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Emerging Technologies North

A 501(C)(3) Providing Education to the Upper Midwest Emerging Technology Community.

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How We Got Here

Back in 2015 we saw a need for a new kind of technology group. One that was specifically focused on an emerging technology at the time called the "Internet of Things" ( IoT ).

We went to work forming our non-profit, and setting our sites on building a unique community that was a bridge between makers, entrepreneurs and engineers with those of investors and executives. The result was the largest IoT community in the United States, IoT Fuse. We hosted conferences, monthly meetups and hackathons that served thousands of people in Minnesota and beyond.

On January 1st, 2020, we took the organization to the next level and began focusing on all emerging technologies and rebranded ourselves as Emerging Technology North.


"Go Big or Go Home" is what we believe in and are thrilled that you are interested in what we have to offer! We will be continuing to serve those of all ages in the community who are interested in plugging into those who are working in the exciting field of Emerging Technologies.

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Monthly meetup on Applied Artificial Intelligence

Applied AI is a monthly meetup that develops Minnesota’s next generation of experts by educating citizens of all ages in the tools, processes, and applications that are needed to implement solutions that use Artificial Intelligence (AI). The organization runs regular events that involve training, learning and sharing real-world projects where AI is applied to solve problems that impact our lives.

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Jim Wilt - Using AI to Make a Difference in How You Work
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Jim Wilt - Using AI to Make a Difference in How You Work

The conversation this week is with Jim Wilt (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimwilt/) . Jim is a technology executive focused on innovations in aerospace, manufacturing, health, fintech, and retail, just to name a few. Today he focuses, though, on generative AI, augmented software, and platform modernization through engineering empowerment on cloud-native platforms leveraging automated code generation. If you are interested in learning about how AI is being applied across multiple industries, be sure to join us at a future AppliedAI Monthly meetup (https://appliedai.mn/) and help support us so we can make future Emerging Technologies North (https://emtechnorth.org/) non-profit events! • Emerging Technologies North (https://emtechnorth.org/) • AppliedAI Meetup (https://appliedai.mn/) Resources and Topics Mentioned in this Episode • Remote Desktop Protocol (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remote_Desktop_Protocol) • Quantum computing (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_computing) • International Council on Systems Engineering (https://www.incose.org/) • Microsoft Copilot (https://copilot.microsoft.com/) • Bayesian search theory (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayesian_search_theory) • Harnessing Generative AI in Enterprises: The Dual Power of Knowledge and Prompt Engineering (https://www.architectureandgovernance.com/uncategorized/harnessing-generative-ai-in-enterprises-the-dual-power-of-knowledge-and-prompt-engineering/) • Knowledge engineering (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knowledge_engineering) • Codefreeze (https://codefreeze.fi/) • Soulful: You in the Future of Artificial Intelligence by David Espindola (https://davidespindola.com/soulful/) • Architecture & Governance Magazine (https://www.architectureandgovernance.com/) Articles & Books • Architecture & Governance Magazine (https://www.architectureandgovernance.com/?s=James+Wilt) • Tractor, Farmer, and Generative AI (https://www.architectureandgovernance.com/applications-technology/the-tractor-farmer-and-generative-ai/) • Fragile Systems (https://www.architectureandgovernance.com/applications-technology/what-to-do-about-fragile-systems-part-1/) • Innovator's Dilemma (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2615.The_Innovator_s_Dilemma) • Blue Ocean Strategy (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4898.Blue_Ocean_Strategy) • Our Iceberg is Melting (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/419461.Our_Iceberg_Is_Melting) • Switch: How To Change When Change Is Hard (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6570502-switch) • The Platinum Rule (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/121911.The_Platinum_Rule) Enjoy! Your host, Justin Grammens (https://www.linkedin.com/in/justingrammens/)
Andy Carroll - Healthcare: The Perfect Storm for Disruption by AI
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Andy Carroll - Healthcare: The Perfect Storm for Disruption by AI

The conversation this week is with Andy Carroll (https://www.linkedin.com/in/andycarrollmba/) . Andy is not your typical chief commercial officer. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt and is just as comfortable getting into the weeds for process improvement as he is using systems thinking to develop go-to-market strategies. As a President's Club and Innovation Award winner, he leads high-performing teams to enjoy exponential revenue growth and spark innovation. He offers his expertise through consulting services to healthcare organizations and adds to those skills through graduate studies in artificial intelligence. He currently is a chapter advisor for AI 2030 and its mission, utilizing AI's transformative power for global good while mitigating its risk as well as fostering community engagement and development. If you are interested in learning about how AI is being applied across multiple industries, be sure to join us at a future AppliedAI Monthly meetup (https://appliedai.mn/) and help support us so we can make future Emerging Technologies North (https://emtechnorth.org/) non-profit events! • Emerging Technologies North (https://emtechnorth.org/) • AppliedAI Meetup (https://appliedai.mn/) Resources and Topics Mentioned in this Episode • Slainte (https://slainteai.com/) • AI 2030 (https://www.ai2030.org/) • Regression analysis (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regression_analysis) • Predictive analytics (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Predictive_analytics) Enjoy! Your host, Justin Grammens (https://www.linkedin.com/in/justingrammens/)
Integrating AI in Project Management // Applied AI Meetups March 2024
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Integrating AI in Project Management // Applied AI Meetups March 2024

