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Philly Tech Week 2019

Philly Tech Week is a week-long celebration of technology and innovation happening throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. There’s something for everyone! The 9th Annual Philly Tech Week took place May 3 - 11, 2019.

Save the Date! The 10 Year Anniversary of Philly Tech Week will take place: May 1-9, 2020.

Visit the 2020 site here & use the boxes to the right to start your #PTW20 prep!

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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.

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Speakers

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

Preston Beckley IV

Preston Beckley IV is a Sales Operations Manager and Salesforce Administrator who works with sales leaders and technology partners to develop, implement and maintain systems and tools in Salesforce and other applications for Comcast Business.

With over twenty years of experience in corporate, non-profit and municipal organizations, Preston knows how to deliver successful technology-based solutions to complex business problems by working closely with customers to listen to and thoroughly understand their needs. This understanding results in applications that are readily adopted by end users, thus increasing productivity and driving revenue growth.

Prior to working for Comcast, Preston was the Salesforce Director at Hopeworks ‘N Camden and the Senior Data Analyst at the Food Bank of South Jersey. Preston is a certified Salesforce Administrator and Platform App builder.

Preston holds a B.A. in Urban Studies from Morehouse College.



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Emeka Oguh

Emeka Oguh is the founder & CEO of PeopleJoy http://peoplejoy.com/. PeopleJoy finds borrowers customized solutions across 100+ private and federal student loan repayment and forgiveness options. We give you peace of mind knowing your student loan management is in good hands. Previously Emeka founded and launched a mobile app publishing company that was acquired in 2015. Prior to that he worked as Director of Product at a financial technology startup and as a Wall Street analyst. Emeka received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University and his MBA from Harvard Business School. He currently resides in Philadelphia, PA with his wife.



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Brian O'Neill

Brian is CTO at Monetate, a Philly-based SaaS company focused on creating meaningful, personalized interactions between the world's leading brands and their customers. Monetate's platform personalizes over a hundred billion interactions each year, powered by sophisticated Artificial Intelligence that learns from millions of events each second.

Previously, as CTO of Health Market Science (HMS), Brian lead the healthcare-focused data management and analytics company through a successful acquisition by LexisNexis.

Brian has published and contributed to books on machine learning, real-time processing and distributed systems. This has lead to recognition as a perennial Datastax Cassandra MVP and winner of InfoWorld’s Technology Leadership award.

Brian began his career in Silicon Valley, but as a Philadelphia native, has returned to the region and is dedicated to growing the innovative, entrepreneurial spirit of the city.



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Andre Johnson

Andre Johnson has been in Marketing and Media for over 15 years and has worked with some of the worlds well known brands from Ralph Lauren to Sony Pictures. Mr. Johnson is a dedicated marketing entrepreneur that has a passion for empowering the next generation of creatives to raise the bar in their respective crafts. Among many entrepreneurial activities, Andre is currently an Executive Producer for a popular live radio show in Philadelphia called “The Chill Spot.” and Owner of the Lifestyle Brand “Anomaly.” With a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Technology and a Minor in Entertainment Business Marketing, Andre is able to merge the worlds of Entertainment, Business, Radio, Television, and Marketing to deliver tremendous value to the media/music culture and industry.



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Dominique Gross

A native Philadelphian, Goss sees her role as TD Bank’s charitable foundation relationships manager as “strategically connecting our resources to address social issues that are relevant to our local communities,” she wrote in an email.

Goss remembers becoming aware of urban centers’ social ills her freshman year at Howard University in D.C. It seemed unfair to her that poorer communities should have fewer resources, like grocery stores. She soon connected those inequities to the ones she saw back home.



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Robert Mascioli

Robert Mascioli counsels entrepreneurs, family businesses and middle-market companies on a wide variety of business matters. Acting as their outside general counsel, Bob strives to learn the background, operations and strategies of his clients and seeks to align his legal advice with their goals to operate efficiently and effectively. He provides business and transactional representation to clients within industries such as technology and information technology, software and services, industrial services and distribution, venture capital/private equity, health care, and engineering and professional services.

Drawing on his past roles as an investment banker and the director of a university-based center for entrepreneurship, Bob has a diverse set of skills to help clients with mergers and acquisitions, angel, venture and private equity investments, board and shareholder relations, technology licensing, strategic partnerships and joint ventures, and business formation and structuring. Bob brings nearly 20 years of experience as a business and transactional attorney to his engagements.



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Erika Nunez

Erika Guadalupe is a community organizer for immigrant rights and racial justice. Originally from Mexico, she has worked on local and national campaigns to end deportations and detentions since 2011. As the resident artist at Juntos, her work focuses on utilizing art as a tool for social change and leading art-based civic engagement projects to produce community owned images for rallies and campaigns. She has received numerous grants to support Juntos’ budding art program, including a fellowship through the Knight Foundation and the 2017 Leeway Transformation Award. Erika Guadalupe is currently the Manager of Community Programs at Fleisher Art Memorial and graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a degree in Fine Arts. She joined the board in the summer of 2014.



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Tucker Roberts

Tucker Roberts currently serves as the President of Comcast Spectacor’s Spectacor Gaming division and the company’s Philadelphia Fusion esports franchise that competes in the Overwatch League. In this role, Tucker is responsible for driving the sustained success of Comcast Spectacor’s esports business, as well as the Fusion’s day-to-day operations in Los Angeles. Reporting directly to Comcast Spectacor Chairman and CEO Dave Scott, Tucker leads the organization’s strategic growth within the esports space. In 2019, Tucker has provided direct oversight of the company’s expansion into global markets and League of Legends, the most popular esport in the world. In addition, Tucker has guided the creation of Fusion Arena in the Philadelphia Sports Complex, which will open its doors in 2021 and stand as the largest new construction, purpose-built esports arena in the Western Hemisphere. Tucker joined Comcast Spectacor as a strategic advisor in September 2017, shortly after the company announced the establishment of its Philadelphia-based esports franchise in the new Overwatch League. Tucker was named President of the Fusion in January 2018 and since that time, he has played an instrumental role in formulating the Fusion’s international roster of players and coaches, as well as the creation and launch of the team’s brand. Prior to joining Comcast Spectacor, Tucker acquired several years of experience working in esports with industry leaders Activision Blizzard and Electronic Arts. Tucker first developed his interest in the rapidly growing space during a summer internship while studying at The Wharton School. Tucker earned a B.S. in Marketing and Management from The University of Pennsylvania in 2013, and currently lives in Los Angeles.



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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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VanguardCernerPower Home RemodelingElsevierMonetateTD Bank
Business Track
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EMSDCRelayVanguard Innovation StudioUniversity of PennsylvaniaSaul EwingPariveda Solutions
Media Track
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Harmelin Media
Creative Track
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Think Company
Civic Track
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Accenture
Sciences Track
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Temple UniversityUniversity of PennsylvaniaIndependence Blue Cross

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