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TechFest

What is TechFest? TechFest is a biennial summit designed to bring together technology professionals for learning and networking. Attendees will…

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TALK

Our mission: Workforce and economic development Goal: To create opportunities for job growth, job training, STEAM curriculum, plus public policy…

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Skateboard Build

We are pleased to invite college age students and high school teachers to participate in a free Skateboard Building Class…

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Event Schedule

  • Techfest Full Schedule

    Day One, Thursday, August 22, 2019

    Start Time 900 East Main Street
    Entrepreneur Center
    Lincoln Elementary School U of L Engineering Garage U of L Trager Institute Music & Dinner
    7:30 am
    • Registration Opens
    • Hot Breakfast for Attendees
    • Tradeshow Opens
    • Networking
           
    8:00 am TBD
    “Investment Trends: What We Are Seeing in Tech”
           
    9:00 am

    National or International Technology Keynote

           
    10:00 am

    JOSH CHOU
    Security Analyst, CyberReason
    “Reframing Cybersecurity and IoT: Today’s Challenges and Answers"

           
    11:00 am

    ANDREW FAZZONE
    Security Leader, GE Appliances
    “What We Are Up Against & How We Cope: A Corporate Perspective”

           
    Noon Lunch on Your Own
    Box Lunches Available
    Food Trucks
    Visit a Nearby Restaurant
    Interactive Demo Techfest Conference Room
    Attendance: First 20 people to arrive
           
    1:00 pm

    Data Analytics Panel Discussion: A Conversation on Framing Success in Data Analytics
    JASON CRISMORE
    Director of Business Intelligence and Analytics, Appriss
    SUSAN OLSON
    Chief Operating Officer, Edj Analytics

           
    2:00 pm STEPHANIE HOGAN
    Scrum Master, SkuVault
    “123: Scrum at SkuVault: A Peek Inside the Workings of A System”
       

    Special Event:   Our Aging Innovation Capital:  A Look at Key Tech

     
    3:00 pm BRYAN PERDUE
    Founder, Ibex Software
    “Low Code That Can Work for Multiple Applications: A Deep Dive on Example Sets”
    Youth Activity: Middle and High School Debates on Tech Topics, Round #1, Contest   Panel Presentation: Mini healthcare startup showcase
    4:00 pm Tradeshow ends at 4:00 pm

    Event Begins: Marwood-TALK’s Rad Science Skateboard Build for College-Age Students

    Skateboard Event ends by 9:00 pm

    Cocktail Hour for all TechFest Attendees  
    5:00 pm

     

       
    6:00 pm        
    7:00 – 10:00 pm       Music and Dinner Event: Ticket price and location TBD
               

    Day Two, Friday, August 23, 2019

    Start Time 900 East Main Street
    Entrepreneur Center
    Lincoln Elementary School U of L Engineering Garage
    8:00 am
    • Continental Breakfast for Attendees
    • Tradeshow Opens
    • Networking
       
    8:30 am Your Tech Council Updates
    DAWN YANKEELOV
    Executive Director, TALK (Technology Association of Louisville, Kentucky)
       
    9:00 am

    Keynote Speaker: Konrad Konarski
    Senior Practice Head – Artificial Intelligence & IoT
    V-Soft Labs
    “Roadmapping Artificial Intelligence for the Enterprise”

       
    10:00 am

    DEMETRIUS GRAY
    Founder
    Weathercheck (Topic TBD)

       
    11:00 am

    Blockchain Track, Speaker TBD


    Main Room: “Code Jumper: Coding With and For the Blind”
    Larry Skutchan, Director of Technology Product Research, American Printing House for the Blind
    Leslie Farr Knox, Director of Marketing and Communication of American Printing House for the Blind
       
    Noon

    Keynote Speaker – MARK LONG
    UF Innovate, Director of Incubation Services
    “How to Build a Large-Scale Incubator/Accelerator Ecosystem: Lessons for UF Innovate”
    Luncheon for All Attendees and Tradeshow People

       
    1:00 pm Gene Price
    “CyberSecurity: Tales from the Front”
    2:00 pm Blockchain Panel sponsored by Frost, Brown & Todd    
    3:00 pm IOT Speaker Youth Activity: Middle and High School Debates on Tech Topics, Round #2, Contest  
    4:00 pm
    • What’s Next: Tech Trends Endnote & Audience Discussion
    • Tradeshow Ends

    Event Begins: Marwood-TALK’s Rad Science Skateboard Build for College-Age Students

    Skateboard Event ends by 9:00 pm

    5:00 pm

     

    6:00 pm    
    7:00 – 9:00 pm    
           

    Day 4, Saturday, August 24, 2019 Event: Marwood-TALK’s Rad Science Skateboard Build for College-Age Students / Skateboard Event