Wednesday, March 4, 2015

South Sound Technology Conference 2015 This Friday March 6th

This Friday, March 6th, William Philip Hall on the UWT campus will be filled with hundreds of attendees to the South Sound Technology Conference.  Having chaired the conference for 14 of it's 15 years I am pleased to say that Congressman Adam Smith and Congressman Derek Kilmer are once again are honorary co-chairs of the South Sound Technology Conference.  Congressman Adam Smith will be there in person to provide some opening remarks in the 2015 addition of this 15 year running showcase for technology and entrepreneurship in the South Puget Sound.

The annual South Sound Technology Conference, which is hosted by the Institute of Technology at the University of Washington Tacoma and slated for this Friday, March 6th, brings together leaders from industry, education and government from around the state to discuss and demonstrate technological innovations and their ongoing applications.

This year the conference will highlight information and cybersecurity in its keynote addresses and some of the panels. Janine Teranno, CEO of Topia Technology will be the morning keynoter and discuss information protection in the cloud, and Bill Boni discuss protecting the infrastructure and your information.  Panel and keynote presentations - including networking opportunities - provide a venue to discuss, explore, understand and deploy technology as a solution, an opportunity and an advantage. These panels will include entrepreneurial networking opportunities, a discussion of the Kaufmann 1 Million Cups Tacoma project along with success stories and how technology will provide solutions for energy issues in the future.

Bill Boni is Corporate Information Security Officer and Vice President Enterprise Information Security for T-Mobile U.S.A. An information-protection specialist for 30 years, Boni joined T-Mobile in 2009. Previously, he was Corporate Security Officer of Motorola Asset Protection Services. Throughout his career, he has helped organizations design and implement cost-effective programs to protect both tangible and intangible assets. He pioneered the application of computer forensics and intrusion detection to deal with incidents directed against electronic business systems. He was awarded CSO Magazine’s “Compass Award” and “Information Security Executive of the Year – Central” in 2007.

South Sound Technology Conference 2015 Program
9 - 9:15 am
Opening Remarks
Congressman, Adam Smith
Congressman, Derek Kilmer
Institute of Technology Director, Dr. Rob Friedman
Chair, Andrew Fry

9:15 –  9:45 am
Morning Keynote Address
Janine Terrano, CEO

9:50 – 10:45 am
Morning Panel: Securing Infrastructure and Information

Chair: Bryan Goda: Panel:
Merike Kaeo – IID,
Mike Hamilton – WA State Department of OCIO
Steven R. Ketelsen - student in the Master of Cybersecurity & Leadership

10:45 – 11am
11 – 11:50 am

Breakout One - Entrepreneurial Networking

Chair: Lynnette Claire - TEN
Nara McDonald – Chamber of Commerce
Michael Lane – Crowdfunding Club
Kala J. Dralle – Monday Meet-ups
Amy Sallin – Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship
Breakout Two – The Role Of Technology In Bringing Clean Energy To Market'

Chair: Graham Evans – Climate Solutions
Joe Tellez – Tacoma Public Utilities
George Mobus – Institute of Technology
Chad Condon -  Computer Engineering Student UWT
Rogers Weed - VP Product Mgmt. 1Energy Systems

12 – 12:45 pm
Lunch Keynote Address
Bill Boni, CISO of T-Mobile

12:45 – 1 pm  - Break
1 – 1:50pm
Breakout Three: Military and Mid-Career Transitioning into Cybersecurity
Chair:  Dr. Barbara Endicott-Popovsky – Center of Excellence in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity & Institute of Technology
Scott Klauminzer – Tacoma Public Utilities
Jackson Robinson – Microsoft
Morgan Zantua – Creates architect
David Shaw – CEO Global Business Analysis

2 -3 pm
Breakout Four: 1 Million Cups Success Stories
Chair: Andrew Fry – Institute of Technology
Jim Kastama – Kastama and Associates
Derek Young – Tacoma Runners
Chris Shepard – Choose Vets
Stephen Tibbets - FabLab            

Student Samplers – Poster sessions
3 - 4 pm

Conference Closing – Birds of a Feather Launch

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