- CANCELLED: October event may take place later in Month
We are looking into opportunities to move this event to a later Monday in October. Will update ASAP.
- CANCELLED: Home Automation; What's Available Now and in the Future
August 13th event cancelled; will be rescheduled at a later date.
- CANCELLED - 5G - The Next Wave of Mobile Connectivity
The Mobile Monday Detroit Meetup for June has been cancelled. The topic will be scheduled at a later date. See you in July!!
- Intro to Machine Learning & Use Cases
Machine learning is a field of computer science that uses statistical techniques to give computer systems the ability to learn - to progressively improve performance on specific tasks - with data and without explicit programming to perform those functions. Its a branch of artificial intelligence based on the idea that systems can learn from data, identify patterns and make decisions with minimal human intervention. Some recognizable examples of machine learning applications include: * The self-driving Google car * Online recommendation offers such as those from Amazon * Fraud detection To help us gain an understanding of "machine learning in the game of work" Paul Hindelang, President of Results Systems Corporation, will provide highlights of the last 50 years in machine learning including the early days with computers in the auto industry, the pioneer work with connected vehicles, and a look at emerging applications of voice assistance. The event is free to attend but advance registration is required via Meetup. Refreshments will be served courtesy of our host/sponsor, RIIS ( http://riis.com/ ). Free parking is available. Mobile Monday Detroit is being sponsored by the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan (http://gomobilemichigan.org/) and RIIS (http://riis.com/). SPEAKER: Paul Hindelang, President, Results Systems Corporation Paul Hindelang is a Michigan Tech electrical engineer graduating in 1968, the year of HAL from "2001: Space Odyssey". His career has taken him on a journey exploring digital technology from paper tape loading of the first industrial machines to automated methods for proposal generation and human resource management. Over the years, Paul has created/owned a number of engineering, manufacturing and service businesses and most importantly - enjoyed many entrepreneurial business experiences. Inspiring "Personal Leadership for Results" is his hallmark. In his consulting and speaking, Paul applies technology to leverage human potential - never forgetting that ultimately, the machine is the servant, not the master. He is broadly certified and licensed in engineering, quality systems, logistics, business and financial services.
- FinTech: How is it changing the Financial Industry?
The combination of financial start-ups and the emergence of new technologies is radically shaking up the long-standing financial services industry. Changes are happening that are breaking up control of financial institutions and provide greater choice to consumers, along with providing financial inclusion for those not currently eligible for the standard banking products. Areas to explore include: • Alternative banking • Alternative finance • Open Banking • Blockchain • Bitcoin • more! The event is free to attend but advance registration is required via Meetup. Refreshments will be served courtesy of our host/sponsor, RIIS ( http://riis.com/ ). Free parking is available. Mobile Monday Detroit is being sponsored by the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan (http://gomobilemichigan.org/) and RIIS (http://riis.com/). SPEAKERS INCLUDE: • Adam Coyle, Executive Partner, SIRIS Capital Group LLC (Overview of FinTech and its Impact on the Financial Industry) • Michael Marsalese, Managing Member/Attorney, The Marsalese Law Group (Bitcoin: what's next and what to do if you have the currency) • Bryan Culver, Managing Partner/Co-founder/CTO, Argonomo, LLC (Blockchain / Decentralized Infrastructure) SPEAKER BIOS: Adam Coyle Adam has spent over 25 years in the financial technology industry in a wide range of executive roles. He is currently an Executive Partner at SIRIS Capital, a leading private equity firm focused on investments in the technology sector. Prior to SIRIS, he spent five years as head of M&A and Strategy for Vantiv, Inc. (now Worldpay), where he was responsible for over $3B worth of acquisitions that made Vantiv the largest payment processor in North America. Mr. Coyle joined Vantiv from Advent International, a leading global private equity firm, where he was an Operating Partner focused on opportunities in the financial services and transaction processing sectors. Prior to Advent, he had a variety of senior leadership roles at First Data Corporation, including President of First Data's Integrated Payment Systems group and General Counsel for Western Union North America. He is a current director of Intralinks, Digital River Transaction Network Services and a former director of FirstBank, Paymentech, NYCE and numerous other corporations. Michael Marsalese Michael is the managing member of The Marsalese Law Group, PLLC, in Southfield. Mr. Marsalese has served as general, special or local counsel to many privately held companies. He has been actively engaged in commercial litigation, with strong emphasis in securities-related matters, for more than 33 years. The Marsalese Law Group has uniquely qualified expertise in complex commercial litigation, securities law, emerging business and advanced estate planning. The firm also counsels clients on FinTech matters including data protection, regulatory compliance, capital raising, consumer protection, commercial contracts, M&A and corporate finance matters. At the forefront of the digital innovation in the financial services industry, the Marsalese Law Group has assisted its FinTech clients with crowdfunding, e-payment platforms, crytocurrencies and digital banking opportunities. Bryan Culver Bryan is a managing partner, co-founder and CTO of Argonomo, LLC in Farmington Hills. He has worked in, and consulted for, numerous organizations on building stable and highly available infrastructures. Expertise gained in the security and infrastructure spaces has paved the way for Ensureum, a commercial application of blockchain technology for verification. Before building Argonomo, he worked in the telecommunications industry for six years, helping deliver exceptional voice and data services for companies all over Michigan. With his partners at Argonomo, they have brought the industry changing concept of a venture studio to Michigan. Uniting business acumen, technology expertise and capital investment, Argonomo has brought down the total cost of going to market with new ideas.
