Casey Carl Is Leaving Target

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Screen Shot 2017-04-20 at 10.45.42 AMBy Kavita Kumar, Star Tribune

Casey Carl, a Target Corp. lifer and currently its chief innovation and strategy officer, is leaving the company amid a narrowing of innovation efforts to those that yield faster results tied to its core business.

He is one of the most senior among a number of digital- or innovation-focused executives who have left the Minneapolis-based retailer in the last year.”

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MN E-Comm Captains: Blair Budlong, DecksDirect

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Blair Budlong Decks DirectThanks to Irish Titan for underwriting our MN E-Comm Captains series focused on leading local online retailers!

Blair Budlong started DecksDirect nine years ago to provide homeowners and builders with a one-stop shop for purchasing premium deck building materials and accessories online.

In a building materials world traditionally dominated by lumberyards and brick-and-mortar, DecksDirect.com is now the largest online retailer of deck accessories in North America with a team of 38 full-time employees based in Northeast Minneapolis.

He’ll be speaking to his success in person at the next Twin Cities E-commerce meetup on 4/26.

What do you sell online?

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Meet A Minnesota CTO: Alicia Cermak, ArcStone

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Alicia Cermak ArcStoneThank you Andcor Companies for underwriting our Meet a Minnesota CTO series, where we get up close and personal with Minnesota’s chief techies!

The CTO: Alicia Cermak, ArcStone

How long have you been working in technology for and what is your technical background?

I’ve been working in technology professionally for nearly 15 years, and have been interested in computers for almost as long as I can remember. I got started when my dad brought home our family’s first computer (a Tandy 1000 HX) and gave me free rein on it, which led to web design as a hobby in my pre-teen years, web development and computer repair in my teens, and eventually a traditional computer science education.

Professionally, I’ve worked as both a developer and a systems administrator, which I find gives me something of a unique perspective.

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Know This Nerd? Meet Chak Potluri

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Screen Shot 2017-04-10 at 8.31.11 AMChak Potluri is a freelance software developer in Minnesota.

What initially sparked your interest in technology?

I am originally from India and we had 1 hour of computer games per week. I was excited to play MARIO and bird shooting games.This sparked interest in exploring how these were built.

What was the first programming language you learned?

My first programming language was BASIC. It was fun to write small programs when I was kid and see a big box called a computer respond to my instructions.

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Ask An Indie: Ari Carrillo, DevNAri

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AriCarrilloWelcome to Ask An Indie where we interview local independent game developers to learn how they make, do and create.

The Indie: Ari Carrillo, Artist & Designer, DevNAri

What inspired you to start making games?

My background is in computer graphics and animation, but I grew up in Mexico watching anime and playing video games. Film is a powerful tool to tell great stories, but I feel that lately, games have also become capable of not only telling wonderful stories but also engaging their audience more than film.   Even more exciting, players interact directly with the characters and the events of a game, often changing the course of the story, thus creating a more personal and unforgettable experience.

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LeadPages Hires New CMO Dustin Robertson

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Dustin Robertson LeadpagesVia News Release

“MINNEAPOLIS, April 4, 2017 – Minneapolis-based Leadpages capped off another quarter of significant growth as the company entered its fifth year of operation. The company saw growth across all of its product lines—Leadpages, Drip, and Center—adding over 18,000 users in the quarter and achieving new revenue milestones.  The company also continued to expand its team: 26 new team members joined Leadpages in the first quarter of 2017, including the addition of Dustin Robertson in the newly created role of Chief Marketing Officer.”

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Meet A Minnesota Tech CFO: Jenny Kray, Calabrio

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Screen Shot 2017-03-28 at 11.23.10 AMThanks to local commercial real estate pro’s CBRE for sponsoring our new Meet A Minnesota CFO series!

The CFO: Jenny Kray, Calabrio

When and how did you get started in your finance career, specifically within the technology industry?

I started my career in public accounting with KPMG Minneapolis in 1996. I left KPMG in 2000 after responding to a job ad in the Star Tribune for an Accounting Manager role at Microgistix, a software marketing company in the Warehouse District.

Then, in 2002, a former manager from KPMG reached out to me about an Accounting Manager role at Secure Computing Corporation, a network security company where I ended up working for almost seven years. In that seven-year period, I was a part of three acquisitions until we were acquired by McAfee in 2008.

At that point, I knew I had found my niche and wasn’t going to consider leaving the tech space.

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How I Did it: MN Tech Entrepreneur Bryn Erickson on raising $1.3m

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Bryn EricksonHow I Did It is sponsored by Dundee Venture Capital in support of startups.

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Bryn Erickson is a the cofounder of Realvision, a virtual reality startup that recently closed $1.3m in series A investment. Here’s how he did it, in his own words:

The truth is, I did it with a lot of help from other people.

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Candor With Justin Kaufenberg

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Thanks to sponsor Arthur Ventures, we’re bringing Candor back with co-host Dr. Sherry Walling — a Minneapolis-based clinical psychologist who specializes in working with founders and CEOs.

Candor is the quality of being open in expression and this podcast is about the mental and emotional aspects of entrepreneurship.

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