Al Roker to Speak at Techweek NY

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Techweek is excited for keynote speaker Al Roker

Techweek, the nation’s leading traveling technology festival, strengthened its highly anticipated New York event today, annoucing the addition of Al Roker to its line-up of speakers. Al, who acts as CEO of Al Roker Entertainment, Inc. (ARE), is best known as a host and weatherman on NBC’s Today Show.

Al will speak on Friday, October 16 at Metropolitan Pavilion. The week-long festival, which makes its third visit to New York City this year, will take place October 12-18.

“We are absolutely thrilled that Al will be joining us at Techweek New York,” said Techweek CEO Katy Lynch. “As a 13-time Emmy Winner and nationally recognized television personality, he’s been a captivating media presence throughout his 35-year-plus career. Our Techweek community of entrepreneurs, investors, and innovators are incredibly excited to see him in New York.” Techweek New York features a wide range of events throughout the week, including the Launch startup competition, Hiring Fair, Hackathon, Food Truck Face-Off, an expo floor, and speaking sessions with leaders in the tech community.

ABOUT TECHWEEK
Techweek is a seven-day festival for entrepreneurs, tech visionaries and thought leaders to meet and enable the innovation ecosystem in cities across the US and beyond. Locations currently include Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Kansas City, Miami, New York, and Havana. Techweek curates compelling programming that casts a global spotlight on each community and its leaders. Past speakers include Rahm Emanuel (Mayor, Chicago), Travis Kalanick (CEO, Uber), Craig Newmark (Founder, Craigslist), Barney Harford (CEO, Orbitz), Dan Gilbert (Founder, Quicken Loans), Peter Diamandis (Founder, X PRIZE), and Jim McKelvey (Co-Founder, Square). For more information on Techweek New York, please visit: http://www.techweek.com/newyork

ABOUT AL ROKER ENTERTAINMENT, INC (ARE)
ARE is a thriving multimedia company involved in the development and production of network, cable, and home video. ARE produces programming for a diverse clientele including NBC News, MSNBC, A&E, The E!, The Weather Channel, NBC Television Stations Group and many more. The company recently launched its subsidiary Roker Labs, a full post-production studio that assists in creating the live streaming experience with top talent by leveraging leading platforms such as Periscope and Meerkat. For more information on ARE please visit: http://www.alroker.com

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