Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist to Deliver Keynote at IoT Tech Connect Conference

DETROIT–Michigan Lieutenant Gov. Garlin Gilchrist will deliver the luncheon keynote Monday, April 29 at the IoT Tech Connect conference at the Michigan Science Center.

State officials say Gilchrist will 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 and publisher of the tech news website MITechNews.Com, the co-producer of IoT Tech Connect. XaaS1.Com also is a co-producer.

“Since Lt. Gov. Gilchrist is an accomplished technologist himself and leading the administration’s vision
in technology, we’ll get those answers,” Brennan said. “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. 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
Track details at

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 $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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For more information, email Brennan at

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