Mike Haines has 3 decades of experience on the cutting edge of machine automation. Mike began on the plant floor for Uniroyal, optimizing workflow. He was intrigued by the idea of "lights-out operation", believing that the factory should be sufficiently automated that it can operate without light. He then moved to IBM and engaged with the technical side of corporate automation. He moved from there into IIoT and Machine Learning. His goal, through Well Checked, is to bring the same level of hands-off automation to the oilfield that is standard on plant floors across America.