DETROIT – If you want to get the latest updates on Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Smart Cities and Mobility, you’re going to want to attend IoT Tech Connect on April 29 at the Michigan Science Center. And if you’re an Automation Alley member attending the Technology Report news conference right across the street at the Detroit Institute of the Arts, we’re offering you a half day ticket for only $50 that includes lunch. 

A half day ticket starts at 11 am, (the Automation Alley event ends at 11:30 am) plenty of time to catch not only the morning CAV and Smart Cities tracks, but also the Cybersecurity (learn how to keep hackers out of IoT and Connected Vehicles) and 3D future workshop presented by Unity Technology, the world’s largest 3D software company with some three billion installed devices. Learn how 3D Technology will transform manufacturing and more. 

Michigan Lt. Gov. Gilchrist

Plus you’ll be able to hear Lt. Gov. Gilchrist, the lunch keynote, discuss the administration’s interest in using technology to expand economic opportunities and streamline governance to make Michigan a home for opportunity. He also will take questions from attendees:

You’ll also be able to attend the Chinese government-backed InnoSTARS pitch competition that starts at 5 pm and hear from some of Michigan’s top IoT companies.

Here’s the link to purchase tickets.

IoT Tech Connect offers a panel on Connected and Autonomous Vehicles that features national experts Kirk Steudle (formerly Michigan Department of Transportation Director), Michael Noblett, new president of the American Center for Mobility, Carrie Morton, Deputy Director of MCity at the University of Michigan, and Jeremy McClain, Director of Systems and Technology, Continental North America.

Another panel focused on Smart Cities includes Barry Einsig, Principal at CAVita,

Rebecca Hunter, from Crown Castle, Justin Snowden from the City of Detroit, and Valerie Brugeman, from the Center for Automotive Transportation.

Autoline Founder John McElroy leads a third panel that looks at Automated Highway Systems. Panelists include Barry Einsig, Rajiv Gupta, IoT Partner Support Intel, and Gerry McDonnell, Founder DAVRA.

In the Mobility track, DBusiness Editor RJ King moderates an electric vehicle panel that includes Daron Gifford, Partner at Plante Moran, Robert Bollinger, CEO of Bollinger Motors (building an electric pickup truck), and Shadi T. Mere, CEO of Bedestrian (building an electric last mile autonomous delivery vehicle.)

IoT Tech Connect also features panels on how to keep hackers out of IoT, and Connected Vehicles, the future of 3D including in manufacturing lead by Unity Technologies, the world’s largest 3D software developer, as well as tracks to help Entrepreneurs pitch Angel Investors and promote their companies through social medial. Yet another track features companies involved in the Technology As A Service business.

All the tracks can be found at this link: