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Kalamazoo Venture Tuesday

KALAMAZOO – Join the WMed Innovation Center on May 1 from 9 – 11 a.m. for a rare opportunity to see inside the minds of three investors as they reveal what three company presenters did right and wrong.  The Kalamazoo Venture Tuesday meetings is designed as a teaching opportunity for participating companies and members of the audience. So come join us for an enlightening look into the minds of investors. See the scheduled companies and panelists in the attached flyer.

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2018 Michigan Robotics Day


Friday April 27, 2018- Dearborn, Michigan


Please join us at the University of Michigan– Dearborn Institute for Advanced Vehicle Systems for the nation’s premier event celebrating National Robotics Week co-hosted by the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) and the University of Michigan Dearborn.

Come learn how UM—Dearborn students are working on an autonomous shuttle project
for their campus.


*  Joy-stick drive-by-wire shuttle * Deep learning neural network pedestrian detection

* GazeT – Driver and occupancy monitoring system * Real-time LIDAR  * Smart camera

The day will be filled with keynotes, demonstrations and excellent networking opportunities. Capacity is limited—Register Now.

Please Note: This year’s event will be limited to ages 18 and older.

Michigan Biosciences Capitol Day

MichBio Members:
Represent the Bio-Industry at the Michigan Biosciences Capitol Day 2018
April 25 | Lansing, Michigan
Make plans to help advance Michigan’s biosciences industry through legislative outreach efforts in Lansing. The Michigan Biosciences Day at the Capitol is April 25th – your participation is essential. A strong turn-out is critical to reflect the importance of Michigan’s bio-industry. Our mission is to present to the Michigan Legislature our policy agenda and vision for biosciences economic growth, sustainability and competitiveness.

Michigan Biosciences Day at the Capitol is a complimentary event for members of MichBio. Breakfast and lunch will be provided to attendees and the event will feature an afternoon networking reception.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event!


Midwest Technology Leaders

Midwest Technology Leaders 
The Midwest Technology Leaders Symposium is a networking forum designed for CIOs and Sr. IT Executives to discuss the critical topics of today’s challenges and tomorrow’s solutions. This forum brings people, processes, and technology solution providers together to learn about leading edge solutions that can truly impact business strategies.

We would like to personally invite you to join the IT industry’s foremost respected leaders as they dive into the hottest IT topics of the year, discover cutting-edge solutions to today’s most difficult IT challenges, and discuss leadership techniques and the changing role of the CIO with the region’s most visionary strategists and leaders.

Our Speakers Include:

  • Dave Pawlak, VP Global Infrastructure and Operations at Ecolab
  • Brian Kelley, CTO at Ohio Turnpike
  • Raman Mehta, CIO at Visteon
  • Melanie Kalmar, VP & CIO at The Dow Chemical Company
  • Lakshmi Eleswarpu, VP, Business and Supply Chain Systems at Boeing
  • And Many More!

Check out the full agenda for the event to see the industry experts and those who are attending: MTL Agenda

Register Today!

Please register today to reserve your place at the conference!

Don’t miss out on this unparalleled opportunity to closely network with highly influential CIOs, CTOs, and Sr. Level IT Executives.

If you have any questions about registration, please contact Faith Hawley at or if you wish to unsubscribe, click here.

ISACA Detroit Chapter Spring Seminar

Register Today!  There are only 5 openings left!​

The Detroit Chapter of ISACA is happy to announce the upcoming spring seminar covering two timely topics: “IT Controls Required to Enforce Data Privacy and Prevent Fraud”, and “GDPR Implementation, Assessment, and Auditing Approaches”.

The seminar instructor, Mitch Levine of Audit Serve Inc., has an established track record of taking complex industry requirements and structuring them within an education program that breaks the topic into easy to understand approaches based on his “real life” audit and systems deployment experiences.

Given that the seminar covers two different topics, enrollment can be made for one or both days. When signing up be sure to make your choice for both or either of the sessions. CPE for the session will total 8 hours per day and certificates will be sent to the attendees via email.

The cost of the seminar will be as follows:

Cost for 1 Day:
$  50 for Professional ISACA members and Student ISACA members
$225* for Professional non-ISACA members
$  75 for Student non-ISACA members

Cost for 2 Days:
$100 for Professional ISACA members and Student ISACA members
$275* for Professional non-ISACA members
$125 for Student non-ISACA members

*The non-member fees includes one full year of ISACA International and ISACA Detroit Chapter membership.

