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Industrial Affiliates Open House

Friday, May 2, 2003

402 Walter Library


Kate Rubin

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Kate Rubin, president of the Minnesota High Tech Association, will give the keynote talk at the Digital Technology Center's May 2, 2003 Industrial Affiliates Open House. The title of her talk is "Minnesota's Technology-Based Economy: A Framework for Regional Competitiveness." Kate Rubin became President of the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) in December 2001. MHTA accelerates the growth, success and sustainability of Minnesota's technology-based economy. MHTA uses its influence to advocate for favorable public policy, including education support and job growth, to educate Minnesotans on the importance of technology to the state's overall economy, and to help members grow their businesses through collaboration and education opportunities as well as business services. The MHTA works in partnership with the national AeA, the nation's largest high-technology trade association. Prior to her position with MHTA, Kate founded an executive development and strategy consulting business, Leadership Foundations. She has served as a line business unit executive with a Fortune 100 company, in HR management ranks, and as an organization development consultant. Kate's experience includes leading a $100 million, 100 person technology business, and managing multiple entrepreneurial start-up operations in marketing, sales, service, consulting and systems integration across a broad set of industries. She also has been active in sales training, quality consulting, executive coaching and leadership development capacities.