4th Annual PhillyTech Community Holiday Party | 2022 LAUNCH!

Schedule

Thu Dec 16 2021 at 06:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Location

Infusion Lounge | Philadelphia, PA

4th Annual PhillyTech Community Holiday Party | 2022 LAUNCH!
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4TH ANNUAL PHILLYTECH COMMUNITY HOLIDAY PARTY FOR OUR CHARITY COVENANT HOUSE! LET'S LAUNCH IN THE NEW YEAR 2022!
About this Event

YOU'RE INVITED TO THE 4TH ANNUAL PHILLYTECH COMMUNITY HOLIDAY PARTY FOR OUR CHARITY COVENANT HOUSE. THE ROCKET IS THE SYMBOL OF OUR LAUNCH AND WE'LL BE PREPARING TO HELP YOU BLAST OFF INTO 2022!

  • TIX START AT $45 - $65
  • ALL PROFITS GO TO COVENANT HOUSE
  • SWAG AND GIVEAWAYS
  • SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES FOR $300-1,000

What's Our Vaccination and Mask Policy?

Everyone that comes to the holiday party must be vaccinated and show us their vaccination ID Card on their phone or hard copy. We'll send out some reminders to make sure everyone understands this. As for masks, you don't have to wear a mask, but if you want to wear one you can.


What's Our Holiday Party's Misson?

It's our mission to help you succeed. We'll be bringing together 150-200 tech professionals, the best tech companies in the region, awesome tech thought leadership and celebrating our achievements, networking and having a blast while giving back to charity.


What's Covenant House's Mission?

Covenant House builds a bridge to hope for young people facing homelessness and survivors of trafficking through unconditional love, absolute respect, and relentless support. Our doors are open 24/7 in 31 cities across six countries and our high-quality programs are designed to empower young people to rise and overcome adversity, today and in the future.

Founded in 1999, Covenant House Pennsylvania (CHPA) is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year--ready at a moment's notice to offer safety and wellness to Philadelphia's most vulnerable youth. CHPA's doors are open to all young people who need help, regardless of their race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

GET INVOLVED AND HELP COVENANT HOUSE.

By purchasing a ticket to this holiday party a portion of your ticket costs go to charity. However, if you click the green "Tickets" button, you can directly donate to Covenant House by panning down and clicking "COVENANT HOUSE DONATION."

Learn more - https://www.covenanthousepa.org/


Who is this for and what should you expect?

If you're a passionate entrepreneur, involved in the tech ecosystem or just curious about the tech startup industry, you should attend. You should expect an experience like you've never had before in your life. The positive energy and passion of the tech startup community is infectious. Be prepared to LAUNCH into 2022!


Agenda, Speakers, Sponsors and Media

6pm-7pm - Please arrive at 6pm for Registration, Networking, Open Bar, Food, DJ and Comedians to warm up the crowd for LAUNCH.

7pm-8pm - LAUNCH and KICKOFF of the Holiday Party - Master of Ceremonies, Michael C. Bertoni - Founder & CEO of PhillyTech and Most Connected Technologist.

LAUNCH / KICKOFF SPEAKER - Wil Reynolds, Founder-Director of Strategy at Seer Interactive.

EXPERT TECH SPEAKERS (MORE DETAILS BELOW)

  • Brian Glick - Founder-CEO - Chain.io
  • Heidi Grunwald - CoFounder-CEO - LegalScience / MonQcle
  • James Strong - Cloud Native Director - Contino
  • Ray McGlew - Senior Data Architect - Signet Jewelers
  • Matt Kowalczyk - Founder-CEO - EXIT83
  • Galit Kantor Green - VP-Recruiting, Client Success & Operations - PhillyTech
  • Arijit Banerjee - CEO - Consumer51

8pm-9pm - Continued Networking, DJ, Drinks and Food

OVERVIEW OF MASTER OF CEREMONIES (MC) AND SPEAKERS

MASTER OF CEREMONIES

Michael C. Bertoni is the Founder-CEO of PhillyTech and The Most Connected Technologist with 20,000+ LinkedIn 1st Connections. Michael's vision at PhillyTech is to be the #1 resource to help SaaS and hi-tech companies succeed. He's been passionately helping SaaS and Hi-Tech companies and people within the tech ecosystem since 1999. He'll be MCing the event, introducing the speakers, launching PhillyTech's new brand and helping everyone LAUNCH into 2022. BOOM! LET'S DO THIS!

Connect with him- https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelbertoni33

LAUNCH / KICKOFF SPEAKER

WIL REYNOLDS - FOUNDER-DIRECTOR OF STRATEGY AT SEER INTERACTIVE

According to Philadelphia Magazine, Wil is one of the most influential Philadelphians. He's the founder of the Northern Liberties-based, industry leading Digital Marketing Agency, Seer Interactive. He's also been an active volunteer for the Covenant House for almost 13 years.

