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Techonomy Detroit 2013 focuses on America's urban future

 

Techonomy Media has announced that it is bringing Techonomy Detroit, its one-day public conference, back for a second straight year.

A diverse group of business, tech, government and policy leaders will join for a spirited discussion on how technology is changing everything for the United States and its cities.

“We are committed to progress for every American,” said David Kirkpatrick, founder, Techonomy. “We are bringing the event back to Detroit because we passionately believe embracing technology can revitalize every company, country, citizen and city. Detroit is an ideal place for leaders to engage that discussion.

National and local leaders will converge at Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich., Sept.17, for a series of conversations and workshops to focus on the challenges and opportunities posed by headlong tech-driven change. America’s inadequate and inequitable education will be a special theme.

“Complacency is impossible here, but a newly inspired energy is necessary for our entire nation though it may be less obvious. The U.S. requires a much more spirited debate about how the global business and economic landscape is shifting. Cities and countries elsewhere are not standing still.”

Techonomy Detroit partners include the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Quicken Loans, McKinsey & Company, Cisco, Ford Motor Company, Michigan Media Solutions, Automation Alley and Skidmore Studio. 

Confirmed speakers at Techonomy Detroit currently include:

  • Shannon Brown, chief HR and diversity officer, FedEx Express
  • Jean Case, CEO, The Case Foundation
  • Chad Dickerson, CEO, Etsy
  • Jack Dorsey, co-founder, Square and Twitter
  • Dan Gilbert, founder and chairman, Quicken Loans
  • Rick Snyder, governor, State of Michigan
  • Carol Williams, executive vice president, The Dow Chemical Corporation
  • Andrew Yang, founder and CEO, Venture for America

  • Momentum Management

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