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From educational roundtable events to social networking events to our annual Tech 50 Awards ceremony, the Council programs more than 100 events each year. Only the PTC provides you with the opportunity to rub elbows with the best and brightest in southwestern Pennsylvania’s tech industry.

Featured Events:

Google Analytics 101: Discover the Data Behind Your Online Presence

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Pittsburgh Technology Council, 2000 Technology Dr, Suite 100 ( 1st Floor, Resource Room), Pittsburgh 15219

Want to know what’s really going on with your online presence? Google Analytics holds the answers. This workshop details the ins and outs of web analytics, and shows you how to maximize your visibility and customer engagement. Space is limited for this event- register today!

Topics include:
• Getting Started with Web Analytics
• Traffic Sources
• Measuring Content
• Your Visitors
• Goals & Ecommerce: Is your setup successful?
• Actionable Insights

The all-day class will be taught be LunaMetrics. They are a Pittsburgh Internet consultancy, but are one of only 56 Google Analytics Certified Partners in the US (they’re the only one in Pittsburgh.) So come learn about Google Analytics and bring your questions, too!

*It is recommended that you bring your laptop.*

Continental breakfast and lunch will be served. Please email events@pghtech.org if you have any special dietary requirements.

Sponsors:
Creative Technology Network Partner: Carnegie Mellon University
Champion Network Sponsor: Dollar Bank
Supporting Partners: TechShop | BhiveLab | Echo Strategies
Event Partners: Carnegie Museum of Art | The Warhol | University of Toronto Rotman School | IDSA | Pittsburgh Ad Fed

The Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Creative Technology Network is supported by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.


Cost:
$399 Member
$399 Non-Member

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2014 Made in PA EXPO All-Access Pass

Monday, April 21, 2014

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Monroeville Convention Center, 209 Mall Boulevard, Monroeville, PA 15146

This 3-Day, All Access Pass includes all events surrounding the Made in PA EXPO . This pass provides access to the exhibitor floor, Legislative Reception, select supplier forums and the Made in PA Breakfast featuring Aric Newhouse of the National Association of Manufacturers.

Supplier Forums: These sessions are a "how to do business" with the presenting company. If you're interested in exploring selling opportunities to any of the below companies, you need to attend!

Agenda:

APRIL 21

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. — Legislative Reception on Floor sponsored by AT&T

APRIL 22

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. — Open Floor
10:00 a.m. PennDOT Supplier Forum
2:00 p.m. Hewlett-Packard Company

APRIL 23

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. — MADE in PA EXPO Breakfast featuring Aric Newhouse of the National Association of Manufacturers
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. — Open Floor
12:30 p.m. — AlphaLab GEAR Supplier Forum

More information on the Made in PA EXPO can be found on the Made in PA event site here: http://www.pghtech.org/events/made-in-pa.aspx

*One-Day Passes are not be available for this event.

Cost:
$99 Member
$99 Non-Member

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2014 MADE in PA Expo Exhibitor Information

Monday, April 21, 2014

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: Monroeville Convention Center, 209 Mall Boulevard, Monroeville, PA 15146


The MADE in PA EXPO is a two-day supplier forum and trade show highlighting the capabilities of manufacturing firms in Pennsylvania. The EXPO will provide attending manufacturing firms “how to do business” seminars with large regional and national OEMs, as well as an opportunity for visibility and networking with other Pennsylvania firms.

Dates: April 21-23, 2014
Location: Monroeville Convention Center, 209 Mall Boulevard, Monroeville, PA 15146

All Exhibitors will receive the following benefits:
• 10'x10' booth space
• Four (4) All-Access Passes
• One 6' Skirted Table
• 2 Chairs
• Garbage Can
• WiFi
• Company description in MADE in PA Magazine
• Company description in MADE in PA Online Directory


AGENDA (subject to change)
**All sessions will be held at the Monroeville Convention Center**


APRIL 21
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Booth set up
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Legislative Reception on Floor

APRIL 22
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Open Floor
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Supplier Forums
   10:00 a.m. PennDOT
   11:00 a.m. Mitsubishi Electric Power Products
   1:00 p.m. Bombardier    2:00 p.m. Hewlett-Packard Company
   3:00 p.m. Elliott Turbo

APRIL 23
7:30 – 9:30 a.m. – Made in PA Expo Breakfast
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Open Floorw
12:30 p.m. – AlphaLab GEAR Supplier Forum
2:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Booth tear down



