GeekWire Summit 2018

The 2018 GeekWire Summit, taking place in downtown Seattle on Oct. 1-3, is one of the country’s premier technology conferences, bringing together more than 900 innovators, entrepreneurs, business executives, media and tech leaders to explore the future of the innovation economy.

An immersive two-day conference, the Summit features on-stage Q&As, insightful talks, and interactive product demos by leaders in tech, science and business. It also includes a full slate of fun parties. GeekWire Summit speakers this year include the CEOs of Ring, Boeing, eBay, Redfin, Impinj, the Gates Foundation and many more.

Other highlights for this year’s Summit:

  • Bloomberg TV broadcasts live from the Summit show floor, interviewing top tech leaders.
  • Great parties, including a fun kick-off reception on Oct. 1 at the Living Computers Museum + Labs where you’ll get your hands on an old Atari 2600 or Apple IIe.
  • A new subject-specific stage with deep-dives into the Internet of Things on Oct. 2 and Health Tech on Oct. 3
  • An expanded exhibitor hall with gizmos, games and giveaways.
  • Plus, the finals of the Elevator Pitch startup pitch competition, presented by Smartsheet.

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Speakers

Dennis A. Muilenburg
CEO, The Boeing Company
Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellmann
CEO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Jamie Siminoff
CEO and Chief Inventor, Ring
Aileen Lee
Founder and Managing Partner, Cowboy Ventures
Jessie Woolley-Wilson
CEO, DreamBox Learning
Devin Wenig
President and CEO, eBay
Dr. Nadia Shouraboura
Founder and CEO, Hointer
Reggie Fils-Aime
President and COO, Nintendo of America
Brent Frei
Founder and President, TerraClear
Sheila Gulati
Founder, Tola Capital
Tony West
Chief Legal Officer, Uber
Ira Kemelmacher-Shlizerman
Assistant Professor and Co-Director, UW Reality Lab and Scientist, Facebook
Kat Holmes
Founder, mismatch.design and Director of User Experience, Google
Chris Diorio
Founder and CEO, Impinj
Joanne Chen
Partner, Foundation Capital
Rajeev Singh
CEO, Accolade
Charlie Kindel
Senior Vice President of Products & Services, Control4
Salla Palos
Emerging Technology & Innovation Director, Sellen
Glenn Kelman
CEO, Redfin
Cassie Wallender
Chief Product Officer & Co-founder, Invio
Ina Fried
Chief Technology Correspondent, Axios
Ryan Schmid
President & CEO, Vera Whole Health
Aimee Johnson
Senior Vice President of Marketing Programs and Digital Innovation, Starbucks
Ron Zink
CTO, Growers Holdings, Inc.
Chad Robins
CEO & Co-Founder, Adaptive Biotechnologies
Maria Angeles Capellades Sola
Director of Geospatial Engineering, The Climate Corporation
Alex Alben
Chief Privacy Officer, Washington State
Maria Karaivanova
Principal, Madrona Venture Group
Sindhuja Sankaran
Washington State University, Department of Biological Systems Engineering
Robbie Cape
CEO & Co-Founder, 98point6
Dr. Leen Kawas
CEO & President, M3 Biotechnology
Ryan Mullenix
Partner, NBBJ
Clayton Lewis
CEO and Co-Founder, Arivale
Heather Redman
Partner, Flying Fish Partners
Boaz Ashkenazy
Founder and CEO, SimplyAugmented
U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene
Washington's First Congressional District
Dr. Sarah Cooper
GM of IoT Analytics and Applications, AWS
Richard Tait
Chief BoomBoom, Starbucks
Laura Rosenberger
Director, Alliance for Securing Democracy
T.A. McCann
Managing Director, Pioneer Square Labs
Ranveer Chandra
Principal Researcher & Partner, Microsoft
Franzi Roesner
Assistant professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, UW
Kwame Boler
CEO, NEU
Diane Lansinger
CEO and Founder, SEEVA Technologies
Erin Rothman
CEO, StormSensor
Mark Frei
Co-manager, Isidore Farms
Marty Hartman
Executive Director, Mary’s Place
Emilian Papadopoulos
President, Good Harbor
Brandon Getz
Building Manager, Plymouth Housing
Niniane Wang
Senior Director of Engineering, Niantic
Franck Rougier
Founder & President, Kirio
Lidiane Jones
VP of Software Product Management, Sonos
Anisha Sood
Partner, Echo Health Ventures
James Davenport
Research Scientist, University of Washington's Department of Astronomy
Christina Quan
Server engineer, Niantic
Daniel Greenshields
CEO, JetClosing
Samir Manjure
Co-founder and CEO, KenSci
Arry Yu
Chair, Blockchain Council at the WTIA
Luke Timmerman
Founder, Timmerman Report
Kate Garman
Technology Policy Advisor to Mayor Jenny Durkan, City of Seattle
Stacy Flynn
CEO and Co-Founder, Evrnu
Slava Agafonov
Founder, Energsoft
Tara Prakriya
Group Program Manager, Microsoft Azure
Jay Shendure
Professor of Genome Sciences, University of Washington
Jonathan Kumar
Founder, Samaritan
Dr. Elizabeth Krakow
Assistant Member of Clinical Research, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Dr. Michael Calhoun
CEO, Mindshare Medical
Heidi Hagen
Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Vineti
Kimber Lockhart
CTO, One Medical
Harjinder Sandhu
CEO, Saykara
Alexandros Marinos
Founder and CEO, Resin.io
Mark Harris
Science and technology journalist
Desney Tan
General Manager, Microsoft Healthcare
Lawrence Lerner
CEO, Pithia
Elizabeth Nelson
CEO and Founder, Resonant Growth
Dr. Bob Crockett
Co-founder + Lead Engineer, HaptX
Matt Wyckhouse
Co-founder and CEO, Finite State
David Samuelson
CEO, GreaterGood
Chris Blessington
VP of Marketing & Communications, Smartsheet
Michael Wolf
Publisher, The Spoon
J. Dax Hansen
Partner, Perkins Coie
Corey Schmid
General Partner, Seven Peaks Ventures
Spencer Soper
E-commerce reporter, Bloomberg
CJ Bangah
Partner, PwC
Kevin Miller
Group Program Manager, Microsoft Azure IoT Platform
Rik Reppe
Leader of Experience Design Solution, PwC
Ian Wheat
Director Innovation, Sacramento Kings
Eric King
Vice President of Technology, Sacramento Kings

