Thursday, November 13, 2008

SST Update

The South Sound Technology Conference is a week from tomorrow November 21st.

Just recently John Dimmer of the Tacoma Angel Network was added to the panel on fostering innovation and several members of the community and technical college community will be joining the days event. Lew McMurran posted info about the event on his Government Affairs blog as well.

Also joining the innovation panel will be Egils Milbergs, director of the Economic Development Commission for Washington State.

Egils Milbergs is founder and president of the Center for Accelerating Innovation. The Center conducts research on the changing nature of the innovation process and consults with start-ups, corporations, associations and governments on growth acceleration strategies. Milbergs played a principal role in the National Innovation Initiative (NII) and the Innovation Vital Signs project of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

It is going to be a busy day. At one point, the UWT CTC Joint CS Faculty Meeting was scheduled that same day, but they kindly moved it to a later part of the day so that they could both attend the conference AND are providing a break room for presenters.

Julie Jacobs, SBCTC Liaison to UWT-CTC Partnership Project, has allowed for Cherry Parkes 206C to serve as a “hospitality room” for conference attendees from 8:30 until 11:30 a.m. That way UWT-CTC participants can drop by for coffee/refreshments during the conference and to meet with colleagues and conference presenters.

The event is free but please remember to RSVP to Zaide Chavez if you think you can attend.

Earlier SST 2008 posts:

What is Cloud Computing and Should the South Sound Care?
South Sound Technology Conference Agenda Update 2008


Anonymous said...

So the theme is fostering innovation?

Droid116 said...

The umbrella theme is fostering technology innovation, but there will also be presentations on cloud computing, facial recognition software and a industry sampler panel.

Anonymous said...

Is there a schedule by time of the sessions anywhere?

Droid116 said...

I will load up the full schedule on Monday of next week. I just had two confirmations today and expect to here from some other folks who I want to have posted on the schedule as well by tomorrow.

Hopefully you have seen the press release from the EDB about Infoblox renewing its lease in Tacoma for another six years. Growing from sixty...