Summit Keynote

Measuring Total Cost: Can Automation Make U.S. Manufacturing Competitive?

Hint: It’s All About Talent!

Rosemary Coates

Rosemary Coates is the Executive Director of the Reshoring Institute and has been a management consultant for 25 years. She is an expert on Industry 4.0 and how advancements in technology will drive manufacturing back to America. She is an best-selling author of five books on supply chain management, as well as an expert witness for cases involving global manufacturing. Ms. Coates teaches Global Supply Chain Strategy at U.C. Berkeley Extension and travels worldwide speaking to global audiences. She earned a Master of Business Administration from University of San Diego and a Bachelor of Science in Business from Arizona State University.




Registration | Exhibits | Networking



Welcome | Keynote



Dinner | Speaker



Hosted Happy Hour | Exhibits | Networking









Evening Speaker

Cultural Transformation 

How an Old Company Learned New Tricks

Learn how AB&I Foundry executives worked with KeenAlignment experts to shape and guide a constructive culture where affiliation, results, self-actualization and humanistic behavior is an everyday norm. By empowering business leaders and team members in the distinction of being responsible and operating in collaboration, engagement, and innovation, they re-engineered key elements of the human system and leadership operating style to elevate performance and align behavior to core values.

Margaret Graziano

Magi Graziano engages audiences with her passionate and insightful philosophies on how to engage people and inspire teams. She is the Chief Evangelist for KeenAlignment, a global people optimization consultancy firm, specializing in enabling high-achievement corporate cultures. KeenAlignment is an Inc. 5000 award recipient, being recognized as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America.

Michael Lowe

Michael Lowe has 10 years of experience in manufacturing. He is the General Manager for AB&I Foundry, and previously served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing.  Lowe received his MBA from St. Mary’s College of California.

Breakout Sessions & Industry Leaders

AMBayArea Summit 2019 will feature even more breakout sessions than last year! Attend two breakout sessions, and choose from more than 8 speakers and topics.



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Event Directions & Parking

Chabot Space & Science Center
10000 Skyline Boulevard
Oakland, Ca 94619

Chabot Space & Science Center is located in Oakland within Redwood Regional Park. From Highway 13, take the Joaquin Miller exit. Turn left at Monterey Blvd and take the 1st left onto Lincoln Ave. Continue onto Joaquin Miller Rd then turn left at the Skyline Blvd traffic light. Take Skyline 1.5 miles to the Center. Turn right into the driveway at the sign.

Free onsite parking