Special Edition of Detroit is Different, Techonomy Detroit 2015! Techonomy is a conference that took place Tuesday September 15, 2015 in Detroit covering the economic and social impact of technology on the World, America, and Detroit. The conference focuses on how the development of technology can help shift the ideas, spark initiatives, and change realities. 2012 was the first year the conference took place in Detroit, since then much has gotten DIFFERENT.
A technology industry has blossomed throughout Detroit similar to Silicon Valley and San Francisco in the early 1990’s. Technology start-up businesses using the internet as a means to facilitate, deliver, and process products/services are being founded in Detroit daily. This year’s conference welcomed dynamic guest speakers that have earned millions of dollars leading technology firms. More interesting the attendants to the conference were made up of a majority of entrepreneurs with businesses technology driven.
In 2014 I covered the conference for Detroit is Different in collaboration with the Michigan Citizen Newspaper (love ya’ Catherine!). This year I welcomed two of my favorite thinkers on systems, people, and policy to help gather an understanding of how technology can help provide opportunity for the many families that have made Detroit their new home, and those who have been here for generations.