MSP Innovation Community Event

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Elements Group attended the kickoff event of an Innovation Community networking event.   The event was hosted in downtown Minneapolis.   Some attendees where invited from out of state to join over the internet and there is talk of hosting ongoing events like these in different cities over time.  The event featured speakers showcase some cutting edge initiatives around the grand challenges our planet is facing.  There were also facilitated breakouts to drive network through various types of collaborative gaming.

The first event was a great success.  I made many new network connections and I’m looking forward to the next gathering.

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Speaker at Singularity U – MSP Chapter Launch Event

Image 7-16-19 at 4.11 PMI had the opportunity to speak on trends in regional development of innovation ecosystems at the kickoff the the Singularity U Minneapolis-St. Paul chapter event.   The event was widely attended and hosted in the main auditorium of the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Business.  I’m currently serving on the leadership team of the Singularity U local chapter.  This was the first public event of the chapter and featured multiple speakers on the topic of innovation.

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2019 Minnebar Conference

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Minnebar 14 conference was hosted at the Best Buy Headquarters in Bloomington Minnesota.  The event has grown to over 1700+ attendees ranging from technologists, start-ups, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.  The all day conference featured over 160+ speakers across multiple tracks.

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2019 IoT Fuse Conference

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The 2019 Internet of Things / IoT Fuse Conference was held at the Minneapolis Convention Center.  The event grows each year from attendees all around the USA.  The event was kicked off by newly appointed Minnesota DEED commissioner Steve Groves.  The keynote featured a large scale IoT Implementation from Chick-Fil-A.   They support a wide deployment of IoT devices across their franchises.  This management of this distributed environment was a point of many questions in the Q&A session.

The two days prior to the conference was workshop sessions for practitioners to get experience in the many layers of IoT sensor, coding and data aggregation.  There was a wide number of topics across several speaker tracks.

Here is an example of topics from my schedule that day:

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A large number of IoT venders and technology platform providers were at the event.

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FBI/NSA InfraGard on Cyber Security

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Elements Group attends the FBI/NSA Infragard session on cyber security hosted at the Cargill auditorium in Hopkins Minnesota.  Speakers representing the FBI, NSA and local security firms presented on many topics including:
– Artificial Intelligence
– Machine Learning
– Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN)
– Recurrent Neural Networks (RNN)
– Bias and Variance
– Cloud Computing
– 5G
– Cyber Crime

Nation state threats included a briefing on:
– China
– Russia
– Iran
– North Korea

The examples provided on current day threats and impacts directly to Minnesota based companies was very informative.   The sessions also provided an overview of a number of cutting edge technologies and their implications to cyber security.

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Minneapolis Architecture Community Collaboration Conference

macclogonewest Elements Group presented at the MACC conference hosted at the Doubletree Hotel in Minneapolis Minnesota.  Our topic focused on the development of new types of business intelligence covering areas of ecosystem development & market trends, strategic performance, strategic investment and organizational impact.   Each base of data and analytics acclimating in dashboards to help at the board, c-suite, and governance layers of a competitive organization.

The annual event grows larger each year feature several keynotes and multiple breakout tracks.  The multi-day event features a full peer to peer workshopping day.

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Future Good: Book Launch

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October 24th, 2018

I attended the launch of Trista Harris’ new book Future Good hosted by Wise Ink at T3 in downtown Minneapolis.   The event was well attended and Trista presented a great video and addressed the crowd about her journey in creating the book.    She has embarked on a life of “living” the life of a futurist.  Whether it is traveling to the United Nations or visiting Richard Branson on Necker Island,  she has integrated learning about the future into her daily life.

The book is a fascinate read about her journey and insights she is gleaning along the way about future trends in the world and how it affects the world she comes from that is foundations and non-profits.  A good book to challenge old ways of thinking in those spaces and to begin to envision the opportunities possible if foundations and non-profits can align to the future and evolve their organizations to be relevant in making a meaningful impact in that future.

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