SOURCE: Washington Technology Industry Association
SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Sep 28, 2012) -
The Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA), North America's largest statewide association of technology companies, IT departments and individual technology professionals, is holding its third annual TechNW Conference on October 3 in Seattle.
This one-day conference features a keynote address from Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff and includes a fireside chat with Andy Jassy of Amazon. Panelists from Expedia, BigFish Games, Decide, VMWare and more will discuss hot topics such as the future of ecommerce, the evolving gaming industry and cloud computing. Other conference highlights include two VC panels (early and growth-stage), and an opportunity for selected entrepreneurs to meet for "speed dating" sessions with eight VCs from the Northwest and Silicon Valley.
2012 sessions include:
- Next Generation Ecommerce Panel - "The Future of Ecommerce"
- Early-Stage VC Panel
- Gaming Panel - "Surviving and Thriving in Times of Change"
- Growth-Stage VC Panel
- Big Data Analytics Panel - "Defining Big Data"
- Cloud Fireside Chat - "Cloud Security - Myth vs. Reality"
- Cloud Panel - "Evolution of the Cloud"
- Cloud Fireside Chat - "The State of Cloud Computing"
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101
This event is open to anyone with an interest in the Northwest tech community.
$175 for WTIA members; $250 for non-members. Free to media.
About the Washington Technology Industry Association
The Washington Technology Industry Association, founded in 1984, is one of the largest statewide associations of technology companies, IT departments and individual technology professionals in North America. With more than 800 members representing more than 100,000 employees in Washington State, the association is a catalyst for sharing expertise, fostering collaboration, delivering key business services and advancing the value and global impact of technology companies doing business in Washington. The association's corporate sponsors are Aditi, AH&T Insurance, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, F5 Networks, HTC, Microsoft, Northeastern University Seattle, RealNetworks, Regence BlueShield, Vertafore, Verizon Wireless, and Wells Fargo Insurance Services. For more information, go to www.washingtontechnology.org.