Speakers

Dennis A. Muilenburg
Dennis A. Muilenburg
CEO, The Boeing Company
Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellmann
Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellmann
CEO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Jamie Siminoff
Jamie Siminoff
CEO and Chief Inventor, Ring
Aileen Lee
Aileen Lee
Founder and Managing Partner, Cowboy Ventures
Jessie Woolley-Wilson
Jessie Woolley-Wilson
CEO, DreamBox Learning
Devin Wenig
Devin Wenig
President and CEO, eBay
Dr. Nadia Shouraboura
Dr. Nadia Shouraboura
Founder and CEO, Hointer
Reggie Fils-Aime
Reggie Fils-Aime
President and COO, Nintendo of America
Brent Frei
Brent Frei
Founder and President, TerraClear
Sheila Gulati
Sheila Gulati
Founder, Tola Capital
Tony West
Tony West
Chief Legal Officer, Uber
Ira Kemelmacher-Shlizerman
Ira Kemelmacher-Shlizerman
Assistant Professor and Co-Director, UW Reality Lab and Scientist, Facebook
Kat Holmes
Kat Holmes
Founder, mismatch.design and Director of User Experience, Google
Chris Diorio
Chris Diorio
Founder and CEO, Impinj
Joanne Chen
Joanne Chen
Partner, Foundation Capital
Rajeev Singh
Rajeev Singh
CEO, Accolade
Charlie Kindel
Charlie Kindel
Senior Vice President of Products & Services, Control4
Salla Palos
Salla Palos
Emerging Technology & Innovation Director, Sellen
Glenn Kelman
Glenn Kelman
CEO, Redfin
Cassie Wallender
Cassie Wallender
Chief Product Officer & Co-founder, Invio
Ina Fried
Ina Fried
Chief Technology Correspondent, Axios
Ryan Schmid
Ryan Schmid
President & CEO, Vera Whole Health
Aimee Johnson
Aimee Johnson
Senior Vice President of Marketing Programs and Digital Innovation, Starbucks
Ron Zink
Ron Zink
CTO, Growers Holdings, Inc.
Chad Robins
Chad Robins
CEO & Co-Founder, Adaptive Biotechnologies
Maria Angeles Capellades Sola
Maria Angeles Capellades Sola
Director of Geospatial Engineering, The Climate Corporation
Alex Alben
Alex Alben
Chief Privacy Officer, Washington State
Maria Karaivanova
Maria Karaivanova
Principal, Madrona Venture Group
Sindhuja Sankaran
Sindhuja Sankaran
Washington State University, Department of Biological Systems Engineering
Robbie Cape
Robbie Cape
CEO & Co-Founder, 98point6
Dr. Leen Kawas
Dr. Leen Kawas
CEO & President, M3 Biotechnology
Ryan Mullenix
Ryan Mullenix
Partner, NBBJ
Clayton Lewis
Clayton Lewis
CEO and Co-Founder, Arivale
Heather Redman
Heather Redman
Partner, Flying Fish Partners
Boaz Ashkenazy
Boaz Ashkenazy
Founder and CEO, SimplyAugmented
U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene
U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene
Washington's First Congressional District
Dr. Sarah Cooper
Dr. Sarah Cooper
GM of IoT Analytics and Applications, AWS
Richard Tait
Richard Tait
Chief BoomBoom, Starbucks
Laura Rosenberger
Laura Rosenberger
Director, Alliance for Securing Democracy
T.A. McCann
T.A. McCann
Managing Director, Pioneer Square Labs
Ranveer Chandra
Ranveer Chandra
Principal Researcher & Partner, Microsoft
