At the Intersection of Business and Technology in Minnesota
At Tech Cities, industry professionals, policy-makers, educators, and emerging talent connect and share perspectives on the state of Minnesota tech.
Introducing the 2019 Tech Cities Keynote:
Shiza Shahid is an entrepreneur, investor, technologist, activist, and world-renowned impact leader. She co-founded the Malala Fund with Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, and led the organization as founding CEO, focusing on creating access to high-quality education for all children around the world.
Shiza is passionate about the future of technology and the powerful impact it can have on people’s lives, and actively invests in startups that have the potential to advance humanity.
Leading the Tech Conversation
Carlson School of Management alumni Steven Bruce of Adobe discusses how the Tech Cities conference is leading the conversation on the culture of technology.
Minnesota boasts a growing number of tech businesses and professionals. Tech-focused firms occupy half the spots on the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Fast 50 list, offering an array of IT solutions, business analytics, and e-commerce services. Yet despite local resources, some companies have left the Twin Cities in search of tech talent and community.
Started in 2015 at the Carlson School of Management, Tech Cities focuses on conversations around tech talent and innovation in Minnesota. Members of the community share their insights and shape the program content in a setting that promotes mutual learning.
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