Monday, March 10, 2014

South Sound Technology Conference this Friday March 14th

It is that time of the year.

March 14th, 2014 in William Philip Hall we will be holding the 14th Annual South Sound Technology Conference.  The event will begin at 8:30 and go until 3:00 o'clock with a great mix of speaker and panels covering the biggest trends and impact of technology and technology solutions to the South Puget Sound area.

Over the last several years we have followed along two tracks: Cybersecurity, with Big Data and Mobile App Development trading off year to year.  We also usually throw in a panel on economic development driven by technology.  The conference has Congressman Adam Smith and Congressman Derek Kilmer as its honorary co-chairs.   
This year the program looks as follows. Even with the event on Friday, some details are subject to change.

9:00 am
Opening remarks with a video greeting from Congressman Derek Kilmer

9:10 to 9:30
Morning Keynote:  Director Bill Gaines of Tacoma Public Totalities

9:35 - 10:40
Morning Panel: 
    Conducting an organizational cybersecurity audit.

    Chair:  Dr. Bryan Goda and a panel of four from the MCL program and its sponsors.
                Jackson Robinson (Microsoft), Chris Richardson(IID), Corey Sulenes (MCL), Shawn Olivas (MCL) 

student poster sessions in gallery area

11:00 - 12:00  
Break out panels in separate locations 

Panel One: 
    Big Data research sampler from the Center for Web and Data Science
    Chair Dr. Martine De Cock and graduate students from the Center

Panel Two:
    Preemptive planning for infrastructure protection

  Chair Bill Mounts with three member panel consisting of Mike Hamilton (Mike Hamilton and Assoc), Scott Klauminzer (Tacoma Public Utilities), Gasper Gulotta (Continuant)

12:10 - 12:45 Lunch Keynote:
South Sound Technology Company Spotlight on IID
    Lars Harvey - CEO at Internet Identity

Break for coffee and to view student poster sessions in gallery area

1:00pm - 1:50

Panel One:
    Insuring against cybersecurity attacks (tent.)
   Linda Gerull (Pierce County IT), Anne Hasenstab (Travelers Insurance) TBD

Panel Two:
    One Million Cups of Coffee, a regional entrepreneurial initiative.
    Three to four (with chair) person panel consisting of Andrew Fry (Institute of Technology, Phil Potter VIBE, Ricardo Noguera (City of Tacoma)

2:00 - 2:45
Speaker or Panel -
    Digital Forensics with Mobile Applications, or  Building a Digital Forensics Laboratory for Mobile Devices.

Closing remarks

End of Day - Birds of a Feather opportunities