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GRCC is hosting a series of discussions about technology’s influence on business

Sept. 12, 2023 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Grand Rapids Community College is hosting a series of discussions about technology’s influence on business as part of Tech Week Grand Rapids.

Tech Week, which runs Sept. 18-23, includes hands-on exhibits, panel discussions and pitch competitions. Sponsored by West Michigan economic agency The Right Place, sessions will cover artificial intelligence, diversity and inclusion, startups, and retaining talent, among other topics.

GRCC will be the site of “Tech Trends Reshaping Business,” a series of discussions about generative AI, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence in the future of work. These conversations will run 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 20 at the college’s Secchia Piazza, inside the Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center at 151 Fountain St. NE.

“In partnership with The Right Place, GRCC is showcasing the intersection of innovation, technology and education in Grand Rapids – a testament to our region’s trajectory toward a tech-driven future,” said Dr. Kristi Haik, the college’s dean of STEM.

Here is the schedule for Sept. 20:

  • “Gen AI by flockX,” 9-10 a.m. – Devon Bleibtrey, CEO of flockX, will discuss how companies are using generative AI to help people plug into local communities, drive foot traffic to local businesses, and help local artists reach their local audiences.

  • “Bypassing EDR with Malleable C2 Profiles by White Knight Labs,” 10-11 a.m. – This session, which will include a demonstration, focuses on settings in Cobalt Strike’s Malleable C2 that can be adjusted for memory-scanning evasion. 

  • “AI by Bizstream,” 11 a.m. to noon – Brian McKeiver, co-owner and solutions architect at Bizstream, will look at how artificial intelligence, combined with Microsoft’s OpenAI solutions and Copilots, is creating efficient, automated, and future-ready workplaces.

Registration for the GRCC sessions is available online. To see the schedule for the entire six-day event, go to