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Philly Tech Week 2017

Philly Tech Week 2017 is a week-long celebration of technology and innovation happening throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. There’s something for everyone!

The 7th annual Philly Tech Week took place April 28 - May 6, 2017. Never been to Philly Tech Week? Check out 2015’s recap video

Save the Date! Philly Tech Week 2018 will happen April 27 through May 5.


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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.

  • The strategy around technology coverage & promotion. Think: content marketing, digital marketing strategy, social networks.
  • 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.
  • Where art and technology collide. Think: video games, digital art, community initiatives.
  • 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.

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What’s happening where


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

Gail Ball

Gail is a fintech executive who has had a long career leading tech teams at global financial services firms. Building and overseeing a broad swath of entrepreneurial groups, she has held decision-making posts at nearly every seat around the financial services table—banking executive, regulator, service provider, and board member—in both for-profit and social-impact markets. Among her many areas of expertise: financial services, portfolio development, financial analysis, and information tech.

Gail most recently served as a C-suite member of The Bancorp Bank, the innovative banking solution provider for the most recognizable names in digital banking. She also filled other executive roles at PNC Bank, Chase and Capital One, and NCO Financial Systems. In addition, Gail headed the Payments Studies Group at the Richmond Fed and served as Board Member and Risk Committee Chair at Kompanion, one of Central Asia’s largest microfinance institutions. She started out at Mellon Bank in corporate development, identifying and leading M&A transactions.

Gail has a BS Economics, Finance and Statistics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (‘79). She is a member of multiple entrepreneurial, venture, and financial interest groups, including Venture Capital Group, On Startups, Innovation in Payments, and Global Financial Markets.

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Jenny Kreizman

Jenny Kreizman is a Senior Analyst at Capacity Interactive, where she specializes in web tracking and analytics for clients such as the Goodman Theatre and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, helping organizations understand and use their website data to optimize site performance and inform marketing decisions. Prior to working with Capacity Interactive, Jenny worked on the marketing team at Carolina Performing Arts, where she was responsible for the organization’s digital initiatives. In her free time Jenny is a frequent museum attendee and armchair knitter.

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Rick Nucci

Rick has been an entrepreneur in the Philadelphia area since 1999. He's currently the co-founder & CEO of Guru, which helps companies centralize their collective knowledge. Prior to Guru Rick was the Founder and CTO of Boomi, which defined and led a new segment as the industry’s first cloud integration platform-as-a-service. Boomi was acquired by Dell in 2010, where Rick went on to run the Boomi business for Dell, helping grow the organization into the industry leader it is today.

Rick is currently the chair of Philly Startup Leaders, one of the most active entrepreneur groups in Philadelphia. He also an active blogger, and frequently speaks at industry events about startups, SaaS and cloud computing.

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Morgan Berman

After almost a decade in the non-profit world of women's health, Morgan cartwheeled head first in to the tech startup scene. She is the co-founder and CEO of MilkCrate, a company that helps companies engage their employees in social and environmental impact. Through her work with MilkCrate she has been honored by the UN Foundation as one of the Top Female Entrepreneurs to Watch, was selected by Forbes for the 30 Under 30 Pitch Summit, visited the White House to discuss clean energy policy, gave a TEDx talk on chasing dreams (actually, unicorns!), auditioned for Shark Tank, and won the Rad Girl Product of the Year Award for her design of MilkCrate. In hindsight, the journey makes perfect sense. After starting her first socially-minded enterprise at 16, Morgan has been featured extensively on local and national news outlets like the WHYY, the Philadelphia Business Journal, Boston Metro, Philadelphia Inquirer, NBC10, Forbes, Philadelphia Magazine's Be Well Blog, and others.

She is a passionate Philadelphian, chosen as a "Keeper" with Leadership Philadelphia and a World Economic Forum Global Shaper- two organizations that are helping cultivate thoughtful leadership for the future. Right now she's channeling that training into a new arts program at her local Rec Center (learn more here). Morgan started MilkCrate while earning her Masters in Sustainable Design from Philadelphia University, the best serendipitous tech incubator on the planet. She is a novice SCUBA diver, and recently got another notch on her belt in Jiu Jitsu.

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Patricia Cannon

Patricia A Cannon, MSM: Patty is the Director of Intergovernmental Relations and Special Projects at Delaware Economic Development Office (DEDO), Executive Branch under Delaware’s Governor. She graduated with honors with a BS in Business Management and earned a Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Healthcare Administration and a minor in Psychology from Wilmington University. Previously, Patty served as the Executive Director of Delaware’s Workforce Investment Board and the Director of Advocacy for the American Heart Association, serving the State of Delaware and Southeastern, Pennsylvania. She is an active member of Delaware BioScience Association, chair of their Membership and Benefits Committee and an active member of Delaware’s Assistive Technology Initiative Advisory Board, as well as the Advisory Board for Easter Seals Assistive Technology Loan Program. Patty was born and raised in Delaware, traveling outside the US just once, as a volunteer in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake. Patty also enjoys teaching as an adjunct instructor at Delaware Technical Community College and hiking through Delaware’s beautiful parks.

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Nadia Hewka

Nadia Hewka is a Senior Attorney in the Employment Unit of Community Legal Services (CLS). Nadia represents low-income workers in a wide variety of matters including wage and hour violations, discrimination claims, and Family Medical Leave Act violations. Nadia has developed specializations in representation of immigrant workers and particularly undocumented workers, the rights of people with criminal records, and tax issues affecting low wage workers. Prior to joining CLS, she served as a law clerk to the Hon. Albert Snite of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

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Jim Kenney

A lifelong city resident, Jim Kenney grew up the oldest of four in a South Philadelphia rowhouse neighborhood. His father, a firefighter, and his mother, a homemaker, worked second jobs at The Inquirer and The Spectrum to put Jim and his four siblings through parochial school.

In high school, Jim delivered the paper in the morning and washed dishes after school as a member of Local 274, earning his first union card at 17.

After graduating from St. Joe's Prep, Jim worked his way through La Salle University and became the first in his family to graduate from college.

Jim was elected in 1991 to serve as a Democratic City Councilman-at-Large. In City Council, Jim stood up for Philadelphia's working families—fighting for a real living wage, increased funding for public education, and to protect the rights of firefighters and police.

A proud progressive, Jim led the way on broader protections for LGBTQ Philadelphians, marijuana decriminalization, and a more sensible immigration policy by ending ICE holds that tear families apart.

Jim served as Chairman of the Committee on Labor & Civil Service, the Committee on Law & Government, the Committee on Environment as well as a member of the Public Health, Fiscal Stability, Technology, and Ethics Committees. Jim resigned from office to run for mayor after serving six consecutive terms in 2015.

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Revital Hirsch

Revital Hirsch is an Investor in Residence with Saul Ewing LLP and an Associate at local venture firm SCP Vitalife. Ms. Hirsch has substantial experience in evaluating business plans and investor presentations, reviewing and negotiating term sheets, and modeling the impact of various financing alternatives on capital structure and exit proceed distributions. As Saul Ewing Investor in Residence through the firm’s RAMP (Resources, Access and Mentoring Program) initiative, Revital provides emerging companies in technology and life sciences with business and venture financing guidance.

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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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