The Michigan Business Network was on the road to the Detroit Regional Chamber’s 9th Annual Detroit Policy Conference 2020 at the Motor City Casino in Detroit, MI on January 29th. This annual event brings more than 30 leaders who address Detroit’s ongoing path to economic sustainability and set into motion meaningful change in the city.
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Welcome: Sandy Baruah and Dennis W. Archer Jr.
- Speaker: Sandy Baruah, President and CEO, Detroit Regional Chamber
Dennis W. Archer Jr., CEO, Ignition Media Group; Founding Partner, Archer Corporate Services; Chair, 2020 Detroit Policy Conference; LD XVIII
Special Video Message: Gretchen Whitmer, Governor, State of Michigan
Location: Sound Board
Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II
- Speaker: Garlin Gilchrist II, Lieutenant Governor, State of Michigan
Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II has dedicated his career to serving the public through utilizing technology to solve everyday problems. In this session, the Lt. Gov. redefines what it means to be an entrepreneur in Detroit and how Detroit can create an environment prime for innovations and ideas.
Location: Sound BoardSponsor: DTE Foundation
Keynote Address: Mary Culler
- Speaker: Mary Culler, Office of the Executive Chairman, Detroit Development Director, and Ford Fund President, Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company is uniquely positioned to help define Detroit’s next decade as it leads the Michigan Central Station redevelopment and creation of a new innovative ecosystem in Corktown.
Detroit Development Director Mary Culler discusses these opportunities and Ford’s commitment to Corktown becoming a vibrant, innovative community where people come to create, test, and experience new transportation solutions that advance human progress.
Location: Sound BoardSponsor: Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center
Power Perspective:Unlocking Detroit’s Entrepreneurial Potential
- Speaker: Monica Wheat, Executive Director, Venture Catalysts; Managing Director, Backstage Capital
Location: Sound BoardSponsor: Grand Valley State University
One-on-One Conversation with Dug Song
- Speaker: Dug Song, Co-founder and General Manager, Duo Security at Cisco
Interviewer: Christy McDonald, Anchor, Detroit Public Television
As a successful Detroit entrepreneur, Dug Song is best known for building the notable “unicorn” company, Duo Security. Song will address how crucial creating a strong startup ecosystem is to positioning Detroit as a global destination for entrepreneurship and a place where billion-dollar ideas can be grown from the ground up. He will also share his unique insight into building a more welcoming and inclusive entrepreneurial community.
Location: Sound BoardSponsor: Delta Air Lines
more details: https://www.detroitchamber.com/dpc/