2016 Speakers

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David Abbink
David Abbink

Associate Professor
TU Delft Robotics Institute

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Modar Alaoui
Modar Alaoui

Founder & CEO
Eyeris

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​Will Allen, HP Fellow & VP
​Will Allen, HP Fellow & VP

​Inventor and Innovator
​HP Inc.

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Vinod Baya, Ph.D
Vinod Baya, Ph.D

Director
PwC Center for Technology & Innovation

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Bob Bollinger
Bob Bollinger

Beauty Robotics Section Head
Procter & Gamble

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Josh Bond
Josh Bond

Senior Editor, Modern Materials Handling
Peerless Media LLC

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Marco Borunda
Marco Borunda

Distribution Center and Facility Maintenance Manager
Arrow Fastener, LLC

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Mark Bünger
Mark Bünger

Research Director
Lux Research

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Dr. James Canton
Dr. James Canton

CEO & Chairman
Institute for Global Futures

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Sachin Chitta
Sachin Chitta

Founder & CEO
Kinema Systems Inc.

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Eric Cowan
Eric Cowan

Industry 4.0 Manager
Continental Automotive Systems

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Steve Crowe
Steve Crowe

Managing Editor
Robotics Trends Media

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Al Dekin
Al Dekin

Senior Vice President of Sales
Locus Robotics Corporation

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Ted Dengel
Ted Dengel

Managing Director, Operations Technology
FedEx Ground

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Tim DeRosett
Tim DeRosett

Vice President - Industrial Automation
Aethon, Inc.

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Mark Donovan
Mark Donovan

Senior Marketing Manager in the Business Line Position Sensors
AMS

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Bob Doyle
Bob Doyle

Director of Communications
A3

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Simon Drexler
Simon Drexler

Director, Industrial Solutions
OTTO Motors, a division of Clearpath

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Sanjeev Dutta, MD MBA
Sanjeev Dutta, MD MBA

Vice President, Medical Devices
Johnson & Johnson

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Lior Elazary
Lior Elazary

Chairman & CEO
inViaRobotics, Inc.

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Denise Fafette
Denise Fafette

Co-founder and COO
Cubit

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Brandon Farwell
Brandon Farwell

Partner
Frontier Tech Venture Capital

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Tim Fielding
Tim Fielding

Product Development Manager
MDA Corporation

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Carolin Funk
Carolin Funk

Director of Venture Technology
next47, a Siemens company

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Michael Garrod
Michael Garrod

CTO
BlackDog Robotics

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Joe Gazzarato
Joe Gazzarato

Engineering Director
FANUC America Corporation

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Jason Gouw
Jason Gouw

Co-founder & CEO
Cubit

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Tom Green
Tom Green

Editor in Chief
Robotics Business Review

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Kimberly Hambuchen, Ph. D.
Kimberly Hambuchen, Ph. D.

Deputy Project Manager, Human Robotic Systems
NASA Johnson Space Center

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Terry Hannon
Terry Hannon

Chief Marketing Officer
Omron Adept Technologies, Inc.

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Martial Hebert
Martial Hebert

Director, The Robotics Institute
Carnegie Mellon University

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Scott Huennekens
Scott Huennekens

Chairman, President & CEO
Verb Surgical

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Arshad Hisham
Arshad Hisham

Founder & CEO
InGen Dynamics Inc.

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Zoltan Istvan
Zoltan Istvan

2016 Transhumanist Party
US Presidential Candidate

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Dan Kara
Dan Kara

Research Director, Robotics
ABI Research

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Gareth Keane
Gareth Keane

Investment Manger
Qualcomm Ventures

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Tim Kelch
Tim Kelch

Lead Software Integration Engineer
JR Automation Technologies

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Adam Kell
Adam Kell

Portfolio Director
Comet Labs

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Tom Knauer
Tom Knauer

VP Marketing
Omron STI

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Valery Komissarova
Valery Komissarova

Business Development Director
Grishin Robotics

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James Kuffner
James Kuffner

Chief Technology Officer
Toyota Research Institute

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Kyle Landry
Kyle Landry

Research Associate
Lux Research

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Jim Lawton
Jim Lawton

Chief Product and Marketing Officer
Rethink Robotics

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Michael Loughlin
Michael Loughlin

Director
nelmia Robotics Insight

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Marco Mascorro
Marco Mascorro

Co-founder & CEO
Fellow Robots

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Maja Matarić
Maja Matarić

Prof of CS, Neurosci, & Pediatrics/Founder/CSO
USC/Embodied, Inc.

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Tony Melanson
Tony Melanson

Vice President Marketing
Aethon, Inc.

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Oliver Mitchell
Oliver Mitchell

Partner
Autonomy Ventures

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Todd Mozer
Todd Mozer

President/CEO
Sensory, Inc.

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Bob Mullins
Bob Mullins

Vice President, Sales
Harmonic Drive

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Poul Martin Møller
Poul Martin Møller

Chief Robotics Officer
Region of Southern Denmark

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Mike Oitzman
Mike Oitzman

Founder
The Market Spec Group

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Maryanna Saenko
Maryanna Saenko

Partner
Airbus Ventures

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Hiro Saijou
Hiro Saijou

CEO
Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley

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Alexander Schepelmann
Alexander Schepelmann

Principal Robotics Engineer
HEBI Robotics

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Moshe Schwimmer
Moshe Schwimmer

Innovation Catalyst
Siemens PLM Software

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David Sellner
David Sellner

Lead Project Manager of Supply Chain Engineering
Target Corporation

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Ted Smith
Ted Smith

Senior Field Application Engineer
Monolithic Power Systems

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Georg Stieler
Georg Stieler

Managing Director Asia
STM China

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Asuman Sünbül
Asuman Sünbül

Senior Director
SAP Labs

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Tim Swift
Tim Swift

Founder, CEO
Roam

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Jason Sydow
Jason Sydow

Partner
next47, a Siemens company

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Hanns Tappeiner
Hanns Tappeiner

Co-founder & President
Anki

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Frank Tobe
Frank Tobe

Editor/Publisher
The Robot Report

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Craig Tomita
Craig Tomita

Area Sales Manager, West
Universal Robots USA, Inc.

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Mel Torrie
Mel Torrie

CEO/Founder
Autonomous Solutions, Inc.

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Chris Vacca
Chris Vacca

Manufacturing Innovation Director
Nike, Inc.

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Kevin Vliet
Kevin Vliet

Vice President, Network Engineering and Automation
Target Corporation

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Mitchell Weiss
Mitchell Weiss

Chief Technology Officer
Seegrid

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Bruce Welty
Bruce Welty

Founder/Chairman
Quiet Logistics

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Martijn Wisse
Martijn Wisse

Professor
TU Delft Robotics Institute

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Mel Wolfgang
Mel Wolfgang

Senior Partner and Managing Director
The Boston Consulting Group

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Justin Woo
Justin Woo

Developer Evangelist
Jibo

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Aldo Zini
Aldo Zini

President & CEO
Aethon, Inc.

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