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Platform Wars: The Coming Tech Wreck in Seattle?
Mon, 04/15/2013 - 5:00pm - 8:15pm
Washington State Convention Center
800 Convention Place, North Galleria (Room 3A / 3B / Foyer area)Seattle, WA
Microsoft vs. Google (Samsung) vs. Apple vs Amazon vs. Facebook; Winners and Losers. Which technology platforms are key to these technology titans’ growth and survival, and why? What are the weapons employed in their global wars? Where is the money?
We have all watched the market capitalizations of firms like RIMS, Motorola, Nokia, HP and Dell plummet. How will the platform wars affect our local tech titans and will you be the next casualty? Come find out at our next Enterprise Forum event on Monday, April 15th at the Washington State Convention Center.
Mark Anderson, CEO of Strategic News Service
Mark Anderson is the publisher of the SNS Global Report (www.stratnews.com), read by Bill Gates, Paul Allen, Steve Ballmer, Vint Cerf, Michael Dell, Paul and Irwin Jacobs, Bill Janeway, and technology executives and investors worldwide. He is also founder and chair of the Future in Review ("FiRe") Conference (www.futureinreview.com), called "the best technology conference in the world" by the Economist.
Mark has a regular program on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered," and often appears on the BBC World News, Bloomberg TV, and other programs; his work is covered by the Economist, the Financial Times, the New York Times, the Wall St. Journal, and other publications.
His work includes the creation of: SNS Project Inkwell (www.projectinkwell.org), the first global consortium to bring vendors, educators and students together to accelerate the deployment of appropriate technology into K12 schools; Orca Relief Citizens' Alliance (www.orcarelief.org), a non - profit targeted at reducing killer whale mortality rates; SNS Interactive News (www.snsinews.com), using patented processes to bring daily interactive communications worldwide About Leaders, For Leaders; a new Global Rescue System for victims of human trafficking, in concert with Julia Ormond's ASSET program; the INVNT/IP (Inventing Nations Vs. Nation - sponsored Theft of IP, (www.invntip.com) global consortium of corporations and government agencies; and Nutritional Microanalysis, a new field of medical research and practice aimed at connecting biochemical descriptions of food with health.
Mark is credited with accelerating the deployment of 3G wireless in Iceland; helping design Sweden's wireless auction process; assisting Eastern Germany's technology programs after unification; creating the first post-911 manual for the US government on the use of technology to combat terror; and being the first to fully document the central role of stolen IP in China's national business model.
His successful predictions include: the crash of late 2007 (in March of that year, on London TV); the modern outbreak of "currency wars"; the success of the CarryAlong category represented by pads and netbooks (1997); the Internet Assistant category represented by Siri and Dragon Go! (1998); the currency crisis of late 1997 (in April of that year); and the contents of over 900 issues of SNS, the first paid internet-based publication.
His intellectual contributions include: Resonance Theory, the first physics TOE based on the resonant properties of empty space; The AORTA concept, subsequently taken as the name for Europe's first broadband network; the AORTA Manifesto, a proven recipe for schools integrating technology, signed by NGOs and educators around the world; Equilibrium Genetics, a new theory of evolution and genetic variation; "Twinning," a solution set to slow global warming, based on linking commercial graphene production to energy plant CO2 emissions; and "Flow Economics" and "Hyperstructural Economics," two new pragmatic descriptions of the forces behind the post-Information Age economy.
He is a member of the Australia - America Leadership Dialogue; the Calit2 / Qualcomm Institute Advisory Board; the Graphene Industry scientific advisory board, and a number of technology firm advisory boards. He provides technology trends advice to a select group of venture firms, startups, and to the White House.
Al Hilwa, Program Director, IDC
Al Hilwa is the Program Director for IDC's Application Development Software research. In this role, Mr. Hilwa provides thought leadership, expert opinion, analysis and research on software engineering tools and developer ecosystems. Mr. Hilwa has written columns for various tech publications and is widely quoted by the media including the New York Times, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal and National Public Radio. Mr. Hilwa joined IDC in 2007 after 7 years at Microsoft. He started his analyst career at Gartner where he tracked relational database technology. Prior to Gartner Mr. Hilwa worked in IT in various industries including Healthcare, Transportation, Financial Services and Higher Education. He holds an MS degree in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis and a BA in Mathematics and Computer Studies from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Steve Tapia, Senior Corporate Counsel, DIREC TV Sports Networks
Steve Tapia has practiced entertainment, media, sports and intellectual property law for 30 years. He is Senior Corporate Counsel for DIRECTV Sports Networks, a network of regional cable sports channels under the “ROOT SPORTS” brand that serves the Seattle Mariners, Big Sky Conference and other college and professional sports teams. He runs the Legal Group and is responsible for telecast production and rights deals, distribution agreements with cable providers, intellectual property protection and other aspects of ROOT SPORTS’ legal affairs.
He speaks frequently on the technology, entertainment and sports industries, copyright and trade secret law, open source software, online advertising issues, media law and first amendment issues. He has chaired the Media Law Resource Center’s “Digital Frontiers” conference at Stanford University Law School for the last 5 years and also been the keynote speaker at other conferences.
Previous to DIRECTV Steve worked for 15 years at Microsoft and before this was in-house counsel for HBO specializing in motion picture and television production. Steve received his B.A. from Yale University in 1977 and his J.D. from the University of Southern California Law School in 1983. He is also a professional musician.
Alex Modelski, Partner at Ater Wynne, LLP
Alex's practice focuses on Business and Technology Law and many of his clients are technology startups. Alex began his legal career as corporate counsel at Texas Instruments Incorporated in 1982 and later formed Hamilton & Modelski, P.C. in Dallas, TX representing litigation clients in State and Federal Courts. In 1999, Alex opened his current firm representing technology clients and business start-ups. Alex served on the Executive Committee of the Intellectual Property Section of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA), is a member of the Law of Commerce in Cyberspace Committee (Business Section, WSBA), served on the Model State Trademark Bill review committee (WSBA) which wrote amendments to Washington's trademark statute and has lectured at and chaired legal seminars dealing with the law of Intellectual Property, Online Transactions and Privacy, and Licensing. Also served as trustee of Bellevue Economic Partnership, and served on the Board of Directors, Northwest Entrepreneur Network for 10 years, where he also served as Chairman of the Board.
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5:00 - 6:30 pm – Networking / cash bar / dinner buffet
6:30 - 8:00 pm – Panel discussion
8:00 - 8:15 pm – Q&A
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