Seer's tagline is "WE DON'T TRUST OUR GUT" where they use Big Data to drive SEO, PPC, and Analytics campaigns for their Fortune 500 and enterprise clients.

Wil has worked across every vertical at Seer, including pharmaceuticals & hospital systems to e-commerce and SaaS. With 22 years experience doing and talking about search, he loves to speak at conferences about the future of search, and tends to lead Seer to think about search in ways that make the industry take notice.

Connect with him - https://www.linkedin.com/in/wilreynolds/

EXPERT TECH SPEAKERS

5-7 Tech Speakers for the holiday party - each speaker will have 5-10 minutes to tell their story, with the themes of educating and giving the audience value about what they do and who has helped them in their journey as an entrepreneur.

BRIAN GLICK - FOUNDER-CEO - CHAIN.IO (PLATINUM SPONSOR)

Brian has a vision to build the future of supply chain data with Chain.io. He's the Founder and CEO of Chain.io and uses their next generation supply chain platform to help supply chain software providers, retailers, manufacturers and logistics service providers work together more effectively.

The Pandemic has brought about massive challenges in the Global Supply Chain industry. Supply chain and logistics was already challenging before the Pandemic, but now it's 20X as challenging.

If you could imagine an advanced backend digital platform that quickly snaps together integrations between all major systems and applications within the supply chain and logistics industry, this is chain.io.

  • Backend Developer (Node-AWS)
  • People Operations Associate
  • Enterprise Account Executive
  • Sales Development Representative (SDR)
  • Solutions Specialist

HEIDI GRUNWALD - COFOUNDER-CEO - LEGAL SCIENCE / MONQCLE

Legal Science and their software platform Monqcle was founded in April of 2013 as a tech transfer spin-out from Temple University's law school. Legal Science has created the world’s only SaaS solution (The MonQcle) for efficiently tracking laws, regulations and policies across cities, states, and countries. C-suite executives, outside counsel and policy analysts track law to stay compliant, to make critical business decisions and to influence policymaking. Our solutions create real-time business intelligence of knowing the state of the law and being able to share it quickly and efficiently across global teams.

Connect with Heidi Grunwald here.

JAMES STRONG - CLOUD NATIVE DIRECTOR - CONTINO (GOLD SPONSOR)

A Cloud Guru Instructor and O'Reilly Author of the book "Networking and Kubernetes: A Layered Approach" James will be speaking about his book and have copies to give away.

As the Cloud Native Director at Contino, James leads many large-scale enterprises and financial institutions through their Cloud and DevOps journeys. He is deeply involved in his local cloud native community, running local meetups, both AWS User Group and Cloud-Native. He holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Louisville, six AWS Certifications, including Certified Advanced Networking.

  • Connect with him- https://www.linkedin.com/in/strongjz/
  • Check out his Book- "Networking and Kubernetes: A Layered Approach"

RAY MCGLEW - SENIOR DATA ARCHITECT - SIGNET JEWELERS

Ray is implementating a Customer Data Journey and Data Platform at Signet Jewelers as part of their digital strategy team. He's focused on analyzing their current and proposed data stores (Hadoop Hive moving to AWS Redshift) and modeling the data structures.

Ray is a member of DAMA Central Pennsylvania and DAMA Philadelphia/Delaware Valley. He also was a data and metadata consultant and Lead Faculty Practitioner at the University of Phoenix. Ray has presented at DAMA Philadelphia; DAMA International; Enterprise Data Forum; and New York Data Management Forum.

Connect with him - https://www.linkedin.com/in/rmcglew3/

MATT KOWALCZYK - FOUNDER-CEO - EXIT83

Matt Kowalczyk is a long time technologist and serial entrepreneur. Computer technology has been his passion for as long as long as he can remember. Other kids mowed lawns for money – he repaired Apple computers. He had the master key to his high school because he set up and managed its very first computer lab in the early 80’s.

After doing a stint developing applications for the NeXT in 1992, Microsoft recruited him straight out of Carnegie Mellon University in 1994. He spent over 11 years with Microsoft as an engineering/business lead; highlights included co-pitching the TabletPC concept to Bill Gates and co-founding the company's ultra-mobile personal computer (UMPC) team.

Since Microsoft, he has started 11 companies, worked as an executive at four other companies, and consulted for many more. In one of those companies, he built the best selling wine software for the iPhone for 4 years straight. He works as venture partner for a Aves Lair, an early stage VC firm in New York City, and he is also the CEO of a fine art/music based NFT platform called Burble.

His main gig is as the CEO of EXIT83 Consulting in Seattle, Washington. Matt and his team at EXIT83 have been helping companies for 15 years and are experts in custom software development, DevOps, and IOT systems integration. Their clients have included Nasdaq, US Government, Intel, Microsoft, Axon, and 85+ other small to medium sized businesses. EXIT83 also provides staff augmentation services domestically and in his satellite office in Medellin, Colombia.

