About Mike Brennan

Founder of Michigan News Network, and serves as CEO, as well as Editor & Publisher of MITECHNEWS.COM. Brennan has worked since 1980 as a technology writer at newspapers in New York, NY, San Jose, CA., Seattle, WA., Memphis, TN., Detroit, MI., and London, England. He co-founded and served as managing editor of Pacific Rim News Service (SEATTLE), which developed a network of more than 100 freelance journalists in 17 Asia-Pacific countries.

Cyber Summit Theme: Taking The Lead – Collaborating to Solve National Cyber Security Problems

DETROIT -  The theme for The North American International Cyber Summit on Oct. 28 is "Taking the Lead: Collaborating to Solve National Cyber Security Problems" – Building partnerships and balancing competition and information sharing for improved security.  This theme will highlight Michigan’s innovations and accomplishments to provide thought leadership on collaborative initiatives. The agenda for

By |2019-10-17T18:02:34-04:00October 17th, 2019|Cyber Defense, Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

24 Semi-Finalists Named For $1 Million Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition

DETROIT - Twenty-four semi-finalists were announced Monday for the 10th annual Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition where the top prize is $350,000. The semi-finalists were drawn from nearly 300 registered companies. These semi-finalists will have the opportunity to meet-on-one with investors to discuss their business proposals. Judges will then select six finalists to present live at

By |2019-10-14T09:05:19-04:00October 14th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Updates: Diva Tech Talk, MCWT, Comcast, Cannabis Conferences, 123Net Network Growth

ROYAL OAK - On M2 Techcast Oct. 14 - now MITech TV - Kathleen Norton-Schock update what’s happening with Diva Tech Talk and Michigan Council of Women In Technology. Michelle Gilbert updates the latest products and services from Comcast. Anthony Sabatella updates two recent Cannabis business conferences. Noah Lessaris will update 123Net’s Data Center Expansion

By |2019-10-13T17:15:42-04:00October 13th, 2019|Featured, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

Detroit Influencers, Cyber Challenge, Cannabis Insurance, Benzinga Conference

ROYAL OAK - On M2 Techcast Oct. 7, Attorney Enrico Schaefer will talk about how Detroit has become a Hot influencer market. Kevin Hayes, Merit's CISO, will discuss the top 10 finalists named in the Governor’s High School Cyber Challenge. Amanda Kugler, Manager of The Roots, will explain the different types of insurance products available

By |2019-10-10T15:47:14-04:00October 7th, 2019|M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

TEDxDetroit Returns Nov. 6 At Masonic Temple – Tech, Entertainment, Design

DETROIT  –  TEDxDetroit is focused on the latest in the worlds of technology, entertainment and design – and sharing with strong ties to Detroit - a fresh batch of speakers and performers steal the show Nov. 6 at the Masonic Temple. “So many fantastic ideas got cut,” said Terry Bean, executive producer of TEDxDetroit and

By |2019-10-06T16:03:17-04:00October 6th, 2019|IT in the D, Social Media|

Predicting Market Crashes, Solving Inequality, Understanding Biology: LTU Speaker Talks Models

SOUTHFIELD—From Moneyball to hurricanes, from drug research to marketing e-mail blasts, models provide useful ways of looking at the world, predicting the future, and succeeding in our endeavors. But the world is increasingly complex, with huge amounts of data being generated every minute, and models can oversimplify. So how do you continue to use models

By |2019-10-06T15:33:08-04:00October 6th, 2019|ESD|

Top Ten Finalists Named In Governor’s High School Cyber Challenge

ANN ARBOR - Round 1 of the Governor’s High School Cyber Challenge has closed. The top 10 teams named this week now move on to Round 2 to be hosted during the North American International Cyber Summit Oct. 28 at the TCF Center.   The Governor’s High School Cyber Challenge is designed to test students' knowledge

By |2019-10-04T16:18:13-04:00October 4th, 2019|Cyber Defense|

Bookstore, Wine Shop, Skincare Line and Popular Food Pop-Ups Vying For $100,000 in Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest

DETROIT  – Detroiters have made their decision – and 27th Letter Books, Brix Wine and Charcuterie, ILERA Apothecary, Street Beet and The French Cow have all advanced to the final round of the Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest. This is the first time in the contest’s nine year history that five businesses have been named as

By |2019-10-04T15:48:45-04:00October 4th, 2019|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, News|

FinTech Consortium, Detroit FinTech Bay Launch Partnership With UM Finance Center

 DETROIT – Fintech Consortium and Detroit FinTech Bay have launched a partnership with the Center for Smart Infrastructure Finance at the University of Michigan to offer a global online certificate program in InfraTech that will be promoted through the Fintech Consortium’s hub locations in Detroit, Silicon Valley, Singapore and Bahrain. The Center is a cofounder

By |2019-10-04T15:41:55-04:00October 4th, 2019|Blockchain, New Products / Contracts|