Vice President of Business Development, Boston Dynamics
Michael Perry is the Vice President of Business Development at Boston Dynamics, where he leads the company’s efforts to identify market fit for the next generation of highly mobile robots. Previously, he worked at DJI, the world leader in drone technology. Perry has a bachelor’s degree in Chinese and government studies from the University of Texas at Austin.
Session Moderator - Dr. Francois Laborie
President, Cognite North America
Francois Laborie runs Cognite's operations in North America, including offices in Houston and Austin, Texas. Previously, he managed Cognite’s overall marketing activities as Chief Marketing Officer. He spent the preceding 11 years with software company Vizrt, where he served as COO and CCO, responsible for all commercial and operational activities. Laborie has a Ph.D. from the Toulouse Computer Science Research Institute.
The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we work forever. For some, it has accelerated the path to digital transformation by requiring them to adopt technologies that support remote work capabilities. For others, it has derailed digitalization plans, leaving them scrambling to catch up. It has also exposed how reliable we are on humans to perform some critical industrial operations.
Many tasks in industry are perfect for robots. They are repetitive and boring, located in hazardous or remote environments, and require a great deal of manual data collection. So what does the future of work in the industry look like?
In this session, we’ll sit down with Boston Dynamics, a world leader in mobile robots, to discuss how robotics will shape the industry going forward, what tasks robots can do better than humans, and where they will never be able to replace us.