Tom Kelly is a globally recognized expert on Industry 4.0 and its impact on business. Kelly oversees strategic planning and all ongoing activities for the organization, including programs and services designed to help businesses increase revenue, reduce costs and make strategic decisions during a time of rapid technological change.
He has actively coached more than 300 technology startups in advanced automotive, life sciences, homeland security, and alternative energy industries. He has served on the Canadian National Research Council’s Peer Review Committee and is a current member of the World Economic Forum’s Advanced Manufacturing Hub Working Group, the National Research Committee’s Peer Review Committee, and is a board member of the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center and the Jackson Area Manufacturers Association.
Automation Alley is a World Economic Forum Advanced Manufacturing Hub (AMHUB) for North America and a nonprofit Industry 4.0 knowledge center with a global outlook and a regional focus. It facilitates public-private partnerships by connecting industry, education and government to fuel Michigan’s economy.