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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