About PHORUM

Phorum will take place at SugarHouse Event Center – North Entrance

Address:
SugarHouse Event Center | North Entrance | 1001 N Delaware Avenue | Philadelphia, PA 19125

FREE ON-SITE PARKING. SugarHouse provides free, on-site parking. Park in front of the North Entrance or use the garage with direct access to the Event Center from Level 2.

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About Phorum

Phorum is an enterprise technology conference for business and technology executives. It focuses on how enterprises can maximize the business value of specific technologies and innovation.

Industry thought leaders as well as hands-on practitioners will provide engaging content through keynotes, panels, and interactive discussions to help executives understand not just the technology but how the technology can be pragmatically applied to transform the enterprise and achieve strategic business goals.

In addition to keynote speakers and panels, the conference will also feature the Phorum Showcase exhibition area, and the always popular “Phorum Demo Pit” where conference attendees can experience, first-hand, some of the most innovative technologies being developed in the Greater Philadelphia area.

Each year top executives from around the country gather at Phorum in a highly entertaining and collegial atmosphere.

About PACT

Driving Innovation and Growth for Businesses and Entrepreneurs in the Philadelphia Region

Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT)’s vision is to be the go-to resource for fast growing companies and a driver of entrepreneurship and innovation in the Philadelphia region.

At PACT, we provide our members with valuable content and connections to capital, coaching, and customers that will accelerate their growth and success, and to collaborate with other organizations to drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the region.

Learn more about PACT

Advisory Board

Scott Snyder, PHD
Advisory Board Chairman

Partner, Digital Transformation and Innovation, Heidrick Consulting
Senior Fellow, The Wharton School

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https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottsnyder5g

Scott Snyder is a recognized thought leader in digital transformation and innovation, having held leadership roles at GE and Lockheed Martin, launched three new technology ventures including Mobiquity, led technology and innovation for venture capital firm, Safeguard, and now leads Digital and Innovation at Heidrick & Struggles. He is the author of two books, Goliath’s Revenge: How Established Companies Turn the Tables on Digital Disruptors and The New World of Wireless: How to Compete in the 4G Revolution and has lectured at top universities on emerging technologies, digital strategy, and innovation including Wharton, MIT, Babson, Duke, and INSEAD.

Lloyd Adams
SAP North America

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https://www.linkedin.com/in/lloydadams1/

Lloyd Adams is the managing director of the East region, responsible for the strategic direction, customer success, profitability and overall leadership of one of SAP North America’s larger market units. Named the 2018 North America Market Unit of the Year, the region’s talented team covers all lines of business, including cloud and on-premise software as well as service and support to hundreds of customers from small businesses to large corporations across a multitude of industries.

Prior to his current role, Lloyd oversaw SAP’s Utilities business in North America, and before that, was chief operating officer of Regulated Industries, where he drove the strategy, operations, revenue performance, and overall customer satisfaction in markets across the United States.

Since joining SAP in 1998, Lloyd’s career trajectory has included a progression of presales, inside sales and marketing leadership roles, and posts in the U.S. and Asia Pacific region. As chief of staff for SAP North America, he was responsible for the holistic management of the regional president’s office, ensuring quick and full execution of programs and communications, balancing the president’s responsibilities to North America employees, customers, and the SAP Executive Board. In Singapore, he served as vice president of Field Marketing for industry, solutions and services, and the small to medium enterprise market segment in the Asia Pacific region.

Other management roles have included leading Innovation Sales (Platform, Analytics, and Mobility), Industry Business Development, Value Engineering, Ecosystem and Channels, and presales teams aligned to the Regulated Industries business.

Lloyd began his career in human resources with Arthur Andersen (renamed Accenture in 2000). He holds a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

Allen Born
Fairmount Partners

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http://www.linkedin.com/in/allenborn

Allen Born is a Director at Fairmount Partners. Allen focuses on originating and executing middle-market investment banking transactions in the Internet and Cloud Computing sectors. He has advised on exclusive sale assignments, buy-side transactions, financings, and various other strategic advisory assignments and has completed more than 50 transactions totaling over $13 billion in consideration.

