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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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Katie Marquette


Katie Marquette is the producer for a number of local programs for 88.1, WYPR, including Future City and Life in the Balance. She hosts and produces an original podcast called The Noir and Bizarre, a show that explores strange and eerie history. Additionally, she works as a production assistant for the award-winning podcast, Out of the Blocks. Katie has a masters degree in conflict resolution from Georgetown University and an undergraduate degree from St. Mary's College of Maryland, where she majored in religious studies and English.


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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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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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Gina Carter


Gina Felder-Carter is mother, and wife. Gina has worked in multiple roles within IT upon graduating from Temple University in 2000. Currently she is a Data Analyst at AmeriHealth Caritas. In 2013, she had an opportunity to pursue her passion of digital media. The role as a social media coordinator/ project management for a regional event planning and public relations firm. While serving in this role I quickly learned my passion could potentially align well with my current career.  In 2017 she developed media presence for a couple of restaurants in West Philadelphia. In addition, she continues to enhance her skills by attending several conferences, staying abreast of new technology, and enrolling in free courses.
She has 3 children and enjoys cooking and eating dinner with her family daily.


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Smitha Gopal


Smitha Gopal is the CEO of Rendia, a Baltimore company that creates visual patient education software to help doctors and patients communicate with each other. Prior to joining Rendia (formerly Eyemaginations), Smitha worked at a boutique investment bank. She earned an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in Finance from the University of Virginia. Smitha was once misdiagnosed with juvenile glaucoma and sent home with only an outdated pamphlet. That frightening experience has made her passionate about taking a patient-centered approach to healthcare, and she believes that technology-driven communication is a key element in every medical practice.


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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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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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Sciences Track
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