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Monday, September 12
 

4:30pm

The Connected Professional Athlete: Sports Tech Perspectives from Athlete, Trainer, Clinician, and Health Engineer
Kansas City is a sports town and there are some incredible perspectives across Sports and Sports Tech. Wearables and data analytics continue to expand what's possible and no where is this more evident than in professional sports. We will bring a panel with perspectives of key stakeholders around the field to discuss. Many exciting developments have surfaced in the last few years and many more are on their way. Come hear from the practitioners living the future on and around the field today.

Moderators
avatar for Ilya Tabakh

Ilya Tabakh

CEO, Edge Up Sports
Ilya Tabakh is the CEO of Edge Up Sports. In this role, he is responsible for overall strategic direction of the organization. Tabakh has developed a deep understanding ofhuman behavior, integrating perspectives from psychology, sociology, and neurocognitive science into multiple domains. He uses this background to continually drive theevolution of sports data toward better analytics and to support exceptional user experience delivery.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Burgett

Scott Burgett

Director of Health Engineering, Garmin
Scott Burgett is the Director of Garmin Health Engineering for Garmin International. An 18 year veteran of Garmin, Scott has been active in the wearable space for many years. Early in his career, Scott was a leader in the integration of GPS technology into Garmin's consumer and aviation products. He helped perform early research into GPS-enabled wearables that resulted in Garmin’s revolutionary Forerunner line of GPS-enabled running watches... Read More →
avatar for Mateus Manoel

Mateus Manoel

Head Fitness Coach, Sporting Kansas City
Mateus Manoel is in his seventh season with Sporting Kansas City as Head Fitness Coach.  His responsibilities cover all aspects of sport performance and science for the team, including strength and conditioning, injury prevention, field practices, nutrition, fitness monitoring (training load and readiness), player re-adaptation following rehab and recovery.
avatar for Davyeon Ross

Davyeon Ross

COO, Shottracker
An innovative technology leader and widely recognized entrepreneur, Davyeon Ross has more than 15 years of experience in the technology space. Ross is Cofounder / COO of DDSports Inc. a team sports performance platform fueled by wearable and smart equipment data. DDSports first product is ShotTracker a wearable tech for basketball that automatically tracks a basketball players shot attempts, makes, misses and their location on the court while... Read More →
avatar for J. Paul Schroeppel, MD

J. Paul Schroeppel, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon, University of Kansas Hospital
Dr. Schroeppel is a board certified orthopedic surgeon at the University of Kansas Hospital, specializing in sports medicine.  His special interests include arthroscopic management of injuries to the hip, knee and shoulder.  He currently serves as a team physician for both the Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City Royals, as well as four Kansas City metro high schools.  His particular focus within sports analytics is in the ability to... Read More →


Monday September 12, 2016 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Sprint Accelerator 210 W 19 Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64108

5:15pm

Uber, Startups, and the Future of Tech with Brian McClendon
Brian McClendon is the Vice President of Maps & Business Platform at Uber, where he oversees initiatives including Uber’s Advanced Technologies Center and mapping.

Prior to joining Uber in June 2015, McClendon was a Vice President with Google leading their mapping efforts for a decade. Among his most notable achievements, Brian was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering in 2015 and received an honorary Doctor of Science in 2016.

He was a co-founder and angel investor in Keyhole, Inc., a geospatial data visualization company that was purchased by Google in 2004 to produce Google Earth. McClendon holds twenty issued patents, including several relating to KML, the XML-based language schema for expressing geographic annotation and visualization in two-dimensional maps and three-dimensional Earth browsers.

McClendon grew up in Lawrence, Kansas. He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1982 and from the University of Kansas in 1986 with a degree in electrical engineering. He spent eight years with Silicon Graphics developing high-end workstation 3D graphics including GT, GTX, RealityEngine, and InfiniteReality, and then was Engineering Director with @Home Network.

Although he lives in California, he maintains close ties with his alma mater, the University of Kansas, serving on advisory boards for both the School of Engineering and the Department of Electrical Engineering and computer science.

Speakers
avatar for Brian McClendon

Brian McClendon

Vice President of Maps & Business Platform, Uber
Brian McClendon is the Vice President of Maps & Business Platform at Uber, where he oversees initiatives including Uber’s Advanced Technologies Center and mapping.  Prior to joining Uber in June 2015, McClendon was a Vice President with Google leading their mapping efforts for a decade. Among his most notable achievements, Brian was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering in 2015 and received an honorary Doctor of Science... Read More →


Monday September 12, 2016 5:15pm - 6:00pm
Sprint Accelerator 210 W 19 Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64108

6:00pm

Techweek Kansas City Kick-Off Party Presented by Garmin
Come Kick-Off Techweek KC at Up-Down, Kansas City's Arcade Bar!

Up-Down feature's more than 50 arcade games from the ‘80s and ‘90s, pinball machines, three classic skee-ball alleys, Nintendo and Sega console gaming, and life-size jenga and connect four.

All games cost just 25 cents. The drink menu includes an extensive craft beer selection with over 50 beers on tap and even more bottles and cans, as well as ‘80s and ‘90s inspired cocktails.



Monday September 12, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Up-Down KC 101 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108
 
Tuesday, September 13
 

11:00am

KC Startup Village "Tech Carnival" at Techweek Kansas City
Techweek KC is back, and the Kansas City Startup Village (KCSV) is getting in on the action! Join us for a fun filled afternoon in the form of a "tech carnival" the likes of which Kansas City has never seen before.

What:
 A tech carnival with Drones, Hoverboards, 3D printers, Virtual Reality, Yard Games, Music, Food, Drinks, and more!

Participants:
  • Music by DJ Savy 
  • Drones by the KC Drone Co.
  • Hoverboards by Monorover (including a raffle for a Monorover R2 hoverboard - value $299)
  • 3D printers
  • Virtual Reality
  • Yard games by KC Crew
  • And more!
Snacks and drinks will be provided, as well as a food truck serving lunch items with discounted prices for Techweek KC badge holders.

PARKING IS EXTREMELY LIMITED! Please Uber to the event, or plan to park along 45th street and/or down by Westwood Park at 47th & State Line Rd.


Huge props and big thanks to C2FO and Kansas City Startup Foundation for sponsoring the event!


Tuesday September 13, 2016 11:00am - 2:00pm
Village Square 4436 State Line Road Kansas City, KS 66103

3:30pm

Local Brews & Local Insights from CTO of Stackify
Customer Experience is essential for every business. Your brand, reputation, and overall success all depend on how your customers perceive their interactions with your company. How are you managing and measuring your CX?

Condado’s Customer Experience Showcase serves as a microphone for CX awareness. By bringing together local craft beer, local wine, and local talent, the showcase serves as an educational networking event focused on improving your customer experience by featuring the stories of those who do it best.

Join us at Techweek to hear from Jason Taylor, CTO at Stackify, as he talks about their new product, Prefix. Jason will highlight Prefix as he discusses the constant pursuit of perfecting the Customer Experience.

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Speakers
avatar for Jason Taylor

Jason Taylor

CTO, Stackify
Jason Taylor joined Stackify in 2012 as Chief Technology Officer, and is passionate about helping developers deliver better software. Prior to Stackify, Jason worked in organizations focused on delivering software as a service across multiple industries, including insurance, defense, education, and finance. He has served capacities ranging from quality assurance to technology director, and is happy to still write code on the days he gets to.


Tuesday September 13, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
SMI Digital 2101 Broadway Blvd, STE 11 Kansas City, MO 64108

5:30pm

Transforming Brands in a Digital World – Official Tuesday Night Happy Hour at VML

Join us at the VML World Headquarters for our Tuesday Night Happy Hour from 5:30 to 7:30 where you will enjoy drinks, appetizers and a glimpse into VML. 

