December 7 NJIT, Newark

Tech Day

Tech Day

About

NJ Tech Council’s Tech Day kicks off with talks and pitches from accelerators, incubators and coworking spaces across the state. Acceleration will be the topic of lunch with a talk by Sean O’Sullivan of SOSV, the world’s largest accelerator. Following his talk there will be pitches from regional accelerators, incubators and coworking spaces.

Then the annual Data Summit will conclude the afternoon. UPS’s Kim Felix will kick off the program and she will be followed by two panels and then a networking reception will close out the day-long event.
REGISTRATION CLOSED – WALK-INS WELCOME

Event Location: NJIT, Student Center, 150 Bleeker Street, 2nd floor, Ballroom A, Newark, NJ
Parking Deck: 154 Summit Street

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Speakers

Sean O'Sullivan

Managing Partner, SOSV

Sean O’Sullivan is managing partner of SOSV, the world-leading “Accelerator VC”. With $300 million assets under management, SOSV backs more than 150 startups annually through its accelerators. Recognized in 2017 as the world’s #1 most active global early stage investor and the #2 most active global seed investor*, SOSV’s accelerator model takes a small initial stake in startups and provides a framework and community where startups get further and faster than they could on their own. O’Sullivan received his Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. * Crunchbase: "Global Innovation Investment Report - 2016 Year in Review"

Tuan Le

Senior Director, Mindtree

Tuan Le is Senior Director of Strategic Alliances and Artificial Intelligence Evangelist for Mindtree, a $850 million global system integrator who delivers digital transformation and technology services from ideation to execution, enabling Global 2000 clients to outperform the competition. Tuan has 23+ years of experience in areas including astrodynamics, research, massive parallel computing, security, sales, and strategic alliances. He has worked for large companies like Lockheed Martin and HP, to several small startups in silicon valley. As AI Evangelist, Tuan engages clients, AI startups, and academic institutions to develop intelligent technologies and solutions to help businesses and societies flourish. Combining "left brain" + "right brain" thinking, we explore the possible in the area of conversational intelligence, computer vision, and prescriptive analytics that augment and assist human experiences. Tuan has a B.S. Aerospace Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master's degree in Telecommunications and Computer Networks from the University of Pennsylvania.

Kim Felix

UPS Information Technology

Kim Felix is Vice President of Information Technology for UPS, a $58 billion global corporation with one of the most recognized and admired brands in the world. UPS is a leading global provider of specialized transportation and logistics services managing the flow of goods, funds, and information in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. Kim currently leads the Enterprise Computer, Collaboration, and Data Services portfolio responsible for Global Computer Operations, Technology Support, Collaboration tools and services, IT Practices, Data Strategy and Services, and Advanced Analytics. Prior to her current assignment Kim led the Transportation Technology Group (TTG) portfolio responsible for UPS Airline, Global Brokerage, and Global Transportation technology solutions. Kim started her UPS career in the Customer Technology portfolio leading teams in the expansion and build out of internet based applications on UPS.com including the development of web services and tools used for customer integration services, shipping, and visibility solutions Kim started her IT career with AT&T developing database solutions for telecommunication switching systems. She progressed through increasing roles of responsibility in the Network Engineering and Asset Management organizations; and as the District Manager for Network Planning Systems led the teams responsible for developing Route and Equipment plans for the network. Community engagement is a priority for Kim. She serves on the Industry Advisory Boards for NJIT and Georgia Institute of Technology Industrial and Systems Engineering School. She is Executive Advisor for the IS African American Business Resource Group. Kim has a particular interest in STEM based programs that encourage young men and women to enter the science and technology fields and supports and sponsors multiple activities including the VEX Robotics International Competition hosted in Louisville, KY. Kim has a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern California, a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from the Stevens Institute of Technology, a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Spelman College.

Joe Hudicka

US Managing Director, Neurored

Joseph Hudicka is the US Managing Director of Neurored, the leading Global Trade & Logistics Solution in the Salesforce.com Appexchange. Recognized by CIO Applications as a Top 25 Logistics Technology Solution Provider, clients leverage Neurored to manage more than $3 Billion in shipments annually. Hudicka also serves on Rider University’s Center for Entrepreneurship Advisory Board in the School of Business Administration, where he also earned his MBA. Hudicka is a twenty year veteran of the Supply Chain Industry, and internationally recognized as both a published author and speaker on business process reengineering, business intelligence and technological innovation. For fun, Hudicka volunteers with his wife and children, teaching young people to transform their creativity into their greatest professional asset.

