Telematics Update Expanding: The Telematics Detroit 2013 Conference & Exhibition, set for June 5-6 at The Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, is expanding. With more OEM announcements, cross-industry sessions and bespoke networking opportunities than ever before, we’re proud to release the brochure. Attendees can learn from more than 100 expert speakers from companies like Ford, GM, Toyota, Honda, Progressive, Subaru, Kia, Continental, Facebook, BMW and Mercedes-Benz on how to deliver integrated services to develop brand affinity and create customers for life. They can also network with more than 1,800 senior-level executives from OEMs, dealerships, insurers, government, tier ones, content providers and wireless carriers to secure crucial relationships and elevate your business’ global profile in this shifting market. Key topics discussed will include connectivity business models, end-to-end telematics platforms, V2X technologies, big data, open app development and the dealer relationship, to help you master the connected car user experience.

Compuware Addresses Enterprise Mobility Challenges: Compuware Corp.  (Nasdaq:CPWR) announced that its Professional Services Business Unit will host a live Webcast titled “Apps that Work — An Ideal Approach to Mobile Strategy.” The Webcast will highlight the key drivers and challenges of implementing an enterprise mobility strategy while detailing the essential elements of a clearly defined mobility strategy. The presentation will be conducted jointly with the Dole Fresh Fruit Co., which recently launched a new mobile and cloud-based product quality assurance solution in partnership with Compuware. The Webcast will be held Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 11 a.m. Eastern time. Presenters will include Compuware professional services vice president Bob Kennedy, and Trever Scott, senior director for IT in North America for Dole Fresh Fruit. More at

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Consulting Firm Sets Program On Doing Business In China: The Auburn Hills office of Philadelphia-based IT and staffing consultants Judge Group Inc. will hold a program on helping Michigan companies enter the Chinese market. The event is Wednesday, Feb. 13 at Automation Alley headquarters in Troy. The Judge Group and the Shanghai Information Service Outsourcing Development Center, an affiliate branch of the Shanghai municipal government, have co-launched the U.S.-China IT Services Exchange Program 2013 to help U.S. and Chinese businesses exchange supply and demand information and promote partnership in both markets. Judge and the iISO will host events for participating companies to explore potential partnerships. Events will be held in Shanghai in April, June and October. Judge will select the participating U.S. companies and iISO will reimburse participating companies for their travel expenses and facilitate travel and accommodations in China. Shanghai’s IT service parks are home to hundreds of U.S.-invested IT companies. Opportunities include partnering with Chinese companies to deliver low cost IT services for global businesses, investing in China to open and grow business for profit from the China market, and partnerships with Chinese businesses which are interested in investing in the United States. There is no cost to attend this event but registration is mandatory. Please register at The deadline for registration is Feb. 10. For more information, contact Tiffany Allen at (248) 253-9500, ext. 1228, or email Automation Alley headquarters is at 2675 Bellingham in Troy.

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MichBio Sets BioMixer: Join us for the next BioMixer hosted by Doeren Mayhew on Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. at 305 West Big Beaver Road in Troy. Come network with your peers, make new connections and talk bio biz! Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. The event is free to MichBio members and $10 for nonmembers. More by contacting Dave McGuire at

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Compuware Presents Live Webcast Featuring Independent Research Firm, ‘Productionizing Big Data — Taming the Complexity’: Compuware Corp. (Nasdaq:CPWR)  announced a live Webcast featuring Forrester Research Inc. that will highlight the crucial role modern application performance management plays in taming the complexity of big data deployments. “Productionizing Big Data — Taming the Complexity” will be held Wednesday, Feb. 13 at noon Eastern time, with presenter Mike Gualtieri, principal analyst of Forrester Research. During this free webcast, attendees will learn Forrester’s view on how big data is embraced and productionized by IT across the full data/analytics lifecycle; how to tame the complexity to ensure a well-running and scalable big data environment; about APM’s critical role in successfully deploying big data in production; how to gain deep visibility into your big data applications and transactions with modern APM; and how to quickly get to the root cause of performance issues, whether they reside in the data, the application or the infrastructure. Register at