It's not about the data, it's about the insight. Entrepreneurs, researchers, and investors in Seattle and the broader Northwest are finding innovative ways to harness the raw data rushing at us from an ever-widening array of sources and put it to profitable, impactful use. Building on Northwest strengths such as cloud computing and enterprise software, startups and established technology giants alike are defining a new regional specialization here with the potential to transform virtually every field of human endeavor. And investors are taking note: some 15 local companies working on some facet of big data have raised more than $80 million in venture capital in the last year alone.
Join Xconomy for a half-day forum on the challenges and opportunities facing the Northwest as it establishes itself as a center for development of next-generation big data platforms and tools and adds to its legacy of data-driven killer apps in everything from real estate to traffic to the electrical grid and the frontiers of scientific research and artificial intelligence. Come ready to learn from and network with Seattle-area business and technology leaders working on new ways to create, gather, manage, analyze, and ultimately draw insight from big data.
Roger Barga, Principal Group Program Manager, Microsoft Research
Robert Bismuth, Vice President of Business Development, Pivotal
Oren Etzioni, Executive Director, Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence
Peter Godman, CEO, Qumulo
Joseph Hellerstein, Manager of Computational Discovery, Google
Stan Humphries, Chief Economist, Zillow
Jeremy Jaech, CEO, SNUPI Technologies
Kristina Kerr Bergman, Principal, Ignition Partners
Ed Lazowska, Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science & Engineering; Founding Director, eScience Institute, University of Washington
Jock Mackinlay, Vice President of Visual Analysis, Tableau Software
Emily McReynolds, Managing Fellow, University of Washington Tech Policy Lab
Kevin Merritt, CEO, Socrata
Bryan Mistele, CEO, INRIX
Julie Penzotti, Principal Scientist, Globys
Bill Pike, Technical Group Manager of Visual Analytics, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Tim Porter, Manging Director, Madrona Venture Group
Stephen Purpura, CEO, Context Relevant
John Slitz, CEO, SpaceCurve
Steve Sliwa, CEO, Seeq Corporation
Registration & Networking: 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Program: 2:00 - 6:00 pm
Networking reception: 6:00 - 7:00 pm
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