Designed to focus on what really makes innovation economies grow, the Washington Innovation Summit is the must-attend event for our state's innovation-driven economic development community.
This day-long conference will provide a framework for Washington's work in technology-based economic development, and will identify new, effective strategies that will promote high-impact job growth. Join us to learn from our nation's leading technology and business experts and explore these key topics:
- How the state is fusing support for innovation into its overall economic development strategy;
- How emerging information technologies are dramatically changing our economy, presenting our state with new challenges as well as exciting new opportunities;
- How the very nature of the enterprise is evolving, and how we should respond; and
- How our industries can grow exports and strengthen global relationships.
Hon. Jay Inslee, U.S. House of Representatives - The role of the federal government in innovation-based economic development.
Jeremy Jaech, CEO, Verdiem - What created jobs and how we can align our state's economic strategy to accelerate recovery and growth.
Rob McKenna, Washington State Attorney General - A policy framework for addressing online privacy and cyber-security.
Geoffrey Moore, Bestselling Author, Crossing the Chasm - The world's leading high tech business strategist and author of the upcoming Escape Velocity, on reinventing the enterprise, and your role within it.
Larry Smarr, Founding Director, California Institute for Telecommunications & Information Technology - Next-generation broadband and the opportunities it will enable, from green IT to new education and health applications.
And many more! Visit our website for more information.
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The Technology Alliance (TA) is a statewide, not-for-profit organization of leaders from Washington's innovative businesses and research institutions united by our vision of a vibrant technology-based economy that benefits all of our state's citizens. Our work is organized around the drivers of Washington’s long-term competitiveness: an educated workforce, strong research capacity, and a robust entrepreneurial environment. Through programs, events, data analysis, and policy activities, the TA works to support the growth of our high-impact industries; the creation of high-wage jobs; and economic prosperity for our entire state.