RoboBusiness, the event that has pioneered and championed the robotics industry, has announced the full agenda for its 13th annual conference and expo, which will take place on Sept. 27 and 28, 2017, in Santa Clara, Calif. This year’s RoboBusiness conference program has a strong focus on helping attendees apply automation to their business needs.
In addition, new attractions and networking opportunities make this Silicon Valley event a must-see for anyone developing or using robotics, artificial intelligence, or unmanned systems.
This year’s noteworthy keynote lineup includes:
- Martin Buehler, executive R&D imaginer at Walt Disney Imagineering
- Melonee Wise, CEO of Fetch Robotics
- Tolga Kurtoglu, CEO of PARC – a Xerox Company
- A panel on robotics advances featuring executives from DHL, GE, Intel, and NASA
- A panel on AI including Accenture, Comet Labs, NVIDIA, PARC, and Stanford University
RoboBusiness 2017 has been carefully designed to meet the needs of the entire robotics ecosystem. In his Market Forecast, ABI Research’s Dan Kara will provide an overview of the state of global automation.
Both robotics industry professionals as well as end users seeking to adopt or scale up robotics within their organizations will find programming and special events tailored to address their unique challenges. From manufacturing and supply chain to healthcare and infrastructure, makers and users of robots and drones will find actionable advice across commercial verticals at the RoboBusiness conference.
RoboBusiness conference programming features thought leaders
Throughout the two-day conference at the Santa Clara Convention Center, top business leaders and technology experts will speak in the following topic tracks:
- Adopting and Implementing Robotics
- How to Get ROI From Robotics
- Robotics Nuts and Bolts for Your Business
- What Can AI and IoT Do for You?
The RoboBusiness Expo includes the Expo Theater and Startup U. stages featuring Q&As and live demonstrations throughout each day. Attendees can expect to see demos of Agility Robotics’ “Cassie” and Stanford University’s “Jackrabbot” as well as presentations by NASA, Qualcomm, the California Governor’s Office, and many others.
VC Office Hours, which match startups with investors through prescheduled appointments, will also take place on the Expo floor. In addition, exhibitors will show off new products, and attendees will be able to meet emerging companies in the Startup Zone.
The first day of RoboBusiness will close with the popular Pitchfire startup competition. This event will feature six standout robotics startups that will each have five minutes to pitch to a panel of investors and technology experts, as well as a packed room of attendees.
And due to the success of its inaugural year, the Chief Robotics Officer (CRO) Network Summit will precede RoboBusiness on Sept. 26. This exclusive half-day gathering is intended help executives share ideas around robotics adoption and enable current and aspiring CROs to network. The summit will prepare professionals for robotics technology management and present a vision of how the CRO role is growing.
About the RoboBusiness conference
Produced by Robotics Business Review and Robotics Trends, RoboBusiness is the pioneering event of the global robotics industry and the most important gathering of the year for those seeking to learn more about robotics and profit from the technology. For over 12 years, RoboBusiness has brought together thousands of executives, engineers, investors, startups, and robotics experts from around the world to learn from one another and build robotics strategies that they can immediately use to grow their businesses and stay ahead of the competition. Visit www.robobusiness.com.