Monday, April 23, 2018  8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday, April 24, 2018  8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Michigan State University Managment Education Cent
811 W. Square Lake Road, Troy, Michigan 48098, USA

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Testing Autonomous Vehicles

Testing autonomous vehicles focus of Macomb Community College’s 2018 Center for Advanced Automotive Technology Conference

Registration is being taken now

Testing Tomorrow’s Autonomous Vehicles Today will be  the focus of Macomb Community College’s  2018 Center for Advanced Automotive Technology (CAAT) Conference, Friday, April 20, from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the college’s South Campus in Warren.  Speakers will provide perspective on how automakers are looking at the future of mobility and testing autonomous vehicles for endless possible driving scenarios. How technical training will need to adapt to meet changing demands will also be addressed.

Keynote speaker Carla Bailo, president and CEO, Center for Automotive Research (CAR), will discuss the future of mobility. Most recently vice president for mobility research and business development at The Ohio State University, she has more than 35 years of experience in the automotive industry. Other topics and speakers include:

  • Testing Autonomous Vehicles: Mark Chaput, vice president of construction and infrastructure development, American Center for Mobility
  • Autonomous Automation: How do we get to a Million Miles of Testing?:  Jace Allen, business development manager, dSpace, Inc.
  • Impact on the Workforce:  Michele Economou Ureste, executive director, Workforce Intelligence Network
  • STEM Activities in Southeast Michigan:  Bob Feldmaier, director, CAAT.,

For the complete agenda, click here.

The conference is intended to provide actionable information to automotive industry representatives and secondary and post-secondary automotive educators, counselors and administrators. Also encouraged to attend are representatives from automotive-related government and professional organizations.

Macomb’s CAAT is an advanced technological education center that partners with industry, education, government and professional organizations to identify funding opportunities for the creation and adaptation of curricula in advanced automotive technology programs, helping students prepare for careers in new and developing technologies.


Creating a Customer-Centric Digital Marketing Strategy

Creating a Customer-Centric Digital Marketing Strategy

 Marketing & Sales Executives of Detroit (MSED) Presents: 

More information, click on Creating a Customer-Centric Digital Marketing Strategy

          Kelsey Cohen
Marketing “Mad Scientist”
Marketing Director, Bloomscape
John Fitzgerald
Senior Director, Digital Services
The Quell Group

Program Summary:

Do you love your digital marketing strategy? Do you HAVE one? Are you challenged with the constant changes in social media? Whether you are in Sales or Marketing, you’re sure to gain some valuable insights! Please join us for this interactive workshop where Kelsey Cohen and John Fitzgerald will talk about the latest trends in digital marketing, how to use data to drive your decisions, and focusing on the customer as the center of your strategy. Providing the right message to the right customers at the right time…that’s what it it’s all about!

 Key Take-Aways:

  • Start with the customer in mind to influence the digital channels that DRIVE ENGAGEMENT and INCREASE CONVERSATIONS
  • Engage both Sales and Marketing teams to influence decision-makers through Account-Based Marketing (ABM)
  • Bring the VOICE of the CUSTOMER into digital content creation and make it “findable”
  • Understand the impact of new privacy rules and regulations worldwide, including the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect on May 25th

8:00am-8:30am: Registration, Networking & Continental Breakfast
8:30am-9:30am: Key Note Speaker, Kelsey Cohen, Bloomscape
9:30am-11:00am: Interactive Workshop, John Fitzgerald, The Quell Group
11:00am-11:30am: Q&A, Open Discussion & Wrap Up

Team Sponsors:

About the Speakers:Kelly Cohen, Marketing “Mad Scientist”, Marketing Director, Bloomscape

Kelsey Cohen is a self-proclaimed marketing mad scientist. She has nearly 10 years of experience in marketing, from graphic design and art direction to data science and marketing automation, and has brought her 360-degree perspective to B2B, B2C, e-commerce, and SaaS companies. She is currently the Director of Marketing at Bloomscape, a seed-stage start-up in Detroit.

A creative, data-driven marketing leader, Kelsey believes in developing strong processes, building collaborative and honest teams, leveraging the power of behavioral data, and continuous learning.

