Software, Women in Tech, VR on M2 TechCast

ROYAL OAK — Michigan-developed software, women in technology, Tech248 and cloud services are the highlights of the Monday, Nov. 21 M2 TechCast podcast.

At 3 p.m., Paul Rutherford, president of Holland-based Rutherford and Associates, will discuss the company’s latest publication and its eoStar software for the direct store delivery software for the beverage industry.

At 3:15, it’s the monthly visit from women’s tech advocate Kathleen Norton-Schock will interview special guest Rosemary Bayer, a veteran technology executive who is now running for the Michigan State Senate.

At 3:30, Greg Doyle from Tech248, Oakland County’s technology industry interest group, will interview Sean Hurwitz of Royal Oak-based Pixo Group, a specialist in virtual reality.

The show wraps up at 3:45 with Rick Beckers, CEO of Rochester Hills-based CloudTech1. He is to announce a new service that provides high-speed, satellite-based Internet service available anywhere in Michigan and beyond.

M2 Techcast is heard live Mondays from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern time at You also can listen to archived shows on demand by clicking on M2 TechCast at MITechNews.Com.

Now in its third year, the M2 TechCast is co-hosted by Matt Roush, director of media relations at Lawrence Tech, and Mike Brennan, owner of, an online Michigan tech news source since 1999. It’s part of the Podcast Detroit network of more than 80 locally produced podcasts, anchored by IT in the D, which runs Monday nights from 9 to 11 p.m. Eastern time and which regularly draws more than 500,000 listeners.

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