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Cybersecurity, venture capital and STEM education on the M2 TechCast today

ROYAL OAK – The Monday, April 17 edition of the M2 TechCast podcast has a jam-packed schedule of tech news. Here’s the lineup:

* At 3 p.m. Eastern time, Yan Ness, CEO of Ann Arbor-based Online Tech Inc., will announce a new merger for his managed services company.

* At 3:15 p.m., Mark Dreyer Sr., senior consultant at Novi-based IT consultants Red Level, will review his recent presentation at the Microsoft Cyber Security Summit.

* At 3:30 p.m.,  Emily Heintz, associate director of the Michigan Venture Capital Association, will discuss the recently released 2017 Michigan Venture Capital Report, which showed increased support for tech startups in Michigan.

* And at at 3:45 p.m., Selin Arslan, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Lawrence Technological University, will discuss the success of Blue Devil Motorsports, the university’s SAE racing teams, and how the program fits into the university’s STEM-focused education.

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Social Media, LTU Outreach, High Tech Manufacturing, Cybersecurity on March 20 M2 TechCast

ROYAL OAK — Hope for more STEM students in the future and worries about the nation’s power grid are among the highlights to be broadcast live over the internet on the Monday, March 20 M2 TechCast.

The show begins at 3 p.m. Eastern time with Melih Oztalay of Inbound Marketing. He’ll discuss how web site marketability, content marketing, and social media marketing intersect.

At 3:15, Sibrina Collins, director of the Lawrence Technological University Marburger STEM Center will discuss LTU’s recent K-12 outreach events and an upcoming Science and Technology Showcase for science and biomedical engineering (BME) majors.

At 3:30, Jeff Hall from Siemens will talk about the Manufacturing in America conference, March 22-23 at the Renaissance Center.

The show wraps up at 3:45 with cybersecurity expert Dan Lohrmann, discussing hacker threats to the nation’s power grid.

The M2 TechCast airs live on the internet from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern time each Monday at http://www.podcastdetroit.com. And you can listen to past episodes by clicking on http://www.podcastdetroit.com/artist/mi-tech-cast/.

The M2 TechCast is hosted by Mike Brennan, founder and publisher of Michigan Technology News, http://www.mitechnews.com, and Matt Roush, director of the university news bureau at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield. Both have covered high-tech in Michigan as journalists for more than 20 years.

The M2 TechCast is part of Podcast Detroit, a network of more than 50 locally produced podcasts on a wide variety of topics, anchored by IT in the D. the nation’s No. 1 tech podcast, which regularly draws more than 500,000 listeners a week. IT in the D airs live Monday nights from 9 to 11 p.m. Eastern time.

Tech Startups, Co-Working On M2 TechCast

ROYAL OAK — A lineup of small business and entrepreneurship experts will provide the latest information on a wide variety of business topics on the Monday, Feb. 27 edition of the M2 TechCast podcast.

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New LTU Incubator, Science Center, SBAM On Monday’s M2 TechCast

ROYAL OAK – The M2 TechCast podcast will launch two new segments with its Monday, Feb. 6 program.

In the first new segment, Tonya Matthews, director of the Michigan Science Center, kicks off her STEM education focused segment. She’ll be visiting the TechCast monthly.

Also a future regular guest is Michael Rogers, communications director for the Small Business Association of Michigan, who will talk about SBAM and the products and services it offers Michigan’s business community.

Also on the show to talk about the new Lawrence Technological University Design Incubator and co-working space – at LTU’s new Detroit Center for Design + Technology at 4219 Woodward Ave. in Midtown Detroit – will be Christopher Stefani, the incubator’s director. The center provides working and meeting space for entrepreneurs in the creative fields.

Rounding out the show will be Greg Doyle from Tech248, the Oakland County-based tech business group, talking about the new Oakland Entrepreneurs Alliance.

The M2 TechCast airs live on the internet from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern time each Monday at http://www.podcastdetroit.com. And you can listen to past episodes by clicking on http://www.podcastdetroit.com/artist/mi-tech-cast/.

The M2 TechCast is hosted by Mike Brennan, founder and publisher of Michigan Technology News, http://www.mitechnews.com, and Matt Roush, director of the university news bureau at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield. Both have covered high-tech in Michigan as journalists for more than 20 years.

