DETROIT – Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist will deliver the IoT Tech Connect lunch keynote address at the Michigan Science Center on April 29, 2019 to discuss the administration’s interest in using technology to expand economic opportunities and streamline governance to make Michigan a home for opportunity.

“The Michigan technology community is eager to hear when the new Whitmer administration will do to support the rapidly expanding technology sector in Michigan, particularly in Detroit where thousands of technology entrepreneurs are developing tomorrow’s technologies,” said Mike Brennan, Editor & Publisher of MITechNews.Com, the co-producer of IoT Tech Connect. XaaS1.Com also is co-producer.

Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist 

“Since Lt. Gov. Gilchrist is an accomplished technologist himself and leading the administration’s vision in technology, we’ll get those answers. We are grateful to Lt. Gov. Gilchrist for taking an hour out of his busy schedule to share this important information with the attendees of IoT Tech Connect.”

Lt. Gov. Gilchrist will deliver his lunch keynote at 1 p.m. in the Michigan Science Center ballroom.

“Detroit was the first real center of innovation that pushed the boundaries of technology to achieve the radical idea of putting the world on wheels,” Gilchrist said. “Our administration recognizes that our state is once again in a unique position to simultaneously push the boundaries of tech in the public and private sectors, and we are ready partner with these folks to support this vision.”

IoT Tech Connect is a full-day conference aimed at showcasing the IoT (Internet of Things) technologies in Michigan. It will be held on April 29 at the Michigan Science Center in mid-town Detroit on the edge of the Wayne State University campus.

Six tracks of information will be showcased. Those include:

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles/Smart Cities

Mobility including Electric Vehicles


How Advanced Real-Time 3D Tech Is Shaping Our Future

Entrepreneur Support

Technology as a Service

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The conference opens at 9 a.m. with a keynote address from Lawrence Burns, former Vice President for Research and Technology at General Motors. He will discuss the findings of his new book Autonomy: The Quest to Build The Driverless Car – And How It Will Reshape Our World.

The conference concludes with the China-government backed InnoSTARS IoT Pitch Competition that will give up to 10 Michigan IoT companies the chance to win an all expenses paid trip to China this fall to compete in the world finals.

Tickets to the conference are only $125 and include breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks. Lt. Gov. Gilchrist will deliver his lunch keynote at 1 p.m. in the Michigan Science Center ballroom.

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Press passes are available for credentialed media by emailing Brennan.