2019 South Sound Technology Conference

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The 2019 South Sound Technology Conference was held on Friday, March 8, 2019. 

Honorary co-chairs:
Congressman Denny Heck
Congressman Derek Kilmer
Congressman Adam Smith

South Sound Technology Conference 2019

08:30 Registration Opens


Welcome and Thank you

  • Mark Pagano, Chancellor of the University of Washington Tacoma
  • Dr. Raj Katti, Dean of the Institute of Technology
  • Andrew Fry, Director of Industry Partners and Lecturer, Institute of Technology


Congressman Derek Kilmer

Addressing the Conference via video

09:20am -9:45

Creating a Technology Industry Ecosystem

  • Eli Moreno, Developer, Entrepreneur, and Investor
  • Matt Knox, CIO of Sound Physicians
  • Terry Gifford, Manager over Operational Systems and Critical Infrastructure Protection for TPU
  • Chris Kradjan, Partner, National IT Practice Leader, Moss Adams

09:50am – 10:40am

Resources and Initiatives for Creating a Tech Industry Ecosystem

  • Moderator: Andrew Fry Director/Lecturer at UW Tacoma, School of Engineering and Technology
  • Lee Reeves, Thomas Kuljam, Kristine Grace, Samantha Allen

10:45 Namatad Update

  • Dr. Matt Tolentino, CEO Namatad
  • Student Senior Projects in AI and Machine Learning

Break 11:55

Congressman Denny Heck

Video Greeting

12:00 Lunch Keynote

Women in the Technology Industry

  • Nancee Winslow CTO Propel Insurance

12:25 Lunch Panel

  • Moderator Alex Nutter
  • Megan Cohill, Melanie Stanley, Monika Sobolewska, Nancee Winslow

01:15pm Industry Spotlight and Student Projects

  • Jerry Bui, Executive Director, Digital Forensics

02:00pm Birds of a Feather and Conference Close