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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.

Map of Events

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Speakers

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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Lakeisha Mathews


Lakeisha Mathews is Director of the Career and Professional Development Center at the University of Baltimore. She formally served as Associate Director of Career Services at the University of Maryland University College and as Assistant Director for Alumni & Graduate Students at the Loyola University Maryland Career Center.

Lakeisha is also the owner of a career coaching business called Right Resumes & Career Coaching, LLC which she launched in 2012. Right Resumes & Career Coaching serves entry-level and mid-career professionals in the DC Metro area and specializes in resume writing, career planning and strategy and professional development seminars.

Mrs. Mathews holds several industry certifications as a Certified Professional Career Coach, Certified Professional Resume Writer, Global Career Development Facilitator, Certified Career Services Provider, Certified Business and Employer Services Professional, and is certified to teach Etiquette to Adults and Professionals. She received her M.S. in Human Resource Development from Towson University and a B.A. in Communication from the University of Maryland College Park. Lakeisha is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Leadership and Innovation from Wilmington University.

Lakeisha is a published authors and thought leader in the field of career services. In 2016, Lakeisha co-authored a chapter in the book Find Your Fit, published by the Association of Talent Development. She is currently serving as the Trustee for Higher Education Career Counselors & Educators for the National Career Development Association, the largest career development association in the world. In 2011, she served as president of the Maryland Career Development Association.

Lakeisha is a sought after speaker and webinar presenter for large and small audiences. She frequently conducts dining etiquette training and workshops on resumes development in the Baltimore Metro Area. Possessing a dynamic presentation style, filled with wisdom and wit, Lakeisha’s audiences report being inspired and encouraged after attending her sessions.

Lakeisha resides in Columbia, MD with her husband of thirteen years, their six year old daughter and Yorkshire Terrier, Blue.


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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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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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Alissa Starzak


Alissa Starzak is the Head of Public Policy at Cloudflare, a web performance and security company that is on a mission to help build a better Internet. Cloudflare protects and accelerates more than 10 million web properties worldwide, with customers ranging from individual blogs to small businesses to Fortune 500 companies.
Prior to joining Cloudflare, Alissa worked for the U.S government in a variety of national security positions. Most recently, she served as the 21st General Counsel of the Department of the Army, after confirmation by the Senate. Before her appointment as Army General Counsel, Alissa served as the Deputy General Counsel (Legislation) of the U.S. Department of Defense, advising on legal issues with a legislative or congressional component and managing an office of attorneys responsible for developing the Department of Defense legislative program. Prior to moving to the Department of Defense, she served as Counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and as an Assistant General Counsel at the Central Intelligence Agency’s Office of General Counsel. She also worked in private practice in Washington, D.C., and clerked for The Honorable E. Grady Jolly, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

She graduated from Amherst College and the University of Chicago Law School, where she served as an editor of the University of Chicago Law Review.


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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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Valerie Chua


Valerie is currently the Regional Director of the Singapore Economic Development Board’s (EDB) office in New York. Prior to her role, Valerie was a Senior Officer in the Infocomms and Media cluster of the EDB and was part of the team overseeing the Internet, Software and IT Services sectors in Singapore. She was also involved in Singapore’s efforts to develop a data analytics ecosystem, through programs for talent development and research. Valerie obtained an MSc in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University in 2012, and a BSc First Class Honours degree in Economics from the London School of Economics in 2011. She was awarded the EDB scholarship in 2008. Valerie enjoys trekking, running and coffee


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Chris Curtis


Chris is an SMB Community Engagement Coordinator on the Small and Medium Business team in Menlo Park, CA. He focuses on showcasing how small businesses are using Facebook and on helping small business communities better understand how to use Facebook to connect and grow. Chris is especially passionate about working with small businesses having watched his father start and run a small business, and seeing the time and dedication it requires. Chris was born and raised in Philadelphia and graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelors in Business Administration and a minor in Sustainability.


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