Lawrence Tech to host Oct. 4 regional stormwater summit: The 2013 Regional Stormwater Summit hosted by the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office, Pure Oakland Water and Lawrence Technological University will be held at on Friday, Oct. 4, on the university’s campus, 21000 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield. The $20 registration fee includes continental breakfast and lunch. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and concluding remarks are scheduled for 3:45 p.m. For information and online registration, click on the events tab at http://www.oakgov.com/water/. The conference is intended for regional and local elected officials and staff, industry providers, environmental groups, educators and students, as well as the general public. Anyone interested in the new EPA regulations, sustainability, cutting-edge water projects, planning and related environmental concerns is encouraged to attend. The summit will be convened by Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash. LTU President Virinder Moudgil and Civil Engineering Professor Donald Carpenter will serve as the hosts. Topics include EPA’s proposed stormwater rulemaking, Michigan’s phase II stormwater permit application, shifting from gray to green infrastructure in the Rouge River watershed, SEMCOG initiatives, LTU’s stormwater best management practices, a panel discussion on stormwater utility funding and climate change in southeast Michigan. The keynote speaker will be Jim Smullen, senior vice president at Camp, Dresser and McKee, who has 30 years’ experience in surface water resources engineering with a specialization in stormwater runoff research and planning. He has served as the project manager for the Philadelphia wet weather and source water protection programs support contract since its inception in 1994. He oversaw the development of the Green City, Clean Water program, the first long-term CSO control plan in the United States relying entirely upon green stormwater infrastructure. Lawrence Tech is home to numerous examples of LID best management practices, including a green roof, a bioswale, porous pavers, naturalized areas, cisterns and rain gardens. These features will be detailed at stops along the stormwater management educational trail. Lawrence Tech’s campus master plan calls for additional features to reduce stormwater runoff, which will be added to the educational trail as they are implemented. Carpenter is the founder and director of the Great Lakes Stormwater Management Institute at Lawrence Tech, and he is one of Michigan’s leading proponents of low-impact development (LID), which is a process for sustainable development and redevelopment that conserves and protects natural resources.
TiE Detroit Sets Event On Doing Business In India: TiE Detroit is collaborating with India Initiatives at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business to present “Doing Business in India: Perspectives from a Multinational Tech Company,” a talk by Vivek Mansingh, president of the collaboration and communications group at Cisco Systems India. The event runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20 at the Ross School in Ann Arbor. Register at this link.
Learn How to Efficiently Manage Software in Cars: Waltham, Mass.-based Red Bend Software will present “Learn How To Efficiently Manage Software In Cars,” a free industry seminar, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Westin Hotel, 1500 Town Center in Southfield. Automotive manufacturers need an efficient and comprehensive system to remotely manage the accelerating amount of software inside of today’s connected cars. The benefits to updating software over-the-air are clear: reduce warranty costs, improve the customer experience and connect directly with customers without depending on dealers. To realize the benefits of updating software over-the-air, join Red Bend Software for a free seminar, which will showcase: the most reliable and efficient ways to manage software in automotive devices in order to keep cars up to date with new features, services and improvements; how OEMs can perform software updates faster on electronic control units (ECUs) to shorten repair time in the dealer and program time at the production line, and ultimately reduce costs; and how OEMs can reduce BOM costs and achieve greater energy efficiency by consolidating the digital cluster and infotainment system on one CPU without compromising on performance and security. Speakers include Yoram Berholtz, director of market adoption at Red Bend; Roger Lanctot, associate director of Strategy Analytics; Brad Ballard, marketing manager at TI; Andy Gryc, automotive product marketing manager at QNX Software Systems; and Robert Miller, North America product line director for embedded software solutions at Vector. Register at http://bit.ly/14nUQmE.
