TECH FEST
2019

May 15, 2019
St. Paul RiverCentre


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

RiverCentre    175 W Kellogg Blvd    St. Paul, MN

 

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OUR 2019 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: 
PJ Fleck

Head Football Coach, University of Minnesota

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Fleck led a young and inexperienced Gopher squad in 2017, and guided them to a 5-7 record and those five wins were the most by a first-year Gopher head coach new to the program since 1954. 

Off the field, Fleck and his team can often be found giving back to the community. They are frequent visitors at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital, local schools, food banks and much more.

Fleck came to Minnesota after spending four years as the head coach at Western Michigan. His playing career began at Northern Illinois where he helped lead them to a 10-2 record, ranking number 10 in the country. After college he played with the 49ers and Patriots for the 2004 and 2005 seasons before hanging up his cleats to start his coaching career. Prior to becoming a Head Coach, Fleck coached at Ohio State as a graduate assistant, Rutgers and Northern Illinois as the wide receivers Coach as well as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Fleck and his wife, Heather, have four children, Gavin, Carter, Paisley (P.J.) and Harper.

EVENT AGENDA

8:00 - 8:30 am:   Registration & Vendor Showcase

8:30-10:00 am:   IT Leadership Panel

10:15-11:15 am:   Technology Session 1

11:30 am-1 pm:   Lunch & Keynote PJ Fleck

1:00-2:00 pm:   Technology Session 3

2:00-3:00 pm:   Technology Session 4

3:00-4:00 pm:   Business Leadership Panel

4:00-4:30 pm:   Prizes & Vendor Showcase

4:30 pm:   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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Ben Davis
Executive Vice President & Chief Digital Officer
Cambria

Ben joined Cambria as its Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer in June 2015. He currently oversees all technology deliverables for Cambria and other properties.  Ben’s career includes service as an Operations Executive for multiple “born in the cloud” based businesses and he has delivered data and content systems to customers on six continents. He’s owned many facets of technology delivery to customers as part of his Operations experiences. Ben began his career working for the Department of Veterans Affairs. He holds a BS, Business Computer Information Systems from St. Cloud State University.

 

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Cindy Trousdale
Chief Financial Officer
Shaw-Lundquist Associates

Cindy Trousdale is Chief Financial Officer at Shaw-Lundquist Associates and is responsible for all financial activities for the company. She directly manages corporate finance, regulatory compliance, accounting and reporting, information systems, forecasting, risk management and human resources.

Prior to her current role, she served as CFO at Kemps, LLC, for four years. As part of the executive team, she was responsible for all financial and fiscal management of the company. Her tenure at Kemps spanned more than thirty years, including eighteen years as part of the senior leadership team.

Cindy is a CPA and graduate of Metro State University. She lives in Corcoran with her husband. Together, they are big admirers of their three grown sons.

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Justin Butler
Vice President of Technology
Minnesota Timberwolves & Lynx

Justin joined the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx in 2013.  He is responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction to the IT and Broadcast Technology Departments, as well as Facilities Department for the Timberwolves and Lynx, and in addition to overseeing technology on game days at the Target Center.

Justin and his teams have overseen the buildout of the practice and corporate headquarters at Mayo Clinic Square from a technology standpoint and have been heavily involved in the technology projects including scoring systems, cabling, broadcast, wifi, and CiscoVision during the Target Center Renovation project.

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Steve Molander
Chief Information Officer
Frandsen Financial 

 

 

25 Breakout Sessions to Help Improve All Aspects of Technology in Your Organization

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