Increasingly homes and businesses are filling up with smart phones and televisions, security systems we can control and monitor from other places, and even appliances that connect to the internet. Many transportation systems are already dependent upon accessing the internet, and we are about to enter an era when driverless vehicles will likely become the norm. How does it all work and what do we need to be concerned about most? Answers to those questions and more are the subject of the upcoming IoT Tech Connect conference on April 29.

For those unfamiliar with the IoT acronym, it stands for Internet of things, which refers to the extension of Internet connectivity into physical devices and everyday objects. It’s anything that can be embedded with electronics, Internet connectivity, and other forms of hardware, so that the device can communicate and interact with others over the Internet, and/or be remotely monitored and controlled.

Entrepreneurs, consumers, and those working within the technology and mobility fields will find this event relevant. Over the course of the day experts will discuss Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Mobility, Cybersecurity, Augmented Reality for manufacturing, Technology as a Service from the cloud, and IoT 101. For those in the industry there will be several Entrepreneur support panels to teach businesses how to use social media and how to pitch Angel Investors. There will also be an expo filled with vendors offering products, services and additional expertise.

“Detroit is becoming the epicenter for driverless-car technology, electric vehicles and other mobility solutions. If you have a business in Michigan, you will be impacted by these technologies,” says Mike Brennan, Editor and Publisher of and one of the organizers of the event. “Augmented Reality for manufacturing will help build these technologies. We cover it all at IoT Tech Connect April 29 at the Michigan Science Center.”

Visit the website for a complete itinerary of scheduled sessions. The full-price ticket, which includes breakfast, lunch and access to seven tracks of panelists who will explain why every business needs to understand the impact IoT will have today and tomorrow runs $125. Guests interested in attending may get a discount courtesy of event organizers and Buy Michigan Now and purchase the ticket for just $80. Follow this link to purchase tickets and enter the code grpdisc2019 to receive the discount.

IoT Tech Connect is taking place from 7:30am-5pm at the Michigan Science Center,  5020 John R St, Detroit, MI 48202. Fifteen percent of sponsorship sales for the event go to the Michigan Science Center to support STEM programs for middle and high school students.

The procedure is to purchase a full priced ticket at $125, click on the number wanted, then when you get to checkout, apply the code and it will reduce the price to $80.

Author: Lisa Diggs

Lisa Diggs is a writer, speaker, entrepreneur, business consultant, avid traveler, and founder of The Catalyst Company, LLC, Michigan Positivity Project, and Buy Michigan Now.