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Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The Hottest Sectors in the Seattle Economy
The talk will cover the strengths and weaknesses of the business models of Costco, Amazon, Uber, Ebay, Google, etc. We will also discuss the business model of real-estate transactions and identify the bottle necks which have prevented this industry from modernizing, and touch upon the business models of Zillow, Redfin and other key players. In an age when everyone appears to be data-driven and infatuated with big data, the talk will also discuss when data alone, no matter how big, is not sufficient to help you craft a successful new business model.
Speaker: Dr. Kamal Jain
Dr. Kamal Jain is a cofounder of Ameripact, a Kirkland startup that aims to simplify real-estate transactions. He is also an affiliated full professor of Computer Science at University of Washington. Previously he was a distinguished research scientist and principal researcher at eBay and Microsoft research labs. He explores the boundaries of economics and technology and of application and theory. He has published 75+ research articles and 100+ patent applications.
More can be found about his work at:
Thank you to our April event sponsors!
Dinner Sponsor: CDW
Bar Sponsor: Cisco
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