Tech on Tap - June 2024

Join the Minnesota Technology Association and your colleagues in the technology industry for our June edition of Tech on Tap! This monthly event is an evening of casual networking and craft beer. Your first drink is free with your registration!


Event Details

Date: Thursday, June 13, 2024
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm CST
Location: 56 Brewing
3055 NE Columbia Ave Suite 102, Minneapolis, MN 55418
Cost: FREE (MnTech members) | $20 (non-members)


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Tech on Tap - May 2024

Join the Minnesota Technology Association and your colleagues in the technology industry for our May edition of Tech on Tap! This monthly event is an evening of casual networking and craft beer. Your first drink is free with your registration!


Event Details

Date: Thursday, May 9, 2024
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm CST
Location: Summit Brewing Company
910 Montreal Cir, St Paul, MN 55102
Cost: FREE (MnTech members) | $20 (non-members)


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Tech on Tap - April 2024

Join the Minnesota Technology Association and your colleagues in the technology industry for our April edition of Tech on Tap! This monthly event is an evening of casual networking and craft beer. Your first drink is free with your registration!


Event Details

Date: Thursday, April 11, 2024
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm CST
Location: Broken Clock Brewing
1712 Marshall St NE Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Cost: FREE (MnTech members) | $20 (non-members)


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Tech on Tap - March 2024

Tech on Tap with the Minnesota Technology Association

Join the Minnesota Technology Association and your colleagues in the technology industry for our March edition of Tech on Tap! This monthly event is an evening of casual networking and craft beer. Your first drink is free with your registration!

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Event Details

Date: Thursday, March 14, 2024
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm CST
Location: The Dubliner Pub
2162 University Ave W, St Paul, MN 55114
Cost: FREE (MnTech members) | $20 (non-members)


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Tech on Tap - February 2024

Tech on Tap with the Minnesota Technology Association

Join the Minnesota Technology Association and your colleagues in the technology industry for our February edition of Tech on Tap! This monthly event is an evening of casual networking and craft beer. Your first drink is free with your registration!

Date: Thursday, February 8, 2024
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm CT
Location: La Doña Cervecería Brewery
241 Fremont Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55405
Cost: FREE (MnTech members) | $20 (non-members)

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Tech on Tap - January 2024

Tech on Tap with the Minnesota Technology Association

Join the Minnesota Technology Association and your colleagues in the technology industry for our January edition of Tech on Tap! This monthly event is an evening of casual networking and craft beer. Your first drink is free with your registration!

Date: Thursday, January 11, 2024
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm CT
Location: Arbeiter Brewing Company
3038 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Cost: FREE (MnTech members) | $20 (non-members)

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MnTech Engage: 2024 Sponsorship Breakfast

MnTech Engage: Annual Sponsorship Breakfast

January 25, 2024 | 8:00 AM | Microsoft Technology Center

This annual gathering provides a fun, casual opportunity to find out about the programs, events, and initiatives MnTech has planned for the upcoming year. Participants can connect with fellow decision makers and peers while they learn about sponsorship opportunities and discover ways to engage in and support our dynamic technology community.

Event Details

Date: January 25, 2024
Time: 8:00 – 10:00 AM
Location: 3601 W 76th St #600, Edina, MN 55435

Agenda

  • Welcome Remarks
  • Highlights from 2023
  • Presentation of 2024 Event Programs and Initiatives
  • Sponsorship Prospectus Presentation
  • Networking Opportunities


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Online registration for this event is over. You may register on-site at the event.


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WLiT Q1 2022

Featured Topic:

Seeing Yourself as Others Do

Authentic Executive Presence at Any Stage of Your Career

Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Time: 4:45 to 5:50 p.m. CDT
Location: Virtual
Cost: Free (Please register below)
         **Please consider a donation to the WLiT scholarship fund**
Speakers: Carol Keers and Tom Mungavan of Change Masters

Event Registration

  • Have you ever had an interaction in which you later thought, “That’s not what I meant”?
  • Have you ever had your idea be championed by someone else who gets all the credit?
  • Have you ever had to influence or persuade others when you don’t have the authority?
  • Would you like to have more impact on others in the organization?

If you answered yes to any of the above, then join us for the first Women Leading in Technology (WLiT) event of 2022!

