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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!

Bon Ku

Bon Ku, MD, MPP is the Assistant Dean for Health and Design and an Associate Professor at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. He is a practicing emergency medicine physician and the founder and director of JeffDESIGN, a first-of-its-kind program in a medical school that teaches future physicians to apply human-centered design to healthcare challenges. Bon has spoken widely on the intersection of health and design thinking (TEDx, South by Southwest, Mayo Clinic Transform, Stanford Medicine X, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture) and serves on the Design and Health Leadership Group at the American Institute of Architects. In 2016, he received the Health Care Innovators Award from the Philadelphia Business Journal. Dr. Ku holds a master’s degree in Public Policy from Princeton University, MD from Penn State and a bachelor’s degree in Classical Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.



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Rakia Reynolds

Rakia Reynolds is the founder of Skai Blue Media, a multimedia public relations agency with an all-star roster of lifestyle, technology, non-profit and fashion clients. As a leader in the industry, she is highly sought after by companies to provide expertise in creative development, branding, marketing and business communications. Her path to entrepreneurship started with numerous creative ventures, including producing shows for MTV, TLC and Discovery Health Channel. She was a business major turned TV producer turned PR pro, and the twists and turns have made her into the media mogul and unstoppable trailblazer that she is today. She launched Skai Blue Media in 2008 with one employee, one client and the driving desire to form a PR agency that would break the mold and represent the future of public relations in the digital age. That firm has since grown tremendously to fourteen employees and more than thirty prominent clients. In addition to building her business and those of others, she actively participates in speaking engagements nationwide and has been able to share her knowledge of business and brand development on numerous stages, including those of TED, Tech808 DC, and Dell Women's Entrepreneur Network. She's worked as a guest editor for Marie Claire magazine, has been featured in publications including Essence, Lucky, and Uptown, and regularly contributes her expertise on entrepreneurship and leadership to outlets such as Elle, Forbes, Inc.com, Huffington Post, and Fortune. As an on-air brand expert for Serena Williams' line for HSN, Rakia works closely with Williams and her design team on messaging and social media integration for launches, special product roll-outs, and consumer engagement.

In addition to her full-time work in multimedia communications, she is a wife to her best friend and husband, Bram Reynolds, and mother of three amazing children.



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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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Antoinette Marie Johnson

Antoinette Marie Johnson is CEO and Founder of At Media, a creative agency with the mission to build better cities through the power of design. The firm has successfully impacted over 11M square feet across the Nation, by branding and marketing projects that transform the way we live, work and play. From interior design to websites, At Media is crafting some of our favorite restaurants, organizations and spaces that we interact with on a daily basis. With offices in Philadelphia and Baltimore, Antoinette's vibrant team is a group of non-traditional creatives with the desire to do purposeful, mission-driven work.



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Jason Matthews

Jason has two decades of experience in technology with a focus on web deliverable applications and their supporting infrastructure. He is currently the Senior Solutions Architect for Turn5, an ecommerce company based in Malvern, PA. He is a social media recluse but can be contacted on twitter at @masoncashews (feel free to ask him the story of that twitter handle.)



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David Hindin, MD

David Hindin, MD, is a writer, a Temple surgery resident, and an entrepreneur. He has a lifelong passion for creative pursuits, and is particularly interested in innovations within the medical world. David is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Invented Magazine, an iOS app startup (recently ranked #1 in Apple’s “What’s Hot”) that highlights the stories behind innovative medical and tech startups making an impact in the world. In addition to his M.D., David holds a Master’s in Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship. He is currently working on a research project to assess the full breadth of innovation-based training throughout U.S.-based medical school, and is chronicling highlights in a new YouTube series, entitled “Why Your Doctor Should Daydream” which explores the importance of maintaining creativity within medical school. His channel can be found at youtube.com/davidhindin



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Roger Dingledine

Roger Dingledine is President and co-founder of the Tor Project, a non-profit that writes software to keep people around the world safe on the Internet.

Roger is a leading researcher in anonymous communications and a frequent public speaker. He coordinates and mentors academic researchers working on Tor-related topics and helps plan the international Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS). He has authored or co-authored over two dozen peer-review research papers on anonymous communications and privacy tools.

Among his achievements, Roger was chosen by the MIT Technology Review as one of its top 35 innovators under 35, he co-authored the Tor design paper that won a Usenix Security "Test of Time" award, and he has been recognized by Foreign Policy magazine as one of its top 100 global thinkers.

Roger graduated from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and holds a Master's degree in electrical engineering and computer science as well as undergraduate degrees in computer science and mathematics.



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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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