PHORUM MOVED TO FALL 2020

As predictions for the long-term impact of COVID-19 continue to evolve, for the safety of our attendees and speakers, and to do our part to aid the global recovery, PACT has decided to further postpone the Phorum conference. Please mark your calendars for October 7 at Penn State Great Valley. In the spring and summer months we'll be rolling out digital content and virtual events featuring our Phorum speakers and demo pit companies, as well as the Phorum mobile app with built-in networking features – delivering connectivity and thought leadership right to your doorstep. Stay tuned for more information.

DIGITAL DISRUPTION IN A CHANGING WORLD

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Purposely designed for CIOs, CTOs and other business and technology executives focused on how enterprises can maximize the business value of specific technologies and innovation. Attendees experience a full-day dose of integration and inspiration, at the boundary where “this will happen” becomes “this is who’s doing it now” — and “this is how and why you should not fall behind.”

Digital disruption is well underway with both incumbents and new entrants in every industry trying to leverage emerging technologies like AI, Blockchain, and IoT to deliver breakthrough experiences and offerings that capture a disproportionate share of future value. Beyond the acceleration of technology, companies must proactively adapt to global demographic and societal shifts that will change the way future business is done.

Phorum 2020 will explore the perspectives of both attackers and incumbents across three global trends:

    • Ubiquitous Connectivity
    • Living in a Privacy-Conscious World
    • Ethical Data and Ethical AI

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DIGITAL DISRUPTION IN A CHANGING WORLD

SPEAKERS

2020 KEYNOTE SPEAKER



Tony Saldanha
Globally Recognized Expert
Best-Selling Author, Why Digital Transformations Fail
Thought Leader in Global Business Services and Information Technology

Tony Saldanha is a globally recognized expert and thought-leader in Global Business Services (GBS) and Information Technology. He ran Procter & Gamble’s famed multi-billion dollar GBS and IT operations in every region across the world during a 27 year career there. Tony has over three decades of international business expertise in the US, Europe, and Asia. He was named on Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Professionals list in 2013. Tony’s experiences include GBS design and operations, CIO positions, acquisitions and divestitures, outsourcing, disruptive innovation, and creation of new business models. Tony is currently President of Transformant, a consulting organization that advises over 20 Fortune 100 companies around the world in digital transformation and global business services. He is also a founder of two blockchain and AI companies, and an adviser to venture capital companies. His book titled Why Digital Transformations Fail was released globally in July 2019 and ranked #1 on Amazon’s New Releases for Organizational Change, listed on publisher Berrett-Koehler’s best-sellers for July 2019, and recommended by various publishing forums like CEO-Reads, Book-Pal, CEO Library and others. Forbes contributor Michelle Greenwald called it the “best business book ever that you’re yet to read”.

2020 SPEAKERS & MODERATORS

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Mike Bass
Global Head of Cloud Security Architecture
Morgan Stanley

Mike Bass has more than 25 years of experience in identity, cryptography and security in financial services, healthcare and the U.S. military. Mike is currently the Global Head of Cloud Security for Morgan Stanley. He also serves as a Senior Operating Advisor for LLR partners, A security advisor to River Loop Security, and a board advisor for VigiTrust. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, he was Head of Customer Strategy for Ionic Security, and previously ran Global Security Strategy and Standards at Citi. Earlier in his career, Mike’s security industry experience includes tenures at Entrust, PGP, Certicom, Baltimore Technologies, NetLock, Montgomery Securities, Loral Space Systems, HP and the U.S. Air Force.

Peter Coffee
VP of Strategic Research
Salesforce

Coffee has been with the company for 13 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.

Art Ehuan
Vice President
The Crypsis Group

Art Ehuan, a leading national expert in cyber risk management and cyber investigations, is a vice president of The Crypsis Group and leader of the Cyber Risk & Resilience Management business. He joined Crypsis after running the Global Cyber Risk Services practice at the global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal, where he led client engagements on strategic cyber risk and protection strategies for both U.S. and international customers. Art has wide experience as a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for a financial services/insurance corporation and interim CISO for a multinational health care management corporation, an international manufacturing company, a multinational oil/gas organization and a treasury agency. Art previously served as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations cybercrime units.

Russ Kliman
Global Leader
SEI Ventures

Russ is the global leader of SEI Ventures, SEI’s corporate venture capital program. SEI Ventures seeks to invest in emergent and potentially disruptive technologies that SEI believes will accelerate the launch of new platforms or drive new product development in existing and adjacent markets. SEI Ventures’ strategic mission is to enhance SEI’s ability to deliver innovative, comprehensive solutions to SEI’s client ecosystem. Russ also leads SEI’s global innovation programs, which focus on various initiatives that enable creative problem-solving using design-thinking and user-centered design principles. Russ also serves as an adjunct professor at Villanova University’s School of Business’ Executive MBA program, focusing on entrepreneurship, innovation and value creation through technology, and serves as a Startup Mentor at Drexel University’s Close School of Entrepreneurship.

Rachel Lyubovitzky
CEO
EverythingBenefits

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Rachel is an accomplished serial entrepreneur with leadership experience that spans the full spectrum of strategic and tactical activities in the software technology industry. She holds Wharton Executive MBA and Brandeis Computer Science degrees. Rachel enjoys spending time with her family, is a devoted runner, and studies Sumi-e painting.

Chris Maenner
Technical Director of Infrastructure and Security
goPuff

Chris Maenner is goPuff’s Technical Director of Infrastructure and Security. Chris is responsible for scaling and securing products for enterprise and commercial services. goPuff is the first digital convenience retailer that delivers snacks, drinks, essentials, and basically all of your convenience needs right to your door.

Frank Makrides
Co-Founder & CEO
Tunnel

Frank Makrides is the Co-Founder & CEO of Tunnel. Frank has over 20 years in technology – having worked with large Fortune 500 companies – Cisco Systems and BAE Systems as well as internet-based software companies. He was employee #4 at a startup acquired for $270M and has seen amazing success and significant failures in the tech space. He has 10+ yrs of leadership experience managing multi-billion dollar software projects in the defense industry, is PMP and Six Sigma Black Belt certified, and leads or organizes numerous communities in the Boston/Cambridge space. Frank has multiple patents in his name and is leading Tunnel’s upcoming domestic and international launch. Frank has been in the blockchain/DLT space since 2012 and is the Co-Founder of the Boston Blockchain Association.

Frank’s previous work in distributed systems produced some of the major foundations for Tunnel’s core features. Frank’s proficiency in the mining, trading, selling, and development of blockchain protocols and digital assets led to the primary intention of designing Tunnel’s main features. Tunnel was developed to solve the major deficiencies in regard to global payments – and it transcends all payments networks with world’s first, cross-currency, real-time payments system for enterprises and individuals to send money anywhere in the world at zero-cost – as easy as sending an email or text.

