Title Sponsor

2015 Strategic partner
2015 Strategic partner

Minnesota IT Symposium

On behalf of the conference planning committee and honorary advisors, we invite you to join us at the 2015 Minnesota IT Symposium hosted by the Minnesota IT Leadership Forum on Tuesday, September 15th.  The Minnesota IT Leadership Forum offers a professional network that connects senior-level IT leaders with peers in their communities—providing valuable opportunities for knowledge-sharing, professional development, collaboration, and career advancement.  We’re confident that you will find the Minnesota IT Symposium to be beneficial through the information received, relationships generated, and exciting keynote line-up. The Symposium will enable you to connect with fellow executives and learn from industry leading professionals on how to drive your business, featuring:

   •Keynote speakers on leadership and cutting edge IT topics
   •Interactive breakout sessions with national and local experts
   •Ample networking opportunities with their peers from throughout the region

With annual participation of this event expected to top over 250 executives again this year, you can’t afford to miss the Minnesota IT Symposium. We look forward to seeing you there.

Advisory Board

Tony Peleska

Tony Peleska
CIO
Minnesota Housing Finance Agency

Marc Kermisch

Marc Kermisch
CIO
Redwing Shoes

Tim Thull

Tim Thull
SVP & CIO
Medica Health Plans

Jim Jones

Jim Jones
CIO
Great River Energy

Paul Anderson

Paul Anderson
Director of Corpoorate IS
Hubbard Broadcasting

Dan Abdul

Dan Abdul
VP & CIO
UCare

Patton Fast

Patton Fast
CTO
University of Minnesota

Matt Ode

Matt Ode
CIO & SVP
Thrifty White Pharmacy

Garrett Gleason

Garrett Gleason
VP, Financial Affiliate
Thrivent Financial

Richard Binger

Richard Binger
Director, Data Center Services
Securian Financial

Mike Rhodes

Mike Rhodes
VP $pendwise
SUPERVALU

Mike Wasik

Mike Wasik
Sr Dir of IT
Healthside Food Solutions

Brian Kirchner

Brian Kirchner
Director of Enterprise Architecture
GE Capital American

Lauri Petersen

Lauri Petersen
Manager, Infrastructure & Project Services
Great River Energy

Craig Wilson

Craig Wilson
Director of IT
Winthrop & Weinstine

Patton Fast

Patton Fast
CTO
University of Minnesota

Kory Nadeau

Kory Nadeau
Dir of Infrastructure
Presbyterian Homes & Svcs

Amy Powell

Amy Powell
Director of IT
The Bergquist Company

Steve Thein

Steve Thein
IS Manager
Federated Mutual Insurance

Lisa M Ward

Lisa M Ward
Assoc Dir IT
Upsher-Smith Labs

Andrea Markstrom

Andrea Markstrom
IT Director
Fargre & Benson

Pg Narayanan

Pg Narayanan
Founder & CEO
SmiForce Inc

Brian Dahlin

Brian Dahlin
CISO
University of MN