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TLI Instructor Shares Expertise on Growing Number of Cyber Threats to Companies

Posted July 29, 2021

MSST instructor and cyber threat intelligence expert Jonathan Wrolstad shared his expertise with KSTP-TV on the growing number of threats facing companies each year and the economic impact.

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The Changing Landscape of Medical Device Cybersecurity

Posted July 16, 2021

When people think of Medical device cybersecurity they most often think about privacy, the protection of patient data and HIPAA compliance.  While this remains the focus of many in the industry, cybersecurity professionals are increasingly concerned about the potential impact of security on patient health and safety. 


M.S. in Management of Technology Program Names the 2021 Best Capstone Winners

Posted July 7, 2021

Year upon year, the capstone projects in the M.S. in Management of Technology program go from strong to stronger. I am, of course, pleased with and proud of our students’ accomplishments, but the job of identifying the finalists and winners for our Best Capstone Award gets harder and harder!

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TLI graduate discusses his journey in medical device innovation

Posted June 25, 2021

Anders Olmanson, a MNCup semifinalist and graduate of the MDI program, took what he learned at TLI to create what he believes to be the best snoring solution on the market.

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New Fellowship Named in Honor of Beloved TLI Instructor

Posted June 15, 2021

The Technological Leadership Institute (TLI) is proud to announce the new Kirk Froggatt Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship, named in honor of retiring TLI Gemini Chair in Technology Management and highly-rated instructor, Kirk Froggatt. This new fellowship will permanently honor Kirk’s legacy by supporting TLI students with a passion for fostering diversity, inclusion, and equity in technology management and innovation.   


MOT or MBA: Which Shark Are You?

Posted May 27, 2021

How does the M.S. in Management of Technology (MOT) compare with an MBA? It’s the most common inquiry we field and it’s usually followed up with a side-by-side comparison of courses and schedules. After countless conversations with students, alumni and faculty from both programs, we've found the major difference is not a matter of content, but a matter of framework.

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What Can You Learn From Airbnb: Focus On Your Skills… Not The Idea

Posted April 28, 2021

Has Airbnb succeeded because of its terrific idea? Or is it because of the entrepreneur’s ability to encapsulate his idea in a fantastic pitch and attract VCs? Or is it because of the entrepreneur’s skills in finding the right strategy and executing it to perfection?


MOT Faculty Member, Former Venture Capitalist: VCs Aren't for All Startups

Posted February 16, 2021

A Star Tribune columnist summarizes the view of ex-venture capitalist and author Dileep Rao criticisms of the growing trend where startups chase for venture capital, something he states many of today's largest tech companies once avoided or were denied.

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University of Minnesota’s Technological Leadership Institute Names Professor Allison Hubel New Director

Posted February 16, 2021

The University of Minnesota Technological Leadership Institute (TLI) is proud to announce the appointment of Professor Allison Hubel as TLI’s new director.

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The Miracle Over 20 Years in the Making

Posted January 28, 2021

Joining the billions of people waiting for the moment when I get a shot of a COVID-19 vaccine, it is impossible not to consider how we got here.