Unlocking Smart Strategies and Solutions to Enhance the Future of Automotive 4.0

10 September 2024

Detroit, MI

Top 10

US Automotive Manufacturers in Attendance


Automotive Manufacturers


Senior Decision Makers


Interactive Sessions

The shift in demand from ICE to electric vehicles, partnered with the global drive towards greener manufacturing, is forcing automotive OEMs and tier 1 manufacturers to redesign their current industry 4.0 and smart technology strategies.

While manufacturing technology has proven to reduce downtimes, enhance plant safety, and improve product quality, manufacturers must adapt their production processes to allow for mass vehicle customization and electrification.

Join industry 4.0 and technology experts in Detroit to uncover the fundamentals required to successfully navigate changing consumer demands, the growing labor skills gap, and on-going supply chain disruptions.

2023 Automotive Smart Manufacturing Expert Speakers

Dan Drouin of Lear Corporation speaking at AMG World

Dan Drouin

VP Industry 4.0

Lear Corporation

Stuart Countess of Kia Georgia speaking at AMG World

Stuart Countess

President & Chief Executive Officer

Kia Georgia

Shawn Phillips of John Deere speaking at AMG World

Shawn Phillips

Smart Connected Factory Manager, Tractors and Combines

John Deere

William Wappler of Surgere speaking at AMG World

William Wappler



Sarah Costello of General Motors speaking at AMG World

Sarah Costello

Manufacturing 4.0 Project Engineer

General Motors

Ravi Subramanyan of HiveMQ speaking at AMG World

Ravi Subramanyan

Director of Industry Solutions Manufacturing


Haley Antoine Grantham of Toyota Motor North America speaking at AMG World

Haley Antoine Grantham

Pedestrian Protection Engineer

Toyota Motor North America

Adam Gluck of Copia Automation speaking at AMG World

Adam Gluck

CEO & Founder

Copia Automation

Marcelo Mendonca of General Motors speaking at AMG World

Marcelo Mendonca

Staff Engineer, Data Analytics - Manufacturing 4.0

General Motors

Pugal Janakiraman of Snowflake speaking at AMG World

Pugal Janakiraman

Field CTO- Manufacturing


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Who you will meet:

Automotive OEM VP’s, Directors, Global Heads and Managers of:

    • Industry 4.0
    • Intelligent Automation / Manufacturing Automation
    • Smart Manufacturing / Digital Manufacturing / Advanced Manufacturing
    • IoT & Connected Devices
    • Data / AI / ML / Manufacturing Analytics
    • Plant Management & Operations
    • Emerging Technology
    • Smart Factories
    • Manufacturing Operations / Engineering / IT
    • Digital Transformation
    • Production
    • Robotics

Solution Providers

Our sponsors, technology & solution providers include:

  • IoT Platforms
  • Location Detection Technologies
  • Advanced Human-Machine Interfaces
  • Cyber Security, Authentication and Fraud Detection
  • 3D Printing, Smart Sensors
  • Big Data & Analytics, AI and Machine Learning
  • Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Wearables
  • Cloud Computing
  • Mobile Devices
  • Integrators

Automotive Past Attendees Include:

2024 Sponsors

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2023 Media Partners


So many great conversations during this conference. Thank you For pulling together key auto manufacturer technologists and diverse vendor solution providers for a day of collaboration.

Consulting and Digital Solutions / SICK

Magna International

I thought the content was very relevant and resonates with the journey most companies are undertaking with regards to Digital Transformation

Vice President, IT Business Relationship Management / Magna International

General Motors

Overall the event provided a lot of good discussions, networking and sharing of knowledge.

Advanced Technology ME Global Vehicle System Processing – General Assembly / General Motors


Thank you very much for putting on a great event. The size was perfect just enough folks but intimate enough to engage.

Head of Customer Relationships / Augmentir

Ford Motor Company

Thanks for the opportunity. I enjoyed the way the conference was put together. Specifically, the demos by the vendors. I would like to be involved in your future events so feel free to reach out.

Manager, Manufacturing & IIoT Analytics / Ford Motor Company

Lead Engineer – Technology & Innovation Tooling & Pressed Parts Group, Jaguar Land Rover

The Concept of roundtable discussions was good and worked well

Lead Engineer - Technology & Innovation Tooling & Pressed Parts Group, Jaguar Land Rover


Very open discussions were had with open minded individuals.  The event ensured good discussions without any restrictions and allowed us to get to know different perspectives of customers, competitors, etc.

Torben Lauman
Sales Manager, Nimak

General Motors

Interesting discussion format filled with knowledgeable people

Richard Doggart
CI Manager, General Motors


Awesome event

Muhammad Majeed
Lead Manufacturing Engineer Rivian Automotive

Grove Automotive LCC

For me this was a great format to present and interact with professionals across the automotive range.  Good mix of OEM and Tier Suppliers.  Very interesting topics of discussion and good information exchange and feedback.  Interesting to learn the differences of large high volume OEM’s vs low volume niche and new energy vehicles.

Chief Engineer, Grove Automotive LCC

Past Event Photos

2022 Event Recap

Smart Manufacturing for Automotive 2022 Event Review

Content Highlights

Evaluating the Impact of Sustainability Initiatives on Automotive 4.0

The rise in demand for electric vehicles, combined with the global drive towards greener manufacturing, is forcing automotive OEMs and tier 1 manufacturers to redesign their current industry 4.0 and smart technology strategies. We recently spoke to automotive 4.0 experts from leading OEMs and tier 1 organizations to understand how the need for more sustainable… Read more »

GE VRT 2023 Whitepaper

Ahead of the Role of Technology in the Transition from ICE to EV Manufacturing Virtual Roundtable on 18 July 2023 (11am ET, 4pm BST, 60 minutes) we are delighted to share this complimentary whitepaper from GE Digital exploring the road to 2030 for EV battery manufacturing. Complete the form below to access the whitepaper FREE.  

Leveraging AI, Data & IIoT Analytics for Improved Quality, Maintenance, and Efficiency

Ahead of the Smart Manufacturing for Automotive Summit (12 September, Detroit, MI), download this complimentary presentation from Rajeev Kalamdani, Manager IIoT Analytics, Ford Motor Company presented at the 2022 edition. Discover how to: Extract the right manufacturing data to inform decision making and enhance insights Converge OT and IT for mass customization and asset management… Read more »

Smart Manufacturing for Automotive Sponsorship Pack

Complete the form to download the sponsorship information for the upcoming Smart Manufacturing for Automotive Summit on 12 September 2023 in Detroit, MI.