EXPO Sponsors:
Catalyst Connection

Supporting Sponsors:
Dollar Bank | LANtek | Commonwealth of PA | Promethean Software | Zoltun

Legislative Reception Sponsor:
AT&T

Event updates and Booth, Sponsor and Advertising information can be found online at:
www.pghtech.org/events/made-in-pa.aspx


Cost:
Event full, registration is closed

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Selling Your Ideas to the C-Suite: Part II

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Location: Pittsburgh Technology Council, 2000 Technology Dr, Suite 100 ( 1st Floor, Resource Room), Pittsburgh 15219

Building on Greg Babe’s presentation, Don Moyer, founding partner of ThoughtForm Design, will give a workshop on Storytelling and Selling Innovation. This will give the tactical detail in planning and constructing a compelling story for your ideas. ThoughtForm Design works in the area where strategy meets design to turn fuzzy ideas, challenges and design into clear, meaningful, and actionable messages and experiences for workers and customers.


Cost:
$99 Member
$99 Non-Member

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Winning the Talent War: Successful Cultures

Thursday, April 24, 2014

7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown, One Bigelow Square, Pittsburgh PA 15219

The technology sector is a challenging place to find the people you need to take your products or services to the next level. Competition is fierce for developers, designers, engineers, and knowledge workers of all types. How is your company attracting these people? More importantly, how are they retaining them? The companies on this panel discussion have been selected because they have taken the right steps to make their corporate culture one that top talent seeks out. They will make the case that the only way to attract the best and maintain the best is to have a top-notch culture. Winning the talent war is not done unless you have a strategy to win the culture war first!

Moderated by: Sharon Boslet, Senior Consultant, Towers Watson Organizational Surveys and Insights

Panelists:

• American Eagle: Kristin Chericho: Manager of Recruiting
• Branding Brand: Rachel Hardie, Brander
• Mylan: Gretchen Dimeling, Business Analysis Manager, IT
• Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation: Rick Wellock, Director of Organizational Transformation
• Truly Accomplished: Elissa Ashwood, CEO

Sponsored by: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney | Lincoln Financial | Synergy Staffing

Cost:
$45 Member
$175 Non-Member

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CIO Insights: Retail CIO Panel

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

7:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Location: Sheraton Station Square Hotel, 300 W. Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Technology drives the ever-competitive world of retail. Get insights from some of Pittsburgh's top retail CIOs, including Paul Yater of GNC, Anuj Dhanda of Giant Eagle and Jim Wenner of Sheetz.

These CIOs will discuss technology solutions they have invested in; challenges specific to this space; recent IT implementations; and solutions they are considering for the future. BusinessForward Founder and Managing Director John Huckle will moderate the panel discussion. Discover the tech-specific challenges and opportunities throughout the retail world.

Agenda:
7:15am Registration & Networking
7:50am Breakfast
8:00am Program
8:45am Q&A
9:15am Adjourn

Main Sponsor: All Lines Technology | Comcast Business

Supporting Sponsors: Apptio | CGI | Mastech | UPMC Technology Development Center


Cost:
$45 Member
$175 Non-Member

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Hire UP Technology Recruiting Event

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Highmark Stadium, 510 West Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Looking for technology talent? The Pittsburgh Technology Council presents Hire Up, your #1 one place to find technology talent from across the Pittsburgh region. The Council is committed to helping technology companies and technology job seekers connect through these job-fair style events, which typically draw over 300 experienced job seekers who are looking for information technology, engineering, manufacturing, and science-related careers. Light refreshments are included.

Included with the purchase of your Exhibitor Registration are 2 additional tickets, "Company Attendees" online, which can be done online during registration by selecting "Register a Group" when prompted at the start of registration.

Job Seekers:Please REGISTER NOW @ http://www.eventbrite.com/o/pittsburgh-technology-council-6223107943?s=23072097


Companies Currently Scheduled to attend:
AIReS
Armstrong Group of Companies
Ascent Data LLC
Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc.
Branding Brand
Compunetix, Inc.
Data Science Automation
DQE Communications, LLC
Gentech
IDI Consulting LLC
Kforce Inc.
LANtek Computer Services
Orthos Enterprises
PS Solutions
Ricoh USA
SDLC Partners
The Callos Companies
The Resumator
UPMC
Winchester Thurston School


Cost:
$299 Member
$499 Non-Member

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Angel Resource Institute Series

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:

Join us for a four-part Angel Resource Institute (ARI) series geared for entrepreneurs, funders, and everyone in between. Topics will cover: financing a high-impact venture, early exits, pitching to investor, and trends in raising capital. Each event will be presented in a half-day workshop based on research provided by the Kauffman Foundation.