She has helped B2B and B2C companies choose, setup and use marketing automation platforms, develop content marketing strategies, optimize websites, conceptualize and create branding, and managed email campaigns. Companies include: Toyota Canada, Buzztime Media, NBC Universal, Sloth Steady, and others.

John Fitzgerald, Senior Director, Digital Services, The Quell Group

John Fitzgerald provides an array of strategic and tactical digital marketing services for The Quell Group’s clients, including marketing automation, website development, SEO, SEM, online advertising, social media, video, mobile, and content marketing programs.  He has more than 28 years of marketing experience, including two decades in the digital space working with B2B companies, media organizations, and integrated marketing communications agencies.  He recently launched Quell’s Marketing Automation Platform (QMAP), which manages and tracks website engagement and digital campaigns for clients in many different industries.

 Prior to joining Quell, Fitzgerald served as VP of Marketing and Communications for RGIS, completely overhauling the company’s inbound marketing and demand generation activities using more than a dozen digital marketing applications and platforms, including Eloqua and Salesforce.  Previously, he held multiple roles during his 15 years at the automotive industry trade publication Automotive News, including heading up the Circulation, Audience Development, and Online departments, as well as managing the group’s annual budgeting and business planning processes.

Fitzgerald holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Economics and Political Science from the University of Michigan and a MBA in Marketing from the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University.  He is a frequent speaker, panelist, and attendee at digital marketing conferences nationwide.

  • Friday, April 20, 2018
  • 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM
  • MSU Education Center, 811 West Square Lake Road, Troy, MI 48098

Adventures in Cybersecurity: The Henry Ford College Experience

Thursday, Apr 19th, 2017
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Chapter Meeting Presentations:

Adventures in Cybersecurity: The Henry Ford College (HFC) Experience!

Marrci Conner
Faculty member of Henry Ford College

In an effort to fill the void of employment ready cyber professionals, HFC is offering several options for students and industry professionals to receive a certificates, associate degrees or training in the areas of cybersecurity, CISCO, networking and programming.


Everything you always wanted to know about incident response (*but were afraid to ask and for a good reason)
Paul Schofield
The threat landscape has changed yet again. What was several years ago an era of advanced attackers seeking for valuable data, has transformed to be global disruptive data related plagues, back winded by nation-states seeking to dictate agenda and terms.
In respect to the evolving threat landscape, organizations came to realize that compromise is inevitable and have started to look for ways to respond and quickly in order to prevent the next data breach or disruption. The evolving incident response process holds in store a great challenge as the process effectiveness metric is fairly easy to measure.
Do you actually know how effective is your current SOC/IR/MDR in detecting, validating, containing and remediating infections in the environment? Are you ready to win the race to your own data?
Marrci Conner, Henry Ford College
Marrci has been a Full-time Faculty member of Henry Ford College for the past 9 years. She has over 15 years’ experience as an IT Professional specializing in computer Security. She currently teaches computer programming, digital forensics and cybersecurity courses. Her educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Business Information Systems from the University of Detroit-Mercy and a Master’s in Business Administration/Information Assurance from Walsh College. She holds a Computer Information Systems Security Profession (CISSP) and CompTia Network+ certifications.


Paul Schofield, Ensilo

With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Paul is an Information Security veteran.  Paul brings a wide range of experience in the security industry, including Governance, Risk Management, Mergers and Acquisition due diligence, investigations and services.
Previously, Paul was a Security Services Architect at Imperva, deploying security solutions to the Fortune 100. He has also served as a Security Consulting Services manager. Prior to his consultancy days, Paul was a member of the Global Risk Management team at HP/ Agilent Technologies, focusing on due diligence for mergers and divestiture. A co-founder of the Boston Chapter of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association, HTCIA, Paul is an accomplished speaker.
VisTaTech Center
Schoolcraft College

Livonia, MI 48152

The VisTa Tech administration opens the conference room doors at 5:30.
Meeting Agenda
5:45 Food Service – Boxed meal and beverages prepared by VistaTech catering
6:00  Opening proceedings and introductions
6:15  Presentation 1
6:45  Presentation Question and Answers
7:00  Meeting break and close of food service
7:15  Presentation 2
7:45  Presentation Question and Answers
8:00  Close of meeting /Professional networking
 Friends and colleagues that may have interest in joining ISSA are welcome.

