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Grand Valley State University Names First Woman President

ALLENDALE - Philomena V. Mantella was named Tuesday as Grand Valley State University’s fifth president and the first woman appointed president in Grand Valley’s nearly 60-year history. Mantella is currently the senior vice president and chief executive officer of the Lifelong Learning Network at Northeastern University, a private research university in Boston. Mantella will remain

By |2019-01-22T20:35:40+00:00January 22nd, 2019|Featured, News|

123Net Increases Wireless Internet Near Metro Airport To Support Business Mobility

SOUTHFIELD - 123Net, Michigan’s largest private provider of Fixed Wireless, has added its latest Point of Presence site north of Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Businesses in Romulus, Wayne, and Westland can now connect to dedicated, symmetrical Internet with speeds up to 1 Gigabit per second. 123Net deployed this PoP site to support the mobility movement throughout

By |2019-01-22T20:00:30+00:00January 22nd, 2019|Featured, New Products / Contracts|

AMI’s Sydlowski Named President Michigan Council Of Women In Technology Foundation

DETROIT - Long-time entrepreneur Jane Sydlowski has been named the 2019 president for the Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation. Sydlowski replaces Rebecca Bray, who led the organization last year. Sydlowski is founder and CEO of AMI Strategies, a software data management company. She has been an MCWT volunteer and leader for more than

By |2019-01-21T22:02:48+00:00January 21st, 2019|Entrepreneur, Featured|

InnoSTARS Competition Looking For China-Ready Michigan IoT Companies

ROYAL OAK - Chicago Venture Capitalist John Robinson talks about China's InnoSTARS competition that is coming to Detroit April 29 as part of the IoT TechConnect symposium at the Michigan Science Center. China ready IoT companies are invited to submit applications. John Robinson To listen, click on https://soundcloud.com/mike-brennan-841872555/e154-chinas-innostars-competition-at-iot-techconnect

By |2019-01-20T15:57:41+00:00January 20th, 2019|Entrepreneurs, Featured, IoT, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Wise Systems, WaveSense Win PlanetM Awards At Automobili-D

DETROIT – PlanetM, the state accelerator for the Michigan mobility industry, handed out two awards this week at Automobili-D, the mobility show spinout of the North American International Auto Show. Wise Systems, an autonomous dispatch and routing system for fleets, was named 2019 Techstars Startup of the Year, while WaveSense, developers of a ground-penetrating radar

By |2019-01-17T11:52:39+00:00January 17th, 2019|Auto Tech, Autonomous Vehicles, Featured|

State Selects Pilot Projects For Michigan Mobility Challenge

DETROIT — Pointing to the critical role transportation plays in improving access to services and public life in communities across the state, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the final round of pilot projects to receive funding under the $8 million Michigan Mobility Challenge initiative this week at the North American International Auto Show. The Michigan

By |2019-01-17T11:52:40+00:00January 17th, 2019|Auto Tech, Featured, Politics|

Autotrader’s Krebs Talks 2019 Auto Sales, What’s Hot And What’s Not

ROYAL OAK - Michelle Krebs a senior analyst with Autotrader joins M2 TechCast to talk about the outlook for 2019 North American auto and light truck sales - down somewhat from 2018. She also outlines some of the major issues that could impact sales, including tariffs, labor talks and more. Plus what vehicles will be

By |2019-01-13T15:26:06+00:00January 13th, 2019|Featured, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Detroit Auto Show, While Smaller, Will Showcase Electric, Autonomous Vehicles

DETROIT - The 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week will certainly be one for the books. While this year's show will be smaller than previous years in terms of automaker presence, those who are coming are certainly bringing the heat. From things like the 2020 Explorer SUV, to electrified concepts, to the

By |2019-01-12T17:21:49+00:00January 12th, 2019|Auto Tech, Featured|

AutoMobili-D Comes To NAIAS (Detroit Auto Show) During Press, Industry Days

DETROIT - AutoMobili-D will be the backdrop for four days of mobility conversation and mobility-themed content coming from the Cobo Center Atrium and PlanetM Stages, Jan. 14-17. Media and industry attendees will hear top thought leaders share insights on mobility manufacturing, connectivity, cybersecurity, keeping up with the demand for mobility talent, urbanization through autonomy and

By |2019-01-11T19:07:06+00:00January 11th, 2019|Auto Tech, Featured|

Electrified Vehicle Outlook Focus Of NAIAS AutoMobili-D Panel

DETROIT – What’s the outlook for electrified vehicles, what is delaying their widespread adoption and what are automotive suppliers doing to overcome these obstacles? These questions will be answered at a special industry panel to be held during Industry Days at the 2019 NAIAS AutoMobili-D exhibition. The panel, titled eMobility: What are We Waiting For?

By |2019-01-12T17:42:15+00:00January 10th, 2019|Auto Tech, Featured|