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B. PHL Innovation Festival

B. PHL is Philadelphia’s first citywide innovation festival, a celebration of the innovation, originality, and advancements happening in a place with a history of bringing great ideas to light. The three-day festival is designed to build the city’s reputation as the most innovative city on the East Coast — a true place of choice for those looking to inspire new ideas, make connections, and ignite novel ways of doing things.

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This workshop will introduce participants to the basics of trend forecasting. Trend forecasting is practiced by many kinds of organizations to identify, anticipate, and shape the futures they will inhabit. Participants will learn what trend forecasting is, how it can...
How to stand out in an oversaturated world by narrowing down your focus and dominating a niche. In this session, Josephine Lee will share how she was able to pivot her business in a dying brick-and-mortar industry and grew to...
Mindy Scheier’s career path took a new direction when her son Oliver, who has a rare form of muscular dystrophy that causes physical disabilities, wanted to wear jeans to school like his friends. She used her background in design to...
Starting with an introduction to augmented and virtual reality, we’ll discuss the advantages of innovative marketing strategies. We’ll then go through the process of executing an experiential marketing campaign with an artist that we worked with. We’ll explain how we...
This workshop is to help make our entrepreneurs, small business owners and innovators right here in our community learn about the technology and tools that they have access to that can allow them to expand their business, better reach and...
Children in Philadelphia are at risk. Over one-fifth of children in Philadelphia live in poverty, and the lived experience of poverty is about more than limited access to material resources. It includes dangerous neighborhoods, strained families and stressed communities. Thankfully,...
Children in Philadelphia are at risk. Over one-fifth of children in Philadelphia live in poverty, and the lived experience of poverty is about more than limited access to material resources. It includes dangerous neighborhoods, strained families and stressed communities. Thankfully,...
How to stand out in an oversaturated world by narrowing down your focus and dominating a niche. In this session, Josephine Lee will share how she was able to pivot her business in a dying brick-and-mortar industry and grew to...
Creating Unexpected Intersections between individuals touched by cancer and artists Twist Out Cancer is an international non-profit charitable organization that provides psychosocial support to individuals touched by cancer through creative arts programming. The organization was built on the principle that...
Join us for lightning talks on how to accelerate application delivery through Agile Transformation, DevOps, and Organizational Change Management (OCM).  DevOps is a software development approach that supports rapid product delivery, emphasizes automation, and embraces a philosophy of process improvement...
Humans are 70% water. When we look at other planets for signs of life, we look for signs of water. Most of the effects we can expect from climate change are related to water – more of it, less of...
How to stand out in an oversaturated world by narrowing down your focus and dominating a niche. In this session, Josephine Lee will share how she was able to pivot her business in a dying brick-and-mortar industry and grew to...
This workshop is to help make our entrepreneurs, small business owners and innovators right here in our community learn about the technology and tools that they have access to that can allow them to expand their business, better reach and...
More capable drones and smaller, lower cost satellites are driving a revolution in observation of our planet. Today, constellations of microsatellites enable us to view every square meter of land surface on a daily basis, and low cost drones are...
Our learnings on building actionable insights and impact from behavioral health data Healthcare vendors, providers, and payers are all trying to gain an edge from the vast amounts of patient reported outcomes. Emerging technologies are making it possible to continuously...
Our learnings on building actionable insights and impact from behavioral health data Healthcare vendors, providers, and payers are all trying to gain an edge from the vast amounts of patient reported outcomes. Emerging technologies are making it possible to continuously...
This workshop will introduce participants to the basics of trend forecasting. Trend forecasting is practiced by many kinds of organizations to identify, anticipate, and shape the futures they will inhabit. Participants will learn what trend forecasting is, how it can...
Visualization of complex data can both improve communication and support better decision making. Maps of health data can help highlight epidemiological patterns as well as social determinants of health. However, it’s also important that maps of health data not reveal...
More capable drones and smaller, lower cost satellites are driving a revolution in observation of our planet. Today, constellations of microsatellites enable us to view every square meter of land surface on a daily basis, and low cost drones are...
Humans are 70% water. When we look at other planets for signs of life, we look for signs of water. Most of the effects we can expect from climate change are related to water – more of it, less of...
Mindy Scheier’s career path took a new direction when her son Oliver, who has a rare form of muscular dystrophy that causes physical disabilities, wanted to wear jeans to school like his friends. She used her background in design to...
Users’ minds take shortcuts to get through the day. We call these cognitive biases. Usually they’re harmless. Even helpful. But what happens when they’re not? In this workshop we’ll use real-world examples to identify some particularly nasty biases that frequently...
