Minnesota Technical Symposium

NEXT UP for MinnTS -- a joint meeting of scientific and technical societies  

DATE: Tuesday, March 15, 2016

TIME: tours, 4-6pm; dinner & talks, 6-9pm

LOCATION: 3M Company, Maplewood MN, Innovation Center (building 278)

RESERVATIONS CLOSE SOON! March 8

COST: $30

Flyer about 2016 MinnTS event

For more details, including reservations, address, and directions: www.MinnTS.org

Members of the Minnesota Academy of Science can attend MinnTS at a discounted price. 

REGISTER AS AN MAS member and you will receive a discounted price!


2016 Featured Speakers

Michael Finegan, Director of Business Development, Multitech (replacement speaker)

What exactly is the "Internet of Things" (IoT), and what impact is it going to have on you and your organization?

This growing topic of conversation not only has the potential to impact how we live, but also how we work. IoT is growing at an astronomical rate. To prepare for IoT, companies in all sectors must build a connected device strategy that makes sense - from both a financial and logistical standpoint - if they want to capitalize on the enormous opportunity IoT offers. This presentation will discuss business models around the IoT applied to specific industries, and explore the technologies available and device strategies to connect your "things" to the Internet.


Noah Korba, General Mills Senior Manager, Global IT Security Infrastructure, Forensics & Incident Response

Cybersecurity touches all aspects of our lives, from personal banking to national defense. Impacts from recent attacks are far reaching – from the exposure of social security numbers, health records and credit card numbers, to intellectual property and national defense secrets. In 2014 alone, the U.S. government spent $31B to defend against cyber attacks. Noah Korba will discuss who the attackers are, what they’re after, and how they monetize their spoils. He’ll draw on experience as an ethical hacker to provide examples of the effects of recent cyber attacks on corporations and government. Finally, he’ll provide common ways for MinnTS members to protect themselves from these threats.


The 2015 Event

The 13th Annual Minnesota Technical Symposium (MinnTS) was held March 19th, 2015 at Medtronic Headquarters in Fridley, MN. The featured speakers at the 2015 MinnTS were Dr. Richard Danila and Marc Roe. Dr. Danila presented on the reasons why there has been a global emergence of infectious diseases in the last 20 years with an emphasis on the current Ebola Virus Disease outbreak and its implications for Minnesota.