KC Schedule and Speakers Press Release!

By    |   October 2, 2018, 10:10 am EDT

You can find the detailed schedule on the application

Some of our keynote speakers include Kimberly Bryant, Kira Blackwell and Rodney Sampson!

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Techweek KC 2018 continues to add to its all star lineup of speakers. This year’s conference will include deep technology tracks, workshops and panel discussions in some of the hottest areas like Blockchain, FinTech, and Big Data.

Alex Allen, CMO, Spring Venture Group

Alex Allen

On Tuesday, October 9th, Alex Allen, CMO of Spring Venture Group, will be giving a keynote address on Data Analytics.  Alex leads strategic marketing initiatives, web property development, and testing and implementing web and CRM analytics at Spring Venture Group. Alex began his career managing nonprofit fundraising paid search campaigns, one of which raised more than $1 million for relief in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake.

Lathrop and Gage, the presenting sponsor of the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency track, has created a full day agenda for the blockchain and cryptocurency track held on Tuesday, October 9th.  Lathrop and Gage is excited to announce Joe Roets, CEO of Dragonchain, as a keynote speaker for the Blockchain track.

Joe Roets, CEO, Dragonchain

Joe Roets

Joe is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Dragonchain. He has over 20 years of experience in software architecture focusing on security and scalability. He has created and led multiple technology startups since the mid-1990s. He is a visionary and thought leader in blockchain technology has led or contributed to projects in the space since 2010 at companies such as Overstock, Coinbase, Symbiont, & the Walt Disney Company.

NBKC Bank, the presenting sponsor of the Fintech track has also added a full day agenda and an exciting panel of speakers to talk about Machine Learning in the Financial Industry, including:

Trent Bigelow, CEO, Track Technologies

Trent Bigelow

Trent is co-founder and CEO at Track. Track leverages machine learning to analyze cash flow, withhold taxes, and simplify the tax process for 1099 workers. The Track team is in the inaugural cohort of Fountain City Fintech at NBKC Bank, by way of San Francisco.




Devon Johnson, Co-founder and CTO, ProPair

Devon Johnson

 Devon is co-founder and CTO of ProPair, based in the Bay Area. Using AI, ProPair helps medium and large sales organizations convert more of their prospects. Their Prospect Matching algorithm reveals the proven strengths of each sales professional and pairs them with those prospects they are most likely to convert.





Techweek is also excited to announce that Ben Morss, Developer Advocate at Google and Neto Marin have agreed to be a keynote speakers on at Techweek KC 2018.

Ben Morss, Developer Advocate, Google

Bren MorsBen is a Developer Advocate at Google, where he’s working to help the Web be faster and more beautiful. Prior to Google, he worked at the New York Times and AOL, and before that he was a full-time musician. He earned a BA in Computer Science at Harvard and a PhD in Music at the University of California. Rumor is that he still runs a band called Ancient Babies.






Neto Marin, Developer Advocate, Google

Neto Marin

With more than 15 years of software development experience, Neto Marin has been at Google for 5 years and is currently a Developer Advocate on the Actions on Google team, helping developers create high-quality Actions for Google Assistant. Neto is an expert in mobile development, mobile platforms, and architecture specifications and implementations, with experience in both startup development and corporate applications.

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