Franzi Roesner
Franzi Roesner
Assistant professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, UW
Kwame Boler
Kwame Boler
CEO, NEU
Diane Lansinger
Diane Lansinger
CEO and Founder, SEEVA Technologies
Erin Rothman
Erin Rothman
CEO, StormSensor
Mark Frei
Mark Frei
Co-manager, Isidore Farms
Marty Hartman
Marty Hartman
Executive Director, Mary’s Place
Emilian Papadopoulos
Emilian Papadopoulos
President, Good Harbor
Brandon Getz
Brandon Getz
Building Manager, Plymouth Housing
Niniane Wang
Niniane Wang
Senior Director of Engineering, Niantic
Franck Rougier
Franck Rougier
Founder & President, Kirio
Lidiane Jones
Lidiane Jones
VP of Software Product Management, Sonos
Anisha Sood
Anisha Sood
Partner, Echo Health Ventures
James Davenport
James Davenport
Research Scientist, University of Washington's Department of Astronomy
Christina Quan
Christina Quan
Server engineer, Niantic
Daniel Greenshields
Daniel Greenshields
CEO, JetClosing
Samir Manjure
Samir Manjure
Co-founder and CEO, KenSci
Arry Yu
Arry Yu
Chair, Blockchain Council at the WTIA
Luke Timmerman
Luke Timmerman
Founder, Timmerman Report
Kate Garman
Kate Garman
Technology Policy Advisor to Mayor Jenny Durkan, City of Seattle
Stacy Flynn
Stacy Flynn
CEO and Co-Founder, Evrnu
Slava Agafonov
Slava Agafonov
Founder, Energsoft
Tara Prakriya
Tara Prakriya
Group Program Manager, Microsoft Azure
Jay Shendure
Jay Shendure
Professor of Genome Sciences, University of Washington
Jonathan Kumar
Jonathan Kumar
Founder, Samaritan
Dr. Elizabeth Krakow
Dr. Elizabeth Krakow
Assistant Member of Clinical Research, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Dr. Michael Calhoun
Dr. Michael Calhoun
CEO, Mindshare Medical
Heidi Hagen
Heidi Hagen
Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Vineti
Kimber Lockhart
Kimber Lockhart
CTO, One Medical
Harjinder Sandhu
Harjinder Sandhu
CEO, Saykara
Alexandros Marinos
Alexandros Marinos
Founder and CEO, Resin.io
Mark Harris
Mark Harris
Science and technology journalist
Desney Tan
Desney Tan
General Manager, Microsoft Healthcare
Lawrence Lerner
Lawrence Lerner
CEO, Pithia
Elizabeth Nelson
Elizabeth Nelson
CEO and Founder, Resonant Growth
Dr. Bob Crockett
Dr. Bob Crockett
Co-founder + Lead Engineer, HaptX
Matt Wyckhouse
Matt Wyckhouse
Co-founder and CEO, Finite State
David Samuelson
David Samuelson
CEO, GreaterGood
Chris Blessington
Chris Blessington
VP of Marketing & Communications, Smartsheet
Michael Wolf
Michael Wolf
Publisher, The Spoon
J. Dax Hansen
J. Dax Hansen
Partner, Perkins Coie
Corey Schmid
Corey Schmid
General Partner, Seven Peaks Ventures
Spencer Soper
Spencer Soper
E-commerce reporter, Bloomberg
CJ Bangah
CJ Bangah
Partner, PwC
Kevin Miller
Kevin Miller
Group Program Manager, Microsoft Azure IoT Platform
Rik Reppe
Rik Reppe
Leader of Experience Design Solution, PwC
Ian Wheat
Ian Wheat
Director Innovation, Sacramento Kings
Eric King
Eric King
Vice President of Technology, Sacramento Kings

