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Midwest Cybersecurity and Technology Summit​

Cybersecurity & Technology Summit

The intersection of technology across Midwestern industries is crucial to sustaining the region’s competitive advantage. Communities must continue to prioritize technology and innovation to remain stable and secure. Whether it be on the farm, in the warehouse or in the storefront, industry leaders are taking the next step forward.

The Midwest Cybersecurity & Technology Summit, 8 – 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 17, will bring together key lawmakers, industry leaders, and economic experts to take part in a cutting-edge discussion.

The regional event will be hosted in person Thursday at the Delta by Marriott in Fargo, and also will be livestreamed to markets in South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota,  Wisconsin and Missouri via the FMWF Chamber’s 25 co-hosting chambers and The Forum’s news media sites.

Keynote Speakers

  • Michael Mattmiller, senior director of state government affairs, Microsoft
    AI Revolution: Unleashing the Power, Shaping the Future and Embracing Responsibility
  • Dr. Behrooz Shirazi, deputy division director, National Science Foundation
    Driving Innovation and Sustainability: The Role of Technology and the CHIPS Act
  • Dr. José-Marie Griffiths, president, Dakota State University
    Power Cyber: The Symbiotic Relationship among Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing

Dr. José-Marie Griffiths is the president of Dakota State University in Madison, South Dakota. President Griffiths has spent her career in research, teaching, public service, corporate leadership, economic development, and higher education administration. She has served in presidential appointments to the National Science Board, the U.S. President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee, and the U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science. She has recently been appointed a member of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, part of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for 2019 and is chairman of the Workforce Subcommittee for the commission. She has led projects for over 28 U.S. federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation, NASA, the Department of Energy, and various intelligence and military agencies, over 20 major corporations such as AT&T Bell Laboratories and IBM, in over 35 countries, and worked with seven major international organizations, including NATO and the United Nations. She has received over 20 significant awards in science, technology, teaching and the advancement of women in these fields.