VML is a global marketing agency with over 28 locations and 2500 VML team members around the world. Founded in Kansas City in 1992, their business has grown for the past 24 years by partnering with the world’s top brands in transforming of how they communicate and connect with consumers. VML is built upon a unique balance of world-class creativity and deep enterprise technology expertise. 

During happy hour you will learn about how VML helped activate Kansas City with the power of baseball through the “Relay The Way” campaign. This campaign united fans in raising donations for the KC MLB Urban Youth Academy, a program dedicated to reshaping experiences of children living in the urban core.

 

Come join us for a fun night at VML during Tech Week Kansas City 2016. 



Tuesday September 13, 2016 5:30pm - 7:30pm
VML Headquarters 250 Richards Road, KC, MO 64116

7:30pm

Night at The Nerdery featuring "Veer Pong" and "The A/R 8-Bit Challenge"
Where in Kansas City can you find passionate Nerds ready to tackle your toughest software challenges? 

At The Nerdery of course!

We'd love to have you join us in our space that we've created specifically to inspire, energize and aid us in doing what we do best...redefining what's possible through technology.

Innovation Stations

Postcard Station  
Wish you were here!  Join us for Night at The Nerdery and get your personalized augmented reality postcard #NerderyKC.  
Virtual 8-Bit Challenge You think you know your classic 8-Bit video game characters?  Test yourself during Night at The Nerdery with our AR challenge.
VeeR Pong  Beer pong for the digital age.  Virtual beer pong also means virtually NO hangover!  

Beer, wine, and hors d'oeuvres will be served!


Tuesday September 13, 2016 7:30pm - 10:00pm
The Nerdery 100 E 7 St #401, Kansas City, MO 64106
 
Wednesday, September 14
 

7:30am

Big Data Summit Registration
Wednesday September 14, 2016 7:30am - 8:30am
WWI Museum and Memorial 100 W 26th St, Kansas City, MO 64108

8:45am

Big Data Summit Introduction
Wednesday September 14, 2016 8:45am - 9:00am
WWI Museum and Memorial 100 W 26th St, Kansas City, MO 64108

9:00am

Hadoop Essentials (Yotabites Consulting)
Session 1: Fundamentals of Distributed Computing and Hadoop 

Session 2: Hadoop Ecosystem – Essential Tools and Technologies

Wednesday September 14, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am
WWI Museum and Memorial 100 W 26th St, Kansas City, MO 64108

9:55am

Hadoop Essentials (Yotabites Consulting) (cont.)
Wednesday September 14, 2016 9:55am - 10:40am
WWI Museum and Memorial 100 W 26th St, Kansas City, MO 64108

10:50am

Hadoop Tools and Technologies
Wednesday September 14, 2016 10:50am - 12:00pm
WWI Museum and Memorial 100 W 26th St, Kansas City, MO 64108

12:45pm

Intro to Machine Learning (MapR)
Wednesday September 14, 2016 12:45pm - 1:30pm
WWI Museum and Memorial 100 W 26th St, Kansas City, MO 64108

1:40pm

Case Studies of ML Applications (MapR)
Wednesday September 14, 2016 1:40pm - 2:25pm
WWI Museum and Memorial 100 W 26th St, Kansas City, MO 64108

2:40pm

Developing with Data Science (DataBricks)
Wednesday September 14, 2016 2:40pm - 4:05pm
WWI Museum and Memorial 100 W 26th St, Kansas City, MO 64108

4:00pm

Tech Leader Happy Hour, hosted by Lead Bank with Mayor Sly James
Limited Capacity full

Enjoy networking and relaxing while soaking in the view of downtown KC on The Exchange rooftop event space of Lead Bank Crossroads.  Award winning local caterer Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions and local distiller J. Rieger & Co.  team up to showcase what’s trending on the local Kansas City gastronomy and mixology scene.   While you meet and get to know the Midwest’s emerging technology leaders, experience J.Rieger’s Horsefeather’s cocktail and delight in Inspired Occasions fun, fresh and innovative appetizers.  And look forward to a twist on a traditional favorite....the sundae (think savory though!)


Wednesday September 14, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Exchange at Lead Bank 1801 Main St., 4th floor Kansas City, MO 64108

5:00pm

Husch Blackwell Entrepreneur Celebration
Mix it up with other Techweekers and talk tech as you sip on craft cocktails at Tom’s Town, Kansas City’s first legal distillery since Prohibition. 1701 Main Street, right on the streetcar line, in the Crossroads district. Sign up early to reserve your spot!

Drinks provided! 


Wednesday September 14, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Tom's Town 1701 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64108

6:00pm

Allied Global Interactive Photo Scavenger Hunt
Join the journey with Allied Global Services & Sporting KC  on KC’s largest interactive charity fundraiser, KC Kicks Cancer. You won’t want to miss this event filled night where our city will come together to support 2 children’s cancer charities The Victory Project &  RJ Children’s Haven.

The festivities begin with a Photo Scavenger Hunt along the KC Streetcar route highlighting influential businesses & memorable landmarks (see starting locations below)

Participants will make use of clues from both “real” and “digital” worlds while solving an interactive puzzle. Step by step directions and instructions for prizes will be given to registered participants prior the start of the event (Participants must RSVP to receive instructions!)

Prizes include:

1) 4 Chiefs Tickets & Parking Pass

2) 4 Royals Tickets (2017 Season)

3) Galaxy Tab 4 

4) AMC Movie Passes

5) $50 Dave & Buster’s Gift Certificate

6) $25 Joe’s KC BBQ Gift Certificate

Meet at one of the following locations to join:

Lidia’s Restaurant: 101 W 22nd St, Kansas City, MO 64108

No Other Pub: 1370 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106

Minsky’s Pizza: 427 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64105



Wednesday September 14, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
3 different locations - see event description!

8:00pm

Block Party @ Kansas City Live! Hosted by KC Kicks Cancer
The fun doesn’t stop as KC Kicks Cancer is hosting a Block Party from 8-10 PM at KC Live! in the Kansas City Power & Light District co-hosted by Nate Bukaty, Sporting KC Commentator & Nick Bender, KMBC Meteorologist.

Highlights include a live DJ, giant tailgate games, drink and food specials, as well as an auction fundraiser at No Other Pub featuring exclusive sports memorabilia, travel packages, & items donated by KC businesses. Visit www.KCKicksCancer.org for more info.

Wednesday September 14, 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Kansas City Live! 13th and Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64106
 
Thursday, September 15
 

8:00am

Summit Breakfast, Sponsored by the MO Department of Economic Development

Thursday September 15, 2016 8:00am - 8:45am
Extreme Screen at Union Station 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

8:45am

Summit Kickoff Featuring CEO of Kauffman Foundation
Speakers
avatar for Wendy Guillies

Wendy Guillies

President and CEO, Kauffman Foundation
Wendy Guillies is the president and chief executive officer of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.  Established in Kansas City, Missouri, by the late entrepreneur and philanthropist, Ewing Marion Kauffman, the Foundation is one of the largest private foundations in the United States with an asset base of more than $2 billion. In her role, Guillies works in close partnership with the Foundation’s Board of Trustees and senior... Read More →


Thursday September 15, 2016 8:45am - 9:00am
Extreme Screen at Union Station 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

9:00am

Headliner: Founder of Priceline.com, Global Lessons for Our Local Ecosystem
Brought to you by: Kauffman Foundation
Topic: Global Lessons for Our Local Ecosystem

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Hoffman

Jeff Hoffman

Serial Entrepreneur, Experienced CEO, Worldwide Motivational Speaker, Board Advisor, Film and Music Producer
Jeff Hoffman is a successful entrepreneur, proven CEO, worldwide motivational speaker, published author, Hollywood film producer, and a producer of a Grammy winning jazz album in 2015. In his career, he has been the founder of multiple startups, he has been the CEO of both public and private companies, and he has served as a senior executive in many capacities. Jeff has been part of a number of well-known companies, including Priceline.com... Read More →



Thursday September 15, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am
Extreme Screen at Union Station 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

9:00am

QuikTrip – Is 28 Seconds Quick Enough?
Customers expect friendly, quick and clean from any experience they have with QT. That could be at the pump, in the store or on their device. QuikTrip prides themselves on amazing customer service, building loyalty from relationships and reliability. For 50 years, that has been traditionally through in-person engagement so in a digital world, how are we adapting to turn the phone-to-face as personable as the face-to-face?

