DETROIT — A three-day, late-summer summit will tout southeast Michigan as a center of advanced automotive technology.
The innovative spirit of automakers, parts suppliers and tech companies will be the focus of the first Technology in Motion event, Sept. 6-8 at Cobo Center in Detroit.
The forum will showcase the region’s and the industry’s role in shaping connected cars, autonomous driving, new forms of mobility and powertrains of the future. It will link start-ups with the Detroit area’s traditional strengths in automotive higher education and r&d.
A spotlight will be put on automotive employers’ success in hiring young talent.
“No matter where the technology is invented, it is refined, tested and deployed within 100 miles of Detroit,” said David Graff, a co-founder of Technology in Motion and a vice president at MSX International Inc. “It all happens right here, and no one knows it.”
MSX will present the summit in partnership with Crain Communications Inc., publisher of Automotive News and Crain’s Detroit Business.
The first day will feature media presentations from exhibitors, similar to an auto show press day.
The second and third days will include a conference with four panel discussions.
Speakers will include Matt Simoncini, CEO of Lear Corp., and Mike Ableson, vice president of strategy at General Motors. Both companies are Technology in Motion exhibitors and sponsors.
Plans call for a Shark Tank-like competition to wrap up the event.
For information, contact Trisha Stephens at trisha@timdetroit
.com or 248-829-6042.