Speakers and Panelists

List of confirmed speakers as of September 13, 2017*

Governor Doug Burgum, luncheon keynote

Dr. Mark Hagerott, Chancellor, North Dakota University System

Jon Pederson, Chief Technology Officer, Midco

Healthcare Discussion – 

Brian Ritter, Moderator

Dr. Julie Blehm, FACP, Medical Director-Division of Health Network Innovation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, Fargo

Dr Ben Chaska, Regional Chief Medical Officer, CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck

Dr. Craig Lambrecht, Executive Vice President, Sanford Bismarck

Dr. Gwen Nichols, Chief Medical Officer, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Autonomous Discussion –

Marlo Anderson, Moderator

Molly Barnes, Equipment Manager and Vice President, Northern Improvement Company

Tom Sorel, Director, North Dakota Department of Transportation

Nicholas Flom, Executive Director, Northern Plains UAS Test Site

Dan Dorfschmidt, Operations Manager, Butler Machinery Company

Michelle Lucas, Founder/President, Higher Orbits

Energy Discussion –

Niles Hushka, Moderator

Dr. Brian Kalk, Director of Energy Systems Development, Energy & Environmental Research Center

Darcy Neigum, Director of Electric System Operations and Planning, Montana-Dakota Utilities Co.

Doug Remboldt, Vice President-Member Support, NISC

Education Discussion –

Dr. Karel Sovak, Moderator

Maggie Barth, Founder and Director, Innovation School

Lesley Phelps, Vice President Strategic Initiatives, Straighterline

Dr. Larry Skogen, President, Bismarck State College

Tamara Uselman, Superintendent, Bismarck Public Schools

*speakers schedules subject to change