The M2 TechCast is part of Podcast Detroit, a network of more than 50 locally produced podcasts on a wide variety of topics, anchored by IT in the D. the nation’s No. 1 tech podcast, which regularly draws more than 500,000 listeners a week. IT in the D airs live Monday nights from 9 to 11 p.m. Eastern time.

 

A tech nerd’s view of the North American International Auto Show

DETROIT — Yep, it’s back again. It’s New Year’s, and that means the North American International Auto Show is once again being held at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit.

More than 5,000 journalists from all over the world are being hosted Monday and Tuesday during Press Preview Days. On Wednesday and Thursday, thousands more industry figures will be there for Industry Preview Days. The annual Charity Preview takes place Friday, and the show opens to the public Saturday, running through Jan. 22.

For more information on the show, visit http://www.naias.com.

Here are the pictures I took Monday, with commentary, on what’s up on the show floor.

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Some honest to goodness dreamboats from Alfa Romeo

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BMW’s electric supercar, the i8. Behind it is the much more modest and affordable, but still cool, i3.
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Thousands attended Ford’s press conference in a practically unrecognizable Joe Louis Arena. The automaker cosponsored a major conference on the city of tomorrow Monday at the JLA space as well.

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A new electric Ford cab.
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Ford Motor Co. executive chairman Bill Ford
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Ford CEO Mark Fields
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An illustration of the city of tomorrow in the 100-foot Ford oval screen high over Joe Louis Arena.
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Ford, Fields and (back to camera) journalist Walter Isaacson discuss the problems of the city of tomorrow.

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The Michelin Media Center, which takes over the Riverfront Grand Ballroom at Cobo for press preview days. Unlimited fountain Coke Zero is a true danger to this reporter. By midafternoon I was vibrating like a tuning fork.
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A 1950s Chevy Nomad graced the press lounge area.

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That’s a Mercedes? OK then.

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The North American Car of the Year, the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt, featuring 200-mile range. Auto officials say EVs with 300 to 350-mile range are not far off. So much for range anxiety.
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A new Chevy Traverse.
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This nifty fold-up flat screen is part of the new Traverse.

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Ford gets into the mini-SUV game with the EcoSport, due out in 2018.

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The Roush P-51 edition of the Ford Mustang. A mere 727 hp. I can almost hear the cell doors clanging shut behind me. But it would be fun while it lasted.

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A truly weird car of tomorrow at the ZF display. A rock garden on the dashboard and a keyboard instead of a steering wheel.

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This Nissan concept has the ultimate in suicide doors.

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The Nissan Rogue Sport, a new small SUV from the Japanese carmaker led by Carlos Ghosn.
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A Mercedes-Benz hybrid-electric propulsion system
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Chatting up the crowd at the Lawrence Tech booth in the Cobo Center atrium.

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The VR system at the LTU booth lets you walk around a virtual auto design lab.

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Our Vanishing Americana Dept.: The auto show spokesmodel.

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Yeah, the Acura supercar. If I picked the right six numbers some week, I just might.

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M2 TechCast Features Cybersecurity, Tech Startups

ROYAL OAK — A look at cybersecurity trends for 2017, help for tech entrepreneurs, and a look at how legal cannabis could help the state’s budget woes.

That’s the lineup for the Monday, Dec. 19 M2 TechCast, live on the internet at 3 p.m. Eastern time today at http://www.podcastdetroit.com.

The show will kick off with Keith Brophy, state director of the Michigan Small Business Development Centers, with a special guest entrepreneur helped by his SBA-based organization.

Next, Peter Schwartz from East Lansing-based software developers Supported Intelligence will discuss a report that shows how legalized cannabis sales could generate a lot of tax revenue for Michigan.

In Segment Three, Irene Spanos, director of economic development and community affairs for Oakland County, will explain the results of the 2016 Oakland County Economic Report.

The show will wrap up with cybersecurity expert Dan Lohrmann, who  will provide his Cyber Year in Review and cyber predictions for 2017.

Today’s show will be the last one of 2016 for the M2 TechCast, which is taking a two-week holiday break. The TechCast will return Monday, July 9 with a special show focused on mobile technology being displayed at the North American International Auto Show.

