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Keynotes Announced for Automate Conference

POSTED 11/11/2014

Automate 2015Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA – The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) announced today the keynote speakers for the Automate 2015 Conference / 46th International Symposium on Robotics, which will be held March 23-26, 2015 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

  • March 23 Keynote: Transforming your Manufacturing Business for the New Digital Age
    Rene Noemi, Director of the Android and Chrome Global Business, Google for Work
    In this presentation, attendees will learn how to accelerate new product initiatives and time-to-profit using the latest digital technology and tools.
  • March 24 Keynote: Conscious Capitalism: Blueprint for a New System for Doing Business
    John Mackey, Co-Founder & CEO, Whole Foods Market
    During this insightful presentation, attendees will learn how businesses can serve all their shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, investors, communities and the environment through conscious capitalism.
  • March 25 Keynote: What’s Next – The Future of Technology
    Steve Wozniak, Cofounder of Apple & Founder, Chairman, & CEO of Wheels of Zeus
    Steve Wozniak will share his views on the latest iPhones, smartwatches, and the state of technology and risk in America. He will also make compelling technology predictions and investment strategies for Big Data, robotics, automation and more.

Automate 2015 is collocated with the ProMat show, sponsored by MHI. The keynotes are co-presented by Automate and ProMat.

“The Automate keynotes cover a number of topics important to the automation industry, including the future of technology, business best practices, and successfully developing innovative products,” said Jeff Burnstein, President of A3. “Rene Noemi, John Mackey and Steve Wozniak will share valuable insights that attendees can take back to the workplace to positively impact their business.”

The Automate 2015 trade show accompanying the conference was recently named one of the “Top 10 Manufacturing Shows” in the United States. New and returning exhibitors have already secured over 140% of exhibit floor space compared to the last show in 2013. For more information and details about Automate 2015, please contact James Hamilton , 1 734-994-6088.

About the Organizer
Automate is organized by the Association for Advancing Automation, the global advocate for the benefits of automating. A3 promotes automation technologies and ideas that transform the way business is done. A3 is the umbrella group for Robotic Industries Association (RIA), AIA – Advancing Vision + Imaging, and Motion Control Association (MCA). RIA, AIA, and MCA combined represent over 780 automation manufacturers, component suppliers, system integrators, end users, research groups and consulting firms from throughout the world that drive automation forward.

For more information, please visit our websites: A3; RIA; AIA;  MCA. Automate Show and Conference information can be found at To reach Association Headquarters, call 734-994-6088.

About the International Symposium on Robotics (ISR)
The first ISR took place back in 1970 in Chicago, USA. ISR is a symposium on industrial and service robotics and is a sponsored event of IFR.

ISR represents a meeting point for all scientific, technical and industrial topics related to robotics. The purpose of ISR is to provide opportunities for researchers and engineers worldwide to present their pioneering works and to share ideas in the fields of robotics. The symposium is organized by a national industry robot association either in America, Europe or Asia in conjunction with an international robot exhibition.

The next ISR will be held from March 23-26, 2015 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. The Symposium will be co-located with Automate, a trade show and conference for automation technology.