San Antonio to Host Its First “Week of Tech”

When it comes to comparing San Antonio tech outreach efforts to Austin, I admit we haven’t reached the bandwidth of our neighbors to the north. Yet, we are moving forward with what I would term as the First Week of Technology that begins April 16 and ends April 20. During those five days, three different events will take place.

The Sixth InnoTech conference kicks off the activities with two days of conferences and meetings.   The Emerging Medical Technology Conference starts the five-day period of activities with Dr. Cameron Powell as the luncheon keynote speaker at 11:45 a.m.  Tickets are still available here.

Dr. Gabi Niederauer, the chairman of the event, has put together a great program that focuses on the development of biotechnology in San Antonio.  The event ends at 5 p.m.  More details are available at this link.

Graham Weston, the Executive Chairman and co-founder of Rackspace, will serve as the keynote speaker for the second day of the InnoTech conference.  Of note is the newly created Women in IT conference.  The North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, one of the city’s leading advocates of technology, will host the CIO Panel Forum for lunch.   Another new program is the IT Business Transformation Symposium.

The TechStars Cloud will host their second Demo Day at the Charlene McCombs Theater on April 18.  Eleven companies will give their pitch to  investors from throughout the country.   The event begins at 9 a.m.

On April 20, the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce will host its Cyber Security Caucus at the St. Anthony Hotel April 20.  Some of the nation’s top experts on information assurance will make presentations. As San Antonio is one of the leaders in information assurance, this event will conclude a week of technology development programs.

I hope to see you there.


  1. Gabi Niederauer says:

    Thanks Matt!
    For the 5th year now, San Antonio InnoTech will present the Emerging Medical Technology (EMT) Conference, an interactive symposium to learn about building biomedical companies and commercializing innovative medical products. Don’t miss a chance to get expert advice and hear about the newest technologies.

  2. Lt Col Denise Waggoner says:

    Great overview of TechWeek events — very informative and helpful. Thanks, Matt! Major General Suzanne Vautrinot, 24th Air Force/Air Forces Cyber Commander, is looking forward to participating on two of the InnoTech panels on April 17: “How to Keep Up With Technology and Remain Relevant in Today’s Marketplace” (1 of 3 panels in the Women in Tech Summit) at 1:00 pm, as well as the “Innovative Leadership – A Look at What USAA and the US Air Force Are Doing” panel at 2:00 pm. See ya’ll there!