The M2 TechCast airs live on the internet from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern time each Monday at http://www.podcastdetroit.com. And you can listen to past episodes by clicking on http://www.podcastdetroit.com/artist/mi-tech-cast/.

The M2 TechCast is hosted by Mike Brennan, founder and publisher of Michigan Technology News, http://www.mitechnews.com, and Matt Roush, director of the university news bureau at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield. Both have covered high-tech in Michigan as journalists for more than 20 years.

The M2 TechCast is part of Podcast Detroit, a network of more than 50 locally produced podcasts on a wide variety of topics, anchored by IT in the D. the nation’s No. 1 tech podcast, which regularly draws more than 500,000 listeners a week. IT in the D airs live Monday nights from 9 to 11 p.m. Eastern time.

M2 TechCast To Feature Drone Law Update, Cyber Security, and More

ROYAL OAK — The Monday, Nov. 21 edition of the M2 TechCast podcast will feature an update on drone law, cybersecurity, a new video news operation at Automation Alley, and help for entrepreneurs from a state agency.

Guests will include Mark Becker, a partner at the Grand Rapids and Detroit IT firm C/D/H, speaking on cybersecurity and attacks on the internet.

Tom Kelly, executive director of Automation Alley, will talk about a new video news partnership between the Alley and  MITechNews.com.

Keith Brophy, state director of the Michigan Small Business  Development Center, will interview a company owner helped by MISBDC.

Finally, Traverse City attorney and drone law expert Enrico Schaefer, who operates http://www.dronelaw.pro, will update a story about a drone operator who was arrested for flying over a Trump rally.

The M2 TechCast airs live on the internet from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern time each Monday at http://www.podcastdetroit.com. And you can listen to past episodes by clicking on http://www.podcastdetroit.com/artist/mi-tech-cast/.

The M2 TechCast is hosted by Mike Brennan, founder and publisher of Michigan Technology News, http://www.mitechnews.com, and Matt Roush, director of the university news bureau at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield. Both have covered high-tech in Michigan as journalists for more than 20 years.

The M2 TechCast is part of Podcast Detroit, a network of more than 50 locally produced podcasts on a wide variety of topics, anchored by IT in the D. the nation’s No. 1 tech podcast, which regularly draws more than 500,000 listeners a week. IT in the D airs live Monday nights from 9 to 11 p.m. Eastern time.

Today’s M2 TechCast: LTU Entrepreneurial Engineers, Trump Tax Plans, IT Services and more

ROYAL OAK — The Monday, Nov. 14 edition of the M2 TechCast will feature another great lineup of guests talking all things tech and entrepreneurship.

The show will open with Cristi L. Bell-Huff, director of the Studio for Entrepreneurial Engineering Design at Lawrence Technological University. She’ll cover LTU’s efforts with a Wisconsin foundation and others to inject more entrepreneurship and design thinking into engineering curriculum — making engineers who can invent and start businesses.

Other guests will include Tember Shea, director of the inGAGE women’s entrepreneurship training program at Inforum, interviewing Lisa McLaughlin, CEO and co-founder of WorkIt Health, an Ann Arbor-based digital health and wellness services provider; Lansing’s Anderson Economic Group, outlining tax changes they hope the Trump Administration will enact; and Mike Lomonaco, director of marketing and communications for Grand Rapids-based Open Systems Technologies, about the latest IT work his company’s doing in the business world.

The M2 TechCast airs live on the internet from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern time each Monday at http://www.podcastdetroit.com. And you can listen to past episodes by clicking on http://www.podcastdetroit.com/artist/mi-tech-cast/.

The M2 TechCast is hosted by Mike Brennan, founder and publisher of Michigan Technology News, http://www.mitechnews.com, and Matt Roush, director of the university news bureau at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield. Both have covered high-tech in Michigan as journalists for more than 20 years.

The M2 TechCast is part of Podcast Detroit, a network of more than 50 locally produced podcasts on a wide variety of topics, anchored by IT in the D. the nation’s No. 1 tech podcast, which regularly draws more than 500,000 listeners a week. IT in the D airs live Monday nights from 9 to 11 p.m. Eastern time.

M2 TechCast Tackles Cyber Security, Angel Investing, Women In Tech, And More

SOUTHFIELD — Cyber security, women in technology, angel investing and a new opportunity to get your company’s news out via web video.

