IoT TechConnect:
A Survival Guide To IoT

Transportation Visionary To Keynote IoT TechConnect

Autonomous Vehicle expert Lawrence D. Burns, formerly General Motors Corporate Vice President of Research and Development, will be the morning keynote speaker at IoT TechConnect April 29, 2019, at the Michigan Science Center.

Burns, who just published his latest book, Autonomy: The Quest to Build The Driverless Car – And How It Will Reshape Our World, will discuss how electric-powered driverless vehicles used in transportation services will radically transform the automotive industry.

Why you should attend


Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist To Deliver Lunch Keynote

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.

Lt. Gov. Gilchrist will be speaking in the ballroom from 1 to 2 pm. The Lunch and Learn ticket is good from 11 am to 5 pm, so you’ll also be able to catch the three afternoon tracks that include Mobility (everything from how cities deal with driverless vehicles, to electric scooters to electric vehicle makers), Entrepreneur Support (Panels on the new legal business of cannabis in Michigan, how to pitch Angel Investors, and how to use Facebook and YouTube to promote your business). And Technology-as-a-Service, the hottest IoT delivery mechanism.

For those Automation Alley members attending the Tech Report release at the Detroit Institute of the Arts across the street from the Michigan Science Center (that ends at 11:30 am) they can buy a Lunch and Learn ticket to also hear Lt. Gov. Gilchrist and attend as much of the afternoon events as they like.

Tickets are just $40 and include lunch.

At 5 pm, the China-government backed InnoSTARS competition will showcase a half dozen promoting IoT startups that will compete for the chance to attend the world finals in China this fall. The winner there will receive Chinese government support to enter the world’s largest market, China.

If you have any questions or want to buy a block of tickets for your company, email co-producer Mike Brennan at

China’s InnoSTARS Competition Coming To Detroit April 29

DETROIT – A few changes have been made to the Chinese-government backed InnoSTARS competition that is coming to Detroit April 29, part of the IoT TechConnect conference at the Michigan Science Center.


The Region’s Largest Internet of Things Event!

IoT Tech Connect has been developed as an unbiased gathering where companies, institutions, associations, and professionals can network, show off their products and services, and become educated on Internet of Things, M2M, and Autonomous Vehicles. Dozens of sponsors and exhibitors expected. 500+ attendees will be coming to hear from industry thought leaders during our keynotes and breakout sessions. Media outlets of all kinds will be tightly focused on the event.


IoT Tech Connect will provide the perfect place to launch a new product or service, make your mark as a thought leader in IoT, build up your brand in the eyes of your target market, and most importantly, gain an advantage over your competitors.


You will have opportunities to meet customers, and build professional relationships. IoT Tech Connect is a vital inclusion to your marketing campaign. Reach out now to determine what opportunities are available for you and your team to join other IoT leaders at Michigan’s largest IoT event of the year!

Michigan Science Center to host IoT TechConnect

Detroit, Mich. – Michigan Science Center will be hosting the 2nd IoT TechConnect Conference on April 29, 2019. This one-day event will focus on Internet of Things (IoT) companies, experts and training in Michigan.

IoT TechConnect will feature content tracks to provide attendees with greater familiarity about the opportunities and threats posed by IoT. More and more devices are connecting to the Internet, so making sure they do not become a gateway for hackers to crack home, office and even autonomous vehicle computer networks is critical.

Michigan Science Center will receive 15 percent of sponsorship revenue to fund its programming.

“The Industrial Internet of Things presents an enormous opportunity for manufacturers, but it can be hard to know where to begin and best practices for continued development. IoT TechConnect is a great resource for companies looking to connect to industry leaders and map out a path for future success.”

~Stu Johnson, Director, Product Marketing, Plex Systems




Track Sessions Include:




IoT Cyber Security


IoT 101

Entrepreneur support

Michigan Science Center will receive 15% of sponsorship revenue to fund its programming.