ARI programs are part of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation's Power of Angel Investing series of seminars and workshop. Programs are also delivered by ARI's renowned faculty of certified lead instructors, all of whom have 10-plus years of angel investment and entrepreneurial leadership experience. The real value of ARI's content comes from the Kauffman Foundation and the collective experience and best practices of thousands of individual investors and angel investment groups.

Limited offer until April 29th: Buy all four events for $300 Or, purchase each event individually at the regular price.

Events can be purchased individually in addition to the 4-part package.

Main Sponsors:
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney | BDO

Supporting Sponsor:
URA


April 30, 2014
How to Finance a High-Impact Venture
BDO, 339 Sixth Avenue, 7th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

This workshop is a must-attend event for any emerging or existing company who knows that understanding the scope of financing available to them is key to success. This workshop will use best practices and data to examine how to finance a startup business, including:
- An introduction to startup capital requirements and stages of development
- Examining investment opportunities – lender vs. investors
- Exit strategies and options
- Capital sources for entrepreneurs – angel investors vs. venture capitalists
- Business plans for startups
- What is a fundable company?
- How to surround yourself with great advisors

May 30, 2014
Early Exits
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, 301 Grant Street, 20th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

This workshop presents a strategy for startup investors and entrepreneurs to build new ventures, prove business models and exit companies in two to three years without the need for multi-million-dollar investments. Based on Basil Peters book, "Early Exits," this is a perfect fit for the entrepreneurial environment which can be characterized as follows:
- The traditional venture capital model may not be working. It has become much more difficult to raise expansion funding of $5 million and more.
- Corporate America is loaded with cash and is choosing to acquire small companies in lieu of expanded internal R&D. The sweet spot for many large U.S. companies is $15 to $30 million -- selling prices of great interest to entrepreneurs and angels, but not generally to traditional VCs.
- Building companies with a valuation of $15 million or more takes much less time with lower risk than building companies with valuation of $150 million, the average VC exit in the past few years.

June 30, 2014
Pitching to Investors
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, 301 Grant Street, 20th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

This unique workshop uses research, data and proven best practices to teach the key fundamentals you need to gain and maintain the attention of early stage investors. This half-day workshop covers the following topics:
- Odds of getting capital
- Why you must be great
- Be prepared for the demands of the capital-raising process
- Capital raising documents: elevator pitch, executive summary, business plan
- General principles for presentations
- Common mistakes in pitching
- How to give an effective pitch

July 30, 2014
Trends in Raising Capital
BDO, 339 Sixth Avenue, 7th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Back by popular demand! Whether you are an entrepreneur or early stage investor, a strong understanding of the latest trends in the world of early stage equity investing can help ensure that your next deal is a good one. This workshop will present the latest trends in angel investing and venture capital. It will cover best practices for:
- Analyzing the capital raising environment
- Meeting investor expectations
- Valuation methodologies
- Term sheet mechanics
- Deal structuring

Trends in Raising Capital includes unique survey data from The Halo Report and ACA member angel groups.

Cost per event (without purchasing the package): $99 Member/$249 Non-Member

Cost:
$99 Member
$249 Non-Member

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May 2014 Membership Meet & Greet

Monday, May 05, 2014

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Pittsburgh Technology Council, 2000 Technology Dr, Suite 100 ( 1st Floor, Resource Room), Pittsburgh 15219

Membership Meet and Greet: All New and Renewing Members Welcome!

Join us for our monthly membership meet and greet! This event provides an opportunity for members to learn more about our current offerings and meet our staff. You will be able to introduce yourself and give a 30 second pitch about your company. Learn more about utilizing special discounts, benefits and services available only to Council members.

Seating is limited for this event, please register soon! This event is open only to members in good standing.

Sponsored by SBC Foods


Cost:
Free of charge, please register to attend.

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Creative Clash May Networking Night at Wood Street Galleries

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Wood Street Galleries, 601 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Join the Pittsburgh Technology Council and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust for a special Creative Clash Networking Night at the Wood Street Galleries in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. Part of DATA 2014, Pittsburgh’s International Creative Technologies Summit, don't miss this opportunity to mix and mingle with artists, designers, techies and innovators from all around the country!

