Matt Roush joined WWJ Newsradio 950 in September 2001 to spearhead the launch of the Great Lakes IT Report, a daily e-mail newsletter covering the technology world from a Michigan perspective. The publication was rebranded as the WWJ Technology Report with Matt Roush in January 2013. The publication covers tech broadly, including hardware, software, advanced manufacturing, the life sciences, tech education, automotive technology such as telematics and advanced powertrains, and renewable energy technologies. The publication concentrates on Michigan-based companies and technologies and covers how Michigan is transforming its economy from brute-force manufacturing to knowledge-based industries.
Prior to joining WWJ, Roush spent more than 10 years at Crain’s Detroit Business as a reporter. Hired in 1990 to cover banking and finance, Roush’s beat was switched to retailing in 1994. At that point, Roush discovered that retailers were concerned about losing sales to a then-novel medium called the Internet — and he started writing stories about the Internet that were thinly disguised as stories about retailing. In 1998, he began covering tech and the Internet full-time for Crain’s. He also helped launch a tech news Web site for Crain’s, CrainTech.com, in 2000.
Prior to Crain’s, Roush covered beats as varied as business, health care, local government and real estate for the Kalamazoo Gazette (1987-90), the Traverse City Record-Eagle (1985-87), the Leelanau Enterprise (1980-85) and the Three Rivers Commercial (1978-80).
Roush, a resident of Dearborn, is active in his community and church. He has won numerous journalism awards from the Associated Press, UPI and the Association of Area Business Publications. His hobbies include cooking, camping, hiking, cross-country skiing, astronomy, gardening, and building and flying model rockets. Roush is a native of Three Rivers and a 1978 graduate of Albion College.
Organizers of the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium Thursday unveiled preliminary plans for the 2014 conference June 17-18.
The customer experience analytics provider ForeSee Thursday released the first ForeSee Experience Index, a study that offers the most comprehensive picture to-date of how today’s customer experiences with the top 100 brands across seven industries as reported by Interbrand, are predictive of companies’ future business success.
If you’d like to be part of the transformation of downtown Lansing’s iconic Knapp’s department store building into a design incubator, there’s a meet and greet open to the public on Tuesday, Dec. 17, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Entrepreneurs looking for a new office for the new year are welcome to check out the Macomb-OU INCubator at Velocity Center, 6633 18 Mile Road in Sterling Heights.
Truven Health Analytics announced the release of an addition to its Payment Integrity Enterprise solution: Provider Surveillance Executive Dashboards. The latest addition helps states and managed care organizations prioritize their provider credentialing workload by delivering public records information in an easy-to-consume format to root out healthcare fraud.
What, you mean we have to work today and Friday? Jeez, I miss Thanksgiving week already. Nevertheless, there’s plenty of cool stuff from the wild worlds of science and technology to share, so it’s all good…
Join WWJ Technology Editor Matt Roush and panelists gathered by the Southfield accounting and business advisory firm Plante Moran for a webinar on a novel idea for getting innovation into your organization — buying it.
A Novi native and graduate of Michigan State University and Walsh College is making a living online talking about movies in production.
An experiment designed by four 17-year-olds at the Macomb Mathematics Science Technology Center in Warren will fly to the International Space Station this month.
The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8 a.m. Dec. 16 to start hydrogen fuel cell testing with GM at the U.S. Army’s new Ground System Power and Energy Laboratory.