LTU’s new dorm, auto anti-hacking, women entrepreneurs, new telecom on Aug. 13 M2 TechCast

ROYAL OAK — The Monday, Aug. 13 edition of the M2 TechCast podcast features a wide variety of tech, education and economic development news.

At 2:45 p.m., Lawrence Technological University Campus Architect Joe Veryser will discuss all the high tech touches in LTU’s new East Residence Hall, opening Aug. 24 to more than 300 new students who will be living on LTU’s Southfield campus. Veryser will also discuss all the other real estate upgrades that have taken place on LTU’s campus over the summer.

Also on the show, Ami Dotan, president and CEO of Karamba Security, warns about a Chinese company called Keen Labs.

And Tember Shea, director of the InGage program for second-stage women entrepreneurs at Inforum, will appear for her regular monthly segment, interviewing Ashleigh Laabs, founder and CEO of A. Victoria Mae, which provides support for small to mid-size businesses, while specializing in business growth strategy development, marketing strategies, strategic project management, and event strategy solutions.

Finally, Dan Springston, vice president of field operations at Southfield-based BullsEye Telecom, will appear to discuss the company’s newest product VirtualTech.

M2 Techcast is heard live Mondays from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern time at You also can listen to archived shows on demand by clicking on M2 TechCast at MITechNews.Com. It’s also available on SoundCloud, iTunes and other audio outlets.

Heading into its fourth year, the M2 TechCast is co-hosted by Matt Roush, director of media relations at Lawrence Technological University, 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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