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InnoTech Oregon Technology Conference & Expo


When: Thursday, May 3, 2012
Where: Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97232
Sean Lowery


Presented by ViaWest and Software Association of Oregon

On Thursday, May 3, 2012, over 1500 business and technology professionals will converge at the Oregon Convention Center for the ninth annual InnoTech Oregon event. With our Sponsors, Partners, Exhibitors and the continued support of the technology community, InnoTech continues to thrive as the region's premier business and technology innovation conference and expo.

Opening Keynote: Life & Work Online: Protecting your Identity

Simon Thorpe, Technology Solution Professional, Microsoft

This year SAO worked with the organizers of Innotech to develop a series of panels and presentations titled Why Oregon, which highlight leading-edge market opportunities and innovations for Oregon software and technology companies. These presentations range from security and cloud computing, to mobile, to the electric vehicle industry, to health IT and university research and commercialization. This series includes both a lunchtime keynote at Innotech featuring executives from Intel/McAfee, Mozilla, Simple, and Voyager Capital, as well as a Gala celebration in the evening with a keynote from Cambia Health Solutions’ Chief Innovation Officer, Mohan Nair.

Specialized Why Oregon Topics will include:

EV Panel  (9:30am to 10:20am)


Software is becoming increasingly important to the automotive industry, and nowhere is this more true than in electric vehicles. For example, the new Chevy Volt uses 10 million lines of computer code - compared to just 8 million in the Boeing 787 Dreamliner! Major automakers have begun opening Silicon Valley offices, and Intel Capital recently created a $100 million "connected car" fund. This panel will explore the range of software needs and opportunities created by the growth in electric vehicles.

  • Jeff Allen, Executive Director, Drive Oregon (Moderator)
  • Charlie Allcock, Director, Economic Development, PGE
  • Mark Frohnmayer, CEO, Arcimoto
Mobile Case Study Panel  (10:30am to 11:20am)


Hear from three leading Oregon mobile software companies why every company needs to have a mobile strategy to remain competitive. Using a case study format, Meridian, ISITE Design, and Concentric Sky will discuss three distinct ways that innovative mobile strategies are transforming the way businesses engage with their customers.

  • Holly Files, Co-Founder, Velocx (Moderator)
  • Kiyo Kubo, CEO, Meridian
  • Cale Bruckner, VP of Technology, Concentric Sky
  • Gene Ehrbar, Director of Mobile Strategy, ISITE Design
Luncheon Keynote: Why Oregon?  (12:00pm to 12:50pm)


InnoTech has partnered with the Software Association of Oregon to present this year's Lunch Keynote. The theme of this year's keynote is "Why Oregon?" and will focus on the unique value Oregon offers to the tech community.

While Oregon is well-known as a global hub of the open source software community, our state is also becoming a hotbed for innovation in mobile software, security software, and tech startups. Learn why businesses find Oregon’s open source community attractive, and hear how one company—Mozilla--has leveraged communities around the world to out-innovate and out-compete technology companies with far greater resources. Hear from one of the state’s largest employers—Intel, which has a software and services division that employs more software professionals than any other company in the state. Learn how Intel’s acquisition of McAfee is leading to new innovations in secure computing by leveraging expertise in hardware and software. Additionally, hear from the CEO and co-founder of one of the hottest startups in the country—Simple—which aims to disrupt the retail banking industry through a combination of mobile technology and innovative customer service. Finally, Diane Fraiman, a Portland-based partner at Voyager Capital, will provide an overview of the Greater Portland area’s startup eco-system, and trends and companies to watch in this area. The panel will be moderated by Skip Newberry, President of the Software Association of Oregon.
Why Oregon? Featured panelists include:

  • Jim Cook, CFO, Mozilla
  • Mark Wyman, VP Engineering, McAfee/Intel
  • Josh Reich, CEO, Simple
  • Diane Fraiman, Partner, Voyager Capital

