Agenda
Registration & Continental Breakfast

Tech Startup Pitch Event
Emcee: Joe Wallin, Principal, Carney Badley Spellman

Welcome & Sponsor Recognition
Betty Capestany, President & CEO, Bellevue Chamber of Commerce

Just the Facts – Our Region’s Position as a Tech & Innovation Leader
Ted Abernathy, Managing Partner, Economic Leadership

The Future of the Internet of Things
Jerry Chase, President & CEO, Bsquare

Attention is the New Currency
Anoop Gupta, Co-Founder & CEO, Nextio

Break & Visit Tech Showcase Pavilion

Audience Choice Voting: Best in Pitch & Show Announced

Fusion of Technology and Medical Advances
Introduction: Bellevue Chamber Incoming Board Chairman Jim Hill, Kemper Development Company
Panel Moderated by Dr. Leen Kawas, CEO & President, M3 Biotechnology

VOCSN: Chris Brooks, Managing Director, Ventec Life Systems
HART™ CAD Test: Rhonda Rhyne, CEO & Board Director, Prevencio
Anatomy Next: Dr. Paul Keire, Anatomy Consultant for Medical Software Development

Blending of IoT and Artificial Intelligence – Data Science
Chris Carter, Director of Data Science, Blueprint Consulting Services

AV/VR → MR
Michael Nassirian, Founder, ARVR Studio

Global Innovation Exchange
Vikram Jandhyala, Co-Executive Director, GIX

Lunch & Visit Tech Showcase Pavilion
Bellevue Chamber Board Chairman, David Masin, Selden’s Home Furnishings

5G - Unlocking the Next Level of Connectivity
Presented by Bob Boswell, VP & Division Manager, Washington Federal
Chetan Sharma, CEO, Chetan Sharma Consulting

The Human Drone: Autonomous Vehicles
Panel Moderated by Chris Bayley, ACES NW Network
Bryan Mistele, President & CEO, INRIX
Kevin Wallace, President & COO, Wallace Properties & Bellevue City Councilmember

Adjournment & Closing Remarks

Speaker Bios
Joe Wallin, Principal, Carney Badley Spellman
Joe Wallin has been a lawyer and advisor to startups and emerging companies since the 1990s. He also represents investors in and acquirers of business, and founders and executives with respect to their compensatory arrangements. You can find his blog at thelawofstartups.com. Joe has been published in the Wall St. Journal, PandoDaily, GeekWire, Xconomy, and has appeared on HuffPost TV and NPR to talk about securities laws, crowdfunding, and startups.
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Ted Abernathy, Managing Partner, Economic Leadership
Economic Leadership LLC, a consultancy that is currently working in more than a dozen states to develop economic strategies. Ted has 35 years of experience in directing economic development and workforce development programs. In the past two years Ted has worked with state Chambers of Commerce in North Carolina, Arkansas, Missouri and Kentucky to develop economic development plans and with another dozen regions, counties and organizations on strategic plans and has served as economic development policy advisor to the Southern Governors Association. From 2008-2013, Ted was the Executive Director of the Southern Growth Policies Board, a 42-year old public policy think tank that provided economic development research, strategy and marketing advice, to states and communities across the South. Before coming to Southern Growth, Ted was a practicing economic developer for 28 years. Born in Dallas, NC, Ted received his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; his Master’s from Johns Hopkins University, is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute and is an Eisenhower Fellow for global economics.
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Jerry Chase, President & CEO, Bsquare
Jerry Chase joined Bsquare in September 2013. Jerry was a member of the Bsquare board of directors prior to that. Before Bsquare, Jerry was CEO and director at Lantronix (NASDAQ: LTRX), a provider of secure software, and embedded and external hardware solutions. Prior to that, Jerry served as CEO and director at Terayon (acquired by Motorola), then a publicly traded cable, satellite and telecom supplier of digital video networking applications. Earlier, Jerry was Chairman and CEO of Thales Broadcast & Multimedia, a supplier of transmission, digital video and test equipment to television and radio broadcast and telecom broadband markets based in Paris. Jerry held a variety of senior management roles earlier in his career, including General Manager at General Instrument, and Vice President, Systems Engineering & Program Management at Scientific Atlanta. Jerry is a former United States Marine Corps officer and pilot and holds an MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration in addition to a BS in Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude from East Carolina University. Jerry currently serves as a board member of East Carolina University’s BB&T Center for Leadership Development.
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Anoop Gupta, Co-Founder & CEO, Nextio
Anoop is Co-Founder and CEO of 18-month old startup Nextio. Their mission is to transform professional networking by empowering users directly and eliminating the control and power held today by middleman networks. Prior to Nextio, Anoop spent 18 years at Microsoft in a diverse set of roles. He was Distinguished Scientist at Microsoft Research leading Telepresence and Natural-User-Interface efforts; he directly reported to Bill Gates for 2 years as his TA; he headed all enterprise communications products as Corporate Vice President of Unified Communications; he headed global Technology Policy efforts for the company. He holds over 75 issued patents. Prior to Microsoft, Anoop was a tenured professor at Stanford, where he founded one of the earliest companies in the streaming media space that was acquired by Microsoft in 1997. He has a Ph.D in Computer Science from Carnegie-Mellon University. Anoop lives in Bellevue with his wife; there three kids have now all flown from the nest.
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Dr. Leen Kawas, CEO & President, M3 Biotechnology
Dr. Kawas has led M3 Biotechnology’s growth since 2013 following completion of her PhD in molecular pharmacology from Washington State University in 2011. Leen Kawas has led the company in business and financial growth through two oversubscribed financing rounds. The funds raised will support and accelerate growth of the company and take the lead candidate through the early stages of human testing. For her leadership and accomplishments at M3 Biotechnology, Leen won Entrepreneur of the Year award from the Association of Washington Business (December 2016), was selected as one of EY’s Winning Women Entrepreneur (November 2016), won the 40 under 40 award from the Puget Sound Business Journal (July 2016), was an Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist for EY (June 2016) and a Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist for GeekWire (June 2016). She was named one of Seattle’s Most Influential People by Seattle Magazine (November 2015) and one of the Women to Watch in Life Sciences by the Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association (July 2015). As a company, M3 Biotechnology was also just named as one of Seattle’s 10 hottest startups by GeekWire in 2016.
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Chris Brooks, Managing Director, Ventec Life Systems

