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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

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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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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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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Curtis Funderburk


President and CEO of System Integrity, LLC located in Baltimore; Curtis Funderburk is a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a Cisco Certified Networking Instructor.

With over 25 years of design and maintenance experience, he served as a Systems and Test Engineer for corporation like Verizon and Dupont, as well as; the National Institutes of Health, the Food and the Drug Administration and the Office of the Chief Technology Officer in Washington, DC.

He is most proud of his accomplishments as an Instructor at the Veterans Education & Training Center in Washington; where he mentored and trained over 50 military veterans to obtain their network industry certifications and improve their chances of gaining employment after serving our country.


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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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Deborah Tillett

  • BIW @ BIGTIME - Tue 10/09 –Sat 6/30 , 6:30pm– 8:00pm
    The BIG Theater
    1727 North Charles Street Baltimore, MD

Marketing and General Management for technology companies; both early stage and start-up. Computer game executive since 1989.

Specialties: Entrepreneurship, start-up strategy and resources, international sales and marketing for technology with an emphasis on computer games. Experience in the Middle East and globally.


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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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David Tohn


David Tohn is the Chief Executive Officer at BTS Software Solutions (BTS-S2) in Columbia, Maryland as well as co-founder of the BTS-S2 spinoff, Verb8tm, Inc. David is a retired military officer with over 24 years’ experience in military intelligence, strategic planning, and a deep background in cyber security operations, policy, and planning.

Following his military career, he entered the private sector, joining the CyberPoint International team in Baltimore, MD to promote CyberPoint’s commercial and international cybersecurity products and services. He assumed the CEO position of BTS-S2, a defense and intelligence community products and services company, in 2014. With a focus on growth since joining, BTS-S2 tripled in size; expanded the government services and solutions portfolio; added and then spun out Verb8tm, an advanced speech-to- text solution for complex audio, in 2015.

David’s background includes cybersecurity operations, strategic and operational planning, Signals, Geospatial, and Human Intelligence. His current emphasis is in big data analytics, bioinformatics, data compression, technical forensic exploitation, and teaching critical thinking and logical reasoning for cyberspace operators.

Publications include authoring and coauthoring two books, several professional articles and op-eds focusing on key geo-political security topics, strategic intelligence, and cyber-security.


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