Detroit China Cross Border Investment Summit 2018

Detroit China Cross Border Investment Summit 2018
The Tech of Things
Thursday April 19th
At Next Energy Center
The Detroit Chinese Business Association along with Minority Business Development Agency / Dept. of Commerce San Jose. Are hosting a full day conference 10:00 through 4:00 PM with delegations from Jiading Shanghai and Tongxiang China.
TED-X Style presentations with Keynote by Kyle Ellicott on China Michigan Technology collaborations, Center for Automotive Research and much more.
Admission is complimentary; though advance registrations is required.
Refreshments, Lunch and dinner Luncheon will be served for pre-registered guests.
Please contact Sydney at to save your seat today.
Space is limited: 100 persons!
Reserved your Seat TODAY!!

A Day of Diversity

A Day of Diversity in Partnership with the Positive Zone Foundation and the City of Dearborn

Click Here To Register

From 7:30 am- 4:30 pm the Day of Diversity will engage the Arab, Latino, Asian, African, Jewish, Disabilities and LGBTQ communities focused on the current environment in policing, racism, stereotypes, media, and the do’s and don’ts of cultural etiquette. Community Policing, the LGBTQ Community, Corporate responsibility, Diversity in Journalism (alternative facts, real news), Muslim Identity, Women’s challenges in 2018, Human Trafficking, DACA, and marginalization will be the focus on April 19th! The bridges of divide have been fueled by the rhetoric of our political enclave but as a nation, we are strong and resilient. The Conference will address and face the continued challenges ahead in education, law enforcement healthcare, and corporate America. Sponsors: DTE Energy, HFHS, BCBSM, Dearborn Public Schools, Henry Ford College, GM, ACCESS, HES, Priority Health, AACC, Greenland Markets, Ford UAW, The Dearborn Inn, JPMorgan Chase, Kroger, Comerica, Greening Detroit, EMGAGE, Michigan Cosmetic Surgery Dr. Mariam Awada, National Arab Orchestra, DSDT.

Our award-winning diversity conference presenters include:


• Richard Lui – Anchor on MSNBC, Host of Early Today on NBC
• Haaz Sleiman – Hollywood Actor/Activist, Star of Killing Jesus, The Visitor and Nurse Jackie
• Family Court Presiding Judge: Honorable Judge Kathleen McCarthy- Detroit, 3rd Circuit Court
• Former US Attorney Barbara McQuade: Former US Attorney for the Eastern District of Mi/Media Pundit
• Dr. James Zogby- President and Founder of the Arab American Institute, Washington DC
• Sheriff Benny Napoleon- Wayne County Sheriff
• Chief Darryl S. Brown- Wayne County Airport Authority
• Rev. Wendell Anthony- President NAACP
• Carolyn Clifford- WXYZ Senior Anchor Channel 7
• Dr. Tom Watkins- Former Mental Health Care Director/Former State Superintendent
• Dr. Youssef Mosallam- Executive Director DPS, Student Achievement
• Teresa Mears- Former Police Officer, National NAWBO Board, Entrepreneur
• Chief Mike Jaafar- Wayne County Sheriff’s Department
• Guadalupe Lara-LASED, NASW National
• Nabih Ayad- Founder ACRL, Civil Rights Attorney
• Najah Bazzy- Transcultural Healthcare Specialist, Zaman International
• Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, Dr. Roland Hwang, Ed Deeb,
• Michael Ibrahim, Usama Baalbaki, Alex Jaafar, Michael Bergman

Conference Date: April 19, 2018 from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm
Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, Dearborn, MI
6 CEU’s offered to eligible Professionals including social workers, nurses, Therapists, 6 SCECH’s offered to Administrators, Educators, Counselors, etc. Registration includes breakfast, lunch & conference materials; Individual Registration: $130, Group of 5 or more: $100, Student: $45 Register at: or Call: 313-910-1955 for additional information

3D Specializes in Customized Cultural Diversity Training for Law Enforcement Agencies, Corporate America, Government Agencies, organizations and the private sector inclusive of reverse cultural competency training. The Images and Perceptions Diversity Conference produced yearly since 2002 in Detroit, Chicago and introducing Miami in 2019 is known as the premier Diversity Conference in the Nation.