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2012 MCA Business Conference Speaker and Presentation List

POSTED 01/10/2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012
8:30 am to 8:45 am

Official Welcome
Jeff Burnstein, President, A3
Dean Elkins, Chairman, RIA 
Rusty Ponce de Leon, Chairman, AIA 
Bill Allai, Chairman, MCA 

Association for Advancing Automation
Richard Litt

8:45 am to 9:45 am The Outlook for the Global Economy
Alan Beaulieu, Institute for Trend Research
10:30 am to 11:15 am No Barriers – Only Solutions
Neal Petersen, Global Investor and International Speaker 
11:15 am to Noon Accelerating Flexibility and Agility Through Robotics
Terrence Southern, Frito-Lay North America
RIA Forum Breakout Session
1:30 pm to 2:00 pm Robots & Job Creation
Mike Wilson, British Automation & Robot Association
2:00 pm to 2:30 pm Robotics and the National Robotics Initiative
Chuck Thorpe, Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)
2:30 pm to 3:00 pm An Update on New Robotic Safety Standards
Jeff Fryman, RIA
3:30 pm to 4:00 pm Snake Robots for Minimally Invasive Surgery: Faster, Better, Cheaper
Howie Choset, Carnegie Mellon University
4:00 pm to 4:30 pm Automating the Rest: Enabling Widespread Adoption of Robotics Through Advanced Software
Neil Tardella, Energid Technologies
4:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Robot System Integrator Certification - 5W’s
Scot Lindemann, JR Automation

RIA Certified Robot Integrator Program: FAQ
Jeff Burnstein, RIA

AIA Business Conference Breakout Session
1:30 pm to 1:45 pm AIA’s Vision for the Future
Jeff Burnstein, AIA
1:45 pm to 2:15 pm Trends in Embedded Vision
Yvonne Lin, Xilinx
2:15 pm to 2:45 pm AIA Standards Update
George Chamberlain, Pleora Technologies
2:45 pm to 3:00 pm Importance of Industry Standards in Imaging
Steve Varga, Procter & Gamble
3:30 pm to 3:45 pm North American Machine Vision Market Update
Paul Kellett, A3
3:45 pm to 4:00 pm Opportunities for Machine Vision in Mexico
Salvador Giro, Infaimon
4:00 pm to 4:15 pm Machine Vision Market Update: Brazil 
Pedro Bocchini, Altec Vision
4:15 pm to 4:30 pm Machine Vision Market in China 
Jianguo He, Daheng Image
MCA Business Conference Breakout Session
1:30 pm to 2:15 pm Understanding Rare Earths and Managing Risks
Vel Dhinagaravel, Beroe, Inc.
2:15 pm to 3:00 pm Motion Control Roadmap at Procter & Gamble
Mark Lewandowski, Procter & Gamble
3:30 pm to 4:15 pm Panel Discussion of Motion Control - Trends for 2012 - Markets, Technology, Channel
John Payne, Yaskawa Electric America, Inc.
Ken Sweet, Parker Hannifin Corporation
Andy Vogl, Kollmorgen- A Danaher Motion Company
Friday, January 20, 2012
8:00 am to 9:00 am Understanding Body Language to Increase Sales
Janine Driver, Body Language Institute
9:00 am to 10:00 am Essentials of Digital Marketing: Social Media & Hot Technologies: Business as Normal
James Spellos, Meeting U
RIA Forum Breakout Session
10:30 am to 11:00 am ROS-Industrial - Accelerating Research to Applications
Shaun Edwards, Southwest Research Institute®
11:00 am to 11:30 am USA-Denmark Partnership Opportunities for Innovative Robotics Businesses
Claus Risager Ph.D., Danish Technological Institute
11:30 am to 11:45 am Key Future RIA Activities
Jeff Burnstein, RIA
AIA Business Conference Breakout Session
10:30 am to 11:45 am Ultrafast Time Stretched Imaging and Vibrometry
Bahram Jalali, UCLA

Polarization Imaging and Multispectral Sensing Using Nanostructures in Modified CMOS Processes
Norbert Weber, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS
MCA Business Conference Breakout Session
10:30 am to 11:15 am Motion Control Market Update
Paul Kellett, A3
11:15 am to 11:45 am Government - Friend or Foe?
Rob Boteler, Confluence Energy LLC