The Inaugural Blacks in Technology Conference, instantly tagged as BITCON2018, is a 3-day interactive platform for professionals, entrepreneurs, influencers, subject matter experts, students, and thought leaders who share a common goal... increasing the visibility and representation of black men and women in the tech industry.  As we seek to further our mission of establishing a practice of world class excellence, BIT has crafted a stimulating and engaging program that intertwines and encompasses the Twin Cities educational, business, political and tech communities. Utilizing forums such as tech exhibits, career fairs, pitch competitions, networking parties, city innovation tours, lightning talks, and panel discussions, BIT invites you to redefine your career in tech…
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Yannick Miaffo

Entrust Datacard
Director, Automation Engineering
Yannick leads the digital transformation for the Operations functions at Entrust Datacard. He joined the company in 2008 and has since held multiple roles within the organization. He is mainly responsible for leading operations technology roadmaps for digital manufacturing, digital commerce, digital process automation and operational intelligence. He has a passion for automation and intelligent processes.
Yannick holds a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Maine, an MS in Manufacturing Technologies from Mankato State University and an MBA from St. Mary’s University. He is also a Project Management Professional (PMP).