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Develop a community through one-on-one introductions, partner contacts and business development initiatives

Upcoming Events

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IT Based Events Include:

CIO Insights: The mission of the CIO Insights Speaker Series is to provide maximum benefits to all members through programs and services that educate, engage and facilitate networking and increase the visibility of local expertise. Target audience of the CIO Insight Series is companies providing products or services focused on software, hardware, Internet, telecommunications and professional services.

Cyburgh: A multi-day event that aims to bring the most important issues in cybersecurity to Pittsburgh and beyond. At Cyburgh, you’ll hear from thought leaders and subject matter experts from Pittsburgh and beyond. Our focus will be on the business and strategic areas that leaders and technical professionals need to know about. Applicable to all audiences: corporations, small business, academic institutions and public sector - especially those interested in learning how to protect your business and mitigate risk.

Beyond Big Data: Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning are empowering businesses, solving tough challenges, and have the potential to make life easier and more productive for us all. C-level executives in a variety of industries are using these technologies to make better business decisions and to serve their customers better and more efficiently.  However, navigating through the hype and the magnitude of data may be a challenge. Beyond Big Data: AI/ML Summit is a unique opportunity for managers on every level to learn more about the opportunities of these technologies while connecting with others in the industry. With a focus on trends and best practices, the event aims to explore strategies, best practices and technologies surrounding data analysis, artificial intelligence and machine learning while keeping in mind the implications of regulations, privacy, data protection, and ethics that govern this field. This program is designed to enrich, enlighten and entertain.

TechFest: Pittsburgh TechFest is an event where software development professionals from Southwestern Pennsylvania and surrounding areas will "get together" to talk and learn about perfecting our craft. Topics will include coding, tools, agile, project management, etc. All development disciplines (devs, testers, PMs, DBAs, BAs etc.) and all development stacks (Ruby, Java, .Net, JavaScript, Python, SQL Server, Oracle, etc.) are welcome!

All IT Events Allow For: 

- Provide knowledge of cost- and time-saving services for professionals in the IT industry.
- Develop a community through one-on-one introductions, partner contacts and business development initiatives.
- Provide resources, such as best-practice data and alternative solutions, relevant to IT companies.
- Advocate in the spirit of regional technology, and promote a tech-rich legislative agenda that draws attention to southwestern Pennsylvania companies.

For more information contact Monica Takacs, Senior Director for Industry Networks at

This community is updated twice per month. If you would like more information or to get more involved with the Tech Council and/or its IT Network reach out to me at This update is for February 17, 2022.

In this listing....

  • Thanks for attending Beyond Big Data: AI/ML Summit! - Make-up Virtual Panel - February 24
  • CIO Insights with Arconic, MSA Safety, and Foundation Radiology Group - March 10
  • Digital Transformation for Manufacturers - March 24
  • CIO Insights with PPG - April 6
  • 2022 Cyburgh, PA Initiative - May 4
  • IT Related News
  • New and Renewing Members in the IT Network
  • Diversity in Cybersecurity Project at the University of Pittsburgh


Thanks to all who attended Beyond Big Data: AI/ML Summit on February 3

Beyond Big Data: AI/ML Summit welcomed over 150 attendees on February 3 at the Sheraton Hotel Pittsburgh at Station Square.  The wrap-up issue of TEQ Magazine hits the press soon! Watch your mailbox or read all about it here.

Gift Card Winner: Congratulations to Mandee Pavlick of Palantir who was the winner of our Amazon Gift Card. 

  Make-Up Panel: Using Data and AI/ML to Solve Big Problems

Due to the afternoon inclement weather on February 3, we cancelled the final panel of the day in order to allow attendees to travel home safely before the roads iced over. We will host this panel on February 24 as a virtual event and open it to all members, regardless if they attended the in-person event.

When: February 24, 2022
Where: Zoom
Click here for more info and to register!

