MTAM member, Mobile Comply, To Unveil The Connected Vehicle Professional™ Credentialing Program In Detroit At SAE World Congress 2015

Mobile Comply, The Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA), and The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International will unveil their jointly developed, vendor-neutral training and credentialing program in connected vehicle technology, The Connected Vehicle Professional™ (CVP) Credentialing Program this year at SAE World Congress. The program helps professionals build a valuable skill set and increase credibility by signifying that an individual has the requisite foundational understanding necessary to perform tasks involving connected vehicle and intelligent transportation best practices, in-vehicle safety, infrastructure, communication protocols, security and more. 

There is an unfilled need for skilled workers across the country.  Currently, more than 80,000 skilled and technical jobs are unfilled in Michigan.  Additionally, an estimated 500,000 new jobs will be created within the connected vehicle industry by 2020, with an almost sevenfold increase in the number of new vehicles equipped with factory-fitted mobile connectivity over the next five years.  To meet this demand, professionals will need the proper education, training and credentialing within the connected vehicle space. 

“With the potential for hundreds of thousands of jobs in the connected vehicle space in the next few years, and the growing participation of non-typical automotive industries such as insurance, IT, analytics and telecommunications, it has become imperative to have a common frame of understanding, and a mechanism to establish competency in this field” said Elaina Farnsworth, CEO of Mobile Comply. 

“Credentials are one important and universally recognized way to do this.  With the structured and scalable training Mobile Comply can provide, the knowledge CVTA can impart, and the adjudication of that learning independently by SAE International, we have a robust, consistent and multi-sector learning environment that is crucial for professionals entering into and working in this space,” Farnsworth added. 

The CVP™ Credentialing Program’s blended learning approach incorporates instructor led lectures, online activities, videos, and other interactive elements to provide the experienced professional with the necessary understanding of Vehicle-to-Vehicle, Vehicle-to-Infrastructure, and Vehicle-to-X connectivity inclusive to the rapidly advancing field of connected vehicles.  Those who successfully complete the end-of-course learning assessments are awarded the SAE International/CVTA Certificate of Competency. 

The series consists of three courses:

  • CVP I – Function, Protocols, and Architecture
  • CVP II – Standards, Organizations, Programs, V2X
  • CVP III – Data, Markets, Policy and Regulations 

Mobile Comply, a Michigan based, internationally recognized, mobility training firm, is staffed with industry leading subject matter experts specializing in hands-on mobility training, implementation, and development. Mobile Comply provides companies with the tools and education necessary to make business processes more efficient and effective. 

SAE International is a global association of more than 138,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries.  SAE International’s core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. 

The Connected Vehicle Trade Association is a non-profit business league established to facilitate the interaction, and advance the interests of the entities involved in the vehicle communication environment. The Connected Vehicle Trade Association enables the collaboration of companies, organizations, and governmental bodies engaged in developing bidirectional vehicle communications.

Register HERE for the Connected Vehicle Professional™ Credentialing Program at SAE World Congress

For more course dates for this spring and summer visit mobilecomply.com/calendar or for more information contact: CVP@mobilecomply.com or call: (866) 379- 2472. 

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MTAM and Medical Main Street Present a Mobile Health (mHealth) Symposium for Mobile/Wireless Tech Pros

Mobile Technology Association of Michigan (MTAM) and Medical Main Street offer a forum for healthcare leaders from across Michigan to share their ‘wish list’ and mHealth projected forecasts with the mobile/wireless technologies community

According to Deloitte Research experts quoted in Forbes, “Mobile health, or mHealth as its commonly known, is emerging as a significant growth opportunity for companies looking to capitalize on machine-to-machine (M2M) technology in wireless healthcare. Much of this growth will come from services designed around the ‘Internet of Things’, but other reasons apply. In particular, the declining costs of mobile devices and infrastructure, coupled with an increased deployment of networks, are providing the opportunity for mobile incumbents to apply existing infrastructure in new markets.”

To help Michigan’s mobile/wireless tech industry understand the needs of the healthcare community and the business growth opportunity that mHealth provides for their firms, the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan and Medical Main Street, powered by Oakland County are jointly presenting the 2015 MTAM Mobile Health (mHealth) Symposium for Mobile/Wireless Technology Professionals on April 23rd at Nextwave Accelerator in Troy, MI. This half-day event, also sponsored by SilkRoute Global and RF Connect, begins at 8:00 a.m. (with a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m.) and features leading healthcare experts from across the state who will share their thoughts on what the healthcare industry needs from all sectors of the mobile/wireless tech community, and what the future holds for the potential growth of mHealth in Michigan, nationally and globally. Registration is available at http://dld.bz/MTAMmHealthSymposiumReg. MTAM members can register for $35, and non-members for $45. Seating is limited and registrations will not be taken on-site at the event.

