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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.

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  • 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!

Christina Lopes

Christina Lopes is a co-founder of The One Health Company. Previously, Christina was a Managing Director of Cerberus Capital Management and since Cerberus, Christina has been working on deals in the innovation space including Biotech for AIMCO. Christina has served on the Board of International Planned Parenthood for the Western Hemisphere, participated in The United Nations Commission for the Status of Women, and lectured at Columbia University. She was selected by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in March 2010. This honor is bestowed each year to recognize the most distinguished young leaders nominated below the age of 40 from around the world. Christina was also honored a Rising Talent by the Women’s Forum in 2014. She holds a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, a Masters in International and Political Affairs from Columbia University, and Doctoral Coursework in Ethics at Princeton University.



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David Dylan Thomas

David Dylan Thomas serves as Principal, Content Strategy at Think Company and is the creator and host of the Cognitive Bias Podcast. He has developed digital strategies for major clients in entertainment, healthcare, publishing, finance, and retail. A co-organizer of Content Strategy Philly, he previously consulted at the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy and is the creator, director, and co-producer of Developing Philly, a web series about the rise of the Philadelphia tech community. He has given standing-room-only presentations at TEDNYC, SXSW Interactive, UX Copenhagen, and the Wharton Web Conference on content strategy and emerging content trends.



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Andrew Buss

Andrew directs the Innovation Management group within Philadelphia’s Office of Innovation and Technology. Aligned closely with the City’s Chief Administrative Officer, Innovation Management focuses on developing capacity for innovation within municipal government and finding ways to make technology accessible and meaningful to the public. Before moving into the innovation space, Andrew directed Philadelphia’s implementation of a citywide network of technology-enabled community centers known as Keyspots. Andrew earned a graduate Degree in Geography from Temple University in Philadelphia and continues to teach there as an adjunct instructor.



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Maya Baratz

Maya Baratz is the Managing Director of Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs Accelerator, Powered by Techstars, through which she actively invests in media and connectivity companies. Maya is a longtime startup advisor and a recent Harvard University Nieman Fellow with a deep footing in and passion for consumer products. She has led the strategy and development of new-to-market digital products and revenue streams, most recently as the Head of New Products at Disney/ABC Television and, prior to that, as a product and media executive for companies including The Wall Street Journal, MTV, Flickr and Monster.com. Maya has also written extensively about technology and startups for publications including Fortune, Fast Company, Newsweek, and The Wall Street Journal, among others. And she has created and led a product development course at institutions including Columbia Business School and General Assembly.



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Peter Locharernkul

Peter Locharernkul, a creative technologist, has been developing interactives for a variety of audience, ranging from museum exhibits to trade shows to experiential marketing events. Embraces the complex discipline of testing and overcoming the limitations of hardware devices and software platforms while continuing to deliver intuitive and compelling user experiences. His most recent projects have involved innovative augmented reality applications that pioneers the use of large scale 3D object tracking. An avid game developer, he has released dozens of online games for ESPN.com and MTV Games. He has implemented various activations for brands such as Reebok, Nike, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, ABC TV and Nabisco. Many of his projects are currently on display at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, the WWII Museum in New Orleans, the Museum of Natural History of Los Angeles and the Kennedy Space Center.



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Damian D. "Skipper" Pitts

Damian D. “Skipper” Pitts, PhD is a U.S. Marine turned business owner and the Founder/CEO at FlexRight Solutions™, a consulting, technology integration and manufacturing firm with several patents serving business, public safety, law enforcement and the federal government. Skipper’s expertise has allowed him to provide training and consulting as an SME on strategic execution and the integration of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) to business, local law enforcement and government agencies since 2014. Skipper is the author of 19 books with his upcoming title, Disruptive Innovation-THINK that focuses on adaptability to future-proof your projects, businesses and organizations, scheduled for release in the fall 2018.



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Paul McNeal

Paul McNeal is a connector, speaker, brand evangelist, and technologist at The Sturgeon Group, LLC and owns The Crypto Curator. Being exposed to Bitcoin since 2011, he has amassed a great deal of knowledge and wealth. He keeps his finger on the pulse of this industry by curating information daily. This information is shared with his rapidly growing community on Facebook and via a daily news summary. He aims to create awareness of this technology with everyday people and organizations. His network spans thousands of top notch folks in the Blockchain space: Programmers/Developers, Thought Leaders, Startups, Investors, Reporters, etc.



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Dr. Sandra K. Johnson

Sandra K. Johnson is the CEO, SKJ Visioneering, LLC, a fintech startup company based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. She is a “hidden figure” as one of the first African-American women to earn a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and she has obtained many firsts in her 30+ year career in technology. She had a 26-year career at IBM, with her last position as the CTO, IBM Central, East and West Africa. She is a Master Inventor with over 40 pending and issued patents and over 80 technical publications in computer hardware and software. Dr. Johnson earned B.S. (summa cum laude), M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, all in electrical engineering, from Southern University, Stanford University, and Rice University, respectively. Read more about her here and her company’s website.



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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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Think Company
Sciences Track
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