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Visual strategist Guillaume Wiatr has become a mainstay at GeekWire conferences, partnering with us to sketch out drawings and notes based on the talks, panels and fireside chats as they’re happening.

Visual strategist Guillaume Wiatr of MetaHelm

The MetaHelm founder and CEO continued the tradition at the GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit on June 27, this time taking notes on a tablet projected onto a screen next to the stage. The digital murals, sponsored by Colocation Northwest, summarize the key takeaways from the technical topics addressed in the day’s talks, including blockchain, AI, serverless, content screening, and custom chips.

Wiatr described his work in a previous interview: “I visualize their talks and turn their ideas into images. I create maps of conversations.”

Watch time-lapse videos of his live sketches from the main-stage talks below.

Microsoft Azure CTO Mark Russinovich

In a fireside chat, Microsoft Azure CTO Mark Russinovich spoke with GeekWire’s Tom Krazit and Todd Bishop about everything from serverless to the future of blockchain. Russinovich announced new data storage and edge computing features for Azure customers.

He also discussed the pending Microsoft acquisition of Github, and promised not to mess with the developer platform.

Watch full session.

Apple AI director and UW professor Carlos Guestrin on AI trends

Apple AI director and University of Washington computer science professor Carlos Guestrin gave a talk about the role of machine learning in tech and society, and AI trends. Guestrin warned future machine-learning users to choose the data they use to inform their systems wisely.

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Two CIOs on their gradual to transition to cloud

Alaska Airlines CIO Charu Jain and Providence St. Joseph Health CIO Janice Newell spoke with 451 Research’s Nancy Gohring about their companies’ transition to cloud. They reminded the audience that a lot of companies should take a slower approach to cloud computing based on their needs, and to avoid breaking what already works.

Watch full session.

Cloudflare Co-founder and CEO Matthew Prince on networks and neo-Nazis

Cloudflare CEO and co-founder Matthew Prince made a decision to boot The Daily Stormer off Cloudflare in 2017, but remains conflicted about the larger issue of content screening. In a fireside chat with GeekWire’s Tom Krazit, Prince spoke about the evolution of Cloudflare’s technologies and networks, and broader trends in data centers and cloud computing.

Watch full session.

AWS VP Peter DeSantis on infrastructure advances in the cloud

Amazon Web Services’ Peter DeSantis, the vice president of global infrastructure and customer support, spoke about Amazon’s growing global footprint and its use of custom silicon chips to innovate cloud workloads.

Watch full session.

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