Technology is the Future. The Future is NOW!

The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) invited The ITEM to participate during MEDWeek 2015, which takes place October 1 – 8, 2015. MEDWeek, as you may know, is a national initiative regarding Minority Enterprise Development. Our proposal was accepted and the details of our event are as follows:

Event Title: Technology is the Future. The Future is NOW!

Event Objective: To discuss the opportunities and challenges of developing a career in the technology sector

Event Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Event Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Event Location: Pipeline Philly, 30 S. 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Event format (Subject to change):

Brief remarks: 15 minutes

• OIT Chief Innovation Officer, Adel Ebeid (7.5 minutes)
Fmr. Councilman Jim Kenney, Democratic Nominee for Mayor of Philadelphia(7.5 minutes)

Panel Discussion (45 minutes)

Moderator: Samantha Lyons, Tiagha & Associates  


• Arie Mangrum IV, Agile Hires
• Sylvester Mobley, Coded By Kids
• Jide Osan, SquareKnot 
• Narissa Wallace,  MMConcepts

• Closing remarks: 10 minutes (Kahiga Tiagha)

• Networking