TechniCLE Speaking 2016 Summit Returns with "Fostering Innovation" Theme

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The joint venture between local media, Cleveland City Council and Jones Day Cleveland known as TechniCLE Speaking is hosting a half-day series on everything tech in and around Cleveland.

This year's "TechniCLE Speaking 2016: Fostering Innovation" will be held Thursday, April 14, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Jones Day Cleveland.

The summit focuses on how to give the city a jolt in local tech education and what the city can do to encourage tech ventures. It's considered to be part II of last year's inaugural summit focusing on communication and how to get Clevelanders interested in growing its tech industry.

Here's the panel schedule for this year's summit:

  • Program Panels & Speakers

    Panel 1 – From the Ground Up - The Obama Administration’s recently proposed Computer Science for All Initiative is just the latest attempt to facilitate fuller access to, and better educational practice in, computer sciences in our country’s schools. Alignment of standards, curriculum, and educator training with industry and pedagogical best practice is a work in progress – and access to computer sciences resources and experiences remains a challenge. Much of this work must be done locally and in partnership with the region’s technology community. This panel will endeavor to outline the challenges faced, describe the efforts being undertaken (including notable successes), and, to the extent possible, provide turnkey opportunities for corporate involvement.

    Confirmed speakers include:
    • Dr. Kirsten Ellenbogen, CEO of Great Lakes Science Center
    • Chelsey Cook, Principal at John Marshall School of Information Technology (CMSD)
    • Kate Grootegoed, Director of Technology Enhanced Learning at Breakthrough Schools
    • Anthony Hughes, Co-Founder and CEO of Tech Elevator
    • Mel McGee, CEO of We Can Code It
    • Robert LaSalvia, Chief, Office of Education, NASA Glenn Research Center
    • Frank Sullivan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, RPM International Inc. 

    Panel 2 – Autopsy – Staying Relevant in the Millennial / Post-Millennial Era – What are Cleveland’s successes and challenges in making the vision of a innovative, vibrant 24-hour city full of cutting edge talent a reality? How is Cleveland doing?

    Confirmed speakers include:
    • Ed Buchholz, CEO of Expense Bot
    • Kevin Goodman, Managing Director at Blue Bridge Networks
    • David Hurt, Co-Founder of Prototype1
    • Courtney Kishbaugh, Venture for America
    • Andrew Konya, CEO of Remesh
    • Shannon Lyons, Executive Vice President of Flashstarts and StartMart
    • Paul McAvinchey, Director of Client Services at DXY (& Tech Pint Chair)
    • Tim Needles, CEO of Onix
    • David Neundorfer, CEO of LineStream Technologies
    • Richey Piiparinen, Director of the Center for Population Dynamics at Cleveland State
    • Brian Verne, CEO of Phenom

    Panel 3 - Industry Leadership and Open Source Government: Transparency, Accountability, Partnership, and Connectivity. An open discussion of issues concerning civic, business and community leadership, coordination, and transparency, effective policy making in support of a vibrant technology culture in Cleveland, and the ongoing curation of the city’s neighborhoods, including the use of technology to promote effective, accessible, open source and “real time” responsive government.

    Confirmed speakers include:
    • Justin Bibb, Fix 216/ Hack Cleveland
    • Toby Fallsgraff, Senior Ambassadors Communications Manager at SolarCity
    • Lee Fisher, CEO of CEOs for Cities
    • Jascha Franklin-Hodge, Chief Information Officer, City of Boston
    • Bill Koehler, CEO of Team NEO
    • Russ Mitchell, Managing Editor, WKYC
    • Chris Ronayne, President of University Circle Inc.
    • Jill Zimon, Co-Founder of OpenNEO 
To register for TechniCLE Speaking: Fostering Innovation, contact Grace Brennan at [email protected] Registration is required to attend the summit.

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