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Media Advisory: PacTech and Kymeta to host U.S. Representative Suzan DelBene for Internet of Things Roundtable Discussion




Tom Gurr, Executive Director

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The Pacific Technology Alliance (PacTech) and Kymeta, a Seattle-based mobile technology company, will host a roundtable discussion with Internet of Things Congressional Caucus Co-Chair U.S. Representative Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and a group of civic, technology and business leaders. Event attendees will discuss the importance of mobile broadband and encouraging job growth and innovation as the Internet of Things expands, as well as the intersection of tech and …

July 15, 2016 in Uncategorized by

Faces of Innovation: Dr. Sailesh Chutani, CEO of Mobisante

Name: Dr. Sailesh Chutani

Innovation: Mobisante, a medical “tricorder” device that can monitor vital signs in the most remote of areas.

City: Seattle. WA

Industry: Medical Devices

November 24, 2015 in Uncategorized by

PacTech applauds Sen. Wyden’s leadership on ITFA renewal

By: Tom Gurr, Executive Director, PacTech

I think we entered the Age of the Internet a long time ago.
We live in the age of the Internet. It almost goes without saying that Internet is central to our daily lives. Connectivity is a seemingly seamless part of our existence. Today it would be hard to imagine a world where the Internet isn’t at the center of everything from healthcare and education to the business world. The Internet is at once …

May 15, 2015 in Articles, Blog, Broadband Revolution, Featured Story, Internet Tax Moratorium, Local Taxes & Regulations, Next Generation Networks, Opinions, Other Technologies, RFID, Rural Access, Smart Networks, Spectrum, Uncategorized, Wireless Explosion by


PacTech2Our region is already in the front of the pack when it comes to tech startups and the development and engineering of innovations that positively impact many different industries.  Broadband connectivity is key, and the shift to next-generation broadband-based networks will deliver consumer benefits and capabilities that empower new possibilities for everyone.  On that front, last month, the FCC pointed the way to the future by approving the concept of trials that acknowledge and can accelerate the shift to upgraded …

April 1, 2014 in Uncategorized by

All Consumers Benefit from Smart Rules

Smart consumers are quick to recognize when specific technologies can benefit them.  Here in the Seattle area, we have a lot of these tech-savvy individuals; certainly many were drawn to this region partly for our booming tech sector.  But no matter where they live, such “early adopter” types take on new technologies and sophisticated devices at an incredible pace.  They quickly learn how to maximize the benefits of those innovations, and they use them to accomplish tasks, find information, solve …

April 1, 2014 in Uncategorized by

Mobile Technology: Transforming Healthcare for the Hispanic Community

Tom Gurr, Elena Rios and Gale Castillo - PacTech - websitePacTech partnered with the Technology Association of Oregon and the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce of Oregon for an exciting event highlighting mobile technologies in health care on February 25th. Dr. Elena Rios, CEO of the National Hispanic Medical Association, discussed some of these innovations and addressed the role that mobile technologies can play in health care, particularly for many underserved communities. Cutting-edge gadgets, devices, and apps are now available to provide new choices that help both medical …

April 1, 2014 in Uncategorized by

Building and Funding a Nationwide Public Safety Communications Network

On February 20th, we hosted Dr. George Ford, an economist with the Phoenix Center, for an event titled “Building and Funding a Nationwide Public Safety Communications Network.” Participants learned about how vital next-generation broadband networks are for our nation’s first responders and law enforcement officers. Modern infrastructure facilitates easy communication and coordination efforts across jurisdictions and between various agencies and first responders, even during a large-scale emergency or natural disaster.

The advantages to life and limb that an advanced, …

April 1, 2014 in Uncategorized by


The Internet has revolutionized society and sparked entire industries and inventions that have driven economic growth and job creation.  Achievements in the high-tech world don’t just come from computer scientists and engineers.  People like you and me may gain a few minutes of valuable time with our families because of connectivity at home that lets us get out of the office.  It may save us a few bucks at the doctor’s office because of self-diagnostics via telemedicine apps at a …

March 20, 2013 in Uncategorized by

The Power of High-Speed Internet Extends Further Than We Ever Realize

Being wireless offers another choice for people everywhere to connect to each other and to all the resources at hand with a smart device and the Internet.  The Internet has broken down boundaries across all spectrums of life by enabling smooth, near-instantaneous communication anywhere, anytime and has opened the door to innovations that are transforming and improving our lives every day.   A recent story in PopSci  recounts how two men, 10,000 miles apart, were able to exchange ideas over emails …

March 20, 2013 in Uncategorized by

Mobile Data Traffic is Up Up and Away!

Americans are cutting the cord and going wireless at extraordinary rates.  Reports recently released indicate that mobile data traffic is increasing steadily and shows no signs of slowing down.  According to Ericsson, global mobile data traffic doubled over the past year and increased 28 percent just in the last quarter of 2012.  And according to Cisco, average smartphone usage increased 81 percent in 2012, and the number of mobile connected devices is expected to exceed the world’s population …

March 20, 2013 in Uncategorized by

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