2018 TLI Alumni Symposium: Innovation and Security | Technological Leadership Institute

Date: June 22, 2018 - 1:00pm

Location: Discovery Nexus | 200 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Speakers: Col. Matthew Vatter, Andreas Pfahnl and Richard Howey

Friday, June 22, 2018 | 1 PM to 6 PM
Discovery Nexus
McNamara Alumni Center, Floor 2
200 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

TLI is excited to present a new, upcoming event: the first TLI Alumni Symposium.  Join us Friday, June 22 at McNamara Alumni Center for this year's inaugural event with the theme of "Innovation & Security." This half-day event will feature three guest speakers and is exclusive to the TLI alumni community with a "plus one" (attendees may bring one guest).

Cost: $50 (no fee for your guest)

What's included: Hors d’oeuvres reception, refreshments and a cash bar.

View parking and directions here.

Speaker Biographies

Col. Matthew Vatter, Director of Strategic Plans and Policy (J5) at the Joint Force Headquarters, Minnesota National Guard: Colonel Matthew Vatter and his team of Army and Air Force planners develop long-term, strategic direction in facilities and force management, domestic operations, contingency planning and international partner military and domestic response interoperability. Colonel Vatter has served two deployments in support of Stabilization Force 14 and Operation Iraqi Freedom. His awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal and the Iraq Campaign ribbon. Colonel Vatter is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Madison and the US Army War College. He holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Strategic Studies and a Master’s of Science in Security Technologies from the University of Minnesota.

Andreas Pfahnl: Andreas Phanl has more than 20 years of experience in commercializing technologies and leading business operations in semiconductor tests, electronics components for the telecom/networking industry and, most recently, the medical device industry. his focus is currently in two electrophysiology startups: Kobara Medical, Inc., of which is a co-founder and serves as president and CEO; and CathVision, which is based out of Denmark and for which he is CTO. Phanl earned a Doctor of Science and a Master of Science in Mechanical engineering from the Massachussetts Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering fron Rensselaer Polytechnical Institute.

Richard Howey: Richard Howey is a 2003 graduate of the M.S. in Management of Technology program at TLI. He has also earned a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) from Metropolitan State University. He is semi-retired after a 40-year career in information systems and currently teaches part-time at the University of Minnesota College of Continuing and Professional Studies.