Learn and Discover at Tech Talk

Tech Talk is where Minnesota technology leaders share insights from the cutting edge of technology. Their impactful experiences will inform and inspire you.

This free quarterly event from the Minnesota Technology Association features concise 10-minute presentations from some of the brightest minds within our technology community. Each presenter will share their own unique story that illuminates their innovative work, a new discovery, an organizational breakthrough, or a personal achievement.

The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions during fast and fun “CatchBox” breaks in between presentations. We end the evening with an hour of networking and complimentary refreshments. Join us on November 2nd at the Science Museum of Minnesota!


Dua’a Sha’alan
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow in Public Affairs Technology Management Policy
A Fulbright Scholar from Jordan, having worked at the UN and the International Rescue Committee, Dua’a will talk about the import role of technology and data in preventing further division between the haves and the have-nots.

Kris Patrow
Sr. Director, Corporate Advisory Group at Padilla
Kris will be talking about the practical applications of AI related to business coaching and the risks created when you share confidential information with a bot.

Peter Bucka
Sr. Director of Software Engineering, Head of Risk & Corporate Treasury Tech at US Bank
Peter will be speaking about anti-money laundering with a nod to current events and the importance of monitoring the money flow.

Taylor Brandt
CPA with RSM
Taylor will talk all about the incredible power (as well as the great risks) of engaging AI and generative AI to help companies evaluate opportunities, gain insight and increase efficiency.