1. Washington Economic Development Commission Chair Bruce Kendall (left) and Rogers Weed, Director of the Washington State Department of Commerce, discuss how government can effectively spur innovation and job creation in a time of scarce public resources.
2. Technology Alliance Chair Jeremy Jaech offers his perspectives on how government can support innovation and help businesses to thrive in Washington State.
3. "Not investing in higher education in Washington is like eating your seed corn!" Bob Drewel, executive director of the Puget Sound Regional Council (center), discusses the importance of higher education for economic development with Commerce Director Rogers Weed and Kim Zentz, Executive Director of Sirti.
4. Larry Smarr, founding director of the California Institute for Telecommunications & Information Technology and professor at University of California San Diego, explains how Washington is in pole position to capitalize on emerging information technologies and to be a leader in clean energy and health care innovation.
5. Washington State Broadband Policy & Programs Director Wil Saunders (left) and Rick LeFaivre, Managing Director at OVP Venture Partners, joined Larry Smarr onstage to take a deeper look at Washington's competitive position in next-generation broadband and investment in sectors enabled by emerging IT.
6. "Our region owns the cloud." TA board member Ed Lazowska, the Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science & Engineering at University of Washington, explains Washington's competitive position in this increasingly important space due to the work of Microsoft, Amazon and Google.
7. Sean Nolan, Distinguished Engineer & Chief Architect at Microsoft Health Solutions Group, talks about new innovations in health IT as part of the panel discussion following Larry Smarr's keynote.
8. Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna delivers a keynote address on regulatory approaches to ensuring web privacy in a 500-million-friends Facebook world.
9. T-Mobile Privacy Officer Lynn Majors (center) talks about the need for the business community to do a better job educating legislators about technology with AudienceScience CEO Jeff Hirsch (left) and Microsoft Chief Privacy Strategist Peter Cullen.
10. "Technology is always going to outpace policy," noted Peter Cullen (left). He and Attorney General Rob McKenna talk about the quest to align consumer privacy with economic opportunity.
11. Privacy panel moderator Brian McAndrews, Managing Director at Madrona Venture Group, shared data on the growth in consumer tracking and online advertising, explaining, "Today on the internet, everybody knows you're a dog."
12. Geoffrey Moore, bestselling author of Crossing the Chasm and the upcoming Escape Velocity, talks about the future of enterprise IT and how systems of engagement will transform the workplace.
13. "Everybody wants to be agile; nobody wants to get sued." Geoffrey Moore points out the challenges for businesses adapting to the new rules of engagement with panelists (left to right) David Nordfors, Executive Director of Stanford University's Center for Innovation & Communication, Picnik Co-founder and CEO Jonathan Sposato, Jeremy Jaech, and Technology Alliance Executive Director Susannah Malarkey.
14. Geoffrey Moore told the panel he believes Seattle is a natural to be the global center of excellence in the new enterprise IT.
15. Richard Wynne, Director of Environment & Aviation Policy at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, delivers a keynote address in which he characterized the President's export initiative, aiming to double exports by 2015, as a "big, hairy, audacious goal."
16. Richard Wynne believes the airplane industry is not going to be a duopoly for long, with competition emerging from China.
17. Moderator Steve Davis (left), Director of Social Innovation at McKinsey & Company, suggested that "Made in China" is about to become "Discovered in China" owing to a wave of innovation in that country. Panelists (left to right) Joe Massey, Partner at Sierra Asia, David Townley, Vice President of U.S. Sales & Marketing at Infinia Corporation, and Lewis Lee, Partner at Lee & Hayes, discuss China's success in attracting foreign direct investment and the challenges associated with intellectual property protection.
18. Left to right: Congressmen Rick Larsen, Adam Smith and Jay Inslee discuss the role of "the other Washington" in supporting innovation.
19. Congressman Rick Larsen suggests infrastructure is the "next big thing" and tells the audience we need to consider our kids as part of that: "We need to build them."
20. Congressman Jay Inslee noted in his keynote that we can't be a first-rate innovation state if we have third or fourth-rate universities, echoeing earlier calls for investment in Washington higher education.
21. Congressman Adam Smith tells the audience that better arguments are needed for immigration that contributes to our economy, noting that the capacity for change is one of our nation's greatest strengths.