Keynotes

Keynote talks are open to all registered Automate 2013 and ProMat attendees and exhibitors free of charge. You’ll need your show badge to gain entrance. We anticipate a large audience for both exciting talks, please allow yourself enough time to get in and get seated.

Monday, January 21 – 8:45-9:45 am

The Impact of Robotics on Economic Growth

 

Henrik Christensen, KUKA Chair of Robotics & Director of Robotics, Georgia Institute of Technology

Henrik Christensen

KUKA Chair of Robotics & Director of Robotics, Georgia Institute of Technology

A new wave of robotics has emerged that is revolutionizing manufacturing and distribution operations. Dr. Christensen will detail how these advances combined with core business drivers will help advance future economic growth.

Tuesday, January 22 – 8:45-9:45 am

Navigating the New Political Climate for Business Growth and Success

 

Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media

Steve Forbes

Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media

Steve Forbes assesses the impact of the newly inaugurated U.S. President on the future of the economy and business growth. Mr. Forbes will provide insights and strategic advice for business success. Always colorful and personal, this one-time presidential candidate gives commentary hard to find anywhere else.

 

Please join us for these free keynote addresses co-presented by Automate and ProMat.