Peter Coffee
Salesforce

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https://www.linkedin.com/in/petercoffee

Peter Coffee, VP for Strategic Research at Salesforce, has been with the company for ten years. His global work supports Salesforce efforts in CIO strategies, security practices, and delivery of connected product and “big data” solutions through collaboration with account teams in many industries.

Prior to joining Salesforce, Peter spent eighteen years as a technology analyst, columnist, and editor for IT publications including eWEEK and PC Week, while also contributing to other journals including Computer Language and AI Expert. He has written widely on cloud security and privacy, and was a chapter contributor to Prentice Hall’s Nanotechnology: Science, Innovation, and Opportunity. He previously served as the first Manager for Desktop Computing Planning at The Aerospace Corporation, where he also worked in space-asset applications of AI techniques. Before that, he held project management roles at Exxon Corporation including arctic resource development.

Peter received his engineering degree from MIT in 1978 and an MBA from Pepperdine University in 1985; he has held college faculty appointments in expert-systems programming, IT management, and business analytics, while also lecturing at Stanford, CalTech, Harvard Business School, and the Sloan School of Management at MIT as well as other institutions in Europe, Asia and South America. He advises on curriculum and degree program planning in analytics and “big data” initiatives for three U.S. universities.

Sean Dowling
Osage Venture Partners

[email protected]
https://www.linkedin.com/in/seandowling1

Sean Dowling joined Osage full time as an Associate in 2011, after interning with Osage as a Summer Associate in 2010 while pursuing his MBA. Prior to business school, Sean spent five years at the Monitor Group in London, UK and Boston, MA where he served as a senior case team leader and member of Monitor’s marketing strategy group, m2c. At Monitor, Sean focused on integrating marketing strategy and organizational design to enable Fortune 500 multinational companies to achieve sustainable growth, primarily in the consumer packaged goods and life sciences industries.

Sean serves as a board member of Brazen, ExecOnline and redIQ. He is also an observer of Canvas, Collections Marketing Center, Pneuron, Phone2Action, RackWare, Sidecar and Wylei.

Sean completed his MBA, with honors, from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in Economics.

Sean currently serves as the Treasurer of the Board for Community Partnership School, a pre-K to fifth grade independent school in Northeast Philadelphia that serves low-wealth, low-income students from the surrounding neighborhoods. He is also a member of the investment committee for Wharton Impact Investing Partners, a student run impact investing organization at Wharton.

David Egan
Comcast Business

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https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidegancomcast

David Egan is the Senior Director of Enterprise Services for Comcast Business in the Freedom Region, which includes PA, NJ and DE. David is responsible for all sales and service delivery activities for both the Enterprise and Mid-Market segments for Comcast Business in the Region. Under his direction, David’s team is charged with leading one of the company’s largest growth opportunities to further differentiate Comcast from the competition in the tri-state area.

Prior to joining the Freedom Region in 2014, David spent over 10 years with Comcast Business in the Chicago Region in a variety of management and sales roles before moving to Philadelphia.

David has a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Northeastern Illinois University and a MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.

Dennis Hancock
Pfizer

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https://www.linkedin.com/in/hancockdennis/

Dennis Hancock leads the Global Commercial Solutions organization for Pfizer Business Technology and has responsibility for strategy and delivery across three centers of excellence: Mobile and Emerging Technologies, Digital Marketing, and Sales Force Enablement.

Mr. Hancock and the teams he leads have received a number of awards: including the #10 spot on InformationWeek’s Elite 100, a CIO 100 award for Innovation, and consistent accolades for execution in the areas of Digital, Mobile, and Embracing SaaS and Cloud solutions at an enterprise level resulting in repetitive annual savings to Pfizer of > $50MM.

Mr. Hancock has been with Pfizer for 20 years, and was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technology.

