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The #TECHSUPERSHOW Startup Pitch Networking Event

5:15pm | Thursday, February 16, 2023 | Open Bar Networking

Celebrate Innovation, Disruption, Evolution and Acceleration at IDEA Showcase

Always one of the most popular and best-attended events at the ITEXPO #TECHSUPERSHOW - featuring cool startup pitches and networking with open bar.

Come hear from a group of hot startups - from all industries, including ICOs - working hard to shake up and disrupt their industries. At IDEA Showcase, entrepreneurs focused on transforming markets - or creating entire new categories - give their best 5-minute pitches to a discerning panel of judges.

Vote for the Company You Expect to Take it to the Next Level
Companies present their unique value proposition - then the audience and judging panel each determine who is the most disruptive. IDEA Showcase @ ITEXPO is an evening full of next-generation innovation, powerful networking, dramatic presentations, and high energy!


2023 Speakers

Akshay Sharma (Moderator)

Advisor, Lionfish Tech Advisors

Lionfish Tech Advisors

Akshay Sharma is a former Gartner Analyst who has authored or co-authored over 280 research notes on emerging technologies, like Value Stream Management/Delivery Platforms, 6G, Blockchain, IoT, etc. in the past decade. A frequent speaker at tech events, he is often quoted in leading institutions like CNN, Wall St. Journal, etc. He is a former CTO of one of the first video/WiFi smartphone firms. Currently, he is an Advisor/Analyst at Lionfish Tech Advisors, CTO at Kovair in the DevOps and Value Stream Management solutions space, and Tech Advisory Board Member to Unified Office, and Agnity in the UC/IoT and Telecom space.


YJ Lin

Sr. Program Manager, Dell for Startups

Dell for Startups

YJ helps communities create holistic and connected ecosystems. As the Sr. Program Manager for the Dell for Startup program, YJ collaborates with strategic partners at a local and national level to help provide experiences and insight to help over 1000+ startups a month to scale to their next stage. As a speaker, volunteer, and community builder, YJ enjoys working directly with startups, non-profits, and associations to cultivate their community strategy to help drive business results. In his free time, he enjoys hosting a bring your own book club, gratitude dinners, and board game nights for his neighbors and friends.


Patrick Mahon

RingLogix, Chief Revenue Officer

Chief Revenue Officer

Pat Mahon Joined RingLogix as the CRO in October 2022. IN this capacity he leads the teams that deliver all sales, marketing, growth and support for the RingLogix base of white label partners. Prior to Ringogix Mr. Mahon was Vice President of Software Sales at CoreDial, and is responsible for CoreDial’s direct and indirect sales channel growth. In this role, Mahon delivers a consistent, integrated and responsive customer experience through a unified sales and services organization. Mahon joined CoreDial in Q1 of 2009. Prior to Joining CoreDial, Pat served as National Sales Director for IP Telephony and Contact Center Solutions (CCS) for Verizon Business. In that capacity he led a national team of sales specialists focused in these specific disciplines. Prior to Verizon, Pat held several sales leadership positions with Ameritech/SBC/ATT since 1994. He is a graduate of Rutgers University in New Jersey and received his MBA in international Business from Kent State University in Ohio.


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