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You won’t want to miss this birthday party. GeekWire is turning one on Wednesday, March 7th, and to celebrate the occasion we’re assembling some of the top technologists, entrepreneurs and tech executives for the GeekWire Summit & Anniversary Party. This is the most content-rich event we’ve organized to date, a half-day geek fest and party where we’ll discuss the future of technology and innovation.

You may have already seen some of the fantastic speakers we’ve lined up — including Cocomo founder and former Microsoft chief software architect Ray Ozzie; Hulu CTO Richard Tom; Swype CEO Mike McSherry and many others. (Full agenda below).

But what we haven’t told you is that we’re cooking up some fun surprises for the WSCC’s Conference Center. After all, it wouldn’t be a GeekWire bash without that ‘special sauce.’

We’re just six days away from the Summit and party, so make sure to get your tickets here today. And without further ado, here’s the full agenda for the conference.

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm  Registration and Networking

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm  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 lesson from his entrepreneurial experience as he makes the transition back to the startup world with a new technology venture of his own.

2:30 pm – 3:15 pm  Mobile Meeting of the Minds

Z2Live CEO David Bluhm will discuss the future of mobile gaming.

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.

  • David Bluhm, President and CEO Z2Live
  • Cole Brodman, CMO, T-Mobile
  • Jon Irwin, President, Rhapsody
  • Mike McSherry, CEO, Swype

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm  Break

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm  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.

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm  Closing Panel: Creating and Sustaining Innovation

Startup veteran and former Microsoft exec Hadi Partovi

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.

  • Lili Cheng, GM, Microsoft’s FUSE
  • Oren Etzioni, Co-Founder, Farecast and Bing
  • Jocelyn Goldfein, Engineering Director, Facebook
  • Hadi Partovi, Startup Investor and Advisor

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm 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.

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