Expert WTIA Panel makes 2010 predictions

Posted by Rob Lewis

For their November Technology In Focus Series, the Washington Technology Industry Association is hosting a 2010 Prediction panel on November 18th at the Grand Hyatt Seattle.

The discussion with be moderated by TechFlash's John Cook with a panel of futurists attempting to predict what technology innovations are expected in 2010 and beyond.  The Panel includes:

  • Kelly Smith, Founding Partner, Curious Office
  • Greg Gottesman, Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group
  • Glenn Kelman, CEO, Redfin
  • Bill Bryant, Venture Partner, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
  • Andy Sack, Independent Software Entrepreneur and Investor

No doubt the highlight will be when Cook pulls out last year’s predictions to find out who was correct and who missed the mark.

Company:
Redfin
Website:
http://www.redfin.com
Location:
Seattle, Washington, United States

Redfin is an online real estate brokerage. We have built the best online real estate tools and hired the best real estate agents to help customers find the right home at the right price, with no sales pressure. Unlike other brokerages, we let customers see for themselves our agents' deal history and customer reviews. Our agents are in the top 10 by deal volume for every market we serve. more

Company:
Curious Office
Website:
http://www.curiousoffice.com
Location:
Seattle, Washington, United States

Curious Office is both a seed stage investment firm and a software development company. We make early investments in the web sector and we choose to build our own companies at the same time. We have worked with many great technology entreprenuers over the last 15 years and we have accrued extensive experience ourselves working for or starting our own great software and web companies. more

Company:
Madrona Venture Group
Website:
http://www.madrona.com
Location:
Seattle, Washington, United States

Madrona Venture Group invests in companies building the new "next," be it upgrading the backbone of technology, creating new business models on the Web, or changing the status quo of communications. You bring the idea, the technology, and enthusiasm. We'll do our part in helping you to realize your vision. We are a resource-rich venture firm that helps companies realize their full potential via a well established... more

Company:
Washington Technology Industry Association
Website:
http://www.washingtontechnology.org
Location:
Seattle, Washington, United States

Washington Technology Industry Association is the largest state-wide association of technology companies and executives in the world. With more than 1,000 member companies representing more than 80,000 technology sector employees in Washington State, Washington Technology Industry Association is a catalyst for setting new industry directions, sharing expertise, fostering collaboration, delivering key business... more

Company:
TechFlash
Website:
http://www.techflash.com
Location:
Seattle, Washington, United States

TechFlash is an online news site dedicated to covering the technology industry in the Pacific Northwest. It is product of Puget Sound Business Journal led by veteran journalists Todd Bishop and John Cook, with contributions from PSBJ staff writer Eric Engleman. more


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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more



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