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IT Network: CIO Insights; Turnpike RFP; and Big Data Call for Presenters

By Monica Takacs

Keep up to date with the latest Pittsburgh Technology Council IT Network news, events and opportunities. 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

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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
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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
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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

Showcase Your Brand! Support the Tech Industry!

If you are interested in sponsoring one of these event, please contact Ashley Steckel at for complete details. Sponsorship packages are available for all budgets.

Would you like the Member Rate for PTC Events? Email Ryan Gent today at