Oakland University Hires Longtime Oakland County Leader

Oakland University (OU) Names Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations Irene Spanos, longtime Director of Economic Development & Community Affairs for Oakland County, has joined Oakland University as the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations. She began her new role on December 10. “We are thrilled to have Irene join the OU family in this critical leadership role,” Vice President University Advancement Michael Westfall said in announcing the hiring. “A friend to all she … [Read more...]

Oakland County Launches Open Data Initiative

Oakland County is making a rich source of information available to the public through its new Access Oakland Open Data Portal, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today. Individuals will be able to find data ranging from property information including addresses and boundaries to how to find parks and trails and locate floodplains. All data on the portal, accessoakland.oakgov.com is free of charge and free of use restrictions. "The county has hundreds of data sets which can become … [Read more...]

Oakland County and Tech248® Host Free SANS Cyber Security Training

Oakland County and Tech248® Host Free SANS Cyber Security Training for Midwestern Tech Companies Oakland County and Tech248® – the county’s tech initiative – are hosting a free seminar for tech companies from across the Midwest to introduce them to SANS cyber security training in an effort to make their businesses more secure against cyber attacks. The session is set for February 11 at 10 a.m. and will be held in the Board of Commissioners Auditorium at 1200 N. Telegraph Road in Pontiac. … [Read more...]

Tech248 Branding Oakland County as a Technology Hub While Connecting Hundreds of Companies

Tech248 meetups attracted more than 400 technology industry professionals and students, including the founder of an Oakland County-based company who was among 50 people nationwide recently invited to the White House to talk tech. According to the press release, the meetups are vital to Tech248’s mission of connecting the county’s 2,000 tech companies to collaborate and network while marketing Oakland County as a global technology hub. Thanh Tran, founder of Wixom-based of Kidpreneur: Kids + … [Read more...]

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson Launches tech248 to Harness the Power of Nearly 2,000 Tech Companies in County

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson launched tech248 – a branding and business development initiative aimed at harnessing the power of the nearly 2,000 tech companies in the county and market the county as a global technology hub. Patterson launched the initiative before about 140 Oakland County-based tech firms and government officials at Koala CoWork in Southfield the press release stated. “Oakland County’s tech industry – with nearly 2,000 tech firms – is a global powerhouse … [Read more...]