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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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What’s happening where


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

Sarah Schwab

Sarah Schwab is the director of marketing for the Philadelphia Flyers. Now in her fifth season with the club, she oversees the team’s branding, promotional, publicity, social, and digital media initiatives. She has previously worked in public relations and marketing roles for the National Constitution Center and the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated from Temple University with a degree in Strategic and Organizational Communications. A Montgomery County native, Sarah now lives in Aston, PA with her husband and daughter.

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Russ Micoli

Russ Micoli, Vice President of Behavioral Health Services at Jefferson Health New Jersey. In this role he is responsible for the operational oversight, strategic planning and business development the Behavioral Health service line. He also oversees Jefferson’s EMS services as well as STAT Medical Transport. Russ has over 30 years of experience working in New Jersey’s mental health and substance use service system. He came to Kennedy in 1989 as director of the Children’s Crisis Intervention Services at Kennedy, when he spearheaded the opening of the first acute child and adolescent inpatient mental health service in southern New Jersey. Over the years, his role expanded to oversee the system’s child, adolescent and adult services, and in 2000 he became the Corporate Director of Behavioral Health Services overseeing the full product line across the service continuum. In 2013, Russ took on his current role as Vice President. He was the founding Chair of the South Jersey Behavioral Health Innovation Collaborative and past chair and current member of the New Jersey Hospital Association’s Behavioral Health Constituency Work Group. Russ has a Master’s Degree in Counseling & Educational Psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Master’s in Healthcare Administration from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA.

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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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Daniel Boylan

Daniel Boylan is an Assistant Professor in Accounting at Purdue University in Fort Wayne, IN. He holds a PhD in Technology (with a cognate in accounting) from Purdue University (USA). His research interests lie in the area of legal ramifications on business practice, focusing on the field of accounting. His research has appeared in several journals including Accounting Education, Review of Business & Finance Studies, and Global Business and Finance Review.

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Omar Grant

OMAR GRANT DIRECTOR, CREATIVE – NEW YORK As Director, Creative, New York for Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI), Omar Grant is responsible for discovering, signing and fostering the growth of songwriters and producers in the R&B, hip-hop and gospel genres. In addition, Grant oversees showcases, workshops and panels aimed at educating and supporting the creative community. He reports directly to BMI Vice President, Creative, Atlanta, Catherine Brewton. Since joining BMI in 2017, Grant has been instrumental in signing and fostering the growth of decorated songwriters and producers in the R&B, hip-hop and gospel genres, such as 2019 GRAMMY-Award winning producer Ayo, Ari Lennox, Pi’erre Bourne, TrifeDrew, Lil TJay, Maddox Grayson, and STREETRUNNER. Grant has also spearheaded many of BMI’s signature programs including “How I Wrote That Song®” surrounding the 2018 GRAMMY Awards, “Songwriters Social Club”, and the hip-hop “Know Them Now” series where he was responsible for bringing the primarily Atlanta-based showcase to New York City. Before coming to BMI, Grant worked at BET Networks where he was the director of BET’s Music Matters, a broadcast and digital platform that promotes both emerging and well-established talent through original programming, monthly events and nationwide tours. Grant was responsible for scouting talent, managing all live events and the supervision of new marketing strategies and releases. Prior to BET Networks, he worked at AOL in Television Production where he developed, managed and executed creative show concepts for on-air programming. Grant received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Management and Operations from Nyack College.

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Jonathan Hollander

Jon has more than 20 years of experience in the data technology space across various industries and disciplines. He has led application development teams in the big data, business intelligence, and campaign management domains for both on-premise and software as a service (SaaS) deployment models, and has deep experience in portfolio and project management and data center operations.

In November 2017, Jon joined TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, as Head of Information Management. In this role on the U.S. Technology Solutions team, Jon provides data strategy and implementation services in support of the bank's analytics and reporting capabilities. He also is accountable for all aspects of information management technology — from solution design and delivery through production support and operations. Prior to joining TD Bank, Jon served as Senior Director, Enterprise Data Management and Analytic Platforms, for CVS Health, where he was responsible for driving the planning and implementation of the company’s enterprise data strategy and data platforms. He also led campaign management operations for CVS/Caremark.

Jon graduated from Rutgers University with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.

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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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Allysa Dittmar

Allysa Dittmar, MHS is the first Deaf graduate of the Johns Hopkins University, summa cum laude. As a health communication and public policy professional, Allysa has set up non-profits and private companies in the pursuit of achieving equitable and accessible healthcare. Allysa co-founded ClearMask LLC, a portfolio company under the State of Maryland’s Technology Economic Development Corporation, to develop a full-face transparent surgical mask to improve accessibility and care for different population groups. Most recently, she was a research associate at Gallaudet University’s Deaf Health Communication and Quality of Life, assisting with research on public health outcomes among the deaf and hard of hearing population, as well as healthcare policy. At the Maryland Governor’s Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing as a politically-appointed policy manager, Allysa spearheaded accessibility, healthcare disability compliance, and health policy initiatives.

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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
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Sciences Track
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Temple UniversityUniversity of PennsylvaniaIndependence Blue Cross

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