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Factory Reboot is a podcast about technology’s role in manufacturing and how Industry 4.0 is transforming the future, from autonomous robotics to artificial intelligence. Host Tom Kelly, executive director of Automation Alley, chats with industry experts about the opportunities and challenges manufacturers face as they rethink, retool and reboot their factories for manufacturing’s next act: one that is smart and connected.

Guest: Mike Folster | Behco-MRM | 7/18/2017
Mike Folster, robotics product manager at Behco-MRM, a leading Michigan distributor of industrial automation applications, joins the podcast to discuss why we shouldn't fear automation.
Guest: Godfrey Nolan | RIIS LLC | 6/2/2017
In the wake of the global Wanna Cry ransomware attack, Automation Alley’s Tom Kelly chats with Godfrey Nolan of tech firm RIIS about the unique way his company protects itself from cyberattacks. The two also discuss first steps advanced manufacturers—and all companies—can take to avoid getting infected and how to create a ransomware rescue manual of their own.

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