TECH FEST 2017

The Upper Midwest's Premier Technology Event


Thursday, September 21, 2017

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

RiverCentre    175 W Kellogg Blvd    St. Paul, MN

 

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Kevin Warren

Chief Operating Officer, Minnesota Vikings Organization

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Kevin was named the Vikings’ COO in 2015, after being with the organization since 2005. His extensive experience in all business facets of the organization create the perfect foundation for him to lead the business operations of the organization. Prior to joining the Vikings, Kevin worked with the international law firm of Greenberg Traurig from 2003-05 and spent 2001-2003 with the Detroit Lions as Senior VP of Business Operations & General Counsel.

Kevin places a priority on civic leadership and engagement, serves on several boards throughout the Twin Cities and has been recognized for his leadership in both business and charitable communities.

Our third annual event promises to be the best yet!

Come and learn how the latest technology can help your organization increase efficiency and lower your bottom line in learning sessions throughout the day (view a complete list of sessions here.) Highlights include:

  • Facial Recognition – Technology with a Purpose
  • Detection and Response: Critical Components of the Cybersecurity Journey
  • Office 365 – What You Don’t Know
  • Hyperconverged: What’s All the Fuss?
  • Defending Your Company from Cyber Criminals
  • Automating Your Accounts Payable Process
  • Great food & prizes!
  • Happy Hour!

IT Panel Discussion Featuring Twin Cities Business Leaders

8:30 to 10:00 a.m.

Twin Cities business leaders will discuss how technology trends affect business, when to adopt them, how to cope with them, how to avoid security breaches, moving data to the cloud and more!

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Robb Neuenschwander
Sr Director of Architecture & Application Engineering
Medica

Robb is accountable for the selection and implementation of strategic technologies in Medica’s enterprise portfolio. He also actively leads IT planning and strategic evolution to continuously improve service and support for the Medica businesses, leading adoption of concepts such as Agile, DevOps and Product Management.

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Jamie Page
Vice President
Information Technology
Slumberland

Jamie has been the Vice President, Information Technology at Slumberland Furniture since 2004, making significant changes throughout the $430 million privately held organization. Slumberland currently enjoys a very stable, secure and cost effective computing environment that is running current versions of software and hardware throughout 120+ locations in 12 states. 

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Jim Ibister
Vice President
Facility Administration,
MN Wild
General Manager,
St. Paul RiverCentre

Jim is responsible for overall operations and campus-wide Information Technology for St Paul Arena Co., a subsidiary of Minnesota Sports & Entertainment. Jim has guided massive projects like the Xcel Energy Center’s total technology renovation. Under his guidance, Xcel Energy Center and St. Paul RiverCentre transformed its operations to become an award-winning, internationally-recognized model of sustainability.

 

Dan Pothier

Dan Pothier
Senior Vice President, Technology
Wealth Enhancement Group

Dan joined Wealth Enhancement Group in 2003 and brings 30 years of leadership experience – 20 of which are in technology – to his role. Prior to joining Wealth Enhancement Group, Dan was in a key leadership role in launching a start-up application service firm. He also served as a systems engineering consultant specializing in messaging systems and server technology.

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Tech Fest 2016 was a Huge Success!
See you this Sept. 21! 

 

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