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September 14, 2017, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Hyatt Regency Bellevue

The UW Innovation Summit is a unique opportunity to hear directly from local industry leaders and academic researchers. To help celebrate the launch of the Global Innovation Exchange, join us to learn more about how they’re transforming our dynamic region into a global competitor through a Seattle style of innovation focused on both economic and societal impact.

We’re bringing together leaders from academia, industry and community organizations to discuss how the UW and Seattle are innovating in health, future computing and sustainability. Dr. Harry Shum, head of Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence and Research Group, will be the keynote speaker.

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11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.: Registration

12-1 p.m.: Lunch and networking

1-1:15 p.m.: Welcome: Vikram Jandhyala, Vice President for Innovation Strategy, University of Washington

1:15-1:45 p.m.: Keynote: Harry Shum, Executive Vice President, Artificial Intelligence and Research Group, Microsoft
Artificial Intelligence: From the Labs to the Mainstream
There are three big forces that are making AI possible: huge amounts of data with the Internet and sensors everywhere; massive computing power especially and breakthrough algorithms. These forces are enabling computers to accomplish more and more sophisticated tasks on their own with deep learning. In this talk, Dr. Harry Shum, Executive Vice President, Microsoft Artificial Intelligence and Research, will share the company’s vision, efforts, and progress.

1:45-2 p.m.: Networking break

2-3 p.m.: Innovation panel: Sustainability

  • Vik Sahney, Outdoor Adventurer and Head of Sustainability, REI
  • Daniel T. Schwartz, Director, Clean Energy Institute, University of Washington
  • Nicole Smith, Customer Sustainability Program Director, Coca-Cola North America
  • Moderated by: Hanson Hosein, Director, Communication Leadership Program, University of Washington

3-4 p.m.: Innovation panel: Future of computing

  • Maya Cakmak, Assistant Professor of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington
  • Oren Etzioni, CEO, Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence
  • Beth Kolko, Professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington
  • Amit Mital, Founder and CEO, KRNL Labs
  • Moderated by: Ed Lazowska, Bill and Melinda Gates Chair, Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington

4-4:15 p.m.: Networking break

4:15-5:15 p.m.: Innovation panel: Health

5:15 p.m.: Closing remarks


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