June 19, 2015
Program - Scott McCormick, President,
Connected Vehicle Trade Association
Importance of the Connected Vehicle
In 2004, Scott McCormick founded the Connected Vehicle Trade Association. Previously Scott was the Executive Director of the Automotive Multimedia Interface Collaboration and was General Electric’s “Factory with a Future” Program Manager were he implemented over $1 billion in advanced systems.
In March 2012 and 2014 he was appointed by the United States Congress to advise the Secretary of Transportation on matters relating to the study, development, and implementation of Intelligent Transportation Systems.
Scott has degrees in Mathematics, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, a Master’s in Business Administration, and Doctoral Research in Artificial Intelligence.
Discussion - Jon Reed, SMC Member
An Ancestor's Civil War Adventures
Jon Reed will share his background and research into Michigan’s role in the Civil War, with a focus on his adventurous great-great grandfather Curtis Z. Pratt, who fought with the 1st Corps d’Afrique in the Louisiana Swamps .
Lieutenant Curtis Z. Pratt
June 26, 2015
No Meeting July 3
Dr. Kazuyuki Katayama, Consul General of Japan in Detroit
Japan-China Relations: China’s Rise and Its Implications on Japan-U.S. Relations
Mike Speer, SMC Member
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