Daniel Duggan

Crain Content Studio – Detroit

Business, government and education leaders will come together next week to offer perspectives on cybersecurity as part of an Opportunity Detroit Tech Council event.

Brigadier General Michael A. Stone will kick off the event by discussing the importance of increasing the talent pipeline for IT and cybersecurity.

The panel of experts will include:

  • James Robinson, Provost, Workforce Development, Wayne County Community College District
  • Tabice Ward, Director, IT Security & Compliance, DTE
  • Jennifer Tisdale, Cybersecurity, Defense & Homeland Security Business Development Manager, Michigan Economic Development Corporation
  • Judy Asher, Manager, Enterprise Technology Research & Innovation, Ford Motor Company
  • Loren Schwiebert, Chair, Computer Science Department, Wayne State University

The Opportunity Detroit Tech Council meeting will be held Wednesday, March 11. The meeting will be hosted by Crain Communications Inc. and held in the company’s Eastern Market offices at 1155 Gratiot Ave.

In addition to the cybersecurity discussion, attendees will get an overview of several ongoing talent initiatives.

The ExperienceIT Detroit program will be discussed, as well as Pure Michigan Talent Connect.

In addition, Pamela Lewis with the New Economy Initiative will give an update on the city’s Innovation Districts and how this could be a win for the region.

To register, click here, or contact Kristie Kabacinski with the Workforce Intelligence Network at techcouncil@win-semich.org or by phone at (586) 783-1399 or (586) 419-6856.




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