Andrea Mancaruso
Vice President of IT Strategy and Site Executive
Jefferson Health System
Thomas Jefferson University

Andrea Mancaruso is the Vice President of IT Strategy and Site Executive at Jefferson Health System and Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia PA. Andrea has been with Jefferson since 1998, specializing in enterprise IT infrastructure and architecture design, clinical IT governance, EMR implementation, M&A and IT integration of partner health systems.

Mark McCreary
Chair of Privacy and Data Security Practice Group
Fox Rothschild

Mark is Chief Privacy Officer and Co-Chair of Fox Rothschild’s Privacy and Data Security Group. He focuses a segment of his practice on compliance with privacy-related laws, rules, and regulations as well as responses in the event of a data breach. Mark is CIPP/US certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals and regularly prepares privacy policies (both intra-company and for customers), handles privacy issues under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and related requirements for the privacy of consumer financial information (including the Fair Credit Reporting Act), prepares data security plans, and assists with data breach responses and notifications. Among his leadership roles, Mark serves as the firm’s Hiring Partner, a member of the firm’s Finance Committee, and a member of the Executive Committee.

Kevin O’Nell
Co-Investor
Osage Venture Partners

Kevin began working with Osage as a co-investor in 2013. He then became the CEO of PeopleLinx in 2014, guiding the company to acquisition by Frontline Selling in 2017. He most recently joined Osage as Entrepreneur in Residence in 2019.

Previously, Kevin worked in numerous entrepreneurial roles including Capital One’s innovation team, COO of Ecount (acquired by Citibank), Founder of MissionOG and most recently as KeyBank’s National Head of Business Development for the Commercial Bank Enterprise Payments team.

He graduated with a degree in Political Science from Davidson College and earned an MBA from the College of William and Mary’s Mason School of Business.

Falk Rieker
Global Head of IBU banking
SAP

Falk Rieker, Global Vice President, Global Head of IBU Banking, is responsible for the Banking solution strategy and solution management teams at SAP. He is part of SAP’s Global Leadership Team for Financial Services. His responsibilities include the definition of the solution portfolio and go-to-market strategy, roll-in and roll-out of new solutions and releases, co-innovation with software partners to complement the solution portfolio, pre and post sales support of customer projects, support of press, analyst and marketing events.

Falk brings over 20 years of experience and thought leadership in the Banking and Software Industry to our team. He is a speaker at international banking conferences and his articles have been published and been quoted in leading media like American Banker, Wall Street & Technology and Forbes. He has been recognized as a top 100 “Fintech Influencers to Follow”.

Under Falk’s leadership the SAP Banking business has grown continuously, both in revenues and number of customers. Falk has been closely engaged in global lighthouse accounts such as PayPal, Rabobank, Standard Bank of SA, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, and Bank of Montreal. Collaboration with these customers led to many innovative new business solutions.

Soofi Safavi
Managing Director, Applied AI Origination Technologies Division
Black Knight

Soofi Safavi is Managing Director of the Applied AI group of Black Knight, Inc. (NYSE:BKI). As the leader of the Applied AI group, Soofi is responsible for the suite of transactional AI skills (products), as well as for bringing leading edge AI and edge computing capabilities to the Black Knight product portfolio.

With over 20 years of experience in mortgage and banking technology, Soofi has deep expertise in IT strategy, architecture and machine learning. Soofi was previously the CEO of HeavyWater Inc., the leading AI software provider focused on the mortgage industry, acquired by Black Knight in June, 2018. Prior to founding HeavyWater, Soofi was SVP and CTO at Radian, a leading mortgage insurance company, and a divisional CIO at Chase Bank.

Soofi is an authority and featured speaker on cloud computing, agile software development and artificial intelligence.

Michael Vaughan
EIR
Oak HC/FT

As COO at Venmo from 2011 to 2019, Mike Vaughan led the business from five guys in an apartment in Philly through two acquisitions and ultimately to 40 million active users, a $300 million annual revenue run rate and $100 billion in payments in 2019. Currently as an EIR with Oak HC/FT, Mike is developing and advising new fintech businesses. He also invests in and advises many early and growth stage enterprise and consumer tech companies. Over more than two decades, Mike has developed successful businesses across multiple industries, including three exits totaling well over $1 billion in market value.

Bob Victor
Senior Vice President, Product Management
Comcast Business

Robert (“Bob”) S. Victor serves as Senior Vice President of Product Management for Comcast Business, where he is responsible for development and lifecycle operations of all Comcast Business products and services. Mr. Victor joined Comcast in 2008 and in prior roles has served as Senior Vice President of Strategic and Financial Planning for Comcast Corporation and Chief Financial Officer for Comcast Business.

Bob graduated with honors from Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and two children, chairs the board of Mastery Charter Schools, and serves on the boards of the William Penn Foundation, the Academy of Natural Sciences and the Dartmouth College Center for Social Impact.

AGENDA

Register Now for this year’s Phorum Conference rescheduled to October 7, 2020

Stay Connected with PACT’s Phorum Community
In the spring and summer months we’ll be rolling out digital content and virtual events featuring our Phorum speakers and demo pit companies, as well as the Phorum mobile app with built-in networking features – delivering connectivity and thought leadership right to your doorstep. Stay tuned for more information.

2020 Key Themes:

  • Ubiquitous Connectivity 
    It would be easy, but wrong, to think of 5G as a major jump in data capacity from 4G. What’s more important is the change from a connective tissue among pockets of computing, to a global computing fabric in which the things we used to do with networks are now software-defined behaviors: we’ll be able to tune systems for the low data latency, high data integrity, and other key characteristics needed to move “an Internet of shopping” to a global platform of production, transportation and notification.
  • Living in a Privacy Conscious World
    The paradox of a connected world is the desire for personalized experience, combined with the growing understanding that insightful algorithms can find personal things in data even when it was thought to be safely anonymized. Massive regulatory disruption from GDPR, CCPA, and the kind of forced transparency seen in the Algorithmic Accountability Act now making its way through Congress, require rigorous scrutiny and thoughtful consideration not so much of “big data” but of carefully limited and governed data collection and use.
  • Ethical Data and Ethical AI
    It’s increasingly apparent that there are runaway loops of positive feedback in many naïve deployments of machine-learning techniques: for example, raising police presence in high-crime areas, increasing their arrest rates and driving still greater concentration of law enforcement in what are often low-income neighborhoods of color. Including ethical and humane considerations, up front, in the development of AI initiatives can enable precautionary “circuit breakers” and other measures that increase acceptance, adoption, and value as well as avoiding embarrassing and costly missteps.

PHORUM 2020 DETAILED SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Penn State University Great Valley, 30 E. Swedesford Road, Main Building, Malvern, PA 19355
Directions to the Campus.
Need to stay over? Find a nearby hotel and book your room.

7:30 AM

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM

Conference Kick-Off

8:45 AM

Emerging Technology Trends

As everything becomes connected, what’s the plan to ensure that value is added — and values respected?