In this session, we'll discuss how AI can help project managers use resources like predictive analytics, automation tools, and intelligent monitoring, to optimize project resources, make better decisions, and improve project outcomes. Some learning objectives include: Automation of administrative tasks Better planning, execution, and tracking of tasks Optimizing outcomes Our speaker this month is Manish Kalra (https://www.linkedin.com/in/manishkalra79/). Manish is a Performance-oriented technology leader with exceptional skills in formulating IT and process initiatives, leading all aspects of project implementation to deliver the best outcomes. He has a solid track record of delivering service, exceeding business, and quality expectations, and leading the teams by using accountability, self-motivation, and customer experience as guiding principles. Manish also serves on several non-profit boards in twin cities where he works as a fierce diversity advocate. In 2017, Manish was awarded the prestigious Ana Alvarez-Holmberg Scholarship due to his excellence in the field of project management. Manish is currently the Past President at PMI-MN. Due to Manish’s advocacy in DEI and community service, he was awarded by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal as "Business of Pride" 2019 honoree and "Inclusive Leader of the Year" Award by Quorum in 2022. Manish was also awarded the "United States President Volunteer Achievement Gold Medal" in 2022.
Jody Carey - The Future of Copywriting, Education, and the Workplace
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Jody Carey - The Future of Copywriting, Education, and the Workplace

The conversation this week is with Jody Carey (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jodycarey/) . Jody says in her LinkedIn profile: “You can call me a copywriter or content writer or the person you need when you need words. Words that help you educate your audience, sell your product or service and share your expertise.” Jody is based in Minneapolis and Sydney, Australia. She helps clients on both sides of the globe. She's been a contributing writer, staff writer and senior content writer. at many organizations such as Schneider Electric and Engage. Finally, she's a guest speaker at Eden Prairie Public Schools, where she speaks with students in entrepreneurship and writing classes about marketing and copywriting. If you are interested in learning about how AI is being applied across multiple industries, be sure to join us at a future AppliedAI Monthly meetup (https://appliedai.mn/) and help support us so we can make future Emerging Technologies North (https://emtechnorth.org/) non-profit events! • Emerging Technologies North (https://emtechnorth.org/) • AppliedAI Meetup (https://appliedai.mn/) Resources and Topics Mentioned in this Episode • JodyCarey.com (https://www.jodycarey.com/) • Grammarly (https://www.grammarly.com/) • Loom (https://www.loom.com/) • Descript (https://www.descript.com/) • Khan Academy (https://www.khanacademy.org/) • Khanmigo (https://khanmigo.ai/) • The War on Normal People by Andrew Yang (https://www.amazon.com/War-Normal-People-Disappearing-Universal/dp/0316414247) • Canva (https://www.canva.com/) Enjoy! Your host, Justin Grammens (https://www.linkedin.com/in/justingrammens/)
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Conversations on Applied AI Podcast

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“Welcome to the Applied AI Podcast where Justin Grammens and the team at Emerging Technologies North have conversations with experts and thought leaders in the fields of Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning. In each episode, we cut through the hype and dive into how these technologies are being applied to real-world problems today. We hope that you find the conversations educational and applicable to your industry and don’t forget to connect with us to continue the conversation at AppliedAI.MN. Enjoy!”

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We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit with the mission to help the upper midwest succeed in advancing the user of Emerging Technologies of ALL ages.

Please consider giving a charitable donation of any amount to help us with our programming and education of students and professionals of all ages in 2020.

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Live and Virtual Events!

Here is just a small sample of the in-person events that we've hosted in previous years and will continue to practice safe and healthy distancing by having virtual events in 2020. We have a lot of awesome programming coming and are excited to see you soon!

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The Emerging Technologies North Team

Get to Know Us

Our passion for creating meaningful connections and building communities is what sets us apart. The Emerging Technologies North team believes that we can all both be good teachers and students of each other. To learn more about the incredible Emerging Technologies North team, please have a look below.

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Justin Grammens

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Allison Widmark

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Emily McCarthy

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Daniel Feldman

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"Let’s go invent tomorrow instead of worrying about what happened yesterday."

- Steve Jobs

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We’re happy to hear from you. Contact us today to learn more about our organization and how you can benefit from working with us.

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