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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.


Vehicle Lightweighting Job Demand Surges

DETROIT — A new report from a vehicle “lightweighting” industry group and a local workforce group showed that demand for lightweighting-related occupations jumped more than 50 percent from the end of 2014 to midyear 2015.

The report from LIFT (Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow) and WIN (Workforce Intelligence Network) covered a five-state region that includes Michigan.

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Workforce Intelligence Network Summit To Examine Workforce Disruption

SOUTHFIELD — On Tuesday, Oct. 20, local and national panelists from the Federal Reserve, Wayne State University College of Engineering, Innovation Accelerator Foundation and more will explore how leading edge technologies, such as 3D printing and connected and automated products, will transform Michigan’s world of work and business.

The Workforce Intelligence Network will also unveil a new report on these topics, based on statewide survey results.

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Lightweighting — A Heavyweight Job Creator

DETROIT — The invented word is “lightweighting,” and when it comes to job creation it’s fighting far above its weight class.

Two industry groups say that employment in lightweighting-related occupations rose by more than 100,000 jobs in Michigan between 2009 and 2014. That brings the state’s lightweighting-related job total to nearly 700,000.

In the five-state area covered by the trade group LIFT — Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow — lightweighting employment rose by 300,000 from 2009 to 2014. (Besides Michigan, the states covered by LIFT are Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.)

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