Ryan Hicke
SEI

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https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-hicke-8109103

Ryan is the head of SEI’s Wealth Platform. In this role, Ryan is responsible for the technology resource and delivery teams driving the creation, deployment and continuous innovation of SEI’s global Wealth Platform solution.

Ryan began his career with SEI in 1998 at the corporate headquarters in Oaks, PA before moving to the UK in 2001. During his tenure in the UK, Ryan held many leadership roles including running the SWP UK business from 2012-2014.

In his current role, Ryan is also a member of SEI’s corporate Executive Committee.

Ryan has a Finance degree from St. Joseph’s University and lives in Bryn Mawr with his wife and five children.

Michael Janke
Pfizer

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https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaeljanke/

Michael is a Senior Analyst in Emerging Technologies at Pfizer. He is focused on identifying the latest start-ups and new products that can be leveraged to meet business needs at Pfizer. These findings are
communicated throughout the company via a web site, newsletter, social media, and podcast, as well as on site events and global webcasts. Further work is done through research, experimentation, and hackathons that lead to full scale projects. Recent projects have focused on virtual reality, voice assistants, and chatbots.

Michael earned an MBA from Penn State and a B.S. in Computer Engineering, also from Penn State. Prior to business school, he was a software engineer at Lockheed Martin.

Michele Juliana
RSM US

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https://www.linkedin.com/in/michele-juliana/

Michele Juliana is a principal in the Technology and Management Consulting practice of RSM US, a national audit, tax, and business consulting firm. Michele is the market leader for the Philadelphia area, and leads the Business Applications practice, which is comprised of teams implementing Microsoft Dynamics 365, Netsuite, and Intacct. She has over 20 years of experience selling and managing ERP and CRM systems implementations, including business process review, discovery, and project management for many types of private and public sector organizations. Her industry experience includes technology, life sciences, consumer products, and not-for-profit.

Kevin Jurrens
Broadpath

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https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-jurrens-158a413/

Kevin Jurrens serves as Director of Operations for Broadpath, Inc., the Philadelphia region’s largest public relations and content marketing firm solely focused on technology and high-innovation companies.

Kevin is responsible for overseeing operations of the Firm. Additionally, he oversees the firm’s consulting to companies in the Supply Chain, Cloud Computing and FinTech industries. Through the years he has advised companies like Comcast, Rajant Corporation, AT&T, Cross Atlantic Capital Partners, Voxware and many others to successfully position and grow in competitive markets.

As part of Broadpath’s ongoing commitment to furthering the positive impact technology makes in the Philadelphia region, Kevin head’s up the Firm’s pro-bono efforts for PACT and Bunker Labs PHL.

Prior to joining Broadpath, Kevin was an Account Supervisor for GGPR, a boutique PR firm where he managed a variety of accounts in both B2B and B2C technology industries. Kevin holds a BA in Communications from Monmouth University.

Nate Lentz
Osage Venture Partners

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http://www.linkedin.com/in/nvlentz

Nate joined Osage Venture Partners in 2008 and as Managing Partner oversees investment and portfolio management activities. He serves on the Board of Directors of BA-Insight, Canvas, InstaMed, FieldView, OpsDataStore, PeopleLinx, Pneuron, Phone2Action, RackWare and Sidecar. He is also a board observer of 51Maps, Brazen, ExecOnline, Identropy and ResiModel and formerly was on the board of Carnegie Speech and Medallion Analytics. He is a member of the Technology Investment Advisory Board for Ben Franklin Southeast Pennsylvania. Nate is a frequent speaker and panelist at venture events and is actively involved with numerous venture focused organizations including PACT, NJTC, MAVA, GCV, and Early Stage East.Prior to joining Osage, Nate was President and CEO of Verticalnet, Inc., a publicly traded SaaS solutions provider, which was sold in January, 2008 to Italy-based BravoSolution. He served as the Malvern, PA- based Verticalnet’s CEO for over five years and was attributed with leading the transformation of Verticalnet from an online operator of web portals to a proven software solution provider, while navigating the company through a financial turnaround. Prior to Verticalnet, Nate was a Partner at Mercer Management Consulting and led both the San Francisco and the Hong Kong offices. During his time at Mercer, he worked closely with multinational companies and high growth emerging businesses both in the U.S. and in over fifteen countries across Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Nate began his career at Chemical Bank in New York providing lending and structured finance services to mid-size companies. He is a graduate of Brown University and of the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he graduated with honors.