Speakers
avatar for Candice Doctor

Candice Doctor

Business Engagement Manager, QuikTrip
Candice is the IT Business Engagement Manager for QuikTrip Corporation, a privately held convenience and fuel company headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Founded in 1958, QuikTrip has grown to a more than $11 billion company with 700+ stores in eleven states. Candice is currently serving the marketing, finance and business intelligence departments.  In this role she is the IT strategic interface for the purposes of business technology strategy... Read More →
avatar for Mike Whaley

Mike Whaley

Director of Mobility, VML
Mike is currently the Director of Mobility for VML. Mike has helped evolve the practice from a marketing tactic to the mobile experiences arm of VML, spanning strategy, development, design, and user engagement. Overall, Mike has been involved with the creation, distribution, and engagement of mobility solutions for the last 11 years. Starting at a small startup, Handmark, in Kansas City, Mike led the distribution and marketing group, running app... Read More →


Thursday September 15, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am
Chamber Board Room at Union Station 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

9:00am

Data Science, The New Business Paradigm
Speakers
JY

John Young, PhD, DST

Dr Young has over 15 years of experience and proven track record as decision scientist providing value to customers in market research, direct mail, online advertising, ISP relations (Anti-Spam), Social Data Monetization, Financial Services and Healthcare. He commands deep analytic expertise in data mining, analytic systems, machine learning algorithms, business intelligence, and applying analytic tools to strategically address industry... Read More →


Thursday September 15, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
Planetarium at Union Station 30 W. Pershing Rd.

9:45am

Building a FinTech Community in KC
Speakers
AK

Atul Kamra

Managing Partner, SixThirty
JS

Joe Sullivan

CEO, Market Insights Inc.
JS

Jorge Sun

CEO, LendingFront
avatar for John Thomson

John Thomson

Founder & CEO, PayIt
John Thomson is the founder and CEO of PayIt, a cloud-based digital government and payment platform technology provider for state and local government. PayIt delivers citizens a personalized experience for simplifying transactions and automating citizen engagement—with zero upfront cost. (payitgov.com).  PayIt innovative approach to the market has resulted in numerous industry awards: | • First Place 84th Annual United... Read More →


Thursday September 15, 2016 9:45am - 10:30am
Chamber Board Room at Union Station 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

9:45am

Emotion AI: The Next Frontier of Artificial Intelligence
Affectiva, an MIT Media Lab spin-off, is the pioneer in Emotion AI, the next frontier of artificial intelligence. Affectiva’s mission is to bring emotional intelligence to the digital world with our emotion recognition technology that senses and analyzes facial expressions and emotion. Our patented software is built on an emotion AI science platform that uses computer vision, deep learning and the world’s largest emotion data repository of more than 4.5 million faces analyzed from 75 countries, amounting to more than 50 billion emotion data points. Affectiva’s SDKs and APIs enable developers to add emotion-sensing and analytics to their own mobile apps, games, devices, applications and digital experiences.  Affectiva is also used by more than 1,400 brands to gather insight and analytics in consumer emotional engagement

Speakers
avatar for Gabi	Zijderveld

Gabi Zijderveld

Chief Marketing Officer, Affectiva
At    Affectiva,    Gabi    is    responsible    for    all    marketing,    leading    the    strategic    direction    of    its    products    and    solutions,    driving   ... Read More →


Thursday September 15, 2016 9:45am - 10:30am
Extreme Screen at Union Station 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

10:30am

10:30am

10:30am

Entrepreneur Expo
Come experience the most exciting showcase of tech in Kansas City!

Tech companies from across the region will be exhibiting their newest products and services. 

This event is free and open to the public - situated in the dramatic plaza at Kansas City Union Station. 

Thursday September 15, 2016 10:30am - 4:30pm
Kansas City Union Station 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

10:30am

LaunchKC Top 100 Expo
LaunchKC is designed to attract tech entrepreneurs locally, regionally and nationally to apply and compete for ten $50,000 non-dilutive grants, mentorship, transitional work space and other incentives. LaunchKC selects the top-scoring entrepreneurs and then supports and assists them with coaching, mentoring and funding to develop high growth, successful businesses in Kansas City, Missouri.

http://www.launchkc.org/

Thursday September 15, 2016 10:30am - 4:30pm
Kansas City Union Station 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

10:45am

IoT WILL Enrich your Life .. But When? A Conversation with Andrew Hopkins and Mohammed Nasser
Linked devices already outnumber people on the planet. Soon, each of these homes and devices will exchange information, optimize energy usage, and make our lives more efficient and convenient. Many of these connections will be machine to machine, while others will enable new ways for people to manage and interact with the world around them. This conversation with national IoT experets will provide an update on current and future develops in the IoT, including advancements in foundational technologies enabling the IoT and the diverse set of technologies required to meet the increasing connectivity demand.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Hopkins

Andrew Hopkins

Managing Director, IoT Lead, Accenture
Andrew is an IoT enthusiast who believes passionately that IoT will help address many of today’s most pressing social problems. IoT offers us an opportunity to take action based on a wealth of new understanding in areas such as healthcare, the environment, safety and the prevention of avoidable disasters. Andrew is currently Accenture’s IoT lead in the Industrial Equipment, Infrastructure, Auto, Transport, CSG and Retail... Read More →
avatar for Mohamad Nasser

Mohamad Nasser

Sr. Director and General Manager of the Internet of Things, Sprint
Mohamad Nasser is the Sr. Director and General Manager of the Internet of things (IOT) Practice and Business Applications Product Development at Sprint. He is the executive responsible for the development and life-cycle management of Sprint’s value-added services suite of wireless Business Solutions. In addition, Mohamad is the executive responsible for M2M/IOT and Embedded Devices encompassing business applications and consumer connected... Read More →


Thursday September 15, 2016 10:45am - 11:30am
Extreme Screen at Union Station 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

10:45am

Tech Transfer to Build a Larger Tech Ecosystem
  • Connect emerging technologies, student innovators and scientists, and the companies and organizations that invest and back them.  

  • Bring awareness that these licensable technology opportunities exist for entrepreneurs and companies of all sizes

Speakers
avatar for Jim Baxendale

Jim Baxendale

University Technology Transfer
avatar for Conner Hazelrigg

Conner Hazelrigg

CEO, 1773 Innovation Co
avatar for David Hicks

David Hicks

CEO, U2D Inc.
MM

Marcia Molina

Director, Technology Transfer & Commercialization, Children's Mercy, Kansas City


Thursday September 15, 2016 10:45am - 11:30am
Chamber Board Room at Union Station 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

11:05am

UBER VC Announcement
Thursday September 15, 2016 11:05am - 11:10am
Extreme Screen at Union Station 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

11:25am

Data Lake Journey
Speakers
MR

Mani Raman

CTO, Yotabites LLC
Yotabites


Thursday September 15, 2016 11:25am - 12:00pm
Planetarium at Union Station 30 W. Pershing Rd.

