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    A Message for TLI's MOT 2020 Graduates

    As the Technological Leadership Institute’s (TLI) 2020 graduates join others from around the University of Minnesota and within the College of Science and Engineering for a virtual commencement on May 16, the TLI staff and faculty would like to extend a heartfelt congratulations and thank you. We hope to celebrate you and your accomplishments in person at a time that is considered safe to do so. In the meantime, TLI’s Interim Director Doug Ernie has a personal message he would like to share with the MOT Class of 2020, which recently completed their program.
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    MOT Alumnus Uses Capstone Project to Help Others Create a Culture of Innovation

    One of the hallmarks of our MOT program is learning about innovation in technology. But how does one actually go about creating an innovation culture? MOT 2016 alumnus Thierry Boudet set out to explore this. It started out as his capstone and evolved into an ongoing project about his workplace, our very own University of Minnesota, with Boudet giving numerous workshops within the U and out in the general public.
  • Photo of Alida Kuete, a student in the M.S. in Security Technologies class of 2020

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    MSST Student Transgresses Cultural, Physical and Virtual Borders

    Cyber security is defined as the practice of defending electronic devices from breaches and attacks. It's an area that has no borders, connecting (and exposing) machines and systems, and people, communities and nations alike. Alida Kuete, a student in the M.S. in Security Technologies class of 2020, has also transgressed borders. A native of Mbouda, a small village in the west region of Cameroon, she spoke with us about how she pushed against expectations and norms in order to pursue her dreams of becoming a cybersecurity leader.
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    Where Is Entrepreneurship Headed?

    In an article originally written for Forbes where he has a column on all things business/entrepreneurship, MOT faculty member and venture capitalist Dr. Dileep Rao reflects on the previous eras of entrepreneurship and shares his thoughts about what the future holds – an era that is heavily skills-based for a longer record of success.
  • Photo of MDI 2019 graduate Tien Dat Nguyen

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    “To Space and Beyond!” – MDI 2019 Grad, Class Speaker Shares His Program Experience & Ambitions

    Earlier in August, we celebrated the graduation of our M.S. in Medical Device Innovation Class of 2019 cohort. As part of our tradition of celebrating the cohort, the students select a student speaker to give a speech about that cohort’s MDI experience. This year, that student was Tien Dat Nguyen. As a fresh graduate, Tien Dat shares his personal experience in MDI in this Q-&-A blog.
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    FaceApp: The Latest Mobile App that May Compromise User's Privacy

    FaceApp is one of many mobile applications that demand excessive permissions and control over your digital content. The End User License Agreement (EULA) allows for indefinite retention and unlimited use of the content that you upload. That includes things like photos of yourself, your children, and your friends along with other data you knowingly or unknowingly share.

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