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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!

Anisha Sinha

Anisha Sinha moved to Philadelphia to pursue an AmeriCorps opportunity, and quickly decided to call this city her home. After completing a two-year AmeriCorps term, Anisha continued her work in the anti-poverty space, serving as the inaugural Program Director for Our Closet, a newly-formed clothing assistance program. During her time at Our Closet, Anisha proudly grew the organization and oversaw its eventual merge with a larger human services organization in the city. Passionate about celebrating and creating opportunities for all Philadelphians, Anisha currently serves as the Executive Director of the West Philadelphia Alliance for Children (WePAC). A library enthusiast, Anisha is proud to bring the joy of reading into elementary schools through her work with WePAC.  Outside of her work, she is an avid reader, enjoys cooking, and can't resist fostering homeless animals. Anisha studied English and Psychology as an undergraduate at the University of Michigan before pursuing a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Pennsylvania. 



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Wayne Kimmel

Wayne Kimmel is a sports tech venture capitalist, entrepreneur and the author of Six Degrees of Wayne Kimmel.

Wayne has been named a Top Innovator by Philadelphia Magazine and is on the Philadelphia Business Journal's Power 100 list.

He is the Managing Partner of SeventySix Capital, the venture capital company he founded in 1999, and invests in startup consumer facing tech companies in the sports, health and retail industries. Wayne has invested in over 50 startup technology and healthcare companies, including SeamlessWeb (now public as GrubHub, Take Care Health Systems and Nutrisystem. Among the Fortune 500 companies that have acquired his portfolio companies are Aramark, Intel, IBM, Walgreens and Yahoo!

His partners at SeventySix Capital are Jon Powell, CEO of Kravco Company LLC, a leading real estate company that developed the King of Prussia Mall, and Ryan Howard, Major League Baseball National League MVP and 2008 World Series Champion with the Philadelphia Phillies.

With a rise in global entrepreneurship and the inclusion of technology in sports, Wayne focuses part of his investment strategy on sports, sports betting and esports. At SeventySix Capital, Wayne was an early investor in Whistle Sports, a global sports media company, Philadelphia-based N3rd Street Gamers, a community of competitive and recreational video gamers that produces a series of esports tournaments, leagues, and casual gaming events, and Vegas Stats & Information Network (VSiN), the first media network dedicated to delivering the news, data and expert analysis of the rapidly growing sports betting industry, co-founded by acclaimed sportscaster Brent Musburger.

SeventySix Capital’s Athlete Venture Group allows players to invest, learn, and work directly with top sports tech startups and entrepreneurs. The firm aims to bridge the gap between athletes, entrepreneurs, and investors by creating opportunities for athletes to become tech investors and for entrepreneurs to access the financial and social capital that professional athletes have to offer. Athlete Venture Group members, including Ryan Howard, DeMarco Murray and Ralph Sampson, work hands-on with SeventySix Capital's portfolio companies in esports, sports betting, data collection, data analytics, media and more.

Wayne, Jon and Ryan are also a partners in Rubicon Talent, a sports marketing and talent agency with a wide range of clients including NFL and NBA stars, Hall of Famers, MVPs, Heisman Trophy winners, Olympic icons, media personalities, and celebrity chefs.

Wayne is on the Board of Einstein Healthcare Network and was on the Board of Jewish Federations of North America, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park and the Delaware Law School. He is passionate about Philly’s pro sports teams and about working to make the world a better place.



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Michelle Sipics

Michelle Sipics is the Senior Editor of the Accenture Technology Vision at Accenture Labs. The Technology Vision is Accenture’s premiere thought leadership, used to guide growth strategies for the company and its top-tier clients. In her role at Accenture, Michelle is passionate about enabling communications and interplay between technical and non-technical teams, giving companies the opportunity to maximize workforce contributions. Prior to joining Accenture, Michelle led content and strategy planning for numerous technical and research organizations. She lives in Philadelphia and holds BS and MS degrees in Computer Engineering from Drexel University, as well as a master’s degree in Science Writing from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.



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Mark Switaj

Mark Switaj is Founder & Chief Executive Officer of RoundTrip, a startup providing healthcare professionals with a simple portal that connects patients with on-demand, non-emergency medical transportation.



