PACT Times

April 2019

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Cover Stories

SD-WAN: Its Officially here – your basic guide for adoption of the technology.

Written by Gregory Black, Senior Account Manager, Premier Technology Group


WAN connectivity has transformed from Frame Relay to MPLS to today’s newest hot topic…SD-WAN. At Premier Technology Group, we are asked about SD WAN frequently in our client meetings. Here is an insider’s guide to what you should know about the latest trend in WAN Edge Infrastructure technology.

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7 Product Development Best Practices

Written by Casandra Mann, Precision Systems, Inc.


Complex development projects can feel like taming an unruly beast with a mind of its own — even when backed by solid research and guided by established business and design control processes. Within the engineering process, missing a single step can lead to unforeseen costs, missed opportunities and project delays.

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If you would like to write the cover story for upcoming editions of PACT Times, please contact Amanda Nardi Di Filippo by April 15.

News & Announcements

2018 Philadelphia Venture Report

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The PACT 2018 Philadelphia Venture Report is now available, powered by PitchBook Data. It breaks down all key trends in the Philly MSA from last year.

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Honorees and Finalists Announced for the 2019 Enterprise Awards

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EA 2019

We are excited to recognize SEI Investments for their Digital Innovation and Howard Ross of LLR Partners as the Legend Award Honoree for Lifetime Achievement at the 2019 Enterprise Awards on May 13. In addition, we announced the 27 finalists of our nine competitive awards, celebrating the success of the region’s technology and healthcare leaders.

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Talent Connect: Find Jobs & Recruit Talent

Sponsored by ORS Partners

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Login to update your employer profile and upload your open positions today! Now is the time to get connected to Philadelphia's talent community whether you're an employer or a job seeker!

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Calling for Mentors & Mentees!

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Mentor Connect

Since the start of the pilot program in June 2016, Mentor Connect has grown to over 200 mentor sessions, 1,000 mentor volunteer hours, 71 mentors across all tech sectors / skill sets, and 64 CEO mentees from all stages of companies.

We're currently seeing successful CEO founders ready to give back AND startup companies looking for mentorship.

Please send your referral(s) to Jennifer Cohen.

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PACT Capital Conference 2019

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Mentor Connect

Duane Morris LLP will host the PACT Capital Conference this year on September 26 at XFinity Live!

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Non-Members: 20% Discount to Join PACT

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Take advantage of our spring special with a 20% discount to become a PACT Member. Offer ends April 30, 2019.

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Phorum 2019

Pre-Registration is Closed
Walk-in Registration opens 7:30 a.m. tomorrow.

April 4 | 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
SugarHouse Event Center | 1001 North Delaware Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19125

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Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley’s Elite Entrepreneurs

April 15 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Philadelphia Film Center | 1412 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

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Talent Connect Executive Roundtable

April 16 | 8 - 10 a.m.
SAP | 3999 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 19073

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Medtech Series: Remote Patient Monitoring in Clinical & Home Healthcare

April 25 | 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Capgemini | 500 East Swedesford Road, Wayne, PA 19087

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Robotics Innovation @ Penn

May 8 | 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Pennovation Works | 3401 Grays Ferry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19146

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26th Annual Enterprise Awards

May 13 | 5 - 9 p.m.
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts | 300 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

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Technology Executive Roundtable

Exclusive Event for Senior IT Executives
PACT reserves the right to determine attendance eligibility.

June 13 | 8 - 10 a.m.
RSM | 751 Arbor Way Suite 200 Blue Bell, PA 19422

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Investor Dinner

Exclusive Event for Investors
PACT reserves the right to determine attendance eligibility.

June 19 | 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Location | To Be Announced

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PACT Capital Conference 2019

September 26 | 7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
XFinity Live | 1100 Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19146

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PACT Events: See What's Up Next

PACT Times, weekly email messages, and social media accounts keep you informed about upcoming events with open registration, but did you know you can access a PDF of PACT's planning calendar for the entire year via our website?

Follow the link below and mark your calendars for the events that interest you. Don't forget to check back regularly - this document is updated often!

Contact Danielle Pinto for more information on specific events.

View 2018-2019 Event Calendar Now »

Interested in Sponsoring an Event?

Please contact Dianne Strunk for more information.


Talent Connect Job Board is sponsored by ORS Partners

Chariot Solutions

LATEST JOBS: Mobile Developers, Senior Java/Spring Engineers

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LATEST JOBS: Senior Software Engineer, Jr. Database Administrator, Assistant Accountant, Financial Analyst, Regional Director, UI/UX Developer, IT Support Technician, Implementation Consultant, Data Analyst, Sr. Manager of Customer Success

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Welcome PACT Members



Bernstein Private Wealth Management

Copperhill Consulting, LLC


Griffin Financial Group


Militia Hill Ventures


Nth Round


Patient Innovations



RXTransparent, LLC.

TalentFleX Solutions

The One and Only Corp

The Sharp Financial Group

Tom Spann Ventures

University of Pennsylvania




Press Releases & News

Osage University Partners

Osage University Partners Closes Oversubscribed $273 Million Third Venture Fund for University Startups »


Scaling up: Successfully growing your technology companym »


SkillSurvey Announces Enhancements that Make the Reference Checking Process More Accessible for Job Candidates »


Expert Panel Calls for More Innovation to Avert Looming Caregiving Crisis in the United States »

We thank our Founding Leaders for their commitment and support:


Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Bentley Systems


Comcast Business

Cozen O'Connor

Dell Boomi

Duane Morris



Fairmount Partners

Fox Rothschild

Grant Thornton

Independence Blue Cross


Morgan Lewis

NewSpring Capital

Osage Partners

Pepper Hamilton





University City Science Center

University of Pennsylvania




4/9 - 4/10 — Young, Smart and Local Conference »

4/11 — NJTC Venture Conference »

4/12 - 4/13 — Women in Tech Summit Northeast »

4/16 — [LIVE EVENT] HPE Intelligent Storage Mixer »

4/16 — Security by the Schuylkill »

4/17 — Bunker Brews Philadelphia: Social Media and Marketing »

4/23 - 4/24 — Emerging Technologies For the Enterprise Conference »

4/24 — Fox Rothschild LLP Philadelphia Privacy Summit »

4/25 — Cyber Security Summit »

5/1 — PA TechCon 2019 »

5/1 - 5/2 — Total Impact Philadelphia 2019 »

5/8 — RiskSec 2019 »

5/9 — Maker Meetup #26: The Future of Food »

Tech Camp 2019 »

Open Access DEI Program Survey »

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