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The 2017 South Sound Technology Conference will be held on Friday, March 3, 2017. 

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

Topics:
Hiring and Recruitment of Tech Workers
Machine Learning and the Internet of Things
Cyber Resiliency
South Puget Sound Tech Company Sampler

 

 

Thank you to our sponsors:

   
    Microsoft
 

    Infoblox


Vendor tables at the conference:
City of Tacoma
Infoblox
Pierce County IT
SURGE Tacoma
UW Tacoma Institute of Technology
FabLab

 

2017 South Sound Technology Conference Program

9:15 am

Welcome – Mike Wark

Cong Adam Smith (invited)

Institute of Technology Interim Dean Dr. Raj Katti

Chair: Andrew Fry/Co-Chair Dana Son

 

Location: WPH

9:30 am

Congressman Derek Kilmer

Morning Welcoming Address

 

Location: WPH

9:45 – 10:45 am

Cyber Resiliency – Preparing for Before and After a Cyber Attack

 

Panel: Kurt Hermanns – Gordan Thomas Honeywell LLP

DC Grant - CISSP, CISMP, MIPM, Institute of Technology

Paul Aquino -  Major in the National Guard Cyber Unit

Eric Eid -  SVP, Chief Information Office, Columbia Bank

Chair:  Bryan Goda, Professor, Institute of Technology

 

Location: WPH

10:45 – 11:00 am

Break

 

11:00 – 12:00 pm

Machine Learning and the Internet of Things

 

Panel: James Duggan – Fire Chief Tacoma Fire Department

Vadym Tymchenko – InfoBlox

Sharon Wong - Former Director of Business Development at Cisco Systems

Chair: Dr. Matthew Tolentino, Assistant Professor, Institute of Technology

 

Location: WPH

12:15 – 12:45 pm

 

Lunch Keynote Address

Introduction by Congressman Denny Heck

 

Cricket Liu – Chief Infrastructure Architect for InfoBlox

Chief DNS Architect and Senior Fellow

 

Location: WPH

1:15 – 2:15 pm

Afternoon Panel

South Puget Sound Technology Company Sampler

Getting to Know Tech in the South Sound

 

Panel:  Guy Reim -CEO Adaptive Energy NDT Solutions

Evan Brubaker - Co-Founder/CEO Accumula

Shadrach White – CEO/Founder cloudPWR

Jared Potter – Co Founder RedQuarry

Linda Rix – CEO Avue Technology

Chair: Andrew Fry, Assistant Director of Industry Partnerships and Lecturer

 

Location: WPH

2:15 – 3:15 pm

Breakout Session

 

 

Hiring and Retention in Tech Industries

 

Panel:   Shannon Swift – CEO of Swift HR Solutions, Inc.

Zachary Neiman  - Corporate Recruiter, InfoBlox

Dawn Williams – Assistant Director, Career Development and Education

Sarah Champion – HR Director/Operations, SiteCrafting

Chair: Andrew Fry, Assistant Director of Industry Partnerships and Lecturer

 

Location: WPH

 

Student Works

 

IT Senior Projects

End of the Quarter Colloquium

 

Location: CP Atrium and CP 106

3:15 – 4 pm

 

Conference Close – Birds of a Feather Launch

 

Hackathons and Conferences Discussion – Led by Andrew Fry

Location: WPH