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International call-in to highlight Monday’s M2 TechCast

ROYAL OAK — One half of the hosting team at the M2 TechCast will be calling in from overseason for the program’s Monday, June 26 edition.

The show will start at 3 p.m. Eastern time Monday at http://www.podcastdetroit.com.

Mike Brennan, founder and publisher of Michigan Technology News, will phone in from Israel, where he is covering the 7th International Cyber Week at Tel Aviv University. Organizers of the event invited Brennan to attend.

At 3:15, Tricia Walding of the Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan will outline WIN’s recently released Connected and Automated Vehicles Social Network Analysis.

At 3:30, Keith Brophy, director of the Michigan Small Business Development Center, will interview Bhushan Kulkarni, Chairman of GDI Infotech and CEO of InfoReady Corp. Bhushan is also co-chair of BBM BizCon 2017, a conference taking place on July 6 in Grand Rapids.

Wrapping up the show at 3:45 will be Dr. Sibrina Collins, director of Lawrence Technological University’s Marburger STEM Center, the home of LTU’s K-12 and STEM outreach programs. She’ll provide the latest details on LTU’s high school and middle school summer science and technology camps, the Marburger STEM Center Ambassadors Program, and the recent ribbon-cutting of a high-tech outdoor classroom at Detroit’s Sampson-Webber Leadership Academy.

The M2 TechCast will not air Monday, July 3 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. It will return Monday, July 10.

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 Brennan and Matt Roush, director of the university news bureau at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield. Both 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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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.

Michigan SBDC Joins Regulars On M2 TechCast

GRAND RAPIDS – Starting this fall, the Michigan Small Business Development Centers will host a monthly segment on the M2 TechCast Internet radio show. M2 TechCast is a live news show, airing on the internet at 3 p.m. Eastern time Mondays, covering high technology and business from a Michigan perspective, hosted by longtime technology writers Mike Brennan and Matt Roush.

“You can get national news everywhere,” Brennan said. “What’s different about our show is that we focus on local news and introduce you to the people and products from Michigan. And we deliver it to you in an easy to consume way with a balance of information, advice, and laughter.”

The hour-long show is broken down into four segments and covers topics such as cutting-edge technology, women in technology, business news, local groups, and more. The goal is to bring this news to you in a raw format so you can decipher it first hand and determine how it applies to you at home or work.  You can listen to the show live, or download it later and listen when it’s convenient for you.

The shows are recorded each week at the PodcastDetroit.com studio in Royal Oak and are available on demand at www.podcastdetroit.com/artist/mi-tech-cast.

Brennan said having Michigan SBDC join the M2 TechCast as a content partner “will bring more entrepreneurial and business training news to the forefront of our listeners.”

Once a month, Keith Brophy, State Director of the Michigan SBDC, will host a 14-minute segment with Mike and Matt. The segment will feature a guest of the Michigan SBDC and highlight the latest Michigan-based entrepreneurial news, small business trainings, and technology resources. These shows will also be shared across the Michigan SBDC’s social media channels. Other content partners working with M2 TechCast include: Small Business Association of Michigan, Internet Advisor on WJR 760 AM, The Engineering Society of Detroit,the  Mobile Technology Association of Michigan, Michipreneur.com, MiTech248.com, ITintheD.com, and DigitalDivas3.com.

Brennan was in the newspaper industry for 19 years and served as a business and technology writer. His last position was as lead technology writer at the Detroit Free Press. While working in the newspaper industry, he also began to show his entrepreneurial interest by co-founding the Pacific Rim News Service, which employed more than 100 freelance journalists in 17 countries. In 2000, Brennan launched MITechNews.COM, which was the first web site in the state devoted to covering technology entrepreneurs and news. He also publishes two weekly e-newsletters sent to over 5,200 business and technology leaders.

MITTechNews has become the largest and most influential Michigan digital resource for entrepreneurial and technology news, insight and community throughout the state.

“I feel the pain of entrepreneurs and could write a book about what not to do from my own experiences,” Brennan said. “Through the outlets I’ve created I can share the advice of many experts to lessen the stress of others getting started in business.”

Since 1978, Roush has been a writer and editor in Michigan covering community, business, and technology news. In addition to being co-host of M2 TechCast, he also serves as the Director of Media Relations for Lawrence Technological University. Matt is most recognized for his years (2001-13) as a tech reporter at WWJ Newsradio 950, and, earlier (1990-2001), at Crain’s Detroit Business. While at WWJ he also published a daily e-newsletter, The Great Lakes IT Report, which covered Michigan’s high-tech industry.

For more information, visit www.podcastdetroit.com/artist/mi-tech-cast.

M2 TechCast April 4: Rave Computer, Motor City Connect, Automation Alley, Small Biz Center

FERNDALE – On M2 TechCast Monday, April 4, interviews and news will include Rave Computer’s Mobilebeast amped-up workstations, plus updates on Motor City Connect, Automation Alley and the Michigan Small Business Development Center.

Automation Alley COO Tom Kelly kicks off the live Internet radio show at 3 p.m. Eastern time when he talks about about 7Cs, Automation Alley’s trip to Hanover in April and its Tech Center.

At 3:15, Keith Brophy, state director of the Michigan Small Business Development Center, will announce a new partnership with MITechNews.Com that will feature Michigan tech start-ups nurtured by the SBDC.

At 3:30, long-time local networker Terry Bean will update what’s happening with his Motor City Connect group and how he promotes Detroit on his social network.

At 3:45, Rave Computer’s Stephen Couchman and Matt Moy will discuss the development of the new Rave Mobilebeast ultra powerful workstations from the NVIDIA GTC Conference in San Jose, Ca.

M2 (Squared) TechCast is heard live each Monday from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern time on the www.podcastdetroit.com Network. Previous shows, broken down by segments, can be heard 24/7 at http://www.podcastdetroit.com/artist/mi-tech-cast/.