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Baltimore Innovation Week 2018

Baltimore Innovation Week October 4 - October 11, 2019

Baltimore Innovation Week is an opportunity to connect with the innovation community and learn more about entrepreneurship while celebrating the city of Baltimore
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Track Days

Baltimore Innovation Week is organized into 7 different Track Days (Civic, Explore, Science & Education, Creative & Media, Dev, Business, and Access). You can filter for events that match your interests by clicking on one of the track icons.

Don’t miss BIW18 Coffee and Coworking! Check out our list of participating spaces to register for drop-in coworking and FREE coffee all week! Each day will feature a Coffee Talk and Lunch & Learn so be sure to reserve your tickets when you sign up for drop-in hours.

  • The impact of technology on government and civil society. Think: digital media, civic hacking, open data.
  • City experts lead the way as you discover the hidden secrets
    and rich history of your very own city. Think: guided tours, scavenger hunts, and more.
  • Where leaders in healthcare, the sciences, economic development, public health and academia come together. Think: commercialized technology, creating connectivity, influencing policy.
  • Where art, technology, and promotion strategies collide. Think: video games, digital art, social networks, and content marketing.
  • 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, and entrepreneur stories.
  • Discussing diversity and social impact issues that affect everyday citizens. Think: digital divide, digital education.

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Speakers

Alissa Starzak


Alissa Starzak is the Head of Public Policy at Cloudflare, a web performance and security company that is on a mission to help build a better Internet. Cloudflare protects and accelerates more than 10 million web properties worldwide, with customers ranging from individual blogs to small businesses to Fortune 500 companies.
Prior to joining Cloudflare, Alissa worked for the U.S government in a variety of national security positions. Most recently, she served as the 21st General Counsel of the Department of the Army, after confirmation by the Senate. Before her appointment as Army General Counsel, Alissa served as the Deputy General Counsel (Legislation) of the U.S. Department of Defense, advising on legal issues with a legislative or congressional component and managing an office of attorneys responsible for developing the Department of Defense legislative program. Prior to moving to the Department of Defense, she served as Counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and as an Assistant General Counsel at the Central Intelligence Agency’s Office of General Counsel. She also worked in private practice in Washington, D.C., and clerked for The Honorable E. Grady Jolly, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

She graduated from Amherst College and the University of Chicago Law School, where she served as an editor of the University of Chicago Law Review.


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Jeehye Yun


Jeehye Yun is the founding CEO of RedShred, an AI company that uses machine learning and natural language processing to search, find and extract knowledge from unstructured documents. RedShred helps customers take unstructured data and remove the hard task of preprocessing the raw data so it can be used in machine learning models and enhanced search. RedShred has taken over 12 million RFP, grant and procurement documents and analyzed them with the RedShred engine.Prior to RedShred, Yun was CEO of SSG, an IT services firm with specialities in enterprise content management and agile development. SSG customers include National Geographic, NGC/Fox TV and the US Marine Corp. She was previously Director of Computing Facilities at the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS) an interdisciplinary research institute. She has also managed IT security at UMBC and has taught topics in computer security at UMBC. She is also a past recipient UMBC Outstanding Alumni of the Year award.


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Brooke Henderson


A successful executive experienced in operations, product development, marketing, business development, implementation, training and education. Experience covers various industries including digital presence management, SEM & SEO, telecommunications and electronics.


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John Rogers


As Amobee's VP of Business Development, John Rogers works with Amobee supply-side clients to leverage platform monetization capabilities through effective onboarding and surfacing of quality PC, mobile and connected TV inventory. Once inventory is integrated, Rogers oversees programmatic packaging and sales efforts making the Amobee platform’s performance results available to ecosystem partners.

Prior to Amobee, Rogers was the SVP of Media Development at Videology (acquired by Amobee in August) for over 10 years. With a focus on video advertising, his teams have navigated the growth of mobile and connected TV in the ecosystem. From 2002 to 2007, John also oversaw the publisher development efforts at Advertising.com, acquired by Aol in 2004.

He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in Psychology and Business.


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Chris Curtis


Chris is an SMB Community Engagement Coordinator on the Small and Medium Business team in Menlo Park, CA. He focuses on showcasing how small businesses are using Facebook and on helping small business communities better understand how to use Facebook to connect and grow. Chris is especially passionate about working with small businesses having watched his father start and run a small business, and seeing the time and dedication it requires. Chris was born and raised in Philadelphia and graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelors in Business Administration and a minor in Sustainability.


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Jacob Hsu


Jacob is the CEO of Catalyte, a software engineering services company that uses AI to identify anyone with the aptitude, regardless of background, to become a software developer. His time leading Catalyte is dedicated to reawakening the American dream while also fulfilling the technology industry’s biggest challenge: finding the right talent to scale digital innovation. Jacob is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and was named as one of the world’s Top 12 CEOs by Chief Executive Magazine.


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Sanjay Kalasa


Sanjay is the president of Adashi Systems, a Baltimore-based software company which gives public safety agencies the tools to staff, respond to, and manage critical incidents safely and efficiently. Adashi provides public safety technology to 1,500+ emergency services organizations worldwide. One of Adashi’s largest international customers is Australia-based Fire and Rescue New South Wales, which employs over 7,500 active duty firefighters and responds to more than 120,000 calls per year. Sanjay has over 25 years of experience in the public safety industry, and he also works as a volunteer firefighter/EMT at Rockville Volunteer Fire Department in Montgomery County, Maryland.


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Dan Taylor


Dan Taylor leads display advertising platform strategy for Google’s global business organization, focused on product innovation, commercialization and advertiser engagement at scale across Google Ads and Google Marketing Platform in all countries where Google operates.


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Business Track
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Creative Track
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Maryland Institute College of Art
Civic Track
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