Time: September 27, 2014
Location: Hyatt Regency, Bellevue, WA
The Seattle Biz-Tech Summit is a don't-miss, one-of-a-kind international technology and business conference. This vibrant event highlights and promotes exchanges between investors, innovators, academia, and other constituents. The 2014 summit will build on the pioneering success of last year's conference as it continues to bring together major business and technology organizations and leading companies from the China and the United States. This year's theme, "Innovation, Investment, and Connection" reflects the emphasis on enhancing bilateral trade and technology exchanges and attracting more Chinese investment in Washington State. The conference sessions will explore several highly relevant business and technology topics, including: cloud security issues, mobile internet, smart business solutions, e-commerce and digital markets, internet finance, and much more. Summit participants will have opportunities to interact with many high-profile industry executives, software developers, scientific researchers, and prominent community leaders during informal reception and break times, or at organized events during happy hour in the exhibit hall and the highly anticipated lunch and dinner events.
Lieutenant Governor of Washington State
Bradley Owen was elected Washington’s 15th lieutenant governor in 1996 and reelected in 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012. His more than 37 years in public office includes service as a finance commissioner for the City of Shelton, as a member of the state House of Representatives and of the state Senate. Mr. Owen is the chair of Washington State Mentors and chair of the Legislative Committee on Economic Development and International Relations.
Co-founder & CEO at Cloud Security Alliance
For many years, Jim Reavis has worked in the information security industry as an entrepreneur, writer, speaker, technologist and business strategist. Jim’s innovative thinking about emerging security trends have been published and presented widely throughout the industry and have influenced many. Jim has been an advisor on the launch of many industry ventures that have achieved a successful M&A exit or IPO.
President of Washington Public Ports Association, Port of Seattle Commissioner
Tom Albro joined the Seattle Port Commission in 2010. Since that time, he has served on and chaired the Audit Committee and co-chaired the Century Agenda committee, which is responsible for leading the Commission and staff through the process of finalizing the port’s 25-year strategic plan.