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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

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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Rick Ducey


Rick leads BIA Advisory Service's strategy consulting practice and serves as an adviser to an affiliated investment banking group BIA Capital Strategies. Rick works with media, adtech and martech companies to see and evaluate opportunities and strategies in the market to achieve corporate goals. He helps client with strategic planning, developing partnership strategies, product planning, and achieving revenue growth and diversification. He helps marketers including brands and agencies with effective planning and use of digital media platforms. He also works on investment banking projects assisting buy-side and sell-side clients.


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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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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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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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Matthew Stanton


Matt Stanton has over 20 years of experience in directing public policy for elected officials, non-profit organizations and Fortune 500 companies. Matt is currently Vice President, Global Public Policy for Under Armour. In this role he leads the formation and implementation of Under Armour public policy strategy at the local, state, federal and international levels. Under Armour is one of the largest apparel, footwear and technology companies in the world. Under Armour is headquartered in Baltimore, MD with nearly 16,000 employees world-wide. Prior to joining Under Armour, Matt had an extensive career in the public and private sectors. As Vice President, Public Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility for Beam Suntory, the third largest spirits company in the world with iconic brands like Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark, Courvoisier and Laphroaig, Matt led the government affairs function and managed social responsibility strategy. Before Beam Suntory, Matt was Vice President, Corporate Affairs for Fortune Brands, a diverse consumer goods company with brands like Master Lock, Moen faucets, Titleist golf, as well as many beverage alcohol brands. Prior to his work in the private sector, Matt worked on Capitol Hill for various members of Congress, helping them implement their legislative agenda. Matt is a native Washingtonian. He received his undergraduate degree from Catholic University of America and his law degree from American University Washington College of Law. Matt lives in Bethesda, MD with his wife Katie and their six children.


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Nicole Hayes


Nicole Hayes is the Regional Director for CarNow, the fastest growing autmotive technology company in history. CarNow is transforming the way dealers communicate and transact with customers. CarNow’s tools are built on a unique software architecture that provides dealers the ability to have their consumers get all of their questions answered within seconds as well as complete all of the details of buying a car online within a dealers current website- therefore saving the consumers time in the dealership.

Nicole has over 15 years of experience in the automotive digital landscape working within every facet of buisness including the vendor, agency and dealership side. Nicole was a graduate of Towson University where she played college lacrosee and graduated with a Major in Mass Communications and a Minor in buisness, she now lives in Harford County with her 3 kids and husband.


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Clifton Morgan


Clifton Morgan has served Opportunity Youth with Year Up for nearly nine years as the College Partnerships Specialist, Director of Admissions and finally the Senior Director of Program in Year Up’s National Capital Region. Clif is currently the Site Director at Year Up, Baltimore and works with a great team providing young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education.

Clif knows that there is a demand for a trained and experienced workforce and a large number of youth who are disconnected from opportunities to the education and coaching needed to excel in their careers. Year Up’s six month Learning & Development phase and six month corporate internship help to level the playing field and give young adults access beyond many of the barriers to entry that may exist for them.

Clif has 25 years of experience in higher education and workforce development. He started his career as a job and career coach at Dawson Technical Institute in Chicago’s City College system. He aided in the establishment of Chicago State University’s Office of Distance Learning, and served as the department’s inaugural Assistant Director.  Clif also had the privilege to serve on the advisory board and as program facilitator for Project Brotherhood, a nationally recognized men’s health clinic, which has been featured on CNN’s “Black in America”.  Through his work with Project Brotherhood Clif was given the opportunity to partner with Grammy Award winning artist Common’s - Common Ground Foundation to establish and facilitate youth development programs for high school students on Chicago’s Southside.  

Clif holds a B.S. in Finance from Hampton University, is a trained Diversity and Cultural Humility Facilitator, a trained Predictive Index Analyst, noted speaker and has been recognized for his dedication to the communities he serves with several Honors.


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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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Sciences Track
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