Barbara Humpton, President & CEO of Siemens Corporation USA, will be a keynote speaker at Automate, sharing how digitalization has transformed manufacturing

Barbara HumptonDETROIT – President and CEO of Siemens USA Barbara Humpton will deliver a keynote address at Automate Wednesday, May 24 at 9 a.m., discussing how data can be used to simulate and optimize quality, cost, sustainability, and overall business success. Automate is the leading automation showcase in North America and is free to attend. 

Humpton guides Siemens in the U.S.—the company’s largest market, which employs approximately 45,000 people serving customers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico and generates $18.6 billion in revenue in 2022. 

“Siemens is a force in the industry, and, with a passion for diversity and STEM education, Barbara Humpton is an inspiration for future generations of industry leaders,” said Jeff Burnstein, president of A3. “We can’t wait to hear her thoughts on where we go next, what it will take to get there, and what key issues we as an industry will be confronting and managing along the way.”

There are four keynote addresses at this year’s automate, including: 

  • Tom Izzo, Michigan State University basketball coach: Monday, May 22, 9– 9:45 a.m.
  • Gregory Robinson, former director, NASA James Webb Space Telescope project: Tuesday, May 23, 9-9:45 a.m.
  • Barbara Humpton, president & CEO, Siemens Corporation USA: Wednesday, May 24, 9-9:45 a.m.
  • Jan Diekmann, technical account manager, Ericsson: Thursday, May 25, 9-9:45 a.m. 

Automate takes place May 22-25 in Detroit, and anyone who works with or is interested in automation can attend for free. Automate 2023 will be the biggest yet, featuring 300,000 square feet of exhibit space, 750+ exhibitors, 25,000 registrants, and valuable learning and networking opportunities. Attendees will see the latest in cutting-edge robotics, vision, artificial intelligence, motion control and related automation technologies.

In conjunction with the free show, the paid Automate Conference will feature accomplished industry professionals giving over 150 talks. Those looking to sharpen their skills or deepen their automation knowledge should sign up for these educational conference sessions to get practical solutions, discover the latest innovations or learn from real-world case studies. Conference attendees can also take advantage of Certified Vision Professional courses in basic and advanced tracks, and Certified Motion Control Professional - Basic courses culminating in an exam to secure professional certification (exam fees are separate).

Click here to register for free.

About The Association for Advancing Automation (A3)
The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) is the leading global advocate for the benefits of automating. A3 promotes automation technologies and ideas that transform the way business is done. Members of A3 represent more than 1,160 automation manufacturers, component suppliers, system integrators, end users, academic institutions, research groups and consulting firms that drive automation forward worldwide. 

A3 hosts a number of industry-leading events, including Automate (May 22-25, Detroit), the Robotic Grinding & Finishing Conference (July 25-26, Minneapolis), Autonomous Mobile Robots & Logistics Conference (October 4-5, Memphis, TN), the International Robot Safety Conference (October 9-11, Pittsburgh), the AI & Smart Automation Conference (October 10-11, Pittsburgh),  and the A3 Business Forum (January 15-17, 2024, Orlando, FL).


For More Information 
Jackie Rose 
Association for Advancing Automation
(734) 929-3264

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