6:00 PM


Chris Holman welcomes Tom Kelly, Executive Director, and CEO, Automation Alley, Troy, MI at CAR MBS at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, Acme, MI.

Watch Tom and Chris discuss Industry 4.0, Automation Alley, and the event Tom was about to moderate at this year's CAR MBS click play on the YouTube video below.  or click play here.

Tom shares what Automation Alley is focused on and the talk he was about to moderate at this year's Management Briefing Seminars.

Tom Kelly is a globally recognized expert on Industry 4.0 and its impact on business. As executive director and CEO of Automation Alley, a Michigan-based nonprofit Industry 4.0 knowledge center with a global outlook and a regional focus, Tom is often tapped to share his visionary leadership and expertise around digital transformation.

As executive director and CEO, Tom has been instrumental to the success of Automation Alley’s Industry 4.0 initiatives, designed to help businesses jumpstart or accelerate a digital path to strategic success, including Integr8, the global Industry 4.0 conference; the 3D printing network Project DIAMOnD; and the formation of the World Economic Forum’s US Centre for Advanced Manufacturing.

Tom serves as co-chair to the World Economic Forum’s Global Network of Advanced Manufacturing Hubs and is a member of the Additive Manufacturing Coalition Steering Committee, Fraunhofer Technology Advisory Board, JAMA Board, and Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center Board.

MBS 2022 Moderator: Industry X is Revolutionizing the Manufacturing Way

Industry X is Revolutionizing the Manufacturing Way

August 3  |  11:25 AM

Industry X initiatives are fueling transformative change in automotive manufacturing and have significant implications for manufacturing operations. Automakers and suppliers who are slow to adapt will fall behind and find it increasingly difficult to compete in the global marketplace. In this session, panelists will discuss how Industry X is revolutionizing manufacturing.


Brett Drummond, Automotive Security Practice Lead, IBM

Mike Ger  |  Industry Consultant, CAR

Brandon Pender  |  Associate Director for Materials & Manufacturing, Ground Vehicle Systems Center

Matt Myrand  |  Director, Advanced Manufacturing and Supply Chain, Faurecia, part of Group FORVIA


Tom Kelly  |  Executive Director and CEO, Automation Alley

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