Speakers at the Symposium include:

  • Keith Brophy, Executive Director of the State of Michigan Small Business Development Center, and former CEO of Ideomed
  • Krischa Winright, CIO for Priority Health and Vice President of Information Technology at Spectrum Health Systems
  • Steve Grant, MD, CMO of Midwest Health Plan, former CMO for United Physicians
  • Rodger Prong, CEO of Oakland Physicians Network Services
  • Andy Haig, Medical Director of Telemedicine and e-medicine at the University of Michigan
  • Betty Chu, Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs at Henry Ford Health System – West Bloomfield
  • John F. Tu, MD, Vice President and Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Beaumont Health System

Opening remarks will be offered by L. Brooks Patterson, Oakland County Executive and Founder of Medical Main Street.

Those who should attend include:

  • Mobile software developers
  • UX/UI designers
  • QA testers
  • Business analysts
  • Business developers/marketers
  • Medical equipment manufacturers
  • Investors interested in mHealth
  • CEOs, CIOs, CTOs for mobile/wireless technology provider firms in all sectors of the industry
  • Anyone interested in understanding the opportunities being created in the healthcare industry as a result of the use of mobile/wireless technologies

With analysts projecting global mHealth market revenue to exceed $49 Billion by 2020 (Grand View Research), the healthcare industry provides a substantial market opportunity for mobile operators, device manufacturers, mobile app developers, healthcare equipment manufacturers and more.

“The convergence of two of the state’s fastest-growing industries, healthcare and mobile/wireless technologies, presents an incredible economic growth opportunity for the State of Michigan”, according to MTAM’s Executive Director, Linda Daichendt. “The global focus on mHealth and the ‘Internet of Things’ enables us to use this event to showcase a path to increased revenue for both industries, and a way for Michigan companies to take a national leadership role that capitalizes on existing resources in the state.”

“Mobile technology and health care are vital components for the continued growth of Medical Main Street in the region,” Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “We’re pleased to partner with MTAM in presenting this mobile health symposium.”

About Medical Main Street

Medical Main Street, powered by Oakland County, is a collaboration of world renowned hospitals, universities and healthcare and life science companies in Southeast Michigan. Together, we’re creating a global center of innovation in medical research and development, education and commercialization.

Created by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson in 2008, the Medical Main Street board includes: Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Beaumont Health System, Beckman Coulter Molecular Diagnostics, Crittenton Hospital, Detroit Medical Center, Ferndale Laboratories, Henry Ford Health System, Housey Pharmaceutical Research Laboratories, McLaren Health Care – Oakland, MichBio, Oakland Community College, Oakland University, Oxus Inc., Priority Health, Rockwell Medical Technologies, St. John Providence Health System, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland and Stryker.

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Beacon Technologies explored on MTAM podcast, ‘Michigan Mobile Musings'; featuring MTAM member, Marvel Apps

Beacon technology, if you’re paying attention to mobile/wireless technologies you’ve likely started hearing a lot more about it. But what is it? How does it work? What is it useful for?

In today’s show our host, Melissa Birnie, speaks with Michael Antaran, CEO of MTAM-member firm, Marvel Apps of Royal Oak, MI. Marvel Apps has recently launched a new product called CARROT Pass that takes advantage of Apple’s HealthKit feature, Beacons, and Bluetooth Low Energy technology to give consumers relevant and immediate financial rewards for leading an active lifestyle.

For businesses seeking to increase consumer engagement, CARROT is a game-changer, and Michael is going to tell us how his customers are taking advantage of this ground-breaking technology to grow their businesses and develop stronger relationships with their customers.

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE

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MTAM launches audio broadcast to showcase Michigan’s mobile/wireless technologies

Technology Association of Michigan (MTAM) has launched a weekly podcast to explore all things mobile/wireless-related taking place in Michigan and to promote them internationally

podcast1DETROIT, MI – The Mobile Technology Association of Michigan (MTAM) has recently launched a weekly audio broadcast, Michigan Mobile Musings (http://BlogTalkRadio.com/MTAM), hosted on BlogTalkRadio. The interview-format show will be produced and hosted by MTAM Ambassadors, Melissa Birnie and Lisa Kosak of Grand Rapids, and will feature guests from around the state. Segments are currently 30 minutes in length, but are planned to expand to 60 minutes in the future.

As the state’s trade association representing mobile/wireless technologies, those who provide them, and those who use them, MTAM regularly seeks new ways to promote the efforts of its members, as well as to showcase companies throughout the state – in every industry – that are utilizing these technologies to improve the way we conduct business and live our lives.

