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Monday, September 11
 

1:00pm

Blockchain Learning Track
Blockchain Learning Track sponsored by Microsoft

Brief Description: Blockchain offers the opportunity to revolutionize business processes and dramatically increase economic empowerment for everyone. Established business organizations and Start-Ups are focusing more development resources on Blockchain initiatives.  In this Learning Track, we will attempt to provide a "get started" overview of the following:

1-What is Blockchain and why is it potentially so revolutionary?
2-What are companies like Microsoft providing to enable Blockchain Solution development?
3-How can Analytics help focus your Blockchain Initiatives to deliver value?
4-Blockchain Start-Up Inspiration Presentation and Learning Track Wrap-up

Agenda:
  • 1:00 - 1:30: Sprint Blockchain Opportunity and Why You Should Care Overview - presented by Lyle Paczkowski, Senior Technology Strategist at Sprint's Advanced Technology Development Division
  • 1:30 - 2:30: Microsoft Blockchain Strategy & Blockchain as a Service Overview - presented by PJ Johnson, Principal Architect at Microsoft, and Michael Binggeli, Senior Software Engineer at Sogeti
  • 2:30 - 3:00: How Analytics Can Help Focus Your Blockchain Initiatives - presented by Fred Hefer, CEO of Pomerol Partners
  • 3:00-3:30: Blockchain Start-Up Inspiration Presentation & Learning Track Wrap-Up - presented by Nicolas Fierro, CEO of Mimir Blockchain Solutions

Please use entrance on North side of building.

Moderators
avatar for Mike McRoberts

Mike McRoberts

Founder, MCS, LLC
Mike McRoberts is a KC Angel Investor and Sprint Accelerator Mentor focused on Ag Tech, Business SaaS and Blockchain Business Solutions. Mike believes in helping entrepreneurs and businesses transform and enhance their solutions to deliver more value via the elegant application of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Binggeli

Michael Binggeli

Senior Software Engineer and Consultant, Sogeti
Michael Binggeli is a Sr. Software Engineer & Consultant with Sogeti, an enterprise global consulting company. He is a Intrapreneur, Innovator and Disruptor and has been writing code for a little over 20 years.
avatar for Nicolas Fierro

Nicolas Fierro

CEO, Mimir Blockchain Solutions
Nicolas Fierro is a programmer, technologist, and operations developer who has worked with Ethereum and blockchain since 2014. Nicolas' knowledge in blockchain dates to when he performed dev ops services to the Ethereum Foundation as one the privileged few developers to work with... Read More →
avatar for Fred Hefer

Fred Hefer

Co-Founder, Pomerol Partners
Fred is the US and global CEO of Pomerol Partners. This 2013 spin-out from Deutsche Bank (London) is a leading analytics services provider and developer of Blockchain solutions.  During his tenure at DB, he served the Equities Prime Services division in various finance roles... Read More →
avatar for PJ Johnson

PJ Johnson

Principal Architect, Microsoft
PJ Johnson is a Principal Architect focusing on business and technology strategy.  His areas of concentration include M&A and exit strategies, new value realization, strategic IT management and IT rationalization across many domains such as emerging technologies, security, cloud... Read More →
avatar for Lyle Paczkowski

Lyle Paczkowski

Senior Technology Strategist, Sprint Advanced Technology Development (Core Technology Office)
Lyle Paczkowski is a Senior Technology Strategist for Sprint’s Advanced Technology Development division.  Mr. Paczkowski is credited for the directing the development of several advanced enterprise wireless voice and media applications and products, including converged and integrated... Read More →



Monday September 11, 2017 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Sprint Accelerator 210 W 19 Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64108

3:30pm

Blockchain Solution Development Panel Discussion presented by BalancePoint
Panel Discussion followed by Q&A with Balance Point, Chain, and Ripe to discuss specific Blockchain Solutions in the Finance, Food and General Business Space 

Moderators
avatar for Justin Zambo

Justin Zambo

VP, Strategic Development, BalancePoint
Justin is a 20+ year sales professional with experience in both small organizations and large publicly traded companies.  He has a reputation for successfully building dynamic teams, embracing emerging service offerings and taking new approaches to expand markets.  At one point... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Justin Herzig

