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Tech in Motion’s End of Year Celebration

From autonomous vehicles and reusable rockets, to ubiquitous VR headsets and universally-popular AR games, high tech went mainstream in 2016.

It’s not only SpaceX, Google, and Niantics that have challenged the status quo. It’s our local and national tech communities who are the catalysts for large-scale innovation and we're celebrating their wins!

This December, join Tech in Motion for an unforgettable celebration of the people and organizations driving innovation in NYC and beyond. Tech in Motion’s End of Year Celebration is a can't-miss opportunity to network with 3,000+ tech professionals and enthusiasts across our 11 chapters. We're celebrating everything we love about this community!

Join Tech in Motion NYC on Thursday, December 8th at The Bowery Electric for an evening of cocktails, VR, a keynote from former Chief Digital Officer and Deputy Secretary for Technology of New York State, Rachel Haot, and Joanne Wilson, Angel Investor, Blogger, Co-founder and Advisor!


6:00pm - 7:00pm ~ Networking, cocktails, VR, photos & more

7:00pm - 7:40pm ~ Keynote speakers (downstairs)

7:40pm - 7:50pm ~ Audience Q&A (downstairs)

7:50pm - 9:00pm ~ Networking, cocktails, VR, photos & more continues

9:00pm ~ Event ends

Keynote Speakers:

• Joanne Wilson -- Angel Investor, Blogger, Co-Founder Womens Entrepreneur Festival at Gotham Gal Ventures

Joanne Wilson has had many careers. She started out in retail, eventually moving to the wholesale arena. She then transitioned to the media side of the technology world, before once again reinventing herself as an investor. She is currently an active angel investor with a portfolio of over 90 companies such as Food52, Catchafire, Vengo, Nestio, Captureproof, Makers Row, Le Tote, and Union Station. She has been involved in numerous real estate transactions from beginning to end and continues to make investments in that world. She is also an investor in a few restaurants in the New York area. In addition to these endeavors, Joanne has been involved in various education projects and served as chairperson at Hot Bread Kitchen, a non-profit committed to increasing access to the culinary industry for woman and minority entrepreneurs. She also sits on the board of The Highline. 

Joanne has maintained her very popular blog, for over 11 years. She loves to bake, cook, throw a good party, travel, read, collect art, do the crossword and stay on top of what's happening around the globe and in NYC.

Her most successful venture is being married to her best friend, Fred and raising their three kids- Jessica, Emily and Josh.

• Rachel Haot -- Managing Director at 1776

Rachel Haot is a Managing Director at 1776, leading New York City strategy and operations. Prior to this, Rachel was Chief Digital Officer and Deputy Secretary for Technology of New York State under Governor Andrew M. Cuomo for 2014 and 2015. Rachel served under former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg as Chief Digital Officer for the City of New York from 2011 to 2013. Earlier in her career Rachel was founder and CEO of GroundReport, a global news platform, from 2006 to 2010. Rachel is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, founding board member of Tech: NYC and a member of the Partnership for New York City’s Innovation Council. 

Virtual Reality: 

Samsung Gear VR: A Galaxy of Possibility - Immerse yourself in the future of storytelling with Samsung and be transported to another world using the Gear VR.


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