The purpose of the show is to:

  • Provide a platform to educate MTAM’s statewide, national and international audience about companies in Michigan doing exciting work in the mobile/wireless space
  • Increase awareness about Michigan firms – in all industries – using these technologies to increase their productivity and profitability so they are seen as leaders in their respective fields
  • Provide education about the diverse technologies and the complete mobile/wireless eco-system
  • Promote mobile/wireless-related events, particularly those taking place in Michigan, or national/international events that will feature Michigan companies
  • Educate about current and future career opportunities available – in every industry – because of these technologies
  • Showcase Michigan-based mobile/wireless technologies educational resources that are among the leaders in the nation

Weekly segments of the show will explore the diverse types of mobile/wireless technologies; how they’re being utilized in every industry including automotive, government, healthcare, manufacturing and many others; along with companies who are providing services from apps to infrastructure to hardware and more. Additional topics will include: upcoming events, industry trends, careers, education/training available and much more!

Most in Michigan – and outside the state – have little or no awareness of the national and global leadership role that the state plays in many sectors of the mobile/wireless industry says MTAM’s Executive Director, Linda Daichendt. “Michigan is already a global leader in the Connected Vehicle space, we’re making tremendous advances in the mHealth space, and strong growth in the area of ‘Internet of Things’ is enabling Michigan firms to make significant impact in many other industries as well. It’s MTAM’s job to increase awareness of the exciting work being done here, as well as to showcase the way these technologies are creating jobs and having substantial positive impact on the state’s economy. The work Melissa and Lisa are doing with this show will greatly contribute to MTAM’s ability to put Michigan firms in the spotlight,” says Daichendt.

Listeners can access the show on the BTR site at http://BlogTalkRadio.com/MTAM, or they may access the episodes via a ‘player’ on the ‘Mobile in Michigan’ page of the MTAM website at http://www.gomobilemichigan.org/about/mobile-in-michigan.html.Guests will also be able to add the ‘player’ to their own websites to promote their appearance on the show.

Those interested in appearing as guests on the show should contact MTAM at info@GoMobileMichigan.org.
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Michigan’s U.S. Representative, Candice Miller, Introduces V2I Safety Technology Bill

U.S. Representative Candice Miller (R-MI) on Thursday introduced H.R. 910, the “Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Safety Technology Investment Flexibility Act,” which provides States with flexibility to invest in Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) communication technologies from select programs within the Federal-aid Highway Program. ITS America supported her efforts and worked with her staff to expand the eligibility provided for V2I technology in the legislation. ITS America Interim President and CEO Thomas E. Kern commended Representative Miller for the bill, saying “Major automakers and technology providers are moving rapidly toward deployment of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology to prevent crashes. This critical legislation will provide states with the flexibility to invest in V2I safety technologies that wirelessly connect vehicles with the transportation network to reduce traffic injuries and fatalities, manage transportation systems more efficiently, and improve mobility for the public.” Representative Miller is a member of the House T&I Committee and joined us at the ITS World Congress in Detroit this past fall where she spoke at the Legislative Breakfast. More information is available in the news release, which also includes quotes from Michigan DOT Director Kirk Steudle, who chairs the ITS America Board of Directors, and ITS America members Ford and General Motors.

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Latest Developer Economics report now available; learn where you stand in relation to your peers

graphic onlyVisionMobile has published the latest Developer Economics report, based on a survey of 8,000+ app developers. The 9th edition Developer Economics: State of the Developer Nation Q1 2015 research report investigates the latest trends and discusses the rise of Swift, developing the Internet of Things, enterprise vs. consumer revenues and global platform Mindshare. The report is available for free download at http://vmob.me/DE1Q15GoMoMichigan

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Michigan House Panel Trying Again On Cell Phone Tracking Bill

LANSING – After a bill from last session that would allow law enforcement to obtain location information from wireless carriers without a court order in certain emergency situations failed to reach the full chamber, the House Criminal Justice Committee is again taking up the legislation.

Rep. Kurt Heise (R-Plymouth Township), chair of the committee and sponsor of HB 4006 , said during Tuesday’s committee hearing the bill is named the “Kelsey Smith Law” after a Missouri woman was abducted and later found raped and murdered after a wireless carrier provided law enforcement with cell phone information.

When law enforcement officials were looking for Smith, they tried for several days to get the location information, and found her body within an hour after receiving the information.

“Bottom line is what this bill would do is it allows law enforcement, without a warrant or without judicial approval, the ability to ping your cell phone to locate your whereabouts or at least your last known cellular phone transmission,” Heise told the committee. “In an emergency situation, it is not always possible to find a judge to do a search warrant or to issue an order to obtain this type of information.”