Justin Herzig

Emerging Tech Research Manager, Accenture
Justin has spent the past 5 years helping enterprises understand and adopt blockchain technologies. From being the lead blockchain strategist at Capital One to specializing in Research and Strategies around blockchain and other emerging technologies at Accenture, Justin is a thought... Read More →
avatar for Dina Mainville

Dina Mainville

Commercial Director, Strategic Partnerships & Innovation, Info-Tech Research Group
As a Commercial Director in Info-Tech’s Strategic Partnerships and Innovation division, Dina empowers CIOs to effectively deliver business value by providing guidance, analysis and frameworks needed to optimize project and operational processes.   Dina is passionate about global... Read More →
avatar for Raja Ramachandran

Raja Ramachandran

Founder, Ripe.io
Raja has launched, with a brilliant team, www.ripe.io, leveraging connected technologies such as IoT, cloud, algorithms, machine learning and blockchains to help solve large, global problems around food. Raja recently was part of the early founding team at R3CEV and managed the product... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith

Co-Founder, Chain.com
Chief Technology officer that provides the technical chops to Chain.com, the startup helping Wall Street utilize blockchain technology.  Smith, who, as the CTO of Chain, is essentially Wall Street’s plumber, changing the pipes on how asset transactions flow — stocks, bonds, you... Read More →



Monday September 11, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Sprint Accelerator 210 W 19 Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64108

7:00pm

Kickoff Party presented by EDCKC
Come enjoy complimentary food and beer in Boulevard Brewery's Beer Hall, as well as meet other Techweek awesome attendees.



Monday September 11, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Boulevard Beer Hall 2534 Madison Ave., Kansas City, MO 64108
 
Tuesday, September 12
 

1:00pm

Tech, Talk and Touch Tomorrow with Cerner

Join Cerner at our engineering campus for our Tuesday afternoon event from 1:00pm-5:00pm! Gain knowledge about the industry through tech talks, explore interactive booths, take a tour of their brand new campus, and enjoy happy hour drinks and appetizers. Make sure to check out our 3D printer, learn about our company culture and community impact, and network with our engineers! 

1pm - 2pm:

Welcome Address - How Technology is Changing the Healthcare Industry, presented by Brian Wallace, VP of Architecture and Software Development Systems

2pm - 4pm:

15-minute micro presentations

  • “SQL Performance Issues I never Knew I Would Have” with Angela, Director of Millennium Platform Development
  • “Exploring Enterprise Security” with Brad, Senior Technology Architect
  • “Level-Up your Development Skills” with Sarah, Senior Team Lead in Cerner Development
  • “Emotional Design and the User Experience” with Paul, VP of User Experience
  • “Programming Cheat Codes – The Case for Automation” with Jason, Software Architect
  • “Putting the Dev in DevOps" with Jared, Manager in CernerWorks
  • “I Have the Special Sauce: It’s Empathy” with Brandy, Manager of Development Culture
  • “Edit Text, Faster” with Caleb, Senior Software Engineer

Exploration booths

  • Cerner’s IP Development Culture Team & 3D Printer
  • Cerner’s Impact on Women in Technology
  • Cerner & The Community – meet our community partners and what we are doing to promote education
  • Recruiting – learn about Cerner’s opportunities and chat with Recruiters
  • Old school video games, photo booth, patio games and more

Campus Tours
  • 2:00pm
  • 2:45pm 
  • 3:30pm


4pm - 5pm:

Happy Hour -  Chat with hiring representatives, engineers, play networking bingo and enjoy Beer, Wine & appetizers

 

Cerner is headquartered in Kansas City, with locations across the globe. We innovate at the intersection of technology, health and care. We are a business to business health care solutions company, driving toward smarter solutions that will set a new trajectory for the way health care is delivered. Cerner offers a wide variety of opportunities to make an impact through solution development, cloud services, and consulting. Our mission remains to contribute to the systemic improvement of health care delivery and the health of communities.


