October 30, 2015

Friday, October 30

9:00 – 10:00

Registration and Networking Breakfast

10:00 – 10:10

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Tayloe Washburn, Dean & CEO, Northeastern University-Seattle
Bob Buderi, Founder, CEO, Editor-in-chief, Xconomy

10:10 – 10:30

Creating a Livable Seattle for All

Glenn Kelman, CEO, Redfin

10:30 – 10:55

IT and the Future of the Northwest

Eric Horvitz, Distinguished Scientist & Managing Director, Microsoft Research
Ed Lazowska, Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington

10:55 – 11:15

Artificial Intelligence in 2035

Oren Etzioni, CEO, Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence

11:15 – 11:45

From Big Data to Machine Learning to AI

Kieran Snyder, co-Founder & CEO, Textio
Dragos Margineantu, Boeing Technical Fellow, Machine Learning and Intelligent Systems
Deep Dhillon, CTO, Socrata
Ian Gorton, Director of Computer Science, Northeastern University-Seattle (moderator)

11:45 – 12:15

Augmented and Virtual Reality—Gaming, Business, and Beyond

Bob Berry, co-Founder & CEO, EnvelopVR
Brian Vowinkel, Chief Revenue Officer, VRstudios
Forest Gibson, co-Founder, Pluto VR
Geoff Entress, Angel Investor & co-Founder, Pioneer Square Labs (moderator)

12:15 – 1:15


Thaisa Way, executive director, [email protected]
JobBox, winner of the NEXT SEATTLE challenge

1:15 – 1:45

Visions of the Future of Cities

Nitin Baliga, Senior Vice President, Institute for Systems Biology
Amanda Sturgeon, CEO, International Living Future Institute
David Kaplan, Founder and CEO, 1Energy Systems

1:45 – 2:15

Developing All of Washington’s Talent: What’s Working

Cynthia Tee, Executive Director, Ada Developers Academy
Trish Dziko, co-Founder & Executive Director, Technology Access Foundation
Dan Shapiro, co-Founder & CEO, Glowforge
Ruchika Tulshyan, Author, “The Diversity Advantage” (moderator)

2:15 – 2:50

Seattle as the Epicenter of “Scientific Wellness”

Leroy Hood, President, Institute for Systems Biology
Clayton Lewis, co-Founder & CEO, Arivale
In conversation with: Andrew Scharenberg, Principal Investigator, Seattle Children’s Research Institute

2:50 – 3:10

Afternoon Break

3:10 – 3:40

Entrepreneurship in a New Era of Space Exploration

Jason Andrews, CEO, Spaceflight
Nathan Kundtz, CEO, Kymeta
Joe Landon, CFO, Planetary Resources; Chairman, Space Angels Network
Kraig Baker, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine (moderator)

3:40 – 4:10

Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going—20 Years of Investing in Northwest Innovation

Tom Alberg, co-Founder & Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group
Susannah Malarkey, Executive Director, Technology Alliance

4:10 – 5:00

Networking Reception

Please note that this schedule is subject to change.