Heise said the bill met some opposition from a former member of the committee last term worried about law enforcement abuse. During a hearing about a year ago, Rep. Ed McBroom (R-Vulcan) questioned what would prevent an abusive spouse from using the police to locate the other spouse who had run away.

The bill would make it a misdemeanor punishable by 93 days in jail or a fine up to $500 for law enforcement who abuse the system. Heise said this would be on top of how the agency would choose to punish the official.

McBroom is no longer on the committee. The bill received little discussion as the meeting was the first of the session and designated mostly for organizational matters.

Heise said the bill may come up again next week, depending on how receptive committee members are to the legislation.

Rep. Peter Lucido (R-Shelby Township) questioned the cost of the legislation, saying wireless carriers would likely charge for providing the information.

Heise said he expected the costs to be minimal. A House Fiscal Agency analysis said local correctional systems costs might increase and the Department of State Police might see a nominal fiscal impact because the department would be required to obtain contact information for carriers and disseminate that information to local law enforcement agencies.

The bill would also provide immunity to the wireless carriers that comply with the requests from law enforcement.

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CES: What was new, hot and exciting? Get insights from those who were there!

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CES: What was New, Hot and Exciting? Get Insights From Those Who Were There!

By popular request, Mobile Monday Detroit again offers its annual program of insights from those who attended and/or exhibited at the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas

Detroit, MI (January 21, 2015) – Were you unable to attend the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas but are still anxious to learn what all the excitement was about? If so, Mobile Monday Detroit is providing the opportunity to learn about everything you missed during its next event on Monday, January 26th at 6:00 p.m. at the Nextwave Accelerator in Troy, MI.

A panel of representatives from Michigan firms will share insights on their observations of trends, specific firms, new technologies, how what they saw may impact Michigan businesses, and much more! Panel members include:

  • Savita Monroe, SVP of Product Development, Geneva Watch Group
  • Paul Jacobs, VP/General Manager, jacAPPS
  • Mike Vartanian, Sr. Business Development Manager, CSR
  • Kareem Janoudi, Senior Product Manager, Skipstone
  • Scott McCormick, CEO, Connected Vehicle Trade Association
  • Sean Hurwitz, CEO, Pixo Entertainment

The evening’s program will take place at the NextWave America Accelerator in Troy with refreshments provided compliments of event sponsor SilkRoute Global. The event will begin with networking at 6:00 p.m. and presentations starting at 6:30 p.m. NextWave is located at 950 Stephenson Highway, Troy, MI.

Attendance at Mobile Monday Detroit is FREE, but advance registration is required at http://meetup.com/Mobile-Monday-Detroit. Free parking is available.

Mobile Monday Detroit is sponsored by the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan(MTAM), Mobile Monday Michigan, and SilkRoute Global.

 

About Mobile Monday Michigan:

Mobile Monday Michigan, a subsidiary of the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan, is a mobile / wireless industry networking and education organization which is a branch of the international Mobile Monday organization. Here in Michigan we currently have 4 chapters (Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing and Grand Rapids) with over 2800 members state-wide. Information about Mobile Monday Michigan can be found athttp://MobileMondayMichigan.org

 

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MTAM again supporting the Vision Mobile mobile developer survey; spend 10 minutes and win great prizes!

155x300Developing mobile or IoT apps? Spend 10-minutes of your time to take the new Developer Economics survey, have your say – and win some cool prizes! http://vmob.me/DE1Q15GoMoMichigan

VisionMobile has just launched their latest Developer Economics survey and is tracking developer trends across platforms, app revenues and dev tools – as well as investigating the emerging IoT market. The key findings from the survey will become available in the form of a free research report in February. Aside from contributing to the research, respondents to the survey will also get a chance to win some great prizes, including an iPhone 6, an Oculus Rift DevKit, and a Samsung Gear Smartwatch! You can take the survey here: http://vmob.me/DE1Q15GoMoMichigan

What are the latest trends in app development you’re seeing? Which platform is the best for monetising your apps? Which is the right revenue model for your apps? Do you think IoT is here to stay or just a fad? Take the survey and contribute to this research!

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Understanding the Past, Present and Future of the Internet of Things

We found an infographic that provides excellent information on the Past, Present and Future of the ‘Internet of Things’. For those of you that are not yet understanding the potential opportunities to be achieved from mobile/wireless ‘machine-to-machine’ technologies and the ways our lives and businesses will change, this infographic will help provide some clarity.

For those who need more of a traditional definition, refer to this link.

Hailey Lynne McKeefry, EBN
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