Beyond Big Data: AI/ML Summit Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor and Event Partner: CGI 
Panel Sponsor: Vertica

International Partner: Consulate General of Canada
Tech Talk Sponsors: Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM Institute), GrayMatter, & Palantir
Lunch Sponsor: Snowflake
Happy Hour Sponsor: Qlik

Break Sponsor: Accenture

Supporting Sponsors: DQE Communications, Google Cloud, IMCritical, & Innotescus

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The mission of the CIO Insights Speaker Series is to provide maximum benefits to all members through programs and services that educate, engage and facilitate networking and increase the visibility of local expertise.

Upcoming Events

CIO Insights: Arconic, MSA Safety, and Foundation Radiology


  • Tom Blazek, Chief Information Officer, Arconic
  • Chris Radi, Senior Vice President - Operations and Information Technology, Foundation Radiology Group
  • Markus Weber, Vice President and Chief Information Office, MSA Safety

When: Thursday, March 10, 2022
Sponsored by: CGI and Fortinet

Click here for more info and to register!

CIO Insights: Bhaskar Ramachandran, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, PPG

When: Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Sponsored by: CGI and Snowflake

Click here for more info and to register!

Digital Transformation for Manufacturing

Digital transformation is critical for manufacturers. As the pandemic accelerated digital transformation for many industries, many companies are still just starting on their technology modernization journey.

This discussion will focus on digital transformation from a manufacturer's perspective. Our panelists will discuss best practices, pitfalls to avoid, and surprises that they learned on their own journeys.

When: Thursday, March 24, 2022 | 11 AM to 1 PM
Where: Pittsburgh Technology Council 

Click here for more info and to register!


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Save the Date! Cyburgh, PA Initiative

We are currently looking for sponsors for 2022 Cyburgh, PA Initiative. Please contact Ashley Steckel at to find an option that will fit your budget and sponsorship goals. 

When: Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Where: The Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh, 1000 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
Click here for more info! Registration will open soon.


IT Related News

New and Renewing Members in the IT Network

New Members

  • EPlus Technology, Inc.
  • Healthcare Council Of Western Pennsylvania
  • Actual Size
  • Timesys

Renewing Members

  • Armada Supply Chain Solutions
  • Babel Health, LLC
  • Benchmark IT Solutions
  • Bradley Brown Design Group
  • Brand Holdings, LLC
  • CGI Technologies And Solutions Inc.
  • We Got Your Juice
  • Dobil Laboratories
  • EPlus Technology, Inc.
  • Hoffmann Murtaugh Advertising
  • IAM Robotics
  • Ideal Integrations, Inc.
  • IT Connect
  • Koppers Inc.
  • Landis Consulting Group
  • MarketSpace Agency
  • MarketWISE
  • Mayvue Solutions
  • MedRespond
  • Microsoft
  • MYRIAD Communications
  • O'Connor O'Connor Lordi
  • Okta
  • PWCampbell
  • Reinforced Ventures
  • Rivers Agile
  • Software Design Solutions, Inc.
  • Software Specialists, Inc.
  • Softwriters, Inc.
  • Speech Interface Design, Inc.
  • Supporting Strategies
  • Tech Elevator
  • TeleTracking Technologies, Inc.
  • Verizon
  • Viterium LLC
  • Wabbi

Diversity in Cybersecurity Project at the University of Pittsburgh

Cybersecurity is a growing field in need of more diverse voices. The Diversity in Cybersecurity Project Team at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Computing and Information aims to identify actionable items that will help recruit and retain more individuals from underrepresented groups (URGs) in cybersecurity. As part of their work, they are conducting a survey to learn about experiences and inhibitors to working in the field of cybersecurity. Your feedback will help them understand the important variables affecting the participation of URGs in cybersecurity education and professional practice. Please click here and take a few moments (10-15 minutes) to answer a set of multiple-choice questions for a chance to win a $50 gift card! 



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