Suzanne Lentz
Capgemini Invent NA

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http://www.linkedin.com/in/suzannelentz

As CMO of Capgemini Invent NA, Suzanne is responsible for leading an integrated marketing and brand strategy and all related programs, which will ensure effective and efficient use of marketing investments for Capgemini Invent’s internal and external brand.

Prior to Capgemini Invent, Suzanne was a Partner, led Marketing, and was the Chief of Staff at LiquidHub. As Head of Marketing, she focused on strategic positioning and lead generation. Suzanne and her team concentrated on delivering an integrated marketing and brand strategy that effectively communicated LiquidHub’s brand value to employees, clients, prospects, analysts, partners and other influencers. She also worked closely with sales to drive lead generation with measurable results.

Other specialties include: business research and analysis; business, marketing and sales strategy; multi-channel customer and employee engagement; sales; content development; analyst relations; and various marketing and sales technologies.

Suzanne has a BS Mechanical Engineering from University of the Pacific.

Jason Mahoney
Pfizer

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https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonmahoney/

Jason is a Director of Regulated Program Delivery at Pfizer Inc. He has a passion for building operationally effective teams immersed in cutting edge technology tailored for practical business applications. Jason is a creative leader who delivers high quality cost effective processes and business systems.

Jason has been focusing on mobile application Software Medical Devices (SMD) bringing Pfizer’s first mobile SMD to market. He also established a regulated mobile delivery capability to efficiently and compliantly deliver future programs. Previously, he was a Program Manager leading Pfizer acquisition and divestiture initiatives. He started his career at Accenture in their technology consulting practice.

Chris McNabb
Dell Boomi

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https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-mcnabb-a555325

Chris is the Chief Executive Officer of Dell Boomi where he is responsible for all operations and strategic direction. Chris brings over 20 years of software development and line of business experience from a diverse set of prior roles that include software development, professional services, LOB leader and consulting. In his role at Dell Boomi, Chris is constantly engaged with customers and partners to ensure alignment between business needs and Dell Boomi’s strategy and operations.

Chris joined the Dell Boomi team in 2011 following a 12 year career with SunGard Higher Education. In his prior roles, Chris was SVP of worldwide software development and had responsibility for all software execution, delivery and quality to over 1600 customers. Chris spent two years as a management consultant at a subsidiary of Pennsylvania Blue Shield advising on project management and quality assurance initiatives to improve development execution. Chris started his career in software development in the financial services sector holding various engineering and management roles.

Chris attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania (MIS) and Villanova (Business).

Dean Miller
PACT

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https://www.linkedin.com/in/deanmiller/

Dean serves as President and CEO of PACT (Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies), the largest resource in the Philadelphia region for investors and healthcare and technology entrepreneurs.

Dean also serves as Managing Director of the PCOM Primary Care Innovation Fund, a venture capital fund focused on healthcare innovations, particularly those focused broadly in the field of primary care. Dean brings close to 20 years of investment experience to the PCOM Fund.

Dean was previously Managing Director at Novitas Capital where he focused on venture capital investments across healthcare and technology. He led investments in and served as Chairman or Director of Agile Therapeutics (NASDAQ: AGRX), Cernostics, Inc., Renal Solutions (acquired by Fresenius (NYSE: FMS)), Incurrent Solutions (acquired by Online Resources (NASDAQ: ORCC)), LearnNow, Inc. (acquired by Edison Schools), and VIPDesk (acquired by International SOS).

