Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Mandate or a Market

The CQ Today Midday Update reports that the Senate has joined the House in action to bolster Net Neutrality.

Net Neutrality is a policy of preventing broadband service providers from blocking certain traffic or establishing a tiered pathway for Internet content. The FCC's proposed mandates prohibit selectively blocking or slowing content and applications. For the first time, these provisions would also apply to wireless providers.

Supporters contend it would level the playing field for content providers. Opponents say it would hamper online innovation. Wireless providers are concerned they could not block voice calling services.

The Senate proposal is from Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-So. Dakota) and Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) is expected to cosponsor. The House effort is lead by Cong. Edward Markey (D-Mass.).

Monday, September 14, 2009

Tacoma is the WTC's Summit

Washington Technology Center has announced the first ever placement of their annual Technology Summit in Tacoma!

Scheduled for April 9, 2010, the Innovation Summit will take place in the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center. Already, Dr. Bonnie Dunbar, Pres./CEO of the Museum of Flight and astronaut, is one of several keynote speakers.

The Summit 2010 will provide an opportunity for attendees to learn about and interact over new trends, current applications and case studies. Breakout tracks will include Renewable Energy and Aerospace.

Friday, September 11, 2009

SST Announces Keynoter

The annual South Sound Technology Conference is the technology showcase for Tacoma and the South Puget Sound region.

For years it has brought together leaders from industry, education, and government, both locally and from around the state, to discuss and demonstrate innovations and ongoing applications which utilize technology. Panel and keynote presentations, including networking opportunities, provide a venue to discuss, explore, understand and deploy technology as a solution, an opportunity and an advantage. SST is perhaps this region's best annual event to learn how technology is transforming our business and community life."

Keynoting at the event will be Richard Purcell, CEO of the Corporate Privacy Group. Purcell ranks among the original Chief Privacy Officers in the United States. He created the position at Microsoft in the late ‘90’s, becoming a leading voice in addressing consumer privacy and data protection, domestically and internationally.