MTAM CEO & Members Named to 2016 Michigan ’50 Names to Know in IT’

Representing a broad range of technical disciplines & technology form factors, the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan (MTAM) shows a strong representation on the 2016 Michigan ‘Names to Know in IT’


MTAM-LogoDETROIT, MI – Showing the broad-based, multi-industry impact of connected technologies, the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan (MTAM) and 10 of its’ member firms are among those selected for the 2016 Michigan ’50 Names to Know in IT’ list from Crain’s Detroit Business.

Those selected representing MTAM and its’ membership include:

  • Michael Antaran, Founder/CEO, Marvel Apps LLC
  • Meredith Bronk, President/CEO, Open Systems Technologies Inc. (OST)
  • Barbara Ciaramitaro, Director – Center for CyberSecurity Leadership and Chair – Decision Sciences Department, Walsh College
  • Linda Daichendt, CEO / Executive Director – Mobile Technology Assn of Michigan (MTAM), Co-founder – Mobile Monday Michigan
  • Carl Erickson, Co-founder/CEO, Atomic Object LLC
  • Elaina Farnsworth, CEO, Mobile Comply
  • Tel Ganesan, Founder/Managing Partner – Kyyba Ventures, President – TiE Detroit
  • Jimmy Hsiao, Founder/CEO, Logic Solutions Inc.
  • Fred Jacobs, President – Jacobs Media Strategies Inc., jacAPPS
  • Neetu Seth, Founder/President/CEO, NITS Solutions
  • Krischa Winright, Senior Vice-president, Spectrum Health

A nationally known, state-focused, non-profit trade association for connected technologies, MTAM is focused on increasing demand for Michigan-based connected tech products and services within the state, nationally and globally, while also ensuring Michigan-based firms have the resources and skilled staff they need to enable their growth.

“We’re very proud that this list by Crain’s is reflecting the diversity of Michigan’s IT talent in a wide range of disciplines. Among the MTAM representatives, 6 out of 11 are women, with several ethnicities represented as well. Given the challenges by firms in all areas of technology in meeting diversity goals, I believe this speaks quite well of the progress we’re making here in Michigan, and MTAM is glad to be on the forefront of that work”, notes MTAM’s Daichendt.

“The ‘Internet of Things’ is considered by many to be ‘the new frontier’ in technology so our leading talent needs to reflect not only the diversity befitting such a frontier, but also the wide array of industries being impacted by these connected technologies. It’s extremely important in order to keep Michigan in the national and international spotlight for the work happening here, says Daichendt.

The entire list from Crain’s can be accessed HERE.


About MTAM

MTAM is a non-profit trade association for Michigan’s mobile / wireless (connected) technologies industry and businesses in all industries utilizing those technologies. We are the first state-based mobile/wireless industry trade association in the U.S., and our mission is: • to facilitate conversation/collaboration between varied sectors of the mobile/wireless eco-system; serve as the bridge to enable diverse organizations to understand each other’s perspectives and needs in order to drive new innovation and opportunities involving these technologies; • to increase the use of, and demand for, Michigan-based mobile/wireless technology products and services in-state, nationally and globally; • to increase the productivity and profitability of every industry vertical in Michigan via the use of these technologies; • to create sustainable jobs and increased entrepreneurial opportunities in the state based on the use of these technologies, thereby achieving substantial growth of Michigan’s economy; • and to help the communities we serve via the use of these technologies. We are also the statewide producer of Mobile Monday Michigan – a mobile / wireless industry networking and education organization which is a branch of the international Mobile Monday organization based in Finland. Here in Michigan we currently have 4 chapters (Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing and Grand Rapids) with over 3000+ members statewide.
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