Speakers
avatar for Brian Wallace

Brian Wallace

VP of IP Development, Cerner
Brian is a Vice President in the IP Development Organization for Cerner Corporation.  Brian joined Cerner in 1996 after graduating from Northeast Missouri State University with a degree in Computer Science.  During his career, he has held a number of different roles within the IP... Read More →



Tuesday September 12, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Cerner 8779 Hillcrest Rd, Kansas City, MO 64138

5:30pm

Official Tuesday Night Happy Hour at VML

Join VML for Techweek’s Official Tuesday Night Happy Hour. Enjoy beer, wine and appetizers and experience VML’s outdoor patio overlooking downtown Kansas City. Also, see some of VML’s award-winning work and check out our newly renovated space.

 

About VML

VML is a contemporary marketing agency that moves brands forward by inspiring a human connection. VML’s clients include Bridgestone, Colgate-Palmolive, Electrolux/Frigidaire, Ford, the Kellogg Company, Kimberly-Clark, New Balance, PepsiCo, Sprint, and Wendy’s.

Founded in 1992 and headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, VML joined the world’s largest communications services group, WPP, in 2001. VML has more than 2,700 employees with principal offices in 28 locations across six continents.



Tuesday September 12, 2017 5:30pm - 7:30pm
VML 250 NW Richards Rd # 255, Kansas City, MO 64116
 
Wednesday, September 13
 

1:00pm

Future of the Animal Health Corridor and Puppies in Tech
This event will feature a panel of representatives speaking on tech innovation and disruption in the Animal Health Corridor, with representatives from KC Animal Health Corridor, Likarda and FitBark; with animals from Unleashed!


 


Moderators
avatar for Kimberly Young

Kimberly Young

President, KC Animal Health Corridor
Kimberly is the "go-to" person on life sciences and technology for the Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC). Kim has 15 years of experience in economic development in senior recruitment positions at the state and regional level and now leads KCADC's KC Animal Health Corridor... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Sam Al-Murrani

Dr. Sam Al-Murrani

President & CEO, Prommune Inc.
Dr. Sam Al-Murrani is President and CEO of Prommune Inc., a clinical stage developer of vaccines and immunoactivators. Prommune’s main emphasis is on zoonotic diseases and other diseases that fit within the company’s “one health”- based product development philosophy. Sam... Read More →
avatar for Karthik Ramachandran

Karthik Ramachandran

Vice President & Co-Founder, Likarda, LLC
Dr. Karthik Ramachandran is Vice President & Co-Founder of Likarda, LLC, a biotech research laboratory focused on developing cell-therapies and technologies for companion animals suffering from diabetes and other endocrine diseases.  Karthik Ramachandran, a Colorado native, moved... Read More →
avatar for Davide Rossi

Davide Rossi

Co-Founder & CEO, FitBark
Davide Rossi is a co-founder and CEO of FitBark, a data-driven pet technology company focused on motivating dogs and their owners to get active and stay healthy together. FitBark builds collar sensors and software infrastructure that helps humans in more than 120 countries to take... Read More →


Wednesday September 13, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Travois 310 W 19 Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64108

3:00pm

Cars, Trucks and Roadways: Meet Kansas City's leaders in Mobility Technology
Come hear from leaders in the tech transportation industry talk about what's on the horizon and how Kansas City is playing an integral role in developing the future of transportation. Panel will begin at 3:30pm. After the panel, stick around for light snacks and drinks with the panelists and other attendees.

At 5:00 PM, guests are invited to take a shuttle provided by Overland Chauffered Services over to our next event at the J. Rieger Distillery.

Moderators
avatar for Darcy Howe

Darcy Howe

Managing Director, KCRise Fund, LLC
For more than 30 years, Darcy Howe has been an advisor to multiple generational families on wealth transfer, succession planning, capital markets business exit strategies and asset and debt management. Growing a successful entrepreneurial business within a Fortune 100 company, Darcy... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bek Abdullayev

Bek Abdullayev

Founder & CEO, Super Dispatch
Bek Abdullayev is a founder and CEO of Super Dispatch, a logistics platform that streamlines the shipping of specialized freight.
avatar for Glen Dakan

Glen Dakan

Co-Founder / CEO, Prestio: The First One-Stop Car Buying App
Navy Pilot turned tech entrepreneur building 5th company, 4th in automotive called Prestio, the "Amazon of Car Buying" #Tech #Cars #Fintech #Vandy #IUKelley
avatar for Justin Davis

