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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

What’s happening where

Speakers

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

Christoph DeMaskey

Christoph is a Software Engineering Lead at Elsevier in Precision Medicine. He is passionate about empowering engineers to be autonomous, innovative, and fearless. His current efforts are focused on modernizing MACRO, a clinical trial platform to facilitate researchers in hospitals and universities to discover the next advancements in healthcare. When he's not wrestling with his son and daughter (5 and 2 respectively), he's roasting coffee in his modified popcorn popper or writing about engineering and Agile on his blog.



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Greg Ippolito

Greg Ippolito is the president and creative director at IMA, a digital marketing firm in Blue Bell, PA. He has developed award-winning campaigns, brands and digital marketing strategies for clients as varied as Hyundai Motor America, Shire Pharmaceuticals, Sony Electronics and the University of Pennsylvania. Greg holds an M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from Temple University, and speaks at various industry events about customer experiences in the digital age. He is a contributor to noted publications including AdWeek, Marketing Daily and CMO.com; and writes a column for Technical.ly Philly called “The Technoethicist.” Greg lives in Blue Bell with his wife and two daughters. He enjoys reading, writing, indie rock, jazz, debating totally subjective topics (e.g., Scorsese v Coppola), and his beloved Philadelphia 76ers (no matter what).



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Christopher Jacobs

An energetic and experienced international executive, Chris is committed to making fundamental change through the ubiquitous development of social impact organizations like Communally. He joined the company in 2007 as Chief Operating Officer bringing a track record of designing and delivering high quality, high impact programs in Fortune 100 companies, entrepreneurial ventures, international consortia and voluntary organizations in Eastern & Western Europe, Asia, Australia and the U.S.

Immediately before joining Communally, he was the founder and principal of a strategic marketing and business development company that specialized in moving innovative ideas to sustainable revenue. Before establishing his own business, Chris spent 15 years with Sperry Univac/Unisys rising to Vice President, Corporate Product Strategy, and Integration.

Chris is a member of the Board of Directors of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia. This organization reflects his active involvement with moves to ensure that "sustainability" encompasses the economic needs of low-income urban and rural communities, the equitable capital requirements of social impact companies and the recognition that workers must balance effort with replenishment to avoid burnout.

Chris is a successful author and speaker with a recognized ability to render complex issues understandable to a broad range of audiences. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wolverhampton (U.K.).



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Sezgin Ayabakan

Dr. Sezgin Ayabakan is an assistant professor in the Management Information Systems Department at Temple University’s Fox School of Business.

He is currently teaching Data Science course at the Fox School of Business and previously taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Information Systems and Predictive Analytics at the University of Baltimore and UT-Dallas.

His research interests lie primarily in two areas. The first involves Business Analytics with a focus on healthcare analytics. The second involves the business value of information technologies. Both areas investigate the managerial implications of information technology implementation decisions at healthcare or manufacturing organizations and contain a major analytics or empirical component. He is currently working on a healthcare project that involves analysis of over 500K patient admission records from 68 hospitals in the North Texas region and another project on the state of Maryland’s entire inpatient and outpatient admission claims’ records for the fiscal years of 2013 – 2017 (~5.4M records). He has published papers in MIS Quarterly and won the best conference paper runner-up award at the 2014 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Auckland, New Zealand.

Ayabakan graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas, where he earned a PhD in Management Science, with an emphasis on MIS. He received a Master of Science degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Florida, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Turkey’s Bilkent University.



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Jumoke Dada

Considered a visionary by many, Jumoke K. Dada is a technologist, consultant, and the founder of the Tech Women Network. Dada holds a B.S. in Computer and Information Sciences and Real Estate certification from Temple University. She is also a certified Scrum Master. Her technical experience includes working as an application developer, business/ systems analyst, quality assurance tester, and technical project manager. As the principal of Signature RED, she provides tech consulting services and creates tools and resources for women interested in careers in technology. Over the years she hast hosted several educational events and workshops including Building iOS Mobile Apps, Rails Girls, Techies Who Brunch (Philadelphia, London and Cape Town), and the inaugural HUE Tech Talk. Dada has been recognized in the media for her innovative ideas, leadership skills, hard work ethic, and community involvement. In addition to her work with growing the Tech Women Network globally, she is a diversity in tech contributing writer for Forbes.com. To learn more about her work, her words, or her world, visit dadaverse.org.



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Billimarie Lubiano Robinson

Billimarie Lubiano Robinson is an interdisciplinary artist, developer, and activist. With over ten years experience as a designer and web developer, she is dedicated to building and maintaining inclusive tech solutions through an abolitionist lens.



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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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Matt Pritchard

Matt joined Campbell Soup Company in June 2017. Where is role is to create and lead the implementation of the digital marketing strategy for Campbell’s focusing on driving the acceleration of Campbell’s to be a leading Modern Marketing organization. Prior to joining Campbell Soup Co. Matt lead the Digital Marketing team at GSK Consumer Healthcare. He also previously held a leading digital tole for The Kellogg Company as European Digital Director. Matt has been working in the digital arena since 1999, working on brands such as Tesco, Tesco Personal Finance, Wanadoo (France Telecom) & Prudential.



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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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