2015 Michigan Robotics Industry Executive Forum


Presented by:

National Center for Manufacturing Sciences
Macomb County Planning & Economic Development
Macomb Community College

8:00 – 9:00 AM Event Check-In and Breakfast

9:00 – 9:10 AM Michigan Robotics Industry Executive Forum Introduction – Vicky Rad Macomb County Economic Development/Michigan Automated Systems Collaborative (MASC)

9:10 – 9:20 AM Intro Macomb Community College

Video Message – Governor Rick Snyder

9:20 – 9:30 AM Michigan Collaborative Opportunities – Rick Jarman, President & CEO, NCMS

9:30 – 10:00 AM Current and Future Unmanned Ground Systems Opportunities for the Army – Mark Mazzara – Interoperability Manager, Robotic Systems Joint Project Office

10:00 – 10:15 AM National Advanced Mobility Consortium (NAMC) Briefing – Alissa Roath
NAMC Director of Operations

10:15 – 10:30 Networking Break

10:30 – 11:15 AM Mohammad Poorsartep – Michigan Automated Systems Collaborative (MASC) Strategic Plan

A comprehensive competitive analysis of Michigan robotics compared to Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and California with recommendations to solidify and align the industry for optimal business growth and job creation.

11:15 – Noon Panel- Doing Business in SE Michigan- Industry Perspective

Corey Clothier- Local Motors, Inc.
Jonathan Nichols, Pratt & Miller Engineering
Dr. Mitch Rohde- Quantum Signal

Noon – 12:45 PM Lunch

12:45 – 1:30 PM Panel Discussion- Drones in Michigan

Skyspecs is a Michigan based startup that has worked in states across the country and recently participated in the 2015 R/GA Accelerator powered by TechStars! They will share lessons learned and provide a national perspective on working in Michigan.

Danny Ellis, SkySpecs
Ryan Morton, SkySpecs

1:30 – 3:00 PM

Demonstration: AVeTAR Autonomous Vehicle Target System
Macomb Community College Automotive and robotics technical training facilities
Tabletops Displays