MOT Information Session | Technological Leadership Institute

Date: November 18, 2019 - 5:30pm

Location: McNamara Alumni Center, Discovery Nexus-2nd Floor 200 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis, MN

The MOT degree program provides a competitive advantage to those seeking increased leadership opportunities in a technology-intensive business environment. Come learn more about the program and how it can help you advance your career.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

  • Cyber Security Summit 2019

    October 28, 2019


    The Technological Leadership Institute at the University of Minnesota is proud to be a founding partner of the Cyber Security Summit, which returns for its ninth year on October 28-30, 2019 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The Cyber Security Summit's mission is to produce a multi-stakeholder consortium that draws industry, government and academic experts in an effort to improve the state of cyber security on both a domestic and international level.

    Sessions topics will include cyber security for the c-suite, healthcare and medical devices, national and global policy and much more. View the preliminary agenda here (it is continuously being updated).

  • The Technology Fallacy: How People are the Real Key to Digital Transformation

    October 28, 2019


    Digital technologies are disrupting organizations of every size and shape, leaving managers scrambling to find a technology fix that will help their organizations compete. Digital disruption won't end anytime soon; the average worker will probably experience numerous waves of disruption during the course of a career. The insights offered by "The Technology Fallacy," whose co-authors are our guest speakers, will hold true through them all.

    This seminar will offer managers and business leaders a guide for surviving digital disruptions ― but it is not about technology. It is about the organizational changes required to harness the power of technology.

    Photo of speakers for October 28 2019 Technically Speaking event

    Guest speakers Gerald Kane and Anh Phillips argue that digital disruption is primarily about people and that effective digital transformation involves changes to organizational dynamics and how work gets done. Focusing solely on selecting and implementing the right digital technologies is not likely to lead to success. The best way to respond to digital disruption is by changing the company culture to be more agile, risk-tolerant and experimental.

    Kane and Phillips draw on five years of research, which was conducted in a partnership between MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte, surveying more than 20,000 people and conducting interviews with managers at such companies as Walmart, Google and Salesforce. They introduce the concept of digital maturity ― the ability to take advantage of opportunities offered by the new technology ― and address the specifics of digital transformation, including cultivating a digital environment, enabling intentional collaboration and fostering an experimental mindset. Every organization needs to understand its “digital DNA” in order to stop “doing digital” and start “being digital.

    Join us for happy hour (appetizers and cash bar) from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to network with University of Minnesota and community technology professionals. The program will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m.

    Event Schedule:
    5:30 p.m.: Happy hour & networking
    6:00 p.m.: Program begins
    7:00 p.m.: Large group Q&A with the guest speakers
    7:15 p.m.: Program concludes & networking

  • MSST Fall 2019 Student & Alumni Mixer

    November 5, 2019


    M.S. in Security Technologies Students & Alumni: Join us for an upcoming mixer on Tuesday, November 5.

    TLI will host pizza, appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages. MSST Director of Graduate Studies Mike Johnson will be sharing a brief recap of the 2019 Cyber Security Summit, for which he and several other MSST faculty & alumni are board members. Otherwise, there is no formal programming — just an evening of reconnecting!

    Questions? Please contact Kari Mallerup at

  • MDI Career Panel & Alumni Networking Event

    November 20, 2019


    Since the first M.S. in Medical Device Innovation (MDI) cohort began class in 2014, MDI students and alumni have represented a wide range of experiences and backgrounds. To honor their diversity and wealth of knowledge, TLI will host a career networking event on Wednesday, November 20 focused on post-graduate career advice for the medical device/medtech industry. Appetizers and a cash bar will be provided.

    Spearheaded by TLI staff and MDI alumni, the event will feature a panel of guests (alumni and their industry colleagues) who will discuss their professional journeys and answer any questions regarding how they maximized their MDI experience after completing the program. The event is open to all TLI alumni at no cost, but online registration is required.

    MDI Career Panel & Alumni Networking Event
    Wednesday, November 20, 2019
    5:30 PM: Check-In
    6:00 PM: Event Begins
    7:30 PM: Event Concludes
    Laukka Conference Room | Floor 2 of McNamara Alumni Center
    200 Oak Street SE
    Minneapolis, MN 55455

    Interested in serving on the panel, or want to recommend a colleague?
    Please contact Kari Mallerup at with your suggestions or if you have any questions.