Agenda

TimeTopic
October 1, 6:00 p.m.
GeekWire Summit Welcome Party
Meet Summit attendees, speakers, and other VIPs at this warm-up party hosted by Vulcan, Inc. at the unique Living Computers Museum + Labs in SODO (2245 First Ave S, Seattle WA, 98134). The Welcome Party is open to all GeekWire Summit attendees.
October 2, 7:45 a.m.
Registration Opens & Breakfast

Enjoy some coffee and breakfast sponsored by Vaco after we open the doors for the 7th annual GeekWire Summit, taking place at the Seattle Sheraton. A special thanks to name badge sponsor Avalara!

Be sure to download the official GeekWire Summit app, sponsored by Alaska Airlines, at geekwire.com/summitapp. Once you’ve setup your profile, start connecting with other attendees, plan your agenda for the next two days and prepare for live polling in select sessions. Questions? Find our App guru at registration.

8:50 a.m.
Opening Remarks

Grab a seat at the Bank of America Stage in the Grand Ballroom as we kick off the 2018 GeekWire Summit.

9:00 a.m.
IoT Stage Opens

IoT Track, presented by the Washington IoT Council, begins in the Willow Room with deep dives into how connected devices are changing everything from factories to farms.

9:00 a.m.
The State of the Tech Industry
9:20 a.m.
Fireside Chat: Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Sue Desmond-Hellmann runs the world’s largest charitable foundation, but she really wants it to be the best at solving the world’s toughest problems. The doctor and scientist, who oversees a $43 billion philanthropy as CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, shares insights and new developments in the quest to end disease, transform U.S. education and lift people out of poverty around the world. Plus, a glimpse of the cutting-edge innovations that are fueling those efforts, and new research that is changing our understanding of the world. Moderated by GeekWire co-founder Todd Bishop.

10:00 a.m.
Geeks Give Back

If solutions were easy to come by, then the Seattle region’s troubles would be fleeting. We’ve seen homelessness affecting so many members of our community and want to lend our support to the organizations and policy advocates who are working hard to create meaningful change. This year for Geeks Give Back, GeekWire, Bank of America and Seattle Foundation are collaborating with five local nonprofits to deliver resources and solutions that will make the Seattle region more inclusive and accessible for everyone in our community. Join us in making an impact.

10:10 a.m.
Morning Break

Stretch your legs! Head over to the expanded Exhibitor Hall to see IoT innovations, say hello to movers and shakers in the tech community.

10:35 a.m.
Mismatch: How Inclusion Shapes Design - Kat Holmes, Director for UX Design at Google

There is a growing interest in making inclusion a positive goal for companies, teams, and products. To begin developing and growing inclusive practices in company culture and in the design process for mass-scaled technology is challenging. In this power talk, Kat Holmes of Google explains why inclusive design choices are much more than a good idea, they are becoming an economic imperative.

10:55 a.m.
Fireside Chat: Glenn Kelman, CEO of Redfin

Glenn Kelman knows how to make a statement. GeekWire Co-Founder John Cook will take a deep look at the changing dynamics of the human-powered real estate industry, and what it means for cities with Redfin’s CEO.

