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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 took place April 27 through May 5, 2018.

The 9th Annual Philly Tech Week will take place May 3 - 11, 2019

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

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Speakers

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

Katrina Rios

Katrina Rios is the Director of Strategic Partnerships for Public Health at emocha Mobile Health. A Johns Hopkins public health graduate, Katrina helps transition emocha's evidence-based mobile technology from research to practice. In her role, she works with over 30 state and local health departments, academic medical centers, and health systems to improve medication adherence through asynchronous video directly observed therapy across a number of diseases including but not limited to tuberculosis, HCV, HIV, and opioid use disorder. emocha was recently named one of the top 10 most innovative companies in healthcare by FastCompany alongside CVS Health for it's work in scaling directly observed therapy, which originated in local health department tuberculosis programs, to other disease states.



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Fraser Stirling

Since joining Comcast’s Technology & Product (T+P) Team in 2014, Fraser has been on the fast track to success – not only because of his broad and deep knowledge, but also because he is a catalyst for change. His collaborative approach, business acumen and innovative solutions drive important strategies that continue to evolve Comcast from a fast follower to an industry leader in the technology and innovation space. Fraser’s impact to our company has been swift and significant. He has quickly become an integral part of the T+P leadership team and a proven player for Comcast internationally. He has facilitated and fostered important relationships for Comcast and is highly regarded in the company and across the vendor community from OEM’s, SOC and WiFi partners. He is an influential and charismatic leader whose personality can charm and disarm; enabling him to build teams across functional boundaries. As Senior Vice President, Product and Technology, Devices Fraser is responsible for executing on our overall hardware development for all premise devices with a mission of improving new product service velocity, product differentiation and cost management. Fraser is a domain expert in high volume, device deployment, and manufacturing. Since joining Comcast, Fraser conceptualized and led the effort to transform Comcast device Industrial Design standards, putting focus on the product. He has been integral to reimagining the industrial design of Comcast devices helping the consumer see the Product as more than just another piece of technology in the home. He and his team launched the first voice controlled remote control improving functionality and providing accessibility capability that did not exist before. Fraser & Co. have also revamped the device product portfolio delivering a set of superior devices while driving cost down and quality up. Presently Fraser leads the company–wide effort to move to all IP, allowing customers to stream video over WiFi in their homes. Through his leadership and contributions, Fraser is making a lasting mark on Comcast and the broader Cable and Telecommunications industry. Fraser has broad leadership experience. Before joining Comcast he led the OnCue Hardware and Software Engineering team at Intel Media. Prior to that Fraser served as Director of Product for Intel Media and previously held various roles at BSkyB, including Head of Hardware, Planning and Design; Head of Emerging Product Strategy; and Design Manager, among other positions.



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Michael O'Bryan

Through the healing power of art, Michael O’Bryan serves as an advocate for human rights and social change in underserved communities. His professional experience touches the worlds of performance art, public health and trauma informed care. Much of his work has centered on amplifying the voices of marginalized populations. Michael currently serves as Director of Youth and Young Adult Programs at The Village of Arts and Humanities and as a consultant, locally and nationally, on projects exploring the intersections of trauma informed practice and community well-being.



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Kristofer Younger

For 30 years, Kris worked at numerous successful startups, including Sun Microsystems, NeXT and Netscape, centering his technical expertise around networked computing of all kinds. Kris' coding interest, dormant for many years of management focus, was re-kindled about 10 years ago when he returned to his roots as a computer scientist (Purdue, '84), writing web apps and mobile apps. He has been working on the idea of digital assets since about 1996.



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Mark Wheeler

Mark Wheeler, AICP, GISP is the interim Chief Information Officer for the Office of Innovation and Technology. He previously served as Deputy CIO and Chief Geographic Information Officer leading multiple teams of analysts, developers, and web designers. As GIO he introduced new spatial technologies and established programs to make web mapping, analysis and data sharing easy and accessible to all city staff to better enable decision making. He is a Citizens Planning Institute advisory board member and co-creator of the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Project and Citizens Toolkit. He has a master’s in regional planning from the University of Massachusetts



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Erica Windisch

Erica Windisch is co-founder and CTO of IOpipe, where she brings her decades of experience in building developer and operational tooling to serverless applications. Erica also has more than 17 years of experience designing and building cloud infrastructure management solutions. She was an early and longtime contributor to OpenStack and maintainer of the Docker project.



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Angel Rich

Creating an algorithm for the stock market to win Goldman Sachs Portfolio Challenge, selling her first marketing plan to Prudential, becoming a founding employee of FINRA, authoring the first ever African American Financial Experience study, inventing the top financial literacy product in the world, and being named the “Next Steve Jobs” by Forbes – all by age 30, Angel Rich has earned the title Wealth Pioneer.

In 2009, Rich became a Global Market Research Analyst for Prudential Financial. While there she conducted over 70 financial behavior studies including the Obama’s Veterans Initiative. During her final year at Prudential, she helped the company’s Annuities division grow from #16 in Service to #4, helping the company save $6 billion.

After leaving, Rich founded The Wealth Factory with a mission to provide equal access to financial literacy across the world. Today her company designs WealthyLife financial literacy education technology games, gaining world-class recognition for their first product, CreditStacker. It has been coined the best financial literacy product in the country by The White House, Department of Education, and JP Morgan Chase. Google named it one of the Top 10 Apps in the world in 2017.

In 2017, Rich also released her first book – The History of the Black Dollar – with the foreword written by Dr. Maya Rockeymoore. The book takes readers on an economic journey through history to depict the major milestones, historic figures and upcoming leaders.

Later that year, she was honored to be named Hamptonian of the Year and help found the Hampton University Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute. She is also a proud member of the 2016 HBCU 30 Under 30, Hampton 40 Under 40 and Google Top 30 Black Female Founders.

In 2018, the United Nations named her one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in the African Diaspora and one of four Icons.



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Emrah Ercan

Emrah Ercan is the director of digital strategy & innovation at Suez Water Technologies and a member of the Company’s innovation and digital board of directors. He joined Suez Water (formerly GE Water) in 2012, bringing more than 15 years of innovation and commercial leadership experience to the organization.

In his current role, Mr. Ercan oversees corporate digital strategy, facilitating company activity in industrial IoT and asset performance management. This responsibility extends to include applying big data analytics and artificial learning to industrial water treatment and energy/resource management. Previously, he served as VP of strategic initiatives at GE Oil & Gas and GE Digital, where he established an internal incubator to fund early-stage digital oilfield ideas, which were later implemented across the global commercial team.

Prior to Suez (GE), Mr. Ercan spent ten years at Ashland, where he held a variety of management, operations, sales, and marketing roles, ultimately serving as the company’s West Coast territory manager and leading a successful effort to streamline operations, strengthen the product line, and drive growth.

Mr. Ercan holds an MBA from the University of Southern California, an MS in Industrial Engineering from Chalmers University in Sweden, and a BS in Chemical & Process Engineering from Bogazici University. In 2013, Mr. Ercan was honored by, then CEO, Jeff Immelt with the GE Corporate Innovation Award – in recognition of his achievements in the digitalization of the global field service team. Emrah is a member of the American Turkish Young Society Leaders (YSL) and an executive board of director of Stamford Metal Group in Stamford, CT. He is an avid reader, a devout Besiktas fan and resides in New York City with his family.



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