11:25am

11:45am

Interactive Demonstration on A.I. and E.I.
Speakers
avatar for Gabi	Zijderveld

Gabi Zijderveld

Chief Marketing Officer, Affectiva
At    Affectiva,    Gabi    is    responsible    for    all    marketing,    leading    the    strategic    direction    of    its    products    and    solutions,    driving   ... Read More →


Thursday September 15, 2016 11:45am - 12:30pm
Chamber Board Room at Union Station 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

11:45am

She Means Business: Lessons from the New Disrupters of Silicon Valley
Jessica Rothenberg-Aalami and Lynda Talgo both have set their sights on changing the world. Jessica by building technology that anyone can use to learn a language, Lynda by earning the trust of millions in both commerce and payments. Along the way they’ve faced the same challenges every change agent and entrepreneur face: how to attract customers, employees and investors to your business; how to grow and scale; how to ensure what you’re building is really what your customers need. They’ve also faced some unique challenges – and unique opportunities – as women entrepreneurs in the tech world.

Moderators
avatar for Karen Fenaroli

Karen Fenaroli

Founder & CEO, Fenaroli & Associates
Executive search partner, board consultant and developer of top talent for companies looking to capitalize on opportunity through enhanced leadership and human capital optimization | | Clients include Fortune 1000, Private-Equity Backed, ESOP, and Large Privately-Owned Companies. Fenaroli & Associates utilizes a 25-year portfolio of broad-based executive experience to understand clients’ unique needs and find smart, strategic ways to... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Rothenberg-Aalami

Jessica Rothenberg-Aalami

CEO, CellED
Jessica Rothenberg-Aalami is co-founder of Cell-Ed. She leads Cell-Ed’s global content, technology and outreach teams. An impact entrepreneur, she inserts herself between people, places and projects to problem solve and ensure that vision meets on-the-ground realities – and has done so in over 40 countries. Social impact and technology has been her focus since founding her first think+tech+act company in 2002: GlobalCSR. In 2009... Read More →
avatar for Lynda Talgo

Lynda Talgo

Chief Operating Officer, Hyperwallet
Lynda Talgo is Chief Operating Officer of Hyperwallet, a leading global payment provider for the independent workforce. She oversees Risk Operations, Customer Experience and Service, Facilities and HR, with a focus on efficiently scaling operations in a way that delights customers. | | Lynda has over 20 years’ experience leading transformational initiatives at Fortune 500 and high-growth companies, and her expertise includes digital... Read More →


Thursday September 15, 2016 11:45am - 12:30pm
Extreme Screen at Union Station 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

12:45pm

Driving the Future of Transportation through Technology
Moderators
avatar for Andy Hung

Andy Hung

General Manager, Uber
Andy Hung is a General Manager at Uber, a technology company whose mission is to help make transportation as reliable as running water. Prior to joining Uber, Andy worked in strategy consulting and had a stint as a drummer in a touring rock band. He studied Economics at Yale University and received his MBA from The Kellogg School of Management. Andy is particularly interested in mobile behavioral economics - or why... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bek Abdullayev

Bek Abdullayev

CEO, Super Dispatch
Bek Abdullayev is the CEO of Super Dispatch, a powerful mobile platform to digitize the trucking industry and streamline the logistics process. Super Dispatch is a Techstars company based out of the Sprint Accelerator in Kansas City.      Bek is passionate about entrepreneurship and startup communities. Prior to Super Dispatch Bek conducted Lean Startup workshops at Kauffman Foundation and consulted with startups on... Read More →
avatar for Jason Ringgenberg

Jason Ringgenberg

Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer, YRC Freight
Jason holds a BBA in Transportation & Logistics from Iowa State University and an MBA from The University of Oklahoma. He has vast expertise in freight operations, application portfolio optimization, application rationalization, IT Infrastructure optimization, revenue management and applications development.   As CIO for YRC Freight, Jason is responsible for maintaining the integrity and security of IT systems, processes and support... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Sutton

Ryan Sutton

President, FreightorGator
Ryan Sutton is an established entrepreneur known for industry-changing ideas and orchestrating technology powered paradigm shifts in a variety of markets. As President of FreightorGator, Ryan is reinventing the way LTL shipping is done by providing volume pricing from multiple leading carriers and a convenient way for businesses to quote and book on the internet. FreightorGator facilitates the long tail of less frequent shippers, who typically... Read More →
avatar for Jason Waldron

Jason Waldron

Streetcar Program Manager, City of Kansas City, MO
Registered professional engineer with experience as a program manager, business developer, project manager, design engineer, and construction manager on a variety of roadway, trailway, park planning, streetcar, transit, and railway projects. Project management experience includes multi-disciplined projects that require coordination among local, state, and federal agencies.  | | Enjoy building teams and developing strategies for programs... Read More →


Thursday September 15, 2016 12:45pm - 1:15pm
Chamber Board Room at Union Station 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

12:45pm

Smarter Everyday: How an Augmented Humanity Can Solve Everything
Speakers
avatar for Stefan Weitz

Stefan Weitz

Chief Product and Strategy Officer, Radial
Stefan is the Chief Product and Strategy Officer for Radial, and the General Manager for Radial’s Payment, Tax and Fraud division.  Stefan is charged with steering Radial to build the products and solutions that will make eCommerce more convenient for customers and more profitable for retailers as it becomes an even larger part of our everyday life.  In his role as GM of Payments, Stefan runs the $6B... Read More →


Thursday September 15, 2016 12:45pm - 1:15pm
Extreme Screen at Union Station 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

1:30pm

Engaging Consumers in the Digital Age
Join seasoned digital media experts to discuss how publishers can cut through the clutter to create engaging experiences that go past traditional advertising and marketing tactics.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Burns

Chris Burns

Founder, Shift Interactive
Chris has been providing interactive solutions for his clients for over 20 years. His passion for digital experiences has led to his work with Sports Publishers Group (SPG), managing the programmatic advertising efforts for clients, and the founding of Shift Interactive; a highly collaborative development team that focuses on UI/UX, custom websites, web applications, SEO/SEM and content strategy. He has worked on projects for major brands such as... Read More →
avatar for Brent Gascamp

Brent Gascamp

SVP Corporate Development and Business Development NA, Videology
In his current role, Brent seeks opportunities with marketers and media companies to utilize Videology’s technology to optimize media value across screens. Having joined the Videology team in 2012, Brent has been responsible for spearheading keystone partnerships with TV broadcasters, multichannel video programming distributors and other media platforms as they look to succeed in a converging, cross-screen media environment. | Prior... Read More →
avatar for Todd Harris

Todd Harris

EVP, Strategic Partnerships, SquareOffs
An enthusiastic leader, marketing and sales strategy specialist with 12+ years of experience helping businesses communicate and grow revenues through broadcast, digital and experiential platforms. Todd lead a $25MM annual sales operation and staff of 40 for seven premium radio stations and digital assets within the iHeartMedia major markets enterprise. Prior to iHeartMedia, Todd held various management, account management and senior account... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Rohr

Jeff Rohr

CEO, SquareOffs
A resourceful, innovative, and relentless problem solver, Jeff founded SquareOffs, a social polling platform for high traffic publishers to better engage their audience. With 10 years experience in software development, Jeff has been a proven leader at Panasonic’s National Service Center and iModules Software. Jeff actively maintained client and partner relationships and was a regular speaker for iModules. One of thirteen 2016 Pipeline... Read More →
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Brian T. Smith

Director of Product, Pinsight Media
Brian is the head of product and partnerships and oversees the end-to-end management of the advertising, analytics, and distribution product portfolios. He is a go-to expert on all things product and data monetization as it relates to the mobile media industry. He has more than 15 years of experience in the telecom industry and is an expert in product lifecycle management, development and strategy. Prior to joining Pinsight, he managed the... Read More →


Thursday September 15, 2016 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Chamber Board Room at Union Station 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