Set at one of Pittsburgh’s coolest art and technology spaces, Wood Street Galleries, guests will get to experience two international art and tech installations in the exhibition Electrified, works by Alexandre Burton and Edwin van der Heide. The exhibition is an homage to the pioneering work of Nikola Tesla and his experiments in electricity, x-rays and wireless communication. Both installations are North American premieres.

The event also features the magic of Pittsburgh’s hottest young entertainer, Collin Stover, and music by special guest, Scott Imblum.

Time:
5:00 – 5:30 pm : Registration & Networking
5:30 – 7:00 pm: Welcome from the Partners, Refreshments, Exhibit Experience, Networking

The Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Creative Technology Network is part of the Art & Technology Initiative, which was formed in 2008 in an effort to unite and cultivate the creative and technology communities in the Pittsburgh region.

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust operates Wood Street Galleries, which features multi-disciplinary artists from all over the world. Located above the T-Station at Wood Street and Sixth Avenue, Wood Street Galleries also houses the Trust's shared office space program which provides a home and tools for small arts organizations.

Sponsors:
Creative Technology Network Partner: Carnegie Mellon University
Champion Network Sponsor: Dollar Bank
Supporting Partners: TechShop | BhiveLab | Echo Strategies
Event Partners: Carnegie Museum of Art | The Warhol | University of Toronto Rotman School | IDSA | Pittsburgh Ad Fed

Find out more about DATA 2014 at http://www.design-art-tech.com/

Cost:
$35 Member
$35 Non-Member

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DATA 2014: The Design, Art and Technology Awards, Interactive Exhibition and Creative Technologies Summit

Thursday, May 08, 2014

9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 805 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Taking place May 7-8, 2014, DATA 2014 is a national celebration of creative technologies in Pittsburgh, PA.

Founded at the intersection of Design, Art and Technology, this two-day event is an opportunity to engage with folks around the country on the newest trends in creativity and innovation. DATA is an event like no other — a mash-up of networking, interactivity and new ideas — showcasing the year’s most innovative art and technology projects, experiments and achievements.

THE PRE-CONFERENCE CREATIVE CLASH
Kick-off festivities begin with a Creative Clash! At the Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh’s coolest art and technology space, featuring new media artists from around the globe. With the backdrop of two installations, “Electrified,” by artists Edwin van der Heide and Alexandre Burton, the Creative Clash event is a mixer for the Creative Technology Network, celebrating the intersections art, business and technology. Cultural District activities, including a visit to Pittsburgh’s illustrious Toonseum, follow the event.

THE CONFERENCE
The DATA conference brings together artists, entrepreneurs, geeks, investors, makers, innovation leaders, students and regular ole folk to be inspired by each other, discover new opportunities, and find out what's next. Topics span the creative tech gamut, including design, gaming, film & television, robotics, mobile applications, education, edutainment, new media advertising, industrial design, architecture, animation, social networks, music, fine art, and much more. This day-long think tank is packed full of workshops, panels and talks on the newest and most exciting innovations and ideas!

THE INTERACTIVE EXHIBITION
An array of the year’s newest debuts in Creative Technology will be exhibited on Thursday, May 8 at the DATA Interactive Exhibition. Over 50 DATA Award finalists will be demo-ing their latest creations and innovations for DATA guests and participants!

THE DESIGN, ART + TECHNOLOGY AWARDS (DATA) GALA
This annual gala and awards ceremony is one of the signature art and technology events around. Each year, the Creative Technology Network honors the best and brightest creative tech innovators with a party like no other! Be inspired by our keynote speaker, Penelope Trunk. Meet the makers of some of the coolest new art and tech at the Interactive Exhibition. Eat, drink and make friends all night long to a backdrop of artwork, tech, live music, and mixing-and-mingling with all the people you want to know.

KEYNOTES
Willo O’Brien: Opening Keynote, Thursday, May 8 9am
Entrepreneur and co-founder of the YXYY unconference.
Penelope Trunk: Gala Keynote, Thursday May 8 6pm
International career guru, entrepreneur and blogger.

ABOUT THE EVENT
When: May 7-8, 2014
Full Agenda, including Conference Presenters and more can be found here: www.design-art-tech.com and at http://www.techburgher.com/breaking-news/data2014.