This audience-driven Q&A session will rely entirely on input from YOU, both prior to and during the event, to ensure the discussion focuses on what’s most important to our WLiT Community! Carol and Tom’s responses will be based on their experience providing practical tools, tips and techniques to increase your authentic presence and better manage how you’re perceived.

Unlike other virtual WLiT events, we recommend that you do about 20 minutes of advance reading and send us one or more questions so Carol and Tom can optimize our time together on April 19. Here are next steps:

  1. Register for the April 19 event (free).
  2. Read the first chapter of Carol and Tom’s book, Seeing Yourself as Others Do – Authentic Executive Presence at Any Stage of Your Career. Below is a PDF to chapter one for your 20-minute advance read. The first chapter is titled, “Perception is Reality.”   Password to access the PDF (case sensitive): WLiT#202204
  3. Attend the event on April 19. A Microsoft Teams join link will be sent prior.

Carol Keers and Tom Mungavan
Change Masters

Chapter One, April 19 WLiT Pre-Read

“You don’t get to vote on how you are perceived. How others see you is their reality, no matter what you might have intended. That’s because we judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their behaviors. How others respond to you as a person and a leader will depend entirely on their perception of you.”

 “Do you think you know how you come across to others? Think again. At Change Masters, we’ve provided individual leadership communications coaching to over 3,000 very talented people in the United States and internationally. Not one of them completely understood how they were impacting others when we started coaching them.”

Carol Keers & Tom Mungavan, Change Masters® Incorporated

SUPPORT THE MISSION OF WLiT: Donate to the WLiT Scholarship Fund
WLiT seeks to promote, educate, and empower women in technology across Minnesota. We believe in “reaching back” to support our future technology leaders and practitioners. With the help of the Minnesota Technology Foundation, WLiT awards scholarships to underrepresented individuals who aspire to a career in STEM. Funds raised in 2022 will create scholarship awards to off-set the cost of tuition for deserving individuals at Prime Digital Academy, a local technology bootcamp.

In lieu of a registration fee for this event, WLiT gratefully accepts your donations. While we ask that you consider a donation of $20, donations in any amount are much appreciated. Donate thru the Minnesota Technology Foundation’s GiveMN site here. The donation process is separate from event registration. If your company has a matching program, please send the match to the Minnesota Technology Foundation so it can be added to the scholarship fund.

ABOUT CHANGE MASTERS

Serving premier customers from around the world … Change Masters® has specialized in leadership communications for individuals and teams. Clients include high-talent executives, middle managers, professionals, and technology leaders across 200+ organizations worldwide, comprised of more than 50 Fortune 500 companies as well as medium and small companies, partnerships, and non-profit organizations. Change Masters® has coached over 3,000 executive and professional clients the last 35 years.

Carol Keers has coached over 2,000 executives to be more effective communicators. Carol worked for the Guthrie Theater as a commercial actress for radio and television and as an outplacement consultant before joining Change Masters in 1988. Her focus is to combine insightful, practical and candid feedback with humor and compassion to rapidly improve the impact of her clients as leaders and communicators. Carol holds a master’s degree in Communications Assessment from the University of Wisconsin.

Tom Mungavan has over 40 years’ experience in marketing, computer applications and executive management with IBM and Target Corp. He formed Change Masters in 1986 to help companies and individuals deal with change quickly and successfully. He has helped executive teams, boards of directors, and technology teams be more effective. As a translator between business and technology leaders, Tom has a strong track record helping companies strategize, negotiate and win large contracts in complex sales environments. He is a professional member of the National Speakers Association, a Certified Systems Professional, and holds an MBA from the Carlson School of Business at the University of Minnesota.

Tom and Carol are the authors of Seeing Yourself as Others Do – Authentic Executive Presence at Any Stage of Your Career, a practical guide to understanding and managing how others perceive you. Individual books are available on Amazon.com for $39.95 and boxes of ten books are available at a discount of 10% with additional discounts for more than one box. Free standard shipping in the USA is included. The books include a study guide to be used by teams to enhance their effectiveness and executive presence. Links are available at SYAOD.com.

THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS

Presenting Sponsors

Annual Sponsors

Event Sponsor

Sponsorship opportunities for 2022 are available. Please contact Patty Carruth for more information at patty@mntech.org or 952.230.4554.