In the past dozen years, the global capacity to collect and share data has grown a thousandfold — but the resulting drive to “big data” must navigate tricky curves of preserving privacy, as well as rough patches of ethical challenge and controversy over algorithms’ impacts. Forrester Research will share a global perspective on current developments and trends, along with recommendations that will frame our day of finding value in ubiquitous connection — subject to rising standards (both official and informal) for governance and conscience.

Followed by discussion with Peter Coffee, VP for Strategic Research at Salesforce, and audience Q&A

9:15 AM

Thematic Session 1: Connectivity

Ubiquitous Connectivity

It would be easy, but wrong, to think of 5G as a major jump in data capacity from 4G. What’s more important is the change from a connective tissue among pockets of computing, to a global computing fabric in which the things we used to do with networks are now software-defined behaviors: we’ll be able to tune systems for the low data latency, high data integrity, and other key characteristics needed to move “an Internet of shopping” to a global platform of production, transportation and notification.

Speakers:

  • Bob Victor, Comcast Business 
  • Andrea Mancaruso, Jefferson Health
  • Chris Maenner, goPuff 

10:15 AM 

Networking Break & Demo Pit Presentation 

10:30 AM 

Thematic Session 2: Privacy

Living in a Privacy Conscious World

The paradox of a connected world is the desire for personalized experience, combined with the growing understanding that insightful algorithms can find personal things in data even when it was thought to be safely anonymized. Massive regulatory disruption from GDPR, CCPA, and the kind of forced transparency seen in the Algorithmic Accountability Act now making its way through Congress, require rigorous scrutiny and thoughtful consideration not so much of “big data” but of carefully limited and governed data collection and use.

Speakers:

  • Mike Bass, Global Head of Cloud Security Architecture, Morgan Stanley
  • Mark McCreary, Chair of Privacy and Data Security Practice Group, Fox Rothschild LLP
  • Philip Kizun, SEI
  • Art Ehaun, The Crypsis Group

11:30 AM

Themeatic Session 3: Ethical Data

Ethical Data and Ethical AI

It’s increasingly apparent that there are runaway loops of positive feedback in many naïve deployments of machine-learning techniques: for example, raising police presence in high-crime areas, increasing their arrest rates and driving still greater concentration of law enforcement in what are often low-income neighborhoods of color. Including ethical and humane considerations, up front, in the development of AI initiatives can enable precautionary “circuit breakers” and other measures that increase acceptance, adoption, and value as well as avoiding embarrassing and costly missteps.

Speakers:

  • Rachel Lyubovitzky, CEO, Everything Benefits
  • Soofi Safavi, Managing Director, Applied AI Origination Technologies Division, Black Knight 

12:30 PM

Networking Lunch / Demo Pit Presentations

1:00 PM

Keynote Address

Our 2020 Keynote Address will be delivered by Tony Saldanha, a globally recognized expert, best-selling author and thought leader in Global Business Services and Information Technology

Digital transformation is the #1 priority for most boards and CEOs. And yet, 70% of all digital transformations fail! Tony Saldanha, ex-VP Procter & Gamble, highly sought-after speaker, thought leader and author combines three decades of executive leadership experience around the world with proven methodology from the airline industry on reducing failures, to share a very tangible roadmap for leaders to thrive on digital transformation. In his address, Tony will cover the following –

  1. Common mistakes in most digital transformations and how to avoid them
  2. How to get the timing just right on technology, so you’re not too early or too late to adopt it
  3. How to change culture and transform your organization

2:00 PM

Industry Vertical Breakouts: CIO Roundtable, Healthcare, Financial 

CIO Roundtable: Exclusive Session by Invitation Only

Redefining the role of CIO — from acquisition and operation, to inspiration and transformation

Following Tony Saldhana’s mid-day keynote, he and Peter Coffee of Salesforce will engage with attendees in an exploration of real-world scenarios and strategies for dealing with both the hazards of unrealistic hype, and the failure of many organizations to appreciate the accelerating urgency of change. Digital transformation is not a project defined by technology adoption, but is a change of ongoing behavior that is enabled — but not assured — by new capabilities. The conversation will address the leadership opportunity and challenge that both go beyond the shopping list.

Speakers:

  • Tony Saldanha and Peter Coffee 

Healthcare

Speakers:

  • Vik Kapoor, Pfizer

Financial

The evolving landscape of payments and money transfers

In today’s market, some might argue that every firm has some degree of embedded ‘fintech’, especially when it comes to the exchange of money. Whether you’re a retail merchant, a B2B provider of products and services, a direct to consumer solution, or just an individual seeking to pay another individual, the exchange and movement of money from one party to another is critical. Traditionally, banks and legacy payment providers have been at the center of this space, however the fintech world has exploded with various providers offering different models of payments and movement of money, including cross-border, multi-currency capabilities. Join this panel discussion of industry experts to learn about the evolving landscape of payments and money transfers.

Speakers:

  • Kevin O’Nell, Entrepreneur in Residence, Osage Venture Partners
  • Frank Makrides, CEO of Tunnel 
  • Falk Rieker, Global Head of IBU banking at SAP 
  • Michael Vaughan, Entrepreneur in Residence, Oak HC/FT and former COO at Venmo

Moderated by Russ Kliman, Global Leader, SEI Ventures 

2:45 PM

Closing Keynote Presentation

 

3:30PM

Networking Reception  

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PHORUM SHOWCASE

Phorum 2020 Showcase

The Phorum Showcase provides a space for cutting-edge technology companies to meet and demo their product with key enterprise decision makers. If you’re interested in this unique opportunity to showcase your company, products, and services at one of the hottest gatherings of enterprise decision makers on the East Coast, please contact [email protected]

Come join the Phorum Showcase to meet and demo your products and services with key enterprise decision makers.

Phorum 2020 Showcase Companies include:

Phorum Demo Pit

Applications are closed for the Phorum 2020 Demo Pit. Participating Companies will be announced soon.

2019 Demo Pit Companies. 

Benefix pairs small businesses with a team of friendly and professional insurance brokers to help navigate the complex world of benefits through a totally digital experience. Small businesses owners can now shop all their health insurance options, enroll and manage all their policies online.

https://get.benefix.us/small-business-benefits/

Crossbeam is a collaborative data platform that helps companies build more valuable partnerships. We act as an escrow service for data, allowing companies to find overlapping customers and prospects with their partners, while keeping the rest of their data private and secure. X Crossbeam connects to your existing CRM system and turns your partner ecosystem into a scalable, measurable growth channel. Common use cases include account mapping, lead qualification, attribution tracking, and more. X The company is co-founded by serial entrepreneurs Bob Moore (RJMetrics, Stitch) and Buck Ryan after years of experiencing the need for Crossbeam firsthand.

