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Ken Reily

Ken Reily

Senior Lecturer - Information & Decision Sciences

Ken Reily is an instructor of Information Science and Computer Science at the University of Minnesota. In addition to my role at the University, I provide consulting services in software research, software development and architecture, process development, and training/education.

Prior to my current roles, I was a Senior Technical Manager for 3M’s Electronics and Energy Group Laboratory. As a manager and technical leader, I played a key role in several new business development programs at 3M including 3M’s RFID File Tracking, RFID Specimen Tracking, and RFID anti-counterfeiting technology. Prior to my role with 3M I held positions with Cargill, Inc. and Microsoft. At Microsoft, I contributed to the development of the original .NET platform. At Cargill, I was a subsystem designer for the Lynx application, a global grain origination system.

Beyond my professional work and teaching, I have published a number of academic papers regarding tracking, mapping, mobile applications, and computer science education. I have been invited to speak in various forums about topics such as RFID tracking and information management in health care, and using Elliptic Curve Cryptography to combat pharmaceutical counterfeiting. I am also a board member for Lifeline Pilots, an organization of volunteer pilots that provides free air transportation for medical patients in need.

My personal philosophy is that teaching, research, and industry practice are complementary activities. I bring a unique mix of experience in all 3 areas for the benefit of your institution or organization.


Mary Texer

Principal - EVS Consulting

Mary Texer is Principal with EVS Consulting in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. She is a visionary, strategic, and results-oriented organizational leader dedicated to the development of a strong, future-focused organization and workforce. Focusing on learning and development, she has significant experience in organizational communications, change management, technical training, and professional development.

Ms. Texer has managed teams from 3 to 17 both co-located and across multiple states. She has worked in manufacturing, banking, insurance, retail, healthcare, IT consulting, academic assessment and higher education.

Ms. Texer is a frequent speaker at professional associations and conferences. She is currently secretary and past chair of the Executive Advisory Board for Curriculum for the Information and Decision Sciences Department at the Carlson School, a manager on the Board of the the Capitol Region Watershed District, a member and President of the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts and is an active member of many professional associations within the Twin Cities area.


Tim Boos

Sr. Manager and SAP Program Lead - Medtronic

Tim Boos is a Sr. Manager and SAP program lead at Medtronic. He i s a highly organized results-driven leader with excellent communication skills, technical credibility, and business acumen. He has 23+ years of IT experience including 20+ years implementing leading-edge core ERP and information management solutions across multiple industries and environments. He strives to help people be successful with an attitude of service and accountability. He recognizes different work styles and creates a culture of diversity and inclusion given his personal philosophy is to over communicate and under react.

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