Manufacturing AUTOMATION

September 20! Future of Automation: 2023 Technology Forum speaker line-up announced

September 12, 2023
By Sukanya Ray Ghosh

Join us on September 20 at 1 p.m. ET for our 2023 Future of Automation virtual event!

Advanced data processing capabilities, machine learning, artificial intelligence, cloud and edge technologies, collaborative automation and intelligent robotics are some of the many automation solutions allowing manufacturers to adopt a proactive approach to management of equipment, processes, products and factories.

At The Future of Automation: 2023 Technology Forum, editorially selected thought leaders and industry-leading manufacturers will share the different automation options available to manufacturers for a strong and secure future.


Confirmed speakers for the event:


Keynote: Intelligent manufacturing – Building resilience with proactive automation


  • Alex Shikany, Vice-president of Membership & Business Intelligence, Association for Advancing Automation (A3)

Panel discussion: Importance of interoperability for the future of automation


  • Jonathan Gross, LLB, MBA, Managing Director, Pemeco Consulting
  • Jonathan Weiss, Chief Revenue Officer, Eigen Innovations
  • Feisal Hurzook, Chief Technology Officer, Arcx


  • Sukanya Ray Ghosh, Editor, Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Fireside chat: Artificial intelligence – Everywhere, all together and all at once


  • Hugues Foltz, Executive Vice-President, Vooban

Panel discussion: Custom automation solutions for all manufacturers


  • Tharwat Fouad, Founder and President, Anubis 3D
  • Brent Bell, Director of Project Management, JMP Solutions
  • Robert Leader, Regional Sales Manager, Kinova Robotics


  • Jim Beretta, President, Customer Attraction

Meeting automation requirements of today’s small to medium sized businesses, presented by Epson


  • Scott Marsic, Group Product Manager – Robotics, Epson

Future needs in automation, presented by Festo


  • Frank Latino, Product Management for Electric Automation, Festo North America

Securing the industrial network, presented by Phoenix Contact


  • Tyler Burke, Product Manager for Automation, Phoenix Contact Canada

Digitizing towards AI automation, presented by Pleora Technologies


  • Ed Goffin, Vice-president of Product Marketing, Pleora Technologies

Can’t make the live event? Register and you will receive links to the recorded sessions!

Thanks to our sponsors

A big thank you to our generous gold sponsors EpsonFesto, Phoenix Contact and Pleora Technologies for their support in making this event possible.

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