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Philly Tech Week 2018

Philly Tech Week is a week-long celebration of technology and innovation happening throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. There’s something for everyone!

The 8th annual Philly Tech Week will happen April 27 through May 5, 2018. Never been to Philly Tech Week? Check out 2015’s recap video

Interested in getting involved? Email events@technical.ly

Highlights

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Track Conferences

Philly Tech Week is organized into 7 different tracks (Creative, Access, Dev, Civic, Business, Media and Sciences). You can search for events that match your interests by clicking on one of the track icons.

Technical.ly also organizes Conference Days focused around some of these tracks. Click on the “Get Conference Tickets” button to learn more.

  • Where art and technology collide. Think: video games, digital art, community initiatives.
  • The strategy around technology coverage & promotion. Think: content marketing, digital marketing strategy, social networks.
  • Discussing diversity and education issues that affect everyday citizens. Think: digital divide, digital education.
  • The impact of technology on government and civil society. Think: digital media, civic hacking, open data.
  • Where programmers, designers, developers and project managers come together. Think: coding, front and back-end development, and more.
  • The startup and business community conversation. Think: venture capital, startups, bootstrapping, entrepreneur stories.
  • Where leaders in healthcare, the sciences, economic development, public health and academia come together. Think: commercialized technology, creating connectivity, influencing policy.

Map of Events

What’s happening where

Speakers

Find out where these awesome speakers will be throughout the week!

Jason Berger

Jason Berger is a partner at the Philadelphia based law firm Margolis Edelstein and chairs the firm’s Entertainment and New Media practice group.

Jason’s expertise lies in recognizing talented artists, individuals and companies, developing strategy to achieve long-term success, and protecting their interests by rigorously negotiating and drafting the agreements forming the basis of their business relationships.

Jason’s practice focuses on securing and negotiating agreements in the music, television/film, digital media, technology, art and fashion industries. Jason’s client base covers the entertainment, media and technology industries and includes established and developing artists, songwriters, producers, bands, independent record labels, digital distribution companies, content creation and management companies, music publishing companies, apparel companies, management companies, executives, actors, models, and multimedia fashion and lifestyle companies.

Jason is a member and active participant in The Recording Academy’s Philadelphia Chapter, formally serving as an Advisor to the Board of Directors and currently involved in the Chapter’s Advocacy Committee.

Jason is active in his community of Philadelphia, PA, where he is an adjunct professor at Drexel University’s acclaimed Music Industry Program, teaching a wide variety of music and entertainment related topics. When not assisting his clients or working with his students, he is involved in a variety of music related endeavors from curating live performances to cofounding and developing nicethingsMUSIC, a technology inspired independent record label and distributor.



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Nate Nichols

The founder of Palette Group, Nate Nichols has over a decade of digital marketing and creative professional experience. His firm specializes in digital marketing strategy, helping companies ideate, execute and deliver new content and campaigns to better connect with their audience. Palette Group has now done work for corporations like Chevrolet and Starr Restaurants, as well as local businesses including City Fitness and Visit Philly.



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John Miller

John Miller is the Founder and President of Scribewise, a content marketing and storytelling agency that's services include brand strategy, public relations, social media, graphic design and email marketing. He has worked in marketing for close to two decades, helping to build brands from Aqua America to Zipcar. Prior to that he worked in broadcast news, including a stint as an award-winning radio host for the Philadelphia Eagles radio network.



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Michele Mckeone

The Founder + CEO of Digitability, she launched a new model that fully prepares people with cognitive disabilities for our tech-driven and highly social workforce. Digitability develops a sense of empowerment and the ability to persevere; this is helping people with neurodiverse needs overcome existing social and attitudinal barriers to obtaining and sustaining employment.



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Rebecca Etter

Rebecca Etter is the Senior Manager of Innovation at Acelerada, a division of Bimbo Bakeries USA, where she is designing an innovation roadmap in the bread & baked goods categories. Rebecca’s innovation experience extends into the snack and wine categories, where she worked in ideation and commercialization at KRAVE Pure Foods/The Hershey Company and Diageo.

Prior to traditional roles in innovation Rebecca spent several years on the agency side (Raison Pure, Interbrand and Landor Associates) supporting strategic development for her clients; and three years at Conde Nast Publications as a travel and photo editor for Cookie Magazine.

Rebecca has a B.A in Communications from the University of Arizona and a Masters of Professional Studies in Branding from the School of the Visual Arts in New York.



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Will Toms

As founder and creative director of creative incubator REC Philly—credited for its worthwhile events throughout the city—Will is doing his part to help creative entrepreneurs build and sustain professional careers within their industry. He is on the path to incite valuable change in Philly's art and music culture.



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Jewell Parkinson

As the head of Human Resources for SAP North America, Jewell Parkinson provides HR leadership across the region for all board areas, and leads the HR Business Partner organization. In this trusted - advisor role, she provides consultation and delivery of solutions that ensure SAP’s people strategy and programs meet the needs of the region’s more than 1 9,000 employees.

Jewell joined SAP in 1997, and has spent the majority of her tenure as an HR Business Partner supporting sales, sales support, and corporate functions within the North America region. She has supported global business units within Global Customer Operations, including Business Networks, the office of the COO, and Corporate Strategy in the office of the CEO, providing leadership on various global strategic projects in the areas of global workforce productivity, organization design , and change management. She has a thorough understanding of the SAP business and the intricacies across multiple functional areas.

Prior to joining SAP, Jewell served as an HR consultant in organizational development at Arco Chemical Company.

Jewell earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and business administration from Millersville University of Pennsylvania in Millersville, Pennsylvania, and holds a master’s degree in human resources development from Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania. Jewell support s organizations committed to improve people’s lives such as Habitat for Humanity, Red Cross House, Jack Academy, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.



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Mark Willis

Mark Willis is a designer, strategist and entrepreneur. After a decade directing digital strategy at Harvard University, he recently moved the Philadelphia area to grow his design firm, Clean Sheet Co., and to consult with startups and digital projects at the intersection of art and technology. He’s a co-founder at the Philly-based Texel Foundation, a new consortium creating open-source infrastructure to power blockchain-driven artwork projects.



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Sponsors

Philly Tech Week wouldn’t be possible without our amazing sponsors. Opportunities are still available. Check out our Sponsorship Prospectus and email business@technical.ly for more info.

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Think Company
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University City Science CenterRelay

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