IoT Tech Connect, a full-day conference aimed at showcasing internet of things (IoT) technologies in Michigan, will take place April 29 at the Michigan Science Center in Detroit.
The conference will showcase six tracks of information, each with its own sessions, including connected and autonomous vehicles and smart cities; mobility, including electric vehicles; cybersecurity; advanced real-time 3-D technology; entrepreneur support; and technology as a service.
The day also will include vendor exhibits, breakfast, a keynote address by Lawrence Burns, former vice president for research and technology at General Motors Co., lunch, a keynote address by Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist, and a networking reception.
“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,” says Gilchrist. “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.”
The Chinese government-backed InnoSTARS IoT Pitch Competition also will be a part of the conference and offer 10 Michigan IoT companies the chance to win a trip to China in the fall to compete in the world finals.
More information and tickets, which are $125, are available here. Fifteen percent of the revenue generated will support STEM programming at the Michigan Science Center.