Wednesday, March 7 is GeekWire’s One Year Anniversary, and we can think of no better way to celebrate than to bring together thought leaders from our region and beyond to discuss the future of innovation. We’ll engage our speakers in lively, fireside chat discussions and invite our audience into the conversation in this world-class tech conference. Get an inside look at how successful tech companies are grown from the ground up, from the inspiring technologists who built them. And because you’d expect nothing less of GeekWire, we’ll have an after-party in signature style.
Registration and Networking
Opening Keynote: Fireside Chat with Ray Ozzie, Todd Bishop and John Cook
The online collaboration pioneer and former Microsoft software chief shares his insights into the future of technology and lessons from his entrepreneurial experience as he makes the transition back to the startup world with a new technology venture of his own.
Mobile Meeting of the Minds
From texting to gaming, sharing information to consuming entertainment, mobile technology has changed the way we interact with our increasingly digital world. Todd Bishop moderates this diverse panel, touching on how these technologies impact our businesses and our lives.
Keynote: Fireside Chat with Richard Tom, Todd Bishop and John Cook
Continuing on the mobile theme, we’ll learn about the Hulu CTO’s “roll your own” philosophy of building a successful technology company. Glean Richard Tom’s insights on how we can overcome the challenges of device fragmentation and improve the situation for app developers and users alike.
Closing Panel: Creating and Sustaining Innovation
Get inside tips on innovative ideas, teams, companies, and cultures from the technologists who helped build successful companies from the ground up. Push the boundaries of your thinking and get insights into the imagination of these luminaries, moderated by the University of Washington’s Ed Lazowska.
Special Musical Guest: Dave Dederer
Enjoy a brief discussion on the impact of technology on the business of music…and a couple of tunes from HP’s Dave Dederer, co-founder and owner of the multi-platinum grammy-nominated Presidents of the United States of America.
Reception: GeekWire’s One Year Birthday Party
Join us in raising our glasses and celebrating the innovation in our region, as well as GeekWire’s first birthday. From signature cocktails to cupcakes, expect an evening of festivity and conversation in signature GeekWire style.