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September 21, 2021 | Minneapolis, MN


Riaz Yusuff, Chief Information Officer | OHR
University of Minnesota

Riaz Yusuff is a Chief Information Office of OHR at the University of Minnesota. Riaz has started his career as a developer and played various roles including project manager, IT manager, and IT director. Before the University of Minnesota, Riaz has worked at Capella University and Computer Science Corporation.

During his 2 decades of experience in IT, Riaz has implemented several on-premise and cloud applications. With his dual Master’s Degree in IT and Business Administration, combined with broad IT experience, Riaz has developed strong business acumen and skill to align IT’s culture to business culture.

Tammylynne JonasGlobal Chief Information Officer
Self Esteem Brands

Tammylynne is the Global CIO for Self Esteem Brands (SEB). SEB is the parent company of Anytime Fitness, Waxing the City, Basecamp Fitness, and The Bar Method. SEB operates over 5000 locations in almost 40 countries worldwide. In her role, Tammylynne owns the technology, digital, security, infrastructure, field support, and data initiatives.

Prior to SEB, Tammylynne was the CIO for Holiday Stationstores (acquired by Circle K), and she spent15 years at Kohl’s Department Stores. Tammylynne started her career consulting for Accenture.

Tammylynne holds an Executive MBA from Marquette University, and undergraduate degrees in Math, English, and Spanish.

Tammylynne sits on the Board of Directors for MN Better Business Bureau, Northrop Auditorium, Twin Cities Innovation Advisory Council, Twin Cities CIO Leadership Association, and the MN Tech Association.

In 2020, Tammylynne was recognized as one of the “Business Transformation 150” by
Constellation Research, a “Top Women in Retail Tech” by RIS News and a finalist for “CIO of the Year” by Inspire CIO, Global category. In 2019, Tammylynne was named a finalist for “Wavemaker of the Year” by Team Women, and a finalist for “CIO of the Year” by Inspire CIO, Large Enterprise category. In 2017, Tammylynne was named “Young Alumna of the Year” by Marquette University. In 2014, Tammylynne was named “40 Under 40” by the Milwaukee Business Journal.

Tammylynne resides in Medina, MN with her husband and 3 children, aged 12, 8, and 6.

Fun fact: Tammylynne typically sees 50 performing arts shows per year. During Covid, she has funneled this time into cooking for her family.

Tim Dokken, Vice President of Infrastructure & Information Security
Johnson Brothers Liquor Co

Masaood Yunus, Director M&A, Innovation, and Enterprise Architecture

Masaood Yunus is a cross-industry global business technology transformation leader and startup advisor. Masaood’s strategy and execution expertise include mergers and acquisitions, digital transformation, and lean innovation management with a specific focus on emerging technologies.

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