As the Technologist in Residence, Matt brings his robust Microsoft knowledge to help startups at TitletownTech design, architect, and scale their technologies. Before moving back to Wisconsin and joining TitletownTech, Matt was a Program Manager at Microsoft in Redmond, WA. In his role, he built highly scalable solutions for Microsoft Office. His work on the Office team contributed to the business and technological transformation of successfully delivering Office 365. Matt’s additional efforts on evolving DevOps tools resulted in heightened levels of productivity for thousands of engineers across the enterprise.Prior to joining Microsoft, Matt built innovative software for State Farm and was also employed at the University of Iowa Computational Epidemiology Research Group. Matt graduated from the University of Iowa with a BS in both Computer Science and Mathematics.
Quite a few & several years ago I was fortunate enough learn about the concept of "Competing on Analytics". It was my professional "A-Ha!" moment where everything just clicked. Ever since, I've been focused on helping organizations utilize their data platform to wring every last drop of value that they can in order to out-think and out-execute their competitors. I hope we can meet one day so that I can share my professional passion with you. I am a member of an absolutely exceptional Microsoft U.S. North Central team where I serve as a Cloud Solution Architect - Data Platform. In this role I advise our accounts on how they can improve their business and customer experience by leveraging their data platform to the fullest extent. This is a comprehensive role that involves activities such as architectural design sessions, proof of concepts, deployment guidance and enablement via education. I focus on making the most of on premise data platform investments as well as extending those investments into Microsoft's Azure cloud platform. The trick to being successful in this role is simple - actively listen to what our clients aspirations are and then work with them to find the right solution.
Jim Dobinski is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Stellar Blue Technologies. Prior to obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree in computer information science, Jim worked in the area of corporate management and marketing for several Fortune 500 companies for over 10 years. Jim possesses implementation qualifications which enable him to take a proactive approach to cross-platform strategies through utilization of HTML5, CSS3, Responsive Design, Java, PHP and other advanced technologies. He has also worked in the corporate world as a manager, computer programmer, technical designer, support specialist, and product strategist.
As the director of information technology, Ed oversees and directs all aspects of information technology for Miron including ERP business applications, project management applications, CRM and business intelligence. Ed is also responsible for the management of Miron's technology infrastructure which includes local and wide area network, mobile computing, VOIP (voice over IP), storage are network, virtual servers and audio-visual systems (video conferencing and digital signage). Ed is a magna cum laude graduate of Marquette University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and finance and a Masters of Business Administration. IN addition to his work at Miron, Ed is a member of the Business Advisory Committee for Project SEARCH, and serves on the board for WisconSibs and the Appleton Education Foundation.
Ivan Fan is founder and chairman of the board of the Appleton Youth Education Initiative (AYEI), an award winning non-profit organization known for hosting HACK Appleton, Philharmonic Ventures, the Fox Cities Book Drive, several professional mentorship programs, free standardized examination preparatory classes, and other programs drawing students from all over the state. Fan previously led the China business of Correlation One, a venture capital backed AI company based out of Manhattan, New York. Prior to joining Correlation One, Fan was the CEO of Huddlr and COO of Dittach, companies operating in the social networking and cloud content management domains, respectively. During this time, he co-authored a cloud-technology related patent and led development of the company's search products. He has also worked under top executives at Bridgewater Associates and Condé Nast. Fan earned a BA from Yale University and will graduate with a master's degree from UC Berkeley's School of Information in May of 2020.
Tara Anderson is an Account Director with Microsoft, and works with several enterprise businesses in Wisconsin such as Oshkosh Corporation, SC Johnson, Johnsonville, and others.
Adam Luebke is a premier Field Engineer at Microsoft. Prior to joining Microsoft, he spent ten years with the military and studied at Fox Valley Tech, UW-Oshkosh, and Martin Luther College.
Shane Achterberg is currently the Innovation Manager at Schneider National focused on the development of automation and business and industry changing technologies. Prior to his time at Schneider, Shane spent the prior 8 years in various IT roles across GE Healthcare, GE Corporate and GE Digital.