WLiT Q4 2021

Women Leading in Technology (WLiT):

A Conversation with Deb Cupp, President, Microsoft US

Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Time: 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. CDT
Location: Virtual
Cost: Free (Please register below)
         **Please consider a donation to the WLiT scholarship fund**
Guest: Deb Cupp, President of Microsoft US

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Event Summary

Please join us Tuesday, November 9th, for a conversation featuring Deb Cupp, President of Microsoft US! This engaging conversation facilitated by WLiT’s own Robin Brown is sure to be illuminating as they’ll talk about hybrid work trends and the transformational impacts of this new reality on each of us, both personally and professionally. Learn cutting edge insights about what’s next and how we can create great experiences, both individually and collectively. We’ll also seize the opportunity to hear about Deb’s own leadership journey within the tech industry, gleaning bits of wisdom for women at all stages of their careers with both the prepared questions and crowdsourced questions from our WLiT community.

Deb Cupp is President of Microsoft US, a $47 billion subsidiary responsible for delivering sales, marketing and services to customers based in the United States. US subsidiary is Microsoft’s largest sales subsidiary, managing over 11,000 customers and 900 partners.  Focused on driving transformation within Microsoft’s largest commercial organization, Deb leads a 10,000-person field team pursuing Microsoft’s mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Deb sits on the Board of Directors for Avanade, the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences on the Microsoft ecosystem.

Deb holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with concentrations in marketing and finance from the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia, where she was a Division One field hockey and lacrosse scholarship athlete. In addition, she holds an MBA from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Deb lives in the Philadelphia area with her husband Sam and their dog Penny. In her free time, she enjoys being active including hiking, yoga, and her Peloton bike!

 

SUPPORT THE MISSION OF WLiT: Donate to the WLiT Scholarship Fund
WLiT seeks to promote, educate, and empower women in technology across Minnesota. We believe in “reaching back” to support our future technology leaders and practitioners. With the help of the Minnesota Technology Foundation, WLiT awards scholarships to underrepresented individuals who aspire to a career in STEM. Funds raised in 2021 will create scholarship awards to off-set the cost of tuition for deserving individuals at The Software Guild, a local technology bootcamp.

In lieu of a registration fee for this event, WLiT gratefully accepts your donations. While we ask that you consider a donation of $20, donations in any amount are much appreciated. Donate thru the Minnesota Technology Foundation’s GiveMN site here. The donation process is separate from event registration. If your company has a matching program, please send the match to the Minnesota Technology Foundation so it can be added to the scholarship fund.

Event Registration

THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS

Presenting Sponsors

Annual Sponsors

Sponsorship opportunities for 2021 are available. Please contact Patty Carruth for more information at patty@mntech.org or 952.230.4554.


WLiT Q3 2021

Women Leading in Technology (WLiT) presents:

A Conversation with Jana Shortal, Host of Breaking the News on KARE 11,
in celebration of WLiT's 10-year Anniversary!

Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Time: 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. CDT
Location: Virtual Zoom Webinar
Cost: FREE – PLEASE CONSIDER A DONATION TO THE WLiT SCHOLARSHIP FUND IN LIEU OF REGISTRATION FEE
Topic: 
Thoughts on re-entering the world post-COVID, enlisting empathy & grace amidst all the change, and being true to ourselves

This summer marks the 10-year anniversary of Women Leading in Technology’s founding! On Tuesday, August 10th, WLiT will honor our 10th anniversary of Connecting, Educating and Reaching Back with a celebratory program to include a conversation with KARE11 News anchor and trailblazer, Jana Shortal!

Event Registration

WLiT seeks to promote, educate, and empower women in technology across Minnesota. We believe in “reaching back” to support our future technology leaders and practitioners. With the help of the Minnesota Technology Foundation, WLiT awards scholarships to underrepresented individuals who aspire to a career in STEM. Funds raised in 2021 will create scholarship awards to off-set the cost of tuition for deserving individuals at The Software Guild, a local technology bootcamp.

In lieu of a registration fee for this event, WLiT gratefully accepts your donations. While we ask that you consider a donation of $20, donations in any amount are much appreciated. Donate thru the Minnesota Technology Foundation’s GiveMN site here. The donation process is separate from event registration. If your company has a matching program, please send the match to the Minnesota Technology Foundation so it can be added to the scholarship fund.

THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS

Presenting Sponsors

Annual Sponsors

Sponsorship opportunities for 2021 are available. Please contact Patty Carruth for more information at patty@mntech.org or 952.230.4554.