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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!

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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Tracey Welson-Rossman

Tracey is a sought after expert, advisor and advocate for women in technology. She is co-founder and CMO of Philadelphia-based software developer firm Chariot Solutions, founder of the Women In Tech Summit series, and founder of TechGirlz. Tracey is a frequent commenter on women in technology-related careers, and advises a number of leading companies on their STEM programs. She has shared insights and solutions from the stage at leading conferences, as a contributor to Huffington Post and Forbes, and as a speaker at the Philadelphia Women’s March. Tracey began her career in retail management and advertising sales, before acquiring child transportation company KangaKab and expanding it to Pennsylvania. In addition to leading the branding and marketing strategy for Chariot, she helped grow the company 5x since its launch. Tracey sits on the Pennsylvania Governor’s Women’s Commission, is a founding board member of Philadelphia Startup Leaders, board member for WXPN and Creating IT Futures.



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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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Elizabeth Dougherty

As the Atlantic Outreach Liaison for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Elizabeth Dougherty carries out the strategic direction of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, and is responsible for leading the USPTO's east coast stakeholder engagement. Focusing on the region and actively engaging with the community, Ms. Dougherty ensures the USPTO’s initiatives and programs are tailored to the regions unique ecosystem of industries and stakeholders.

A 27 year veteran of the USPTO, Ms. Dougherty previously served as the Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO. In this role, she worked closely across the Agency's leadership to implement the policies and priorities for the USPTO. She began her career at the USPTO as a patent examiner after graduating from The Catholic University of America with a bachelor's degree in physics. While a patent examiner, Ms. Dougherty went on to obtain her J.D. from The Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America and served as a Senior Legal Advisor in the Office of Patent Legal Administration for a significant part of her career. Over the years, she has also served in the USPTO’s Office of Petitions, the Office of Innovation Development, and the Office of Government Affairs. Ms. Dougherty has dedicated much of her career to the USPTO's outreach and education programs focusing on small businesses, startups and entrepreneurs. In this effort she has developed, implemented, and supervised programs that support the independent inventor community, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and the intellectual property interests of colleges and universities. Similarly Ms. Dougherty has spearheaded a number of special projects with federal, state and local governments, and private organizations to promote and support invention and innovation in the United States.

Ms. Dougherty is a member of the Virginia Bar, the Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court, the Pauline Newman American Inn of Court, the American Bar Association, the Federal Circuit Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Patent and Trademark Office Society, the Supervisory Patent Examiners and Classifiers Organization, Women in Science and Engineering, Federally Employed Women, and the Network of Executive Women.



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Naomi Maldanado

Now a Business Analyst at Comcast, Naomi has overcome tremendous obstacles to build a life for both herself, and her son, Kingston.

While attending school and completing the Hopeworks training, Naomi felt a huge sense of responsibility to also take care of her mom and sisters. At one point, she found herself in an unsafe and toxic environment. Despite these obstacles, she never let adversity hold her back from her dreams or her future. She recalls the support and mentoring she received from the staff as her favorite things about Hopeworks, and a significant source of motivation during difficult times. Naomi finished web design training in a few short months, moved into the CRIB, and successfully completed internships in Hopeworks’ training room, the Salesforce department, and the Development department. It was during her time as a Salesforce intern that she became interested in earning her Salesforce Certification. Even though her journey to certification was not easy, Naomi remained hopeful and never gave up. Her dedication paid off when she became Salesforce Certified in November of 2016.



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Frank Racis

Frank is an Associate Principal Engineer with Cerner in Malvern. For the past 23 years, he has worked on the Document Management product, part of the Electronic Health Record. He is an alumni of Penn State University, with a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MS in Computer Engineering.



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Margaret Bradley

Margaret Berger Bradley joined Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania in 2016. As Director of Strategic Initiatives, she expands Ben Franklin’s access to capital with a particular focus on emerging impact investment strategies. In 2016, Ben Franklin organized an alliance, ImpactPHL to grow the impact economy in the Philadelphia region. With Margaret’s leadership, Ben Franklin launched ImpactPHL Ventures, a $15 million regional collaborative to grow early stage technology companies, focused on environmental, health and other social impact. Margaret has spent 25 years in Philadelphia, working in community and economic development. Prior to Ben Franklin, she directed the regional Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative and was, for many years, with the Reinvestment Fund, a national leader in community investment. She has consulted to grant makers and major nonprofits nationwide. Margaret holds an M.B.A. from Yale University and a B.A. from the University of Virginia. A native of Ohio (whose welcoming Midwestern spirit she still loves), Margaret lives in Philadelphia with her husband David, a theater director, and their two teenaged sons. She’s enjoyed mentoring students in Temple University’s Fox Business School and women-owned small businesses via Athena Powerlink. She has recently joined the Board of Benefits Data Trust, which helps people live healthier, more independent lives by creating smarter ways to access essential benefits and services.



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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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