Connect with him - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattk/

GALIT KANTOR GREEN - VP-RECRUITING, CLIENT SUCCESS & OPERATIONS - PHILLYTECH

Galit is an experienced people builder, career and workplace expert who's focused on driving business value for hiring and talent acquisition within PhillyTech's SaaS and Hi-Tech clients. She has the unique ability to identify, interview, connect and onboard the very best talent into the organization by deeply understanding the customer - their personalities, goals, objectives, challenges and requirements.

She is going be speaking about the "THE POWER OF GRATITUDE IN ACTION" and how this relates to her own personal experiences and her great work at chain.io.

In Galit's own words, "People want and deserve to be gratified by their work. And that's our saving grace. It really does come down to gratitude for the people in our lives. Their INSPIRATION should be our ASPIRATION! I've learned that we can never say, "I believe in you" and "I value you" too often or enough. Having amazing customers, partners, coworkers, employees and leaders can truly make any work/job that much more meaningful and enjoyable!"

Connect with her - https://www.linkedin.com/in/galitgreen/

ARIJIT BANERJEE - CEO - CONSUMER51 (GOLD SPONSOR)

Ari is an multi-award-winning marketing and technology strategist, digital agency owner and the founder of Consumer51. Over the last two decades, Ari has led creative teams to transform brands and connect with consumers through innovative products and ideas.

Consumer51 helps brands connect with their target consumers across multiple media and addresses areas including Branding, Messaging, Web/App Design and Development, Digital/Print, Domain and Hosting.

"To invent something new, sometimes you have to go back to the basics. Consumer51 was founded in 2011, driven by an inspiration to rescue marketing from jargon, complexity, and content misaligned with consumer behavior. We saw how often marketing initiatives were hijacked by process, politics, and self interest."

Connect with him - https://www.linkedin.com/in/aribanerjee/


Ari will be speaking about his agency & helping PhillyTech-Michael C. Bertoni LAUNCH their new brand and messaging in 2022!
Photography and Video

RON ROBINSON - MPFR MEDIA - CREATIVE DIRECTOR (SILVER SPONSOR)

Photography and video will be done by Ron Robinson and his team. Ron assists entrepreneurs and organizations in the pursuit of growth by providing predictability, reliability and the customer experience to enhance revenue.

Ron is the Creative Director behind Michael C. Bertoni's show "Tech Talks", where Michael Interviews Tech Experts and Leadership from the Tech ecosystem. Check out Tech Talks here and connect with Ron at MPFR Media - https://mpfrmedia.com/the-roundtable/


WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A SPONSOR?

If you're interested in being a sponsor please review the packages below and reach out to Michael Bertoni on LinkedIn or email him at [email protected] -


LOCAL AND NATIONAL MEDIA

Media - We are inviting media from the Philadelphia Business Journal, Technically, Fox, ABC, NBC and other news outlets. If you would like to invite members of the media you know this would be a big help to everyone in attendance.


OVERVIEW OF TICKETS AND SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES

General Admission Tickets, VIP Tickets, Sponsorship and Speaking Opportunities

  • General Admission Tickets start at only $45. You get access to the main area to network with colleagues, see speakers & enjoy the free open bar & food.
  • VIP Tickets start at only $65. You get access to a special VIP area where tables will be set up for networking, will get free gifts, as well as the main area to enjoy the networking, speakers, free open bar and food.
  • VIP Platinum Sponsor - $1,000 (Up to 10 tickets + promotion + opportunity to speak + charity) - Our VIP platinum sponsor will get 10 VIP tickets, their own table in our VIP area, promotion before, during & after the event & have the opportunity to speak during the event. You will also have access to the main area to enjoy networking, speakers, the free open bar & food.
  • VIP Gold Sponsor - $500 (Up to 5 tickets + promotion + opportunity to speak + charity) - You will get 5 VIP tickets, their own table in our VIP area, promotion before, during and after the event and have the opportunity to speak during the event. You will also have access to the main area to enjoy networking, speakers, the free open bar and food.
  • VIP Silver Sponsor - $300 (Up to 3 tickets + promotion + opportunity to speak + charity) - You will get 3 VIP tickets, their own table in our VIP area, promotion before, during and after the event and have the opportunity to speak during the event. You will also have access to the main area to enjoy networking, speakers, the free open bar and food.
  • VIP Speaker - $100 - You get to speak at the event and get a VIP Ticket. Table in our VIP area, promotion before, during and after the event and have the opportunity to speak during the event. You will also have access to the main area to enjoy networking, speakers, the free open bar and food.

Reach out to Michael Bertoni at [email protected] to learn more about sponsorship and speaker opportunities.
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Where is it happening?

Infusion Lounge, 16 S. 2nd St, Philadelphia, United States

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Tickets

USD 0.00 to USD 1000.00

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