CTO Fireside Chat with Rick Bunker from The Neat Company

Please join Tech in Motion for our first-ever CTO Fireside Chat! Chief Technology Officer, Rick Bunker of The Neat Company, will be talking with Chris Wink, editor of Technical.ly Philly, and giving us the inside scoop on his 25 years of IT expertise. 

If this is your first fireside chat, think of it as sitting in on a cozy conversation between two friends. We’ll have a moderator driving the discussion, so you’ll be able to hear all about Rick’s extensive and varied career within the IT industry, and we’ll be sure to leave plenty of time at the end for all of your questions. If you’re wondering what it takes to be the CTO of a booming, multimillion dollar company, then you won’t want to miss this event! 

Huge thank yous to CityCoHo for providing the space, and Shawnee Craft Brewing for providing the beer.


6:00-7:00 Networking with snacks and Shawnee Craft Beer

7:00-7:45 Fireside Chat with Rick Bunker

7:45-8:15 Chat Opens for Audience Q&A

Rick Bunker | CTO of The Neat Company

Rick Bunker is The Neat Company's Chief Technology Officer. In this role, he is responsible for software development and deployment, research and development and quality assurance across Neat’s product portfolio, including cloud, mobile and desktop software. In addition, Rick oversees Neat’s internal technology functions including e-commerce, MIS and corporate IT.

Rick brings over 25 years of information technology experience to Neat, specializing in software development team leadership. He has held executive level technology positions for three publicly traded companies - SEIC, ICGE, GSIC, a division of eBay – and was CEO of Reality Online, a Reuter’s subsidiary that was a pioneer in internet delivery of consumer financial services.

Rick is also the Chairman of Prescription Advisory Systems and Technology, a Princeton, NJ technology startup. In addition to his technology leadership, Rick has worked on over 100 M&A transactions. He is a veteran of the United States Army Security Agency, a graduate of the Defense Language Institute and attended Boston University -- studying Russian Language and Literature. In his personal time, Rick is active in local politics and is a member of the Jenkintown Borough Council and the Jenkintown Human Relations Committee.

Moderator: Christopher Wink | Editor of Technically Philly

Christopher Wink is the cofounder and editor of Technical.ly, a network of local technology news sites and events, featuring its flagship Technically Philly and sister publications in Brooklyn and Baltimore. In that capacity, he is a lead organizer of Philly Tech Week and Baltimore Innovation Week, among other events that bring smart people together. Previously, he worked for a homeless advocacy nonprofit and was a freelance reporter. He writes frequently about media and entrepreneurship on his personal blog christopherwink.com and tweets  @christopherwink. The Temple University alumnus is a bicycle commuter and resident of the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia.

A heartfelt thank you to our sponsors, Workbridge Associates and  Jobspring Partners, for their generous support.

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  • Jason S.

    Great meetup, here's a writeup I posted on my column today! http://exm.nr/1j8KyLM

    2 · March 27, 2014

    • Lindsay L.

      Thanks for sharing that, Jason! Great recap.

      2 · March 28, 2014

  • Sand'eep M.

    Great to meet all

    March 27, 2014

  • Stacey

    Very nice evening

    2 · March 27, 2014

  • Amy M.

    I had a great time last night! Chris missed his calling as a comedian and Rick was very informative on his insight to where he feels technology is headed. Neat is lucky to have him!

    2 · March 27, 2014

  • Brian

    It was great to hear how Rick worked his way through the IT world.

    2 · March 27, 2014

  • Leon S.

    I've had the pleasure of knowing Rick for quiet some time and prefacing my comment with that doesn't diminish the fact that it was a great, engaging question, answer, story telling time of Rick's past and current accomplishments, decision making processes, and insight into the Philly tech world. Like thanks to our moderator for steering the organizing the conversation.

    2 · March 26, 2014

  • Melissa K.

    Hey all- we forgot to mention that there's a parking lot right outside of the building on Sansom. I think it's pretty cheap (for city parking), somewhere under $10.

    March 26, 2014

  • Sand'eep M.

    Agileblaze Accelerator inviting applications for next round.

    March 26, 2014

  • Robert T.

    I run a non profit www.teamchildren.org and we are looking for a few great new volunteers to help refurbish computers and distribute them to people in need..Robert[masked]

    4 · March 25, 2014

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    March 25, 2014

  • Stacey

    This will be my first event with the group, looking to learn more about the IT industry.Are there any fees ?

    2 · March 24, 2014

    • Melissa K.

      No fees-- totally free event. So glad you'll be coming!

      1 · March 25, 2014

    • Stacey

      Great thank you

      March 25, 2014

  • Amy M.

    Very much looking forward to this Fireside Chat and the opportunity to meet Rick and everyone else!

    1 · March 25, 2014

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    3 · March 6, 2014

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