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Troy, Mich. – September 14, 2021 – Pavan Muzumdar, COO of Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge center, will be a featured speaker alongside other Industry 4.0 experts at two upcoming industry conferences.

Muzumdar will first be speaking at the Manufacturing Innovation, Automation & Robotics Summit, an international, virtual conference on September 29–30, that will examine the critical role of Industry 4.0 in preparing manufacturers to successfully handle the “new normal” of future crises and as the catalyst needed to accelerate the shift towards automated manufacturing operations. Experts, including Muzumdar, will examine emerging tech, automation, and digitalization achieved by Industry 4.0. Additional details on the conference can be found here.

October will take Muzumdar to the Precision Metal Forming Association’s Internet of Things Experience for Manufacturers, October 27–28 in Schaumburg, Illinois. Muzumdar’s session, scheduled for October 28 at 2 p.m., is on “Industry 4.0 Transformation: Lessons Learned.”

In his presentation, Muzumdar will explain how small to mid-sized manufacturers can build learning organizations that are prepared to manage Industry 4.0 disruption. He’ll also share information on Automation Alley’s Project DIAMOnD that recently equipped 300 Michigan manufacturers with 3D printing capabilities.

For more information about the Precision Metal Forming Association’s Internet of Things Experience for Manufacturers, visit their website.

About Automation Alley
Automation Alley is a World Economic Forum 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

The mission of Automation Alley is to position Michigan as a global leader in Industry 4.0 by helping our members increase revenue, reduce costs and think strategically during a time of rapid technological change.