Equity and Opportunity in a Software-First Mindset: The Mission of Automation Alley

A new emerging economy is emerging in Detroit, MI. This emergence finds its roots
embedded in Detroit’s manufacturing past. This rich history is about to be resurrected
through advanced automation. Companies like Automation Alley, a not-for-profit industry
4.0 Knowledge Center and home of the US Center for the World Economic Forum
Advanced Manufacturing aim to lead this effort to bring Detroit back into a global world
leadership position in manufacturing. And with visionary leaders like Pavan Muzumdar,
COO of Automation Alley, on board, these lofty goals could put Michigan back on top
Better sooner than later.

DisruptED podcast hosts Ron J Stefanski and Dr. Caesar turned theirs
Attention to Muzumdar for their latest episode in DisruptED’s Advanced Manufacturing
Series to learn more about Automation Alley’s mission. Stefanski recognizes Muzumdar as a bright and luminous brainstorm and cause
he knows about Brainiacs; They are disruptors who know how to get things done. Quiet,
Getting things done doesn’t happen overnight; it is a journey, a muzumdar was happy about it

“My backstory is that I was born and raised in India,” Muzumdar said. “Lucky
come from a family where education is one of the most important things you can do. my
Father was a doctor, and my mother was very interested in education. She didn’t necessarily do that
have formal degrees, but both were interested in education. For me it was natural that we
would be educated.”

Alongside Muzumdar’s Road to Automation Alley, Stefanski and Mickens Jr.
with him:

• The mentors who have supported Muzumdar throughout his career

• The transformation of Automation Alley into an Industry 4.0 knowledge center it
is today

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• Automation Alley’s mission for justice and opportunity

“As we started to delve deeper and deeper into Industry 4.0, we realized that there are
much, much greater opportunities to go that route,” Muzumdar said. “And it’s not that
almost a technological renaissance; it’s actually about being fundamental
capable of changing society.”

Pavan Muzumdar is an engineer, author and COO. He describes his job
Travel anything but linear. From the early days of his career he worked for Cambridge
Technology Partners in the 1990s, Muzumdar branched out as CEO of MV Software.
Eventually, his journey led him to found Pieris Capital, bridging the gap
World of investment banking and management consulting. This vision led to the
Foundation of Revalue and PCS Insight a few years later. As COO of Automation Alley,
Muzumdar aims to improve Southeast Michigan’s global competitiveness and
to advance this region as a high-tech powerhouse at the forefront of global innovation.

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