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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

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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!

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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Alvin & Calvin Waters

The Machine Group was organized by recording artist, musicians, entrepreneurs and business professionals Alvin & Calvin Waters as they are dedicated to the success of their many business ventures. The Machine Group not only excels at all of the traditional record company functions, it also recognizes and incorporates new technologies such as video streaming, file downloads, and professional production facilities for sound recording, film and video production.

The Machine Group recognizes and promotes new and real talent with the objective of establishing long-term relationships or re-establishing the careers of extremely talented artists that have been badly damaged due to previous circumstances.

The Machine Group has built strong alliances throughout the world and have partnered with the Japan based company Avex Music Publishing, Keith and James Luxury Hats as consultants.

​Because Alvin and Calvin don't live by industry standard rules they are able to create numerous opportunities for many more producers and songwriters to join The Machine Group and they look forward to establishing only the best.



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Danielle Cohn

Danielle Cohn is Executive Director of Entrepreneurial Engagement at Comcast. Danielle is a passionate connector curating and celebrating Comcast's many great programs in Philadelphia and across the nation that interact with, spark and support startups and entrepreneurship.



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Ryan Cody

Ryan leads the sales department at DirectLync. He has over 10 years of experience helping small businesses achieve their goals by optimizing various technology platforms. In his previous roles, Ryan oversaw a variety of marketing activities and was responsible for vetting and implementing different marketing tools and services. Ryan loves the outdoors, spending time with his wife and 3 children, and is an avid sports fan and dog lover



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Tonya Ladipo

Founder and CEO of The Ladipo Group, Tonya Ladipo, LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker), is the visionary behind the region’s only counseling and consulting practice specializing in serving Black and African-American communities. Tonya has a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Widener University (2004). She is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses program (2016).

Using her unique perspective as a clinician, Tonya understands what motivates people and organizations to change. She is driven to help individuals and organizations develop healthy and sustainable relationships that fosters growth and opportunities for all. With a commitment to making workplaces more inclusive so people of all backgrounds can succeed, Tonya applies her clinical knowledge and expertise to the consulting and training services The Ladipo Group conducts with organizations.

Our motto of Knowledge is Good, Behavior is Better underscores the approach to creating and maintaining an inclusive and welcoming workplace that is free of bullying with opportunities for advancement for all.

As an engaging speaker on inclusive workplace cultures, emotional intelligence, and women’s wellness Tonya speaks to large audiences (500+) as well more intimate gatherings.

Recent speaking events include Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit (Feb. 2019), Philadelphia SHRM Conference (March 2019) and PHL’s Diversity and Inclusion Conference (March 2019).

Tonya was the keynote speaker at the Philadelphia Works’ Workforce Development Conference in 2017, as well as the keynote speaker for Villanova University’s Women of Color luncheon in May 2015. She was a speaker at the Black Women Talk Tech conference in 2018. In 2015 she was also awarded the Advena World Most Outstanding Speaker award.



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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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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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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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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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Dev Track
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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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