The State’s Power Regarding Emerging Technologies
May 17th 2017 | Seattle Yacht Club 1807 E Hamlin St, Seattle, WA 98112
Michael Cockrill, CIO of the State of Washington, faces many of the same challenges as other CIOs. In addition, his department provides
technical advice to state lawmakers on policies around technology.
Michael will discuss how Washington State policy is being discussed and developed for emerging technologies, such as the Internet of Things,
wearables, voice recognition, machine learning and augmented reality. He will provide insights into how upcoming policies may impact
our SIM members, and provide lessons on collaborating and building consensus in the political environment at the State that you can
apply to your own environment.
Michael Cockrill is the Washington State Chief Information Officer and Director of Washington Technology Solutions (WaTech). He oversees the state’s strategic information technology (IT) vision, evaluates state agencies’ IT spending and major technology projects, and establishes IT policies across state government.
A nine-year veteran of Microsoft, Michael also has more than 20 years’ experience building software and software companies in the private sector including PhotoRocket, Atlas Accelerator, Mixxer, and Qpass.
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MAY 17TH 2017 SEATTLE YACHT CLUB
Speaker: Michael Cockrill, CIO of Washington State
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JUNE 21ST 2017 SEATTLE YACHT CLUB
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AUGUST 21ST 2017 SEASIM GOLF TOURNAMENT
Redmond Ridge Golf Course. More details to follow.
You are invited to a StrataCore hosted panel discussion for ITExecutivesatBig Picturein downtown Seattle
April 6th 4:30pm to 7:00pm.
The discussion will be based on use cases where enterprise companies have recently decided to move their infrastructure in or out of the cloud, and the reasons for doing so. Cloud adoption is expected to hit $250B in 2017 according to Gartner. Nearly all CIOs are crafting strategies that include some form of cloud services. Infrastructure and Software as a Service are becoming the first choice for startups and enterprise. However, the flexibility, agility, and scalability of the cloud can come with a potential price. Attend this event to find out how other companies are staying ahead of the curve with their infrastructure.
During this panel discussion, IT industry professionals will debate:
StrataCore’s Director of Cloud Strategy, Lee Pallat, will be moderating the discussion. The honored panelists will be:
- Why you would move your infrastructure to the cloud
- Why you would move your infrastructure out of the cloud
- Why you would consider a hybrid deployment
- Minimizing costs, maximizing resources
RSVP on StrataCore'swebsite,to secure your seat close to the action!
- Ken Schow - Senior Director, Engineering – Nordstrom
- Paul Farrall - VP of Operations – Skytap
- Dan Spurling - Principal Partner - Endra
We will have some time before and after the panel for networking with other IT professionals seeking answers to their critical cloud questions. Food and beverages will be provided. If you are unable to attend, please pass this invite on to another IT professional in your company who would find this event beneficial.If you are out of town, you can live stream the discussion on April 6th at 5pm - here is thelivestream link
Join us March 29th, 2017
Washington State Convention Center
Check-in starts at 7:30AM
Transforming Your Business with Intelligence: The Substance
Behind the AI Hype
Don't be left behind
Date:February 15th 2017
Artificial Intelligence seems be an almost daily topic of conversation for many businesses. One day it claims to be the answer to all challenges: promising to help you better engage with your customers, achieve operational efficiency and disrupt competitors with insightful new products.
At other times, it seems to only risk multiplying current headaches with additional issues of unpredictability, safety, privacy, and ethics. In this talk,Ms. Bird will shed some light on whatis really behind all the hype around AI and how it might impact your business. Shewill give an overview of the some of the major areas of AI including supervised learning, reinforcement learning and deep learning. We will discuss significant advancements occurring in research, the space of intelligent products, and applications of AI in practice.
Sarah is artificial intelligence and cloud systems researcher at Microsoft and a Technical Advisor to Microsoft’s Data Group. Her research focuses on designing and deploying intelligent systems, architecting systems for optimization, and safety and ethics in learning systems. She’s one of the researchers behind Microsoft’s Decision Service, the first general-purpose reinforcement-learning style cloud system available today.
As a Technical Advisor, Sarah works with products teams to make Microsoft’s products more intelligent as well as working with customers to apply intelligence to their businesses. Prior to joining Data Group, Sarah spent several years at Microsoft Research NYC. She completed a Ph.D. in computer science at UC Berkeley’s Parallel Computing Laboratory (ParLab) advised by Krste Asanovic and David Patterson at Berkeley and Burton Smith at Microsoft Research. She has B.S. in Electrical Engineering (Computer Engineering) from the University of Texas at Austin.
A Reality Check on Virtual & Augmented Reality
|What your business needs to know to benefit in 2017
Date:January 18th 2017
|Augmented and virtual reality always seems to be on the verge of mainstream success. Many of us forget that the first VR experience was built in the early 1960's. There have been many fits and starts over the years, but we are truly just getting started. There are over four million dedicated VR headsets in homes today, and that’s not including the tens of millions of smartphones that are capable of delivering experiences. Join us to hear about applicable business applications of AR and VR and how your business can benefit from them. There will also be a demo table with several VR solutions for a hands-on experience.
Nelson Rodriguez - Speaker Bio
Nelson Rodriguez has helped launch dozens of games across every platform, including blockbusters like Halo 3, Tekken 5, and Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, and indie titles like Tweet Defense and A Kingdom for Keflings.
After two years on the Xbox marketingteam, developing social and community strategy, Nelson spent six years creatingaward-winning digital marketing campaigns for clients like Ubisoft, Microsoft, Sony and Hasbro. Nelson currently heads up Akamai Technologies' games industry marketing strategy.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Go Behind the Scenes of Finding & Growing IT Talent
Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
How to Attract and Retain Top Talent
Speaker: David Niu, Founder and CEO of TINYpulse
May 18, 2016
SeaSIM Tech Summit
at the Washington State Convention Center
Wednesday, April 20th, 2016
Winning in a Technology Retail Landscape: And Delighting Readers Along the Way
Speakers: Mike Ward CEO and Prasad Gopalkrishnan CMO of ThriftBooks.com
Wednesday, March 16th, 2016
The Microservices Era Begins!
Speaker: Matt McIlwain, Managing Director at Madrona Venture Group
Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
Geek's Guide to Seattle: Sources of Innovation
Speaker: Todd Bishop, Co-founder and Editor of GeekWire
Wednesday, January 20th, 2016
Digital Transformation: Re-imagining the Enterprise and Role of IT
Speaker: Chandan Sharma