Gene Lytwyn, WynEdge Software, Minnetonka

Technology Executive of the Year
Gene Lytwyn, WynEdge Software, Minnetonka

Technology Enabler
 
Gene Lytwyn founded WynEdge Software in 1994 and has worked with leading technology companies in Minnesota to develop products for market. For example, WynEdge assisted 3M in 2009 in building a microfluidic molecular diagnostic testing system, which uses data management software to help laboratories process and transfer data quickly. The new system eventually helped to increase the capacity for H1N1-virus diagnostic testing during the flu outbreak. WynEdge is aimed at retaining top engineers so it can attract the most interesting engineering projects from local companies.
 
Lytwyn also founded Element Data Group, LLC, an IT consulting company serving legal institutions, and a foundation dedicated to advancing technology.