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BDPA March 19, 2015 Info Exchange Meeting

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BDPA Detroit Info Exchange

March 19, 2015

M1 Rail Project Update and Entrepreneurship opportunities 


M-1 RAIL is a 3.3 mile circulating streetcar along Woodward Avenue between Congress Street and West Grand Boulevard in Detroit, Michigan. M-1 RAIL is an unprecedented public-private partnership and model for regional collaboration. Notably, this is the first major transit project being led and funded by both private businesses, philanthropic organizations, in partnership with local government, the State of Michigan, and U.S. Department of Transportation. The mission of M-1 RAIL is to create a catalyst for investment, economic development and urban renewal that positively impacts the entire region through the construction of a streetcar circulator system running along and connecting Woodward Avenue from the Riverfront to the New Center and North End neighborhoods. The M-1 RAIL Woodward Avenue Streetcar project is envisioned to be one element of a future modern, world-class regional transit system where all forms of transportation, including rail, bus, vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian, are considered and utilized to build a vibrant, walkable region that includes a thriving Downtown Detroit. This city center is envisioned by supporters of M-1 RAIL to become a foundation for growth and prosperity throughout the surrounding neighborhoods adjacent to the Central Business District, Midtown, New Center and North End. Ms. Sommer Woods, Director of External Relations will be joining us to provide a general overview of the M-1 RAIL project. Mr. Damon Rogers, a student intern with the M-1 RAIL project last summer, will give a brief talk on his assignment: Train car communications and power systems. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to learn more about this "game changing" project going on in the city of Detroit!


The meeting is scheduled for March 19, 2015 at 6:30pm at TechTown 440 Burroughs Detroit MI.  


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BDPA January 15, 2015 Info Exchange Meeting

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BDPA Detroit Chapter January 15, 2015

Info Exchange meeting

   Effective Networking Panel Discussion


Start off the New Year by expanding your personal network and learning how to network effectively.   A panel discussion on successful networking techniques, processes, Do’s and Don’ts, success stories, and how to work a room.



The panel guest are:


Beverly Moore - President BDPA Detroit Chapter


 Edward T Hudson III, Technology Strategist -
Nubian Computing Technology Innovators


Cliff Samuels Jr - VP Technology and Automation 



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2015 IT Jobs Outlook for Metro Detroit

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 Panel Discussion:

2015 IT Jobs Outlook for Metro Detroit


November 20, 2014

6: 30- 8:30 PM


440 Burroughs



The purpose of the discussion is to share various company perspectives on the jobs outlook for their company in 2015 and what skills are in the greatest demand.  At the completion of the discussion the audience will be more aware of the IT jobs opportunities in the Metro Detroit area at the various companies and the skills that are in great demand.
The panel will include:
Camille Bryant - GE (General Electric)
 Diane Cag  - Panel ModeratorFCA(Fiat Chrysler Automobiles)
 Entry level, current college students in the Detroit area, college grads, through Executive Management

Prepare now to gear up your career search and  your skill set for the Technology positions of 2015
Light refreshments will be served

BDPA October Info Exchange Meeting “HP Helion OpenStack Cloud Professional Services

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BDPA Detroit

October Info Exchange Meeting

DATE Changed to

October 21, 2014

6:30 - 8:30 PM


Techtown- 440 Burroughs  48202


HP Helion OpenStack Cloud Professional Services


Jambey Clinkscales


 Matt Farina


The presentations will cover three areas;

OpenStack Cloud Operating System

  • OpenStack Cloud is Open source software for building private and public Clouds. OpenStack has a modular architecture with various code names for its components.

HP Helion Portfolio

  • HP is taking a lead in bringing this much needed OpenStack expertise to the market at global scale. HP Helion is a portfolio of products and services that make it easy for organizations to build, manage and consume workloads in a hybrid IT environment. 

Professional Services for Cloud journeys

  • A robust set of professional services that support the entire lifecycle: advisory and strategy services, applications transformation, design and implementation services, and support and education services.

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