Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Cyber Czar Set



Featuring:Howard Schmidt, the cyber-security czar for the Obama Administration
Howard A. Schmidt has had a long distinguished career in defense, law enforcement and corporate security spanning more than 40 years.

He brings together talents in business, defense, intelligence, law enforcement, privacy, academia and international relations through his distinguished career.

Schmidt currently is Special Assistant to the President and the Cybersecurity Coordinator for the federal government.

In this role Mr. Schmidt is responsible for coordinating interagency cybersecurity policy development and implementation and for coordinating engagement with federal, state, local, international and private sector cybersecurity partners.

Date: Friday, March 9
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Place: Courtyard by Marriott : St. Helens Room
1515 Commerce Street : Tacoma 98402
Parking:  Free as noted in information below
Price: $21 members by March 5
$25 non-members and Member Walk-ins
after March 5
RSVP: Register: Janice Hutchins, (253) 627.2175 x100

There are three lots to choose from, and as you can see in the map below, one LOT G is right across the street on the same level as the Courtyard Marriott’s Commerce Street entrance (see symbol below). And two others A and B, up one level.
Again, simply take 15th street up the hill one block from Pacific Avenue to Commerce, and turn left in past the Marriott. The first lot you will come to is LOT G on your right.
If you find lot G to be full when you come to it (and it most often is not), simply continue along Commerce as shown on the map below, and turn right on Jefferson and right again on Broadway back into the other lots, A and B, both of which are also free. Then simply use the stairs to come down to Commerce, as these two lots are up one level.
Cut through the Commerce entrance of the Courtyard Marriott to Pacific Avenue and the Pacific Grill Events Center (see symbol below). And you are “home free.”

Friday, February 10, 2012

Vote for the Industry Achievement Awards

Industry Achievement Awards - March 15, 2012
Your votes have recorded the highest number of award applications in six categories for the 17th annual Industry Achievement Awards. Now it’s time to empower and celebrate technology by recognizing the accomplishments of the best & brightest leaders, companies and students in Washington State.

Congratulations to the 2012 IAA Finalists:

Best Early Stage Company of the Year
Appature, Inc.

Best Seed Stage Company of the Year
Simply Measured
Spiral Genetics
Zipline Games

Consumer Product or Service of the Year


Commercial Product or Service of the Year
EagleView Technologies

Technology Accelerator of the Year (Service Provider of the Year)
Founders Co-Op
Lighter Capital

CEO of the Year
Ben Huh – Cheezburger
Bryan Mistele – INRIX
Steve Singh – Concur

Learn more about the finalists by clicking here.

The 2012 Industry Achievement Awards will recognize the youth of today who will shape tomorrow’s technology landscape. This award will go to a current student (6-8th grade) from TAF’s Tech Start program who shows promise as a future leader in technology.

The people of tech will decide on who will receive this award. Click here to view the projects and VOTE for the project you think is the best.