Plante Moran and Automation Alley to Host Toast and Tech Talk Series


SOUTHFIELD — Plante Moran, a certified public accounting and business advisory firm, will host a four-part breakfast series with Automation Alley entitled ‘Toast + Tech Talk.’ The series will focus on business topics related to the technology industry to help growing companies develop the framework and tools necessary to continue to compete and be successful in the space.

“Growing technology companies are usually led by entrepreneurs who have an abundance of good ideas and the drive to realize them,” Brian Langham, partner and co-leader of Plante Moran’s technology consulting practice said. “However, these dynamic companies face tremendous competition and sustaining growth requires a combination of tech savvy and strong business skills. This series with Automation Alley will help technology-focused organizations break through business and talent barriers to position themselves for success.”

Each session will feature a strolling breakfast, networking, and a panel discussion with varying industry experts. 

The schedule of talks and what topics they will be covering are listed below:

  • Tuesday, July 29: Business Basics for Growing Firms – What you need to know to succeed

7:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Location: Plante Moran’s Detroit office – 1098 Woodward Ave., Detroit
Panelists: Plante Moran and Honigman

  •  Tuesday, Aug. 26: Surefire Ways to Attract, Retain and Motivate Talent

7:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Location: Detroit Athletic Club – 241 Madison Ave., Detroit
Panelists: Strategic Staffing Solutions

  • Tuesday, Sept. 23: Driving Growth and Delivering Value – Strategies to Maximize your Firm’s Worth

7:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Location: Plante Moran’s Detroit office – 1098 Woodward Ave., Detroit
Panelists: Detroit Venture Partners, Hitachi Business Finance, Silicon Valley Bank

  • Tuesday, Oct. 28: Grow from Entrepreneur to Strategic Business Leader

7:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Location: Grand Circus Detroit – 1570 Woodward Ave., Detroit
Panelists: Clark Hill, Inforum, Michigan State University Broad College of Business, Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

To register for Toast + Tech Talk series, email