Auto industry, cybersecurity, and pitch contests on Jan. 7 return of M2 TechCast

ROYAL OAK — Fresh from a three-week holiday break, the M2 TechCast technology news podcast returns at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7 with a great lineup of experts in the auto industry, cybersecurity, and more.

The show begins with Michelle Krebs, executive analyst for, who will discuss the outlook for auto sales this year.

At 2:15 p.m., cybersecurity expert Dan Lohrmann, former chief information security officer for the state of Michigan, will cover the top cyber threats facing business as 2019 begins.

At 2:30, Cindy Goodaker, vice president of signature programs and communications with Inforum, will highlight the women’s group annual breakfast during the North American International Auto Show next week.

The show wraps up at 2:45 with John Robinson, who will provide details on China’s InnoStars pitch competition that will cap IoT Tech Connect, the second annual Internet of Things conference being held April 29 at the Michigan Science Center.

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.

Now in 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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