The A3 Business Forum is taking place February 3-5, 2016 at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort in Orlando, Florida USA and Applied Robotics VP, Director of Engineering, Stefan Casey and Kevin Drummond, Director, Sales & Marketing will be there. More than 500 global leaders from the robotics, machine vision, motion controls, motors, and other automation industries are expected to attend, for the industry’s largest networking event of the year.
Among the featured speakers are James Kuffner, Director, Google Robotics; John Markoff, Senior Writer, New York Times, and author of the upcoming book Machines of Loving Grace: The Quest for Common Ground Between Humans and Robots; Luke Williams, Associate Professor of Innovation at NYU’s Stern School of Business and author of Disrupt: Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business; Robin Murphy, Raytheon Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Faculty Fellow, Texas A&M; Dennis Snow, formerly with the Disney Institute and author of Lessons From the Mouse: A Guide for Applying Disney World’s Secrets of Success to Your Organization, Your Career, and Your Life; and Alan Beaulieu, Principal, ITR Economics and co-author of the recent book Prosperity in The Age of Decline: How to Lead Your Business and Preserve Wealth Through the Coming Business Cycles.
“The A3 Business Forum has become the world’s leading annual networking event for automation professionals,” said Jeff Burnstein, President of A3. “Attending the Forum is a tremendous way to gain business insights that help companies become more successful, as well as networking with potential suppliers, partners, and customers.”
In addition to business presentations, the Forum features breakout sessions on specific topics related to technologies impacting the robotics, vision, and motion control and motors industries.
“One of the reasons the Forum is always our top rated event of the year is the blend of business and technology issues we cover,” said Burnstein. “One of the many topics I’m really looking forward to hearing about focuses on search and rescue robots. The recent DARPA Robotics Challenge really highlighted the advances we’re seeing in developing robots to assist in situations such as the Fukushima nuclear disaster.”