Tech Cities 2016
Registration Check-in for Tech Cities 2016
Please pick up your conference materials at the registration table in the atrium, located on the first floor in the Carlson School of Management.
Keynote: Culture's Impact on Successful Tech Entrepreneurship
Why culture eats strategy for breakfast. And reflections on 30 years of Minnesota tech.
Idea Weekend: Building a Culture of Innovation
From 1-minute pitch to a virtual reality recruiting tool at General Mills.
Seven Things Emerging Tech Leaders Need to Know to Stand Out
If they want to lead, tech professionals need to learn how to connect and communicate more effectively.
Tech Beyond the Start-Up
In between the romanticized start-up and the tech giants lies a middle ground where the majority of innovation and job growth exists.
Nancy Lyons, Emily McAuliffe
Build Your Tech Worker Pipeline
Civic efforts to meet demand for IT talent and create opportunity for underrepresented populations.
Sue Wallace, Laura Beeth, Charlotte Johnson, Jenna Bergmann
Does Your Office Make You Happy, Healthy, and Productive?
Leveraging workplace design to ignite innovative thinking, team collaboration, and employee engagement.
Janice Carleen Linster, Ross Clanton, Patrick Riley, Shawn Gaither
Design Thinking and Doing in a Digital World
Rêve Consulting and a local Fortune 500 client share how design thinking changed the company’s digital innovation team.
Kristin Pardue, Taylor Larson, Alex Murphy
Minneapolis/St. Paul: The Next Silicon Valley? Now or Never!
MN’s first $100 million tech company has some ideas for making MN the Twin Cities the next Silicon Valley.
Scaling Inspiration: Telling Minnesota’s Tech Stories
The film project documenting MN tech and the “Make It. MSP.” campaign to promote the region.
Nick Roseth, Matt Lewis
The Agile Architecture Game
Come play the game BestBuy.com uses to educate product managers, engineers, architects and executives on the tradeoffs involved when deciding on software features.
Joel Crabb, Kevin Matheny
LinkedIn Economic Graph: Uncovering Talent Trends in MN
LinkedIn data illustrates tech employment trends in Minnesota.
Mike Jennings, Shaun Johnson
Closing Session: Microsoft CityNext
CityNext is Microsoft's initiative to create more sustainable, prosperous, and economically competitive cities.
Tech Cities Networking Reception
Join all participants in the atrium for food, drink, and conversation.
Senior Director, Consumer and Digital Experience
Blue Cross Blue Shield MN
Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs Manager
VP of Strategy and UX
Founder and Chief Conversation Officer
Janice Carleen Linster
Principal, Design Director
Strategic Recruitment Director
Chief Architect and Head of Digital Engineering
Director, Cities Solutions
Binary Star Consulting
System Director, Talent Acquisition
Fairview Health Services
Insights Program Manager
CEO and Co-Founder
Vice President of Marketing and Product
Founder and Executive Chairman
DevOps & Software Engineering
Senior IT Specialist
Senior Insights Analyst
Partner, Architectural Director
Executive Director, Minnesota
Creating IT Futures Foundation