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Medical Device Cyber Conference Calls for Improved Online Safeguards

Posted April 15, 2022

The University of Minnesota’s Center for Medical Device Cybersecurity (CMDC) hosted a conference on April 11 with a call to improve and standardize cybersecurity for medical devices and the systems in which they operate. 

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Meet the Advisory Board: Ron Peterson

Posted March 31, 2022

Ron Peterson had a nearly 30-year career at Honeywell, working on solar energy, satellite protection from lasers, and paint coatings. He served as the VP of Technology before retiring in 2000.

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Meet the Advisory Board: Barb Fugate

Posted March 22, 2022

MSST '18 alum Barb Fugate is the current CIO and CISCO of United Bankers' Bank. Barb has 38 years of experience in bank technology, including 32 years in Minnesota serving community banks in the upper Midwest

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Meet the Advisory Board: Matt Vatter

Posted March 13, 2022

Matt Vatter serves as Assistant Commissioner for the Enforcement Division of the Minnesota Commerce Department. In this role, he oversees the Commerce Department’s regulatory enforcement for the 22 industries regulated by the Department.

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Meet the Advisory Board: Pat Dillon

Posted March 4, 2022

Over her 30 years career with Minnesota SBIR/STTR, Pat has helped hundreds of small businesses secure millions of dollars. Her work in technology leadership made her a natural fit for TLI's advisory board.

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MDI '20 Alum Earns a Promotion and Prestigious Leadership Nomination

Posted February 28, 2022

Compassion for a friend led George Kryzer to a career in the medical device industry, and ultimately the MDI program. The skill he gained helped him earn a promotion and prestigious leadership nomination.

Michael Wright

Meet the Advisory Board: Michael Wright

Posted February 2, 2022

Michael Wright is the founding partner of Intercepting Horizons, LLC. He has had a successful career as an entrepreneur, senior high-technology executive, and strategist with expertise in leadership, operations, and strategy, as well as in governance and organizational architecture.

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MOT Program Helps Alumna Achieve Her "Big Audacious Goal"

Posted January 26, 2022

Milena Higgins already had her Ph.D. in physics when she entered the M.S. in Management of Technology (MOT) program at TLI in 2011. Her ambition was more than clear, but her career path forward was not.

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TLI Names Inaugural Recipient of the Froggatt Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship

Posted November 18, 2021

TLI is excited to announce first-year M.S. in Management of Technology student Ambreen Athar as the inaugural recipient of the Kirk Froggatt Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship. Read her full story...

Technically Speaking: DEI panel

WATCH NOW: Technically Speaking: DEI in Technology Leadership

Posted November 16, 2021

TLI's most recent Technically Speaking event is now available to watch online. On November 15, 2021 a panel of leaders in DEI gathered to discuss the very important topic of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Technology Leadership.