13th Annual Minnesota IT Symposium

On behalf of the entire membership of the Minnesota IT Leadership Forum, we would like to encourage you to attend our 13th Annual Minnesota IT Symposium. As the host and driving force behind this unique conference, we are confident you will find your experience to be beneficial through the information you receive and the relationships you generate. The Symposium brings together many great IT leaders and thinkers from around the region to inspire, collaborate and maintain the competitive advantage in an industry that demands more for less. Over 240 IT leaders representing 120 of the regions' top IT organizations attended last year. 

It is our continued goal to create a local event that provides an unprecedented opportunity for the region's IT leadership to gather and explore new ways to maintain a competitive advantage in a global economy and allow collaboration across the region's Information Technology population. This is achieved through providing peer-driven content addressing the relevant topics facing today's IT leaders. With an expanded agenda again in 2012, expectations are even higher! The 2013 agenda will be packed with 19 educational sessions featuring nearly 30 of your peers sharing best practices and personal experiences. 

We are in the formative stage of organizing the content for the event, but have already received commitments from several senior level IT executives to be thought leaders providing first hand experiences on innovative uses of technology within their organizations. We will be adding information to the event website over the coming weeks. Please take a moment to review the agenda, and share this information with your peers and invite them to take advantage of this educational and networking opportunity as well.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you October 23th.

2013 Strategic Partner


Minnesota High Tech Association

2013 Advisory Board

Mike Rhodes
VP $pendwise Indirect Procurement

Mike Matheis
Director of Applications
TCF Financial

Richard Binger
Director, Data Center Services
Securian Financial

Kory Nadeau
Director of Infrastructure & Security Services
Presbyterian Homes & Services

Patrick Jerich
Director of IT Operations


Brian Kirchner
Director of Enterprise Architecture
GE Capital Americas

Amy Powell
Director of IT
the Bergquist Company

Katrena Proffitt
IT Manager

Nathan Coltvet
Director of IT

Lauri Petersen
Director, Technology Services
Great River Energy

Matt Ode
VP of Information Technology
Thrifty White Pharmacy

Steve Thein
IS Manager
Federated Mutual Insurance

Lisa M Ward
Associate Director, IT Infrastructure
Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc

Tom Rock
Sr Director - Technical Infrastructure
Nash Finch Company

Andrea Markstrom
IT Director
Faegre & Benson

Garrett Gleason
VP, Financial, Affiliate, Corporate Technology Services
Thrivent Financial