www.getcrossbeam.com

Distat Co specializes in training software applications of physical systems including equipment, machine and devices using Augmented Reality technology. Our product reduces training cost and time, improve job performance (productivity, accuracy and safety), and speeds up knowledge transfer at workplace. Using user centered AR interface design, our product superimposes 3D model/animation or overlays instructions/guidance in the real world environment, which makes training and learning more immersive, intuitive and interactive. X Distat provides solutions to address the knowledge gap and training challenges at workplace. Today, the workforce has changed, with older generation retiring and leaving knowledge and experience gaps, and younger generation switching jobs more frequently and needing more on-the-job training. Therefore, organizations are constantly looking for ways to better transfer knowledge and provide efficient training.

www.distat.co

InCyber is an Israeli company that is changing the way organizations are dealing with insider threats, enabling companies to catch the malicious and non-malicious users hiding in their organization months in advance. X At InCyber we created the first cyber prediction solution that predicts insider threats by using both internal and external sources of information. It allows us to tell companies who are the users in its system that have a bright red light above their heads, who are at the highest risk level. We are the first company that we know of that does prediction of insider threats months in advance. Our software is a standalone product that is not rule or agent based, and we have nearly zero false positives. The software can be installed either on premises or on the cloud. Our operations have been very successful so far on tens of thousands of employees and users screenings. Oh, and the cost of our software is much less expensive than other software in the market.

www.incybersec.com

Marketers are drowning in data. With so much information to process, they’ve become both overwhelmed by decisions and overcome by indecision. The result is too much time wasted deciphering analytics, with no ROI to show for it. MAXG is the world’s first B2B marketing and sales insight and recommendation engine, MAXG (Marketing Advisor for eXponential Growth) turns your data into direction. More than just another analytics dashboard, MAXG uses AI to deliver prioritized recommendations eliminating the guesswork from marketing and driving better and faster results. Now marketing and sales leaders can skip the dashboards and go right to the action plan! #skipthedashboard.

www.maxg.ai

Open Health Network is using blockchain and smart contracts to enable consumers to control and monetize their health information. Powered by artificial intelligence and big data analytics, the company’s platform enables rapid development of mobile health applications and chatbots for patients, healthcare providers, payers and medical researchers.

www.openhealth.cc

SmarTECHS unlocks the full potential of frontline teams through a practical, secure, and scalable industrial augmented reality solution. Empower your field technicians to work safer, faster, smarter. X SmarTECHS is built on an IoT platform and is paired with industrial smart glasses to provide hands-free context relevant information. We empower technicians with only the relevant information they need, ensuring the work is done precisely, without any guess-work. Should technicians need support in the field, our Remote Expert solution brings a remote expert on site instantly with video call, screen,and document sharing. X Typical clients see productivity increase by 20%, first time fix rate improvement up to 80%, drastic reduction in errors, and guaranteed compliance and traceability.

www.smartechs.io

Yellowdig is a gameified social learning platform that naturally engages users, builds connections, and organically disseminates information through your entire organization or network.

www.yellowdig.com

ABOUT PHORUM DEMO PIT

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Past Phorum Phoward Winner – RedOwl

PHORUM 2020 DEMO PIT

The Phorum Demo Pit features the region’s hottest early-stage companies that are providing cutting-edge innovation that enables Digital Disruption. The Demo Pit was created to allow startups to connect with C-level enterprise decision makers attending the Phorum conference. In addition to showcasing their technology in the Demo Pit, each Demo Pit participant will present their company on the Demo Pit stage to a panel of judges and the Phorum audience. One will be named “Best in Show” and will receive the 8th annual Phorum Phorward Award. Since our inaugural event, past Phorum Phorward Award winners have gone on to raise more than $50M in capital, with three of the seven successfully completing exits to strategic acquirers.

2019 Participants

Benefix pairs small businesses with a team of friendly and professional insurance brokers to help navigate the complex world of benefits through a totally digital experience. Small businesses owners can now shop all their health insurance options, enroll and manage all their policies online.

https://get.benefix.us/small-business-benefits/

Crossbeam is a collaborative data platform that helps companies build more valuable partnerships. We act as an escrow service for data, allowing companies to find overlapping customers and prospects with their partners, while keeping the rest of their data private and secure. X Crossbeam connects to your existing CRM system and turns your partner ecosystem into a scalable, measurable growth channel. Common use cases include account mapping, lead qualification, attribution tracking, and more. X The company is co-founded by serial entrepreneurs Bob Moore (RJMetrics, Stitch) and Buck Ryan after years of experiencing the need for Crossbeam firsthand.

www.getcrossbeam.com

Distat Co specializes in training software applications of physical systems including equipment, machine and devices using Augmented Reality technology. Our product reduces training cost and time, improve job performance (productivity, accuracy and safety), and speeds up knowledge transfer at workplace. Using user centered AR interface design, our product superimposes 3D model/animation or overlays instructions/guidance in the real world environment, which makes training and learning more immersive, intuitive and interactive. X Distat provides solutions to address the knowledge gap and training challenges at workplace. Today, the workforce has changed, with older generation retiring and leaving knowledge and experience gaps, and younger generation switching jobs more frequently and needing more on-the-job training. Therefore, organizations are constantly looking for ways to better transfer knowledge and provide efficient training.

www.distat.co

InCyber is an Israeli company that is changing the way organizations are dealing with insider threats, enabling companies to catch the malicious and non-malicious users hiding in their organization months in advance. X At InCyber we created the first cyber prediction solution that predicts insider threats by using both internal and external sources of information. It allows us to tell companies who are the users in its system that have a bright red light above their heads, who are at the highest risk level. We are the first company that we know of that does prediction of insider threats months in advance. Our software is a standalone product that is not rule or agent based, and we have nearly zero false positives. The software can be installed either on premises or on the cloud. Our operations have been very successful so far on tens of thousands of employees and users screenings. Oh, and the cost of our software is much less expensive than other software in the market.

www.incybersec.com

Marketers are drowning in data. With so much information to process, they’ve become both overwhelmed by decisions and overcome by indecision. The result is too much time wasted deciphering analytics, with no ROI to show for it. MAXG is the world’s first B2B marketing and sales insight and recommendation engine, MAXG (Marketing Advisor for eXponential Growth) turns your data into direction. More than just another analytics dashboard, MAXG uses AI to deliver prioritized recommendations eliminating the guesswork from marketing and driving better and faster results. Now marketing and sales leaders can skip the dashboards and go right to the action plan! #skipthedashboard.

www.maxg.ai

Open Health Network is using blockchain and smart contracts to enable consumers to control and monetize their health information. Powered by artificial intelligence and big data analytics, the company’s platform enables rapid development of mobile health applications and chatbots for patients, healthcare providers, payers and medical researchers.

www.openhealth.cc

SmarTECHS unlocks the full potential of frontline teams through a practical, secure, and scalable industrial augmented reality solution. Empower your field technicians to work safer, faster, smarter. X SmarTECHS is built on an IoT platform and is paired with industrial smart glasses to provide hands-free context relevant information. We empower technicians with only the relevant information they need, ensuring the work is done precisely, without any guess-work. Should technicians need support in the field, our Remote Expert solution brings a remote expert on site instantly with video call, screen,and document sharing. X Typical clients see productivity increase by 20%, first time fix rate improvement up to 80%, drastic reduction in errors, and guaranteed compliance and traceability.