1:30pm

I’ll Take Machine Learning for $1,000 Alex
Speakers
avatar for Roger Craig

Roger Craig

Data Scientist, Digital Reasoning
Roger Craig, a data scientist at Digital Reasoning, is based in New York City and has over ten years experience applying machine learning to problems in academia, government, and industry. He has designed and developed applications in the fields of bioinformatics, text analytics, CRM, customer insights, and financial services.  From 2010 to 2014, he appeared on sixteen episodes of the quiz show Jeopardy! where he set several records... Read More →


Thursday September 15, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Extreme Screen at Union Station 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

2:15pm

Diversity Hacking Your Technology and Talent For International Growth
Moderators
avatar for Quest Taylor

Quest Taylor

Digital Mercenary, ProjectUK/Pennez
Quest is social serial entrepreneur specializing in software development and helping other entrepreneurs build out their dream business ideas.Quest has a stong passion to help others in achieving their goals and dreams. Quest is the co-founder of Pennez, and is using his skills in technology to help increase the reading skills of illiterate diverse children using artificial intelligence. | Present day I work full time as a co-founder of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Louis Byrd

Louis Byrd

Principal + Cultural Brand Strategist, Mellie Blue
Branding is not marketing. Cultural competence is not diversity. My goal is to help you understand how these two seemingly different ideas, better yet philosophies, work together and can help your business evolve. | | First, a little about me... | | For as long as I can remember asking "why" has always been my default question. Yes, I was that kid, the one that drove everyone crazy with my inquisitive spirit. | | My curiosity has... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Dove

Rebecca Dove

Founder, Pennez
Rebecca is the Founder and CEO of Pennez, and Artificial Intelligent EdTech Company. She is also an professor for Avila University, where she teaches English.Her broad mission is to improve the education and literacy of children from diverse backgrounds. Her Master’s thesis focused on children’s literacy and diversity, and she piloted a related program at various schools in Kansas City, MO. With Pennez, her company launched an... Read More →
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Marquis Queen

Slcket Ambassador, Slcket Inc.
Manzilla “Makzilla” Queen is an award winning writer, co-Founder of a non-profit organization and entrepreneur.  He is credited for works on over 20 projects with record sales of over 2 million worldwide.  One can find the majority of Makzilla’s projects on Billboard music charts, some as high as #4 on The Billboard 200.  As co-writer of “Red Nose” on Tech N9ne’s Collabos album, the song received... Read More →
avatar for Nicholas Segura

Nicholas Segura

CEO, Somos Agency
Somos Agency is a midwest based Hispanic marketing firm helping corporate, educational and municipalities connect with the growing Hispanic audience. We are a full service agency that promotes research, diversity and culturally relevant marketing communications for diverse audiences.


Thursday September 15, 2016 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Chamber Board Room at Union Station 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

2:15pm

Nerd Therapy - Why Everyone Hates Your Website

Nerd Therapy is a panel discussion among technologists and digital orchestrators geared at a business audience. In this interactive session, attendees are encouraged to bring their biggest concerns regarding their website. A panel of experts from The Nerdery – a digital strategy consultancy of human-centered designers and software engineers – will share advice for what upfront work can be done to avoid website woes in the long run. Nerdery Nerds will address your specific question and engage their audience on these topics:


  • Is your website accessible to all devices?

  • When was the last time you edited your website content?

  • Does your website have calls to action? Are they clear?

  • Can users find what they are looking for?

  • And, most importantly, have you tested your website with real users?


Don't worry... getting a process in place to maintain a digital presence is a challenge. The Nerdery will help you navigate the twists and turns. They do it everyday. The goal of Nerd Therapy is to guide business owners, product owners and other stakeholders on their digital journey.


Speakers
avatar for Damion Broadaway

Damion Broadaway

Senior Software Engineer, The Nerdery
avatar for Angela Jones The Nerdery

Angela Jones The Nerdery

Senior User Experience Designer, The Nerdery
avatar for Rick Roth

Rick Roth

Development Team Manager, The Nerdery


Thursday September 15, 2016 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Extreme Screen at Union Station 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

3:00pm

EdTech: From Cloud to Classroom
Moderators
avatar for Rayna E. Yaker

Rayna E. Yaker

Managing Principal Consultant, RYE Consulting
Bespectacled problem solver, with a focus on education from the classroom to the corporate arena. Let's talk about Education, from PreK to Gray and how technology can help innovate our classroom practice and metrics of success.

Speakers
avatar for Karla Berry

Karla Berry

Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, University: Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Karla Berry, Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at SIU Carbondale, is an experienced professor, administrator, and media artist committed to best practices for learning in the 21st century. Recent collaborative sponsored projects include the South Carolina Film Consortium, the AIDS PPSA Project, the Global Rivers Project, Early Warning & Intervention Platform (EWIP), and the 1st Gen Community of Practice (1st Gen CoP).
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Chris Ho

Director , Strategy and Marketing, STEM, Pearson
avatar for Keith Westman, Ed.D.

Keith Westman, Ed.D.

COO/Adjunct Professor, Otus/DePaul University
A lifelong educator, Keith has spent his entire professional career working in education and education-related fields. After serving as a middle school principal, a technology coordinator, and a third-grade teacher, Keith became VP of Sales and Marketing for Aspex Solutions (acquired by Frontline Education in 2014).  Currently, Keith serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Chicago-based Otus. In addition to his day job, Keith serves as an... Read More →


Thursday September 15, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Chamber Board Room at Union Station 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

3:00pm

How Machine Intelligence, Analytics, and Visualizations are Being Used by the World's Largest Retailers
In highly ambiguous areas, it’s often hard to solve problems using conventional, defined tools. However, by using unorthodox tools and methods, you’re better able to not only develop solutions, but also identify and define problems you didn’t even know existed. We’ll tell the story of how machine intelligence, analytics, and impactful visualizations are being used in a place you would not have thought – a corporate legal department. And how these efforts have enterprise-wide potential for the world’s largest retailer.

Speakers
avatar for Tariq Abdullah

Tariq Abdullah

Director of Legal Operations, Walmart
Tariq works in Walmart’s Legal Department, where he leads a team responsible for solving operational and legal problems in novel ways. Prior to joining Walmart, he worked as an attorney and civic contributor in Kansas City.
avatar for Chandler Wilson

Chandler Wilson

Walmart
Prior to Walmart, Chandler led data science and technology initiatives at European Commission and Parliament. Currently, he leads the deployment of machine intelligence at Walmart and also works on interdisciplinary data science projects.


Thursday September 15, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Extreme Screen at Union Station 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

3:00pm

Apache Kudu : Cloudera
Thursday September 15, 2016 3:00pm - 3:55pm
Planetarium at Union Station 30 W. Pershing Rd.

3:00pm

3:45pm

Lessons on Building a Breakout, Disruptive Fintech Startup in the Heartland
C2FO, founded right here in Kansas City, is on a mission to liberate working capital. In 2014, C2FO had their first billion dollar quarter in working capital flows, and in 2015, their first billion dollar week. Funded by world class investors such as Temasek, Union Square Ventures, Tiger Global, Summerhill, OpenAir, and Citi Ventures, C2FO is one of only two companies in Forbes 2015 Fintech 50 to be located in the Midwest US. Employee #1/CTO John Christopher and Chief Product Officer Kevin Daniels will share their key learnings on how to create a successful startup right here in KC.

