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Tech on the Edge Biotech Companies Create New Cancer Treatment Options
Medical Tech, Networking

Tech on the Edge Biotech Companies Create New Cancer Treatment Options

Tech on the Edge is an Ann Arbor a2tech360 event that highlights biotech companies working on new technologies for applications from sustainable energy to medical technologies. This year during a2tech360’s tech week, the event highlighted companies from the edge of Ann Arbor’s tech scene including Ecovia Renewables, which is working on eco-friendly super-absorbent materials. Like many other companies involved in this year’s Tech on the Edge, Ecovia is hiring. Stabilux Biosciences also is looking for formulation chemists, people with biology background and more. Many of these companies are looking for scientists of various kinds, CTOs and CFOs, and management, all in the life sciences and biotech.

TechTalk 2020: Lessons From Entrepreneurship In Changing Times
Leadership, Mobility Tech, Networking, Software, Tech Events

TechTalk 2020: Lessons From Entrepreneurship In Changing Times

Susan Wagner of KLA Corporation spoke up front at this year’s TechTalk out of Ann Arbor on the importance of diversity and inclusion. Inclusion gives companies the diversity of thought and experience to be as creative and innovative as possible. “We should work together to life one another up. It does not mean that just because others succeed we will fail… all boats rise together,” she said. “KLA is a global company. COVID’s impact can vary,” Wagner said. “The semiconductor industry is playing a crucial role to enable work from home. Many things are changing, some for good,” she said. “Electronics are more important than ever to keep us connected.”

The Applied AI Conference in Ann Arbor Highlights Trends in Artificial Intelligence
Leadership, Software, Tech Events

The Applied AI Conference in Ann Arbor Highlights Trends in Artificial Intelligence

This week’s a2tech360 conference has continued the newer Applied AI conference, which highlights trends in artificial intelligence applied in a variety of ways to real-world needs. No longer is AI only a mysterious force powering conversational assistants. Speakers at this year’s A2.AI conference covered a whole host of applications for AI technology, from multitouch attribution to analyzing customer insights.

The Ann Arbor Mobility Summit: Autonomous, Electrification, & Mobility as a Service Are Transforming The Future of Transport
Engineering, Mobility Tech, Tech Events

The Ann Arbor Mobility Summit: Autonomous, Electrification, & Mobility as a Service Are Transforming The Future of Transport

Kicking off this year’s expanded Ann Arbor Mobility Summit was a panel discussing the “Changing Face of Automotive in the New Normal” with Senior Product and Strategic Planning Manager at Waymo Cristi Landy, Bill Frykman who works on connected vehicles at Ford and leads City Solutions Team, and Kara Grasso who works on solutions for mobility, autonomy and electrification for Denso. Moderating was Carla Bailo, president of the Center for Automotive Research, which provides independent research on the automotive industry.

Behind The Scenes at 2030: What The Future Holds, Predicting The Next Decade In Tech
Announcements, Networking, Tech Events

Behind The Scenes at 2030: What The Future Holds, Predicting The Next Decade In Tech

“If we choose, the impact economy can give new meaning to the term Roaring Twenties,” says John Denniston, a former Silicon Valley VC and founder of Shared-X, an agritech startup that works to raise global farmers out of poverty through sustainable technology and community programs. “There is a movement afoot,” Denniston says behind the scenes at Ann Arbor’s annual tech trend prediction conference 2030: What The Future Holds, “to redefine the purpose of business so it’s not just about profit. There’s this fascinating economic phenomenon going on right now where consumers, investors, and workers are all forcing companies to be about more than just profit.” It’s unusual to have all three forces pushing in the same direction at once, Denniston says, and he attributes this to global issues and the trend among younger generations to seek purpose in their work and to expect companies to be a part of global solutions.

Hack:A2 Hackathon Winners Build a Better City of Ann Arbor
Fun, Tech Events

Hack:A2 Hackathon Winners Build a Better City of Ann Arbor

The judging criteria for the inaugural a2tech360 Ann Arbor tech week hackathon Hack:A2 was this: Innovation and/or Ambition (slightly weighted over other categories) User Interface or Experience Overall Quality Product Viability Technical Achievement We couldn’t wait to see what the teams came up with. All went in looking pretty enthusiastic, assuring us that we could…

And We Leave You With Hack:A2 Hackathon
Tech Events

And We Leave You With Hack:A2 Hackathon

It has been a crazy couple of weeks. From sliding in from a University of Michigan writing conference straight to interviewing nearly two dozen people at Intermitten, speaking with Duo’s Dug Song to trekking around Ann Arbor’s tech scene and tech talk, to future-proofing our automotive software and learning where the mobility tech industry is…

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