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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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Event Schedule

  • Techfest Full Schedule

    Day One, Thursday, August 22, 2019

    Start Time Entrepreneur Center
    900 East Main Street
    TRADE SHOW – AKASHA BREWING
    909 EAST MARKET STREET
    Lincoln Elementary School
    930 E Main Street
    Louisville, KY 40206
    U of L Engineering Garage
    1960 Arthur Street
    Louisville, KY 40208
    iHub Coworking Space
    204 S Floyd Street
    Louisville, KY 40202
    8:00 am
    • Registration Opens
    • Hot Breakfast for Attendees
    • Networking
         
    9:00 am KEYNOTE SPEAKER: WILLIAM D. GREEN, Wealth Advisor, Oxinas Partners Wealth Management
    “Investment Trends: What We Are Seeing in Tech”
    Tradeshow Setup at Akasha Brewery (opens 10 am)
         
    10:00 am

    TRADESHOW OPENS at AKASHA BREWERY


    “Re-framing Cybersecurity and Technology: Today’s Challenges and Answers"

    STEPHEN REYNOLDS, Cybersecurity and IoT Attorney, Ice Miller
    NICK MERKER, Partner, Ice Miller
         
    10:30 am “A Midwest Model for Entrepreneurial Ecosystems"

    ALEX DAY, Founder and CEO, Sheltowee Business Network
         
    11:00 am

    CYBER SECURITY TRACK PANEL

    “What We Are Up Against & How We Cope: A Corporate Perspective”
    Moderator: SHERI DONAHUE, Past National President, Infragard

     

    Panelists:


    GUI COZZI , Security Consultant, Dean, Dorton Technology


    PETE DEDES, Forensic Examiner Consultant, Avertium

         
    Noon Lunch on Your Own
    Visit Nearby Restaurants
    Interactive: Code Jumper Demo
    TechFest Conference Room
    Attendance: First 20 people to arrive
    DAVE WILKINSON, American Printing House for the Blind
    MICHELLE CUNDIFF, American Printing House for the Blind
         
    1:00 pm Data Analytics Panel Discussion: A Conversation on Framing Success in Data Analytics
    Panel Moderator: MONICA JONES, Agile Team and QA Engineer, Get Beyond
    JASON CRISMORE, Director of Business Intelligence and Analytics, Appriss
    SUSAN OLSON, Chief Operating Officer, Edj Analytics
    [This event will be Streaming Live on our Facebook page – click here to watch. Courtesy of William Mansfield, a former TALK Board Member]
         
    2:00 pm “What’s Next: Looking at the Technical Power of WIFI 6 (aka 802.11AX)”
    GREG KAMER, Principal Systems Engineer, Ruckus Networks
    [This event will be Streaming Live on our Facebook page – click here to watch. Courtesy of William Mansfield, a former TALK Board Member]
        Special Event:   Our Aging Innovation Capital:  A Look at Key New Tech
    Moderator:
    DAWN YANKEELOV
    , Owner, Aspectx
    Sponsor: AVERTIUM (formerly Sword & Shield)
    Panelists:
    SHERI ROSE, CEO, Thrive Center
    JAKE MILLER, Co-Founder, Toggle Health
    GENE GILCHRIST, CEO, Stay Clean
    JOSH LAU, CEO, Nymbl Systems
    3:00 pm BRYAN PERDUE, Founder & CEO, Autymate
    “Low Code That Can Work for Multiple Applications: A Deep Dive on Example Sets”
    LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – Youth Activity
    TechFest Debate: Middle and High School “Technology Privacy? That’s Debatable”
    Sponsored by The League Pro.
    Click here for details.
      Panel Presentation continues until 3:30
    4:00 pm Tradeshow ends at 4:00 pm

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

    Skateboard Event ends by 9:00 pm

     

    Click here for details.

    Cocktail Hour for all TechFest Attendees
    5:00 pm

     

     
    6:00 pm        

    Day Two, Friday, August 23, 2019

    Start Time Entrepreneur Center
    900 East Main Street
    TRADE SHOW – AKASHA BREWING
    909 EAST MARKET STREET
    Lincoln Elementary School
    930 E Main Street
    Louisville, KY 40206
    U of L Engineering Garage
    1960 Arthur Street
    Louisville, KY 40208
    8:00 am
    • Continental Breakfast for Attendees
    • 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”
    [This event will be Streaming Live on our Facebook page – click here to watch. Courtesy of William Mansfield, a former TALK Board Member]


    Tradeshow Setup at Akasha Brewery
       
    10:00 am

    TRADESHOW OPENS at AKASHA BREWERY


    “Case Study: Weathercheck Using Big Data”
    JERMAINE WATKINS, Co-Founder, Weathercheck


    [This event will be Streaming Live on our Facebook page – click here to watch. Courtesy of William Mansfield, a former TALK Board Member]

       
    11:00 am 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
    [This event will be Streaming Live on our Facebook page – click here to watch. Courtesy of William Mansfield, a former TALK Board Member]
       
    11:30-Noon

    Buffet Line and Networking

       
    Noon

    Keynote Speaker – MARK LONG
    UF Innovate, Director of Incubation Services
    “How to Build a Large-Scale Incubator/Accelerator Ecosystem: Lessons from UF Innovate”
    [This event will be Streaming Live on our Facebook page – click here to watch. Courtesy of William Mansfield, a former TALK Board Member]


    Luncheon for All Attendees and Tradeshow People

       
    1:00 pm “CyberSecurity: Tales from the Front”
    THOMAS WHEELER, Member of Frost Brown Todd and Principal in the Government Services and Appellate Practice Groups
     
    2:00 pm Panel Discussion: “Using Blockchain In Health Care” sponsored by Frost Brown Todd LLC
    Panel Moderator: ALAN MACDONALD, Attorney, Frost, Brown & Todd
    KYLE CULVER, Lead Enterprise Architect, Humana
    KAT KUZMESKAS, CEO and Co-Founder, Simplyvital Health
       
    3:00 pm “How Tech Informs Water & Air Issues”
    TED SMITH, Director of Center for Health Air, Water and Soil, Envirome Institute at UofL School of Medicine
    Youth Activity – TechFest Debate: Middle and High School “Technology Privacy? That’s Debatable”
    Sponsored by The League Pro.
    Click here for details.
     
    4:00 pm “Dark Data – Tapping into your most valuable asset”
    SAMMY SPURLOCK, Senior Splunk Engineer and Data Junkie


    Tradeshow ends

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

    Skateboard Event ends by 9:00 pm

     

    Click here for details.

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

    Day 3, Saturday, August 24, 2019 Event: Marwood-TALK’s Rad Science Skateboard Build for College-Age Students / Skateboard Event