MHTA President and CEO Jeff TollefsonAs I start Week 2 in my new role as MHTA President, I want to first express my gratitude for the warm welcome I’ve received from MHTA members and community partners over the past few weeks.  I’m delighted to be part of the MHTA team at this pivotal time in the organization’s history and I look forward to working with all of you in the months and years ahead as we create a stronger, and more inclusive, tech economy in Minnesota.

One of the highlights of my first week on the job was the opportunity to screen a new documentary film produced by the MHTA and Twin Cities Public Television titled “Solid State: Minnesota’s High Tech History”, chronicling the story of Minnesota’s role in launching the computer industry.  The broadcast premier of this terrific film is scheduled for October 13 on TPT and we are eager to share this with MHTA members in the coming months.  It’s a must-see film and I know you will come away filled with as much pride in what we’ve accomplished in Minnesota over the past 70 years as I did.  We will share more information on planned screening events in the coming weeks.

In closing, I wish to again express my thanks for the warm welcome and look forward to keeping you abreast of key events and happenings at the MHTA in future Tech Tuesday postings.  Have a great week!