MMIC, Blue Water Angels To Host ‘Kinder Shark Tank’ at Macomb-OU INCubator: You’re invited to participate in or attend the Macomb-OU INCubator’s first business plan pitch competition. Boost Macomb, presented by MidMichigan Innovation Center and Blue Water Angels, hosted by the Macomb-OU INCubator and sponsored by the Twisted Rooster, will take place Tuesday, Sept. 24 at the incubator, 6633 18 Mile Road in Sterling Heights. The event begins with networking and refreshments at 5 p.m. and presentations from 6 to 8 p.m. Up to 20 presenters will compete for access to small-business resources. Contestants will have two minutes to pitch their idea, product, service or business before a panel of judges and an audience of experienced entrepreneurs and business support professionals. Presenters will receive constructive feedback to strengthen pitches. The top two winners will receive MidMichigan Innovation Center membership, complete with a capital needs review; a one-year membership to the Macomb-OU INCubator’s I-Hub; an assessment with Wayne Blizman, Mac-OU INC’s Senior Advisor of Commercialization; a coaching session with Mac-OU INC Executive-in-Residence Advicoach of Michigan; a CPA consulting session with Mac-OU INC Executive-in-Residence BiancoCPA; and 90 minutes of consultation with Mac-OU INC Executive-in-Residence Butzel Long. Attendees and potential participants are required to register via the MidMichigan Innovation Center online registration form. For more information, please contact Heather Fortin with MMIC at (231) 995-7119 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AimWest To Talk Beer City, grassroots marketing: AimWest, the association for tech professionals in the Grand Rapids area, will present “Beer City USA: How Social Media Put Grand Rapids on the Map” on Wednesday, Sept. 25, starting with networking at 5:01 p.m. and the program at 5:30. The venue is the Grand Rapids Downtown Market. Social Media and grassroots, viral marketing have helped Grand Rapids become a big name in many arenas thanks to campaigns like Beer City USA, Google Fiber, Artprize, Laughfest, Kids Food Basket “Toyota 100 Cars for Good” and more. How did we get here? Hear local Social Media experts talk about how they helped promote grassroots campaigns to gain recognition for Grand Rapids. The moderator is radio host Paul Jendrasiak of Spambully. Panelists include Andrea Robyns, an interactive web and design manager at Experience Grand Rapids; Pete Brand, cofounder of the Web marketing and development firm Mindscape; Laura Caprara of Stellafly Social Media; and Derek DeVries, senior associate in the digital practice of Lambert, Edwards & Associates. Register at this link.
Event To Tackle The State of the Art in Virtualization: Register now for Virtualization 2013: Technology, Implementation and Directions, a one-day summit on Thursday, Sept. 26 at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor. It’s a great opportunity to gather with other virtualization and IT professionals to learn, network and share best practices. Registration for attendees from Merit Network Inc. member organizations is $79 and includes the ability to register a second person at no additional charge. Member attendees can also receive free registration for Business Continuity via The Cloud, a workshop to be held the following day. Attendees from organizations affiliated with Great Plains Network, NCREN, NYSERNet or WiscNet may attend for $99 per person. Potential members from higher education, K-12, libraries, government, health care and non-profits may attend the summit for $119. Others may attend the event only through special arrangement. The keynote speaker for the summit is Sue B. Workman, associate vice president for client services and support at Indiana University. She will discuss IUanyWare, Indiana University’s virtualized approach to provisioning campus desktops and labs. Developed through a multi-year process, IUanyWare delivers software to thin clients, desktops, laptops, and mobile devices, anytime and anywhere. Sue will present the goals and outcomes of the IUanyWare project, now in its second year. In addition to discussing how IU obtained strategic, political, and cultural alignment for project success, she will include glimpses of how IU plans to leverage this project for further changes and cost savings. The day’s agenda will also include Gary Wroblewski from Central Michigan University on the development of ICEBOX, a virtualized SAS platform for advanced analytics activities; staff from the University of Michigan on campus server virtualization; engineers from the state of Michigan on the state’s Virtual Center of Excellence; Roger Shupert from Lake Michigan College on the college’s Microsoft Hyper-V infrastructure; Derek Harkness from Merit on the evolution of Merit’s infrastructure, now in an almost fully virtualized configuration, plus the development of the Michigan Cyber Range’s technical infrastructure; and representatives from AmeriNet, Cisco, Dell, EMC and Juniper on a wide range of current tech topics in virtualization and cloud-based computing. This summit is designed for IT decision-makers and technologists at colleges, universities, K-12 districts, libraries, government agencies, health care organizations and non-profits. It will help meet the needs of chief technology officers, technologists who develop virtualized solutions, and others with active roles in virtualization technologies and strategies. The event will be held at the Morris Lawrence Building on the campus of Washtenaw Community College. The college is located at 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor. The agenda will begin with continental breakfast at 8:15 a.m., with presentations and discussions following from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks. More at http://www.merit.edu.