www.smartechs.io

Yellowdig is a gameified social learning platform that naturally engages users, builds connections, and organically disseminates information through your entire organization or network.

www.yellowdig.com

2018 Participants

Aerial Applications is a web application designed for infrastructure companies that makes storing, viewing, and sharing drone-based data easy and intuitive. It functions as a system of record for inspections and physical asset information, and empowers users to interact with their assets in an annotatable, accurately measurable 3D environment. It supports a wide range of file inputs and outputs, and can securely store critical operational information for entire asset portfolios – from full networks of energy/communications transmission lines, to tens of thousands of cell towers. Aerial’s interactive mapping environment makes finding information about your assets faster and easier than ever before.

aerialapplications.com

Apprentice.io provides industrial augmented reality solutions designed for operation in complex lab and manufacturing environments that deliver a positive ROI and satisfies industry demand while meeting regulatory compliance standards. The GMP/GLP compliant platform utilizes the latest in augmented reality and artificial intelligence to enhance human ability and create a synergistic relationship between humans and technology that empower engineers and scientists. Users gain with hands-free access to remote troubleshooting tools, process and workflow aids and intelligent data capture through smart glasses, ushering in usher in a new age of industry efficiency, safety, audit readiness and mobility that allows organizations to better connect and compete globally. Apprentice.io has global product deployments in pharma, biotech, cosmetic, consumer goods and chemical facilities across the U.S., Asia, Europe and South America.

apprentice.io/

Buildings have become increasingly intelligent, yet the fastest growing source of energy usage —devices distributed throughout buildings — remain disconnected from any centralized point of control. Energy solutions companies lack the tools to provide their customers a way to manage, or even understand this massive energy expenditure.
Bert® provides the end-to-end solution: innovative technology that empowers organizations to have seamless control over the ‘everything else’ in buildings. Using patented technologies and a facility’s existing Wi-Fi network, Bert® remotely measures, controls and schedules plug load energy use at both the device and circuit level.
A trusted service partner, Bert® takes complete responsibility for each aspect of energy management, from survey to completion. Energy solution companies can be confident their guarantees of efficiency and building intelligence will be realized, and their customers will experience the full potential of Bert’s technology, every single time.

bertbrain.com

Boost Linguistics offers an editing tool designed to help writers create marketing content (articles, blogs, social media posts, etc.) that inspires audience engagement every time. Our text editor does this by using natural language processing to analyze your text for the five basic emotions. Once the analysis is complete the writer selects a target emotion for their content (joy, sadness, etc.). With the target emotion selected, the editor will recommend changes to your wording to help elicit the target emotion in your audience. Understanding and eliciting the correct emotion in your audience has improved conversion/engagement rates across several industries.

boost-ling.com

Dash has drastically lowered the compliance burden in healthcare. Dash Compliance Automation Suite transforms the manual and time intensive HIPAA compliance process. As the industry’s first solution to connect administrative controls to technical safeguards in the AWS cloud, Dash empowers healthcare vendors to commercialize faster and market their solutions to health systems. In turn, those very health systems leverage dash to ensure data security and minimize 3rd party risk. A recurring software revenue model ensures high margins, and our leadership team has the hands on expertise to solve the problems in compliance at both the engineering and business levels.

Dashsdk.com

HeavyWater built a transactional AI platform (AIVA), to automate manual processes in the financial industry. AIVA’s first application is in the mortgage industry: automating loan production from mortgage intake to processing to servicing. Compared to competitive robotic process automation (RPA) tools, AIVA is 2x+ more accurate and an investment in a platform for automating future, higher value job functions (i.e., beyond repetitive and redundant tasks). Today, AIVA is in production, automating processes for 1M+ loans across: (a) mortgage intake (top 3 credit bureau), (b) mortgage processing (several leading originators) and (c) mortgage servicing ($20B insurance broker/advisor). In the future, HeavyWater aims to leverage the data we are processing to train AIVA to automate across the mortgage production value chain, including high-level cognitive functions that today ‘require’ human judgment – ultimately creating a “black box” that can run an entire back-end mortgage process with little-to-no manual intervention.

Heavywater.com

HiveIO’s Software Defined Data Center solution provides the value and simplicity of the Public Cloud to private data center clients and MSPs at half the cost and twice the performance. HiveIO’s unique zero-layer architecture natively includes built-in security and eliminates the need for proprietary hardware, which allows customers the ability to leverage commodity computing. Our unique Message Bus Architecture is Artificial Intelligence ready. Hive Fabric™ architecture is used by customers across multiple verticals with diverse workload types including VDI, VSI, Grid compute and Hadoop environments. Hive Fabric™ replaces expensive hardware, complex licensing and vendor bloat with streamlined and disruptive Swarm-based nodes that predictively scale and auto heal. The value of Hive FabricΓäó is that organizations of all sizes can implement a holistic, easy to use an end-to-end stack that provides computing at a significantly reduced cost.

Hiveio.com

indico is an enterprise AI solution for unstructured content. Our focus is on helping to automate tedious back-office tasks, improving the efficiency of labor-intensive document-based workflows, and extracting valuable insights from unstructured content, including text and images. Our breakthrough in solving these challenges is an approach known as transfer learning, which allows us to train machine learning models with orders of magnitude less data than required by traditional content analysis techniques. With indico, enterprises are now able to benefit from the dramatic advantages of machine learning at a fraction of the time.

indico.io

Slyce is the market-leader in image recognition for retail, powering visual product search for retailers such as Macy’s, Home Depot, Best Buy, JCPenney, Neiman Marcus, and Tommy Hilfiger. SlyceΓÇÖs service can identify virtually any product from an image, and enable customers to snap a photo to buy something, add it to a wish list, find it in store, or create another retail moment.

Slyce.it

At Translator, we believe that getting Diversity & Inclusion right can enable a better workplace and prevent potential damage. We created the first and only 360 platform for enterprise Diversity & Inclusion, providing companies and their employees with the best technology right at their fingertips. Through chat support, interactive learning tools, and virtual reality, employees can more easily navigate challenges at work and embrace differences. By offering a unique combination of the best technology and the right people, Translator lets companies build a better culture, and ultimately, improve their bottom line. Founded in 2016, Translator is on a mission to spread empathy and equality through #EqualityTech.

translator.company

Vognition provides patented technology and software tools delivered through a SaaS operating environment with voice user interface middleware to manufacturers seeking to capitalize on the exploding voice driven IOT market (home and industrial).

Vognition.com

2017 Participants

51maps allows organizations to easily enable their entire application portfolio to run on consumer devices. Our architecture provides access in a manner that is more secure than locked down PC’s behind the firewall. This delivers a seamless, native feeling, role based experiences on any device.

Our application bus technology securely integrates any application (legacy, custom, cloud, or native) without changing source code. This allows employees to pass information between disparate applications.

