This year’s GeekWire Summit is shaping up to be our biggest event ever, with cutting-edge scientists, leading venture capitalists and top CEOs joining us for a two-day discussion about innovation and the future. Heck, we even have the skydiver who jumped out of an airplane from 25,000 feet — without a parachute.
Now, we’re excited to announce that Teddy Goff — a key tech adviser to the Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the mastermind who constructed Barack Obama’s winning digital strategy in 2012 —will join us on stage for a fireside chat session on Oct. 5th.
You may not have noticed that there’s a little presidential election happening this year, and with the Summit falling a little more than a month before Americans head to the polls, we wanted to talk about how technology is impacting this year’s hotly-contested (and somewhat bizarre) presidential race. Technology has radically transformed the political process in the past 10 years — everything from polling to fundraising to get-out-the-vote efforts — and no one is better poised to discuss these changes than Goff.
He currently serves as the chief digital and technology strategist for Hillary for America, helping to shape the technology strategy for the Clinton campaign, including communications tools used to drive voter turnout and connect organizers. Goff also is the co-founder of Precision Strategies, and in 2012 he was the Digital Director for Obama for America where he managed the campaign’s social media, email, online advertising, front-end product development, online organizing and other efforts. After working on Obama’s campaign in 2008 as New Media Director for Battleground States, Goff oversaw the creation and launch of the WhiteHouse.gov website.
Goff joins a lineup of technology, business and scientific leaders at this year’s Summit including Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi; Intellectual Ventures chief Nathan Myhrvold; DARPA chief Arati Prabhakar; Bloomberg Beta founding partner Shivon Zilis; Modumetal Co-founder and CEO Christina Lomasney; Microsoft EVP Peggy Johnson; Airbnb board member Jeff Jordan of Andreessen Horowitz; OfferUp CEO Nick Huzar; and Juno Therapeutics CEO Hans Bishop.
The GeekWire Summit, presented by Bank of America, explores what’s next in the innovation economy, while also creating strong and lasting bonds between those who attend. This year’s activities will start the evening of Oct. 3, with a welcome party at the downtown headquarters of Zillow. That will be followed by conference activities on Oct. 4-5 at the Sheraton, including a fun party the evening of Oct. 4 on one of Seattle’s best rooftop decks.
Stay tuned for more details on the GeekWire Summit in the days ahead, and grab your tickets below before the event sells out.