DETROIT, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Techonomy Media proudly announces it is bringing its one-day public conference Techonomy Detroit back for a second straight year. A diverse group of business, tech, government, and policy leaders will join for a spirited discussion on how technology is changing everything for the United States and its cities.
National and local leaders will converge at Wayne State University on September 17, 2013 for a series of conversations and workshops to focus on the challenges and opportunities posed by headlong tech-driven change. America's inadequate and inequitable education will be a special theme. How can learning be enhanced for citizens at every stage of their lives as the very notion of a job is getting redefined before our eyes?
"As Americans we are committed to progress for every American. Visiting Detroit it sometimes seems that's a chimerical dream. We reject such pessimism," says Techonomy founder David Kirkpatrick. "We are inspired by Detroit's astonishing shoots of innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity. We are bringing Techonomy's annual U.S.-centric public event back to Detroit because we passionately believe an embrace of tech can revitalize every company, country, citizen, and city. Detroit is an ideal place for leaders to engage that discussion. Complacency is impossible here. But a newly inspired energy is necessary for our entire nation, though it may be less obvious. The U.S. requires a much more spirited debate about how the global business and economic landscape is shifting. Cities and countries elsewhere are not standing still."
Techonomy Detroit partners include the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Quicken Loans, McKinsey & Company, Cisco, Ford Motor Company, Michigan Media Solutions, Automation Alley, and Skidmore Studio.
Confirmed speakers currently include:
- Shannon Brown, Chief HR & Diversity Officer, FedEx Express
- Jean Case, CEO, The Case Foundation
- Chad Dickerson, CEO, Etsy
- Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Square and Twitter
- Dan Gilbert, Founder & Chairman, Quicken Loans
- Rick Snyder, Governor, State of Michigan
- Carol Williams, Executive Vice President, The Dow Chemical Corporation
- Andrew Yang, Founder and CEO, Venture for America
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Techonomy's event and publishing activities rest on a fundamental editorial premise--that technology is more firmly at the core of all economic and social progress than most leaders recognize. Our goal is to help leaders and citizens better understand the far-reaching potential of technology-enabled change and to see how this rapid transformation can be harnessed to accelerate progress, productivity and competitiveness. Our editorial content seeks to advance this dialogue. In addition to public events like Techonomy Detroit, Techonomy Media Inc. organizes an annual invitation-only conference bringing together about 300 influential leaders for a two-day retreat to explore the full implications and promises of tech-driven change in global business and society. This year's Techonomy 2013 is November 11-13 at the Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain Hotel near Tucson.
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