Previously, Dean served as the Chief Financial Officer of Adaptiv Learning Systems, a venture-backed start-up company that was spun out of the University of Pennsylvania. Dean began his career at the Chubb Group, where he held a variety of senior management positions. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration and Psychology from Franklin and Marshall College and he graduated with distinction from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School with an MBA in Private Equity.

Warren Pennington
Vanguard

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Warren Pennington is a principal and global head of Vanguard’s Office of Investment Management Fintech Strategies. The Office of IMFS mission is to actively explore new technologies in ways that could dramatically improve Vanguard’s investment performance, make global capital markets work better for investors, and serve as a catalyst for innovation within the Investment Management Group at Vanguard. IMG manages over $3.6 Trillion of assets globally, across both passive and active strategies in the fixed income, equities, currencies, and derivatives markets. Before joining Vanguard in 2012, Mr. Pennington worked for the Macquarie Group in various senior leadership roles in their Investment Management division. Prior to working for Macquarie, Warren was division controller and ran operations in the consumer lending and corporate trust businesses at Wells Fargo Bank. He earned his B.S. Aerospace Engineering and M.S. Telecommunications degrees from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is California CPA, and serves on the SIFMA Operations and Technology Steering Committee as well as the Advisory Board of the Ben Franklin Fintech Accelerator program out of Philadelphia.

Sanjay Sharma
SEI

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https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanksha/

Sanjay K. Sharma has 20+ years of Global financial solutions delivery, IT Strategy and implementation experience spanning across 11 countries with the delivery of USD 2 billion+ ITFS programs.

Sanjay is currently Chief Technology Officer of SEI Investments where he is responsible for SEI Wealth Platform (SWP) delivery to keep pace with business, operations, technology and regulatory trends and growth objectives. Sanjay is also responsible for SWP technology strategy, global workforce management, DevOps, vendor management, quality assurance and performance engineering.

Before joining SEI, Sanjay held several key global delivery positions, including Head of Delivery, Europe for a global ITFS consulting company; Head of Delivery ITFS Solutions, North America for a global top 10 IT consulting company; and Head of Implementation, ITFS Solutions for a global top 10 IT consulting company.

Currently Sanjay is also a member of ‘Client Advisory Board for Digital’ for a Global IT firm and a member of ‘SEI Advisory Board for Diversity’.

Sanjay has a master of engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India, specializing in systems engineering, Business English Communication from the Cambridge University, UK, Machine Learning from the Stanford University, Business on Board leadership development program through Arts & Business Council of Philadelphia and have attended the Wharton School Fellows program.

Dianne Strunk
PACT

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http://www.linkedin.com/in/diannestrunk

Dianne Strunk is the Vice President of PACT (Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies) – the go-to resource for capital and connections for fast growing companies, and a driver of entrepreneurship and innovation in the Philadelphia region. PACT is an association that provides members with connections, capital and content that will further their growth and success and to collaborate with other organizations to drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the region. Strunk also served as the CEO of Eastern Technology Council.

Previously, Strunk worked as a commercial real estate banker for Latimer & Buck in Princeton, New Jersey. Latimer & Buck represented elite insurance companies that made $5-$150 million investments in first mortgages of commercial properties. Prior, during a decade of employment in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Strunk worked in Pittsburgh’s economic development sector, specifically for the Economic Development Committee of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development.

Ken Weirman
AMETEK

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https://www.linkedin.com/in/kenweirman

Ken Weirman is the CIO for AMETEK Inc, a $4B manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices. He is a seasoned IT executive with extensive experience within the manufacturing and distribution industries. He has held this role since 2010.

Prior to joining AMETEK, Ken spent 16 years with Keystone Foods, a $6B international food manufacturer and distributor, where he held positions as Vice President of US Distribution as well as global CIO. Mr. Weirman also has held operating and information management positions with several leading companies, including Astra Merck, ICI Americas, CDI, and Arthur Andersen and Company.

Mr. Weirman holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA with an emphasis in Information Systems. Both degrees are from Penn State University.