Speakers
avatar for John Christopher

John Christopher

Chief Technology Officer, C2FO
As employee number 1, John has helped build the C2FO system from the ground up and continues to ensure C2FO engineering teams are delivering C2FO’s vision in a timely and scalable manner. John has 15+ years of technical experience ranging from military weather applications to online auction platforms. In a previous life, John was a weather forecaster in the United States Navy and still enjoys talking weather. John holds a Masters in... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Daniels

Kevin Daniels

Chief Product Officer, C2FO
Kevin is responsible for setting and driving the C2FO platform product vision. Kevin brings 18+ years of high-tech experience to the team, and a strong track record of leadership roles in successful companies including Mass Relevance, Bazaarvoice, and SportsMEDIA Technology Corporation, where he won 2 Emmy awards. He has a BS degree in Computer Science from Duke University, and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. As recent... Read More →


Thursday September 15, 2016 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Extreme Screen at Union Station 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

3:45pm

Strategic Corporate-Startup Partnerships
Speakers
avatar for John Fein

John Fein

Managing Director, Techstars
John Fein is the founder and Managing Director of Firebrand Ventures, a venture fund that invests in early stage startup companies. Prior to founding Firebrand John served as Managing Director for Techstars, a leading startup accelerator with 23 programs around the world. While at Techstars he ran three accelerator programs in Kansas City and invested in 30 startups. Companies that have gone through Techstars programs have raised a total... Read More →
avatar for David Hulsen

David Hulsen

Operational Lead / Co-Founder, RFP365
David is a co-founder and business director of RFP365. He is responsible for sales and marketing, client services, and financial operations. David has a history of issuing and responding to RFPs as a technology consultant. 
avatar for Hugh Khan

Hugh Khan

Senior Vice President Software Development, Mylo
Hugh Khan has been building highly evolved software development teams for over 25 years.  Hugh believes that software will continue to be the driving force behind disruption and competitive repositioning for every industry in the global economic system.  In such a highly volatile business environment, winning strategies are those that are formed on a continuous basis, resulting from every employee taking an active part in the creation... Read More →
avatar for John Thomson

John Thomson

Founder & CEO, PayIt
John Thomson is the founder and CEO of PayIt, a cloud-based digital government and payment platform technology provider for state and local government. PayIt delivers citizens a personalized experience for simplifying transactions and automating citizen engagement—with zero upfront cost. (payitgov.com).  PayIt innovative approach to the market has resulted in numerous industry awards: | • First Place 84th Annual United... Read More →


Thursday September 15, 2016 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Chamber Board Room at Union Station 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

3:55pm

3:55pm

4:30pm

Digital Transformation: Framework of Our Future
We live in a digital world, which is ever-evolving.  Hear Renato Derraik, SVP of Digital Transformation at Sprint discuss the importance of taking on such a transformation, challenges he’s faced when tackling the change and provide insight into his strategic approach to the process.  Avoid the pitfalls and leverage the opportunities of digital transformation.

Speakers
avatar for Renato Derraik

Renato Derraik

SVP- Digital Transformation, Sprint
Renato guides Sprint’s overall digital transformation, digital growth, development of Sprint’s digital technology services, and the delivery of the digital platform including Web, App and IVR.   Prior to joining Sprint, Renato has a long career history of driving substantial growth while at the same time improving efficiencies for digital companies. He has lead 10 Analytics implementations, 5 Fortune 500 turnarounds, and 10... Read More →


Thursday September 15, 2016 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Extreme Screen at Union Station 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

4:30pm

Tapping Untapped Tech Talent
Speakers
avatar for Melissa Green

Melissa Green

President/CEO,, Wirestream
For the duration of my career, my focus has been on bettering business through the use of technology. Through Wirestream, I identify needs and implement innovative solutions against those needs, while centering on the one thing running my business and yours: humans. I spent years leading a team of over 20 technologists directly and 200 indirectly in a corporate setting. I led digital and strategic initiatives for multiple... Read More →
avatar for Suparba Panda

Suparba Panda

Vice President of Technology, Equifax
Professionally, Suparba is in the Technology Industry. She is a versatile women interested in a multitude of things, including writing, reading, travelling, and dancing. Suparba’s first priority is her family. She has a very supportive husband, and two children – an 8-year old son, and 4-year old daughter. Professionally, her dedication is to driving high quality products to market faster. Her focus is learning and... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Townsend

Ryan Townsend

Vice President of Technology, Northpoint Development
Over the course of a 16-year career in the software industry, Ryan has held a variety of leadership positions in companies ranging from a 3-person startup to some of the largest, most respected technology companies in the world. Currently Ryan is VP of Technology at NorthPoint Development, where he is leading a team charged with leveraging technology to disrupt the Logistics and Transportation industry. Previously, he was Co-Founder and... Read More →
avatar for David Wagner

David Wagner

Client Service Engineer, EyeVerify, Inc.
David Wagner, Client Service Engineer, EyeVerify, Inc. | With formal training in Latin, Greek, and Hebrew rather than Java, Python, and C I have taken the less traditional path to a career in software development. Having an interest in programming since I stumbled upon QBASIC in grade school, I took to studying web development in 2013 in hopes of finding a job. However, it wasn't until LaunchCode landed in Kansas City in... Read More →


Thursday September 15, 2016 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Chamber Board Room at Union Station 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

5:00pm

Summit Reception, presented by TIBCO and Seigfreid Bingham

Thursday September 15, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Harvey's at Union Station 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

5:30pm

EdTech Meetup with The Lean Lab and #KCedu
Come meet awesome local edtech founders as they demo their creations and talk about revolutionary technology that's going to transform the classroom. Learn about the future of edtech, VR and AR and how it will affect kids and teachers. Network with genius educators and business partners and participate in small group discussions. This event is sponsored by the Mozilla Gigabit Fund. 

Thursday September 15, 2016 5:30pm - 7:00pm
EduHub 4049 Pennsylvania Suite 301, Kansas City, MO

6:00pm

Techweek Rooftop Mixer at Leadbank Crossroads
Description: Come out and meet local entrepreneurs and tech professionals at the Techweek Mixer, presented by SquareOffs, UMKC Young Alumni, and Pipeline! Join us at The Exchange at Lead Bank where we will have in-person interactive SquareOffs happening all evening. 

The event will also include a panel hosted by UMKC Bloch School on the landscape of entrepreneurship in Kansas City. As well as a short presentation by Pipeline as they open applications for next year.
Food will be provided by Pizzeria Locale. 

Drinks will be flowing and the conversation will be lively – can’t wait to see you there!
Techweek Mixer: Presented by SquareOffs, UMKC Young Alumni, and Pipeline
Agenda: 
6:00 - 6:45 Mixing
6:45 - 7:00 Pipeline Presentation
7:00 - 7:30 UMKC Bloch School Panel
7:30 - 10:00 Mingling

Thursday September 15, 2016 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Lead Bank Crossroads 1801 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64108
 
Friday, September 16
 

8:00am

Women in Tech Breakfast
In addition to networking with other women in tech, attendees will have an opportunity to learn about Project Entrepreneur, a national initiative launched by Rent the Runway Foundation and UBS to equip women with the tools and knowledge they need to transform their business ideas into high-growth companies. Come and learn more about their Venture Competition for women who are looking to take their ideas to the next level!

So don't miss this chance to connect with your fellow women in tech, and complete this form to reserve your spot at this exclusive event today. I'm looking forward to meeting you all in person! 


