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.
Mogulette, in partnership with Coded By Kids, SEER Interactive, and Stimulus, are joining forces for the 4th Annual Women In Tech Soiree!
The Women In Tech Soiree serves the purpose of highlighting the supportive programs of technology, innovation, and education within women and diverse groups in Philadelphia.
This event brings together some of the most talented, savvy, and passionate women in the city for an evening of knowledge sharing while mixing and mingling over celebratory cocktails and fare.
This year, the event will feature Angel Rich, noted black female tech founder whom Forbes Magazine has named “The Next Steve Jobs”, along-side a panel of rock star women within the regional tech community. The inspiration from the speakers is designed to promote connection, collaboration, and success.
On Wednesday, May 2 at 5:30 p.m., MRP will host a discussion and happy hour in its brand-new Center City headquarters. Philadelphia business leaders will discuss the adoption of AI for business, including how AI is already being used, how companies can most effectively use it moving forward and what the future holds. Panelists will debunk myths about AI, discuss how to eliminate barriers to entry, and debate the risks and rewards of an AI-powered future.
Whether nonprofit, for profit, or somewhere in between, Philly’s social entrepreneurs are engaging with technology to make the City of Brotherly Love a better place. Join experts from some of the area’s top social impact organizations to learn how they are using technology to streamline their organizations, reach underserved populations, and engage with new audiences.
Mo Manklang, Chief of Operations, U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, is a creative strategist focusing on cooperative solutions and network building. She has been convening people in the arts, nonprofit, social enterprise, and cooperative areas the past five years in Philadelphia. Mo is Board Vice President of the Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance, a member of the Media and Marketing committee of the Kensington Community Food Co-op, a member of the Policy Committee of the Sustainable Business Network, and is cofounder of The Bechdel Test Fest, an annual festival highlighting women and transgender comedians in Philadelphia.
Stephanie Thome works for Azavea: a geospatial technology and data analytics company which focuses on projects that increase civic and social impact. There, she manages the Cicero product, which is a database of legislative districts and elected official contact information. In this capacity, Stephanie has assisted numerous nonprofits using technology to engage with their National, state, and local elected officials. Prior to joining Azavea in 2014, Stephanie worked at a nonprofit providing services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Erik Kivimäki is a Senior Standards Analyst at B Lab. Erik guides multinationals and Brazilian companies through the B Corporation Certification and GIIRS rating processes. Erik has a master’s degree in Sustainable Development from Utrecht University in the Netherlands and has previously worked in management consulting in the clean tech and oil and gas sectors.
Calling all technologists and founders in the Delaware Valley and beyond for the inaugural HUE Tech Summit, a diversity in tech event powered by the Tech Women Network. It will be the Delaware Valley’s first summit that is designed to educate, elevate, and empower women of color technologists and founders.
Hidden no more, it’s time for women of color in the region to come forth and shine. It will be a groundbreaking event during Philly Tech Week as hundreds of professional women, recent college graduates, and supporters are expected to be in attendance. The theme for the summit is “No More Hidden Figures” and the goal is to ensure that women of color are not left behind in the ever-changing tech world.
The opening keynote speech will be provided by Valeisha Butterfield-Jones, Global Head of Women and Black Community Engagement for GOOGLE, and Co-Founder and CEO of the Women’s Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN). The closing key, Dr. Sandra K. Johnson, one of the first African American women in the nation to receive a PH.D. in Electrical Engineering.