Since August 2018, Reading Terminal Market, Philabundance and Food Connect have partnered together to rescue more than 15,000 pounds of food 15 diverse food merchants to feed our neighbors in need. This initiative helps combat food waste, a growing problem...
Philadelphia area companies and universities have made significant contributions to the rapidly developing autism-at-work movement. People on the autism spectrum suffer from an unemployment rate of 80 to 85% despite possessing valuable skills and the desire to contribute. But still...
Creating Unexpected Intersections between individuals touched by cancer and artists Twist Out Cancer is an international non-profit charitable organization that provides psychosocial support to individuals touched by cancer through creative arts programming. The organization was built on the principle that...
Our learnings on building actionable insights and impact from behavioral health data Healthcare vendors, providers, and payers are all trying to gain an edge from the vast amounts of patient reported outcomes. Emerging technologies are making it possible to continuously...
Starting with an introduction to augmented and virtual reality, we’ll discuss the advantages of innovative marketing strategies. We’ll then go through the process of executing an experiential marketing campaign with an artist that we worked with. We’ll explain how we...
This workshop will introduce participants to the basics of trend forecasting. Trend forecasting is practiced by many kinds of organizations to identify, anticipate, and shape the futures they will inhabit. Participants will learn what trend forecasting is, how it can...
Starting with an introduction to augmented and virtual reality, we’ll discuss the advantages of innovative marketing strategies. We’ll then go through the process of executing an experiential marketing campaign with an artist that we worked with. We’ll explain how we...
This interactive exhibit will explore the many perspectives and approaches to building climate resiliency in Philadelphia. Informed by the Philadelphia Office of Sustainability’s Beat the Heat pilot project in Hunting Park, the exhibit will highlight project findings, community partners, and...
Philadelphia area companies and universities have made significant contributions to the rapidly developing autism-at-work movement. People on the autism spectrum suffer from an unemployment rate of 80 to 85% despite possessing valuable skills and the desire to contribute. But still...
This interactive exhibit will explore the many perspectives and approaches to building climate resiliency in Philadelphia. Informed by the Philadelphia Office of Sustainability’s Beat the Heat pilot project in Hunting Park, the exhibit will highlight project findings, community partners, and...
Children in Philadelphia are at risk. Over one-fifth of children in Philadelphia live in poverty, and the lived experience of poverty is about more than limited access to material resources. It includes dangerous neighborhoods, strained families and stressed communities. Thankfully,...
Philadelphia area companies and universities have made significant contributions to the rapidly developing autism-at-work movement. People on the autism spectrum suffer from an unemployment rate of 80 to 85% despite possessing valuable skills and the desire to contribute. But still...
Humans are 70% water. When we look at other planets for signs of life, we look for signs of water. Most of the effects we can expect from climate change are related to water – more of it, less of...
44 million Americans carry some amount of student loan debt. Are you one of them? This informative student loan debt session will provide information on student loan debt management, your options as a borrower, and ways to lower your monthly...
Visualization of complex data can both improve communication and support better decision making. Maps of health data can help highlight epidemiological patterns as well as social determinants of health. However, it’s also important that maps of health data not reveal...
Today’s businesses understand that digital transformation is an imperative. Advanced Analytics, AI and Machine Learning are considered the most disruptive technologies. Business leaders must learn how to leverage these new possibilities. Join us to hear from some of the Philadelphia...
Philadelphia area companies and universities have made significant contributions to the rapidly developing autism-at-work movement. People on the autism spectrum suffer from an unemployment rate of 80 to 85% despite possessing valuable skills and the desire to contribute. But still...
Brianna Wronko, Founder and CEO of Group K Diagnostics and Board Member of Philly Startup Leaders, will discuss the role the city of Philadelphia can play in building a business. Wronko will detail the resources specific to Philly that startup...
Join us for lightning talks on how to accelerate application delivery through Agile Transformation, DevOps, and Organizational Change Management (OCM).  DevOps is a software development approach that supports rapid product delivery, emphasizes automation, and embraces a philosophy of process improvement...
Starting with an introduction to augmented and virtual reality, we’ll discuss the advantages of innovative marketing strategies. We’ll then go through the process of executing an experiential marketing campaign with an artist that we worked with. We’ll explain how we...
B. PHL Speakers
Associate Clinical Professor of Decision Sciences and Management Information Systems
LeBow College of Business at Drexel University
Director of Medical Cost Analytics
Independence Blue Cross
Associate Professor of Advertising
Temple University
Founder & CEO
Group K Diagnostics
Outreach and Communications Coordinator
City of Philadelphia Office of Sustainability
Founder and Executive Director
Play On Philly!
Organizational Change Management Practitioner
CapTech
Software Developer
CapTech
Director & Solutions Architect
CapTech
Senior Manager, Software Developer
CapTech
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