Our audit capability allows organizations to gain visibility, down to individual key strokes, around all user activity. This can be used for fraud investigation, productivity improvement, training, time & motion studies, and much more. This functionality makes 51maps the first source of organizational Big Data on processes, activities, and outcomes across the enterprise.

51maps.com

DivvyCloud software enables organizations to achieve their cloud computing goals by simplifying and automating security, compliance and cost optimization of public and private cloud infrastructure. Using DivvyCloud, customers can leverage programmatic Bots to identify and remediate common cloud problems in real time. DivvyCloud was founded by seasoned technologists who understand first hand what is necessary to succeed in today’s fast-changing, multi-cloud world.

divvycloud.com/

Fishtown Analytics is building a modern workflow for data analysts. Its product, dbt (data build tool), helps analysts write modular, high-quality analytic code by borrowing elements of the software development workflow. dbt is open-source, and used in production today by analytics teams at Casper, Seatgeek, Credible, and dozens of other companies.

Fishtownanalytics.com

Journey Sales makes it easier for your customers to buy with Smart Rooms, an Account-Based Selling solution built on Salesforce®. Smart Rooms are private customer experiences built for each account and opportunity, where buying and selling teams can engage, collaborate, and build consensus. With Smart Rooms, enterprises create personalized buying experiences for their strategic accounts at scale and build deeper relationships for improved cross-sell and upsell opportunities. In addition, track the digital body language of your customers to understand who is most engaged and what they are engaging with. Executives receive deep insight into accounts to predictably close more valuable deals.

journeysales.com/

Focusing on rare disease, cancer and patient reported outcomes, Pulse Infoframe, a data insights and precision knowledge company, delivers real-time analytics and visualization to advance knowledge, improve outcomes, generate real-world evidence and accelerate time-to-value. Pulse Infoframe uses their software to capture and aggregate data from multiple sources, making it available to relevant stakeholders and offering numerous benefits including dramatically improved efficiency, productivity and collaboration, which are required for value-based care. Pulse is a 21st Century asset for healthcare.

pulseinfoframe.com

RiskLens is the leading provider of cyber risk quantification software. RiskLens empowers large enterprises and government organizations to manage cyber risk from the business perspective by quantifying it in dollars and cents. Our customers leverage RiskLens to understand their cyber risk exposure in financial terms, prioritize their risk mitigations, measure the ROI of their security investments, and optimize their cyber insurance coverage. RiskLens is the only cyber risk quantification software purpose-built on FAIR, the only standard quantitative model for cyber security and operational risk.

risklens.com

TimelinePI is a SAAS-based analytics and visualization platform that provides a new approach to understanding operational data in the context of its related business processes. Using its patent-pending Timeline Analysis approach to analyzing event data, TimelinePI accepts event data from any number of systems and automatically reconstructs the underlying business process logic behind the data. A variety of pre-built analyses to quantify process performance, identify process execution issues and perform root cause analysis are available to users. The TimelinePI platform also supports operational monitoring through its continuous assessment of new event data to determine if any adverse conditions occur and can immediately notify business operations personnel so they can take action.

timelinepi.com

Your organization will only ‘touch’ your customers in three or four situations – retail, website, service delivery and your contact center. And when your customers call, send emails or start chat sessions, they are usually telling you what’s wrong with your products, policies, pricing and competitors. Are you listening?

TopBox’s cloud-based application analyzes your customer interactions by automatically transcribing, interrogating and categorizing them to reveal the root cause of customer experience, product, sales, marketing and operational problems.

With a subscription pricing model, easy installation, unlimited user licenses, and an intuitive user interface, TopBox is unlike anything on the market. Founded by customer experience industry veterans, TopBox was created to fill the void of customer contact analytic solutions that yield truly actionable insights and a clear ROI.

topbox.io

VitalTrax is transforming how clinical trials are run by putting patients and investigators at the center. VitalTrax delivers a complete patient engagement and data collection solution for clinical trials comprising of a cloud based enterprise platform and a mobile application for patients. For clinical study teams, VitalTrax delivers an enterprise platform to design and run trials efficiently. For sites, VitalTrax makes it easier to recruit and communicate with patients during the trial. VitalTrax mobile app solution, Wing, is a world-class patient engagement tool that provides a way for patients to search for trials, apply to become a volunteer and participate in the trial.

vitaltrax.net

Widget Brain is passionate about creating smart solutions that have a real impact on daily life: algorithms that lower CO2, improve recycling rates, deliver faster, prevent critical failures and decide autonomously.

We are ambitious in achieving our vision of the future. In that future, we see a connected universe of things, capable of outperforming everything else in the analogue world in terms of superior service, lowest costs, and compatibility with other smart devices. We cover the full digital ecosystem, including smarter cities, smarter factories, and smarter supply chains.

Our customers use Widget Brain software to monitor their water pumps to detect leaks, forecast fill rates in waste containers to optimize service routes, and collect usage data to monitor equipment and predict maintenance moments.

widgetbrain.com

Wylei is a next generation AI Machine Learning company and is the pioneer of Predictive Content, which is digital content that automatically assembles itself in real-time for each impression with deep and precise predictive intelligence. Wylei leverages its AI engine by ingesting 1st, 3rd, and real time contextual data to determine the best combination of content to serve to a consumer. Wylei can optimize content in real-time for any channel, enabling 1:1 personalization at scale across any channel including email, web, mobile and video. Our predictive cloud does the heavy lifting and automatically defines dynamic micro segments, testing and predicting to achieve the highest ROI.

wylei.com

2016 Participants

AlphaPoint

AlphaPoint is a financial technology company that powers digital asset exchanges and provides institutions blockchain-enabled solutions to store, track, and trade digital assets. Its secure, scalable, and customizable platform enables customers to deploy blockchain technology to innovate, differentiate, and transform their businesses. AlphaPoint powers over 20 digital asset exchanges on 5 continents, and is led by a seasoned team with 50+ years in financial technology. AlphaPoint has offices in New York City, Philadelphia, and San Francisco.

www.alphapoint.com

Boxter

Funnl, a SaaS product created by Boxter, answers questions about the top of your sales funnel. It’s an intelligent analytics solution for online businesses. Funnl enables fast ROI measurement and optimization for growth channels like Facebook ads or content marketing. The innovative semantic user interface allows you to quickly get detailed answers from websites and online marketing efforts without needing any technical training. The software brings powerful enterprise grade functionality to small and medium-sized businesses. Requiring less than an hour in training and setup time to get started.

www.boxter.co

Cloudamize

Cloudamize is an analytics software company that helps companies get the most out of their investments in cloud computing. Our SaaS-based analytics platform helps our customers and partners make confident, data-driven decisions at each stage of the cloud journey – from assessing options, to planning migrations, to managing cloud deployments for maximum value. With Cloudamize, companies have experienced significant monthly savings on their cloud deployments, while simultaneously increasing performance.

www.cloudamize.com

DryDock

Mobilizing digital content is the easy part but getting your sales teams to adopt mobile in their sales process is challenging. The DryDock mobile platform helps engage field sales, making their sales process more productive and efficient.

