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2014 DATA Creative Tech Conference to feature top speakers, including Willo O’Brien and Penelope Trunk

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2014 DATA, May 7 – 8

Only two days until the Hottest Creative Tech Party of the Year!
May 7-8, Pittsburgh Cultural District

DATA 2014 is 3 cool events in one! Get tickets now for one, or all!

May 7, 5pm: Creative Clash at WoodStreet Galleries
Mix n mingle with art n techies from all across the nation at one of the coolest new media galleries around! We will be kicking off DATA with art, tech, music, magic, cocktails….and fun!   Read More or Register

May 8, 8am-5pm: National Creative Technologies Summit 
A full day packed with ideas and inspiration by and for artists, entrepreneurs, geeks, investors, makers, innovation leaders, students and regular ole folks. Topics include design, gaming, film & television, robotics, mobile applications, education, edutainment, new media advertising, industrial design, architecture, animation, social networks, music, fine art, and much more!   Read More or Register

May 8, 6pm: Design, Art + Tech Party and Exhibit and Awards 
The event grande finale is a party, exhibition and awards celebration all in one! Dance and hob-nob to the tunes of DJ Thermos, check out the latest and greatest finalist projects in the interactive exhibition, peruse the DATA Poster Party art, celebrate the awesome DATA winners, eat, drink and be merry!   Read More or Register

DATA 2014 Featured Keynote 

Entrepreneur + YXYY Co-Founder, Willo O’Brien
Don’t miss this conference Opening Keynote, May 8, 9am!

Entrepreneur and co-founder of the illustrious YXYY unconference, San Francisco-based  Willo O’Brien cultivates magic at the intersection of art + tech + business. In the last decade, she has founded three creative businesses and served as co-founder of two startups. Empowering individuals and passionate entrepreneurs to stay connected to their creativity and passion, her work focuses on “creative sustainability,” and helping others to launch their dreams.

Who’s Who at the DATA Creative Tech Conference?
18 Presenters from around the globe talk innovation and creativity!

Featured presenters at DATA 2014:

Eric Boam and Adam Pruden are the co-founders of Design Takes Flight, recently featured inWired Magazine. Drones are coming, and they are coming to stay. Soon they will be as ubiquitous as smartphones. There is already a mountain of practical uses for drones with more coming everyday. But so far there isn’t a unified user experience for the design and use of drones, especially as they relate to us as personal devices not unlike our smartphones. Adam and Eric propose a foundational framework for designing drones to be both useful and delightful.

Adam spent 2 years of research at MITs SENSEable City Lab leading several projects on human interaction with self-organizing micro helicopters and integrating the body into spatial media systems. His work has been featured in Wired, New York Times and TED.

Eric has become a thought leader in the data community and spends time thinking about and designing new ways to both collect and interpret data. His work has been featured on Wired, Fast Company, and CNN.

Dr. Chris Moore is a Technology Specialist at UK trade and Investment, working in the newly formed Tech City Investment Organisation. Prior to joining UKTI Chris was Director of Venture Capital and University Investments for Kodak (Europe), where he drove participation in major European R&D projects, and identified and assessed more than 200 early-stage technology company opportunities.

Sumit Vishwakarma is a big advocate of “Mobile Art” – the newest medium of creating art on the iPads, tablets and smart mobile phones. The touchscreen in today’s smart devices provides a great opportunity for creativity. He was featured speaker at Macworld 2013 ‘tech-talk’ and featured artist at Macworld sketch-station in 2012. His work has been showcased in several art galleries including the first Mobile Art Festival in Los Angles, Apple flagship store in San Francisco, Mobile Creativity & Innovation Symposium – NZ, Autodesk Sketchbook news, Macworld Digital Art gallery, iCreate magazine and other tech and art blogs including the popular “cult_of_mac”,TUAW and Digital Journal.

DATA 2014  pm keynote 

Penelope Trunk

International career guru, entrepreneur and blogger, Penelope Trunk has molded a generation of the young minds that are shaping our workforce. She is the founder of three startups, and her career advice has appeared in more than 200 newspapers and magazines worldwide. Penelope’s unconventional writing has established her as one of the world’s foremost career bloggers and thinkers. She has been called the “world’s most influential guidance counselor” byInc magazine, with “advice that is practical, counter-intuitive and engaging” according to Wired magazine. She is the author of the best-selling book Brazen Brazen Careerist – The New Rules for Success, and blogs at

Get the party started at #PTCDATA! 


Creative Technology 
Network Partner: 
Carnegie Mellon University

Champion Network Sponsor: 
Dollar Bank

DATA Main Sponsor: 
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

DATA Event Sponsor:
United Kingdom Trade and Investment

DATA Supporting Sponsors: 

DATA Event Partners:
Kessler Studios | The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust | Wrecking Crew Media | Collin Stover Magic | Visit Pittsburgh  | Sahlmann Productions

DATA Media Partner: 
Best Web Design Agencies

DATA 2014 is supported by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.

For more information on the Creative Technology Network, contact CTN Director, Kim Chestney Harvey at [email protected]. 


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