techpulse 2018  - April 3rd, 2018 - St. Paul RiverCentre


TechPulse 2018

This is your day to step away and learn about the technology choices and solutions that will have an impact on your organization within the next year.

TechPulse 2018 will be filled with numerous breakout sessions and other opportunities to learn about technology solutions available to you. Breakout sessions will be organized into tracks to help guide you through your day. Stay tuned for information on tracks, the agenda, and breakout session descriptions for TechPulse 2018. For a taste of what to expect, scroll down to see our lunch keynote and breakout session descriptions from TechPulse 2017.



April 3rd, 2018
Registration opens at 7:30am
Event ends at 3:30pm


St. Paul RiverCentre               175 W Kellogg Blvd, St Paul, MN 55102


Lunch Keynote 2017


You've read the headlines. Unfortunately, the question now is not if your information is going to be accessed or stolen, but when. No organization is immune to these attacks. In an effort to inform the attendees of current developments in the digital underground as well as provide realistic advice for cyber protection, Mark Lanterman will be discussing recent high profile cyber-crime events, including Web Site breaches impacting retailers, banks, and government agencies. Security threats that specifically target the infrastructure of the U.S. government will also be discussed. Mark will discuss particularly dangerous types of threats that might effect individuals such as the Dark Web, the Internet of Things, phishing, and Wi-Fi attacks.



Mark Lanterman is the Chief Technology Officer of Computer Forensic Services. Before entering the private sector, Mark was a member of the U.S. Secret Service Electronic Crimes Taskforce. Mark has 28 years of security and forensic experience and has testified in over 2000 cases. He is an adjunct instructor at the University of Minnesota, Mitchell Hamline Law School, and the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada. Mark recently presented to the entire federal judiciary at the Federal Judicial Center in Washington D.C.

Mark provides regular commentary on cyber security issues for national print and broadcast media, including NBC, ABC, Bloomberg, and the Wall Street Journal. 

Breakout Sessions 2017

click the titles to see full descriptions

Twin Cities TechPulse Mobile App

We will once again offer a mobile app for Twin Cities TechPulse 2018 so you can digitally engage in all aspects of the event.

Event Logistics

  • Set your schedule before you arrive at the conference
  • Quickly find the location of vendors in the Exhibition Hall
  • Digitally submit your feedback on the breakout sessions and event


  • Post messages to the activity feed to share your thoughts throughout the day
  • Send direct messages to other attendees, exhibitors, presenters and staff


  • Complete defined actions (complete surveys, interact with vendors, etc.) to earn points and see your name in lights on the leaderboard
  • Some prizes during the prize giveaway may be set aside for a leaderboard raffle

Saint Paul RiverCentre


Located downtown St. Paul next to the Xcel Energy Center, The Saint Paul RiverCentre will be the host venue for TechPulse 2018 for the 7th year running.

Saint Paul RiverCentre features an intimate 27,000 square foot Grand Ballroom which has hosted lavish galas for up to 1,800 guests.  15 newly carpeted executive meeting rooms, many with stunning river views, all feature acoustical and moveable walls, individual lighting, sound and climate control systems, and wireless internet services.


Twin Cities TechPulse Partners

As a Microsoft Partner,  we are always looking for opportunities to engage with new and existing customers to achieve business success. TechPulsewas a great opportunity to do just that.  It was a day filled with meaningful conversations with attendees coming to learn about current Small Business issues and trends and to explore products to solve business system challenges.  The program content and overall event organization was impressive and thus attracted hundreds of attendees.  The Lead Scanning App provided to exhibitors made it easy to gather contact information and note discussions for follow-up, maximizing conversation time between sessions.  Outstanding value for the cost to participate.
- Jody Miller, Summit Group Software
I have attended plenty of conferences in my career, from large to small, from one side of this country to the other. I have never been so busy answering so many intelligent and engaging questions ever before. We will be back again next year. It was definitely worth our time and it was great deal of fun to attend.
- Jorn Knuttila, CenturyLink
As a first time participant of TechPulse I was blown away with how professional and organized the event was.  From the moment you walked in you were greeted by a friendly staff member who made sure you knew where you were going, the signage was impressive and the participating manufacturers had a lot to offer.  The keynote speakers were engaging and the topics covered were relative and relatable to what a lot of us are seeing in our perspective industries today.  I will definitely be back again!
- Heather Lippard, IngramMicro
We just bought a nice booth for tradeshows this year. TechPulse was our 2nd trade show this year.  The TechPulse event had tremendous energy, in part due to the prizes, but also the way the environment was set up.  It was easy and natural to speak with the exhibitors due to the floor layout.  The few sessions I attended were very good as well.  …loved it!
- Jack Boyer, Boyer and Associates