CAR Management Briefing Seminars

The Smart Factory

Monday, July 30, 1:00 – 2:30 PM


Advancements in today’s integrated manufacturing systems, enabled by de-centralized computing, artificial intelligence and the internet, are transforming traditional production systems.  While achieving new levels of performance, new challenges arise with smart manufacturing, including: technology integration, justifying investment, advanced work-skill requirements, and cybersecurity.


Jason Dietrich
Senior Vice President, Operations and Sales, Manufacturing Solutions Group, PTC

Mike Ger
General Manager, Industrial Manufacturing and Automotive Solutions, Hortonworks Inc.

Robert Kamischke
Vice President Business Unit Smart Production, KUKA Systems GmbH



Kevin Kerrigan
Senior Vice President, Automotive Office, Michigan Economic Development Corporation