• 03/21/2018
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Tonic Bar and Grille, 111 W 11th St, Wilmington, DE 19801



Tech Talks are insights, ideas and inspirations from local and regional Tech Leaders that will help our community better understand the innovative technologies and tech trends that will shape our economy over the next decade. They will inspire the audience to see the future more clearly, foster better business decisions and enable them to better participate in the evolution of our business community.


Rod Wallace
President, Design Economics

  Author Rod Wallace earned his Ph.D. as a Fulbright fellow working with one of the 20th century’s leading economic historians. Rod then played key roles planning and executing billions of dollars in corporate investment. And, he explored technology’s potential with one of Silicon Valley’s pioneers in understanding how to safely cultivate artificial intelligence’s benefits.

Patrick Callahan
Founder and CEO, CompassRed


Patrick believes that somewhere in the world's data is the cure for cancer,  we just have to get the right people close to that data to find the cure. His pursuit for his passion began at a young age in New Orleans Louisiana on a Commodore 64, and further refined in Philadelphia at Drexel University. After graduating in 1993, his dream took further shape while riding the Internet explosion at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). Following his tenure at another data company he helped build, he co-founded The Archer Group in Philadelphia in order to understand how a user interface could provide a better window to insight. He found it fascinating to see how people interacted with data. 

In 2012, believing that he had learned enough, he sold the company, packed his family into a U-Haul, and made the cross country journey to San Francisco. He believed that a chef has to live in New York City - and he needed to live at ground zero to understand where the world of data was going. A chance experience with the data teams from Twitter, Facebook, and Google took him around the world to present how people were making uses of social and open data. He learned a ton and met some of the most fascinating people who are changing and saving lives. 

In 2016, Patrick returned to the State of Delaware to put his final dream into place. Convincing a few friends he met along the way, Patrick pursued his final life dream: Develop a team of scientists, technologists, and data storytellers  under one roof to do one thing: leverage data to make the world a better place.


Sylvester Mobley
CEO, Coded by Kids

Sylvester Mobley is the founder and CEO of the youth tech education nonprofit, Coded by Kids. Through Coded by Kids, Sylvester works to increase access to tech education opportunities for those who are underserved, especially children of color and children who come from underserved communities. Sylvester’s mission is to ensure that every child has the support, resources, and opportunity to build the next Google, Microsoft or Facebook, regardless of what they look like or where they come from.

Because of the dominant role technology plays in our society, Sylvester believes that building a tech industry that is diverse, inclusive and equitable is one of the most pressing issues we face today.

Under his leadership, Coded by Kids has grown from an organization that served fewer than 15 children in one Philadelphia recreation center to serving more than 200 students per week in schools and community centers in three states. Sylvester has received awards for his work from several organizations including Philadelphia City Council, the Philadelphia Business Journal, The Philadelphia 76ers, Billy Penn, and Philadelphia Academies.

Sylvester got his start in technology while serving in the United States Air Force. He is a veteran of the war in Iraq, who served in three branches of the United States military over 12 years. Sylvester is also a graduate of Temple University’s Fox School of Business.


F. Gabriel Humphreys
Director of Technology at Danio Diary

Starting in the mid-1990’s as a web developer, Gabe has spent his entire professional life promoting and developing internet technologies. He was an early employee at Amazon.com in 1998, working with them to refine the click-to-ship lifecycle, just-in-time inventory practices, and anti-fraud intelligence algorithms.

He left Amazon.com to attend college at the University of Delaware, then went on to working at JP Morgan Chase, developing data center management policies, managing the 99.9% up-time promise for Chase.com, and supporting the 24/7 Broker-Dealer trading network environment.

Having lost a number of family members to cancer, he recognized the life-changing possibilities that Danio Diary provides to those receiving care and their Care Networks, and enthusiastically joined the team.

 When:  Wednesday, March 21, 2018
 Time:  5:30 - 7:30 PM
 Where:  Tonic Bar and Grille,
 111 W 11th St
 Wilmington, DE 19801
Event registration is $25 for TechForum DE Members and $40 for Future Members. Walk-ins are welcome, but will be charged an additional $5 fee at the door.


Limited Number of Exhibit Tables Available

Exhibit Cost:

$100 for Technology Forum Members
$300 for Non- Members

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