Telematics Update To Return: Telematics Detroit 2014 will be held Wednesday and Thursday, June 4 and 5 at the Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi. The 2013 version of the show featured more than 4,000 telematics executives and 120 companies, including 12 automakers. Check out video highlights from the 2013 show at

Automation Alley to host session on “Five Generations, One Workplace!” Aug. 14: Automation Alley, Michigan’s largest technology business association, will host a session on bridging the generation gap in the workplace on Aug. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its headquarters at 2675 Bellingham in Troy. The session, titled “Five Generations, One Workplace!” and presented by Automation Alley’s Education and Workforce Committee, is the final lunch ‘n’ learn in a six-part series on “Hiring and Keeping the Perfect Ideal Employee.” As people are living longer, healthier lives, they are finding a need or desire to stay in the workforce longer. On the other end of the age spectrum, millennials are changing the rules, demanding mobile workplaces, flexible hours and a different style of management. The session will also focus on those people in the middle, who may be raising kids while taking care of aging parents. A successful workplace needs to take into consideration the differences and needs of each of these generations and include a plan to fit it all together, without sacrificing company culture and productivity. This session will feature two speakers from event sponsor Kelly Services, Inc., both from different generations. They are Jason Morga, senior director of the Americas Marketing group and Lance Richards, vice president of the Office of Innovation. Morga has been engaged in human resources and marketing functions for 13 years. Richards has more than 25 years of background in human resources and is currently responsible for bringing HR innovation to clients. The day will begin with registration, lunch and networking at 11:30 a.m., followed by the program at noon. A Q-and-A period will follow from 12:45 to 1 p.m. The cost to attend is $20 for members with pre-registration or $30 at the door. The cost for non-members is $40 with pre-registration or $50 at the door. Pre-registration ends Aug. 12 at close of business. For more information or to register, visit or contact the Automation Alley Resource Center at (800) 427-5100 or