Covid-19 Impact: Insights from World Economic Forum and Automation Alley

Covid-19 Impact: Insights from World Economic Forum and Automation Alley

Sponsored Content’s latest audio interview features Cynthia Hutchinson, Vice President of Michigan-based Automation Alley.  Ms. Hutchinson is responsible for managing the nonprofit association’s membership portfolio of 1,000-plus technology and manufacturing businesses across Michigan, enhancing the overall member experience and helping members succeed during the digital transformation known as Industry 4.0 features Daron Gifford.  Mr. Gifford is Partner, Strategy Consulting Services Leader, Automotive Industry Leader, and Commercial Due Diligence Services Leader for Plante Moran. Mr. Gifford is also one of the automotive industry’s leading experts.


In the 11-minute Audio Interview, Ms. Hutchinson discusses these questions:

  • Can you give us some background on Automation Alley’s relationship with the World Economic Forum.
  • What was the purpose of the piece created by the global AMHUB network?
  • How did COVID-19 responses vary among the different manufacturing hubs? How were they similar?
  • What lessons can we learn from this crisis as it related to manufacturing globally and how can we avoid future disruptions?
  • What is Automation Alley doing locally to help the manufacturing industry prepare for a second wave and future disruptions?
  • And shares her final thoughts

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