11:30 a.m.
Fireside Chat: Jamie Siminoff, CEO, Ring

Ring founder and CEO Jamie Siminoff left “Shark Tank” empty-handed but caught the attention of Amazon, selling the smart doorbell and home security startup to the tech giant earlier this year for a reported $1 billion. As part of Amazon, Ring is continuing to pursue its mission of reducing crime in neighborhoods, as Siminoff and team release a growing array of home security technologies. The serial entrepreneur joins us to discuss his startup journey, and share insights on the future of the smarthome, video, privacy, interoperability and more in the IoT age. Moderated by GeekWire co-founder Todd Bishop.

Noon
Lunch, presented by Hired
12:15 p.m.
Sponsored Lunch Talk in the Willow Room, presented by PWC

Technology + Customer Experience: How and where new opportunities are forming. Innovation drives enormous potential to enhance the customer experience. Explore how technology solutions are evolving and what organizations are focusing on first to create new business opportunities. Panelists include Kevin Miller, group program manager of Microsoft’s Azure IoT Platform where he leads development of IoT products and solutions, and Rik Reppe, leader of PwC’s customer and digital experience center. Moderated by CJ Bangah, Partner at PwC.

1:05 p.m.
IoT Track resumes in the Willow Room
1:00 p.m.
Panel: Cutting Through The Craziness of Crypto: Everything You Wanted To Know About The Future Of Blockchain, But Were Afraid To Ask

How will the ever-changing and nebulous world of cryptocurrency impact society and business? We’ll hear from leading experts on the topic, including Lawrence Lerner of Pithia and Arry Yu of Washington Technology Industry Association’s Blockchain Council. Moderated by J. Dax Hansen, who leads Perkins Coie’s electronic financial services, blockchain technology, and digital currency industry groups.

1:45 p.m.
Robot Farmers: Brent Frei, President of TerraClear Inc. and Mark Frei, Co-Manager, Isidore Farms

One farmer feeds 155 of the world’s people. That farmer fed 4 in the 1930s and 73 in the 1970s. In another 40 years span, by 2050, that farmer will need to feed 199 people. Big data, machine learning, and robots are helping make the next step function in productivity possible, while reducing the amount of erosion, chemicals, and easing the short supply of labor for difficult, mundane jobs – in particular the rocky ones

2:10 p.m.
Break
2:40 p.m.
Panel: Cybersecurity, Social Media Manipulation, Fake News and the Future of Democracy

Featuring Emilian Papadopoulos, president Good Harbor; Laura Rosenberger, Director of the Alliance for Securing Democracy at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Moderated by Ina Fried, chief technology correspondent at Axios.

3:15 p.m.
Power Talk: Pokemon Go, Harry Potter and the Future of AR

Pokémon GO has generated well over a billion dollars in revenue, and the active community continues to grow. We will cover how to combine Augmented Reality (AR) technology with user psychology to achieve mainstream success. Come learn about the future of AR and how AR applies to your industry!

3:35 p.m.
GeekWire's Elevator Pitch, presented by Smartsheet: 8 Startups, One Winner

Over the past six months, 27 entrepreneurs competed in this unique challenge, pitching their concepts in the elevator at the world famous Space Needle or iconic Smith Tower. But only one will truly make it to the top. Now, eight finalists will present live onstage in front of the GeekWire Summit audience where they will have just 48 seconds for their pitch before our judges announce this season’s winner. Catch all of the past episodes here.

4:15 p.m.
Fireside Chat: Tony West, Chief Legal Officer of Uber

Uber’s new chief legal officer, Tony West, joined the company at a pivotal moment, bringing experience from the very agency investigating his new employer. The former Justice Department lawyer will discuss Uber’s efforts to right the ship after a year of controversy and scandal. West will also share insights on Uber’s IPO ambitions and the next chapter for one of the world’s most valuable transportation companies. Moderated by GeekWire’s Civic Innovation Editor Monica Nickelsburg.

4:45 p.m.
Closing Remarks

That’s a wrap on Day 1 of the GeekWire Summit! What stood out to you the most during sessions covering philanthropy, UX design, real estate, IoT, cybersecurity, AR and transportation? Let us know in the GeekWire Summit app!

5:00 p.m.
Reception
October 3, 7:45 a.m.
Registration & Breakfast

We’re back for another day of sessions designed to entertain, inform and inspire. Thanks to sponsor Vaco for helping fuel everyone up with breakfast and coffee.

