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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!

Stephen Babcock Technically

Stephen Babcock is the Assistant Editor for Technical.ly. Stephen Babcock began reporting for Technical.ly in Baltimore in 2014. A graduate of Northeastern University, he moved to Baltimore following stints in New Orleans and Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Baltimore Fishbowl, NOLA Defender, NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune and the Rio Grande Sun.



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Michelai Graham Technically

Michelai Graham is a creative investigative and multimedia reporter. She completed her M.A. in journalism and public affairs with an investigative journalism focus in July 2018. Prior to graduate school, Michelai acquired a B.A. in journalism and a B.A. in media & information from Michigan State University, where she served as co-writer during a study abroad program to India. She also serves as the chapter journalist for the Washington DC Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., where she is also an active member.



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Christina Mattison

Christina Mattison is the founding President and CEO of Mattison Advisors, a philanthropy management firm offering innovative solutions to maximize your charitable giving, brand, engagement and impact through strategic philanthropy.

Prior to founding Mattison Advisors, Christina served as a senior vice president at Virtua Health Foundation and the Virtua Foundation Board. Christina secured philanthropic support for Virtua's programs and services raining millions for patient care, research and community initiatives. Christina's disciplined approach to philanthropy stems from over 15 years of experience in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors, where she served in leadership and executives roles, gaining a high level of expertise in strategy, performance, fundraising and the business of giving.

Christina was named a Philadelphia Business Journal Minority Business Leader Award honoree in 2017 and is a member of the NJBiz Forty Under 40 class of 2016. She serves as a board member for Hopeworks 'N Camden, a nonprofit that focuses on education, technology and entrepreneurship to partner with young men and women as they identify and ear a sustainable future. Christina is a lead facilitator for the University of Pennsylvania DiverseForce on Boards program, a training curriculum focused on board leadership for mid-to-senior level professionals of color. Christina is also an active volunteer with the Junior Achievement of New Jersey's Women's Future Leadership Forum.

As President and CEO of Mattisons Advisors, Christina's objective is to serve as a strategic partner to bring your vision to life, helping you do well by doing good.



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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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Greg Ebbecke

Greg has spent the bulk of his career advocating for the unification of digital and traditional media planning under the umbrella of a single, data-driven marketing strategy. As Vice President, Business Intelligence, he is currently leading efforts to evaluate and optimize the flow of information as it relates to generating media intelligence. Drawing on nearly a decade of account management and planning experience across a variety of industries, Greg is driving innovation at Harmelin through the integration of account management, convergence of media buying models and the reimagining of other agency products and processes.

Greg currently holds a BS in Business Administration from Villanova University and a MBA with a concentration in Information Technology Management from Temple University. Outside of the office, he focuses his time on reinventing himself as a parent, an avid reader and (least successfully) as a golfer.



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Emeka Oguh

Emeka Oguh is the founder & CEO of PeopleJoy http://peoplejoy.com/. PeopleJoy finds borrowers customized solutions across 100+ private and federal student loan repayment and forgiveness options. We give you peace of mind knowing your student loan management is in good hands. Previously Emeka founded and launched a mobile app publishing company that was acquired in 2015. Prior to that he worked as Director of Product at a financial technology startup and as a Wall Street analyst. Emeka received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University and his MBA from Harvard Business School. He currently resides in Philadelphia, PA with his wife.



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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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Steve Zemanick

Steve Zemanick has more than 18 years of experience in the information technology industry with a wide range of expertise in providing end-to-end digital transformation solutions to global organizations.

Mr. Zemanick is a Director of Consulting Services of an Emerging Technology Practice for CGI, a global information technology consulting and systems integration corporation. He has architected and led the delivery of enterprise solutions for Health, Life Science, Technology and Government organizations.

Mr. Zemanick has applied his extensive experience in the strategy and implementation of global solutions leveraging cloud platforms, modern architectures, and disruptive approaches such as intelligent automation and artificial intelligence. Additionally Mr. Zemanick currently serves as a Cybersecurity Advisory Board Member for Rutgers University’s certification program.



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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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