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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

Alexandré Wing


Alexandre Wing is a Co-Founder at MoJoe Brewing Company who helps busy professionals to conveniently brew and enjoy coffee on the go, so that they can be more productive and have more energy throughout the day.

Before joining MoJoe Brewing Co., Alexandre worked a number of years as a freelance brand identity designer, one-man video production team, and photographer.

After a successful career helping fitness trainers, and small businesses, Alexandre now consults them on how to get more sales with video and digital marketing strategies.

Alexandre is an early student of UX, lover of visual storytelling, and a stickler for branding and proper water-to-coffee ratios.


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Akilah Lindler


Akilah Lindler is a Philadelphia native and graduate of Temple University. She is currently an IT Consultant working in the private sector creating websites for background screenings. She has worked for privately held fortune 500 companies in the areas of Distributions, Capital Markets, Banking and Real-Estate. Akilah is also the owner of The Lindler Consulting Group; an events planning consulting firm based in Philadelphia. She is an advocate for diversity initiatives and has become a catalyst for change by closely working with small businesses, faith based organizations, community organizations, non-profits, and other power influencers. With over 19 years of business acumen in the corporate world, Akilah became an advocate for women in business that want to become successful entrepreneurs. Akilah furthered her business talents and partnered with a group of successful African American entrepreneurs to produce and become a cast member for “Makin’ It Philly.” "Makin' It Philly", an independently produced docu-series that depicts the lives of African American entrepreneurs coming together to form Palmieri Jeans that aired on Bounce TV. The show gave inspiration and hope to families that shared her background. "Knowing who you are and where you come from is important to building your future success! Akilah has professional affiliations to Destined for a Dream Foundation, Temple University Black Alumni, National Action Network, New Born Productions, Toastmasters, Nicetown Community Development Center, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Women of Faith & Hope, Network of Women in Computer Technology, National Association for Female Executives, Black Data Processing Association and National Black MBA Association, Inc. She is featured in many publications and received numerous awards including a citation from the City of Philadelphia and 2016 American Black Film Festival finalist for VH1 Storytellers Workshop. Akilah attributes her merit to her mother and the many great women in her community that has helped to cultivate her life through mentoring. Currently, Akilah is working as a contributor to several media outlets and working on her technology book entitled "Stems and Olive Branches" which will be released in 2018. She is also working on a future project for the depiction of race and equality of Catholic School Girls and several short films to launch in 2020.


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Boris Vishnevsky


Boris Vishnevsky joined Slalom Consulting in Philadelphia from IBM, where he led business transformation initiatives and translated complex business requirements into actionable systems. His focus was on execution of strategic go-to-market initiatives, cyber security and hybrid cloud projects for Fortune 100, Big Four, and Management Consulting Companies.

Boris is leading Cyber Security within Slalom’s Technology Enablement practice in Philadelphia with focus on designing and building innovative solutions that deliver new, differentiating and long-lasting value to Slalom’s clients. He will partner with Slalom cyber security teams from other markets to grow Philadelphia-based cyber security practices and to increase market awareness of Slalom’s cyber security capabilities.

Boris is a Board member of Cloud Security Alliance Delaware Valley (CSA-DV) , where shares his experience and often presents at cloud security conferences and events.


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Jen MacLean


As the Executive Director of the IGDA and IGDA Foundation, Jen MacLean works to build a more inclusive game development community and support game developers around the world in achieving sustainable, fulfilling careers. From the start of her career as a playtester at Microprose Software, through senior roles at AOL, Comcast, and StoryArc Media, Jen has managed game development, strategy, marketing, business development and partnerships across multiple gaming platforms. She was named one of the “Game Industry’s 100 Most Influential Women” by Next Generation, one of the “Top 20 Women in Games” by Gamasutra, and is a frequently-requested speaker at interactive entertainment industry events.


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Katie Marquette


Katie Marquette is the producer for a number of local programs for 88.1, WYPR, including Future City and Life in the Balance. She hosts and produces an original podcast called The Noir and Bizarre, a show that explores strange and eerie history. Additionally, she works as a production assistant for the award-winning podcast, Out of the Blocks. Katie has a masters degree in conflict resolution from Georgetown University and an undergraduate degree from St. Mary's College of Maryland, where she majored in religious studies and English.


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Kirby Griffin


Kirby Griffin is a cinematographer and street photographer at Six Point Pictures. “A style rooted in shadows and bright faces”- he'd consider that to be his balance. Initially, the pursuit of filmmaking for Kirby seemed a herculean task seeing as though film school appeared to be the only entry and a huge financial barrier. However, with the rise of the DSLR era and the overall democratization of film allowed Kirby to guide his talent. Kirby created his own film school so to speak by putting himself through his own extensive training, exhaustive research, collaboration and a whole lot of trial and error. His expertise has taken him around the world and his work has been included in various film festivals including the LA Film Festival and New Orleans Film festival to name a few. Now with years of experience and a solid foundation, his goal is to add another perspective to the voice and eye for black cinema. Understanding traditions enough to only destroy them and create something new from its ashes best describes his motivation and passion.


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Signe Pringle


As a Managing Director of the Office of International Investment and Trade at Maryland Department of Commerce, Ms. Pringle is responsible for the State’s international operations, including foreign direct investment attraction and export promotion. Prior to that, Ms. Pringle served as a Regional Manager for Europe, assisting Maryland companies with developing export markets for their products and services, attracting investment from Europe and managing the Maryland European Office in France.
Ms. Pringle holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from University of Baltimore, and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business, Banking and Accounting, from Estonian Business School and a certificate from the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark. Ms. Pringle is a Vice President of State International Development Organizations (SIDO) and serves on the boards of Eastern Trade Council (ETC), DC/MD District Export Council (DEC), Governor’s Subcabinet on International Affairs, The FDI Frontlines Coalition, and the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.


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Claire Pillsbury


Claire Pillsbury is Deputy Director for the Global Innovation Forum, a nonprofit that connects startups with corporations and governments to explore the opportunities and challenges of engaging in the global marketplace in the digital age. Claire joined GIF after receiving her M.A. in International Trade and Economic Diplomacy from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, CA. She holds a B.A. in International Relations from John Cabot University in Rome, Italy.


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