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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!

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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Christina Mattison

Christina Mattison is the founding President and CEO of Mattison Advisors, a philanthropy management firm offering innovative solutions to maximize your charitable giving, brand, engagement and impact through strategic philanthropy.

Prior to founding Mattison Advisors, Christina served as a senior vice president at Virtua Health Foundation and the Virtua Foundation Board. Christina secured philanthropic support for Virtua's programs and services raining millions for patient care, research and community initiatives. Christina's disciplined approach to philanthropy stems from over 15 years of experience in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors, where she served in leadership and executives roles, gaining a high level of expertise in strategy, performance, fundraising and the business of giving.

Christina was named a Philadelphia Business Journal Minority Business Leader Award honoree in 2017 and is a member of the NJBiz Forty Under 40 class of 2016. She serves as a board member for Hopeworks 'N Camden, a nonprofit that focuses on education, technology and entrepreneurship to partner with young men and women as they identify and ear a sustainable future. Christina is a lead facilitator for the University of Pennsylvania DiverseForce on Boards program, a training curriculum focused on board leadership for mid-to-senior level professionals of color. Christina is also an active volunteer with the Junior Achievement of New Jersey's Women's Future Leadership Forum.

As President and CEO of Mattisons Advisors, Christina's objective is to serve as a strategic partner to bring your vision to life, helping you do well by doing good.



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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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Alex Cohen

Alex Cohen is the founder of TwentyTables, a mobile platform that empowers marginalized consumers to rediscover the convenience of professionally prepared food, while also helping to feed communities’ neighbors in need. TwentyTables won SXSW Pitch 2019’s ‘Best Bootstrap’ award for cost-effectively creating a socially conscious marketplace that reduces food waste and benefits the hungry. Prior to founding TwentyTables, Alex was a lawyer, carpenter, humanitarian and teacher.



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Phil Charron

Phil is Think Company's Executive Vice President, overseeing organizational strategy, design processes, knowledge management, and consulting on new business opportunities. He was hired as Think Company's second employee in 2008. Phil has been consulting, teaching, and writing about innovation, design, and technology since 1992. He has led consultative design teams across many industries including Life Science, Finance, Consulting, Retail, Healthcare, and Big Data. Additionally, Phil was an adjunct faculty member for the Digital Design program at Jefferson University (formerly Philadelphia University) from 1995-2014 and led experience design for the team that won the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE in 2017.



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Brian Orrell

Mr. Brian Orrell has more than 25 years of technology consulting experience in a variety of industries and technologies. His emphasis is on the delivery of enterprise solutions. His areas of expertise include designing, developing and maintaining distributed systems, mobility, cloud platforms and artificial intelligence.

Mr. Orrell has led large-scale development engagements for large utility companies, airlines, educational organizations, shipping companies and non-profit organizations. His technical experience has led to multiple speaking engagements regarding the management of large-scale development projects and custom software development. Mr. Orrell has also taught courses on development methodology, design and systems thinking.

Mr. Orrell has served at BSG Alliance IT and has served in leadership positions at Southwest Airlines, Tactica Technology Group and Hitachi Consulting. His leadership experience includes managing teams to deliver: online bill pay services for a large utility; a scheduling and tracking system for a large airline; an online educational testing system for states; a supply-chain tracking and routing system for one of the largest logistics companies in the world.

In his role as CTO at Pariveda Solutions, he focuses on the emerging technologies that will provide strategic value for Pariveda and its clients.



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Brian Musburger

Brian Musburger is the founder and CEO of the Vegas Stats & Information Network (VSiN), the first media network dedicated to sports gambling information. Before launching VSiN in January 2017, Brian spent nearly two decades as a talent agent, negotiating contracts for some of the top names and personalities in sports and entertainment. In that time, he negotiated more than $250 million in sports, broadcasting and media contracts and endorsement deals for a diverse client base of leading figures across industries, including radio and television broadcasting, live television production, columnists, authors, digital content providers, coaches, and sports franchise owners and executives.

In 2012, Brian won a Regional Emmy Award for his role as Executive Producer of “Reporting For Service with Bryan Anderson” a show about service, highlighting Iraq War Veteran Bryan Anderson.



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Stephanie Humphrey

Technology and Lifestyle Expert Stephanie Humphrey’s mission in life is to show people how technology can make their lives easier. Stephanie spent two years as the technology contributor to the nationally-syndicated talk show The Harry Show, hosted by Harry Connick, Jr. and she is currently a contributor to Good Morning America and Strahan & Sara. She is the regular on-air tech contributor to Fox 29’s Good Day Philadelphia where she’s delivered tech news since 2012. Stephanie spent three years as the technology writer for EBONY.com and a contributor to EBONY magazine and spent two years as the spokesperson for HP, Inc. on the QVC shopping channel. And Stephanie uses social media to help people understand tech basics with her weekly 60-Second Tech Break on Instagram & Twitter.

‘Til Death Do You Tweet is a seminar for students, parents, or professionals that helps them understand the potential negative consequences of online behavior - especially through social media - and gives helpful advice on how people can maintain a positive reputation in cyberspace. Stephanie is a former engineer for Lockheed Martin with engineering degrees from Florida A&M University and the University of Pennsylvania.



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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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