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Conference Highlights

2012 Speakers

  • Governor Mark Dayton – State of Minnesota

    Mark Dayton was elected Governor of Minnesota in 2010. Dayton has also served as Commissioner of the Minnesota Departments of Economic Development and of Energy and Economic Development, as State Auditor, and as United States Senator. The Governor offered opening remarks at the beginning of Spring Conference.

  • Rick King – Thomson Reuters, Chief Operating Officer for Technology

    Your Personal Brand – What sets you apart and why it matters
    You may be hearing more about “personal brands” lately – and for good reason. Understanding what sets you apart and makes you unique helps unlock the secrets of your personal brand. But what you choose to do with that information is equally important.

    At MHTA’s Spring Conference, Rick King, COO for Technology at Thomson Reuters talked about his personal brand story and how he’s successfully engaged and led thousands of employees based on, among other things, a shared love of cheesburgers.

    King joined Thomson Reuters in 2000 and has since held numerous executive positions within the company.
    In 2011, Mr. King was appointed by Governor Mark Dayton to serve on the Metropolitan Airports Commission and the Governor’s Technology Advisory Council. In 2008, he was named chair of Minnesota’s Ultra High-Speed Broadband Task Force by then Governor Tim Pawlenty. Mr. King was named as one of Computerworld’s Top 100 Leaders in IT in 2007 and was honored the following year as MHTA’s Technology Executive of the Year.

  • Peter High – Metis Strategy, Founder, Author and Consultant

    Peter High is the author of World Class IT: Why Businesses Succeed When IT Triumphs. The book, first published in 2009, outlines five principles that align IT with business strategy and allow companies to monitor and improve IT’s performance. The book highlights the trend of viewing IT as a digital nervous system that delivers corporate thinking to business units, partners and customers. High is the founder and president of Metis Strategy, LLC, a business and information technology strategy consultancy founded in 2001.

    At Spring Conference, High talked about the unique opportunities CIOs and technology leaders have to help guide and shape the strategy of the organizations they serve. Learn which companies operate at high levels on each of the principles High introduces in his book World Class IT.

Thank you to our Sponsors

platinum |Microsoft, Optum, Thomson Reuters

gold |Appirio, Deloitte, Ecolab, Jones Lang LaSalle, Right Management, UPS

webcast | Implex

quick charge lounge | Comcast Business Class

bag | VISI

design |Soulo Communications

media |Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal

silver |BenchmarkQA, Digineer, H.B. Fuller, Honeywell, Involta, KellyMitchell Group, Maryville Technologies, Minnesota Cup, Padilla Speer Beardsley, PaR Systems, Patterson Thuente, Perficient, Robert Half Technology, SWAT Solutions, Unisys, University of St. Thomas Graduate Programs in Software, Virteva

pen |Sogeti

next generation workforce |Minnesota Science & Technology Authority, Starkey

transitional workforce |Advance IT Minnesota

business breakfast |Medtronic

closing reception |Creating IT Futures Foundation

wireless internet |Best Buy, KPMG