Join us for an evening dedicated to digital solutions in the news media industry on Tuesday, September 17 at Interstate General Media headquarters in Philadelphia from 4 to 7 p.m.
"All Hands on Tech" will include programming on digital media evolution, highlight the Project Liberty Digital Incubator, and conclude with an entrepreneurial tech fair and networking reception.
RoseAnn Rosenthal, president, CEO and member of the Board of Directors with Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, will share her forty plus years of experience in business investment, regional planning and economic development.
Rosenthal has piloted Ben Franklin into a national model for technology innovation, investing in innovative enterprises and creating commercialization pathways and partnerships throughout the region.
Gil Beyda, Founder & Managing Partner of Genacast Ventures, will share insight on what today’s media companies need to know about technology trends and future monetization strategies.
Beyda is a seasoned entrepreneur turned venture capitalist. He launched his first company, Mind Games, in 1982 to develop games for the original Apple II. In 1995, he founded Real Media, the first online ad network and ad server company. After Real Media was acquired in 2001, Gil pioneered the next wave of online advertising as CTO of TACODA, the first behavioral targeting, ad network. Following AOL’s acquisition of TACODA in 2007, Gil founded Genacast Ventures.
Solomon Jones is an Essence bestselling author and award-winning journalist. He has been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, CNN Headline News, in Essence magazine and in a Verizon advertising campaign, which spotlighted entrepreneurs who overcame adversity to succeed.
Jones created Words on the Street, which partners educational, corporate, non-profit, and media entities to impact literacy through the power of writing. He is an instructor at the Philadelphia School District’s Parent University, and has served as spokesman for the district’s Read for Your Life program.