An effective enterprise requires insight into the market, their customers, and their business operations. True insight can only come with a deep understanding of themselves internally and all of their interactions.

Many of today's business intelligence implementations focus on specific functions within the enterprise and have difficulty keeping pace with the increasing volume, complexity, and velocity of today's data. Additionally these implementations typically serve the needs of a single function within the enterprise and lack the breadth to provide deep understanding for the business as a whole. New processes, methods, and technologies are necessary that provide businesses "insight" into market dynamics, customer relationships, and the health of the enterprise as they strive to successfully compete.

"Systems of Insight" address this, and allow the enterprise to collect data about the market, customer, and business, convert that data into usable information and apply institutional experience to turn information into knowledge. These systems enable companies to take standardized approaches in the collection, management, analysis and presentation of data. This standardization allows the repurposing of data to provide broad insight into the enterprise.

"Systems of Insight" require new technologies, architectures, systems, processes and integration to:

  • Gather data from new sources such as applications, mobile devices, sensors, machines, social media to name a few
  • Manage the diverse incoming data using big data platforms
  • Leverage analytics techniques such as machine learning, natural language processing, and predictive analytics
  • Deliver information and knowledge in order to create business insights
  • Design an appropriate architecture to build these systems of insight
  • Create new models and business strategies to become a more effective enterprise



Continental Breakfast

8:00AM - 9:00AM

The Insights-Driven Enterprise Presentation

9:00AM - 10:00AM

Keynote - A Data-Driven Approach to Winning

10:00AM - 11:00AM

Data Driven Engagement Panel

11:20AM - 12:10PM


12:15AM - 1:30AM

Predictive Analytics Panel

1:30PM - 2:15PM

Data is the What, Cloud is the Now, and Insight is the Why Presentation

2:15PM - 3:15PM

Actionable Insights Panel

3:30PM - 4:15PM

Building the Insights Focused Company Presentation

4:15PM - 5:15PM


2016 Phorum Expo

The Phorum Expo, which will be adjacent to the Phorum Demo Pit, provides a space for cutting-edge technology companies to meet and demo their product with key enterprise decision makers. If you're interested in this unique opportunity to showcase your company, products, and services at one of the hottest gatherings of enterprise decision makers on the East Coast, please contact

Come join the Phorum Expo to meet and demo your products and services with key enterprise decision makers.


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2013 Best in Show Winner, PeopleLinx

With the innovative technologies in our Demo Pit and Innovation Expo, presentations, and panels featuring some of nation's leading thought leaders, Phorum is a must attend event for business leaders that want to gain a competitive edge. These finalists will be able to demonstrate their technology and compete for the Phorum Phorward award for best in show.

The Phorum Demo Pit was created to allow startups to connect with C-level enterprise decision makers attending the Phorum conference. Participating companies will demo their product and/or solution to over 400 Phorum attendees. Over the last three years, the quality of our demo pit companies has been world class. Prior Phorum demo pit winners are UXFlip, which was subsequently acquired by Artisan Mobile, award-winning PeopleLinx and innovative brand engagement provider SocialLadder.

If you are a startup in the greater Philadelphia area whose product or solution helps enterprise organizations change the way they do business, we would love to hear from you. Apply in 3 easy steps:

For any additional details or questions, please contact Allen Born at


Phorum will take place at Fillmore Philadelphia, a fantastic brand new venue in Philadelphia.

The Fillmore Philadelphia | 1100 Canal St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Phorum will take place at Penn Museum, a fantastic venue in heart of Philadelphia.

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology | 3260 South Street | Philadelphia, PA 19104 | (215) 898-4000 |

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Phorum is a technology conference, for business and technology executives, which focuses on how enterprises can maximize the business value of specific technologies and innovation. Phorum 2016 features leading industry experts, business executives, and cutting-edge technologists who will examine how companies collect data about the market, customer, and business, convert that data into usable information, and apply institutional experience to turn information into knowledge or insights.

Industry thought leaders as well as hands-on practitioners will provide engaging content through keynotes, panels, and interactive discussions to help executives understand not just the technology but how the technology can be pragmatically applied to transform the enterprise and achieve strategic business goals.

In addition to keynote speakers and panelists, the conference will also feature the all-new Phorum Technology Expo exhibition area, and the always popular "Phorum Demo Pit" where conference attendees can experience, first-first-hand, some of the most innovative technologies being developed in the Greater Philadelphia area.

Each year top executives from around the country gather at Phorum in a highly entertaining and collegial atmosphere. Register now to see how Phorum 2016 will help you with your future technology decisions.

Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) is the region's largest business association focused on emerging growth companies in the technology and healthcare industries.

PACT connects emerging growth companies, venture investors, professional advisors, universities and technology-focused corporations to network, develop relationships, pursue business opportunities, and market and promote their businesses to foster growth and innovation.

Learn more about PACT

February 03, 2016
Phorum 2016 Call for Demo Pit

December 10, 2015
Phorum 2016 Keynote Speaker Release

December 07, 2015
Learn more about our sponsorship opportunities

October 22, 2015
Phorum 2016 Kickoff Release

March 18, 2015
Demo Pit Finalists Announced for Phorum 2015

February 10, 2015
Phorum 2015 Call for Demo Pit

December 16, 2014
Phorum 2015 to Examine Digital Transformation as Top Enterprise Tech Trend

April 16, 2014
Phorum 2014 Educates Attendees on Importance of Customer Engagement

March 31, 2014
Phorum 2014 Announces Demo Pit Finalists

March 24, 2014
Panelist Lineup Announced for Phorum 2014

February 26, 2014
Phorum Recognizes Sponsors of Upcoming 2014 Conference

January 29, 2014
Phorum 2014 to Explore Customer Engagement as Top Enterprise Tech Trend

March 13, 2013
Phorum Announces Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, to Present Emerging Technology Award

March 12, 2013
Demo Pit at conference will feature cutting-edge technology

January 30, 2013
Thought Leaders from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA),, and Forrester Research Added to All-Star Line-Up at Phorum 2013

December 12, 2012
Philadelphia to Host National Business Technology Conference, Phorum 2013, Focused on Harnessing Disruptive Technology

March 29, 2012
Phorum 2012 Cloud Computing Conference a success; energizes Philly Cloud community

March 29, 2012
UXFlip Named 'Best in Show' at Phorum 2012 Demo Pit

March 28, 2012
Phorum keynote Nick Carr: Think of the cloud-based Internet as the “world wide computer," not web

March 27, 2012
How the Cloud Melts Away Barriers to Growth for Philly Businesses

March 1, 2012
Phorum 2012 National Cloud Conference to Showcase Emerging Cloud Technologies for the Enterprise

December 7, 2011

National Cloud Computing Conference to be Held in Philadelphia

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Broadpath, Inc.

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Press contact:
Amanda E. Nardi
Broadpath, Inc.