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North Iowa CEOs to discuss future of technology in North Iowa at Surf Ballroom

This news story was published on May 13, 2019.
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Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa.

MASON CITY, Iowa – Four of North Iowa’s CEOs will participate in TechTalk on May 17, 2019 at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake. The TechTalk will be a panel discussion event bringing together North Iowa’s founders and CEOs to discuss the future of technology and business in North Iowa. The session will provide informative discussion focused on: the challenges and opportunities of implementing innovative technologies; innovation within the rural entrepreneurial ecosystem; balancing vision and risk management; how technology is changing company culture; and the strategic vision necessary for CEOs to identify and implement new technologies.

The panel will be moderated by Brian Waller, President of the Technology Association of Iowa (TAI).


  • Steve Doerfler, CEO, Metalcraft
  • Rod Schlader, CEO, Mercy One – North Iowa
  • Mike Trasatti, CEO, DealerBuilt
  • David Kingland, CEO, Kingland Systems


7:30am-8:00am – Registration and Networking

8:00am-9:00am – CEO Panel Discussion

Seats are limited. RSVP at

TechTalk is sponsored by Clear Lake Bank & Trust Company, CL Tel, CUSB Bank, DealerBuilt, Kingland, L.R. Falk Construction, Metalcraft Inc., Router12, and Sukup Manufacturing Co.

TechBrew North Iowa is a community-run organization in North-Iowa. Our mission is to bring out the entrepreneur within all of us and foster collaboration to spread our passion for technology and entrepreneurship to the local community. TechBrew connects people with each other and technology.

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