Norton-Schock Updates MCWT, Diva Tech Talk, Interviews IBM Executive

Kathleen Norton-Schock provides updates for Michigan Council of Women in Technology and her own podcast, Diva Tech Talk. She also discusses the MCWT Foundation 2017 Executive Connection Summit on May 31 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi where more than 800 technology leaders and business professional will focus on mobility and the Internet of Life.

Kathleen also interviews Susan Emerick, Global Marketing Executive at IBM, educator and published author.  She co-authored a book:  “The Most Powerful Brand On Earth.”

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Diva Tech Talk’s Norton Schock Shares News On Detroit Demo Days, Detroit Startup Week, MCWT

Diva Tech Talk joins M2 Tech Case with updates what’s happening with the Michigan Council of Women in Technology and Diva Tech Talk. She also updates Detroit Startup Week, May 22 – 26 at the Masonic Temple. Registration is now open. Also an event is included for women entrepreneurs. What’s more, Quicken Loans will be sponsoring Detroit Demo Day with a purse of $1 million.

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Kathleen Norton Schock Updates MCWT Calendar, Diva Tech Talk Podcasts

What’s happening with the Michigan Council of Women in Technology and with Diva Tech Talk? Kathleen Norton Schock appeared on M2 TechCast Feb. 27 to provide updates. One of the recent Diva Tech Talk podcasts featured Janet Tyler, now COO of Red Level Networks, after co-founding Airfoil Public Relations.

She also updates MCWT’s upcoming events, including a CIO message in February. Girls are IT with the University of Detroit Mercy starts this month. Six upcoming summer camps are on tap. Applications to apply for these week-long technology camps are now at the MCWT website. You can find that at

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M2 TechCast Feb. 27: Auto Sales In Michigan, Diva Tech Talk, Bamboo Detroit, MISBDC

On M2 TechCast Monday Feb. 27, Vinnie Nowaczyk General Sales Manager for Zeigler Auto Group in Grandville will talk about the difference in selling cars in Michigan vs other states. Kathleen Norton-Schoçk talked about the latest interviews on Diva Tech Talk and news from MCWT. Bamboo Detroit Co-Founder Amanda Lewan will explain her new Starter Membership packages for shared space at her incubator in downtown Detroit. Finally Keith Brophy, state director of the Michigan Small Business Development Center will interview Brent M. Nowak, Ph.D., the Executive Director of the applied Medical Device Institute at GVSU.

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M2 TechCast Nov. 7 – Red Level, Smart Finds Marketing, Great Lakes Angels, Diva Tech Talk

On M2 TechCast Monday Nov. 7, our guests include Kathleen Norton-Schock will highlight the MCWT gala, plus interview Julie Christ, Founder and CEO of Tech Smart Solutions. David Weaver, Chairman of Great Lakes Angels, will talk about the three companies pitching investors on Nov. 15. Melih Oztalay, CEO of Smart Finds Marketing, will explain the new video news elements at MITechNews.Com’s website. Plus Red Level will provide its monthly update.

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M2 TechCast: Diva Tech Talk Interview – The Impact Of The Internet Of Things On Consumers, Business

Kathleen Norton-Schock, one of three members of Diva Tech Talk, interviews Tracy-Ann Palmer about what’s called the Internet of Things, on this segment of M2 TechCast. Palmer calls the IoT the most disruptive technology in the world today.

By the year 2025, experts predict the IoT will be contributing $3.9 Trillion to $11 Trillion to the world economy. By 2020, upwards of 100 billion devices will be connected to the IoT, what some refer to as the world mind.

While consumers will enjoy many of the IoT’s benefits – medical devices that perform individual diagnostics and report health statistics to doctors – the bigger beneficiary will be business, Palmer said. Manufacturing – what Michigan has done well for a century – will become even more efficient because of all the connected devices everywhere on the factory floor communicating. Productivity will soar, she predicted.

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M2 Techcast Monday July 18: Diva Tech Talk, Red Level, Buy Michigan Now, Motor City Connect

On M2 (Squared) Techcast Monday July 18, Diva Tech Talk professional Kathleen Norton-Schock will interview Tracy-Ann Palmer, Regional Manager, Central Enterprise IT Platform, Cisco, who will discuss how the Internet of Things is Changing the World. Returning to the show will be Robert Tessanne, Red Level Vice President of Cloud & Technology Solutions. Plus Lisa Diggs of Buy Michigan Now will discuss an event in August that will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Motor City Connect, a LinkedIn group that has grown to some 10,000 members. Founder Terry Bean will join her.

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M2 TechCast: Diva Tech Talk’s Lewan Talks Mackinac Policy Conference, Bamboo Detroit, Startup Week Detroit

Amanda Lewan, one of the three Diva Tech Talk podcasters, joins M2 Techcast co-hosts Mike Brennan and Matt Roush to talk about her coverage of the Mackinac Policy Conference (she is editor of Michipreneur.Com) and some exciting news about her co-working space, Bamboo Detroit. It will be expanding soon.

The Mackinac Policy Conference, hosted by the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, also featured billionaire Dan Gilbert, who shared his thoughts about Detroit and how the city should be thinking bigger, she said. Bamboo Detroit received a grant from the city to pay the expansion.

Startup Week Detroit in late May drew about 5,000 people to downtown Detroit. Bamboo Detroit was a prime organizer of this event, so hat’s off to Amanda.

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