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Upcoming Events

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2022 Beyond Big Data: AI/Machine Learning Summit
3 Feb
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CIO Insights: Arconic, MSA Safety, and Foundation Radiology
10 Mar
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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. The multi-day event will feature keynote speakers, technical talks, and several panel discussions. 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 Sept 13-24.

Register Today for…

CIO Insights: Ganesh Krishnan, Enterprise Chief Information Officer, Executive Vice President, PNC Financial Services Group

When: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh Hotel Downtown
Sponsored by CGI and Sumo Logic
Registration Link

Leading technology strategy and innovations, initiatives, and programs for all of PNC's lines of business is Ganesh Krishnan. Promoted to his current position in November of 2020, Mr. Krishnan joined PNC in 2008 as a manager within the bank's Technology Infrastructure Services team. Since then, he has held a variety of technology leadership roles and was promoted to CIO for C&IB and Staff Service Technology in January 2017, and executive vice president in March 2018.

Join the Pittsburgh technology community as Mr. Krishnan gives an update on how PNC continues to focus on innovation and technology across its businesses and in communities where it operates.

Where Electrification and Autonomy Meet: Economic Opportunities and Megatrends in the Automotive Sector

When: September 23, 2021 | 10:15AM to 1:30PM
Where: The John P. Murtha Center for Public Service, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, 450 Schoolhouse Rd, Johnstown, PA 15904
Registration Link

For a complete list of events and for more details, please visit

Call for Presenters: Beyond Big Data: AI/ML Summit

If you are interested in speaking at Beyond Big Data, please fill out the form located here by November 19, 2021. Selected presenters will be notified by the end of 2021.

  • Presentations may not be sales pitches.
  • Eligible presenters should be from companies using Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and/or Machine Learning to solve challenges or create opportunities, not service providers. 
  • Presentations must include valuable takeaways for attendees.
  • Both technical and business-oriented presentations will be considered, but this is not an academic conference. 
  • Companies of all sizes* are encouraged to submit a proposal. 

*If your company is a consulting firm or if you are a SAAS provider, please contact Ashley Steckel at about opportunities for sponsored talks. More details about Beyond Big Data will be announced in the coming months!

Save the Date!
When: Thursday, February 3, 2022
Where: Pittsburgh, PA

RFP from the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission 

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (Commission) is seeking a Unified Back Office System (UBOS – The system behind our back-office operations that includes all technologies, modules and integrations outlined in this RFP), Implementation (design and build), and Maintenance (support and enhance) Services for use in the delivery of consistent, best in class customer service across contact methods and platforms. The RFP can be viewed/responded to on the Commission's Vendor Portal.

New and Renewing Members in the IT Network

Thank you to the following new and renewing members. Know a company that should be a member? Refer them to Ryan Gent at

New Tech Members

  • CyberCrunch
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Proofpoint

Renewing Tech Members

  • DATEL Software Solutions, LLC
  • DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. 
  • Sentact
  • BirdBrain Technologies
  • Connected Health
  • Pharmacy Quality Solutions
  • The Fourth River Company
  • Uber
  • Aurora
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