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

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Event Schedule

  • Techfest Full Schedule

    Day One, Thursday, August 22, 2019

    Start Time Entrepreneur Center
    900 East Main Street
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    Lincoln Elementary School
    930 E Main Street
    Louisville, KY 40206
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    U of L Engineering Garage
    1960 Arthur Street
    Louisville, KY 40208
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    U of L Trager Institute
    300 E Market Street #200
    Louisville, KY 40202
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    Music & Dinner
    7:30 am
    • Registration Opens
    • Hot Breakfast for Attendees
    • Tradeshow Opens
    • Networking
           
    8:00 am GARY BOUCH, Founder, Oxinas Partners Wealth Management
    “Investment Trends: What We Are Seeing in Tech”
           
    9:00 am

    National or International Technology Keynote

           
    10:00 am

    PANEL DISCUSSION, “Reframing Cybersecurity and IoT: Today’s Challenges and Answers"

    Panelists:


    JOSH CHOU, Security Analyst, CyberReason


    STEPHEN REYNOLDS, Cybersecurity and IoT Attorney, Ice Miller


    FELIX NEGRON, Founder/CEO, threatSHIELD

           
    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, & Ford


    To Be Announced, Avertium

           
    Noon Lunch on Your Own
    Visit Nearby Restaurants
    Interactive: Code Jumper Demo
    Techfest Conference Room
    Attendance: First 20 people to arrive
    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
           
    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 – TechFest Debate: Middle and High School “Technology Privacy? That’s Debatable”
    Sponsored by The League Pro.
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      Panel Presentation: Mini healthcare startup showcase
    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

     

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    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 Entrepreneur Center
    900 East Main Street
    Click here for map
    Lincoln Elementary School
    930 E Main Street
    Louisville, KY 40206
    Click here for map
    U of L Engineering Garage
    1960 Arthur Street
    Louisville, KY 40208
    Click here for map.
    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 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
       
    11:30-Noon

    “A Midwest Model for Entrepreneurial Ecosystems ”
    ALEX DAY
    Co-Founder and CEO, Sheltowee Business Network

           
    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 “CyberSecurity: Tales from the Front”
    GENE PRICE, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, Fleet Cyber Command
    2:00 pm “Using Blockchain In Health Care” sponsored by Frost Brown Todd LLC
    KYLE CULVER, Lead Enterprise Architect, Humana
    KAT KUZMESKAS, CEO and Co-Founder, Simplyvital Health
       
    3:00 pm “What’s Next: Looking at the Technical Power of Wifi 6 (aka 802.11AX)”
    GREG KAMER, Principal Systems Engineer, Ruckus Networks
    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 “How Tech Informs Water & Air Issues”
    TED SMITH, Director of Center for Health Air, Water and Soil, Evirome Institute at UofL School of Medicine

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

    Skateboard Event ends by 9:00 pm

     

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    5:00 pm Tradeshow Ends
    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