Exploring current and emerging technology game changers and their implications for our tech community

In 2023 advanced technologies shape the trajectory of our world—the way we innovate, connect, and conduct business is all informed by new technology. Staying knowledgeable of advanced technology trends that impact customers, employees, business partners, society or other key constituencies is such an important part of keeping our technology ecosystem strong.

These community gatherings are open to all members of our ecosystem: those that are technology curious, practitioners, community leaders, educators, and everyone in between. Most gatherings will include speakers that are working with advanced technology, and time for small and large group discussions.

The Advanced Technologies community is driven by these key objectives:

  • Dissect emerging trends to better understand the implications of new technology.
  • Share best practices for leveraging new technology in our positions, on our teams, within our companies and industries, and in our personal lives.
  • Identify gaps in Minnesota and talk through ways to implement advanced technology to address some of the challenges we’re facing in this new decade.

Meet the current Advanced Technology Steering Team:

  • Mike Bollinger, Livefront
  • Jamie Thingelstad, SPS Commerce
  • Jeff Tollefson, MnTech
  • Nidhi Sen, Target
  • Will Wermager, TCF Bank
  • Jim Plasek, Unisys
  • Katherine McQuin, Accenture
  • Beth Tschida, Jamf

Now recruiting!
If you’re interested in joining the Advanced Technology advisory team that partners with our staff to drive the success of this community, please email Jeff Tollefson.

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