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Delaware Innovation Week 2017

Delaware Innovation Week 2017 is a week-long celebration of technology and innovation. There’s something for everyone! The 3rd annual Delaware Innovation Week took place November 3 - 11, 2017.

The fourth annual Delaware Innovation Week will take place November 2-10, 2018.

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Track Conferences

Delaware Innovation Week is organized into 8 different tracks (Creative, Access, Dev, Civic, Business, Media and Sciences). You can search for events that match your interests by clicking on one of the track icons

Technical.ly also organizes Conference Days focused around some of these tracks. Click on the “Get Conference Tickets” button to learn more.

  • Where programmers, designers, developers and project managers come together. Think: coding, front and back-end development, and more.
  • The startup and business community conversation. Think: venture capital, startups, B2B, doing business with the banks.
  • Discussing diversity and education issues that affect everyday citizens. Think: digital divide, digital education.
  • The strategy around technology coverage & promotion. Think: content marketing, digital marketing strategy, social networks.
  • Where art and technology collide. Think: video games, digital art, community initiatives.
  • The impact of technology on government and civil society. Think: digital media, civic hacking, open data.
  • Where leaders in healthcare, the sciences, economic development, public health and academia come together. Think: commercialized technology, creating connectivity, influencing policy.

Map of Events

What’s happening where.


Gaby Indellini

Gaby Indellini is a social media specialist, Delaware enthusiast, and small business supporter. By day she runs the social media presence of the Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau, and has found her passion in teaching small business owners how to use social media correctly, effectively, and efficiently. Her no-nonsense style is streamlined, results – driven, successful, and fun! Gaby sits on the board of the Crop Foundation as the Communications Director, and is the Marketing Committee Chair for the Light Up The Queen Foundation’s Shine A Light On The Queen concerts. She resides near Historic New Castle with her husband, Lew the Mailman, and their hilarious fox terrier, Olive. Gaby and Lew can often be found in various Wilmington establishments, probably eating.

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Christopher Marsh-Bourdon

Christopher is a software development & infrastructure expert with a result driven ethos who is recognized internationally as a thought leader in software design, execution and quality.  Highly experienced in running large-scale initiatives that fundamentally change the way large organizations design, develop, deploy and manage software projects.  

As an accomplished leader who consistently delivers software, infrastructure and organizational change, he has managed and led projects in every capacity within the technology field over the last twenty-five plus years.  For the last ten years, he has led numerous firm-wide development initiatives within JPMorgan Chase & Co. that have improved how the firm provides customer solutions while delivering considerable efficiencies and capital savings. He originates from the UK, and has lived and worked in Europe, Asia, and now the US.

He is currently the Technology Director responsible for the Card, Lending, and Digital Servicing Group for the Consumer and Commercial Bank.

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Eric Smith

Eric Smith joined JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPMC) in January 2016 as the Executive Director for Consumer and Community Banking (CCB) Cybersecurity. In this role, Eric is responsible for CCB Vulnerability Management, CCB Software Security Assurance Program (SSAP), Cyber Risk and Governance, Cybersecurity Services, Security Architecture and CCB Payment Key Management. Eric is also the CCB point of contact for coordination and partnership with JPMC’s Global Technology Cybersecurity organization. Prior to joining JPMC, Eric spent three years at Citi, where he was the Senior Group Information Security Officer (GISO) for Citi’s North America Consumer Bank, which included Branded Cards, Citi Retail Services, CitiMortgage, and Citi’s Retail Bank. In addition to his capacity as a GISO, Eric also provided information security guidance and support for Citi’s Global Cards functions, the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance program, and provided security services for the North America Chief Information Officer.

Prior to Citi, Eric served as a Senior Information Security Manager at Bank of America. His previous responsibilities included global technology and program management for a variety of Information Security disciplines, including Insider Threat, Identity and Access Management, Information Protection and Monitoring, Social Engineering, Advanced Malware, Information Security Service Delivery and Security Consulting. Eric also led the enterprise Identity and Access Management Transformation Program, implementing enterprise technology to effectively manage system access across multiple complex platforms and applications. Eric spent a combined thirteen years at Bank of America and MBNA America, which was the world’s largest independent issuer of credit cards prior to being acquired by Bank of America in 2006.

Eric holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Delaware, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He also holds two industry certifications, including Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and Payment Card Industry Professional (PCIP). He is a member of the Information Security Audit and Control Association (ISACA).

Eric is based in Wilmington, Delaware.

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Mikaila Akeredolu

Mikaila is a Full-Stack Developer and alumni of Zip Code Wilmington. After completing coding boot camp, Mikaila was a Software Developer at Comcast. While volunteering at Delaware State University's App Academy, he discovered his passion for teaching. He later decided to combine his love for computer science and his passion for education and joined Zip Code as a Project Manager.

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Supraja John

As part of Trellist’s Web Development Services, Supraja leads and contributes to IT and Application Development client projects. Supraja is an experienced front-end web developer who is also skilled in email, print, and web design, technical writing, and audio and video editing which allows her to play multiple roles on a single project for maximum efficiency. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Delaware. Her other interests include reading, journaling, listening to podcasts, and cooking.

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Tariq Hook

Tariq is the Director of Education at Zip Code Wilmington and a veteran software engineer with over 15 years of industry experience in software development. He has also been a distinguished Java instructor for Temple University's MESA program since 2011.

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James Hasenmayer

James Hasenmayer is a software engineering leader with expertise in designing, building, and deploying large scale distributed systems. James is co-lead of the Backend Infrastructure team at BlackRock, supporting the Aladdin platform. This team is responsible for developing core software infrastructure including the BlackRock Messaging System (BMS) and our internal compute farms, and focuses on ensuring a fully stable, scalable and cost efficient infrastructure across all the systems at BlackRock. He is currently focused on an initiative to migrate the Aladdin platform to run on a more scalable, cloud based architecture.

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Alex Brown

Alex Brown is the CEO of Textable. A local Delaware startup that provides texting for businesses. He is also a full stack engineer with a love for JavaScript. After graduating from the first class of Zip Code Wilmington, Alex went on to work at JP Morgan & Chase Co. While at JP Morgan, Alex continued to work on side projects including one that would eventually become Textable.

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Delaware Innovation Week wouldn’t be possible without our sponsors. Interested in getting involved? Check out our DIW17 Sponsorship Prospectus

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Chatham FinancialJPMorgan Chase & Co1313 InnovationBlackrock