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Baltimore Innovation Week 2018

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

Interested in sponsoring Baltimore Innovation Week? Check out our BIW18 Sponsorship Prospectus for more information on impact, various packages and opportunities. Reach out to cmonroe@etcbaltimore.com for more info.

Event Submission Deadline is Friday, September 21st
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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

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 Foster


Claire Foster is a sculptor, illustrator, and craftswoman living and working outside of Baltimore, MD. A transplant from the North East, Claire graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2016 with an MFA in Illustration Practice, and has since been working across a wide variety of media including steel sculpture, digital illustration and animation, and woodworking.


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Corinne Militello


Corinne Militello advises on trademarks and copyrights, advertising, and internet issues, as well as on privacy and data security matters relating to the collection, use, sharing, and safeguarding of data, including information of consumers, patients, and employees. Corinne advises on all aspects of brand protection—from trademark clearance through registration and enforcement, domain name strategy and protection, and license and settlement agreements. She advises both creators and users of copyrightable works on copyright ownership, registration, enforcement, licensing, and related contract negotiation and drafting. She also counsels clients on conducting IP audits and due diligence investigations, and has represented clients in copyright litigation matters. Corinne's privacy and data security practice is focused on managing risks by developing privacy policies and procedures and establishing training and compliance programs. She advises on regulatory inquiries and investigations as well as breach investigations and response.


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Christina Caraballo


Christina is a Director at Audacious Inquiry, a health information technology and policy company that is making healthcare more connected. She is transforming health care by synergizing her passions for policy, innovation, interoperability, consumer engagement, access to information and the adoption of health IT. Christina’s mission is to transform healthcare, make a positive impact in the world and improve communities at the local, national, and international levels. During her tenure at Get Real Health, a patient engagement technology trailblazer, Christina quickly solidified a reputation as a leading global subject matter expert on consumer engagement strategies and initiatives and has been at the forefront of the global culture shift to put patients and families at the center of care. Christina led the company’s government strategy, consulted with clients on how to best meet regulatory requirements, and oversaw the company’s health IT certifications. Christina is a member of the Federal Health IT Advisory Committee (HITAC) and the Maryland-D.C. District Export Council (DEC) by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce.


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Delali Dzirasa


Delali Dzirasa is the founder and President of Fearless, a digital services firm based out of Baltimore, MD with a mission to create software with a soul: innovative products that power the things that matter. The designers and developers at Fearless work closely with customers to build sleek custom products that meet individual needs and maximize user potential. Delali’s passion for entrepreneurship and outreach is reflected in Fearless’ devotion to customer support. Delali graduated with a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) in 2004 and has over a decade of experience leading agile software teams and programs. 
 Delali strives to make a difference in technology and in his surrounding community. He serves as a Board Member on the UMBC Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Visiting Committee as well as the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore. He chaired the inaugural DevOpsDays Baltimore and is a founding member and current actor on the governing board of the Digital Services Coalition. He is passionate about increasing the rate of city youth heading into STEM fields and works closely with Dent Education and Code in Schools to provide funding and mentorship programs, as well as other education initiatives.

Delali currently lives Baltimore City with his family and when he isn’t busy running Fearless (rarely), he enjoys working out and hanging out with friends and loved ones. He can be reached at ddzirasa@fearless.tech.


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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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Angel Johnson


Angel (LaBell) Johnson is a Temple University, Computer Information Systems graduate and has taken life by the reigns. She consistently pushes toward excellence both professionally and personally. Her career started out as a computer developer and has grown into leading technical and mobile app development teams to success for large organizations such as GE Capital, M&M Mars, AKQA, Digitas Health, Travel Channel and Marriott International. She is a self-taught stock market, real estate and cryptocurrency investor and has a love and passion for technology. Angel is currently getting her MBA in Cybersecurity. Angel is happily married with a wild and rambunctious 2-year-old daughter and seeks out opportunities to inspire and motivate others to live their best life.


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Joni Daniels


A nationally recognized management development consultant, Joni Daniels is Principal of Daniels & Associates, providing solutions and presenting programs on effective management and professional effectiveness. She has successfully worked with a variety of clients, written articles on professional issues, and serves as a resource for many online and print publications, TV, and radio. Author of “POWER TOOLS FOR WOMEN®: Plugging into the Essential Skills for Life and Work,” she has served as an instructor in management topics for a variety of colleges and universities. Joni regularly contributes to CityBizList.com, currently serves on the Board of Overseers for the Baltimore School for the Arts and is the facilitator of TEDCO’s Women’s Executive Leadership Roundtable.


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Technical.ly BaltimoreSaul EwingCallTrackingMetricsMosaic LearningCatalyteSystem IntegrityYear UpCoppin State UniversityMindgrub
Business Track
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U.S. Commercial Services
Creative Track
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Maryland Institute College of Art
Civic Track
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Baltimore Tree TrustBreak A Difference
Access Track
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Innovation Works
Sciences Track
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F3 Tech SeriesWaterfront Tech SeriesMid-Atlantic Farm Credit