NCMS Sr. VP Rebecca Taylor to speak at new Industry 4.0 conference, Integr8™, Nov. 9 in Detroit

Rebecca Taylor, Sr. VP of NCMS will be speaking at Integr8™, a new cross-discipline global conference focused on Industry 4.0 technologies, Nov. 9 in Detroit. The conference, the first of its kind to tackle the integration of the eight technologies currently disrupting the manufacturing industry, is being hosted by Automation Alley.

Rebecca will be sharing her expertise in cybersecurity for IT/OT, one of eight technologies associated with Industry 4.0, also known as the fourth industrial revolution.

“As Michigan’s leading technology and manufacturing business association, Automation Alley is proud to present this one-of-a-kind global gathering, which comes at a pivotal time for the manufacturing industry,” said Tom Kelly, Automation Alley’s executive director and CEO. “Our goal in developing Integr8™ was to create a global event centered around the people and technologies shaping our future. Integr8™ is about Industry 4.0 education, but it’s also a call to action for manufacturers as they keep pace with rapid change on their factory floors.”

Integr8™ will advance attendees’ knowledge and understanding of Industry 4.0 and will help companies enhance their global competitiveness. It is expected to attract 500 manufacturing and technology professionals from across the region and the world to discuss cybersecurity, big data and artificial intelligence, additive manufacturing, advanced materials, robotics, the Industrial Internet of Things, cloud computing and modeling, simulation and visualization.

“Scalable, multi-level cyber security is essential to realize the full potential of knowledge-based smart manufacturing, and methods for securing these systems against cyber-attack are vital for US manufacturers to maintain their competitive posture.” Rebecca Taylor said

Integr8™ will take place Nov. 9, from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. Attendees will enjoy breakfast and lunch keynote presentations, a technology expo featuring the latest in cutting-edge technologies and breakout sessions focused on advancements in manufacturing, how to overcome obstacles to adoption, financial ROI and blueprints for successful Industry 4.0 implementation.

In addition to Rebecca, speakers will include world-renowned manufacturing experts and Industry 4.0 thought leaders.

For a complete list of speakers, as well as registration and sponsorship information, visit


About NCMS

The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, a large cross industry collaborative research and development consortium in North America, is dedicated to driving innovation in commercial, defense, robotics and environmentally sustainable manufacturing. NCMS’ vast experience in the formation and management of complex, multi-partner collaborative R&D programs, is backed by corporate members representing virtually every manufacturing sector.

For more information on NCMS, visit

About Automation Alley

Integr8™ is presented by Automation Alley, Michigan’s leading nonprofit technology and manufacturing business association, connecting industry, academia and government to fuel Southeast Michigan’s economy and accelerate innovation. The mission of Automation Alley is to position Southeast Michigan as a global leader in Industry 4.0 by helping members increase revenue, reduce costs and think strategically as they keep pace with rapid technological changes in manufacturing.

Media Contact:

NCMS Communications Director Pam Hurt