AM Schedule

7:00am – 8:00am Exhibitor Registration & Set-up

8:00am – 8:30am Attendee Registration & Networking – Complimentary Breakfast

8:30am – 9:30am Welcoming Remarks & Morning Keynote Speaker

Speaker: George Davis, Francis Smyth
Keynote Speaker: Guy Filippelli, Forcepoint

Track 3: Key 9

9:45am – 10:45am Maryland Tech Ecosystem: How Entrepreneurs Can Work With and Extract Value From It

There is a wealth of events, spaces, assistance and knowledge to be gathered and shared all throughout the Maryland Tech Ecosystem. This is an amazing panel of individuals who represent all of the above as advocates and liaisons of the Maryland Tech Ecosystem. They will share how entrepreneurs and others in the community can navigate through and utilize the ecosystem to grow their companies and more.

Moderator: Jen Meyer, Betamore

Christy Wyskeil, JHU Technology Ventures
Deric Emry, Greenspring Advisors
Jeff Cherry, Conscious Venture Labs
Demian Costa, Sagamore Ventures

10:45am – 11:00am Networking Break / Exhibit Hall (Key 1-8)

11:00am – 12:00pm Incubation Challenge Pitches

Moderator: Neil Davis, TEDCO


12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch – Grab A Box! Expand Your Circle! & Keynote Speaker (Key 1-8)

Speakers: George Davis, Chris Kaselemis, Mike Gill
Keynote Speaker: Michael McDevitt, Terra’s Kitchen

Track 3: Key 9

1:30pm – 2:30pm On Delivering the Value Chain: Tales from the Tried and TriumphantAccomplished entrepreneurs discuss their successes and failures, share chuckles, anecdotes, insider insights and experiences in a good natured, yet candid roundtable setting with critically acclaimed venture capitalist, NEA, and leading big law firm, Wilson Sonsini.

Moderator: Mark Fitzgerald, WSGR

Speakers:Ali Behbahani, NEA
Brad Robinson, Predictive Technology Group
Steven Tuttle, AgriMetis, LLC
Javeed Froozan, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

2:30pm – 2:45pm Networking Break / Exhibit Hall (Key 1-8)

2:45pm – 3:45pm Corporate-Startup Collaboration: When Worlds Collide

Moderator: Phil Jung, Maryland Venture Fund

Andre Ruzycky, Becton Dickinson
Steven Tom, Laureate Education
Katie Egan, CourseArc
Delali Dzirasa, Fearless
Shannon Landwehr, Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore

3:45pm – 4:00pm Networking Break / Exhibit Hall (Key 1-8)

PM Schedule

4:00pm – 5:00pm Artificial Intelligence: Today’s New or Final Frontier?

Just like the invention of electricity and the Internet, AI is rapidly evolving into the next new technology platform. Experts forecast cognitive computing will become a multi-trillion dollar industry in the next decade, which explains why major technology companies to small start-ups are investing in, inventing, and integrating a myriad of AI solutions in virtually every industry sector from transportation to healthcare to the military. As narrow AI increasingly augments human intelligence, the top minds of our generation continue to debate the future of AI and its impact on jobs, society, and mankind. Join us for a fireside chat to learn more about AI today and why it could be our final technology frontier.

William Cole, IV, BDC
Matt Scassero, University of Maryland Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site
Vennard Wright, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission
Anne Balduzzi, TEDCO

5:00pm – 7:00pm Closing Reception – Incubation Challenge Award Announcement

Speakers: John Wasilisin