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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

- CDT
Scaling Through User Voice: Evaluating Your Attention to Educator Voices
Elizabeth Orme
Elizabeth Orme
Creatively Focused, Founder and CEO
Becky Vavrichek
Becky Vavrichek
Creatively Focused, Project Manager
Daryl Vavrichek
Daryl Vavrichek
Edmentum, Education Programs Consultant
Sabina Saksena
Sabina Saksena
Cytilife, Founder/CEO
Nathan Strenge
Nathan Strenge
Fielding International, Senior Learning Designer

User voice is imperative in all businesses. In education, it is critical for companies to understand the impact their product or service will have on all stakeholders - students, parents, teachers, and administrators. What does listening to the user voice in education really look like? How can our strategies impact our ability to scale? Through a combination of panel discussions and small group activities, participants will have the opportunity to hear from companies focused on building directly off of student/teacher/administrator voice, evaluate their own company's practices in listening to user voices, and finally, identify a concrete next step to increasing their company's listening skills.

- CDT
Stories from EdTech Founders
Vikas Mehrotra
Vikas Mehrotra
Virtue Analytics, Founder & CEO
Elizabeth Orme
Elizabeth Orme
Creatively Focused, Founder and CEO
Eric Nelson
Eric Nelson
Fanschool, Founder
Sabina Saksena
Sabina Saksena
Cytilife, Founder/CEO

Each founder will have a few minutes to showcase their education startup and tell us about their personal background and entrepreneurial journey. Then, we'll talk about adjustments and pivots we've been making in light of COVID-19.

Following this session join the speaker(s) in the Community Lounge for a 15 minute Q&A.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

- CDT
Smart City - Smart North. Session 2: Can 5G Enable Equitable Digital Access for All?
Sabina Saksena
Sabina Saksena
Cytilife, Founder/CEO
Timothy Johnson
Timothy Johnson
T-Mobile, Director, IoT Sales Public Sector
Stuart Benington
Stuart Benington
Cloud & Infrastructure M&A, Senior Manager, Cloud & Infrastructure M&A
Morne Erasmus
Morne Erasmus
Commscope, Director, Smart Spaces
John Unger
John Unger
Vaultas Data Centers, President

COVID 19 has further exposed the catastrophic
gaps in equity to digital access that in
turn impact access to healthcare, education,
employment among-st many others. In this session
we will explore the role of 5G in making this a reality.

- CDT
Smart City - Smart North. Session 5: Entrepreneurial Roundtable
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Stan Alleyene
Vitals, Chief Communications Officer
Art Shore
Art Shore
Minneapolis Business Mentors, Co-Founder
Sabina Saksena
Sabina Saksena
Cytilife, Founder/CEO
A.J. Meyer
A.J. Meyer
West Monroe, Innovation Fellow
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Amanda Heyman
Lunar Startups, Director of Lunar Everywhere
Bronwyn Morgan
Bronwyn Morgan
Xeo Air, CEO
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Noah Her
Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers, Ramsey County Business Advisor
Catherine Murphy
Catherine Murphy
Zipnosis, Chief Operating Officer

It will take a few innovative minds and a village to build a better normal that works for all. Join our conversation with entrepreneurs who are leading the charge and the ecosystem players supporting many like them.