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August 11, 2019 | Tom Ballard

Inaugural KTech event just three days away, very tech-focused program planned

The inaugural convening of the new Knoxville Technology Council (KTech) is just three days away and, as Brandon Bruce promised in this recent article, there will be a number of exciting technology opportunities for attendees to learn about or experience.

The festivities begin at 3 p.m. August 15 at Jewelry TV (JTV), 9600 Parkside Drive. Click here to register for the event that is sponsored by Rockridge Venture Law and M Force Staffing.

Bruce says the line-up is still evolving but here are some of the highlights, underscoring the fact that it will be a different sort of program for the region. The focus is clearly on technology.

  • Harper Audi will be showing off the latest technology in one of itsnew models in the parking lot as attendees arrive at JTV.
  • The company’s robotic picker will be on display. It picks and routes more than 40,000 SKUs on a typical day.
  • There will brief technology overviews from Mitch Ishmael from Active Energy Ssystems, Eric Mayer of EDP BioTech, James Horey of Reviewbox, Alex Abell from Lunchpool (just moved to Knoxville), Sofia Tomov from Qardian, Don Fowlkes and Joe Fox from Blühen Botanicals, Bob Wilson from RDI Technologies, and Albert Lee from Radio Systems.
  • Lia Winter of Winter Innovations will participate via a pre-recorded video. At roughly the same time, she will be 400 miles to the west participating in the pitch event that brings the “Summer of Acceleration” in Memphis to a close.

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs and Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero are scheduled to welcome the attendees.

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