Sponsors 2018


Unicorn Level Sponsors


Intrepid Control Systems

Intrepid Control Systems

Intrepid Control Systems has been thriving for over 20 years, producing hardware and software tools for engineers in vehicle, Autonomy, connectivity, Automotive Ethernet, and embedded engineering. Widely recognized for its neoVI and ValueCAN series tools, Intrepid has also developed its RAD-Galaxy, RAD-Star 2 and RAD-Moon devices to interface with BroadR-Reach® / 100BASE-T1. Intrepid supports the latest networks and protocols including AUTOSAR, CAN, CAN FD, LIN, FlexRay, Automotive Ethernet, Keyword, UART, J1939, ISO 14229 and GMLAN. Along with its network of distributors, Intrepid has offices in the USA, China, Japan, Germany, India, Korea, and Australia for direct sales and support.

School of Information, University of Michigan

School of Information, University of Michigan

The University of Michigan School of Information delivers innovative, elegant and ethical solutions connecting people, information and technology. The school is the premier institution studying and using technology to improve human-computer interactions. UMSI offers four degrees and the faculty and students comes from many fields, from computer science to law to social networking to public health. Each member of the UMSI'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.

Covenant Eyes

Covenant Eyes

When someone you trust receives a report of the websites you visit, it changes how you use the web. It breaks the secrecy of Internet use, and reduces the temptation to click on pornography and other sexual content. Covenant Eyes helps you and those you love quit pornography through accurate monitoring and reporting software, innovative behavior-change techniques, compassionate customer service, and transformative accountability relationships.

Pillar Technology

Pillar Technology

Pillar Technology is a highly-innovative consulting company with over 20 years of uncovering and executing industry-disrupting opportunities at lightning speed. We leverage Design Thinking, a Speed2Value mindset, software craftsmanship and top-notch delivery practices to create software-driven digital experiences. But it’s not just about what we do, it’s about how we do it. Digital Experience (DX) is an integral part of our business and the solutions we deliver. DX is a deep study. It’s user experience and design, but it’s also much more than that. It’s solutions to problems—a structured methodology for solving problems and creating high-end user experiences.

Specialist 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.

Generalist Level Sponsors


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.

TD Ameritrade

TD Ameritrade

For more than 40 years, TD Ameritrade has been proud to help our clients pursue their financial goals while giving them more time to focus on what really matters in life. Everything we offer — from guidance, to powerful trading tools, to retirement resources — is built around one thing...you. Visit www.tdameritrade.com for more information.

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.

Experience Architecture @ Michigan State University

Experience Architecture @ Michigan State University

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.