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BDW Speaker Series: Demystifying Tech

Enter the Metaverse

A journey to demystify this year’s buzziest trend

Enter the Metaverse

Metaverse? Web3? Metamask? Virtual reality? Curious about buzz around the Metaverse?

Join us for an enlightening conversation with Lee Winbush, Adjunct Faculty, and 3M Senior technology Manager on the Metaverse and Web3. We’ll take you behind the curtain to demystify the buzz words, understand the current usage and examine future possibilities.

Short discussion and Q&A to follow presentation.

Hosted by

Opus College of Business: Business in a Digital World Initiative
University of St Thomas ITS STELAR

Co-sponsored by

Tommie Marketing Club
Real Estate Society
Computer Science Club
Undergraduate Business Council

Event Details

November 7th, 2022

4-5pm CDT

Hybrid Event (In Person and on Zoom)

University of St Thomas

St Paul Campus

ASC 238


Lee Winbush is a curious technologist, experienced leader, and growth-oriented collaborator with over 20 years of experience across various industries, from consulting and banking to retail and manufacturing. A certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Lee obtained his undergraduate degree from Capella University and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business.

Lee is currently a Senior Technology & Transformation Manager for 3M’s Consumer Business Group, where he serves the maker of Post-it® Notes and Scotch tape by developing technology strategies and roadmaps, as well as enabling digital commerce solutions and connected products. In addition, Lee serves the University of St. Thomas Opus College as Executive Fellow and Adjunct Faculty, advancing and teaching emerging technologies in business.

Lee has successfully managed enterprise-scale infrastructure platforms, led complex global projects and programs, and served as a trusted digital advisor to key business stakeholders. Recent accomplishments include leading an IT transformation & ERP upgrade for a fast-growing business unit, leading enterprise-wide process rewiring, and leading IT integration for a $2.5 billion global acquisition.

When he’s not immersed in all things 3M, Lee enjoys volunteering at church and going on road trips with his wife and 3 kids in their camper.


Mellissa Ingabire

Mellissa Ingabire

St Thomas Student Moderator

My name is Melissa Ingabire, I am an International Student from Rwanda studying Mechanical Engineering. I am a Research Student in the Playful Learning Lab leading projects for the Minnesota Children's Museum.

Lisa Abendroth

Lisa Abendroth

Faculty Moderator

Lisa Abendroth, PhD, is Academic Director for Business in a Digital World at the University of St. Thomas and a Certified Foresight Practitioner. Her mission is to develop leaders who understand the power and potential of emerging technologies in business and society, and who can responsibly harness that power for the common good. In addition to developing new programs, she teaches Modern Business Mindset and Emerging Technology in Business. Her research focuses on the competencies business professionals need to succeed in a digital world.

About Business in a Digital World
Develop leaders who understand the enormous power and potential of emerging technologies in business and society and responsibly harness that power for the common good.

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