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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!

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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Juliana Reyes Technically

Juliana Reyes has been covering the Philadelphia tech scene since 2012. She's co-president of the Asian American Journalists Association Philadelphia chapter and a two-time Philadelphia News Award winner for "Community Reporting of the Year." The Bryn Mawr College grad lives in West Philly, likes her food spicy and wears jumpsuits often.



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Cheryl Bettigole

Cheryl Bettigole, MD, MPH is the Director of Get Healthy Philly, the Division of Chronic Disease Prevention of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. She is a board certified family physician and has previously served as the Chief Medical Officer of Complete Care Health Network, a federally qualified community/migrant health center in southern New Jersey, and as the Clinical Director of City Health Center #10 in Northeast Philadelphia.

While with the city health centers in Philadelphia, she worked to improve services for patients of limited English proficiency and to implement chronic disease management programs. She is also a Past-President of the National Physicians Alliance, a multi-specialty group of physicians that works to improve health and well-being, and to ensure equitable, affordable, high quality health care for all people. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Jefferson Medical College, completed her residency in Family Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and completed her Masters in Public Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she received a Capstone award for her work on interpretation services in a public health clinic setting.



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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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Genevieve Dion

Geneviève Dion is an award-winning designer with an extensive background in bespoke clothing and industrial design. Professor Dion’s research uses advanced manufacturing processes for the flexible production of mass-customizable textiles. Within this focus, her group investigates modular production of 3D knit fabrication for the development of seamlessly knitted electronic yarns into “Garment Devices”. Dion believes that design thinking and doing plays an important role at the onset of the scientific process and brings this unique approach to her multidisciplinary research laboratory.

Professor Dion is the director of the recently created Center for Functional Fabrics, leveraging transdisciplinary strengths in engineering, design and social sciences at Drexel University. She is the PI on the Integrated Design Research & Engineering for Advanced Manufacturing project sponsored by the Drexel Areas of Research Excellence initiative. Dion serves as Co-PI on two NSF funded projects, "PFI: BIC Wearable Smart Textiles Based on Programmable and Automated Knitting Technology for Biomedical and Sensor Actuation Applications" and, "A Design Framework for Programmable Manufacturing of Customized Knitted Materials". She has recently received funding from the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative for “Diagnostic Design: Knitted Passive Probes” with Dr. Shu Yang, PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Dion also works on industry funded projects. Prior to joining Drexel University in 2007, the core of Geneviève’s work explored novelprocesses that allow the metamorphosis of planar materials into unique three-dimensional forms. Her collections were sold in prestigious stores such as Bergdorf Goodman, and her work on permanently pleated silk is in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London (2003) and the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco (2011).



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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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Annie Heckenberger

Annie has more than two decades of advertising, branding, marketing and PR agency experience, more than half of that time she's spent crafting social campaigns for some of the biggest brands around. She's currently VP, Group Director of Brand Communications Strategy at Digitas Health, where she shapes ideas and campaigns that get people talking, tweeting, snapping, sharing, publishing, and taking action. Last year, Annie was tapped as Digital and Social Director for the Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee for the 2016 Democratic National Convention, working in partnership with the DNCC. Her digital work on behalf of the Host Committee is archived in the Library of Congress. Annie believes that the best marketing is integrated, viral is not a style but a social phenomenon, and that everyone should work in an agency for at least a year.



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Cynthia Clay

Cynthia Clay is an entrepreneur, business leader, strategic thinker, speaker, writer, and passionate advocate for leaders and facilitators achieving their potential in the virtual workplace.

She began her consulting practice in 1992 after a career in human resources in the banking and healthcare industries. From those early days as an organization and management development consultant to the present, she remains passionate about developing strategies and practices that leverage technology and support engagement in the virtual classroom and the virtual workplace. In her role as the CEO/Founder of NetSpeed Learning Solutions, she strives to make learning experiences practical and hands-on. She doesn't linger in the theoretical, but moves to the behavioral. In the end, it’s not what you know—it’s what you do with that knowledge that makes a difference.



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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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