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August 1, 2017 in Blog by

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Heather Redman

Name: Heather Redman Title: Co-Founder and Managing Partner Organization:Flying Fish Partners Biography: Ms. Redman is co-founder and managing partner of Flying Fish Partners.  She was VP of Business Operations & GC at Indix Corporation, Senior VP at Summit Power Group and Executive VP at each of Atom Shockwave Inc., Getty Images Inc. and Photo Disc […]

July 27, 2017 in Faces of Innovation by

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State bill on internet privacy would result in confusion

PacTech Executive Director Tom Gurr recently weighed in on the negative impact HB 2200 would have on Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and consumers.  In his letter published in the HearaldNet, Gurr says, “If adopted, House Bill 2200 would create new restrictions that would apply to ISPs, but not content providers who have more access to […]

May 17, 2017 in Blog by

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Wilfred Pinfold

Name: Wilfred Pinfold Title: CEO Organization: Urban Systems Biography: Dr. Pinfold’s background includes experience delivering advanced computing platforms from small embedded technologies to large data centers and combining them into Cyber Physical Systems. In a 23-year career at Intel he built experience in engineering, research, strategy, business planning, account management, and marketing. He has held academic positions in […]

February 15, 2017 in Faces of Innovation by

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Why Washington Can’t Afford to Lead the Nation in Wireless Taxes

Washington State is the proud leader in many things: the number one producer of apples in the U.S., home of the first Starbucks, the leading lumber producer in the U.S. However, we are also number one in taxes on wireless service. Recently, the Tax Foundation released its annual report revealing that U.S. wireless customers pay […]

December 6, 2016 in Blog by

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U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene

Name: Suzan DelBene Title: U.S. Representative from Washington’s 1st District Organization: U.S. Congress, House Agriculture Committee, House Judiciary Committee, and Select Investigative Panel. Biography: Congresswoman Suzan DelBene represents Washington’s 1st Congressional District, which spans from northeast King County to the Canadian border, and includes parts of King, Snohomish, Skagit, and Whatcom counties. First sworn into the House of […]

December 2, 2016 in Faces of Innovation by

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U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Name: Cathy McMorris Rodgers Title: U.S. Representative from Washington’s 5th District Organization: U.S. Congress, Chair of the House Republican Conference, House Energy and Commerce Committee Biography: Cathy McMorris Rodgers is Eastern Washington’s chief advocate in Congress and a rising star in American politics. Since first being elected to the House in 2004, she has earned […]

December 2, 2016 in Faces of Innovation by

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Clinton and Trump Agree on the Importance of Broadband Connectivity

We’re now less than a month away from the Presidential election.  For the past several months, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have been vying for the White House and exchanging blows on everything from their personal lives to foreign policy to healthcare. However, amidst the political theater of the election, one thing that has caught […]

October 25, 2016 in Blog by

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Now Hiring: 4 Innovative Companies Creating Jobs in Portland, Oregon Today

Supporting startup and innovation-led businesses is essential to creating a healthy 21st-century economy. While small groups of innovators, funded by outside support from investors might not seem to be economic powerhouses at first glance, attracting these businesses to the Silicon Forest can help us create a strong innovation economy for years to come. It’s easy […]

September 7, 2016 in Blog by

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PacTech hosts U.S. Rep. Suzan Del Bene for Internet of Things roundtable discussion

PacTech recently hosted U.S. Representative Suzan Del Bene for a roundtable discussion with local tech, civic and business community leaders at the Seattle Chamber of Commerce. Our discussion centered on the emergence of the “Internet of Things,” (sometimes called IoT) and featured three local companies that are becoming leaders in the space: IoT Technology Systems, […]

August 11, 2016 in Blog by

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