DISRUPTION: TRANSFORMING CHAOS INTO OPPORTUNITY

Join your technology colleagues for an all-day conference to explore how to transform the disruptive nature of advancing technology into opportunities for your organization.

Register Now

DISRUPTION: TRANSFORMING CHAOS INTO OPPORTUNITY

Join your technology colleagues for an all-day conference to explore how to transform the disruptive nature of advancing technology into opportunities for your organization.

Register Now

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 3 • ST. PAUL RIVERCENTRE • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM


About the Conference

We are experiencing a time of dramatic convergent change! The driving forces affecting technology organizations include the rapid evolution and expanded use of technologies such as AI, ML, cloud computing, and 5G, increased investments in startups leveraging these technologies, growth in adoption of product-centric and agile development models, and the rise of hybrid and geographically dispersed teams – just to name a few. While some of this disruption has created difficult challenges, it has also catalyzed new opportunities to take advantage of – for the benefit of our organizations, our industries, our customers, our personal lives and even our planet.

Tech Connect will dive into these disruptions and discuss how we can adapt to new ways of working, new technologies, and new advancements so that we can accomplish extraordinary outcomes. This event is an opportunity to network with industry leaders, gain exposure for your brand, and connect with a community of innovators and problem-solvers.

Join us as we discover how to transform chaos into opportunity!

Speakers

Morning Keynote

Matt Versaggi

Technological Disruption: A Futurist's Perspective

This presentation will explore the radical changes that we are witnessing as technology, globalism, politics, economics, culture, and the nature of work all undergo unsettling change. It might seem at times that these changes threaten foundational ideas like value, utility and truth. Our morning keynote, Matt Versaggi, is a futurist who most recently served as Distinguished Engineer and Senior Director of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Technology for the Advanced Technology Division of Optum. Matt will leverage his decades of experience and insights in the fields of quantum computing, artificial intelligence, and advanced technology to guide our MnTech community through these vectors of disruption, structural shifts, and the underlying forces impacting the world of technology in 2023 and beyond.


Mid-day Keynote

Jayshree Seth

Empowering Our Future Through Science

During this mid-day keynote, attendees will have the opportunity to connect with the insights of an award-winning engineer for an engaging and personal perspective on the potential of a world recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Jayshree Seth zooms in on the issues of science and leadership through the lens of personal and professional transitions, reflections, and calls to action. Jayshree Seth, Ph.D., is an author, internationally sought-after speaker, career engineer, prolific inventor, distinguished alumni, and occasional songwriter. As a Corporate Scientist at 3M who holds 77 patents for a variety of innovations, she was appointed 3M’s first ever Chief Science Advocate in 2018. Jayshree will share her scientific knowledge, technical expertise, and professional experience to illuminate the exciting accomplishments of the scientific community and the unlimited transformational potential for STEM fields to continue to inspire hope for our future.  Jayshree will challenge each of us to engage in the opportunities we have to invest our own personal experience into our work and encourage us to inspire our young people to see the potential contributions they can make within STEM careers, so that future innovations solve challenges that are representative of our inclusive and diverse global community.

All conference participants will receive a free copy of her book, The Heart of Science – Engineering Fine Print. All proceeds from the books purchased by MnTech will go to a scholarship for underrepresented minority women in STEM, administered by the Society of Women Engineers.

View the Tech Connect Speaker Guide

24 Fantastic Breakout Sessions to Choose From

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Technology Leadership Panel

Conference Agenda

8:00 am – Check-in, Coffee, Networking, and Exhibits

8:30 am – Welcome and Morning Keynote

9:30 am – Morning Break; Networking and Exhibits

9:50 am – Breakout Session #1

10:40 am – Networking and Exhibits

11:00 am – Breakout Session #2

11:50 am – Lunch

12:20 pm – Lunchtime Keynote

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1:00 pm – Networking and Exhibits

1:15 pm – Breakout Session #3

2:05 pm – Networking and Exhibits

2:15 pm – Breakout Session #4

3:05 pm – Networking and Exhibits

3:15 pm – Technology Leadership Panel

4:00 pm – Happy Hour and Networking

5:00 pm – Conference Concludes

View a High Level Agenda

Register for Tech Connect 2023

Member Pricing

Early Bird Price (Through March 31): $175

Regular Price (April 1 – April 30): $225

Week-Of Price (May 1 – 3): $300

Buy 4 tickets and get the 5th free!


Non-Member Pricing

Early Bird Price (Through March 31): $275

Regular Price (April 1 – April 30): $325

Week-Of Price (May 1 – 3): $400

Buy 4 tickets and get the 5th free!

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Questions about registration? Email keegan@mntech.org for more information or help.

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