Friday September 16, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Extreme Screen at Union Station 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

8:00am

Launch KC Semi-Finals
LaunchKC is designed to attract tech entrepreneurs locally, regionally and nationally to apply and compete for ten $50,000 non-dilutive grants, mentorship, transitional work space and other incentives. LaunchKC selects the top-scoring entrepreneurs and then supports and assists them with coaching, mentoring and funding to develop high growth, successful businesses in Kansas City, Missouri.

http://www.launchkc.org/

Friday September 16, 2016 8:00am - 1:00pm
Chamber Board Room at Union Station 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

9:00am

Navigating The Disruption of Artificial Intelligence: Are Humans Ready to Evolve with Artificial Intelligence?
Moderators
avatar for Quest Taylor

Quest Taylor

Digital Mercenary, ProjectUK/Pennez
Quest is social serial entrepreneur specializing in software development and helping other entrepreneurs build out their dream business ideas.Quest has a stong passion to help others in achieving their goals and dreams. Quest is the co-founder of Pennez, and is using his skills in technology to help increase the reading skills of illiterate diverse children using artificial intelligence. | Present day I work full time as a co-founder of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Jo

Lisa Jo

Director Of Human Factors, Missouri Western University
(Lisa) Jo Elliott earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Arizona. She has earned a Master’s and Ph.D.  in Experimental Psychology from New Mexico State University with a specialization in Engineering Psychology. She has worked for IBM, the Department of Defense, New Mexico State University’s Physical Science Laboratory, the University of South Florida Polytechnic, and Missouri Western State University... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Payne

Kevin Payne

VP, Decision Sciences, Sr. Data Scientist, TeraCrunch, Advanced Data Analytics Solution Provider
Dr. Kevin J. Payne is a data scientist, and a social and behavioral scientist, with decades of experience in making sense of human data for real world decisions — and using information technology to improve that process.  A research methodologist by specialization, he has designed, implemented, consulted, supervised, and analyzed more than a thousand research and data projects in the last 25 years.  He has also trained thousands... Read More →


Friday September 16, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am
Extreme Screen at Union Station 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

9:00am

9:00am

9:45am

The Successful Exit Strategy
Moderators
avatar for landon young

landon young

CEO, DonateEquity
Landon Young is a trans-disciplinary entrepreneur, researcher, and educator focused on high-impact technology innovation. Landon was named one of thirteen Kauffman Foundation Global Scholars in 2013, awarded the National Science Foundation Fellowship, and was the Founding Curator of the World Economic Forum Global Shaper Hub in Kansas City. Landon is currently Director of Creativity and Innovation at William Jewell College.

Speakers
avatar for David Holzman

David Holzman

President, Allied Business Group
Since joining Allied in 2009, David has been instrumental in establishing the company’s position as the premier investment banking services provider to lower middle-market companies in the Midwest. He built the company’s infrastructure by developing more efficient processes, designing innovative tools, and making key hires. He also played a critical role in Allied’s recent merger with Mariner Holdings, one of the... Read More →
avatar for Brian Hopcraft

Brian Hopcraft

Managing Director, Lewis and Clark Ventures
Brian Hopcraft is an entrepreneur and technology leader with more than 15 years of experience leading established technology companies as well as early-stage organizations. As Managing Director of Lewis & Clark Ventures, he is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the firm, including fund management, deal sourcing and investments. He also takes an active role directly with portfolio companies
avatar for Michael Keenan

Michael Keenan

Chairman & CEO, Heatron & EC Manufacturing
Michael W. Keenan is the former Chairman & CEO of Heatron, Heatron is a manufacturer of custom thermal management devices including heating elements, metal core circuit boards and high power light engines. They specialize in 20+ different markets. The leading markets are the Medical Equipment, Food Service, Lighting, Microwave Technologies, Fiber Optics, Automotive, Communications and Electric Motor industries. Today Michael operates... Read More →
avatar for Davyeon Ross

Davyeon Ross

COO, Shottracker
An innovative technology leader and widely recognized entrepreneur, Davyeon Ross has more than 15 years of experience in the technology space. Ross is Cofounder / COO of DDSports Inc. a team sports performance platform fueled by wearable and smart equipment data. DDSports first product is ShotTracker a wearable tech for basketball that automatically tracks a basketball players shot attempts, makes, misses and their location on the court while... Read More →
avatar for Debbie Wilkerson

Debbie Wilkerson

President and CEO, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
Deborah (Debbie) Wilkerson is president and CEO of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation. With more than 3,000 individual funds under its umbrella—ranging in size from a few thousand dollars to tens of millions of dollars—the Community Foundation helps its donors organize their generosity, offering tools and services for a better way to give. The Community Foundation values integrity, respect, passion for serving its donors... Read More →


Friday September 16, 2016 9:45am - 10:30am
Extreme Screen at Union Station 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

10:00am

10:00am

Use Cases and Data Driven Applications
Speakers
avatar for Tapan Bhat, TeraCrunch

Tapan Bhat, TeraCrunch

Offering a unique blend of leadership, technology experience and business acumen, Tapan has more than 17 years of experience in developing technology products and facilitating growth in start-up ventures. He has worked on both the coasts with a number of successful venture capital backed high-tech startups and serial entrepreneurs. Tapan founded TeraCrunch with a vision of helping enterprises make data backed decisions, by providing highly... Read More →


Friday September 16, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Jarvis Hunt Room at Union Station 30 W. Pershing Rd

10:45am

Convergence of Healthcare and Technology
Speakers
avatar for Matthew Condon

Matthew Condon

CEO, Bardavon Health Innovations
Matt has been recognized nationally as an Entrepreneur to Watch by repeatedly forming game-changing companies that bring positive disruption to the marketplace. Matt has focused most of his startup efforts in the field of healthcare services and “Big Data” technology, and his portfolio of startups includes ARC Physical Therapy+, Bardavon Health Innovations, RedefinePE.com, and KTM2. | | ARC Physical Therapy+, founded in 2003, grew to... Read More →
avatar for Kim Gandy

Kim Gandy

CEO, Play-it Health
Kim is a physician/scientist/entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in the medical sector. She has run divisions in transplantation & congenital heart surgery, been selected as one of the nation's top doctors, been an associate director of a clinical research institute, and been the chair of international committees in her field. For the past 4 years, she has been designing unique and effective solutions for medical adherence. She is... Read More →
avatar for Jake Jacobson

Jake Jacobson

Senior Manager, Public Relations, Children's Mercy Hospital
At Children’s Mercy Kansas City, Jake Jacobson shares patients’ inspiring stories and physicians’ innovative care with an ever-growing audience through national editorial coverage, social media (@ChildrensMercy) and community engagement. In nearly 20 years of experience in brand-side social media, media relations and daily journalism, Jake continues to hone his PR skills through immersion, experimentation and learning from his... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Michael Rea

Dr. Michael Rea

Founder & CEO, Rx Savings Solutions
Dr. Michael Rea founded Rx Savings Solutions after routinely witnessing consumers struggling to pay for their medications. He noticed quickly at that time that consumers were paying much more than they needed to, which was attributable to a lack of information available to them. He set out on his mission to arm consumers with this information and add efficiency and transparency back in to the world of pharmacy through a patented software. Dr. Rea... Read More →
avatar for Richard Stroup

Richard Stroup

Director of Informatics, Children’s Mercy Hospital
Richard Stroup has worked at Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas City for over thirteen years. He has more than 35 years of industry experience, including 20 years in Silicon Valley high-technology firms. Under his direction, the Children’s Mercy Heart Center Informatics Program has become a nationally recognized leader in clinical informatics and computer-based research and analysis. Richard holds two U.S. Patents associated with... Read More →


Friday September 16, 2016 10:45am - 11:30am
Extreme Screen at Union Station 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

11:00am

Blockchains

Friday September 16, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Arthur Stilwell Room at Union Station 30 W. Pershing Rd.

11:00am

11:00am

Techweek Kansas City Hiring Fair
Come chat with represntatives from some of KC's top companies, all looking for talented individuals to come join their teams!

Companies include:

Cerner
DSI
Garmin
Pinsight Media
Virgin Mobile
Robert Half
Missouri Western State University
Epiq
Cox Automotive
LaunchCode
Advantage Tech
Super Dispatch
Condado
Bloom
Full Employment Council 



Submit your resume here http://techweek.com/hiring-fair/

Feel free to bring hard copies of your resume as well!

Friday September 16, 2016 11:00am - 2:00pm
Sprint Accelerator 210 W 19 Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64108

11:45am

What’s Behind KC’s Ed Tech Success?
From the transformations they’ve inspired to the riches they’ve reaped, education technology firms in Kansas City have a history of success. Learn from local startup founders about the driving forces behind education innovation in Kansas City and why this type of tech has realized such local success.