- Connected Infrastructure for Autonomous Vehicles
With all the conversation about connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) taking place the last few years, there is an element required to facilitate use of these vehicles that most people are significantly less aware of - the infrastructure required. Enabling a vehicle to travel along a road with the human driver partially or completely unengaged in driving the vehicle, or without any driver at all, requires a fundamental change in how vehicles operate. Critical to their operation is our infrastructure. The kind of infrastructure CAVs will require depends on which technologies become commonplace, but will require the ability for the CAVs to communicate with other vehicles, traffic lights, weather sensors, improved pavement markings for cameras, radar and laser-mapping tools to determine where they are, mobile apps and more. To help us understand how states and cities will need to upgrade their roads and other infrastructure, Mobile Monday Detroit has invited Michigan-based experts to share their insights. The event is free to attend but advance registration is required via Meetup. Refreshments will be served courtesy of our host/sponsor, RIIS ( http://riis.com/ ). Free parking is available. Mobile Monday Detroit is being sponsored by the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan (http://gomobilemichigan.org/) and RIIS (http://riis.com/). SPEAKERS INCLUDE: • Yousuf Taufiq, Asst. VP / Manager of MI Traffic and ITS Engineering, WSP USA (will discuss the connected infrastructure that is being designed and build to prepare for CAV testing at the American Center for Mobility) • Ahmad Jawad, Signal Systems Engineer, Oakland County Road Commission (will discuss CAV-related infrastructure projects taking place in Oakland County) • Michele Mueller, Sr. Project Manager - Connected and Automated Vehicles, Michigan Department of Transportation (will discuss CAV-related infrastructure and testing projects taking place throughout Michigan) SPEAKER BIOS: Yousuf Taufiq Yousuf Taufiq is an Asst VP & Manager of Michigan Traffic and ITS Engineering for WSP USA in Detroit. He holds a BS in electrical engineering from the UM - Dearborn and an executive MBA from MSU. He is a licensed professional engineer (PE) in Michigan, Illinois, Ohio and Indiana. Taufiq leads the WSP ITS practice for the Michigan market, providing project management expertise to public sector clients such as MDOT and county road agencies and he led the ITS and Connected and Automated Vehicle Infrastructure deployment for the American Center for Mobility (ACM) during build-out of their highway loop. He is the current President/Chair of the Intelligent Transportation Society (ITS) of MI and is the Secretary for the Architecture, Construction & Engineering (ACE) Mentoring program in MI. Ahmad Jawad Ahmad has been in the field of transportation for 20 years. He has been with the Oakland County Road Commission since 2001; in roles such as ITS Engineer, Transportation Planner, Field Operations Engineer and currently as Signal Systems Engineer / ITS Manager. Ahmad has a BS in Civil Engineering from National University of Science and Technology, Pakistan. He holds an MS in Transportation Engineering from MSU and an MS in Business Administration from OU. Michele Mueller Michele Mueller began her career with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) in 1995. She serves as a Sr. Project Manager in Connected and Automated Vehicles. Mueller has more than 11 years leading numerous Intelligent Transportation System projects, including the overhaul of the regional communications network and the current ITS infrastructure. She also oversaw the construction/integration of the new SE MI Transportation Operations Center known as SEMTOC. She was the 2014 Technology Showcase chair for the ITS World Congress in Detroit, serves as Board Chair for Square One Education Network and is an advisor to the Women in Transportation Board. She has a BS in Civil Engineering from MI Tech.