The Eastside Leadership Conference is a showcase of cutting-edge innovations, technologies, resources and people that are advancing the economic vitality of the region and the global economy.
The conference is known for providing attendees powerful information on trends, opportunities and connections that add value to your company and your network.
16070 NE 36th Way, Redmond, WA 98052
June 22, 2018, 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
John spent sixteen years at Microsoft in several high-level, strategic roles. From January 2000 to April 2005 he was senior vice president of finance and administration, as well as the company’s chief financial officer. He also served as vice president of the Worldwide Enterprise Group and vice president and chief information officer (CIO). Before becoming CIO, John held a number of positions within and outside finance, including a corporate controller; general manager of worldwide financial operations; director of business operations at Microsoft’s European headquarters in Paris; and director of business operations for the Worldwide Sales and Support Strategy Group.
Joe is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Dragonchain. He has over 20 years of experience in software architecture focusing on security and scalability. He has created and led multiple technology startups since the mid-1990s. He is a visionary and thought leader in blockchain technology has led or contributed to projects in the space since 2010 at companies such as Overstock, Coinbase, Symbiont, and the Walt Disney Company.
Nagin has been exploring since she decided as a teenager that she wanted to work at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. As a spacecraft operations engineer for over 20 years, Nagin had held leadership and system engineering positions on multiple NASA/JPL interplanetary robotic missions including the Galileo mission to Jupiter, the Mars Exploration Rovers, the Kepler exoplanet hunter, InSight, and the Mars Curiosity Rover (MSL).She is currently a Mission Lead on the Curiosity Rover that landed on Mars in August of 2012 and has been exploring ever since.
Dr. Freedman became fascinated with stem cells as an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied the ability of mammals to regenerate body parts. He went on to earn his doctorate in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California at Berkeley, where he learned how fertilized eggs develop into an organism. As a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Freedman used stem cells to invent the first human mini-kidneys. Using gene editing and robotics, Dr. Freedman currently leads a research group at the University of Washington in Seattle devoted to using mini-kidneys to discover drugs and develop on-demand, immunocompatible transplant organs.
Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond
16070 NE 36th Way, Redmond, WA 98052
Shine the spotlight on your NEW tech startup! Win recognition and the opportunity to seize a grand prize package!
You’ve been working an insane number of hours on your startup. Now is the perfect time to shine the light on the cool things your company is doing. Tell your story to an audience of 500 decision-makers at the June 22 Tech Pitch & Show at the 2018 Eastside Leadership Conference. This opportunity is only available to tech companies who have launched within the past 2 years; limited to 20 companies.
All Tech Pitch & Show exhibitors have the opportunity to pitch onstage at the event for 3 minutes and get a display table to showcase their products. All exhibitors are automatically entered into the People’s Choice Competition, where the audience-voted Best in Pitch & Show exhibitor wins a Grand Prize package!
If you are interested in showcasing your startup, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Accelerating Tomorrow Today
Symetra is a diversified financial services company. In business since 1957, the company provides employee benefits, annuities and life insurance through a national network of benefit consultants, financial institutions, and independent agents and advisors. Headquartered in Bellevue, Symetra is one of the city’s largest employers with nearly 900 employees. It is also an active community partner, committed to contributing to its hometown and neighboring communities through programs like its annual Symetra Week of Service (held earlier this month) and Symetra Heroes in the Classroom.
Washington Federal takes your business personally. For nearly 100 years, they have been committed to protecting clients’ long-term interests. Consider Washington Federal’s bankers to be your own trusted advisors, dedicated to working with you to develop a straight-forward plan that’s right for you. After all, they understand that their success depends on yours. Washington Federal has nearly $15 billion in assets and is the largest bank headquartered in Washington. They have the 9th-best capital ratio in the nation amongst the largest 100 publicly-traded financial institutions. Washington Federal has the capacity to work with you, your families, and your companies.