Michigan, for more than 100 years is the center of the automotive industry. Today, as automobiles become connected and autonomous devices that you happen to ride in, nothing has changed. Michigan is still at the forefront of this disruptive technology evolution – doing what we do best, letting our entrepreneurs and innovators lead the way for the nation and the world to follow!
But we don’t stop with cars! Here in Michigan we’re taking Mobility and connectivity seriously! We’re exploring how our health is impacted by the way we live and the ways connectivity is changing healthcare, and we’re looking at connected technologies from a global perspective – which industries will they impact, what’s the effect on our economy, are we training our children for the right jobs, how will they change our lives now and in the future?
With studies showing us that every connected technology-related position created in the State of Michigan also creates 6.54 additional non-connected-related jobs (MEDC/MTAM), and that as of 2015 the average compensation for a connected technology-related position in Michigan is over $89,000 annually – a 48% increase since the last study in 2011 (MEDC/MTAM), it was obvious to us that the time is right to make Connected World – Connected Technologies; with special focus on Mobility, HealthCare and Global Connectivity the focus for TiECon Midwest 2016.
TiECon Midwest 2016 will bring together TiE members, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, top industry executives and thought leaders in two action-packed days. TiECon Midwest provides a unique opportunity to discuss connected technologies, exchange ideas, explore new businesses, share growth strategies and gain insight from global business leaders, community leaders and worldwide experts.