4 Big Thinkers You Can’t Miss at DATA 2014 – Two Weeks from Today!

Some Great People You Will Meet at DATA 2014:

DATA 2014 Featured Keynotes


International Career Guru and Entrepreneur, Penelope Trunk has molded a generation of the young minds that are shaping our workforce. She is the founder of three startups, and her career advice has appeared in more than 200 newspapers and magazines worldwide. Penelope’s unconventional writing has established her as one of the world’s foremost career bloggers and thinkers. She has been called the “world’s most influential guidance counselor” by Inc. Magazine, with “advice that is practical, counter-intuitive and engaging” according to Wired Magazine. She is the author of the best-selling book Brazen Careerist – The New Rules for Success, and blogs at penelopetrunk.com. Find out all her secrets and compelling ideas about the future of our workforce at DATA 2014!


Willo O’Brien is an entrepreneur and co-founder of the illustrious YXYY unconference in Palm Springs. Willo O’Brien cultivates magic at the intersection of art + tech + business. In the last decade, she has founded three creative businesses and served as co-founder of two startups. Empowering individuals and passionate entrepreneurs to stay connected to their creativity and passion, her work focuses on “creative sustainability,” and helping others to launch their dreams.


18 Presenters from around the globe talk innovation and creativity!


Danny Boice is the Co-Founder & CTO of Speek, a Series A funded web & mobile startup. A serial entrepreneur and executive for more than 10 years, he is a published expert on startups, technology, user experience and design in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Inc., Forbes, Fortune and others, and graduated from Harvard University. Danny is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University teaching startup 101 and Lean Startup methodology classes.

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Phil Gilbert is the General Manager of IBM Design, from Austin, Texas. Great brands are known for the design of their products and for understanding how design can fuel client loyalty and longstanding relationships. Phil will talk about the new era of product design, and reveal the secrets to staying in synch with today’s rapidly evolving technologies.

Only two weeks until the Hottest Creative Tech Party of the Year!
May 7-8, Pittsburgh Cultural District
DATA 2014 is 3 cool events in one! Get tickets now for one, or all!

May 7, 5pm: Creative Clash at WoodStreet Galleries
Mix n mingle with art n techies from all across the nation at one of the coolest new media galleries around! We will be kicking off DATA with art, tech, music, magic, cocktails….and fun!

May 8, 9am-5pm: National Creative Technologies Summit
A full day packed with ideas and inspiration by and for artists, entrepreneurs, geeks, investors, makers, innovation leaders, students and regular ole folks. Topics include design, gaming, film & television, robotics, mobile applications, education, edutainment, new media advertising, industrial design, architecture, animation, social networks, music, fine art, and much more!

May 8, 6pm: Design, Art + Tech Party and Exhibit and Awards
The event grande finale is a party, exhibition and awards celebration all in one! Dance and hob-nob to the tunes of DJ Thermos, check out the latest and greatest finalist projects in the interactive exhibition, peruse the DATA Poster Party art, celebrate the awesome DATA winners, eat, drink and be merry!





Creative Clash Networking Night @ The Andy Warhol Museum


Join the Pittsburgh Technology Council for the December Creative Clash at the Andy Warhol Museum. The Creative Clash event series is a hub where art, technology and business come together to make great things happen.

Thursday, December 05, 2013

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: The Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15212

The Andy Warhol Museum is one of the largest and most comprehensive single-artist museums in the world. As the global keeper of Warhol’s legacy, the museum continually presents special exhibitions of not only Warhol’s work, but contemporary artists influenced by the artist and pop-art genre. Additionally, the museum has rich, dynamic programs in live music, performance art, film and video, public programs, and more.

For December’s Creative Clash Networking Night, event guests will be among the first to experience the museum’s renovated first floor, featuring a hip lounge, intriguing multimedia and a new retail space for The Warhol Store. Read more and watch a video here: http://bit.ly/17KRXLS 

5:00 – 6:00pm Networking and Light Refreshments
6:00 – 8:00pm Welcome followed by Exhibit Tours and Q&A

The Warhol Parking Lot, located across from the museum at the intersection of Sandusky and General Robinson.

The Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Creative Technology Network is part of the Art & Technology Initiative, which was formed in 2008 in an effort to unite and cultivate the creative and technology communities in the Pittsburgh region.

This event is part of the Creative Technology Network.
Creative Technology Network Partner: Carnegie Mellon University
Champion Network Sponsor: Dollar Bank
Supporting Partners: TechShop | BhiveLab

The Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Creative Technology Network is supported by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.

$25 Member
$25 Non-Member

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The Pittsburgh Creative Industries Study: Let Your Voice Be Heard and Support the Future of Creativity in the Region

Calling all businesses, artists, innovators, entrepreneurs, art organizations, and non-profits!

The Pittsburgh Technology Council and Carnegie Mellon University are working with Echo Strategies and the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management to conduct an in-depth study of Pittsburgh’s creative industries. The study has been underway since May, and we are now engaging the community in the various creative sectors to provide insight into our region’s innovation assets.

If you or your company is working in any industry that integrates with the arts, design, creativity, new product development, consulting, R&D, or somewhere in the innovation space, we need you to be part of this study, and help us achieve our goal of mapping out the landscape of this nationally-emerging sector.

All survey entrants will be invited to attend the 2014 Pittsburgh Creative Industry Summit on February 19 at Carnegie Mellon University, and will be eligible to win cool prizes, including several iPad Minis! 

Take the survey now at createPGH.com

Creative Industries Study is part of the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Creative Technology Network

Creative Technology Network Partner: Carnegie Mellon University
Champion Network Sponsor: Dollar Bank

The Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Creative Technology Network is supported by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation. 


Advent Communications Presents the 3rd Annual Technology Explosion

Join us for an educational conference, networking event, luncheon and trade show showcasing the best business-to-business opportunities Voice, Data, Video and Wireless Mobility technology trends.

In this technology fair you will have an opportunity to network with IT professionals of all levels, you will be well positioned to take advantage breakout sessions offering the latest technologies in Voice, Data, Video and Wireless Mobility, plus shareable conference session documentation, and networking contacts.

Last year the attendance scaled to more than 200 IT professionals from all business verticals combined with a broad sweep of top vendors like Comcast, Aruba Networks, LifeSize Video Conferencing, Avaya and many more.  All in one efficient space empowered by knowledgeable experts’ onsite, down-to-business exhibits, hands-on demos, solution-provider sessions, and face-to-face meetings.

When: Thursday, October 11th, 2012 – 12:00 Noon to 6:00 (register rsvp@adventcom.com)
Where: Rivers Casino – Ohio Ballroom
Cost: No fee

Advent Communications is an Avaya Business Partner with over 25 years of industry experience; we understand what it takes to deliver the superior communications your organization needs to move your business forward. As an industry leader in field of IP Telephony, our experienced, knowledgeable experts in telephony are on board to deliver innovative, advanced technology for enterprise and small to medium businesses.

Advent Communications designs, implements and deploys cutting edge technologies and cost effective business solutions for all business verticals. We differentiate ourselves in how we value and listen to our clients, hence our motto “Communication Begins with Listening”.   Our simple, honest, diligent approach fosters trust and long term relationships that evolve into true partnerships.

CGI Group to Acquire Logica


CGI Group

CGI Group Inc., a leading global provider of IT and business process services with offices in Pittsburgh, has announced a recommended cash acquisition of Logica for 105 pence (C$1.68) per ordinary share equivalent to a total purchase price of £1.7 billion (C$2.8 billion) plus the assumption of Logica’s net debt of £322 million (C$515 million) as of December 31, 2011.

A leading IT and business process services provider, CGI has approximately 26,500 professionals operating in 100+ offices worldwide. CGI has developed and evolved a comprehensive portfolio of services—including consulting, systems integration, the full management of end-to-end IT and business functions, and 100+ proprietary solutions—to serve as clients’ full-service provider in improving all facets of their operations.

Read the official press announcement here.