KDKA-TV Technovation Pgh

Fri. Sep 22, 2017 at 6:00pm EDT
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Price: $20.00
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Price: $20.00
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KDKA-TV & Acrobatique Creative Signature Event 

Don’t miss Pittsburgh's most innovative two-tier networking event--TWO EVENTS IN ONE for $20! Ticket price includes two complimentary signature cocktails and appetizers from Braddock's Pittsburgh Brasserie. Hear from key corporations, city leaders, and innovators that are working together to lead the way into the future of technology. 


Technology Discussion, Panel, and Networking Cocktail Reception:

From 4pm-6pm an expert of panel of local tech professionals from the area will discuss the rise of technology in Pittsburgh as well as its importance in the growth of the city.

Presenting Sponsor, SilverSport, SilverArmor: Franco Harris, CEO, Thomas Davis, President

Opening Remarks: City of Pittsburgh: Mayor William Peduto

Moderator: KDKA-TV Jon Delano


Panelists include:

City of Pittsburgh: Sylvia D. Harris, Assistant Director of Operations, Department of Innovation and Performance

SilverSport, SilverArmor: Franco Harris, CEO

SilverSport, SilverArmor: Thomas Davis, President 

CGI + Summa: Bernard A. Mongilio, Vice President

Carnegie Mellon University: James Garrett, Dean of the College of Engineering

PNC, numo LLC: David Passavant, CEO

PNC: Laura Ritz, SVP of Enterprise Innovation

Uber ATG: Dr. Jeff Schneider, Engineering Lead for Machine Learning, Uber Advanced Technologies

UPMC Enterprises: Rasu  Shrestha, MD, MBA - ​Chief Innovation Officer, UPMC, and Executive Vice President, UPMC Enterprises

TeleTracking: Chris Johnson, Chief Technology Officer

BNY Mellon: Jennifer Wagner, Head of Innovation Center 


KDKA-TV Tech Net Networking Reception and After Party:
From 6pm-8pm directly following the Technovation discussion panel, the night continues with KDKA-TV "Tech Net" networking and Meet & Greet and Fashion Showcase soiree in the lobby of the Renaissance Hotel hosted by KDKA-TV's Kristine Sorenson and Marty Griffin 
Mingle with other tech industry professionals while enjoying cocktails, appetizers by Braddock's Pittsburgh Brasserie, the Signature "TechTini" cocktail by Grey Goose La Poire and a preview of technology-inspired fashion pieces designed by up and coming Pittsburgh artists - Technology drive design using avant-garde material that redefine fashion . Curated by Richard Parsakian. Hair and Makeup for the TechnoVation Models provided by Izzazu Salon, Spa & Serata.

Featuring a signature "Peartini" cocktail by Grey Goose La Poire and sponsored by Bacardi USA.


Brandon Darreff
Keith Kelly
Suz Pisano
Bradford Mumpower
Alana Yoffee
Memphis George 


Featuring created jewelry by Sarah Kelly and a Student Art & Fashion project by the Art Institute of Pittsburgh

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Venue Details
Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel 107 6th St
Pittsburgh, PA 15222