Franco Bevione is an industrial engineer specialized in operational management of “multi-media” technology companies. He started his carrier in the 1990’s working for Euphon Group (IT:MCH) and managing some of its companies, in Italy and Spain, promoted to multi-media production following the first experiments of digital car configuration involving Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Lancia and Seat.
After spending some years in Spain, he went back to Italy in 2005 as general manager of the Italian technological research center “Virtual reality & Multi Media Park” where he stayed until founding Illogic in 2013 www.illogic-us. Illogic is now one of the leading companies in the world for Virtual Reality and Augmented reality solutions applied to Industry 4.0 processes (operations, maintenance and health, safety and Environment (HSE). In early, 2017, Franco was named the CEO of Wedoo LLC, the North American operation of Italy based Wedoo www.wedoo.it. Today, Wedoo continues to lead the industry in imagining, designing, producing and delivering car configurators for 10 automotive brands in 44 countries throughout the world with more than 500 virtual vehicle models fully built and delivered in using computer graphic imagery (CGI). During his career, Franco has led the design of strategy and implementation of technology-focused solutions for clients throughout the world.
Doris Block-Tomlinson is CEO and President of Danas, a value-added reseller of computer hardware and a system integrator of custom computing solutions targeting the military and manufacturing markets. Doris also consults for various clients on Contracts and Corporate Relations. In this role, she handles all contract and subcontract negotiations and ensures that Rave is strategically aligned with OEM technology partners. Doris joined RAVE Computer in 2002 as the Director of Marketing and eventually moved to the Vice President of Marketing, where she had overall responsibility for the corporation’s strategic marketing, corporate communications policies, executive communications, corporate identity programs and public relations. Additionally, she led the advertising and brand strategy for the organization. Prior to RAVE, Doris served as the U.S. Americas Marketing Manager for Sun Microsystems. In this capacity, Doris handled corporate events for the Americas including tradeshows, and various internal and external communication functions.
Doris has an undergraduate degree from Lawrence Technology from the College of Engineering
Previously in his career as marketing director for companies such as Biker Bob’s Harley-Davidson, RAVE Computer and the Acme Group (Industrial Textiles) as well as for clients such as Ford Motor Company, Republic Bancorp and Detroit Institute of Arts, “Couch” has developed and successfully implemented audacious marketing programs, gaining a background that prepared him well for his latest entrepreneurial venture: LivePicture (Http://www.live-picture.com).
Beginning with a focus on giving visitors to a trade show exhibit an “experience” rather than a view of static visuals, the company has expanded to digital signage, Augmented & Virtual Reality and 360-degree VR Video. In 2017, LivePicture was named as one of the Southfield Chambers’ “Innovators of the Year.”
He has also created an online workforce academy called STEAMBOX. It serves to create a competency-based curriculum and apprenticeships in machine learning, artificial intelligence, virtualized simulation & training, 3D visualization applications, augmented and virtual reality. He serves as an in-house instructor as well!
Stephen is passionate about education, art and business transformation. He serves currently on the boards of the VRARA Detroit Chapter as Vice President, as well as Communications Director for the AUSA Arsenal of Democracy Chapter.
He is married and lives in Sterling Heights, MI with his wife, Deanna Love. He has two sons, two insane dogs, and two cats who diligently try to take over the world. In his spare time, he travels, is a technology geek, builds his development computers and is an admirer of food and wine.