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February 23 | 7:15 am | Golden Valley — 

Tech.2017 offers a rapid fire look at Minnesota’s current strengths and future opportunities in technology.  This breakfast event attracts 200 technology executives and professionals along with entrepreneurs and investors for a morning of networking and cutting-edge insights.

The event is built around the recent Milken Institute State Science and Technology Index and Minnesota’s recent jump from 12th to 7th in the rankings. It will also closely follow the information released in MHTA’s latest report on the state of science and technology.

Each panel will examine Minnesota’s strengths and challenges based on the index’s 5 areas of measurement: R&D Inputs, Risk Capital & Entrepreneurial Infrastructure, Human Capital Investment, Technology & Science Workforce, and Tech Concentration and Dynamism.

Each attendee will also receive a free talent/workforce report as part of their entrance to the event.

February 23, 2017
7:15 – 11:30 am

The Metropolitan Ballroom
5418 Wayzata Boulevard
Golden Valley, Minnesota 55416

Regular Pricing
Members: $65 | Non Members: $135

On-Site Pricing
Members: $90 | Non-Members: $175

Online registration is now closed, but on-site registration will be available.


Harnessing the Power of Minnesota’s Skilled WorkforceHuman capital drives economic prosperity. How is Minnesota facing this challenge and leading the way in the use of data to provide better workplace matches?

Sandee Joppa

Sandee Joppa
Executive Director
RealTime Talent

Erin Olson

Erin Olson
Research Strategist
RealTime Talent


Turning Our Assets into ProsperityHow Minnesotans turn R&D into a business and the products and services of the future.

Kyle Nelson

Kyle Nelson
Adventium Labs

Cora Leibig

Cora Leibig
Founder & CEO
Chromatic 3D Materials

Pat Dillon

Pat Dillon (Moderator)
Director, SBIR/STTR
Program Assistance


Mobile Drives Economic GrowthMobile-first strategies are transforming business and the economy. New trends include context awareness, automatic data capture, performance metrics and product innovation.

Jane Bungum

Jane Bungum
Product & Experience
Design Consultant

Loren Horsager

Loren Horsager
CEO & Co-Founder
Mobile Comoposer

Don Ball

Don Ball


The Digital Transformation JourneyDigital is disrupting and transforming even the most traditional businesses. Minnesota’s progress on the competitive road will impact the future prosperity of our state and people.

Bill Gray

Bill Gray
Uponor North America

Nancy Lyons

Nancy Lyons
Owner & CEO

Ron Draganowski

Ron Draganowski
DirectorApplication Development
and Integration Leader

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