This year, Oakland University is taking its student-run hackathon virtual. The 36-hour GrizzHacks competition, in which students develop a variety of technology-based projects, will take place September 18-20.
WARREN, MI – ShopSync is pleased to join as new members of the Troy Chamber of Commerce. The Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software provider, headquartered in Warren, MI, caters to small manufacturers across the Midwest.
Code42, an industry leader in protecting the critical data of more than 50,000 world-class organizations, has selected Troy based Samex LLC as a technology partner for business development and growth.
ICONMA has been named a MichBusiness Technology Guru. MichBusiness described recipients of the Technology Guru award as companies leading the way with cutting edge technology ideas or innovative solutions.
“We are excited to be recognized by MichBusiness as a Technology Guru,” said Konrad Fernandez, Vice President, IT Digital Services & Solutions at ICONMA. “We work hard to bring our clients the best in today’s technology to solve their diverse needs. It’s wonderful to receive recognitions for doing what we love to do.”
Oakland University’s Macomb-OU Inc. has launched a program aimed at helping Macomb County teachers learn best practices in cybersecurity education, an area that has become more important as technology-related data and security threats increase.
In a step towards delineating its IT solutions and services, ICONMA launched its new website; www.iconmadigital.com. The site is designated to specifically capture, and exclusively communicate, its IT offerings to technology decision makers across industry verticals, and features a fresh, intuitive layout.
From June 7-10, Oakland University will host the 27th Annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC), which provides an opportunity for engineers and computer scientists from around the world to compete with their uniquely-designed autonomous unmanned ground vehicles (UGV).
The Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC), which provides an opportunity for engineers and computer scientists from around the world to compete with their uniquely-designed autonomous unmanned vehicles, will return June 1-4 to Oakland University.
“Student teams participating in IGVC not only immerse themselves in robotics and autonomy but engage in multiple classic systems engineering challenges,” said Gerald Lane, president of Great Lakes Systems & Technology LLC.
Lane and Dr. KaC Cheok, an OU engineering professor, serve as co-founders and co-chairmen of the IGVC, which challenges teams to build and operate autonomous robotic vehicles on an outdoor course with defined lanes, GPS waypoints and obstacles. The four-day competition is held annually on Oakland’s campus.
In 2017, over 35 teams from 32 colleges and universities participated in the competition, including OU’s own Oakland Robotics Association. This year, more than 40 teams are expected to participate in the event.
“IGVC is a full-spectrum educational and practical experience, spanning requirements such as analysis, design, fabrication, testing, debugging, documenting, reporting, product presentation and endurance while working as a team throughout,” Lane said.
During the competition, each team will participate in a series of challenges, including:
• Auto-Nav Challenge: Vehicles autonomously navigate an outdoor course while negotiating obstacles and maneuvering using GPS coordinates to complete the course in the minimum amount of time
• Design Competition: A written report is submitted, then an oral presentation and vehicle demonstration are presented to the IGVC Design Judge Panel
• Inter-Operability Profile (IOP) Challenge: Vehicles perform with the IOP open architecture for unmanned systems.
This year’s competition will also include the Self-Drive Challenge, which will feature street legal, 25 mph fully autonomous vehicles demonstrating their autonomous street driving capabilities, as well as parking and track driving maneuvers.
“The IGVC experience challenges engineering and computer science students and, at the end of the competition, produces engineers and computer scientists who are ready for their first job,” Lane said.
The IGVC competition is held in the field on the southwest corner of Adams Road and Walton Boulevard.
For more information, visit www.IGVC.org.
• June 1: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
• June 2: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
• June 3: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
• June 4: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Basso Design Group, a branding and digital marketing agency headquartered in Troy, MI has launched the new website for Great Expressions Dental Centers.
The new website has a clean and responsive design that showcases their advanced dentistry services and programs, as well as their nationwide network of dental centers. The new site, available at www.greatexpressions.com allows users to easily find their closest dental office, request an appointment, and learn more about the wide variety of programs and services that Great Expressions offers. Read the rest of this entry »
With the hiring of Senior Vice President Emily Karlichek, CMIT Solutions of Greater Oakland County will be increasing community engagement and philanthropic efforts through strategic business growth and enhanced relationship building.
I am thrilled to have Emily join the team. Her passion for people, community outreach and businesses is dynamic, engaging and genuine, a rare combination that makes people comfortable and ready to get involved. Emily will significantly expand our efforts to support the community through service projects, sponsorships, outreach and involvement.
Karlichek, a veteran of the nonprofit world, has held leadership and development positions with international and local charities, and is excited to bring her sales, marketing, community engagement and relationship cultivation skills to work for CMIT Solutions and the communities served by the company. Read the rest of this entry »