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Bids & Bytes Networking and Benefit Event


September 25, 2019
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


105 North First Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
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Bids & Bytes Benefit and Networking Event

The Bids & Bytes Benefit and Networking Event will be returning to Aria in downtown Minneapolis on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. 100 percent of the proceeds from this event go to the Minnesota High Technology Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Minnesota High Tech Association, for STEM programs and scholarships.

Network with Minnesota’s Science and Tech Leaders
Enjoy mingling with the leaders of Minnesota’s science and technology community while supporting the Minnesota High Technology Foundation.

Join the Fun of Our Live Auction
Bid on experiences hosted by leading executives:

  1. Life-Saving Innovation–A private tour of Medtronic. Offered by Steve Arsenault, Vice President – IT – Global Shared Services, Medtronic
  2. Technology Night with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Offered by Justin Butler, Vice President of Technology, Minnesota Timberwolves
  3. Robots and Golf Experience. Offered by Scott Singer, VP and Chief Security and Information Officer, PaR Systems
  4. An Evening with Optum & UnitedHealthcare. Offered by
    – James Franke, CIO Enterprise Enablement and Platform Services, Optum
    – Todd Hauschildt, CIO, Optum OmniChannel
    – Phil McKoy, CIO, UnitedHealthcare
    – Keith Tanski, CTO Enterprise Enablement and Platform Services, Optum
  5. Allianz Field Behind-the-Scenes Tour. Offered by Chris Wright, CEO, Minnesota United FC
  6. Private Tour of the Minnesota State Capitol. Offered by Doug Carnival, Shareholder, McGrann Shea Carnival Straughn & Lamb, Chartered
  7. 2020 Ceremonial First Pitch Experience. Offered by John Avenson, Vice President of Technology, Minnesota Twins Baseball Club
  8. University of Minnesota Athletes Village Tour plus Meet & Greet with Coach Lindsay Whalen. Offered by Dusty Clements, UMN


Silent Auction
View all silent auction items here.

About Bids & Bytes BenefitOnline registration has closed. Walk ins are welcome.

Event Details

Join Us For an Evening of Fun & Networking!

5:00 PM – Silent Auction Opens
6:30 PM – Silent Auction Closes
6:35 PM – Executive Remarks & Live Auction
7:00 PM – Meet the Students & Giving Moment
8:00 PM – Event Concludes

*Agenda and Experiences subject to change.

Tickets Prices:

Individual Tickets: $75
Individual + Guest Tickets $130 (save $20)
VIP Table of 8: $1,000 (Reserved table of 8 in a prime location + perks including extra drink tickets, table recognition and company name in program)

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