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Rhonda Rhyne, CEO & Board Director, Prevencio
Rhonda Rhyne has 20+ years of C-suite medical technology experience. Prevencio, Inc., is a Kirkland-based company developing multi-protein blood tests for obstructive heart disease and 1 year risk for myocardial infarct, stroke, and CV death. She also serves as Board Director for Aminex Therapeutics and OtoNexus Medical Technologies, both Seattle-area companies. As a medical technology industry leader, Rhonda has received multiple awards, including Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year--Medical Products, San Diego; Deloitte's Fast 50 for 50 Fastest Growing Technology and Life Science Companies in Southern California; San Diego's Business Journal's Women Who Mean Business; and Athena's Pinnacle Individual in BioSciences. Rhonda also authored the women’s leadership book, Keys to the Corner Office: Success Strategies for Women by Women (www.keytothecorneroffice.com). A portion of net proceeds is donated to OUR Rescue, a nonprofit dedicated to fighting sex trafficking. Rhonda received her Bachelor of Pharmacy from Washington State University and MBA from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
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Dr. Paul Keire, Anatomy Next
Dr. Keire worked for a number of years in the Departments of Pathology and Biological Structure at the University of Washington and is now with Anatomy Next, the next generation software for teaching anatomy to medical students; providing interactive tools for patient-physician communication; and a pre-surgical simulator and teaching tool using Microsoft Hololens technology. Other achievements include founding of (WAN) Internet for the country of Latvia, and a number of publications, recognition and awards in anatomic studies, tissue engineering, cardiovascular medicine, musculoskeletal disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, and cancer. Dr. Kiere did his undergraduate studies at the University of Washington with degrees in Chemistry (honors), Microbiology and Immunology. He received his medical training (MD, PhD) in Ohio and at the University of Washington.
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Chris Carter, Director of Data Science, Blueprint Consulting Services
Blueprint Consulting Services is a nationwide technical consulting firm that connects strategy and delivery. Chris specializes in transformative projects that establish entirely new data platforms, or help usher legacy platforms through the evolutionary process of becoming a modern, strategic asset within an organization. Chris has worked both in the enterprise and startup environment, helping companies establish strategy for success in modern data practices. Chris is a husband and father of five and lives in Wenatchee.
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Michael Nassirian, Founder, ARVR Studio
After 19 years at Microsoft, Michael recently left to pursue future challenges in the Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality world. He is currently involved in training, consulting, developing, and innovation in Mixed Reality technologies in many industries such as Education, Medical, Automotive, manufacturing, and e-commerce. Michael is a serial entrepreneur with proven track record in disruptive technologies. Michael joined Microsoft in 1997 where he held many leadership positions including managing Microsoft Office International quality development for more than 9 years. He then joined Microsoft Windows Division where he managed quality teams delivering Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 along with many other deliverables such as Surface and IOT line of products. His last few years at Microsoft Michael worked as Partner Quality Manager and Architect in Windows Analog Division where he played a major role in developing HoloLens. After receiving his Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from University of Texas Michael started his career at Texas Instruments where he led various teams in designing and delivering ASIC chipset used in Military applications, later on Michael took the leadership in delivering advanced processors used in SPARC stations.
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Vikram Jandhyala, Vice President Innovation Strategy, University of Washington; Executive Director of CoMotion; Co-Executive Director of the Global Innovation Exchange (GIX)
Vikram is a Professor and former Chair in the Department of Electrical Engineering, an Adjunct Professor in the Information School and serves on the advisory boards of UW Foster Business School's Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship and Partners for Our Children. Vikram received his PhD degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1998. He founded, along with his students, Nimbic (acquired by Mentor Graphics) and was an early employee at Ansoft (acquired by Ansys). His research, which has led to more than 200 papers and several PhD students at top R&D positions has been funded by DARPA, semiconductor industries, national labs, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and National Science Foundation, including an NSF CAREER award, and has received awards from UIUC, IEEE, UW, and NASA.
