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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!

Todd Escalona

As a Solutions Architect Evangelist, Todd spends his time working directly with his customers and partners on a global basis, while listening to understand their goals and working backwards from there. He defines requirements, provides architectural guidance around specific use cases, and assists in designing applications and services that are scalable, reliable, and performant. Outside of speaking at public events and hosting hackathons, Todd’s interests spread across various technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and serverless event driven architectures.



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Gloria Kaba

Gloria is a Ghanaian - American sound engineer, producer, mixer and writer with over 10 years experience in the studio, often operating under the moniker Redsoul. A Temple University alum, she began her career in NYC as an intern at Battery Studios and later as an assistant engineer at MSR Studios. At MSR Studios, she spent 6 years honing her skills under the tutelage of the industry’s most proven engineers, producers, and artists. Gloria is now a freelance engineer, finding her niche working closely with legendary hip-hop artist and producer Q-tip. Her recent credits include work on A Tribe Called Quest’s final album “We Got It From Here…Thank You For Your Service” and Solange’s breakthrough release, “A Seat At The Table”. She has also recorded or mixed Andre 3000, Anderson .Paak, Frank Ocean, Jack White, Kanye West, and Amber Mark among others. With a return to her songwriting and production roots, Gloria hopes to continue forging a road forward with a perspective and voice all her own.



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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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Annemarie Dooling

Annemarie is the product lead for personalization at the Wall Street Journal, and leads News Corp's Global Newsletter Council. Prior to that, she was a strategist at Vox Media and a journalist at The Huffington Post, Salon and others, where she has always worked on remote teams.



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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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Will Walsh

Will Walsh leads a team of UX professionals in Vanguard’s International division and is responsible for creating global digital experiences for financial advisors and institutions that balance the cultural nuances and maintains brand equity.

Before joining Vanguard, Will led UX for Sidecar, a local Philly startup and spent 10 years at Comcast as a UX Director where he helped shape the future of the TV experience and transform the frontline experience for techs and agents.

There is no single path a user takes and it’s up to us to guide and delight them at every juncture.



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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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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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