The PhillyForce Conference is our premier event of the year, showcasing the power and potential of the Salesforce platform and community. Join us for a day full of fascinating presentations and speakers, free breakfast and lunch and a networking Happy Hour, all at World Cafe Live. Exclusive conference bags, Salesforce swag, networking, and more are also included! There is no cost to attend this great event!
❖ Sarah Franklin, EVP Developer Relations & GM Trailhead
❖ Andrew Fawcett, VP Product Management, Platform, Salesforce
❖ Michael Smith, Senior Member of Technical Staff, Salesforce.org
❖ Svatka Simpson, Director of Architecture, Appirio
❖ David Reed, Senior Salesforce Developer, Radian Guaranty Inc.
Financial Technology (Fintech) is a steadily growing industry in Philadelphia, and it is having a major impact on the city. But what exactly defines Fintech? Why is it growing here?
This year, for the first time during Tech Week, four industry leaders will share their perspectives about the budding Fintech industry, how it is disrupting markets, and offering guidance for others. Panelists include: Adam Holt, Founder & CEO, Asset-Map; Amanda Levinson, co-founder and COO, NeedsList; Michael Carter, CEO, BizEquity; Emeka Oguh, CEO, PeopleJoy Inc.
JOIN US FOR A #CREATIVEJAM
Please join us for a Creative Jam, an inspiring two-part design experience that demonstrates and celebrates creativity.
The Adobe Creative Cloud team will host the Creative Jam presentations. This one-hour design showcase highlights the work of 3 local creative leaders.
At the same time, in the next room, student design teams will be competing in the Creative Jam tournament, a 3-hour design charrette showdown. This event will have two categories: UX/UI Design and Social Campaign. Once the Creative Jam presentations wrap, tournament participants will take the stage to share their creations with you. As part of the audience, you’ll vote on each submission and select the People’s Choice winner. There will also be Grand Prize winners decided by a group of Judges!
Event will be held in Mitten Hall on Temple University campus.
Doors open. Settle in, and meet your fellow creative community. Free soda and food available.
The tournament will be in full swing—pop your head in and see how it’s developing.
Creative Jam Talks begin. Sit back as local creative leaders walk you through their personal creative process.
Creative Jam tournament competitors share their solutions, inspired by a theme announced just 3-hours before. Audience and Judges vote. Awards follow.
Everyone socializes and gets to meet the teams.
Join eCity Interactive’s Managing Director of Strategy Louis Miller as he walks you through how your organization can build a digital content strategy that generates a steady stream of well-qualified leads. All you need to bring with you is a healthy curiosity about how your organization can better serve its users online, and we’ll provide the rest. Yes, that means beer and snacks are on us.
The workshop will last approximately 90 minutes and involve group exercises in which participants work to identify user challenges and personas. As an attendee, you will walk away from this event with a solid understanding of how content strategy can improve your website’s user experience, and the skills necessary to put it into practice.
In this workshop, you will learn:
- The importance of having a content strategy
- Elements of an effective content strategy
- How to create targeted user personas
- Alignment and socialization techniques to get your team onboard
We are seeing growing threats and attacks in regard to cybersecurity – against government, schools, industry, critical infrastructure. The number of security incidents climbs each year, along with the cost to respond and remediate these incidents. Is there sufficient awareness of the problem – do we have sufficient cyberliteracy? Are we making enough progress? Is there enough talent in the pipeline to keep our region safe?
The panelists for our discussion include:
- Tom Schiavinato, Director of Network and Security Operations at Comcast
- Donna Ross, CISO at Radian
- Thomas Heverin, PGFM Solutions
- Colbert Zhu from the Drexel CyberDragons
Join Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC (RCCB) and Drexel Ventures for Hot Topics in Tech: Blockchain, IoT, AI & AR/VR! This can’t-miss panel will help you navigate how hot topic tech trends become realities.
It kicks off with a panel discussion with many of the region’s technology leaders moderated by RCCB attorney Ian Polonsky of the firm’s tech law group. Panelists include: Bryan Witkowski, Head of Products for Comcast’s MachineQ *Ed Zabar, CEO, Verif-y * Doug Park, Securities and ICO Attorney * Thomas DeChiaro, CIO, Drexel University *Joe Reilly, CEO, eNable Games * Dr. Jichen Zhu, Associate Professor of Digital Media and Computer Science, Drexel University.
We will then break into small groups for more in-depth conversations with each panelist, followed by cocktails and networking. Philadelphia is a special place for tech entrepreneurship. We hope you will join us – learn about tech, give some good advice, get even better advice, meet new friends and catch up with colleagues. Space is limited.
A perfect opportunity for Android and iOS developers to come together and share their experiences. This event will represent both the iOS Cocoaheads and Android Philly Alliance and will include lightning talks from both the Android and iOS side. The talks will cover topics from beginner to advanced level. There will be a Q/A session/panel discussion which will cover the similarities and differences between Kotlin and Swift. The talks will also include experienced iOS and Android Developers discussing their life as a developer and the future of iOS and Android. Great opportunities if you are looking to hire or get hired.
Nonprofits throughout the Philadelphia region have an opportunity to distinguish themselves by incorporating technologies designed just for them. In this session, panelists will discuss tech that can help them better manage their donors, connect constituents to public resources, and develop data visualizations. The focus will be on how nonprofits can use new and different types of technology to support their missions.
Panelists: Jon Biedermann (Vice President, DonorPerfect / SofterWare) Chris Jacobs (CEO, Communally) Maggie McCullough (CEO, PolicyMap)
Moderator: Dan Rhoton (Executive Director, Hopeworks)
Lunch will be provided.
Join us for an afternoon of high-level dev talks focused around today’s trending problem solving tools and innovative solutions. Dev experts will tell you about some of their own real world scenarios and the tools and languages they’re using.
We will have four rooms with different focuses in each room. Whether you want to hear a talk about back-end, front-end, cleaning code or you have been dying to listen a speaker we have, you will have the opportunity to choose your own schedule throughout the day and do it all. Check out our rooms below:
- AI & Machine learning
- Blockchain & Cryptocurrency
- Big Ideas
- Leadership and Soft skills
Field LabX and Think Company have teamed up to create an immersive UX research and design experience. Join us for an evening of hands-on skills training that will challenge you to step outside of your comfort zone, learn about a new audience, and collaboratively innovate on a user-focused solution. Through these experiences, you’ll develop the skills to become a more empathetic innovator within your organization.
This Field Lab’s case study will focus on REC Philly, an organization that provides resources and support for musicians in Philadelphia. The team at REC Philly has invited us backstage to get inside access to some of Philly’s most entrepreneurial musicians. You’ll apply principles of UX research and design to better understand this community, uncover their challenges and pain points, and create solutions with them in mind.
After completing this Field LabX experience, you’ll walk away with everything you need to create user-focused solutions for everyday business challenges—no matter your industry or field. You’ll be armed with the necessary skills to understand your audience, create solutions that solve for their needs, and effectively communicate your vision.