The PSU panel will be moderated by Ren Su, Dean of the Maseeh College of Computer Science and Engineering at PSU, and will explore the ways in which leading software and advanced manufacturing firms are collaborating with PSU on innovative research and development projects. The panel will discuss ways that industry can benefit from such collaborations, as well as some different ways in which these relationships are structured.
  • Ren Su, Dean of the Maseeh College of Computer Science and Engineering, PSU
  • James McNames, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Director of the Biomedical Signal Processing Laboratory at PSU
  • David Lomet, Principal Researcher, Microsoft
  • John DeHaven, Lab Manager, Blount
  • Laura McKinney, CEO, Galois
Cloud Security - Key Considerations  (2:00pm to 2:50pm)

In today’s day and age, as the move to the Cloud and taking advantage of the efficiencies that Cloud provides is in front and center of every Technology executive, one of the biggest concerns is Security and Compliance. This presentation will focus on the following key areas:

-Security and Compliance risks while moving to Cloud
-Various Cloud architectures and its effect on Security and Compliance
-Cloud vendor due diligence with respect to Security and Compliance
-Pros and Cons of moving into Cloud from Security stand-point

  • Harshul Joshi, Director, Security Practice, PwC

This session is a part of the SAO Why Oregon Series.

Note: this session is a part of the NW ISSA Security Summit. Separate registration and payment is required to attend the NW ISSA Security Summit. Please see the registration page for details.

Higher-Ed and Tech Industry Collaboration for Economic Development and Improving Health in Oregon
3:00pm to 3:50pm)

Speakers from industry and academia will describe efforts in Oregon to improve the quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness of health care. Speakers from industry will describe how their activities both advance the delivery of health care through technological innovation and improve health while leading to economic development. Speakers from Oregon Health & Science University will describe their efforts in research and education that help drive the regional technology industry. All panelists will then discuss the opportunities for synergy in improving both health care and capitalizing on the tremendous potential for regional economic development in health IT. This session is a part of the SAO Why Oregon Series
  • Arundeep Pradhan, OHSU (Moderator)
  • William Hersh, MD, OHSU
  • Mark Lawler, VP & Chief Technology Officer of IT, Cambia Health Solutions
  • Aaron M. Cohen, MD MS OHSU





IT Executive of the Year



This year’s event is focused on "Transformational Leadership in IT”. Join us as we explore the principles of Transformational Leadership and examples to gain fresh, innovative ideas that are feasible and functional in today’s business environment. (This event is a closed door event and only for IT Executives)
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Sponsored by SAO's Software and IT Leadership Forum

NW ISSA Security Conference

A full day of Security education (including lunch), the InnoTech exhibits & your best chance to network with other security professionals from across the NW. ( read more)

Marketing Summit

The eMarketing Summit brings together marketers, business owners and internet professionals from throughout the Northwest. Now in its eighth year, the eMarketing Summit focuses on the strategies and concepts of eMarketing while demonstrating the latest tools and techniques used by the Northwest’s top companies.( read more)

General Conference & Expo

Includes Keynote luncheon and full day of conference sessions, expo and networking. ( read more)

Microsoft Technology Symposium

This year, InnoTech is, once again, excited to offer dedicated Microsoft Presentations and the Microsoft Partner Pavilion, Inside Exhibit Hall E, the perfect place to experience, hand-on demos of the products you’ve been wanting to try! (read more)
Sponsored by SAO's Software and IT Leadership Forum as part of the NW CIO Summit:
 Essential Organizational Skills for CIOs (10:30am to 11:20am)
 For more information click here


Thursday, May 3, 2012

Oregon Convention Center – Hall E

7:30am – 4:30pm
8:00am – 4:30pm
Exhibit Hours ONLY - Thursday, May 3, 2012
9:00am – 4:30pm

Happy 45 Minutes - Thursday, May 3, 2012
3:45pm – 4:30pm

General Registration $50
NW CIO Summit$60
Women of IT Forum$47
ISSA Security Conference$65
eMarketing Summit $109
SAO Gala Tickets$200 ($250 Non-Members)


** Group Discounts Are Available


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