DryDock is a mobile app and content management system rolled into a single product. Instead of forcing reps to search for content in online repositories or web portals, sales teams quickly access your curated content in a secure mobile app. Plus, DryDock does not charge by seat license because everyone who can increase revenue should benefit from high impact sales information.

www.drydockinc.com

MLeads

MLeads is a comprehensive SaaS mobile platform for leads and event management process automation. MLeads allows event organizers, exhibitors, business owners, and sales and marketing professionals to manage leads and organize events from any devices anywhere, increasing productivity, efficiency and opportunities. The platform allows users to capture and collect leads, research leads, perform follow-up, and measure and manage ROI across sales and marketing teams. The platform is feature-rich, affordable, and easy to use compared to other solutions.

www.myleadssite.com

OpsDataStore

OpsDataStore is the Real-Time Data Fabric for IT Operations. We collect data from your strategic platforms (VMware) and tools (AppDynamics, Dynatrace, ExtraHop) and combine these disparate streams of data into real-time topologies. You can prevent problems that affect online service quality, solve the remaining problems more quickly, and achieve dramatic increases in capacity utilization.

We also make the combined data available to any BI or query tool, which turns the analysis and consumption of IT data into a self-service problem through tools like Tableau and Qlik. Gartner recently recommended the IT Operations become “data driven” and we are the only open and real-time platform that allows modern enterprises to achieve this. In summary we protect your online revenue and save you time and money in the operation of your environment.

www.Opsdatastore.com

PeopleLinx

PeopleLinx drives results throughout your sales funnel to create, nurture, and win deals. Founded by early LinkedIn employees, we activate social selling for B2B sales teams through individualized guidance. Reps are guided to create presence, networks and engagement with buyers. The result? Quality leads, faster sales cycles, and a higher close rate, all measureable through your CRM. Customers include Fortune 500 leaders in high-tech, finance, manufacturing and professional services.

www.Peoplelinx.com

Pneuron

Pneuron enables organizations to rapidly solve business problems challenged by highly disparate and distributed sources of value. By deploying a non-invasive “fabric” to build, deploy, and execute intelligent workflows, Pneuron’s platform sidesteps traditional and costly prerequisites and delivers solutions in less than half the time and cost of multi-product approaches.

www.pneuron.com

RedOwl

RedOwl provides information security teams a single platform to proactively monitor insider risk across the enterprise. The RedOwl platform analyzes all observable interactions between employees, contractors, devices, and applications within your organization. Only RedOwl analyzes structured and unstructured data to provide immediate and unparalleled visibility into human risk to combat intellectual property loss, detect compromised accounts, monitor privileged users and enhance forensics.

www. Redowl.com

2015 Participants

Boxly

Boxly is a touch-based dynamic document platform which allows business users to visually relate and interpret information. The dynamic document creates an app-like experience where one can share information using mobile devices without the need to write code. Boxly transforms disparate, static data into a meaningful, interactive experience.

www.boxly.com

Collected

Collected instantly finds related content from your business’ documents and presentations as you work in apps like Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, helping you and your team rediscover and get more value from your content than ever before.

www.collected.io

Livegenic

Livegenic helps organizations enhance customer service support capabilities by reducing costs, improving customer satisfaction, and mitigating business related risks. They achieve this by enabling businesses to see what the customer sees during the very first customer contact over the phone. Using real-time video streaming, they provide an ability to triage incoming issues during the first customer contact, capturing remote information, resolving user issues, and improving customer experience.

www.livegenic.com

MongoSluice

MongoSluice takes the time-consuming and expensive slog out of working with big data. It figures out what an unstructured or NoSQL database would look like if it were SQL – and then actually turns it into (and streams it to) SQL or any other RDBMs datastore. This new patent-pending technology exponentially expedites the time it takes to bring big data into business intelligence systems, providing clients with near real-time insight.

www.mongosluice.com

Nfoshare

Nfoshare is the easiest way to increase employee engagement. Each week, the tool checks in with employees using 10 second anonymous email surveys to gauge real-time employee morale & collect feedback. At the end of the month/quarter, simple, personalized research-based suggestions are sent to managers/HR to hit their goals & increase company morale.

www.nfoshare.com

SETVI

The SETVI™ Platform is a SaaS sales enablement solution for field sales forces. Our mission is to create a more efficient sales process, which enables organizations to close more deals and increase sales revenue. Version 1.0 of the product contains an intuitive content management system; a robust, but user-friendly presentation tool; and a powerful tracking system that delivers insightful analytics.

www.setvi.com

Shibumi

Shibumi is a cloud-based application that provides a secure, central location to manage initiatives and deliver better results. Whether driving new sales opportunities, executing cost optimization or managing a change portfolio, Shibumi helps teams collaborate, communicate goals and develop actionable plans so they can spend less time reporting and more time focusing on execution.

www.shibumi.com

Tesorio

Tesorio enables companies to self-finance their daily operations, streamlining early payments on invoices so suppliers get paid early and buyers optimize returns on cash. By forgoing a small percentage on their invoice, a supplier can get paid weeks earlier than typical 30 – 90 day terms. Tesorio’s algorithm calculates this percentage to be win-win: fair for the supplier to forgo and valuable for the buyer to earn given their respective costs of capital.

www.tesorio.com

2014 Participants

Rescufy (AppItUP Winner)

Rescufy was created by David and Rachel Edwards who were inspired by their son, Sammy, to simplify the standard anaphylaxis action plan. Sammy has a life threatening tree nut allergy, and they developed Rescufy so they would have a simple, fast, and reliable tool to streamline getting help in the event of anaphylaxis.

With the touch of a button, Rescufy will send critical information including geo-location, medical condition, medical history, medications, and contact information to first responders and emergency contacts. It will also auto dial 911 with a voice recording of the same information should the user be impaired by his/her condition. Rescufy simplifies the process of notifying first responders and emergency contacts, compresses time, creates redundancy, offers peace of mind, and simplifies the action plan which in turn will saves lives!

www.rescufy.com

AppItUP is a new mobile application idea challenge designed to gather the best app ideas from the Penn community and connect them with the funding and technical expertise necessary to make them a reality. AppItUP is a brain child of the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Technology Transfer and UPstart program.

www.appitupchallenge.com

BuyerMLS

BuyerMLS™ is the real estate industry’s first and only real-time buyer marketplace. As an enterprise platform, we help brokerages and their agents increase productivity by transforming their anonymous buyer data into an asset, leading to more transactions and new listing opportunities.

www.BuyerMLS.com

Canvas

Canvas is a cloud-based software service that allows businesses to replace expensive and inefficient paper forms with powerful apps on their smartphones and tablets. Canvas enables users to collect information using mobile devices, share that information and easily integrate with existing backend systems. Canvas also offers the first business-only application store of its kind, with 13,000+ pre-built, fully customizable apps that work on all mobile platforms and serve 30+ vertical markets.

www.gocanvas.com

CLUTCH

As the premier platform for, “Consumer Lifecycle Success” (CLS), Clutch is the first and only system that helps Brands create, unify, manage, and measure success across increasingly complex marketing efforts and technology ecosystems. The goal of every retailer is optimizing the lifetime value of consumers at each stage of the lifecycle. We provide a comprehensive set of modular solutions to drive loyalty, increase consumer spend and reward brand advocacy by unifying the currently fragmented consumer experiences, wherever your customers are – in-store, online, and through mobile and social channels. We feed the customer experience, the experience feeds the brand loyalty, and the loyalty feeds the revenue.

www.clutch.com

Grassroots Unwired

The Grassroots Unwired platform is a mobile sales enablement platform for anyone conducting customer acquisition and engagement in the field and used in conjunction with their existing CRM.

