VIP Reception At IoT TechConnect A Who’s Who Of Michigan Technology Leaders

VIP Reception At IoT TechConnect A Who’s Who Of Michigan Technology Leaders

TROY – The VIP Reception at IoT TechConnect April 4 is a can’t miss event if you want to get connected to some of the power players in Southeast Michigan technology.

The confirmed attendance list includes more than a dozen company presidents, plus marketing and business development executives from the Michigan Economic Development Corp, Comcast Business, Warner Norcross + Judd LLP, and National Automotive Center. What’s more Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors also will be at the Troy Marriott for the gala that starts around 6:30 pm right after the $50,000 IoT Pitch Competition hosted by Kyyba Innovations.

An added attraction at the VIP Reception will be the chance for attendees to experience Virtual and Augmented Reality on professional grade equipment courtesy the Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality Association. Attendees also will be able to experience the drone swarm technology used at the Winter Olympics during the opening and closing ceremonies brought to you by Great Lakes Drone Company.

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The VIP Reception also will feature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, desserts and the chance to meet many of the panelists who participated in the day-long event that features Michigan IoT Technology, experts, and much more.

These names are confirmed for the VIP Reception:

Bob Metzger, Director Business Marketing for the Michigan Economic Development Corp.

Seun Phillips, PlanetM, MEDC

Connor Steinwascher, President, Aerial Coverage

Brian Wassom, Warner Norcross + Judd LLP Digital Practice Co-Leader

Toni Sinishtai, Comcast Enterprise Sales

Monica Drake-Carter, Xfinity, New Business Development

Pamela Dover, Senior Director of Business Development & Marketing for Comcast Business in Michigan

Paul Decker, Director National Automotive Center

Monica Wheat, Digerati Girls Co-Founder

Adrienne Wheat, Digerati Girls Co-Founder

Matt Quinn, President, Great Lakes Drone Company

Tel Ganesan, President, TiE Detroit/Kyyba Innovations

Jacqueline Perry, Executive Director, TiE Detroit/Kyyba Innovations

Tara Hardy, Head of Kids/Education, DPTV

Marty Fischhoff, Head of Engagement, DPTV

Georgeann Herbert, Head of Strategy, DPTV

Tom Szczepanski, Chief of Operations, DPTV

Lisa Vallée Smith, President, Airfoil Group

Kathleen Norton Schock, Co-Host Diva Tech Talk,

Dr. Tonya Matthews, CEO Michigan Science Center

Charles Gibson, Director of Innovation and Outreach, Michigan Science Center

Paulette Epstein, Planétarium Manager, Michigan Science Center

David Weaver, President, Great Lakes Angels

Milan Stevanovich, Vice President, Detroit Chinese Business Association

Caston Thomas, President, InterWorks

Richard Stiennon, President, IT-Harvest

Tember Shea, Manager Inforum inGAGE

Carole Leigh Hutton, VP Biz. Dev. & Marketing Inforum

Al Carpinelli, Account Executive, Logic Solutions/MTAM Ambassador

Michele Hirschfield, President, Welcoming Results

Satya Pinnamaneni, Director, nDimensions Technologies

Suzanne Rutkowski, MTAM

Terry Bean, President Motor City Connect

David Pollock, Manager Partner, mirari

Stephen Couchman, President, LivePicture & STEAMBOX Educational Services

Brad Pitser, PTC’s Director of AR Content for Vuforia Studio

Bonnie Spanke, CFO ND Industries

Tricia Onesian, Business Solutions Manager, Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center

Zhe Huang, Investment Manager, Corporate Venture at DENSO

David B. Stout, Independent Consultant, David B. Stout Associates LLC

Mike Miotto, Global Infrastructure and Collaboration Fulfillment Manager at Ford Motor Company

Eric Davis, Technology Investment Analyst at Automation Alley

David Kramer, Smart Living Research Lead at Ford Motor Company

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By |2018-04-01T12:34:46+00:00April 1st, 2018|Featured, IoT|

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Founder of Michigan News Network, and serves as CEO, as well as Editor & Publisher of MITECHNEWS.COM. Brennan has worked since 1980 as a technology writer at newspapers in New York, NY, San Jose, CA., Seattle, WA., Memphis, TN., Detroit, MI., and London, England. He co-founded and served as managing editor of Pacific Rim News Service (SEATTLE), which developed a network of more than 100 freelance journalists in 17 Asia-Pacific countries.

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  1. […] The show is free of charge at 3 pm. The Pitch Competition starts at 4 pm. A VIP Reception follows at 6:30 and the list of confirmed attendees is a who’s who of Michigan […]

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