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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.

Map of Events

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

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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Beth Perkins

With a combined 15 years of experience in human resources and theatre production, Beth is passionate about crafting world class employee experiences within innovative technology companies. She believes HR should be about helping people achieve their goals, building pathways for them to progress in their careers, and creating an environment where everyone can bring their whole selves to work. Outside of the office, she loves spending quality time with her television, discussing spatio-temporal crime patterns with her criminologist husband, and making everything from scratch in her small South Philly kitchen.

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Jessica Pickett

Jessica is the founder of RPM Solutions Group, Inc., a consultancy firm focused on promoting and supporting the mission of public service agencies. Jessica has over 15 years of public service experience. Jessica served as an all hazards lieutenant and paramedic with the Fairfax County, Virginia Fire and Rescue Department where she was a Certificate of Valor recipient. In addition to her fire service field experience, she represented the County as a gubernatorial appointee and technical information specialist on the USAID/FEMA (VA TF 1) Urban Search and Rescue team. Jessica also served as a deputy emergency manager and regional program manager for the Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Department of Public Safety. Jessica earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from George Washington University, remains a Nationally Registered Paramedic, and is a candidate for a Master of Public Health degree from Drexel University.

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Jordan Bailey

CEO and Founder of Golden Community Jordan Bailey is an emerging music executive with 7+ years of strategic management and marketing experience. He began by working with Missy Elliott, Yandy Smith, Sharaya J and Snootie Wild during Howard University Homecoming in 2013 and 2014. He would go on to help lead the guerilla marketing campaign for the 2015 Trillectro Festival that featured Chance the Rapper, Kehlani and D.R.A.M. Jordan has worked as an Executive Coordinator for Grammy Award winning artist Guordan Banks, Bernard “Big Demi” Parker and Brent Celek within the label Bank On It Entertainment, the first indie label to notch a #1 on the Billboard Adult R&B Chart with "Keep You In Mind", which led to him serving as an Assistant Tour and Road Manager for Guordan on "The Definition Of" Tour headlined by Fantasia. Jordan would go on to execute strategy and creative direction surrounding songs such as Meek Mill "Two Wrongs" featuring Guordan and Pusha T, "Hug" featuring Omari Hardwick, and Spotify Singles campaign, which earned a placement on Michelle Obama’s Forever Mine spotify playlist. As a writer, Jordan earned co-writing credits on Banks single “Wanna Be Yours” which was produced by Grammy Award winning My Guy Mars of 1500 or Nothin’ and distributed by Capitol Records/Caroline Records.

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Kate Merton

As Head of Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS in New York, Kate is responsible for external engagement, innovation sourcing, company onboarding, portfolio management, operational excellence, educational programming and P&L. She catalyzes and supports the translation of science and technology into valuable solutions for patients and consumers across the pharmaceutical, medical device, consumer and healthtech sectors.

Kate joins JLABS with 15 years of experience working across the Healthcare industry, starting in R&D before moving onto roles in Marketing, Business Development, External Alliances, Medical Affairs, Health Outcomes and most recently Disruptive Innovation. During her career Kate has been part of teams that have discovered new drugs, worked to develop and gain approval for blockbuster diabetes products and is passionate about being part of the future of healthcare where science intersects with the rapid advancements in health care technology.

Kate holds an undergraduate degree in Pharmacology & Toxicology from King’s College London, and a PhD in Pharmacology & Toxicology from University of California, Irvine Medical School. She received her MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

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Christopher Molaro

Christopher Molaro is a 2010 graduate of USMA where he graduated with a degree in Engineering Management and commissioned as a Field Artillery Officer. He deployed with the First Cavalry Division as a platoon leader to Iraq in 2011 and was awarded a Bronze Star. In 2017 he earned his Masters in Business Administration from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania. He is now the founder and CEO of NeuroFlow, a digital mental health technology company used in hundreds of clinics and hospitals that was recently named a top mental health company by MedTech Boston and most innovative technology by the 2018 Psych Congress. He resides in Philadelphia with his wife, Erica.

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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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Howie Ross

Howie is the Director of Engineering at Linode overseeing Product Development. He has been leading teams and building products for 15 years. He has worked at startups, agencies, and financial services companies building websites, apps, e-commerce systems, and more recently cloud computing platforms. Howie is also a guest lecturer and speaker at Thomas Jefferson University, coding bootcamps, and conferences. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Rutgers University and is a Certified Scrum Master. Howie used to organize meetups, sit on philanthropic boards and have hobbies like brewing beer. Now, he’s very happily the father of twin 1-year-old boys and is very into coffee.

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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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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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Sciences Track
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Temple UniversityUniversity of PennsylvaniaIndependence Blue Cross

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