Meg Columbia-Walsh

CEO, Wylei Inc

Meg Columbia-Walsh is widely recognized as one of the most successful women tech entrepreneurs and CEOs and as a pre-eminent digital marketing thought leader. Meg is currently the CEO of Wylei, Inc., an artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) company where the cloud based machine uses advanced predictive algorithms to take the guesswork out of digital web, email, mobile, and video campaigns. She is a proven entrepreneur recognized as a leading visionary in marketing, digital, social, mobile, pharma business process and consumer marketing and has published articles featured in highly recognized publications such as Forbes Magazine, PM360, MM&M, and many others. Meg has received over 20 awards and been recognized throughout her career. In September 2017, she was awarded the StartOut 2017 Ogilvy Innovator Award for recognition as an entrepreneur who through innovation has shaped, changed, or revolutionized a sector or industry. She has also been named as one of NJBIZ 2017 Top 50 Women in Business and one of LWT Power 100. Meg holds a BA in Business, Communications, Pre-Med and Women’s Studies from Rider University. She is a frequent speaker and is widely published.

Cathy Courter

Brother International Corporation

Cathy is Director of Transportation for Brother International Corporation, a premier provider of home, home office, and business products, as well as industrial solutions that revolutionize the way we live and work. A subsidiary of Brother Industries, Ltd. (BIL), of Nagoya, Japan, Brother International Corporation and its subsidiaries employ over 1,300 people in the Americas and recorded consolidated net sales of $1.7 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31st, 2017. Cathy manages all outbound transportation services, ensuring proper fulfillment of customer and channel partner needs through a mix of insourced and outsourced capabilities. Among her responsibilities are transportation provider selection and management, freight spend budgeting, and development of related analytics. Cathy’s career with Brother International spans twenty-three years, with a deep focus on the entire order to cash cycle from a supply chain perspective progressing into increasing roles of responsibility. Prior to her current role, Cathy led Brother International Corporation’s order management group where she worked across divisional lines to bring sales and account management strategies and supply chain goals into alignment. This included working with IT to implement customer technical requirements spanning ASN, EDI and UCC128 labeling. Under Cathy’s leadership, Brother International Corporation received the “Supply Chain Vendor” of the year award from a major retailer in 2003 and 2016. She has been honored within Brother as recipient of a Board of Directors Award for her work in Supply Chain. Cathy is certified in Project Management from Villanova University and Greenhouse Gas Accounting from GHG Management Institute. She has served on the company’s environmental committee for many years and is passionate about incorporating environmental goals into transportation operations.

Kamal Bhathla

Managing Director, Maestro Technologies

Kamal is a technology entrepreneur and Managing Director of Maestro Technologies. Maestro is an award-winning big data solutions and cloud platform company that Inc. magazine named one of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. for three consecutive years, starting in 2011. Kamal began his career in information technology in 1991 at Lehman Brothers. In 1993, he brought his expertise in designing technology solutions and innovation to J.P. Morgan Chase, where he led a team as Senior Vice President of Technology, overseeing the company's highly successful Global Location Optimization Program. Today, as the leader of Maestro, which he founded in 1990, Kamal is guiding the transformation of his company, applying its leading-edge expertise in software architecture to cryptocurrency, , and the future of digital currency. In September, he moved Maestro from Edison to Trenton, N.J., to an 85,000-square-foot headquarters known as the SMART Applications Innovation (SAI) Center, a nerve center of technological innovation run by an accomplished team of technologists who serve private and public institutions and the community in which they operate. Kamal holds a master's degree in computer science from the University at Buffalo – The State University of New York.