- Alicia Herald, founder & CEO of myEDmatch (acquired by Teachers-Teachers)
- Anthony Noll, founder & CEO of Dewsly (one of Kansas City's most promising startups)
- Brad Sandt, founder & CEO of k12itc (Kansas City's fastest growing company)
- Carlos Antequera, founder & CEO of Netchemia (acquired by PeopleAdmin)
Moderator: Bobby Burch, Startland News Editor-in-Chief 

Moderators
avatar for Bobby Burch

Bobby Burch

Editor-in-Chief, Startland News

Speakers
avatar for Carlos Antequera

Carlos Antequera

Founder & CEO, Netchemia
Carlos Antequera is Chief Corporate Development and Strategy Officer of PeopleAdmin - the leader in cloud-based talent management solutions for education and government. In his role he is responsible for providing strategic leadership, key growth initiatives and developing new business opportunities. Carlos joined PeopleAdmin in 2015 as part of the sale of the company he co-founded, Netchemia, where he was the CEO for 14 years. | Netchemia... Read More →
avatar for Alicia Herald

Alicia Herald

Founder, myEDmatch
Alicia started her career as a 4th grade teacher as a Teach For America corps member in south-central Los Angeles. She later joined TFA staff as a national recruiter, selector, and most recently the founding executive director of the Kansas City regional office. In that role she managed the regional team of 20, overseeing the development of more than 200 teachers and 150 alumni annually. While in that role and completing her Executive MBA in... Read More →
avatar for Anthony Noll

Anthony Noll

CEO & Founder, Loop
As the founder of LOOP,  Anthony focuses on the day to day operations of the company while leading the vision of the platform. Innovation is what drives and inspires him to concentrate on making a difference in the education market. For the past five years, Anthony has led and managed teams in the education industry. His primary belief is that education is about a community and not a single individual.
avatar for Brad Sandt

Brad Sandt

Founder & CEO, k12itc
“We’re always asking ourselves, ‘What have we done to make this school district better?’ If we’re always thinking about how new technology can improve efficiency, we can help elevate the level of education students receive through the services we provide.” | Something special is born when expertise melds with passion. For more than 15 years, Brad Sandt has been relentless in providing K-12 schools with... Read More →


Friday September 16, 2016 11:45am - 12:30pm
Extreme Screen at Union Station 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

12:45pm

Tech Entrepreneurship Goes to Washington: Policies for Growth
Moderators
avatar for Jason Grill

Jason Grill

Jason Grill is a Senior Advisor (Public Affairs, Policy and Media) at Parris Communications, the Founder of JGrill Media, the host of the Grill Nation Show on KMBZ 980AM and the Co-Founder of Sock 101. He is a licensed attorney in Missouri and Kansas. Jason is a former two term member of the Missouri House of Representatives and has worked in the White House and at CNN.  | Jason has been featured in the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Evan Absher

Evan Absher

Program Officer, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Evan Absher is a program officer in Research and Policy for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where his work includes identifying ways to help cities further innovation and growth in their communities. He also is focused on helping to educate policymakers on new insights and understandings that result from Foundation-supported research and providing support for the Foundation’s Entrepreneurship and Education departments in the formation... Read More →
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Emily Fetsch

Research Assistant in Research and Policy, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Emily Fetsch is a research assistant in Research and Policy for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, and assists in the processing of new grants including grant research, grant write-ups, setting deadlines, and reviewing financials. She also assists in writing literature reviews and informative briefs, and conducts quantitative and/or qualitative analysis on the economy, policy, and entrepreneurship. Prior to joining the Kauffman... Read More →


Friday September 16, 2016 12:45pm - 1:15pm
Extreme Screen at Union Station 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

1:15pm

1:15pm

1:30pm

Beyond the Brick and Mortar, Journey to the Virtual World
Overview of where network and compute environments have been and where they are going. Discussion into Cloud Adoption, Software Defined Everything, IoT Madness and Virtualized environments

Speakers
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Chuck Crawford

Co-Founder, Fishtech Labs
Chuck brings more than 20 years of relevant leadership and hands-on infrastructure and security experience to Fishtech Labs.   In his previous role as Chief Information Security Officer and Deputy CIO for the University of Kansas, he built the security program for the entire KU campus, including risk management, compliance, forensic analysis, governance, application, and network security. During that time, he served on several governance... Read More →


Friday September 16, 2016 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Extreme Screen at Union Station 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

2:15pm

Introduction to HoloLens: Microsoft’s Next Generation Computing Platform
HoloLens will revolutionize the manner in which we compute, as pervasively and fundamentally as the microprocessor, mouse and touchscreen. Central to Microsoft’s vision of more personal computing, this session will provide an introduction to this one of a kind mixed reality device, and provide some real world examples for how it is already being utilized in the world today.

Speakers
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Andrew Klaasmeyer

Director of Engineering, Valorem Consulting
Andrew leads the Engineering practices at Valorem, including Software Engineering, Data & Analytics and Application Lifecycle Management. Valorem is recognized as one of the most trusted and capable Microsoft Partners, known for transforming brands and businesses with our commitment to exceptional client experiences.


Friday September 16, 2016 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Extreme Screen at Union Station 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

3:00pm

Launch KC Awards
LaunchKC is designed to attract tech entrepreneurs locally, regionally and nationally to apply and compete for ten $50,000 non-dilutive grants, mentorship, transitional work space and other incentives. LaunchKC selects the top-scoring entrepreneurs and then supports and assists them with coaching, mentoring and funding to develop high growth, successful businesses in Kansas City, Missouri.

http://www.launchkc.org/
 


Friday September 16, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Extreme Screen at Union Station 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

4:30pm

Capture: A Community Filmmaking Project
Capture joins community members with professional film editors and musicians to create short films.

Register to Become a Capture 2016 Community Filmmaker

Capture brings together the creative power of the communities. You can be a part of this unique project and register to contribute your five, 30 second video clips based on the Capture 2016 Theme announced on Friday, September 16th at 5:30 PM.

Once the theme is announced, the video upload will open and you will have 24 hours to get your shots! http://www.capturefilmproject.org/

Editing Teams: $600 in compensation
Musicians: $600 in compensation
AWARDS
Guest Juror Awarded Best In Show: $800 
(shared prize with the entire awarded team of both editors and musicians)
People's Choice: $600
Sponsored by: KC Film KC Digital Drive Missouri Film Office Visit KC andAVA - Association for Visual Arts Google Fiber Google Fiber Space

Friday September 16, 2016 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Google Fiber Space 1814 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111

5:30pm

Techweek Summit Closing Party, Presented by Uber
Come celebrate the conclusion of Techweek Kansas City 2016 at Uber KC!

This trendy industrial space, located in the heart of the Crossroads Art and Design
District at 1518 McGee Street, boasts a free flowing space with a cool urban vibe,
which stimulates collaboration, ideation, and creation.

Built in 1919, formally a downtown nightclub, this 2700 square foot venue includes
exposed beams, brick walls, and unique and quirky features that bring history to the
backdrop of the industrial style event space.This retro gem helps seed the intersection
of Kansas City’s business, technology, creative and philanthropic communities.


Friday September 16, 2016 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Uber KC 1518 McGee St Kansas City, MO 64108
 
Saturday, September 17
 

12:00pm

Techweek Hackathon Presented by Cerner
Please register at http://techweek.devpost.com/


Saturday September 17, 2016 12:00pm - Sunday September 18, 2016 12:00pm
Think Big Coworking 1712 Main St #200, Kansas City, MO 64108
 
Sunday, September 18
 

4:30pm

Capture 2016 Premiere Screening and Celebration
Sunday September 18, 2016 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Google Fiber Space 1814 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111