04-12-12 | Blog Post

Cloud Computing on the Internet Advisor Radio Show

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Mike Klein, COO and President of Online Tech will join a conversation about new business models driven by cloud computing on the Internet Advisor Show on 760am WJR on Saturday, April 14th from 4:30 to 4:45pm.

Klein will join other technology and business professionals in the discussion about cloud hosting, including:

M.S. Krishnan, PhD., Joseph Handleman Professor of Information Systems and Innovation at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan; Faculty Director of India Initiatives; Professor of Business Information Technology

Gary Baker, Director of IT/CIO for the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), previously SVP & CIO at Gale, a part of Cenage Learning and VP of IT Delivery at Borders Group.

They will be also be presenting Cloud Computing: Approach Innovatively and Understand Trends to the Ross School of Business Alumni Club of Southeast Michigan on Thursday, April 19th, 2012, hosted at Online Tech’s Ann Arbor 2 data center. There will be tours of the data center at the event and networking. For more information and to register, visit the event page.

About the Internet Advisor Radio Program

Foster Braun and Gary Baker co-host the Internet Advisor radio program (www.internetadvisor.net) on WJR 760AM – Detroit. Now in its 15th year, the program is on 4-6 pm ET on Saturdays. Internet Advisor is also syndicated on the Michigan Talk Network.  The goals of the program are to promote good Internet resources and solutions audiences located in Southeastern Michigan or the Midwest, and help listeners have a better online experience. WJR is known as the “Great Voice of the Great Lakes” and is one of the 12 original 50,000 watt, clear channel super stations.

Mike Klein, President, Online Tech

Mike Klein of Online Tech

Mike is a serial entrepreneur with more than 30 years of high tech business leadership, technology, and startup experience including CEO of Interlink Networks, Managing Partner of CompanyCrafters, and CEO /Founder of Steeplechase Software, an INC 500 Company which he sold to Schneider Electric. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Mike spent the first decade of his career working in sales, strategic marketing, product development at Motorola Semiconductor and Rockwell International.

M.S. KrishnanPhD., Joseph Handleman Professor of Information Systems and Innovation at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

M.S. Krishnana, PhD.

Dr. M. S. Krishnan (“Krishnan”) is Mary and Mike Hallman e-Business Fellow, Area Chairman and Professor of Business Information Technology at the University of Michigan Business School. Dr, Krishnan is also a Co-Director of the Center for Global Resource Leverage:India at the Michigan Business School. Dr. Krishnan received his Ph.D. in Information Systems from the Graduate School of Industrial Administration, Carnegie Mellon University in 1996. He has co-authored the book “The New Age of Innovation: Driving Co-Created Value with Global Networks” with C.K.Prahalad.

Gary Baker, Director of IT/CIO for the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and Co-Host of the Internet Advisors Radio Program


Gary Baker has had a long career working with computers and promoting technology development in Michigan. In the fall of 1997 when Foster called his ISP, Online Technologies Corporation (now Online Tech), and asked for help with some connection issues he talked with Gary, who was President and one of the founders. Their conversation and the whole idea of helping people enjoy their computer and online experience grew from there into the Internet Advisor show in early 1998 and an alliance that has become Detroit’s longest running locally produced technology talk show since then. Gary also appeared as the Internet Advisor on Channel 7 Action News, WXYZ-TV in Detroit, every Thursday morning from October 2000 to October 2002.

Gary is currently the Director of IT/CIO for the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and previously was the SVP & CIO at Gale, a part of Cengage Learning and VP of IT Delivery at Borders Group in Ann Arbor. He was also a partner in Arthur Andersen’s Business Consulting, Director of IT Transformation Services at AlixPartners and an executive in EDS at GM. Gary is a sought after lecturer on IT topics and new processes and technologies locally and nationally.

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