Event Notices From April 3

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Ross School of Business Club of Southeast Michigan Hosts Cloud Computing Seminar at Online Tech: The Ross School of Business Club of Southeastern Michigan will be hosting a seminar on April 19 at Online Tech’s newest Ann Arbor Data Center to discuss cloud computing. The seminar, “Cloud Computing: Approach Innovatively and Understand Trends,” will analyze current trends in cloud computing and how businesses looking to move to the cloud can adopt and utilize the technology. The speakers include Mike Klein, Online Tech’s President and COO; Gary Baker, Crm businesses about how the cloud can be used in current business practices. Gary Baker is the Co-Host of Internet Advisor Radio Program on WJR. Gary was previously the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Gale (Cenage) Learning; Vice President of Information Technology at Borders; and Director of Information Technology Transformation Services at Alix Partners. Gary holds an MBA from the Ross School of Business. Prior to Online Tech, Klein was the CEO of Interlink Networks, Managing Partner of Company Crafters and CEO and founder of Steeplechase Software. Mike has an MBA from the Ross School of Business. instructor with Ross Executive Education and co-authored “The New Age of Innovation” with C.K. Prahalad. He holds a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University. Registration for the event will begin at 6 p.m.and will provide time for networking. Tours of Online Tech’s Ann Arbor data center will be available starting at 6:30 p.m. Presentations will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets for the event should be purchased in advance. The cost to attend is $15 for paid members of the Ross School of Business Club of Southeastern Michigan and $25 for non-members and guests. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

UM, Baker College to gauge interest in Shiawassee business incubator: The University of Michigan’s Center for Business Acceleration and Incubation Studies and Baker College of Owosso will present a town hall meeting to evaluate regional interest in a business incubation program and/or facility in the Shiawassee County region. The event will take place from 8 to 9 a.m. Thursday, April 12 at the Baker College of Owosso Welcome Center Conference Room B, 1309 S. M-52, Owosso. The Shiawassee County Business Incubator Initiative will survey area entrepreneurs, small business owners and students interested in being involved with a regional incubator. These surveys will help assess the feasibility of an incubator and determine the programmatic and facility resources an incubator should offer in the Shiawassee County region. The Shiawassee County Business Incubator Initiative is supported with a grant from the US Department of Agriculture Rural Development. Baker College of Owosso and UM’s CBAIS are working with a steering committee comprised of leaders from the Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce, the MI-SBTDC, the City of Owosso, the Lansing Economic Area Partnership, Fifth Third Bank, the Shiawassee Economic Development Partnership, and members of private industry, who provide insight on all project phases.

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