TSUNAMI OR UTOPIA? YOUR FUTURE WORKFORCE IN 2030

Mike Grigsby

Mike Grigsby – City of Sioux Falls

Mike Grigsby currently serves as the Director of Innovation and Technology for the City of Sioux Falls. He was appointed by Mayor TenHaken to help the administration identify emergent opportunities to improve organizational efficiencies through technology and innovation, enhance citizen engagement, and build a smart and connected community. Mike brings a depth of experience from previous roles in both public and private sector specializing in Smart Cities, Public Safety Technology, and Transportation Innovation. Mike is a veteran of the military and law enforcement and resides in Sioux Falls with his family.


Matt Paulson

Matt Paulson – Marketbeat

Matt Paulson is the founder and CEO of MarketBeat, an Inc. 5000 financial media company that empowers investors to make better trading decisions with real-time financial data, in-depth analysis, and best-in-class stock research tools. MarketBeat has been recognized by Barron’sForbesEntrepreneurInc., and Prairie Business for its rapid growth and success. With more than 2.3 million email subscribers and 15 million monthly page views, MarketBeat is the largest digital media company in the Dakotas.


John Higgins

John Higgins – Sanford Health

John Higgins serves as the senior director of talent acquisition for Sanford Health, one of the largest health systems in the United States. John leads a team of 170 talent acquisition professionals providing services to support Sanford’s 48,000 employee organization with operations spread across 26 states.

With more than 25 years of human resources and talent acquisition leadership experience, John is a recognized HR expert with deep experience in recruiting, developing and leading high-performing teams. Prior to working in healthcare, his career spanned multiple industries including financial services, retail, software and consumer packaged goods having worked for some of North America’s most recognizable companies including The Royal Bank of Canada, Target Corporation, Ceridian Corporation, and The Schwan Food Company. These experiences have allowed John to bring unique perspectives and capabilities to his work in the healthcare sector.

John and his family currently reside in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Outside of work you can find him spending time with his family, enjoying the outdoors, traveling, attending sporting events or out riding his Harley Davidson.


Nedra Larson

Nedra Larson – Omnitech

Nedra started her career in graphic design and later went down the sales path which lead her into to current role at Omnitech as a recruiter. Omnitech has been in business for 20 plus years and provides custom software solutions.

Nedra will be soon celebrating her 17th  year with Omnitech, her role allows her to showcase all that Omnitech has to offer to software and computer engineers that are continues learners and passionate about technology.

Nedra and her husband Mike have four kids that are all in South Dakota building careers. She enjoys time with family and her fur babies.