Michigan branch of international mobile technology education / networking group announces Mid-Michigan expansion with the addition of a Lansing chapter
DETROIT, MI – Mobile Monday Michigan today announced the mobile technology education / networking group’s expansion in Mid-Michigan with the launch of a new chapter, Mobile Monday Lansing. Mobile Monday Michigan is the state’s branch of the Helsinki, Finland-based International Mobile Monday organization. MoMoMichigan is sponsored state-wide by the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan (MTAM), the state’s non-profit trade association for the mobile / wireless technology industry.
Mobile Monday Michigan co-founder, and MTAM Executive Director, Linda Daichendt explains, “Michigan is quietly becoming a leading player in the U.S. mobile / wireless technology industry. As we have conversations with industry insiders on a national and international scale they are often quite surprised at the amount of growth and dynamic work taking place here. We’re not surprised; it’s easily reflected in the substantial growth we’re seeing in Mobile Monday Michigan chapters in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, and now Lansing, as well as the increasing number of Michigan-based firms that are winning national awards and doing mobile / wireless-related work for national and international companies.”
The Lansing chapter of Mobile Monday Michigan will be led by Brennan Hayden, Vice-president of East Lansing-based Wireless Developer Agency, Matt Tubergen, Mobile Special Projects Consultant for Okemos-based TechSmith and Patrick Hale, CTO of Lansing-based Sparrow Health System.
TechSmith’s Tubergen states, “The Lansing area is thriving with organizations seeking to innovate in mobile. MSU, TechSmith and many other high-tech organizations understand the impact mobile is having on the way we create, share and consume content. The TechSmith team and I have fully embraced the opportunities currently and soon to emerge and we intend to help our region grow as we share our own learnings, and learn from others through MoMoLansing and surrounding chapters.” Sparrow’s Hale indicates about mobile, “Mobile technology is no longer leading edge, it is foundational. Mobile-enabled applications are critical to getting quality care to the patient bed-side. As we continue to attract top IT talent from around the world, Sparrow is very pleased to evangelize best practices in mobile right here at home through Mobile Monday Lansing.”, and WDA’s Hayden addresses an issue that many Michigan mobile firms are experiencing, “Like many vibrant, successful companies in Michigan, WDA is a well-kept secret. But who wants that? Let’s get the word out, especially to each other. Mobile Monday Michigan provides a proven, social-media driven model to connect with like-minded nearby people in the mobile industry. WDA is pleased to join with other leading firms to introduce this valuable and exciting forum.”
The Lansing chapter expects to begin holding meetings on February 27th. Meeting location and details will be announced soon.
All Mobile Monday Michigan chapters are free to join, and the monthly meetings are free to attend as well. Those interested in joining the new Lansing chapter may sign up now at http://meetup.com/MoMoLansing to insure they receive meeting details directly as soon as they become available. Those interested in other chapters may go to the website at http://MobileMondayMichigan.org.
Mobile Monday Michigan will continue its’ expansion throughout the state, with plans to add chapters in additional Michigan cities in 2012. The organization’s goal is to bring together all of those in Michigan who are working in the mobile / wireless technology industry, interested in learning more about mobile and how it may benefit their business, and those who would like to see the sector grow to facilitate increased job creation in the state.
For more information about the organization or its’ statewide sponsor the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan, please email info@GoMobileMichigan.org.
MobileMonday (MoMo) is an open community of mobile industry visionaries, developers, influential individuals, and users fostering cooperation and cross-company business development through virtual and live networking events. The group’s programs are designed to facilitate idea sharing, best practices development, trends identification, and Mobile Industry growth locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. The Michigan branch executes on these objectives by delivering a balanced approach of business and technical content from within the Michigan business community, as well as beyond our State, in order to insure the Michigan community is made aware of developments taking place outside our area that can aid local businesses. Those interested in learning more about Mobile Monday Michigan can find the group’s website at http://MobileMondayMichigan.org; and information about the International organization can be found at http://MobileMonday.net.