All are on the agenda for the Monday, Nov. 7 edition of the M2 TechCast.

The show kicks off at 3 p.m. Eastern time at http://www.podcastdetroit.com.

The first guest will be Justin Coffee from the Troy IT provider Red Level, discussing what business can do to modernize and protect from cyber attack.

Next up is longtime Michigan technology executive Kathleen Norton Schock, who will give us a report on the recent Michigan Council of Women in Technology Signature Gala event, and interview Julie Christ, founder and CEO of Tech Smart Solutions.

Then, Melih Oztalay of Birmingham’s SmartFinds Internet Marketing will discuss the technology behind MITechNews.Com’s video news and ReelCast projects.

The show wraps up with David Weaver of Great Lakes Angels, and details on the three companies pitching at the angels’ next meeting Nov. 15.

The M2 TechCast airs live on the internet from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern time each Monday at http://www.podcastdetroit.com. And you can listen to past episodes by clicking on http://www.podcastdetroit.com/artist/mi-tech-cast/.

The M2 TechCast is hosted by Mike Brennan, founder and publisher of Michigan Technology News, http://www.mitechnews.com, and Matt Roush, director of the university news bureau at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield. Both have covered high-tech in Michigan as journalists for more than 20 years.

The M2 TechCast is part of Podcast Detroit, a network of more than 50 locally produced podcasts on a wide variety of topics, anchored by IT in the D. the nation’s No. 1 tech podcast, which regularly draws more than 500,000 listeners a week. IT in the D airs live Monday nights from 9 to 11 p.m. Eastern time.

M2 TechCast For Oct. 24: STEM Shortage, Small Biz, Entrepreneurship & More

SOUTHFIELD — A leader in Lawrence Technological University’s new program to help fill the STEM talent pipeline. The leader of Michigan’s small business assistance centers. The manager of a large program to train women entrepreneurs. And a high-tech entrepreneur.

That’s the lineup for the Monday, Oct. 24 edition of the M2 TechCast, the podcast that looks at technology from a Michigan perspective.

The TechCast kicks off at 3 p.m. Eastern time at http://www.podcastdetroit.com.

The first guest is Sibrina Collins, the inaugural director of Lawrence Tech’s Marburger STEM Center, The center aims to strengthen LTU’s existing outreach programs to boost STEM education at the K-12 level, and establish new ones. The move aims to counter a looming shortage in the STEM workforce, in fields as diverse as  electrical engineering, manufacturing engineering, cybersecurity, software development, and skilled trades.

Then it’s Keith Brophy, director of the Michigan Small Business Development Centers, and an entrepreneur guest to talk about small business in Michigan.

At 3:30, the guest will be Tember Shea, program director for inGage, which delivers programs to increase the number of women angel investors in Michigan; provides women access to our network of investors and advisors, guides women through the process of commercializing technology and assists emerging second-stage companies in identifying and seizing new market opportunities. Collectively, 79 women have graduated from the first six inGage cohorts. Tthose women have incorporated 38 new companies, created 234 new jobs, and have been granted 25 new patents. Furthermore, Inforum has confirmed 20 new women angel investors, and inGage-supported entrepreneurs have raised more than $19.7 million in new capital in the last three years.

The final guest is Amanda Lewan, co-founder of the co-working space Bamboo Detroit, and editor of the entrepreneurship blog Michipreneur.com, talking about what’s new on the Detroit tech startup scene.

The M2 TechCast airs live on the internet from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern time each Monday at http://www.podcastdetroit.com. And you can listen to past episodes by clicking on http://www.podcastdetroit.com/artist/mi-tech-cast/.

The M2 TechCast is hosted by Mike Brennan, founder and publisher of Michigan Technology News, http://www.mitechnews.com, and Matt Roush, director of the university news bureau at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield. Both have covered high-tech in Michigan as journalists for more than 20 years.

The M2 TechCast is part of Podcast Detroit, a network of more than 50 locally produced podcasts on a wide variety of topics, anchored by IT in the D. the nation’s No. 1 tech podcast, which regularly draws more than 500,000 listeners a week. IT in the D airs live Monday nights from 9 to 11 p.m. Eastern time.