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Chetan Sharma, CEO, Chetan Sharma Consulting
Chetan Sharma is is one of the leading strategists in the mobile industry. He has served as an advisor to senior executive management of several Fortune 100 companies in the wireless space and is probably the only industry strategist who has advised each of the top 6 global mobile data operators. Chetan serves on the advisory boards of Ericsson, Telefonica, Kymeta, NextNav, Zeotap, Opanga Networks, Mast and a number of other startups. Chetan is the author or co-author of a dozen best-selling books on wireless including Mobile Advertising: Supercharge your brand in the exploding wireless market and Wireless Broadband: Conflict and Convergence. He is also the editor of the Mobile Future Forward Book Series. His books have been adopted in several corporate training programs and university courses at NYU, Stanford, and Tokyo University. His research work is widely quoted in the industry. Chetan is interviewed frequently by leading international media publications such as Time magazine, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Japan Media Review, Mobile Communications International, and TechCrunch, and has appeared on NPR, WBBN, and CNBC as a wireless data technology expert. He is also the chief curator of the mobile thought leadership executive forums – Mobile Future Forward and Mobile Breakfast Series.
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Chris Bayley, Principal, ACES NW Network
Chris formed Dylan Bay (DB) in 1999 after 23 years of experience in law, politics and corporate leadership. During this time Chris was one of new Attorney General Slade Gorton's three Deputy AGs, the elected King County Prosecuting Attorney, a partner in the Perkins Coie law firm, General Counsel at Burlington Northern Inc. and the President of its real estate subsidiary, Glacier Park Company. Chris's non-profit experience includes being a trustee of The Nature Conservancy (national board), the Seattle Foundation (past chair), Arts Fund (past president), the Pacific Science Center, Seattle Repertory Theatre, YMCA of Seattle & King County, The National Association for Olmsted Parks (past chair) and serving as a member of the Board of Overseers of Harvard College. He is President of the Classical KING FM board and has chaired the board of Stewardship Partners since its founding in 1999. Mr. Bayley is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.
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Bryan P. Mistele, Co-Founder, President & CEO, INRIX
INRIX is a leading provider of real-time transportation information, connected car services and analytics worldwide. As a leader on technology and transportation issues, Bryan has served as a member of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s National Transportation Policy Project, as a member of the United States Department of Transportation’s ITS Advisory Committee, and as a board member of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America. Bryan currently serves on the board of the Discovery Institute, a leading think-tank in the Pacific Northwest. Prior to INRIX, Mistele was an executive at Microsoft. Bryan holds a B.S. in computer engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
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Kevin Wallace, President & COO, Wallace Properties & Bellevue City Councilmember
Kevin Wallace is serving his second term on the City Council, having been first elected in 2009. He was deputy mayor in 2014 and 2015. Kevin is council liaison to the Transportation Commission and represents Bellevue on the Eastside Transportation Partnership Steering Committee and the Puget Sound Regional Council’s Transportation Policy Board. While on the city’s Light Rail Leadership Group, Kevin was instrumental in negotiating changes to the city land use code and an agreement with Sound Transit that cleared the path for quality light rail through Bellevue in a manner that protects our neighborhoods, roads and businesses from the noise and traffic impacts of the project. In his professional life, Kevin is president and chief operating officer of Wallace Properties, a Bellevue-based commercial real estate company. The National Association of Industrial and Office Properties named him 2012 Developer of the Year for his development of a LEED-certified (environmentally friendly) community center in Snoqualmie and a LEED-certified multifamily mixed-use project in Seattle. Kevin earned a law degree from Gonzaga University and a bachelor's degree in finance from Seattle University.
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