Glendale Tech Week Calendar of Events, Oct 9 – 13, 2017

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Glendale Tech Week the week of October 9, 2017 showcased entrepreneurs like Ara Mahdessian, Harrison Tang, Scott Painter, and Rachel Hollis who grew their companies and transformed their brands to be leaders in their industries.

In addition to the paid events, there were numerous FREE pop-up events including:

Tech in Manufacturing: A CNC Demonstration

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Glendale Tech Week: October 9 – 13

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Glendale Tech Week will be packed with great speakers and events in addition to all the other talks, panels, live demos, and networking opportunities!

Speaker Highlight: Wednesday morning’s talks on October 11 will kick off the theme “A Startup Journey” with powertalks from impressive entrepreneurs. Look forward to hearing from Ara Mahdessian, CEO and Co-Founder of ServiceTitan. ServiceTitan is a Glendale-based provider of business software for home service businesses. They have successfully secured Series A & B funding and were named a Rising Star in Forbes Cloud 100 Top Companies.

Panel Highlight: Wednesday afternoon hear about How the Sharing Economy is Shaping Fin-Tech with a panel of participants including Katherine McLain of Stripe, Barney Santos of Gentefy, and Amy Wan of Bootstrap Legal with moderator Armen Vartanian.

Event Highlights:

Our 2nd Annual Tech Job Fair: October 12th, 2017 from 9:00 to 12:00 pm at the Central Library. Call 818-937-8050 for more information.

And Wednesday evening join an Oktoberfest celebration! There will be food, live demonstrations, craft brewer talks, interactive art displays, and pop-ins from top influencers, plus great craft beer. The event will be hosted in the Maryland Paseo.

Buy your tickets, check out the full program, and the expanding list of speakers all on the www.glendaletechweek.com website.
Follow @glendale_tech on Twitter, and @glendaletechweek on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn to get updates!

Profile: VWDB President, Debbie Kukta

Photo Chairperson: Debbie Kukta, KO Properties, Inc.
VWDB Chairperson: Debbie Kukta, KO Properties

Luckily for the Verdugo Workforce Development Board nominating committee, WIOA does not require members to have experience in a majority of the Board’s areas of service and responsibility: public and private sectors, business, labor, individual job seekers, and fostering career pathways in public schools. But if it did, Debbie Kukta would more than qualify, with a resume that includes more than 25 years in manufacturing, seven years on the Burbank school board, work as a CPA and managing commercial real estate, and since 2012, serving as the Burbank City Treasurer.

Kukta, who started her service on the VWDB in 1999, did not set out on a clearly defined career path toward chairing the VWDB, nor did she aim to become City Treasurer. “I would never have imagined handling all those investments!” Kukta told me when we met recently for breakfast. But she appreciates how her variety of experience, combined with a willingness to take on new challenges, paved the way to her current responsibilities.

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VWDB Board Member Ara Aslanian Speaks at Glendale Tech On Tap Event, March 2, 2017

photo VWDB Board Member Ara Asianian
VWDB Board Member Ara Aslanian, of  Glendale’s Inverselogic Inc.

VWDB Board member Ara Aslanian, of  Inverselogic Inc. (inverselogic.com), will be featured in the City of Glendale’s Tech on Tap series this Thursday, March 2nd, from 8AM – 9:30AM at the Antaeus Theatre Company, located at 110 E. Broadway Avenue, Glendale, CA.

Mr. Aslanian will be talking about “The Growth of Ransomware and What Business Can Do to Protect Themselves.” Please join Mr. Aslanian to learn about the tools you need to protect yourself, your business and your wallet from falling victim to ransomware attacks.

Fall Business Breakfast with Special Guest Speaker, Richard Pimentel on September 27, 2016

The Verdugo Workforce Development Board hosted a
Business Breakfast with Special Guest Speaker, Dr. Richard Pimentel, a Vietnam veteran hero whose life is depicted in the major motion picture, Music Within. Dr. Pimentel is one of the world’s leading experts on diversity and disability in the workplace. Pictures and details to be posted soon.
Date:   Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Time: 8:30 A.M.-10:30 A.M.
Location:  Verdugo Jobs Center, 1255 South Central Avenue, Glendale, CA 91204