May 6–9, 2024 · Chicago, Illinois, USA

Industry experts. Live interviews. In-booth conversations. Be a part of the Automate 2024 virtual experience—on the show floor and online.

Be A Speaker


Elevate your presence in the automation universe with Automate LIVE 2024! Put your industry leaders on center stage at Automate in a dynamic showcase of insights, inspiration, and success stories. The stage is yours – decide the topic, and captivate our audience LIVE on A3 LinkedIn and YouTube channels and throughout McCormick Place from May 6-9. Check out our offerings below and email Dean to book your spot today!



Put your company in the spotlight and help others understand what’s possible with automation. Automate LIVE is your platform to share insights, success stories and have fun talking about automation. You will receive a full copy of the interview after the LIVE broadcast to over 100K followers.



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Jimmy Carroll
TECH B2B Marketing

Jimmy Carroll is the Vice President of Operations at TECH B2B Marketing. Jimmy has a background of more than 15 years in publishing and media, including the role of Editor in Chief of Vision Systems Design, a machine vision and imaging resource for engineers and integrators worldwide. He brings extensive knowledge and curiosity about the ways industrial automation technologies can solve problems and enjoys talking with new and interesting people about it.


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Ali Gilpin
Automation Ladies

Ali G was born in Mexico. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering from Rose Hulman Institute of Technology. Before starting her own engineering company she spent 10 years in engineering. She started in process engineering and then transitioned to controls. She was part of a greenfield build early in her career and learned how procurement works. She eventually went on to run a UL508a panel shop and spent years traveling the US starting up burner and gas train control applications. Today she provides controls engineering services across the US through her company Process and Controls Engineering LLC. She also Founded the 501c3 Non Profit Kids PLC Kits to expose the younger generations to real industrial controls.


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Nikki Gonzales
Automation Ladies

Nikki Gonzales was born in Iceland. After graduating from the University of Texas she started her career as a sales engineer in machine vision and mechatronics where she spent 10 years in the field implementing and supporting automation solutions in a variety of industries. She then transitioned to the design side of engineering with multi-physics simulation for virtual prototyping, and later jumped into the world of tech startups applying big data and AI to the supply chain for accurate forecasting and inventory optimization. Today she is Head of Partnerships at Quotebeam - a procurement and workflow automation platform for the industrial automation community. She also serves as a member of the board of directors of Process & Controls Engineering LLC and as an advisor to various startups in the industrial tech space.


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Jake Hall
The Manufacturing Millenial

Jake Hall, known as the Manufacturing Millennial, is an advocate for automation, robotics, and the future worker by helping revolutionize the way people and companies present through social media and adopt new technology. Jake ignites conversations about the latest in automation and technology to excite the current and future workforce on innovation.


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Winn Hardin
TECH B2B Marketing

Winn Hardin is the Founder and Managing Director of TECH B2B Marketing. Winn’s areas of expertise include telecommunications, lasers, imaging, robotics, semiconductors, aerospace, government, defense, and security. He has served as Editor and Publisher for newspapers, trade magazines, and B2B online communities, as well as published analyst reports through SAE International, Insight Media, Frost & Sullivan, and NanoMarkets. Winn brings a unique and comprehensive understanding of the industrial automation space and loves talking tech.


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Chris Luecke
Manufacturing Happy Hour

Chris Luecke is a Podcaster, Marketer, and Content Creator in the manufacturing industry and the host of the top-ranked podcast Manufacturing Happy Hour. Described as "TEDx meets 'How It's Made," Manufacturing Happy Hour goes beyond the buzzwords and dissects real-life applications and success stories through candid interviews with executives, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders. To date, Chris has interviewed over 200 leaders in the industrial sector in an effort to simplify and explore the latest trends and technologies impacting modern manufacturers.


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Jana Martin
Media Production Manager, A3

Jana Martin has been creating engaging interviews since the beginning of her career as a Producer for a non-partisan public affairs television show in 2012. Since then she has been a host, on-air producer, and guest on many shows in many different industries from music to endurance training to technology and now in automation and robotics. In the last 12 years, she has engaged with thousands of thought leaders from C-level industry experts and Grammy-nominated artists to leading politicians from around the world.


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Ann Wyatt
Workforce 4.0

As a manufacturing industry influencer, Ann Wyatt is passionate about recruiting and workforce development. Ann has experience speaking and advocating for creative workforce development initiatives, recruiting and the lasting retention of the manufacturing workforce and analyzing how technology is influencing the future of work. Ann Wyatt is the President of Ann Wyatt Recruiting and the host of the Workforce 4.0 podcast.


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Your Favorite Influencer

You might notice a few new names on the list this year! We are excited to be working with new faces and voices at Automate LIVE. If there is someone in particular you think would be a great fit as a host at the Automate LIVE desk, don’t hesitate to nominate them as a possible host!

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