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Join Ann Arbor SPARK and the A2 Mobility Tech community for a highly informative roundtable and networking event focused on cybersecurity. Learn about the latest advancements, risks, and opportunities in cybersecurity technology with industry experts. Panel discussion will be followed by Q&A, happy hour beverages and bites, and networking.

Meet the Panel and their Companies:

Jennifer Tisdale, CEO, GRIMM
Jennifer is a cyber-economics strategist whose work created the foundation for Michigan’s economic strategy to band together automotive, defense, and aerospace industries with embedded systems cybersecurity, charting a new economic development path for the state.

GRIMM is a cyber research firm uniquely organized to solve complex cybersecurity problems. GRIMM’s connected mobility teams perform vulnerability assessments and provide technical recommendations for systems within the transportation sector, including aerospace, automotive, drones/flying robotics, shipping, heavy trucking, and general transit.

Jason Masker, Director of Solutions Architecture, Upstream
Jason has over 20 years of experience engineering and architecting data center infrastructure solutions, including networking, storage, compute and virtualization components for a diverse variety of applications as well as experience deploying enterprise ERP, CRM and SIS systems.

Upstream Security provides a cloud-based data management platform purpose-built for connected vehicles, delivering unparalleled automotive cybersecurity detection and responsive (V-XDR) and data-driven applications. Upstream provides industry-leading cyber threat protection and actionable insights, seamlessly integrated into the customer’s environment and vehicle security operations centers (VSOC).

Jill M. Miller, Attorney, Bodman PLC
Jill M. Miller is the chair of Bodman’s Data Privacy and Security Practice Group and maintains a national practice advising clients on contractual and regulatory matters with a particular focus on privacy and cybersecurity laws. She advises clients on compliance with state and federal personal data protection laws and prepares policies and procedures related to customer privacy and data breach protection, detection, and notification.

With more than 170 attorneys in offices throughout Michigan, Bodman PLC has delivered extraordinary results to clients for over 90 years. Bodman works to provide strategic advice and preventative counsel to address potential issues efficiently and discreetly before they become significant and expensive problems that affect their bottom line.

Michael Spath, Technology & Life Science Leader, Kapnick Insurance
Michael Spath and his team provide expertise, counsel, and insurance placement for cyber coverage, errors & omissions, and management liability among other business policy needs. They understand that every business is different, with unique needs, budgets, and exposures, and conversely, every cyber insurance policy is different. Their top priority is the safety and health of your business, providing peace of mind in the event of a claim.

Family owned for 78 years, Kapnick is the largest independent insurance ageny in the state of Michigan with more than 230 employees and offices in Ann Arbor, Adrian, Troy, Grand Rapids, and Lansing, with practices dedicated to construction, manufacturing, transportation, real estate, small business, technology/life sciences, and financial institutions.

This event will be hosted in-person. Space is limited, and registration is required.