Welcome to a very, very different type of event. We are using data that is 100% public. Advertisers and big tech use the same data without ever telling you… instead, we are empowering you to put your data to good use to help Minnesota.

PLEASE VALIDATE: This profile page is currently awaiting validation from the person associated with it. Our AI data indicates that this is a connected Minnesotan that could make a big impact here. If this is your profile, please review & validate it.

Picture of Maria Boland

Maria Boland from Minnesota is working to transform Minnesota by ‘fostering innovation, driving collaboration, and advancing diversity in Minnesota's tech sector.’.

Maria Boland Ploessl is a dynamic and passionate leader who is dedicated to uniting and transforming Minnesota through her expertise in technology, entrepreneurship, and education. Currently serving as the Chief of Staff at the University of Minnesota's Office of Technology Commercialization, Maria is no stranger to driving meaningful connections and fostering innovation for the public good.

With a background in tech and entrepreneurship, Maria is well-positioned to facilitate the transfer of university technology and ideas for the development of new products and services that will benefit the people of Minnesota. As the bridge between Tech Comm and other UMN departments, she excels at building efficiencies and ensuring effective communication and strategic alignment.

Maria's commitment to the MN tech and entrepreneurial ecosystems is evident through her work with various public/private coalitions, including Make. It. MSP and Forge North. She tirelessly promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion in tech and has served as Operations Chair on the board of Technovation[MN], inspiring girls and nonbinary youth to make a positive impact in their communities using technology.

In addition to her extensive professional experience, Maria brings a wealth of knowledge from her background in education. As a former educator with Minneapolis Public Schools and a U.S. Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship grantee, she has developed university-level educational programming with a global perspective. With her BA in Spanish and Latin American Studies, Maria understands the importance of diverse perspectives and cultural inclusivity in driving innovation.

Maria Boland Ploessl is a driven and visionary leader who will help unite and transform Minnesota through her expertise in technology, entrepreneurship, and education. Her commitment to diversity and inclusion, combined with her ability to foster collaboration and drive meaningful connections, puts her in a unique position to address the pressing issues facing Minnesota's tech and entrepreneurial ecosystems. With Maria at the helm, Minnesota can look forward to a brighter and more inclusive future.

Share with Friends

Maria Boland's work aligns with 5 of the United Nations.
Sustainable Development Goals.

To end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all - Maria Boland’s work contributes towards the 5 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

There is no point of United We Transform and working smart locally if we don’t connect to our wider humanity.

Maria Boland will cut through "Minnesota Nice” by sharing ‘their’ personality.

This is an AI generated perspective of Maria Boland’s personality. Research indicates accuracy of 95% for anyone with an online social presence.

Picture of Maria Boland Ploessl

Maria tends to have strong social skills and intuition, and may move between topics quickly.


OVERVIEW:

When selling to Maria make sure to include visuals when possible. Show the idea or product in action through photos or videos and include relevant graphics.

What comes naturally to Maria Boland

  • Making decisions quickly with gut instinct

  • Saying something sarcastic

  • Getting bored easily


COMMUNICATON:

Maria tends to be confident and charming. She may approach conversations in a lively, enthusiastic manner, often using her communication skills to energize others. Maintain a positive, upbeat tone and focus on addressing the big picture. Avoid being overly analytical.

When speaking to Maria Boland

  • Project enthusiasm and energy

  • Switch up the subject to keep things interesting

  • Use visual aids when possible


MOTIVATION:

Maria is an outgoing optimist, driven by a passion for out-of-the-box thinking. She wants to constantly expand her network by meeting other creative, influential people. Give her plenty of opportunities to work closely with others.

What motivates Maria Boland

  • Exploration & discovery

  • Storytelling

  • Public speaking


WORK:

Maria has an expressive, engaging attitude that others can easily be drawn to. Her ability to passionately pursue new opportunities can help move an organization towards growth. At times, others can help balance her idealism by offering advice for improving their thinking and following through on projects.

When working with Maria Boland

  • Create time for group brainstorming sessions

  • Meet them at their energy level

  • Help them remain realistic

By publishing their virtual Fingerprint, allows others to get to know them a little better.

Maria Boland’s Fingerprint is created by mining 100+ public websites to create an index of weighted terms from Maria Boland’s online activity.

Associate Vice President

Minneapolis Public Schools

Fulbright English Teaching

Technology Commercialization

Executive Director

Tech Community

Operations

Technology

Equity

Inclusion

Programming

Key Initiatives

Cross-Functional Collaboration

Effective Communication

Strategic Alignment

Meaningful Connection

Nonbinary Youth

Resource Specialist

Immigrant Outreach

Campus Director

Program Manager

Language Lab

Foreign Languages

Associate Vice President

Minneapolis Public Schools

Fulbright English Teaching

Technology Commercialization

Executive Director

Tech Community

Operations

Technology

Equity

Inclusion

Programming

Key Initiatives

Cross-Functional Collaboration

Effective Communication

Strategic Alignment

Meaningful Connection

Nonbinary Youth

Resource Specialist

Immigrant Outreach

Campus Director

Program Manager

Language Lab

Foreign Languages

We share this information in order to break down silos, enable learning from others and empower collaboration across Minnesota.

A quick pause to thank our employers:

We can represent as individuals. But we also need to connect our companies, their products and budgets to transform….

How can we influence the media with our corporate budgets to make the changes necessary in our state?

Please check out my organizations website to see if it could serve yours.

Thank youUniversity of Minnesota, Technology Commercializationfor supporting United We Transform!

How can Maria Boland extended network contribute to enhancing local efforts?

To collaborate better, we need to connect across silos. We need to connect better within silos. Often times the best answer is just a cubicle away that you never would have thought of. Sometimes it is an ocean away.

We are now simply providing people here to help you connect and be more successful in your career, but right now… for Minnesota!

Vincent Pecararo
Digital Transformation Leader, Department of Defense


KEYWORDS
Digital Transformation
Daycare Management
Contracting
B21

PRESUADE WITH
Kindness
Contracting details
Concrete evidence
Sincerity

DIGITAL RATING

12

Colter Lease
Art Director, Creative Lead, theDifference Consulting



KEYWORDS
Photoshop
Art Direction
Spray Pain Art
Artificial Intelligence

PRESUADE WITH
Creativity
Art
Design
Parenthood

DIGITAL RATING

36

Nathalia Luna
Solution Designer, theDifference Consulting



KEYWORDS
Data science
Graphs
Design Thinking
Real Time Work

PRESUADE WITH
Travel
Remote Working
Real time feedback
Quick thinking

DIGITAL RATING

45

Jack Burgess
Facilitator, theDifference Consulting



KEYWORDS
Landscape Painting
Skateboards
Facilitation
Design Methodology

PRESUADE WITH
Rural settings
Artistic Influence
MGT Models
Low tech

DIGITAL RATING

22

Join Us Please!

Here is Maria Boland’s current social network strength.

Follow/support them on social & join us/register to connect with others more seamlessly - at the event and beyond.

Let’s utilize Social for MN Transformation!

14/15
4.0/5
5/5
5/5

0/5 Unkown
1/5 No social presense
2/5 Very little or inaccurate social data
3/5 Has details but doesn’t post/share/comment often
4/5 Active and accurate
5/5 Social leader

Share, help, contribute…
And we will send you an NFT

NFTs are a way to prove you participated, prove you are making a difference.

We will be incorporating web3 (blockchain, metaverse, etc.) into the event and building the community to make sure the Bold North really is bold.