2022 Agenda

MICHauto Speaker Panel

11:00 a.m.

Doors Open | Lunch Reception

12:00 p.m.

Welcome

Speaker: Glenn Stevens Jr., Executive Director, MICHauto; Vice President, Automotive and Mobility Initiatives, Detroit Regional Chamber

12:05 p.m.

The High-Tech Talent Initiative

12:30 p.m.

Iron Chef Michigan: A Recipe for Economic Competition

Speaker: Dug Song, Co-founder and President, The Song Foundation; Board Member, National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Sponsor: Michigan State University

12:55 p.m.

Enabling Michigan’s Innovation and Tech Talent

Panelists: Ronia Kruse, President and Chief Executive Officer, OpTech; Co-founder, Digital Lakes
Rob Llanes, Senior Vice President, Business Development, The Right Place
Trista Van Tine, Executive Director and Co-founder, Michigan Founders Fund
Moderator: Dustin Walsh, Senior Reporter, Crain’s Detroit Business

1:20 p.m.

Break

1:40 p.m.

Building a Magnet for the Future Workforce

Speaker: Tami Door, Chief Executive Officer, Q Factor
Sponsor: CGI Technologies and Solutions

2:05 p.m.

Why I Choose Michigan

Panelists: Jose L. Flores, Chief Executive Officer, Ancor Automotive
Beth Silver, Manager, Mobility Strategy and Marketing, Bosch
Travis White, Co-founder, ProNav Marine; Research Engineer and Relief Captain, Great Lakes Research Center, Michigan Technological University
Moderator: Jeremiah Staes, Co-founder, Producer, and Host, Daily Detroit

2:30 p.m.

Inclusion in the Mobility and New Energy Economy

Panelists: Kimathi Boothe, Vice President, Energy Operations, Dunamis Clean Energy Partners
Michael Simonte, President, American Axle and Manufacturing
Carla Walker-Miller, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Walker-Miller Energy Services LLC
Moderator: Kerry Duggan, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, SustainabiliD

2:55 p.m.

A One-on-One Conversation with Deeana Ahmed: Building an Innovation Company and Culture

Speaker: Deeana Ahmed, Vice President, Strategy, Policy, and Sustainability, Our Next Energy
Moderator: Glenn Stevens Jr., Executive Director, MICHauto; Vice President, Automotive and Mobility Initiatives, Detroit Regional Chamber

Sponsor: Walker-Miller Energy Services

3:20 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Speaker: Glenn Stevens Jr., Executive Director, MICHauto; Vice President, Automotive and Mobility Initiatives, Detroit Regional Chamber 

 

3:30 p.m.

Event Concludes

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