Sponsors 2017


Unicorn Level Sponsors


Arbor Networks

Arbor Networks

Arbor Networks helps secure the largest enterprises and provider networks from DDoS and advanced attacks. We believe the fight to protect the world's networks is a defining struggle of our time. We work because there are those out there with the sole intent of polluting the promise of technology — a promise that unites and transforms humanity. Our charge is to protect the infrastructure and ecosystem of the Internet. It is the principle upon which we were founded; the driving motivation that keeps us ahead of the enemy, and the common thread that runs through all that we do.

U-M School of Information

U-M School of Information

The University of Michigan School of Information delivers innovative, elegant and ethical solutions connecting people, information and technology. The school was one of the first iSchools in the nation and is the premier institution studying and using technology to improve human-computer interactions. UMSI offers four degrees: a bachelor of science in information (BSI), a master of science in information (MSI), a doctoral degree (PhD) and jointly with the School of Public Health offers a master of health informatics (MHI). UMSI’s programs are broadly interdisciplinary. The faculty comes from many fields, from computer science to law to social networking to public health. The student body is likewise diverse, representing well over 100 majors. Each member of the University of Michigan School of Information’s scholarly community comes from a unique background, making the school stronger and helping to fulfill its mission of building a better world through technology and information. Our faculty, staff and students reflect the intellectual diversity of the broad range of social and technological sciences that make up the unique UMSI approach to information problems.

 Specialist Level Sponsors

Optomi

Optomi

Optomi is a market-leading tech staffing firm with a unique approach. By developing industry leading recruitment processes and utilizing innovative technologies, we are able to deploy the best project managers, business analysts and technologists in the ever-evolving spaces of mobile technology, network/system engineering, information security, data warehousing, cloud and application development…making us a leader in the IT staffing world. Optomi dominates the technology sector by placing high-level consultants on leading technology projects under short-term and long-term contracts. We have placed technologists on advanced projects such as spaceship programming, cloud system integration and high-level security development. Optomi has been recognized with several prestigious awards. Most notable is the Staffing Industry Analysts’ BEST STAFFING FIRMS TO WORK FOR® award in 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014… accomplishments never before achieved by a company in its first four consecutive years of business. Optomi is well-positioned to serve Fortune 500 clients as well as mid-sized clients through its skill-set focused strategy and genuine approach to engaging with consultants & clients.

Vitamin T

Vitamin T

After 30 years as an industry leader, we here at Vitamin T (a division of Aquent) do our best work by partnering with leaders, marketing and creative teams and change-makers who see the value in working with top creative talent to enhance the work they do.

Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters provides professionals with the intelligence, technology and human expertise they need to find trusted answers. We enable professionals in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting and media markets to make the decisions that matter most, all powered by the world’s most trusted news organization.

The Understanding Group

The Understanding Group

The Understanding Group (TUG) is an information architecture consulting practice based in Ann Arbor, MI. We help companies make good digital places.

Generalist Level Sponsors

MSU Experience Architecture Program

MSU Experience Architecture Program

The Experience Architecture major at Michigan State University is a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary major that gives students opportunities to create digital products and services, such as websites and apps, through learning to design, code, research and communicate. This well-rounded major prepares students for careers in user experience, interaction design, usability, information architecture, user research, content strategy, project management and front-end web development.

TecEd

TecEd

TecEd is all about helping you deliver products and digital experiences that work well for the people you designed them for – and if your customers are successful, you will be too. Whether it’s competitive benchmarking, user interviews, field research, or usability testing, we’ve got the techniques to help you learn what your customers need and the expertise to connect their needs and your product designs with your business objectives. Tell us your product story, then let us define and conduct the most effective user research to turn it into a best-seller!