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10 speakers you don’t want to miss at Baltimore Innovation Week 2018

ETC has organized a weeklong series of events with focused content during each day of the week. Check out our compiled list of the best speakers that will be featured across #BIW18.

With the help of ETC, we’ve outlined the top ten speakers that will be featured during Baltimore Innovation Week 2018. They’ll be speaking at a variety of events across the week.
Check out the full list to learn a bit about each speaker and where you can find them during #BIW18.
*Bonus! Don’t miss ETC’s President, Deb Tillett, at The Baltimore Improv Group’s show on Tuesday, October 9*

Dan Taylor, Managing Director, Global Display & Programmatic, Google

Dan leads display advertising platform strategy for Google’s global business organization, focused on product innovation, commercialization and advertiser engagement at scale across Google Ads and Google Marketing Platform in all countries where Google operates.
Find them at Marketing in the Digital Age presented by Enradius

Katie Marquette, Producer, WYPR

Katie Marquette is the producer for a number of local programs for 88.1, WYPR, including Future City and Life in the Balance. She hosts and produces an original podcast called The Noir and Bizarre, a show that explores strange and eerie history. Additionally, she works as a production assistant for the award-winning podcast, Out of the Blocks.
Find them at Marketing in the Digital Age presented by Enradius

Chip Dizard, Founder and Lead Cinematographer, Chip Dizard Weddings

Chip holds a degree in Communication and Media Production from Coppin State University and has taught media production, photography, and videography courses at the high school and college levels. For eight years, he served as the General Manager of Baltimore City Public Schools Education Channel 77 and is also a former web designer for local nonprofit organizations in the Washington, D.C. area.
Find them at Unpacking Snack Size Content For Social Media Presented by BCAN and Six Point Pictures

Jacob Hsu, CEO, Catalyte

Jacob is the CEO of Catalyte, a software engineering services company that uses AI to identify anyone with the aptitude, regardless of background, to become a software developer. His time leading Catalyte is dedicated to reawakening the American dream while also fulfilling the technology industry’s biggest challenge: finding the right talent to scale digital innovation. Jacob is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and was named as one of the world’s Top 12 CEOs by Chief Executive Magazine.
Find them at Hire BMore: Developing a People Pipeline presented by Technical.ly

James E. West, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

West has over 250 patents to his name. He is best known for his work at Bell Labs and  his invention of the electret microphone. Ninety percent of microphones produced annually are his, and can be found in everyday items such as your cell phone. West was inducted into The National Inventors Hall of Fame in 1999 for the invention of the electret microphone. He is currently working with a local startup, Sonavi Labs, on developing a life- changing smart digital stethoscope with machine-learning algorithms to diagnose respiratory and cardiovascular diseases.
Find them at BIW18 Dev Conference presented by Technical.ly

Mike Gill, Secretary of State, Maryland Department of Commerce

Secretary Mike Gill is a business leader with four decades of experience as an entrepreneur, a technology executive, an investment banker, and a public servant. ​He was tapped by Governor Larry Hogan to lead the Maryland Department of Commerce (formerly the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development)​ in January 2015. Prior to his appointment, Mike Gill led Evergreen Advisors, an investment bank, as chairman and principal. Previously, Gill founded Hoyt Capital, an investment and advisory firm serving start​ups and growth companies.
Find them at Startup Global presented by U.S. Commercial Service

Matthew Stanton, Vice President, Global Public Policy, Under Armour

Matt Stanton has over 20 years of experience in directing public policy for elected officials, non-profit organizations and Fortune 500 companies. Matt is currently Vice President, Global Public Policy for Under Armour. In this role he leads the formation and implementation of Under Armour public policy strategy at the local, state, federal and international levels.
Find them at Startup Global presented by U.S. Commercial Service

Smitha Gopal, CEO, Rendia

Gopal is the CEO of Rendia, a Baltimore company that creates visual patient education software to help doctors and patients communicate with each other. Prior to joining Rendia (formerly Eyemaginations), Gopal worked at a boutique investment bank. She earned an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in Finance from the University of Virginia. Smitha was once misdiagnosed with juvenile glaucoma and sent home with only an outdated pamphlet. That frightening experience has made her passionate about taking a patient-centered approach to healthcare, and she believes that technology-driven communication is a key element in every medical practice.
Find them at Startup Grind: How You Know You’ve Made It

Margaret Roth, Chief Customer Experience Officer, Yet Analytics

Roth is the Chief Customer Experience Officer at Yet Analytics, a Baltimore based company that provides tools and solutions used to improve learning and talent development. Roth is interested in the development and design of connected learning environments that leverage data analytics and blended learning. She is an active member and former VP of Community Impact for the Junior League of Baltimore, a member of the SXSWedu Advisory Board and co-founder of EdTechWomen.
Find them at Startup Grind: How You Know You’ve Made It

Evan Lutz, CEO & Cofounder, Hungry Harvest

Evan Lutz is a social entrepreneur who is passionate about food justice, entrepreneurship and the Baltimore Ravens. He’s a frequent guest on NPR, the Washington Post, and Baltimore news stations. He’s been recognized in Forbes 30 under 30 in the social entrepreneurship category and Montgomery County Emerging Business of the Year Award, and previously won by Honest Tea, Sweet Green, and Comcast. He was also featured on ABC’s Shark Tank, where he made a deal with Robert Herjavec.
Find them at Change to Sustain, Panel Discussion – Presented by Innovation Works
See the full list of speakers

Companies: Catalyte / Yet Analytics / Rendia / Under Armour / Bio-Rad Laboratories / Google / Technical.ly
People: Margaret Roth Falzon / Smitha Gopal / Deb Tillett
Projects: Baltimore Innovation Week

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