Chris Wilhelm
EPAM

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https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-wilhelm-9669001

Chris is Vice President of Business Consulting for EPAM Systems, responsible for advising clients on business solutions, as well as the benefits and cost savings that can be realized by applying leading-edge business practices, industry trends, innovation, automation, analytics, and digital solutions to create new business and operating models.

With over 20 years of experience in professional services, Chris has worked with various Philadelphia-area and other Fortune 500 clients to solve their most challenging business problems in verticals such as telecommunications, utilities, life sciences, and consumer products/ services. He is an alumni of North Highland Worldwide Consulting, Andersen, and the Hay Group, where he drove firm growth via delivery of management and technology consulting services, thought leadership, relationship management, and recruiting.

Chris has a B.A. in Economics from William & Mary, and was a Hermes Scholar at Columbia Business School, where he received an M.B.A. in Finance.

News

March 19, 2019
PACT Announces Demo Pit Finalists for Phorum 2019

March 7, 2019
Digital Disruption Takes Center Stage on April 4

January 8, 2019
PACT Announces Phorum 2019 Theme, Keynote Speaker and Call for Demo Pit Applications

February 26, 2018
Startups: get in front of investors at PACT’s Phorum conference

Apr 10, 2017
Demo Pit Finalists Announced for Phorum 2017

Feb 27, 2017
Phorum 2017 Call for Demo Pit

Feb 22, 2017
Phorum 2017 Keynote Speaker Release

Feb 22, 2017
Learn more about our sponsorship opportunities

April 19, 2016
RedOwl Wins Top Start Up Prize at Phorum 2016

April 01, 2016
Demo Pit Finalists Announced for Phorum 2016

February 03, 2016
Phorum 2016 Call for Demo Pit

December 10, 2015
Phorum 2016 Keynote Speaker Release

December 07, 2015
Learn more about our sponsorship opportunities

October 22, 2015
Phorum 2016 Kickoff Release

March 18, 2015
Demo Pit Finalists Announced for Phorum 2015

February 10, 2015
Phorum 2015 Call for Demo Pit

December 16, 2014
Phorum 2015 to Examine Digital Transformation as Top Enterprise Tech Trend

April 16, 2014
Phorum 2014 Educates Attendees on Importance of Customer Engagement

March 31, 2014
Phorum 2014 Announces Demo Pit Finalists

March 24, 2014
Panelist Lineup Announced for Phorum 2014

February 26, 2014
Phorum Recognizes Sponsors of Upcoming 2014 Conference

January 29, 2014
Phorum 2014 to Explore Customer Engagement as Top Enterprise Tech Trend

March 13, 2013
Phorum Announces Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, to Present Emerging Technology Award

March 12, 2013
Demo Pit at conference will feature cutting-edge technology

January 30, 2013
Thought Leaders from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), salesforce.com, and Forrester Research Added to All-Star Line-Up at Phorum 2013

December 12, 2012
Philadelphia to Host National Business Technology Conference, Phorum 2013, Focused on Harnessing Disruptive Technology

March 29, 2012
Phorum 2012 Cloud Computing Conference a success; energizes Philly Cloud community

March 29, 2012
UXFlip Named ‘Best in Show’ at Phorum 2012 Demo Pit

March 28, 2012
Phorum keynote Nick Carr: Think of the cloud-based Internet as the “world wide computer,” not web

March 27, 2012
How the Cloud Melts Away Barriers to Growth for Philly Businesses

March 1, 2012
Phorum 2012 National Cloud Conference to Showcase Emerging Cloud Technologies for the Enterprise

December 7, 2011
National Cloud Computing Conference to be Held in Philadelphia

Press contact:
Kevin Jurrens
Broadpath, Inc.
215-644-6504
[email protected]

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For More Information About Phorum

General contact:
Dianne Strunk
PACT
215.790.3862
[email protected]

Press contact:
Kevin Jurrens
Broadpath, Inc.
215-644-6504
[email protected]


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