Driving Innovation Through Deep Customer Engagement

Tuesday, May 9 • 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm • Parkview Event Center at the Mall of America

Business and technology leaders are continually expected to drive change and innovative solutions through deep customer engagement – and all the while as economic factors continue to shift. Yet, how do we successfully orchestrate change in a way that keeps us and our teams sane, ensures the needs of our customers are met, and supports our own professional growth and advancement? In this interactive panel discussion, we will hear from several distinguished leaders with keys to success, lessons learned, and why this all matters. Further, in our discussion, we’ll dive into:

    • Influencing the value of customer innovation to drive ROI
    • Leading with a ‘GROWTH vs. FIXED mindset’
    • Driving through big, multi-year and/or systemic change
    • Pushing through adversity


Angela Zurick
Vice President, Mobile Solutions U.S. & Canada Aftermarket
Donaldson Company

Sonia Punwani
Chief Marketing Officer
Cargill Protein – North America

Jennifer McVean, MD
Pediatric Endocrinologist and Global Medical Affairs Senior Director

Karen Hildebrand, PhD
Global Leader Partner Solutions Architecture – Infrastructure
Amazon Web Services


Parking and Walking Directions to the Parkview Event Center at the Mall of America

Event Information

Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Time: 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. CT
Location: Mall of America (60 E Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425)
Mall of America® Parkview Meeting + Event Center
5204 Center Court (Second Floor)


4:30 pm – Registration opens and networking begins
5:00 pm – Program begins
7:00 pm – Program concludes
7:30 pm – Networking ends


Interested in Supporting Young Women in Technology?

One of the most meaningful ways the WLiT community has made an impact in STEM since 2020 is through scholarship awards to under-represented individuals who aspire to a career in STEM. These scholarships have offset tuition cost at local tech academies for four deserving women to date. With your help, we will continue our mission to launch even more STEM careers. Your donation can be processed securely through the Minnesota Technology Foundation’s GiveMN site here.

The donation process is separate from event registration.  Contributions in any amount are welcome and appreciated. We are more than 2/3 of the way toward this year’s goal of $6000, and we thank you in advance for your consideration.

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