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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

Johnny Boursiquot


Johnny Boursiquot is a multi-disciplined software and cloud engineer with two decades of industry experience spanning various server, client, and mobile technologies. He enjoys teaching technology, training developers, and has authored “Go Standard Library Solutions” available now from Packt Publishing.

His love for technology is matched only by his passion for community service. He is a GoBridge Core Member, the founder and organizer of the Baltimore Golang User Group, and a previous organizer of both the Boston Ruby User Group and the Boston Golang User Group. He regularly serves as a speaker and teacher for various organizations that seek to diversify the tech industry. He has been known to mentor a number of up and coming technology professionals in the Boston and Baltimore metro areas.


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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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Dennis Elliott


Dennis Elliott is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. and T. Rowe Price Associates. He is currently the General Manager and Head of Product Execution for the Client Experience and Delivery Transformation (CEDT) organization within Individual and Retirement Plan Services (IRPS.) Prior, to that, he was Head of Digital Solutions for the Individual Investors business. He has also served as Head of Individual Investor Channels with national responsibility for sales, guidance, advice delivery and retirement plan participant meetings. Dennis earned a B.S. from Towson University and M.B.A. from Penn State and is a Series 7 and 24 registered representative.


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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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Carey Arun


Carey Arun is a Foreign Service Office with the US Department of Commerce - US Commercial Service. Carey is assigned to the US Export Assistance Center in Baltimore, MD where she assists Maryland based IT, technology, Marine, Textile, Transportation and Chemical firms with their export efforts.

Carey has extensive Commercial and Government business development, contracting and program management experience holding positions within the Federal Government and Fortune 500 firms.


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Ryan Carr


Ryan Carr serves as Director of Engineering at Enveil, the pioneering data security startup protecting Data in Use. With experience in leading engineering efforts at institutions such as the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Ryan’s fields of expertise include large scale analytic systems, distributed algorithms, artificial intelligence, game theory and social learning, and applying cloud computing techniques to simulate and analyze complex interactions among large numbers of autonomous agents. His research in these areas has been published in highly competitive venues such as Proceedings of the Royal Society, AAAI, and AAMAS. Ryan holds a PhD/BS in Computer Science.


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James West


Johns Hopkins University Professor James E. West has over 250 patents to his name. He is best known for his work at Bell Labs and  his invention of the electret microphone. Ninety percent of microphones produced annually are his, and can be found in everyday items such as your cellphone. West was inducted into The National Inventors Hall of Fame in 1999 for the invention of the electret microphone. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering; a Fellow, and past President, of the Acoustical Society of America, and a Fellow of the IEEE. West was awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation in 2006 by President George W. Bush, and is also the proud recipient of the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Engineering. In addition to his scientific contributions, West has also served as an advocate for greater diversity in STEM fields serving on the board of countless philanthropic organizations including The Ingenuity Project. Jim is currently working with a local startup, Sonavi Labs, on developing a life- changing smart digital stethoscope with machine-learning algorithms to diagnose respiratory and cardiovascular diseases.


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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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Maryland Institute College of Art
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