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    TLI Instructor, Security Expert: Anarchists, Extremists Organized to Heighten Civil Unrest in Twin Cities

    TLI faculty member and security expert Michael Rozin — who led a team of former Navy SEALs, Army Rangers, Green Berets and CIA agents to protect companies and assist the government during recent civil unrest in the Twin Cities that followed the killing of George Floyd — said that organized anarchist and extremist groups were behind the majority of fires and gunshots during the worst three-day period of the unrest.

    "The anarchists, the extremist groups, were operating in an organized fashion," Rozin said. "They were operating in what almost appears to be an asymmetric warfare manner."

    Rozin teaches in the M.S. in Security Technologies (MSST) program.

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    The Past Does Not Repeat Itself; It Rhymes

    Steve Webster, TLI senior fellow and Honeywell/Edson W. Spencer Chair in Technology Management, discusses the limitations of technology, in this blog as part of his 14-part series on technology business fundamentals.
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    Technological Business Fundamentals

    Many of the skills and techniques our students learn in class can be immediately applied to their own work, providing real-time value to the student and their employer. Steve Webster, TLI senior fellow and Honeywell/Edson W. Spencer Chair in Technology Management, brings 31 years of corporate experience at 3M to his course, MOT 5001 – Technological Business Fundamentals. This 14-part series features blog posts, each focusing on one idea from the class.
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    TLI Director Discusses China's High-Tech and First Smart Expo

    In an interview with China Global Television Network (CGTN), TLI Director and father of the smart grid Dr. Massoud Amin discusses how high tech plays a major role in economic growth, specifically farming and agriculture. This August, China just held Smart China Expo 2018, the first expo demonstrating high tech in economic growth. They also discussed smart city initiatives.

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    TLI Director Dr. Massoud Amin Comments on Financial Sector's Vulnerability to Cyber Attacks

    In a Star Tribune column about financial challenges due to cybersecurity attacks to the U.S. financial sector, TLI Director Dr. Massoud Amin comments and urges caution and what's known as good "cyber hygiene."

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  • Upcoming Events

    • Webinar: Leadership and Innovation in a Crisis — Lessons Learned During the COVID-19 Pandemic

      July 8, 2020

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      Join us Wednesday, July 8 at 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. for a webinar aimed at prospective applicants to the M.S. in Medical Device Innovation (MDI) program and all others interested in medical technology and leadership.

      Leadership and innovation are challenging under the best of circumstances and, arguably, more so during a crisis; yet, as the stakes increase, so do the opportunities. The COVID-19 pandemic provides a fitting backdrop and countless examples of both the challenges and opportunities. This panel brings together an MDI alumnus who has found in the COVID-19 pandemic an opportunity to lead & innovate, and two members of the MDI faculty: Steve Webster, an expert in the process of innovation and how to manage it, and Joe Hale, an engineer, inventor and expert in medical device Biodesign. The central questions to be addressed by the panelist is; “How do leadership skills and an understanding of the innovation process help medtech businesses seize on opportunities in challenging times?”

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      The event will be moderated by Daniel Mooradian, Ph.D., director of graduate studies for the MDI program and Honeywell/James J. Renier Chair in Technology Management. View Dan's LinkedIn profile here.

      The panelists include:

      Joe Hale is a member of the MDI faculty and former director the Innovation Fellows program at the Earl E. Bakken Medical Device Center, as well as a member of the inaugural class in that program. He has been teaching the MDI Biodesign Practicum since the program's launch in 2014.  He is an independent medical device consultant with expertise in new product and business development. His experience includes various roles with several startups and early-stage medical device companies, including Raymedica, Spineology and Conventus Orthopaedics. Click here to view his LinkedIn profile.

      Shannon Smith Williamson: Curious about the how and why of the world and driven to disrupt what doesn’t work, Shannon has leveraged her unique science and design background to optimize health and life through thoughtful design. After earning a B.S. in Apparel Design, she worked as an apparel designer before deciding to merge her passion for design and healthcare. In 2017, she graduated with an M.S. in Medical Device Innovation from TLI, during which time she was named an Innovation Fellow at the University's Medical Device Center. She is currently a UX designer for Medtronic. She gained widespread attention this spring for a DIY mask she designed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Read the blog we wrote on Shannon when she was an MDI student.

      Steve Webster is the Edson W. Spencer Chair in Technology Management at TLI, where he teaches courses in innovation and technological business fundamentals.  Previously he was with 3M Company for 31 years, serving as a vice president of R&D for 12 years. Steve serves on the board of Communication Systems Inc. and the Guthrie Theater. Click here to view his LinkedIn profile.

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