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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

Gabriel Pendleton


Gabriel is a digital tech evangelist, community builder, and people connector. He is also the co-founder of AudioStaq, a publishing and monetization platform for podcasters. Gabriel is a contributor to Technically Baltimore and former Editor in Chief at BaltimoreGamer.com


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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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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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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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Sanjay Kalasa


Sanjay is the president of Adashi Systems, a Baltimore-based software company which gives public safety agencies the tools to staff, respond to, and manage critical incidents safely and efficiently. Adashi provides public safety technology to 1,500+ emergency services organizations worldwide. One of Adashi’s largest international customers is Australia-based Fire and Rescue New South Wales, which employs over 7,500 active duty firefighters and responds to more than 120,000 calls per year. Sanjay has over 25 years of experience in the public safety industry, and he also works as a volunteer firefighter/EMT at Rockville Volunteer Fire Department in Montgomery County, Maryland.


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Wesley Muller


Wesley Muller is a patent attorney with more than fifteen years of intellectual property experience from both private and corporate practice. Wes is currently Managing Counsel, Intellectual Property for Under Armour. In this role, he leads the intellectual property department’s development and execution of the strategy to protect Under Armour’s intellectual property and help achieve their goals. He is also an active participant within the Innovation department, helping develop and form Under Armour’s technology partnerships. 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, Wes worked as Senior Group Patent Counsel for Stanley, Black & Decker, Inc., where he supported the intellectual property work in various divisions within the consumer product business. Wes is also a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the United States Marine Corps Reserve.
Wes is originally from New Jersey but has been living in the greater Washington/Baltimore area for the past twenty years with his wife and two children. Wes graduated from Villanova University with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree and obtained his law degree from Catholic University in Washington, DC. In addition to his professional life, Wes is an active youth hockey and baseball coach.


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Brandon Young


Brandon joined Slalom Consulting in Philadelphia from AstraZeneca, where he worked globally with its risk management teams to build solutions that would perform analytics on the organization’s data to assist in identifying and managing risk. In his role, he combined his extensive knowledge of the regulations that Life Science companies faced along with his skills in data analytics to focus on building out a data strategy, collecting user requirements, designing and developing data models and visualizations, and deploying the solutions.

Brandon is a part of the Data Visualization team within Slalom’s Data and Analytics practice where he works with clients to help them gain valuable insights through the development of data analytics strategies and implementation of those strategies by connecting to various data sources, building data models and designing data visualization dashboards.


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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