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Philly New Tech Meetup #50 - May 2018 -- CIO Panel
This month we'll be chatting with local corporate CIOs and technology Vice Presidents about what new technologies they're keeping their eyes on. We'll also be talking "Entrepreneurial Thinking in Corporate Tech". More information coming soon! 5:45 Networking and food 6:15 Welcome and sponsors 6:20 CIO Panel Sandeep C. Katarnavre Chief Information Officer & VP, IT. Saint Gobain Construction Products North America Sandeep joined Saint Gobain in May of 2016 in the position of Vice President - IT and Chief Information Officer for Saint Gobain Construction Products North America. He has responsibility for shaping the Information Technology (IT) strategy along with leading the Construction Products IT organization. He works closely with the leaders across Saint Gobain to ensure that IT accelerates innovation, leads and drives digital transformation, delivers against key business performance goals to help drive growth initiatives. He is also a member of the Saint Gobain Corporate Foundation Inc. Committee. Vipul Chokshi VP of IT C&D Technologies [] Mark Wheeler Interim CIO City of Philadelphia Mark Wheeler, AICP, GISP is the interim Chief Information Officer for the City of Philadelphia Office of Innovation and Technology. He previous served as Deputy CIO and Chief Geographic Information Officer leading multiple teams of analysts, developers, and web designers. As GIO he introduced new spatial technologies and established programs to make web mapping, analysis and data sharing easy and accessible to all city staff to better enable decision making. Mark has previously worked as a consultant on planning and spatial analysis projects to local, county and regional governments in New York and New England. He started his career as an environmental educator for the Cornell Cooperative Extension Service of New York. He has a master’s in regional planning from the University of Massachusetts. MODERATED BY: Eloise Young SVP Strategic Planning & Information Services Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) Eloise N. Young was named Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Information Services in April 2016 after serving as the Chief Information Officer of the Philadelphia Gas Works for nine years. In her current role Young is responsible for the design, implementation and oversight of a robust, repeatable and participatory corporate strategic planning process. She became an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner in January 2018. A native Philadelphian, Eloise is a 2017 Citizens Planning Institute graduate who loves her city and enjoys doing volunteer work for area community groups. 6:40 CIO Q&A 7:20 Community discussion followed by Networking 7:45 Happy Hour Sponsored by Duane Morris (, Kopelman Foundation, The Meet Group ( and Ben Franklin Technology Partners ( Hiring? Looking for a job? Promoting an event? Need to ask for help? Share your 30-second (not sales-oriented) announcement at our community meetup. At least two companies present each month after our guest speaker. Apply here ( to demo at Philly New Tech Meetup.

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Philly New Technology Meetup supports the vibrant and growing Philadelphia tech community. Our goal is to help build a sustainable technology industry that drives innovation, economic growth, and creates positive change for our local communities and the world. We bring the innovation community together - technologists, entrepreneurs, academia, investors, service providers, and thought leaders - to learn and share. Each monthly meeting features speakers, technology demos, new company presentations, a tremendous amount of high-value networking - with food!

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