DETROIT – DBusiness Magazine – Detroit’s Premier Business Journal – is now a media sponsor of IoT Tech Connect that will be held on April 29 at the Michigan Science Center.

The day-long conference is aimed at giving a sampling of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies developed by and for Southeast Michigan for Southeast Michigan businesses, engineers and technology professionals. Fifteen percent of sponsorship sales go to the Michigan Science Center to support STEM training for middle and high school students.

R.J. King

“IoT Tech Connect will provide the latest technology trends in a city synonymous with mobility,” said DBusiness Editor R.J. King. “The conference will reveal Detroit’s secret sauce of integrating thousands of hardware and software solutions into millions of vehicles, delve into the next generation of EVs, peer into such activities as XR as well as offer the latest data on how IoT can be leveraged in such industries as health care, agriculture, industrial, trucking, and more.”

IoT Tech Connect ( features a 9 a.m. keynote from former General Motors Vice President of Research & Development, Lawrence Burns.

Lawrence Burns

At 5 p.m., China-government backed InnoSTARS Iot Pitch competition will feature some cutting edge Michigan IoT technologies. Deadline to apply to this free competition is April 15.

In between, seven tracks of speakers explore the latest developments in Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Smart Cities, Extended Reality, Cybersecurity, IoT Entrepreneur Support Services, Mobility, Technology as a Service, IoT 101, and Electric Vehicles.

Speaking of which, King has agreed to moderate the electric vehicle session in the afternoon Mobility track. Panelists include Daron Gifford, Plante Moran Automotive Strategy Partner, Robert Bollinger, Founder of Bollinger Motors, developing an electric pickup truck, and Shodi Mere, CEO of Bedestrian, developing a last mile electric delivery vehicle.

King also will appear Monday on M2 Techcast, an Internet radio show with MITechNews.Com Editor Mike Brennan and Matt Roush, Director of Media Relations and Managing Editor, University News Bureau Lawrence Technological University. The show airs live on, Studio 1, from 2 to 3 pm. King will be featured from 2:30 to 2:44 pm.

Tickets for IoT Tech Connect are only $99 for high school and college students and $125 for the general audience. For more information, click on