What’s Happening:
May 7: Pre-summit activities starting at 5pm
May 8: Creative Technology Summit / Interactive Exhibition / Design, Art and Technology Awards Gala
   9am-5pm: Creative Technologies Summit: Workshops, Talks, Activities + Performances
   6-7pm: DATA 2014 Keynote: Penelope Trunk
   7-8pm: Cocktail Reception and the DATA Interactive Exhibition
   8pm: The Design, Art and Technology Awards Gala

REGISTRATION:
GENERAL ADMISSION ONLY
All-Access Pass: Includes Pre-summit activities*, Conference and DATA Gala $199 per person
Conference only $99
DATA Gala only $99
*All-Access Pass Holders only

DATA PARTICIPANTS
All DATA event finalists and presenters receive special registration packages. Contact events@pghtech.org for full details after March 15.

Traveling to Pittsburgh? Check back soon for details on special hotel deals in walking distance from the event in Downtown Pittsburgh.

EVENT PARTNERS + SPONSORS
Creative Technology Network Partner: Carnegie Mellon University
Champion Network Sponsor: Dollar Bank
DATA Main Event Sponsor: Buchanan Ingersoll
DATA Supporting Sponsors: AdvizeX | C-Leveled | Print Tech
DATA Kickoff Sponsor: United Kingdom Trade and Investment
DATA Event Partners: Kessler Studios | The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust | Wrecking Crew Media | Collin Stover Magic | Visit Pittsburgh | PrintTech
DATA Media Partner: Best Web Design Agencies
Network Supporting Partners: TechShop | BhiveLab | Echo Strategies
Network Event Partners: Carnegie Museum of Art | The Warhol | University of Toronto Rotman School | IDSA | Pittsburgh Ad Fed
The Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Creative Technology Network is supported by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.

GET ENGAGED
Start the party now at #PTCDATA.
Visit www.design-art-tech.com for full details, finalists and to get involved!


Cost:
$199 Member
$199 Non-Member

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Venture In: Union Square Ventures

Friday, May 16, 2014

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Pittsburgh Technology Council, 2000 Technology Dr, Suite 100 ( 1st Floor, Resource Room), Pittsburgh 15219

Join us as we host a member of Union Square Ventures’s Investment Team to discuss their current investment strategy, portfolio companies, Pittsburgh investment, and fund. Union Square Ventures is a venture capital firm based in New York City. They are a small collegial partnership that manages $1B across six funds. Their portfolio companies create services that have the potential to fundamentally transform important markets.

Friday, May 16, 2014
Pittsburgh Technology Council Resource Room, 2000 Technology Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Main Sponsors: Morgan Lewis | BDO

Supporting Sponsors: URA | UPMC Technology Development Center


Cost:
$45 Member
$175 Non-Member

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Internet of Things Innovation Workshop

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Pittsburgh Technology Council, 1st Flr. Resource Room, 2000 Technology Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15219

PTC and 113 Industries bring to you a full-day workshop on developing your Internet of Things Device Strategy. Internet of Things is estimated to be a $14.4 trillion dollar industry in the next decade. Smart devices, Ubiquitous Connectivity, Big Data Analytics, Cloud Computing, Social Media, Mobile Computing and Moore’s Law are some of the forces that are driving this industry forward. Early adopters of this technological advantage are industries such as manufacturing, financial services, and retail. It is time for your company to make this technical breakthrough a part of your corporate strategy. This event will help your company understand where this technology is headed and how you can capitalize on the boom that is coming in the very near future!

Join us for the full day training session where we will demystify Internet of Things.

Agenda
8.00 - 8.15 Registration
8:15am - 9:30am - What is Internet of Things
9.30am - 12:00pm - What roles do Big Data, Cloud Computing, Social Media, Mobile Computing play in Internet of Things
12:00pm - 1pm - Lunch
1pm - 2.30pm - Hardware design attributes of devices that will be called Smart Devices
2.30 - 3.30pm - Software design attributes of Smart Devices.
3.30pm - 3.45pm - Coffee
3.45pm - 5pm - Developing your Internet of Things Strategy - Team, Budget, Idea, Implementation

Who should attend?
• Senior Management teams of R&D
• Head of Innovation
• Product Development

Lead Trainer - Razi Imam

Razi Imam is an accomplished award winning innovator, entrepreneur, and author. He has experience and knowledge of successfully innovating products and services, launching them in competitive markets, and building world-class high-performance teams. He has founded 113 Industries that focuses on helping Fortune 500s innovate breakthrough products based on identifying the unarticulated needs of their consumers.

In recognition of his entrepreneurial success, Carnegie Science Foundation has presented Razi with their prestigious award honoring Innovation in Science and Technology.

He is also an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University since January 2012, and teaches "Innovation and Commercialization” at the Tepper School of Business.

Additional Speakers:
We will have speakers from companies that would represent all parts of Internet of Things: Smart Devices, Cloud Computing, Social Media, Big Data and Hardware/Software design.


