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The 5th Annual Women in Tech Soiree

The Women In Tech Soiree, now a staple and one of the most anticipated events held during Philly Tech Week, serves the purpose of highlighting the supportive spaces and places dedicated to the progression of technology, innovation, and education within women and diverse groups in Philadelphia.

This event brings together some of the most talented, savvy, and passionate women in the city for an evening of knowledge sharing while mixing and mingling over celebratory cocktails and fare. For this 5th Year Anniversary, the Soiree will feature Candice Matthews Brackeen as one of our Keynote Speakers, alongside a panel of rock star women within the regional tech community. The inspiration from the speakers and the overall program, is designed to promote connection, collaboration, and success.

ITAG is proud to be a sponsor of this Special 5th Year Anniversary Edition!

Date and Time
Tue, May 7, 2019
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs
Comcast Technology Center
1800 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Click here to register.


ITAG Partnership Meeting and Lunch on May 14

New Date and Time for May ITAG Partnership Meeting

A special ITAG Partnership Meeting including a working lunch will be held on May 14, 2019 at the Cerner Campus in Malvern from 12:15pm to 1:30pm.

Please note this meeting is off-cycle because it immediately follows the Chester County Economic Development Council’s Cross-Industry Forum titled Drug Addiction and Mental Health in the Workplace: Truths and Solutions from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., at Cerner. A panel discussion will address opioids in the workplace and how to address.

During the partnership meeting, ITAG members and guests will discuss latest trends and best practices in the technology sector, with a special presentation by tech startup CareChainge on how they are using blockchain technology to help healthcare stakeholders track and reduce opioid abuse.

ITAG Members are encouraged to register for both the Drug Addiction and Mental Health in the Workplace Forum and the Partnership Meeting. 
Click here
for more information and to register.

Select from 2 ticket options:

  • Drug Addiction & Mental Health Attendee + ITAG Meeting or
  • ITAG Partnership Meeting Only

NOTE:  For security measures at Cerner, advance registration is required. NO WALK-INS will be permitted.

A special thank you to ITAG meeting sponsor, Anthony George and Qnectus.


ITAG March Partnership Meeting to be held March 14

Join the ITAG board and partners for a working session and conversation on issues key to the regional technology community, including breakout discussions on priority topics like Cybersecurity, Diversity & Inclusion, Workforce, and the Tech360 annual conference.

Featuring guest speaker Dean Miller, President and CEO of the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital & Technologies (PACT). Dean will provide his view on local tech trends, hiring, and synergies between ITAG and PACT members.

A networking session will conclude the meeting.

All in the tech industry and related fields are welcome!

Click here to register.

ITAG announces technology training funds for 2018-2019

The ITAG Industry Partnership can help your organization maintain a competitive workforce with a grant to offset costs of technology-related training. Eligible employers/trainees can receive a reimbursement of up to 50% of course costs for each trainee. Funding is provided through grants by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, the PA Department of Community and Economic Development, and the Chester County Workforce Development Board.

• Trainees must be employed residents of Pennsylvania
• Training must occur between April 1, 2018 and December 31, 2019
• The following topics are currently eligible for reimbursement:

– Business System Analysis
– Technical Project Management
– Programming Languages and Developer Platforms
– Cloud Computing Architecture
– Software Development Methodologies
– Network Administration and Security
– Dev Ops

If you or your employees have trained, or plan to train, in any of the topics listed above, please contact us to explore grant opportunities. If you have a technology industry related class in which you are interested in taking, or have already taken, during this time frame and it is not on the list above please contact us; we may be able to revise the list.

As a condition of the funding grant, recipients are required to report training outcomes, such as job retention, a projected wage increase, new title, or promotion. As required by the Department of Labor and Industry, trainees must provide their social security number (SSN). SSNs are not retained and are used for state reporting only.

Contact Marianne Stack, ITAG Project Manager with questions, request for more information, or to receive notifications of training grant opportunities in the region.

Creating & Cultivating an Inclusive Workplace

A Panel Discussion about Diversity and Inclusion

Tech360 Speaker, Brigitte Daniel will participate as a panelist in a special event to be held at Wawa Corporate Headquarters on March 27, 2019 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.

Missed seeing her breakout session on “Philadelphia’s Roadmap to Supercharging Inclusive Innovation?” Attend this special event to hear the importance of cultivating an inclusive workplace and the value of diverse teams. Panelists will discuss the challenges of creating and maintaining that type of culture, as well as best practices to help you succeed.

Facilitated by ITAG Chair, Erik Gudmundson and presented by ITAG participating companies, Navigate, Wawa, and the Chester County Economic Development Council, the panel discussion will include:

  • Creating change by promoting empathy, openness, and a spirit of belonging
  • Unleashing the power of a diverse team
  • Everyday ways to be more inclusive
  • D&I challenges and how you can be part of the solution
  • There is no charge for tickets but advance registration is required by March 15, 2019.
    Click here for the list of esteemed panelists, more information, and to register.

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