Thursday, March 7, 2013

Program for SSTC 2013

Below is the Program for the South South Technology Conference 2013

Hope to see many of you there.


9 a.m.          Welcome

Andrew Fry, Assistant Director of Industy Partnerships and Lecturer, Institute of Technology
Bruce Kendall, CEO, Economic Development Board of Tacoma-Pierce County
Debra Friedman, UW Tacoma Chancellor
Congressman Adam Smith -- Video
Congressman Derek Kilmer

9:15 a.m.     Morning Keynote

Sharon Wong
Director of Business Incubation, Emerging Technologies Group
Cisco Systems

It's "game on" for businesses and industries worldwide to begin their evolution to the Internet of Everything (IoE)—the intelligent connection of people, process, data, and things. Today more than 99 percent of physical objects in the world are unconnected. By 2020, 50 billion devices will be connected. As the number of connections between people, processes, data, and things continue to grow; businesses will define new markets and refine others. Those connections serve to benefit people by enabling improved quality of life, richer experiences, and faster and better business decisions. Hear how Cisco is using disruptive innovation to fuel the emergence of the IoE and to create value and opportunities for its customer and partners.

10 a.m.         Panel Discussion: Big Data is a Big Deal

Moderator: Ankur Teredesai, Professor, Institute of Technology, UW Tacoma
Dr. Les Reed, Senior VP of Quality, Multicare
Bill Eklow, Research Scientist, Cisco Systems
Matt Tolentino, Research Scientist, Intel DuPont

11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.        Morning Breakouts

Cybersecurity and your Big Data

Carwein Auditorium, Keystone Building
Moderator: DC Grant, ISSA
Darrel Bowman, CEO,
Erik Stockwell, OpticFusion
Dave Vranizan, Benaroya Data Center

Healthcare and Technology

GWP 212
Moderator: Alexis Wilson, Faculty, Nursing and Healthcare Leadership
Kimberly Duffy, Multicare
Atif F. Mohammad, Internet Identity
Michael D. Ness, Virginia Mason

12:30 p.m.          Lunch Keynote

Michael Hamilton
Chief Information and Security Officer
City of  Seattle

Hamilton will discuss the Public Regional Information Security Event Management (PRISEM). The system is designed to offer an online early warning about everything from botnet incursions on compromised desktops to possible full-fledged cyber-attacks from terrorists. As Seattle's CISO, Michael Hamilton is responsible for governance and leadership in support of effective and consistently-applied technology security standards and methods across 20+ departments. Hamilton has more than 20 years as an information security professional, as a practitioner, entrepreneur, consultant, and in management. Formerly a NASA ocean scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, his BS and MS degrees in Geochemistry and Oceanography are from the University of Southern California.

1:15 p.m.      South Puget Sound Sampler -- New and Young Tech Companies


Robert Bunge, South Sound Cyber Sport
Kevin Armstrong, Rich Geographic Internet Applications, LLC
Jeff Goodwin,
Erik Hanberg, Side X Side Creative


2 p.m.         Afternoon Breakouts

Building a Cybersecurity Workforce

Carwein Auditorium
Bryan Goda, Professor, Institute of Technology, UW Tacoma
Jody Randall, Clover Park Technical College
Chris Richardson, Internet Identity
Dr. Jan Whittington, Center for Excellence in Cybersecurity

Entrepreneur Meet Up

Cherry Parkes 106
Graham Evans
Andrew Fry
Ryan Petty

3 p.m.          Closing Remarks

Conference Theme

Big Data is such a non-specific term that it may cause some confusion as to what it is and why it is important.
We are progressing further down the road as a data-driven society, so it is becoming imperative that everyone better understand the big picture of Big Data.  How is it emerging as a technological solution set for business, community and how we evolve as a society.
This will be the overarching theme of this year's South Sound Technology Conference. We will explore what big data means and how it affects healthcare, business, and our national infrastructure. Most importantly, we'll discuss what it means to you.

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