Cost:
$399 Member
$399 Non-Member

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CIO Insights: School District CIO Panel

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

7:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Location: The Rivers Club, 301 Grant Street, One Oxford Centre, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Get the ABCs of school district IT needs and trends at CIO Insights. Join Mary Beth Wiseman from Elizabeth Forward School District, Mark Campbell from Pittsburgh Public School District, Scott Hand from Fox Chapel Area School District, and Matt Friedman from Mars Area School District to learn about their latest IT implementations, current needs, and unique challenge as IT purchasers for regional schools. Linda Hippert, Executive Director of the Allegheny Intermediate Unit will moderate this stellar panel.


Agenda
7:15am Registration & Networking
7:50am Breakfast
8:00am Program
8:45am Q&A
9:15am Adjourn

Main Sponsor
Comcast Business

Supporting Sponsors
CGI
Rough Stone Software
UPMC Technology Development Center
TRETC


Cost:
$45 Member
$175 Non-Member

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Disruptive Marketing: The Hottest Technology Trends for Growing Your Business

Friday, June 06, 2014

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: The Rivers Club, 301 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Join the Pittsburgh Technology Council, the Pittsburgh Advertising Federation and the American Marketing Association for a conversation on the newest emerging marketing strategies and technologies. Find out what leading innovators have to say about the changing landscape of marketing as we know it, and learn how what your company needs to do maximize growth and opportunity.

Topics:
• Today’s Experiment, Tomorrows Standard
• How Multi-Media Storytelling Changes Advertising
• Beyond Big Data
• Diversity in Content Creators
• Brand Lift: The New Frontiers
• Aesthetics Voids in Disruptive Technologies
• The Pittsburgh Landscape


AGENDA:
11:00am Registration
11:30am – 12:30pm Lunch and Panel Discussion
12:30-1:00pm Q&A

MODERATOR:
Rob Deaner, President, Market Street Sound and Chairman of the Board, Pittsburgh Advertising Federation

PANELISTS :
Shian-Li McGuire, Director of Brand Marketing, Dick’s Sporting Goods
Rick Gardinier, Chief Digital Officer, BRUNNER/BHiveLab
Brian Bronaugh, President, Mullen
Teresa Hammond, Director of Marketing and Brand Experience, 4Moms
Chris Pointon, Senior Vice President of Marketing Technology, MARC USA

Cost:
PTC/ADFED/AMA members, $55
Non-Members, $85
Student, $25

Contact Lindsey at lbradley@pghtech.org if you are an ADFED or AMA Member or Student to ensure you get the event rate.

Partners:
The Pittsburgh Advertising Federation
The American Marketing Association

Sponsors:
Sponsors: Creative Technology Network Partner: Carnegie Mellon University
Champion Network Sponsor: Dollar Bank
Supporting Partners: TechShop | BhiveLab | Echo Strategies
Event Partners: Carnegie Museum of Art | The Warhol | University of Toronto Rotman School | IDSA | Pittsburgh Ad Fed

The Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Creative Technology Network is supported by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.


Cost:
$55 Member
$85 Non-Member

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DIY SEO: Get Your Company Front and Center on the Web

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Pittsburgh Technology Council, 2000 Technology Dr, Suite 100 ( 1st Floor, Resource Room), Pittsburgh 15219

Learn for yourself Search Engine Optimization best practices, and the tricks to get your site in front of more people – and the right people. This workshop will leave you with at least 3 actionable items to implement IMMEDIATELY that will positively affect your online visibility. Space is limited for this event- register today!

Topics include:
• Search Engines 101
• Keyword Choice + Placement
• Site Architecture
• Link Building for Business
• Attracting Traffic
• Social Media and SEO
• Local SEO

The all-day class will be taught be LunaMetrics. They are a Pittsburgh Internet consultancy, but are one of only 56 Google Analytics Certified Partners in the US (they’re the only one in Pittsburgh.)

Continental breakfast and lunch will be served. Please email events@pghtech.org if you have any special dietary requirements.

Sponsors: Creative Technology Network Partner: Carnegie Mellon University
Champion Network Sponsor: Dollar Bank
Supporting Partners: TechShop | BhiveLab | Echo Strategies
Event Partners: Carnegie Museum of Art | The Warhol | University of Toronto Rotman School | IDSA | Pittsburgh Ad Fed

The Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Creative Technology Network is supported by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.



Cost:
$399 Member
$399 Non-Member

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