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Book Launch of Second Shift, GM, and Lansing

globalEDGE Business Beat
October 18, 2016 3:30 PM

Tomas Hult speaks with co-authors David Hollister, Ray Tadgerson, and David Closs. This segment is a synopsis of his series of six interviews from August 2016, at the time of the the launch of Second Shift, The Inside Story of the Keep GM Movement

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Covisint Simplifies the Logistic Stream of Auto Suppliers

Michigan Business Beat
October 17, 2016 1:00 PM


MBN's Chris Holman talks with Tim Evavold, Executive Director Automotive, Covisint at the 2016 CAR Management Briefing Seminars in the Traverse City area. Tim informs of what Covisint does which includes simplifying the logistic stream of auto suppliers. Covisint also is in the business of helping companies connect and manage their complex digital business ecosystems.

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MEDC supporting transition to mobility in 2016

Michigan Business Beat
October 13, 2016 10:00 AM

While at the Westin at Detroit International Airport September 29th for the World Mobility Leadership Forum, Jeffrey spoke with MEDC’s Senior Vice President, Automotive Office, and Senior Adviser Automotive Initiatives, State of Michigan, Kevin T. Kerrigan covering how they have been supporting transition to mobility during 2016. MEDC was a forum partner for this two-day event, and PlanetM was a premier sponsor. Kerrigan reviews how this event has upper level representation from General Motors, Telsa, and Ford. He then reviews Michigan Governor Snyder’s comments the previous event regarding MCity, test facilities across Michigan, and the upcoming American Center for Mobility at Willow Run. The interview is followed by excerpts from the Westin at Detroit International Airport, specifically from Diarmuid O’Connell, Vice President, Business Development, Tesla Motors. O’Connell was delivering the message Mobility Next >> Accelerating the World’s Transition to Sustainable Transport.

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International Business and Auto Multiplier Effect

globalEDGE Business Beat
October 12, 2016 2:30 PM

At Michigan Business Network’s first International Business Breakfast co-sponsored by globalEDGE we hear from Tomas Hult PhD, and U.S. Senator Gary Peters. Peters gives his perspective on some international business issues, and then discusses the economic impact and multiplier effect of the auto industry, especially here in Michigan.

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The Federal Government Announces Guidelines for Driverless Car Development

Business Next
October 11, 2016 3:30 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews Linda Daichendt, executive director of the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan, to learn more about new federal guidelines for driverless car development, the threat that artificial intelligence poses to jobs, Apple’s free app to reach children how to code and advances in smart home technology.

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Tech News: Autonomous Cars, Camera Glasses and More

This Month in Small Business Technology
October 5, 2016 1:30 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Linda Daichendt, executive director of the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan, about the federal government's recommendations for autonomous cars, new developments in wearable cameras in glasses, privacy and messaging apps, four industries in flux thanks to technology and Ford Field upgrading their public WiFi.

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Brad Oleshensky: The M1 Concourse Business

A Shunpiker's Journal
October 5, 2016 9:00 AM

This show is all about one of the most fascinating Michigan business success stories that is also great news for car people - the M1 Concourse, a complex of garage condos, race track, event space and soon even an automobile-related retail space. The M1 Concourse occupies the site of a former GM factory on Woodward Avenue in Pontiac, MI. Our guest is founder and CEO, Brad Oleshensky, a lawyer by training and serious car enthusiast who had a great idea that few people saw as possible.  

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Microsoft and Mercedes Create “In Car Office”

Bottom Line IT
October 3, 2016 1:00 PM


Krebs on Security Booted off Akamai Network After DDoS Attack Proves Pricey. 
This week, prominent security expert Brian Krebs' blog became the focus of a concentrated distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. The attack, 665 Gbps in size, was detected by Akamai and DDoS protection outfit Prolexic, owned by Akamai, as "almost twice the size" of attacks they have had to fend off in the past, according to Krebs. DDoS attacks are a common way to disrupt online services. Requiring little or no technical knowledge, these attacks most often use botnets and networks of hacked devices which act as 'slaves.' The operator then commands these devices to flood a domain with traffic, which in turn can prevent legitimate access from getting through, disrupt servers, and financially hurt the target. Full article HERE

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Aerospace get's Price Pressures from Big OEM’s and Similarities in Automotive Industry

Michigan Business Beat
September 30, 2016 9:00 AM

During MEDC's Tony Vernaci's recent trip to Farnborough, England for the airshow in July, he was invited to a meeting with Liebherr Aerospace and the German Aerospace Industry Association.  The meeting was to discuss issues the aerospace supply base is experiencing from price pressures the big OEM’s like Boeing and Airbus are passing down. 

As a result of that meeting he was invited to come to Germany where Jeffrey caught up with Mr. Vernaci over in Europe. He was speaking to that nation's industry group’s annual meeting to present how Michigan's auto industry responded to these same pressures from OEM’s like Chrysler, Ford and GM that started in the 1990’s.  This is another example of the crossover benefits between aerospace and automotive.

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Volkswagen Sets Up Cyber Security Firm with Ex-Israeli Spy Chief

Bottom Line IT
September 27, 2016 2:00 PM

Erik Jacobsen and Amy Mumby talk about how Volkswagen Sets Up Cyber Security Firm with Ex-Israeli Spy Chief.

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