8:55 a.m.
Opening Remarks

Day 2 of the 2018 GeekWire Summit will feature fireside chats with the heads of eBay, Dreambox and Nintendo, insights from leading VCs during the popular “VC View” panel and cutting-edge product demonstrations during “Inventions We Love.”

But that’s not all! The Health Tech stage, presented by Regence, will debut in the Willow Room exploring how artificial intelligence, cloud computing, gene editing and other technologies are impacting health. Click on the “Health Track” tab above to see more details.

9:00 a.m.
Fireside Chat: Devin Wenig, CEO, eBay

What’s the future of online commerce? Devin Wenig has a unique perspective on this question as just the third CEO in the history of eBay, overseeing a business with 170 million active customers and $88.4 billion in gross merchandise volume. Axios chief technology correspondent Ina Fried interviews the eBay CEO about the state of the company, the competitive landscape, new business approaches, future innovations and the underlying trends driving this important sector of the tech economy. Moderated by Ina Fried, chief technology correspondent at Axios.

9:30 a.m.
Fireside Chat: Jessie Woolley-Wilson, CEO of Dreambox

DreamBox Learning’s CEO, president and board chair leads a company at the forefront of adaptive learning, pioneering new approaches to personalized technology with implications well beyond education. How does education technology power teaching and learning today? Can, or should, technology replace human teachers? Can we learn from how we use technology in education as we invest in machine learning?  Are there broader lessons for workforce development? Insights from the improbable journey of a Harvard Business School grad who started in banking and ended up as a leader in education technology. Moderated by David Samuelson of GreaterGood.

9:55 a.m.
Ignite at the Summit: Three offbeat, fast-paced talks

Ignite Seattle, the successful, 12-year-old speaker series gives participants five minutes to give a compelling talk on just about any topic. Hear a selection of the best Ignite talks, with interesting people telling compelling stories on the GeekWire Summit stage.

Speakers:

  • How to Mouse With Your ToesElizabeth Nelson, founder of Resonant Growth
  • Mapping the U.S. of StarbucksJames Davenport, research scientist with the DIRAC Institute at the University of Washington’s Department of Astronomy
  • Building Solid Teams With Silly GamesShannon Mead, strategy and organizational development consultant with Stack of Stones
10:15 a.m.
Break
10:40 a.m.
Fireside Chat: Reggie Fils-Aimé, Nintendo of America

Nintendo of America’s President and COO joins us to take a closer look at the video game company’s ongoing evolution. He’ll share information about some of the company’s latest initiatives, including Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Labo and current and upcoming games for the holiday season. How did Nintendo stay true to its guiding principles when the world was watching its every move? How can a global brand continue to innovate in a rapidly changing world while honoring its founding vision of bringing smiles to faces of all ages? Moderated by GeekWire co-founder Todd Bishop.

11:15 a.m.
Geeks Give Back

The annual Geeks Give Back campaign, brought to you by GeekWire, Bank of America and Seattle Foundation, kicks off at The GeekWire Summit but it doesn’t stop here. Donate anytime between now and December at geeksgiveback.org to help us support five local nonprofits who are working hard to create meaningful change for homeless individuals and families in our community. Join us in making an impact.

11:25 a.m.
Fireside Chat: Dennis Muilenburg, CEO, The Boeing Co.

Boeing’s CEO, president and chairman of the board surveys frontiers that range from underwater drones, to commercial air travel and military aerospace, to the realm of spaceflight and satellite technology. How does Boeing boost innovation and American competitiveness? How will automation and autonomous flight change the aviation industry? Will the first person on Mars really get there on a Boeing-built rocket? We’ll also delve into Muilenburg’s personal story: How did an Iowa farmboy rise to lead one of America’s top exporters and manufacturers? Moderated by GeekWire Aerospace and Science Editor Alan Boyle.

12:00 p.m.
Lunch, presented by Hired
1:00 p.m.
Health Tech Track resumes

Head to the Willow Room for the first Health Tech panel of the afternoon: The Robot Will See you Now: The Future of Primary Care.

Click on the “Health Track” tab above to see all sessions for the Health Tech Stage, presented by Regence, on Oct. 3.

1:00 p.m.
The VC View

Cryptocurrency. Virtual Reality. Artificial Intelligence. Find out what’s hot in the startup world from leading venture capitalists. Panelists include Joanne Chen of Foundation Capital and Aileen Lee of Cowboy Ventures. Moderated by Sheila Gulati of Tola Capital.

