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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.

Map of Events

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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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Annalicia Geeter

Annalicia is a Manager of the Digital and Strategic Design practice with Navigate and has 5+ years of consulting and industry experience leading software implementations and design thinking projects to enable business initiatives and driving enterprise transformation. She is a conceptual thinker who helps clients identify and apply solutions to improve business efficiency and effectiveness through process improvement and strategic design thinking.

Along with her work at Navigate, she is an adjunct professor at Thomas Jefferson University, where she teaches Innovation Essentials. Through this class, undergraduates learn the Integrated Design Process, which trains them in design thinking, identifying opportunities for innovation, prototype development, and business modeling.

Annalicia has spoken at numerous events advocating strategic design and social impact, with upcoming engagements this May at TEDxPhiladelphia 2019. She has an M.B.A in Strategic Design at Thomas Jefferson University and has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Widener University.



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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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Mitch Vidovich

Mitch Vidovich is the Director of Government Affairs for Independence Blue Cross. In this role, he communicates the company’s public policy positions to elected officials and regulators at the federal, state and local levels. This includes Independence’s key priorities to address the ongoing opioid epidemic.

Prior to his work at Independence, he served for five years as a senior staff member to U.S. Senator Pat Toomey, both on Capitol Hill and in Pennsylvania. He serves as Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Delaware County Child Advocacy Center and is a member of the regional Narcotics Overdose Prevention & Education Task Force. He is a graduate of Susquehanna University and is completing his Master’s in Business Administration at Villanova University.



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Holly Quinn Technically

Holly Quinn is the lead reporter for Technical.ly Delaware. A Wilmington native and AIHS grad, she attended Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, back when it was located on an old estate in Elkins Park (not to date herself or anything). When she’s not covering tech in the First State, she writes reviews of local theater productions.



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John Fazio

John Fazio is the founder of Jarvus Innovations. Jarvus is a software engineering firm positioned to reinvest profits into a portfolio of incubated startups. One such startup, N3rd Street Gamers (NSG), grew from a simple but compelling desire to play video games with friends. After three years cultivating NSG within the Jarvus incubator, Fazio realigned himself to manage and direct NSG full time. He developed a mission to increase accessibility to the esports industry by not only increasing the amount of direct competitions, but also by running them on high quality equipment at affordable prices. A life goal of Fazio’s is to provide anyone in the US the opportunity to compete in the esport of their choice free of charge.



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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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Frank Denbow

Frank Denbow is a computer scientist and entrepreneur from New Jersey. He is currently a Startup Advocate at Microsoft, helping support the startup community in NYC. He is the founder of INK’A, a platform for producing top quality custom apparel for companies and influencers. Frank has bootstrapped INK’A into millions in revenue and enjoys supporting other entrepreneurs in the startup ecosystem. Born in Harlem, and raised by Jamaican & Guyanese parents in New Jersey, Frank caught the bug for entrepreneurship at an early age, selling cologne on eBay, and began programming in middle school. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon’s Computer Science program, Frank interned as a software developer at Apple before building his own companies. Frank has held leadership positions in community organizations such as Startup Weekend, Startup Digest, & Coalition for Queens / Pursuit, helping connect entrepreneurs with the resources they need. Out of this desire, he created INFLECTION, a community for profitable companies. With passions for spreading computer science education and in affecting change in prison reform, Frank serves on the advisory board for Academy For Software Engineering (a Computer Science focused high school) & volunteers with organizations like Defy Ventures.



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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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