LTU’s Roush to host IoT TechConnect April 29

DETROIT—Matt Roush, director of media relations and managing editor of the University News Bureau at Lawrence Technological University, will serve as Master of Ceremonies for IoT Tech Connect Monday, April 29 at the Michigan Science Center.

Matt Roush. Lawrence Technological University file photo.

Roush, a longtime Michigan journalist who served as editor of the Great Lakes IT Report for WWJ Newsradio 950 from 2001 to 2014, also is co-host of M2 Techcast, a live Internet radio show heard on the PodcastDetroit Network. Roush’s co-host is Mike Brennan, editor and publisher of the tech news websiteMITechNews.Com, and co-producer of IoT Tech Connect.

“The Internet of Things is a huge economic opportunity for the Detroit area and Michigan overall,” Roush said. “I can’t wait to hear from the experts who have been assembled for IoT TechConnect. If you’re interested at all in the possibilities of IoT, this is a must-attend event.”

IoT Tech Connect features expert speakers and panel discussions on these six tracks:

  • Connected and autonomous vehicles
  • Cybersecurity
  • Mobility
  • 3D future technologies
  • Technology as a Service
  • Entrepreneur Support

The show opens with a breakfast keynote from Lawrence Burns, former vice president of research and development for General Motors. Read more about Burns at this link.

The lunch keynoter will be Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist, who will discuss the Whitmer administration’s technology policies and answer questions from the audience.

At 5 p.m., the China-government backed InnoSTARS competition will showcase half a dozen IoT startups that will compete for the chance to attend the world finals in China this fall. The winner there will receive Chinese government support to enter the world’s largest market, China.

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