This week on the GeekWire radio show, we revisit last month’s GeekWire Summit technology conference, with highlights from four of the panels at the event. The GeekWire Summit is our annual technology conference, bringing top CEOs from around the region and the country for a discussion about the future of technology.
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We start with the Future of Shopping panel, featuring Jane Park, the CEO of cosmetics e-commerce startup Julep; Dr. Nadia Shouraboura, the CEO of robot-powered retail startup Hointer; Michael Smith, the CEO of organic food delivery service Full Circle Farms, and Mike Fridgen, who was the CEO of Decide.com, acquired by eBay last month.
This one got lots of laughter for Shouraboura’s comments comparing physical retail to sex — i.e., neither can be completely replaced by the Internet — and moderator Brad Stone (author of the new book on Amazon) led a fun discussion with the panel on a variety of topics. Here’s the full video if you want to hear more than the clip on the radio show.
Then we have highlights from John Cook’s discussion on stage with Rich Barton (of Expedia and Zillow) and Bill Gurley, the well-known Silicon Valley venture capitalist and a member of the Zillow board. Here’s the full video of that talk, beyond what we played on the show.
And then we catch up with Blake Irving, the GoDaddy CEO and veteran of Microsoft and Yahoo. He talks about GoDaddy’s controversial past and his efforts to reshape its image and broaden its strategy as a technology provider for small businesses.
Here’s the video of that talk.
Finally, it’s the future of video games, with Bonnie Ross, general manager of Microsoft’s 343 Industries, maker of Halo; Glenn Walcott, president of social casino game maker DoubleDown Interactive; David Edery, CEO of game development studio Spry Fox. This was moderated by Ed Fries, former Microsoft game studios boss and longtime game industry adviser. Here’s the video of that panel:
We’ll be back next week with a new episode of the GeekWire radio show from the KIRO studios.
(By the way, we just held another event, GeekWire Startup Day, yesterday at the Showbox Sodo. Startup Day focuses on entrepreneurial lessons and war stories — a how-to guide for startups — and the talks yesterday were amazing, as well. We’ll have video highlights from Startup Day starting this weekend and running through next week on GeekWire.)