Arash Azadegan

Associate Professor, Rutgers Business School

Arash Azadegan (PhD, W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University) is an Associate Professor at Rutgers Business School and the Director of SC Disruption Research Laboratory. Dr. Azadegan has over a decade of industrial experience with Fortune 100 companies such as Quaker Oats, Ralston Purina and Ford Motor. His research focuses on supply chain disruptions, and the effect of organizational response and recovery efforts to mitigate them. He has ongoing experiment based research projects on the role of organizational, leadership and supply chain resilience in the face of natural and man-made disruptions. He leads the efforts of a small team of PhD and graduate students at the SCDrl on several studies to assess firm behavior in response and in recovering from disruptions. Dr. Azadegan’s work is published in several top Operation and SC Management journals including the Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Production and Operations Management Journal, and the Decision Sciences Journal among others. Dr. Azadegan is an officer of the OM Division at the Academy of Management, an active member of the Decision Sciences Institute. He serves on the board of directors for Safety America, an NGO, focused on safety education and emergency preparedness.

Dawn Mahan

Founder & CEO

Dawn Mahan is Founder & CEO of PMOtraining, LLC., and the sole inventor of the ProjectFlo Project Management Process Learning System, built to demystify the Project Management Institute (PMI) process via gamification. She’s facilitated the physical game for years globally with clients of all experience levels from City of Philadelphia managers to Cisco teams in France & Israel. Thanks to Joshua Weiss and his team at TeliApp, who she met through the NJ Tech Council, ProjectFlo 5 is now available on the iPad! She was named 2014 Professional of the Year Consulting/Project Management by Strathmore Who’s Who Worldwide and is a member of the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Before PMOtraining, Dawn started a traditional project consulting and talent development firm in 2009, was a senior leader in a Fortune 50 Chemical company, an Information Technology consultant, applied her Math degree at the Penn State College of Medicine’s Center for Biostatistics and Epidemiology and her Actuarial Science degree at an insurance company. When she’s not on a plane, you may find her volunteering as the American Lung Association, Philadelphia Leadership Board Chair, SCUBA diving, or at the yoga studio.

Joshua Weiss

Founder & CEO

Joshua Weiss is the Founder & CEO of TeliApp, a full service creative agency. For over six years, TeliApp has been helping businesses design and execute powerful marketing and public relations strategies. They also have an experienced software design and development group that builds custom smartphone, tablet and desktop facing consumer, enterprise and unique software solutions. TeliApp won the coveted NJTC Rising Star award in 2015, and Josh was an EY Entrepreneur of the Year finalist this year.

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Schedule

 
 12:00 PM

Acceleration Lunch

Noon – 1:30 Lunch
12:30-1:15 Acceleration Keynote: Sean O'Sullivan, SOSV
1:15 - 1:45: Pitches from Incubators, Accelerators and Coworking spaces
1. FOWNDERS, Newark
2. Rutgers EcoComplex and Ecolgnite, Bordentown
3. &CO, Jersey City
4. Mission Venture Partners, Hoboken
5. NJCU Business Development Incubator, Jersey City
6. Kearny Point, Kearny
7. South Jersey Tech Park (Rowan University), Glassboro
8. Rising Tide Capital, Newark/Jersey City
9. Princeton Innovation Labs/ Entrepreneurship Council, Princeton
10. Newark Venture Partners, Newark
11. NJEDA CCIT Incubator, North Brunswick
12. NJIT EDC, Newark

 2:00 pm

Part II – Data Summit

2:00 – 2:05 Opening Remarks
2:05 – 2:45 Keynote: Kim Felix, VP, Information Technology, UPS
2:45 – 3:20 Panel: Supply Chain Trends
Cathy Courter, Brother International
Arash Azadegan, Rutgers Business School
Joe Maliekel, Jet.com
Joseph Hudicka, Neurored
2:45 – 3:45 Gamification Break Out Session
Dawn Mahan, PMO Training
Joshua Weiss, TeliApp
3:20 - 3:35 Break
3:35 – 4:10 Panel: Machine Learning and Analytics Perspectives
Meg Columbia-Walsh, Wylei
Kamal Bathla, Maestro Technologies
Tuan Le, Mindtree
Paulo Resende, Altimetrik
Laura Colon, Vonage
4:10 – 6:00 Networking Reception

Sponsors

Registration

Tickets - Member: $100; Future Member: $200; Students: Free; Exhibitors: $100 - $300

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