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Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist To Deliver Keynote At IoT Tech Connect Conference

Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist will deliver the IoT Tech Connect lunch keynote address at the Michigan Science Center on April 29, 2019 to 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 & Publisher of MITechNews.Com, the co-producer of IoT Tech Connect. XaaS1.Com also is co-producer.

Global Auto Mobility Offers Readers 36% Discount on IoT Tech Connect Tickets — Meals Included!

DETROIT – If you want to get the latest updates on Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Smart Cities and Mobility, you’re going to want to attend IoT Tech Connect on April 29 at the Michigan Science Center. And to help you decide to do so, Global Auto Mobility is offering its readers a 36 percent ticket discount – that includes meals. Really.

IoT Tech Connect offers a panel on Connected and Autonomous Vehicles that features national experts Kirk Steudle (formerly Michigan Department of Transportation Director), Michael Noblett, new president of the American Center for Mobility, Carrie Morton, Deputy Director of MCity at the University of Michigan, and Jeremy McClain, Director of Systems and Technology, Continental North America. 

Another panel focused on Smart Cities includes Barry Einsig, Principal at CAVita, Rebecca Hunter, from Crown Castle, Justin Snowden from the City of Detroit, and Valerie Brugeman, from the Center for Automotive Transportation.

Autoline Founder John McElroy leads a third panel that looks at Automated Highway Systems. Panelists include Einsig, Rajiv Gupta, IoT Partner Support Intel, and Gerry McDonnell, Founder DAVRA. 

In the Mobility track, DBusiness Editor RJ King moderates an electric vehicle panel that includes Daron Gifford, Partner at Plante Moran, Robert Bollinger, CEO of Bollinger Motors (building an electric pickup truck), and Shodit Mere, CEO of Pedestrian (building an electric last mile autonomous delivery vehicle.)

IoT Tech Connect also features panels on how to keep hackers out of IoT, and Connected Vehicles, the future of 3D including in manufacturing lead by Unity Technologies, the world’s largest 3D software developer, as well as tracks to help Entrepreneurs pitch Angel Investors, Create legal marijuana businesses, and promote their companies through social medial. Yet another track features companies involved in the Technology As A Service business. All the tracks can be found at this link:

Global Auto Mobility is offering a 36 percent discount on ticket prices, reducing ticket prices from $125 to just $80. Just specify the number of tickets, and when you go to the shopping cart, enter the discount code grpdisc2019 and the price drops to $80. 

Here’s the link to purchase tickets.

10 Technologies That Are Changing the World

Futurists of the 1950s and ’60s predicted that by the 2000s, flying cars and airborne robots would be a part of our everyday lives. Instead, we live in a world dominated by live streaming, smartphones and social networks.

While those forecasters didn’t quite get the timing right, they got the technology right. Today, we are at the brink of another technological boom. This time, technologies like self-driving vehicles and robot assistants are under development. Soon, these and the other exciting technologies described below will go mainstream, changing the world in the process.

IoT malware threats ballooned in 2018

The scale of emerging malware threats affecting Internet of Things (IoT) devices more than doubled last year as connected devices grew in popularity with businesses and consumers.

An explosion of IoT adoption during 2018 gained the attention of cyber criminals, who now consider this technology as “easy prey” given the majority of exploits centre on weak passwords or unpatched software.

Despite detecting just five significant malware threats in 2017 and three the year before, researchers with F-Secure Labs outlined 19 variants across ten strands that posed risks to the IoT ecosphere last year.

Seizing the IoT Ecosystem Opportunity

The number of devices on the market with internet connectivity currently is staggering, and not set to slow down any time soon

In fact, industry experts predict that, by 2021, there will be between 27 and 40 billion interconnected devices making up the Internet of Things (IoT).

While a large proportion of these devices benefit and enhance our personal lives, this rapid expansion is also giving rise to new opportunities in the business world. Being able to share information openly has the potential to significantly benefit and improve countless industries.

IoT Tech Connect Announces CAV Panel

IoT Tech Connect has announced the names of the speakers making up the Connected and Autonomous Vehicles track. The industry experts include MCity’s VArrie Morton, CAVita’s Barry Einsig, Econolite’s Kirk Steudle, and Autoline Founded and journalist John McElroy

IoT Tech Connect Event at the Michigan Science Center