1:45 p.m.
Inventions We Love: Crazy and Fun Inventions

Inventions We Love, presented by Boeing, is a fun geek show-and-tell featuring some of the coolest gadgets and hardware devices we’ve seen. Presentations by HaptX, Evrnu and SEEVA Technologies.

2:25 p.m.
Fireside Chat: Raj Singh, CEO of Accolade

Health care is the biggest industry in the U.S., and it’s poised to get even bigger as the graying of America continues. One quarter of the workforce will be older than 55 by 2025, creating tectonic shifts in business, politics and society. For years, healthcare — mired in regulatory complexity — has been immune to the technological changes that have swept other industries.  Accolade CEO Raj Singh, the veteran Seattle entrepreneur who previously sold software giant Concur to SAP for $8.3 billion, will discuss why now is the time for health tech to take hold, from understanding benefits to maximizing outcomes to boosting the lives of patients. Moderated by GeekWire co-founder John Cook.

2:55 p.m.
Closing Remarks

IoT Track

TimeTopic
Oct. 2 at 9:00 a.m.
Welcome Remarks by Joseph Williams, State of Washington

Connected devices are changing the way we work, play and move around our respective cities, and that’s why we are thrilled to present a new track at this year’s GeekWire Summit that will take a deep look inside the ever-changing world of IoT — Internet of Things.

All IoT sessions will be held in the Willow Room unless otherwise noted.

9:05 a.m.
The Retail Store of the Future

Technology already radically changed shopping, with the transformational nature of e-commerce. But now the physical and digital worlds are melding together in interesting ways. From smart shelves and inventory tracking to cashier-less check-out to mobile payment, the retail store will never look the same. Panelists include Hointer CEO Nadia Shouraboura, the former Amazon executive who is blazing a trail with a new form of robot retail; Impinj CEO Chris Diorio, a pioneering researcher in the field of RFID whose company’s smart-tagging technologies are used to boost sales and customer data collection; and Aimee Johnson, the senior vice president of marketing programs and digital innovation at Starbucks who previously led the Mobile Order and Pay and Starbucks Card businesses.

9:40 a.m.
Farming, Food and the Impact of Connected Devices on Agriculture

Panelists include Ranveer Chandra of Microsoft, Dr. Sinduja Sankaran of Washington State University and Maria Angeles Capellades Sola, the director of geospatial engineering at The Climate Corporation. Moderated by Ron Zink of Growers.

10:20 a.m.
Break
10:45 a.m.
The Future of Factories and Offices

Panelists include Sarah Cooper of Amazon, Salla Palos of Sellen and Ryan Mullenix of NBBJ. Moderated by Maria Karaivanova of Madrona

11:30 a.m.
Fireside Chat: Jamie Siminoff, CEO of Ring

This session will be on the Bank of America Stage.

12:00
Lunch, presented by Hired
12:15 p.m.
Sponsored Lunch Talk in the Willow Room, presented by PwC

Technology + Customer Experience: How and where new opportunities are forming. Innovation drives enormous potential to enhance the customer experience. Explore how technology solutions are evolving and what organizations are focusing on first to create new business opportunities. Panelists include Kevin Miller, group program manager of Microsoft’s Azure IoT Platform where he leads development of IoT products and solutions, and Rik Reppe, leader of PwC’s customer and digital experience center.

1:05
Welcome Back

Kraig Baker of Davis Wright Tremaine sets the course for the afternoon sessions on the IoT stage.

1:10 p.m.
Panel: Security

The proliferation of connected devices raises significant questions about security, from the everyday devices found in your home to critical infrastructure inside power plants. Panelists include U.S Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, who represents Washington’s first district and co-leads the Congressional Congress on Internet of Things; Finite State CEO and Co-founder Matt Wyckhouse, who previously served as CTO of the Cyber Innovations team at Battelle; Resin.io Founder and CEO Alexandros Marinos, an expert in securing connected devices across retail, home and industrial settings; and Franziska Roesner, an assistant professor of computer science and engineering at The University of Washington whose research areas include security and privacy. Moderated by Mark Harris of The Economist, who has written extensively about regulatory and security issues involving new technologies.

