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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.

Highlights

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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.

Map of Events

What’s happening where

Speakers

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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Gloria Bell

Gloria Bell brings over 30 years of successful business operations, communications, event management, and entrepreneurial experience, to her roles as Co-Founder and Operations Director of The Women In Tech Summit and as an advisor to TechGirlz.

In addition to these roles, Gloria provides social media consulting services to businesses and non-profits. She is a frequent speaker on a multitude of social media and women in technology topics and is a guest lecturer and Adjunct Professor of Social Media Strategy at Drexel University.

Gloria is known as a strong advocate for women in technology, a passionate social media practitioner, entrepreneur, and volunteer. Demonstrating her commitment to the social media and entrepreneurial community, Gloria has served on the Chapter Board of Social Media Club Philadelphia and on the Philly StartUp Leaders Leadership Team as the Events Director. She has also served as a mentor for Lean Startup Machine and Startup Weekend, and as organizer of PodCamp Philly, PodCamp East and Content Camp.

When she is not working to build and grow the community of women in technology, learning more about writing code, studying the latest technology in the social media marketing space, or tweeting away as @gloriabell, she is behind the lens of her camera, in the kitchen baking, digging in her garden, or spending time with her sons or friends.



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Paul Immediato

Over 25 years of enterprise technology and application experience puts Paul among the leading IT strategists and consultants in the region. His track record of successful technical project execution has benefited clients in financial services, consumer goods, automotive, health care and life sciences industries. Paul also develops best practices for Project Management at Trellist.



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David Ginzberg

David Ginzberg is a civic hacker with a professional background in finance, cyber security, and technical education. He is a technical instructor at Zip Code Wilmington where he teaches the art of really awful software-related puns. He received his Bachelors of Science from the University of Delaware with a major in Computer Science and minor in Cognitive Science. He is a StartingBloc Fellow, the inventor of GinzCoin®: The Best Cryptocurrency To Never Exist™, and Co-Founder/Organizer of Open Data Delaware.



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Dan Barcus

Dan Barcus is Vice President, eCommerce for Comcast NBC Universal, working in the Cable division.  Dan has been with Comcast six years and is currently leading merchandising & sales for xfinity.com and business.comcast.com.  Prior to this role, Dan held a variety of roles in Acquisition marketing strategy, testing & segmentation, direct marketing strategy (Comcast #12 sender of mail in US), and ran the marketing plan for Xfinity Home - the fastest growing home security business in the US.

Before joining Comcast, Dan held a variety of roles in the banking and credit card industry - leading efforts to acquire new customers and increase share of wallet through existing customer upsell.  Dan began his career with General Electric and is a graduate of a two-year GE leadership program — Information Management Leadership Program (IMLP).

Dan is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and earned an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University.  He also serves on the board of Inheritance of Hope – an outstanding 501c3 charity serving young families where a parent has a terminal diagnosis. Dan lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia with his wife and four children. 



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Aradhya Malhotra

Arad Malhotra, 26 is an award winning technology Social Entrepreneur with a passion to create, lead and advise disruptive early stage startup companies that create meaningful impact. Arad is a globally recognized industry expert in educational games and is the co-founder of Skyless Game Studios, an organization that uses the power of video games as an active learning medium to drive social impact through engagement.

Skyless collaborates with organizations with a social mission to design games that educate people about issues of global concern such as healthcare awareness, open governance, autism etc. One of their highlighted projects 'Follow The Money' is a customizable video game simulation that governments and corporations can use for international anti-corruption and anti-money laundering training.

As a part of his many initiatives, Arad has been featured in various international publications including Forbes, VentureBeat, Huffington Post, Washington Street Journal etc, and has been invited to speak at multiple local, national and international forums including the United Nations Conference of State Parties (Panama, 2013), Forbes 30 under 30 summit (USA,2014/15), the International Anti-Corruption Conference (Malaysia, 2015), University of Pennsylvania Wharton, St. Joseph's University etc.

In 2015, the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recognized Arad's original contributions and granted him a special category work visa (O-1) reserved for "Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement" (http://1.usa.gov/1Kw25Yg).

Recently Arad was featured on the global Forbes 30 under 30 list (2016) for Games and is the only person of Indian origin in this category. (www.forbes.com/pictures/mlg45eiffm/aradhya-malhotra-25/)



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Danielle Cohn

Danielle Cohn is Senior 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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Natalie Nixon

Natalie W. Nixon, PhD is a design strategist and a hybrid thinker. She applies her diverse background in anthropology, fashion, service design and dance to change lives through ideas. In her consultancy, Figure 8 Thinking, LLC she helps organizations design smarter processes and systems, build strategy, and develop leaders by teaching and applying the strategic design process. Natalie is the Founding Director of the Strategic Design MBA program at Philadelphia University and is a published author: the editor of Strategic Design Thinking: Innovation in Products, Services, Experiences and Beyond and a regular contributor to INC.com online magazine on creativity and design thinking.

Her public speaking invitations have included the Business Innovation Factory, 360 Possibles (Saint Malo, France), Creative Mornings, TEDx Philadelphia, The Copenhagen Institute for Interactive Design, The European Innovation Academy (Nice, France), SEB Bank (Tallinn,Estonia), FUSE and the Mayo Clinic's Transform conference.

She serves on the boards of the Philadelphia Art Commission, the Arts & Business Council of Philadelphia, CultureWorks of Greater Philadelphia, and the Alumni Association of Vassar College.

Natalie earned her BA (Honors: Cum Laude) from Vassar College with a double major in Anthropology and Africana Studies; an MS in Global Textile Marketing from Philadelphia University (USA), Shenkar College (Israel) & Reutlingen University (Germany); and a PhD in Design Management from the University of Westminster, London.



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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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