Tech Cities 2019 Program

12:00 noon

Conference check-in and doors open

Carlson School atrium


"Disruption for Good" Keynote Address by Shiza Shahid

Co-Founder, The Malala Fund; Founder, NOW Ventures

Room: Carlson School 3M Auditorium (1-115)

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.

In this keynote presentation, Shiza will discuss how to harness the power of entrepreneurship, businesses, and technology to improve the world. She'll share her own journey and the trends she believes are most important today.


Motley and 2407: Transforming Stadium Village for Business and Technology

Room: 1-147 | Speakers from: Visus Group and Medical Alley Association

Rapid Business Design

Room: 2-213 | Speakers from: GoKart Labs and Carlson School of Management

On Leveraging Emerging Technologies and Big Data Analytics: Developing Supply Chain Leaders

Room: 2-215 | Speakers from: Carlson School of Management

Building the Case for an Autism Employment Program

Room: 1-114 | Speakers from: Best Buy


Investing in Minnesota: A VC Perspective on the Region

Room: 1-123 | Speakers from: Summit Partners

Intended Consequences: The Case for an Analytics Professional Code of Conduct

Room: 2-215 | Speakers from: International Association of Privacy Professionals

Our Technology, Our Future

Room: 1-147 | Speakers from: NCXT

Winning Ideas: MN Cup Tech Founder Panel

Room: 1-114 | Speakers from: Lunar Services, HabitAware, Plyo, Minnesota Cup


A Product Management Journey from Startup to Success

Room: 1-123 | Speakers from: Target

Story Mapping for Fun and Customer Satisfaction

Room: 1-149 | Speakers from: Express Scripts

Building the Next Tech Workforce Before They Opt Out

Room: Carlson School 3M Auditorium (1-115) | Speakers from: Best Buy’s Teen Tech Centers, Target and TechGirlz, Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence, Creating IT Futures


Networking Reception

Carlson School atrium