2:00 p.m.
Smart Cities: How connected devices will change the urban landscape

Sensors in stoplights. Self-driving sedans. Law enforcement body cameras. Welcome to the city of the future. Connected devices promise to boost efficiency of densely populated urban environments, but privacy and security challenges abound. Panelists include Kate Garman, technology policy advisor with the City of Seattle, Alex Alben, the former technology executive at Starwave and RealNetworks who for the past three years has served as chief privacy officer for Washington State, and Tara Prakriya, a partner group program manager in Microsoft’s Azure IoT division who focuses on connected vehicles and Azure Maps.

2:50 p.m.
Break
3:15 p.m.
Inside the Smart Home

For too long, the smart home has been anything but smart. Will a new generation of connected devices and technologies finally open the door on the home of the future? Panelists include Charlie Kindel, the recently-appointed senior vice president of products and services at Control4 who previously led the Alexa Smart Home team at Amazon; Lidiane Jones, vice president of software product management at smart speaker maker Sonos; and Franck Rougier, the founder and CTO of smart home startup Kirio. Moderated by Michael Wolf, the former GigaOm exec who now leads the Smart Kitchen Summit and serves as publisher of The Spoon.

3:50 p.m.
The 21st Century Coliseum: How the Sacramento Kings are Future-Proofing the World's Most High-Tech Sports Arena

Eric King, vice president of technology for the Sacramento Kings and Golden 1 Center, and Ian Wheat, director of esports and innovation, will join us for a discussion about the world’s most technologically-advanced and sustainable arena. Golden 1 Center is a 17,608-seat arena that features a 2,500 square foot Tier-4 datacenter with more than 1,000 WiFi Access Points, 900 miles of fiber and CAT6a copper cabling, and redundant 100 Gigabit internet connections. The Kings, owned by longtime tech executive Vivek Ranadive, were the first NBA franchise to use Google Glass, drones, bitcoin, and augmented reality. This session is moderated by GeekWire sports tech reporter Taylor Soper.

Health Track

TimeTopic
Oct. 3 9:00 a.m.
Welcome Remarks

All Health Tech sessions will be held in the Willow Room unless otherwise noted.

9:05 a.m.
Building the Tricorder: A Universal AI Diagnostic

Panelists include Chad Robins of Adaptive Biotechnologies and Desney Tan of Microsoft. Moderated by Luke Timmerman of Timmerman Report.

9:40 a.m.
Panel: How to Live to 200

Inspired T.A. McCann’s podcast How to Live to 200, the managing partner of Pioneer Square Labs will discuss aging and technologies that are reshaping health and human longevity. He will be joined on stage by Arivale CEO Clayton Lewis and M3 Biotechnology CEO Leen Kawas.

10:20 a.m.
Break
10:40 a.m.
Panel: The Power of Personalized Medicine

A deep look at how technology plays a role in personalizing treatments for individuals. Panelists include Jay Shendure, a professor of genome sciences at the University of Washington whose groundbreaking work in DNA sequencing is opening doors to new treatments of disease; Vineti co-founder Heidi Hagen, a pioneer in the field of personalized medicine and an expert in CAR-T therapies who has overseen more than 100,000 personalized doses of cell therapies; and Elizabeth Krakow, a researcher at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center who is using statistical methods, complex data and machine learning to select highly personalized treatments in blood and bone marrow transplants. Moderated by Corey Schmid, general partner at Seven Peaks Ventures.

12:00 p.m.
Lunch, presented by Hired
1:00 p.m.
Panel: The Robot Will See You Now: The Future of Primary Care

How technology will reshape the everyday doctor’s visit, removing both literal and metaphorical headaches for patients, insurance providers and doctors alike. Panelists include 98point6 CEO Robbie Cape, One Medical Group CTO Kimber Lockhart and Vera Whole Health CEO Ryan Schmid. Moderated by GeekWire health and life sciences reporter Clare McGrane.

1:45 p.m.
Panel: AI and the Future of Healthcare

Artificial intelligence is changing the way medical treatments are developed and how health care providers do their jobs. Panelists include Saykara CEO Harjinder Singh, who is developing an AI voice assistant to cut down on the time physicians spend on paperwork; and Mindshare Medical CEO Michael Calhoun, whose RevealAI software shows images across patients that are difficult to detect by humans.  Moderated by Anisha Sood, a partner at venture capital firm Echo Health Ventures.

2:20 p.m.
Closing Remarks

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