The integrated SaaS platform combines a mapping system, mobile application and web portal that run in conjunction with a GPS-enabled mobile device for tracking, reporting and analytics – all in real-time.

www.grassrootsunwired.com

RJMetrics

RJMetrics helps online businesses make smarter decisions with their data. We provide the kinds of deep insights that were formerly only accessible by large companies willing to invest in full-time data scientists. With RJMetrics, any company can become truly data-driven.

www.rjmetrics.com

SocialLadder

Brands recognize traditional marketing tactics are becoming less and less effective with the Millennial consumer. SocialLadder is mobile technology, white-labeled for brands, giving them the ability to speak the language Millennials respond to – true Product Discovery rather than marketing hype.
SocialLadder is deployed by brands as either a new mobile app or embedded into their existing mobile platform. Consumers discover the brand in a gamified environment. Rewards and experiences are unlocked through a score composed of two primary components:

Influence – calculated from the size of a user’s social voice/reach
Engagement – calculated via content creating challenges
Brands build a community of influencers virally, while driving valuable word of mouth impressions and retaining ownership of the media, data and conversations generated.

www.SocialLadderApp.com

tapCLIQ

tapCLIQ offers the industry’s first responsive marketing solution that meaningfully engages mobile users at moments when they are most receptive.
Our holistic approach harnesses the value lost in disparate marketing tactics. The platform offers products for Advertising, Communication, Support, Feedback, and Research. tapCLIQ’s opinion based engagement products, generates the most authentic user data. This includes preference & intent data of highest relevance, which is not being captured today.
tapCLIQ’s mission is to enhance user experience by improving the relevance, context, and timeliness of engagement. We are reinventing how customer engagement can be and should be on mobile devices.

www.tapcliq.com

Yorn

Yorn® – (Your Opinion. Right Now®) is a real-time feedback platform for healthcare settings with early traction and compelling evidence that it helps organizations understand and improve the customer/patient experience. Optimized for mobile, patent pending and HIPAA compliant, Yorn enables providers and payers to identify root causes of potential problems and make appropriate operational changes that improve experience, satisfaction, and compliance with care plans. Yorn delivers clinical and economic benefit that can correlate to higher quality ratings on performance.

www.yorn.com

About PHORUM

Phorum will take place October 7, 2020 at Penn State University Great Valley – The Conference Center

Address: Penn State University Great Valley | The Conference Center | 30 East Swedesford Road | Malvern, PA 19355  Click here for directions.

FREE ON-SITE PARKING. Penn State provides free, on-site parking.

Stay over for Phorum 2020! Here’s a link to find a nearby hotel.

About Phorum

Philadelphia’s premier enterprise technology conference, purposely designed for CIOs, CTOs and other business and technology executives focused 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 businesses and technology executives understand how technology can be pragmatically applied to transform the enterprise and achieve strategic business goals.

In addition, the conference will also feature the popular “Phorum Demo Pit” where conference attendees experience, first-hand, some of the most innovative technologies being developed in and around the Philadelphia region. We’ll also feature the Showcase Exhibition for cutting-edge technology companies to meet and demo their product with key enterprise decision makers.

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

Stay Connected with PACT’s Phorum Community
In the spring and summer months we’ll be rolling out digital content and virtual events featuring our Phorum speakers and demo pit companies, as well as the Phorum mobile app with built-in networking features – delivering connectivity and thought leadership right to your doorstep. Stay tuned for more information.

Need more info? Take a look at last year’s Phorum Program Book.

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 Philadelphia.

At PACT, we provide our members with valuable content and connections to capital, coaching, talent 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

Sanjay Sharma
Advisory Board Chairman
SEI

[email protected]
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.

Lloyd Adams
SAP North America

[email protected]
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

[email protected]
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

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

Peter Coffee, VP for Strategic Research at Salesforce, has been with the company for 13 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

[email protected]
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

[email protected]
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

[email protected]
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

[email protected]
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.

Kevin Jurrens
Broadpath

[email protected]
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.

Terrence Kerwin
Fox Rothschild LLP

[email protected]
https://www.linkedin.com/in/terry-kerwin-43393371/

Terry Kerwin is a partner in Fox Rothschild’s Emerging Companies & Venture Capital practice group and represents clients across a range of industries, including those in the technology, software, medical device, pharmaceutical, energy, clean tech, health care, manufacturing, financial services, and e-gaming industries. He regularly advises startup and growth stage companies on various matters from formation to exit, such as entity formation, corporate governance, private equity and venture capital financings, commercial contracts, employment issues, intellectual property protection and licensing, and mergers and acquisitions. Terry has been recognized by Chambers USA as a leading attorney in both the Startups & Emerging Companies and the Corporate, M&A & Private Equity practice areas.

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
Anexinet

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

As the CMO of Anexinet, I am responsible for leading an integrated marketing and brand strategy and all related programs, which will ensure effective and efficient use of marketing investments for Anexinet’s internal and external brand. My specialties include: business research and analysis; business, marketing and sales strategy; multi-channel customer and employee engagement; sales; content development; and various marketing and sales technologies.

Anexinet is focused on technology-enabled business transformation strategies and solutions. Anexinet customers benefit from our holistic approach—from engaging front-end interactions to dependable back-end solutions, all informed by data-driven insights. Because truly great digital experiences rely on the smooth operation of all interconnected elements: beautiful front-end applications, modern distributed architecture, private/public cloud, Dev/Ops and Agile/SAFE processes, and data-driven insights. Some companies focus on application design, others handle your infrastructure, and then there’s Anexinet.

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.

Scott Snyder, PHD
Heidrick Consulting
The Wharton School

[email protected]
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.

Dianne Strunk
PACT

[email protected]
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

[email protected]
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

[email protected]
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 4, 2020
Phorum Conference Rescheduled to June 2, 2020

January 15, 2020
Tony Saldanha Named Keynote Speaker for PACT Phorum 2020

December 18, 2019
PACT Announces Call for Demo Pit Applications for Phorum 2020

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

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Broadpath, Inc.
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