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Tech

Seattle - Apr 04, 2012

For its relatively small size, Seattle is home to over 850 technology companies ranging from tech titans to a growing number of technology-based start-up companies. These companies recognize that, regardless of their size and industry position, in the world of technology, it's not enough to react to change. Successful technology companies create change to stay ahead. In today's economic environment, the technology industry has pushed through by fostering game-changing innovation.

However, despite these innovations, the industry faces challenges, including the slowdown of the economic environment and, specifically, the drying out of initial public offerings. What are some steps companies can take to manage through the current climate of economic uncertainty? What are high-performing companies doing to foster innovation and growth?

Join a discussion with Chicago Booth alumni and industry professionals in Seattle who will share their expertise and perspectives on the current conditions as well as their views on the future outlook for the technology industry.


Amazon

Program

Opening Networking: 6:30 - 7 p.m.
Panel and Q&A: 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Networking: 8:30 - 9 p.m.

Speakers

Introduction
Julie Morton
Associate Dean of Career Services and Corporate Relations, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Moderator
Allen Webb, '99
Editor-in-chief of The McKinsey Quarterly, McKinsey & Company

Panelist
Max Bardon, '93
General Manager, Gift Cards, Amazon

Panelist
JG Chirapurath, '01
Senior Director, Data Platform, Microsoft

Panelist
Vijay Talwar, '99
President of International, Blue Nile

Location

Amazon (Arizona Building)
207 Boren Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109