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Dalila Wilson-Scott

Dalila Wilson-Scott serves as Senior Vice President of Community Impact for Comcast Corporation and as President of the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation.  In this role, Dalila works collaboratively across Comcast NBCUniversal to provide strategic leadership throughout all aspects of the company’s community impact and corporate social responsibility initiatives.  In addition, Dalila oversees efforts to leverage various assets, resources and platforms throughout the company to extend the reach and impact of philanthropic partnerships.  In 2015, Comcast NBCUniversal and its foundations provided over $500 million in cash and in-kind support to nonprofit partners sharing Comcast’s commitment to improving communities. Comcast proactively seeks out ways to leverage the reach of its media and technology platforms to strengthen communities in meaningful ways. Dalila joined Comcast in 2016 after more than 16 years at JPMorgan Chase & Co., where she most recently served as Head of Global Philanthropy and President of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation. She led the firm’s philanthropic initiatives, including employee engagement and volunteerism, while helping to set the company’s overall corporate responsibility strategy. JPMorgan doubled its grant-making portfolio under her leadership and launched groundbreaking private sector commitments to close the skills gap across the globe, spark FinTech innovation, promote economic equality, as well as significantly improve the lives of young men of color.  Prior to joining the Office of Corporate Responsibility, she served in the firm’s Corporate Merger Office as an integral member of the team managing the integration of JPMorgan Chase and Bank One.  Before this role, she was a Senior Strategic Planning Director focused on evaluating new business initiatives and acquisition opportunities for the retail and commercial banking businesses.  In addition to serving on the boards of Welcome America, Inc., GuideStar and Box.org, Dalila is a member of the Executive Leadership Council. She previously served as a member of the Committee for Economic Development, and the Advisory Council of My Brother’s Keeper Alliance. Dalila has been named one of the “Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America” by Savoy Magazine and an “Innovative Rising Star: Building Communities” by Forbes magazine.  She has also been a featured speaker at several forums highlighting impact and innovation in philanthropy, including at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Social Innovation Summit, USC Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy and the Women’s Philanthropy Institute’s Annual Symposium. She earned an MBA in Finance and Management from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business and a B.A. in Economics from New York University’s College of Arts and Science.



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Leigh Wood

Leigh has been an active member of Investors Circle Philadelphia, now Social Venture Network, since 2013 and over that time has made investments in over 20 early stage companies in the social impact space. She also serves on the Investment Committee of two of the Patient Capital Collaborative Social Impact funds. Leigh has extensive operational experience managing both startups and high growth communications businesses. Her career has included stints as Chief Operating Officer of NTL Inc., the largest cable company in the UK (now part of Virgin Media). More recently, Leigh was an investor, Board member, COO and CFO of RealWinWin Inc., a Philadelphia based startup which captures energy efficiency incentives for large corporate customers.



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Mukund Gopalan

Mukund leads the engineering, development and operations of data platforms, data engineering and data science at Grubhub. Mukund has over 25 years experience building and scaling data platforms on multiple technologies including Cassandra, Hadoop, Oracle, Mysql etc. to support large e-commerce businesses. Prior to joining Grubhub, Mukund has worked as senior director of technology for Priceline.com, managing their data platforms, architecture and data engineering. Mukund is passionate about efficiently modeling data and architecting solutions to enable businesses to extract value from data assets.



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Stephanie Humphrey

Technology and Lifestyle Expert Stephanie Humphrey’s mission in life is to show people how technology can make their lives easier. Stephanie spent two years as the technology contributor to the nationally-syndicated talk show The Harry Show, hosted by Harry Connick, Jr. and she is currently a contributor to Good Morning America and Strahan & Sara. She is the regular on-air tech contributor to Fox 29’s Good Day Philadelphia where she’s delivered tech news since 2012. Stephanie spent three years as the technology writer for EBONY.com and a contributor to EBONY magazine and spent two years as the spokesperson for HP, Inc. on the QVC shopping channel. And Stephanie uses social media to help people understand tech basics with her weekly 60-Second Tech Break on Instagram & Twitter.

‘Til Death Do You Tweet is a seminar for students, parents, or professionals that helps them understand the potential negative consequences of online behavior - especially through social media - and gives helpful advice on how people can maintain a positive reputation in cyberspace. Stephanie is a former engineer for Lockheed Martin with engineering degrees from Florida A&M University and the University of Pennsylvania.



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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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