Justin Davis

Founder / CEO, BacklotCars
Justin is the founder & CEO of BacklotCars, an online marketplace for auto dealers. Justin grew up around the industry as his family owned GM, Toyota and Mazda dealerships in the Atlanta area. After graduating from KU, Justin spent time at Manheim Auctions (Cox Automotive) and... Read More →
TS

Tim Sylvester

Founder, Integrated Roadways


Wednesday September 13, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Pure Pursuit Event Space 1619 Walnut St, Kansas City, MO 64108

5:00pm

Barrels and Brushes – A Happy Hour Experience by Husch Blackwell
A proud sponsor of Techweek, Husch Blackwell will be serving up signature cocktails from Kansas City’s own J. Rieger & Co. as an area artist brings the event to life on canvas. Savor local flavors, participate in extreme photoboothing and mingle with fellow Techweekers all in an atmosphere set to produce great connections.



Wednesday September 13, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
J. Rieger Distillery 2700 Guinotte Ave, Kansas City, MO 64120
 
Friday, September 15
 

8:00am

LaunchKC Competition

LaunchKC, a grants competition for tech startup firms, will feature another $500,000 grant pool that will be awarded in September at Techweek Kansas City on Friday, September 15th – join us at the Gallery at 8:30AM for our keynote speaker, Kathryn Minshew, CEO and Founder of the Muse, sitting opposite Leslie Collins from the Kansas City Business Journal, followed by the 20 finalists and their 5 minute pitches to see who will be the next LaunchKC Class of 2017 - 2018!

The finalists will be announced and awarded that evening at the Awards banquet.

Entrepreneurs will be seeking eight $50,000 grants and one $100,000 grand prize grant.

About Kathryn Minshew's talk:
The Future of Work: Turning Transactions into Human Connections
The world of work has long been seen as uncertain, impersonal, and even chaotic. But things are rapidly changing, and today’s job seekers are playing by a whole new set of rules. That means businesses have to adapt if they want to compete for qualified talent and secure their company’s future. In this fireside chat, Kathryn Minshew, CEO and Founder of The Muse, will share her thoughts on the modern workplace (where it stands and where it’s going), why creating human connections is the key to success, and share insights from her journey scaling The Muse from nothing to over 50 million users per year, including lessons learned in scaling product, team, and culture.



Speakers
avatar for Kathryn Minshew

Kathryn Minshew

Founder & CEO, The Muse
Kathryn Minshew is the CEO & Founder ofTheMuse.com, a career platform used by over 50 million millennials to navigate their careers, and by hundreds of companies looking to attract, hire and retain great talent. She’s also the author of "The New Rules of Work," a Wall Street Journal national bestseller, and an Operating Partner at... Read More →


Friday September 15, 2017 8:00am - 1:00pm
The Gallery at KC Power & Light 61 E 14th St, Kansas City, MO 64105

8:30am

Headliner: Kathryn Minshew, CEO of the Muse presented by Kauffman Foundation
About Kathryn Minshew's talk:
The Future of Work: Turning Transactions into Human Connections
The world of work has long been seen as uncertain, impersonal, and even chaotic. But things are rapidly changing, and today’s job seekers are playing by a whole new set of rules. That means businesses have to adapt if they want to compete for qualified talent and secure their company’s future. In this fireside chat, Kathryn Minshew, CEO and Founder of The Muse, will share her thoughts on the modern workplace (where it stands and where it’s going), why creating human connections is the key to success, and share insights from her journey scaling The Muse from nothing to over 50 million users per year, including lessons learned in scaling product, team, and culture.

Speakers
avatar for Kathryn Minshew

Kathryn Minshew

Founder & CEO, The Muse
Kathryn Minshew is the CEO & Founder ofTheMuse.com, a career platform used by over 50 million millennials to navigate their careers, and by hundreds of companies looking to attract, hire and retain great talent. She’s also the author of "The New Rules of Work," a Wall Street Journal national bestseller, and an Operating Partner at... Read More →


Friday September 15, 2017 8:30am - 9:15am
The Gallery at KC Power & Light 61 E 14th St, Kansas City, MO 64105