Economic Developers To Meet: The Michigan Economic Development Association’s 2012 fall program, with the title “Creating A Talent Driven Economy,” will be held Tuesday, Nov. 27 at the Lexington Hotel in Lansing. For Michigan to be competitive in today’s global environment, it takes talent. Understanding this dynamic and programs is key for economic development success. Our “Creating a Talent-Driven Economy” program will address the importance of “Talent” to Michigan’s future, showcase some of the talent development programs and allow you to share your ideas regarding growing Michigan’s future talent base. Registration for the event opens at 8:30 a.m. and the program starts at 9 a.m., concluding by 3 p.m. The Lexington Hotel is at 925 S. Creyts Road. Call the Lexington Hotel at (877) 322-5544 by Nov. 2 and mention that you are with the MEDA group to receive a $99 rate. Free parking is available onsite. Backup parking is available behind the building. The event is $90 for MEDA members and $160 for nonmembers.

Mobile Health Apps, Devices & Impact is Focus of Mobile Monday Detroit : The Oct. 15 meeting of Mobile Monday Detroit will focus on mHealth apps, devices and impact on the health care industry. The event takes place at 5:30 p.m. at Compuware headquarters in downtown Detroit, and is open to all who have an interest in learning about this rapidly growing segment of the mobile and wireless industry. Mobile healthcare, also known as mHealth, is one of the fastest growing segments of the mobile technology industry globally; it is also achieving significant growth in Michigan and is an incredible opportunity for Michigan’s economy. This MobileMonday event will discuss the health care industry’s use of mobile technology with specific focus on apps & devices. We will provide Michigan-based speakers who can present information about the use of mobile technologies in a healthcare environment and the resulting impact. Speakers will include  Kevin Lasser, CEO, JEMS Technology; Caston Thomas, CEO, iWorksTech; Laurence Kirchmeier, Technologist, Office of Enabling Technologies, University of Michigan Medical School; and Ralph D. Pearlman, M.D., founder and CEO of Pearlswan Communications. Attendance at Mobile Monday Detroit is FREE, but advance registration is required at Free parking is available (with ticket validation at sign-in) in Compuware’s parking deck directly behind the headquarters building, and refreshments will be served. Mobile Monday Detroit is sponsored by Mobile Monday Michigan, Compuware and the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan.

ITS Sets Altiris, Symantec Program: Got 30 minutes? Learn how you can receive assistance with your Altiris, Symantec Workflow & Symantec Security Solutions. The Webinar will be held Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 11 a.m. Eastern time. As the responsibilities of IT Departments continue to expand, there is a growing need. You purchased Symantec software, and while it seems to be working fine, you may find yourself or your company looking at one of three different scenarios. First, you know the software is working correctly. However, you know the software is also capable of more and there are additional benefits available if you had the knowledge or time to dedicate to this. Second, it seems like the software is working correctly, and you really have no idea if there are other benefits available. Third, the software is functioning correctly, but it does not seem to be fitting well in your environment or with your current processes. The Support and Engineer Team at ITS contains over 40 experts in all things Symantec. We understand these scenarios and the frustrations they can cause. In this short Webcast, we will review how ITS can provide assistance to you and your team in all three of these areas. Register for this free program at


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