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Please join us Tuesday July 11th at 4pmPT/7pm ET as we continue to provide the resources to help you create and build your own business and career through emerging technologies.

Our VerySpecial Guest Speaker will be Richie Murray, Founder/CEO of Bridge Digital and one of the best solutions experts in all things DATA.


Welcome to PITA!

PITA is the Pittsburgh Innovation and Technology Alliance. Are you a student, just starting out after school or a seasoned professional with a healthy entrepreneurial spirit and an overwhelming interest in emerging technologies such as Sustainable Energy, Transportation, Project Funding, Computing, Logistics, Education, Media, the Arts, Food, Health, Economics and much, much more? If you have a thirst for knowledge and could benefit from some guidance about your future, then we encourage you to join us. PITA will help participants by focusing on what is important to them and offers experience, connections, and knowledge. An important PITA goal is to discover and encourage new and exciting technologies that will help keep our planet safe and healthy for all future generations.

At PITA you will experience a community of like-minded people and opportunities to build camaraderie with those who can help you develop your goals from preparation all the way through presentation. And, if you are one of the fortunate ones with a great idea and a strong commitment to see your idea through fruition, you can meet other participants who can help you in protecting, funding, developing and bringing your idea or product to market. PITA could become your place to realize your dreams. Join us and become part of the conversation!


NO, this isn't the same as Shark Tank, although there will likely be a significant number of potential investors and developers who are always looking for their next challenge and fresh faces. 

Our Guest Speaker for our next PITA session on July 11, 2023  is

Richie Murray -

Founder and CEO of Bridge Digital: Managed & Professional Services, Technology Solutions for the Media & Entertainment Industry and all things DIGITAL

"We Help Our Customers Bridge the Gaps between​ TECHNOLOGY & MANUFACTURERS​


Technology Solutions

 Bridge Digital ( is a company with expertise in digital video workflows and the technologies to make them work better. We help creators and owners of digital content build an infrastructure to create, manage, distribute, and monetize their video assets effectively.  Our solutions cover the entire digital media workflow, from ingest to final delivery.  Our focus is on the strategic use of technology to accelerate workflows, expand capabilities, and improve quality for better return on investment.


If you Are or Know someone who is already working in or studying Computer Programming, Media, Recording, Broadcast or Social Media, or are a member of any Educational Tech Incubator, then you need to be on this session.

Be sure to bring your questions and ideas as this will surely be a great thought provoking discussion!

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Why Pittsburgh?

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Why Pittsburgh?

The city of Pittsburgh has always been on the cutting edge of technology and was an early pioneer in the Industrial Revolution. Throughout the city’s history, one industry in particular made it possible for the United States to become the strong nation that it is. That industry is Steel and it created opportunities for other industries such as construction, transportation, energy, farming, manufacturing and many others that we still depend on today.

But don’t let the image of hard-working men and women moving molten vats of lava hot liquid metals in a dark factory be your perception of this magnificent place where the three rivers meet and sports are almost a religion. Pittsburgh is one of the greatest educational hubs in the world with numerous Colleges and Universities such as the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon, and Duquesne and boasts some of the country’s leading medical (UPMC, AHN), science, philosophy, arts and culinary staples (have you tried the Pierogies or Pretzels?) that represent a great cross section of the U.S. and the world.

The Federal government has facilitated new relationships in developing new technologies between the city of Pittsburgh and the European Union as well as becoming a Key Player in the new "Build back Better" initiative for the advancement of technology within the United States.

PITA plans to be a vital part of that conversation, and we believe it will help bring your ideas forward on a global platform.

Don't just take our word for it...just look at some of the most recognizable local heroes who have been entertaining, educating and enlightening the world for many decades (



About PITA
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About PITA

Our PITA gatherings are currently only on-line but we hope to have in-person sessions soon!

NOW...You might be asking yourself “How much is all of this going to cost?” The simple answer is: ATTENDANCE IS FREE! We plan to provide PITA to everyone both in person as well as online live and later provide recorded playback of our sessions that can be replayed any time online from our library. The PITA library could also be useful to groups such as Veterans, Schools, Seniors and Students and foster support for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) which is an important foundation to our global competitiveness.

WHO can you expect to see and hear at our weekly PITA gatherings?
The producers of PITA have a long and extensive history of connections throughout the world so meetings will feature some of the biggest “game changers” in Emerging Technology
. You can expect to meet pioneers and innovators in Big Data and Super-computing, Media and Entertainment Technology, Energy, as well as serial disruptors across a broad spectrum of technology and culture. As a participant, you can have the opportunity to meet and chat with legends you have only read about. 


Upcoming Event

Here is how to JOIN US at our next gathering!


Live and In-Person will take place at the UPMC LEMIEUX PENGUINS TRAINING CENTER as well as College/University Technology Incubators across the U.S.


You will be able to register for our next session here!


STREAMING Link: Click the register button above and fill out the Eventbrite form.

We will send you the Zoom link prior to the start time.

You will need to have the Zoom App on your computer!

If you are interested in sponsoring upcoming PITA events,
click here!


Please note: Both On-Line and In-Person sessions are both free. However, since In-Person sessions are very limited in capacity and take place in a very restricted facility, we will take reservations on a first come – first served basis. 

"RECORDING NOTICE: This online event enables an attendee to participate through a personal device's microphone and/or camera. An attendee may elect not to participate through use of a microphone and/or camera by turning that/those devices off during the session. The election of an attendee to use a microphone and/or camera constitutes a release and waiver of rights in the capture of the attendee's image, likeness, and/or voice for the exclusive use of Pittsburgh Innovation and Technology Alliance (PITA) and Paul Allen and Associates."

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, we will be following the latest CDC recommendations for public gatherings.

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