First episode kicks off April 29 at 9 a.m. in a virtual conversation with Michigan Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist and Michael King, LHP’s president of data analytics & IoT solutions, about monitoring employee health in the post-pandemic workplace

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TROY, Mich.—April 23, 2020—As companies begin to recover from COVID-19, Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge center, is leading the conversation on what’s in store for manufacturing post-pandemic with the introduction of a new livestream series: “New Normal: Leveraging COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies to Build Future Innovation.” These weekly virtual conversations will discuss mitigation strategies, tools that can help build a bridge to the future for manufacturing, and what comes next for Industry 4.0.

The first episode, which launches Wednesday, April 29 at 9 a.m., will focus on “The Post Pandemic Workplace: Monitoring & Tracking Employee Health Using Industry 4.0 Technologies.”  Automation Alley Vice President Cynthia Hutchison will talk to Michigan Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist about what government is doing to help companies return to work and Michael King, president of data analytics and IoT solutions at LHP Engineering Solutions, about how companies can prepare for the required monitoring and tracking of employee health while overcoming significant challenges caused by lengthy shutdowns. LHP has constructed a ‘Connected Workplace’ tool, combining health care data analytics with industry-leading Industrial IoT digital twin capabilities, to help companies move forward quickly in this critical recovery period

For more information about the series, please visit Automation Alley at The event is complimentary but registration is required.  It is available to all Automation Alley members.  For more information, call 800-427-5100 or email Automation Alley at

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Automation Alley is the World Economic Forum’s Advanced Manufacturing Hub (AMHUB) for North America and a nonprofit Industry 4.0 knowledge center with a global outlook and a regional focus. We facilitate public-private partnerships by connecting industry, education and government to fuel Michigan’s economy and accelerate innovation. Our programs give businesses a competitive advantage by helping them along every step of their digital transformation journey. We obsess over disruptive technologies like AI, the Internet of Things and automation, and work hard to make these complex concepts easier for companies to understand and implement. Visit
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