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Over 50 impressive speakers will present at PTW20’s conferences

Meet these innovators, technologists and future-forward thought leaders speaking at’s 2020 Introduced and Developers Conferences.

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Since last week’s first round announcement of speakers for’s two full-day conferences happening during Philly Tech Week 2020 presented by Comcast, the list has swelled to well over 50. Top-tier technology, innovation and people operations experts combine with leaders in civic, nonprofit and business environments, bringing breadth and depth to’s core professional conferences.

The Developers Conference will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, with three main frameworks for the day’s sessions: What’s Next, Growth Stage and At Scale. On Friday, Sept. 25, we close the week out with the Introduced by conference. While Introduced remains focused on its larger theme of building better companies, 2020 includes sessions and workshops addressing economic recovery, diversity and equity.

Here is our final (but not complete) list of speakers you will virtually meet during the 10th annual Philly Tech Week:

Charlie Warzel, New York Times


Christine Rogers-Raetsch, Duolingo

Chief people officer

Michael Winslow, Comcast

Director of engineering

Rob Frieman, URBN 

Executive director of engineering

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Josh Kopelman, First Round Capital

Founder and entrepreneur

Valerie Jacobs, LPK

Chief growth officer

Delali Dzirasa, Fearless

President and founder

Martin Guay, Stanley Black & Decker

VP of business development

Erin Randolph-Williams, Morgan Lewis

Executive compensation attorney

Lloyd Adams, SAP

SVP and managing director, East Region

Michelle Histand, Independence Blue Cross

Director of innovation

Anish Kumar, Pennovation Works

Managing director

Kyle Matthews, FMC Corporation


Adam Thiel, Philadelphia Fire Department

Philadelphia fire commissioner

Gene Marks

Author, columnist, small business expert

Register today for PTW20’s produced professional conferences:

Developers Conference — Wednesday, Sept. 23

The Developers Conference is the place where programmers sharpen their skills, learn new approaches, and explore new opportunities. Tech recruiters and renowned engineering leaders come to share their expertise, connect with top engineering talent, and promote their company culture.

Join us for a full day of dev talks focused on effective problem solving and innovative solutions. Presentations will cover today’s most used languages and programs for those at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

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Introduced by — Friday, Sept. 25

Introduced is a daylong conference that introduces you to the ideas, people and opportunities that build better companies. Join over 35 industry leaders and keynote speaker, award-winning journalist Guy Raz of NPR’s How I Built This, for a full day virtual conference focused on better workplaces and equitable hometowns.

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Plus, don’t forget to check out Philly Tech Week’s crowning social event:

Signature Event — Thursday, Sept. 24

Bored of the same ol’ virtual events? The 10th annual Signature Event promises to be something different. We will start with an exclusive DJ then present the Awards, reveal the winner of our “Nerd Met Gala” cosplay contest, and wrap up the evening with a live, uniquely PTW-style game of trivia. Your ticket price goes to support the journalism and community organizing from

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Companies: URBN / Stanley Black & Decker – Infrastructure Innovation Center / Stanley Black & Decker / Pennovation Center / FMC Corporation / Comcast / First Round Capital / Independence Blue Cross / Morgan Stanley / New York Times / SAP / University of Pennsylvania / Urban Outfitters
Series: Build Better Companies
People: Gene Marks / Josh Kopelman
Projects: Builders Conference / Philly Tech Week

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