Hi Seattle SIM Members and Alumni,
June 7, 2018 we will be hosting our 9th annual Seattle Technology Leadership Summit. This will be a day filled with great speakers and networking. Below you will find all the details about the event and registration information. Feel free to bring peers, colleagues and staff members that you think would benefit from this event. We look forward to connecting with you there. As a reminder, this is one of two key fund raisers we do as a Chapter, supporting Year Up Puget Sound and Ada Developers Academy. So not only will you experience a great day of education and networking, but you’ll be making a difference in our tech community.
Seattle Chapter, Society of Information Management
View The Working Agenda & Reserve Your Seat!
(Registration is FREE -Seats Fill Up Quickly)
President & CEO (retired)
Gary Garfield practiced law for nearly 30 years and then, as the CEO of Bridgestone Americas, transformed the company’s culture and business. As a result the company went from a stalling, unsuccessful organization into a company that outperformed the S&P 500 during his tenure. Join Gary as he discusses some major misconceptions of leadership and his 5 keys to being a successful leader.
Chris Putur is a strategic business leader with over 25 years of experience driving revenue growth, improving customer experiences, integrating acquisitions, and reducing operating expenses in global retail and high tech companies. Get ready for an open dialogue regarding practical tips and lessons learned from one practitioner to another. Whether planning your next move or looking for ways to have a more impactful career conversation with your team or colleagues, come ready to engage as Chris will explore what’s behind those lucky moments when everything seems to go right, as well at the hard reality of those times one would rather forget. 
CEO, Possibility & Purpose
In this talk, futurist Steve Brown presents a fast-paced, fun exploration of what it will mean to “Go digital” in the next decade. Exploring examples from a wide range of industries, audiences will come away with an understanding of the business and technology strategies they will need to put in place to navigate the road ahead, to create new value for customers, and to stay ahead of the competition.
Highlighted Breakout Sessions
Security Trends in 2018 & Beyond
- Mike Convertina, CISO, F5 Networks
- Steve White, CISO, Forgerock
- Paul Farrall, CISO, Skytap
- Ted Bardusch, CISO, Usermind
"The Internet of Things" - Precursor to Big Data & How is your Organization Capitalizing on it?
- Beth Galliher-Ponce, IT Director, Oberto Brands
- Zachary Warren, Sr. Managing Director | IIOT Architect, Axom Automation
- Dan Mo, Sr. Program Manager, Starbucks former Chair of T-Mobile IOT Group

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