GeekWire Summit recap: Closing week highlights embody T-Cellular CEO and COVID-19 knowledge gurus

GeekWire co-founder Todd Bishop interviews T-Cellular CEO Mike Sievert on the ultimate day of the GeekWire Summit. (GeekWire Photograph)

This yr’s GeekWire Summit might have seemed just a little totally different — a completely digital expertise stretched throughout three weeks. However one factor actually remained the identical: Greater than a dozen inspiring and considerate discussions on a bunch of newsy subjects.

We began the Summit with three of the planet’s prime scientists providing a prognosis for a COVID-19 vaccine, and ended yesterday with T-Cellular CEO Mike Sievert delivering an upbeat message concerning the promise of 5G wi-fi know-how.

In between, Invoice Gates mentioned anti-trust issues and climate change, Expedia Group CEO Peter Kern offered insights on the way forward for journey and prime innovators in schooling like DreamBox Studying CEO Jessie Woolley-Wilson, Harvey Mudd School president Dr. Maria Klawe, and Summit Public Faculties CEO Diane Tavenner spelled out clearly and concisely why this second ought to be a get up name for reinventing how we train our youngsters.

This yr’s Summit was a mammoth endeavor, and we’re happy with the hassle by our devoted workforce to rethink the occasion for this new period. Even so, we’re very a lot wanting ahead to a day when the GeekWire Summit may be held once more in individual. We miss connecting with you.

Additionally, due to all our attendees, GeekWire Members, VIPs and audio system for becoming a member of us for the Summit, introduced by Bank of America. We hope you walked away from our annual know-how and innovation convention impressed, knowledgeable and with a new-found hope on how science and innovation might help push society ahead.

Check out all our Summit coverage here, watch highlights movies here, and comply with the conversation on Twitter.

Proceed studying beneath for highlights and clips from the this week’s periods. Highlights from the first week are here and from the second week are here.

Day 5: Tuesday, Oct. 27

View from the press field: Tech in 2020 and past

It has been one wild yr. To assist put issues in perspective, we introduced collectively main know-how journalists Ina Fried of Axios and Karen Weise of The New York Occasions to speak a couple of vary of key points, from Amazon’s ascendancy to antitrust battles to the way forward for cities and the broader financial system.

How two well being firms discovered widespread floor, sponsored session introduced by Regence

Multicare CEO Invoice Robertson and Dr. Marion Sofa, who’s three weeks in as the brand new chief medical officer at Cambia Well being Options, mentioned the journey to a value-based healthcare system, the significance of listening to suppliers, the potential of automation and the chance to essentially rethink how well being care operates.

COVID-19: What The Knowledge Tells Us

You could need to postpone that huge vacation dinner. Don’t have your coronary heart set on sending the youngsters again to highschool anytime quickly. And should you plan to get on a aircraft, be sure you put on your masks. The underside line is that it’s nonetheless too early to let your guard down, regardless of what some politicians would possibly declare.

Crucial-care doctor Vin Gupta and computational biologist Trevor Bedford delivered a data-rich standing report on the pandemic right now throughout this digital session moderated by CNBC know-how and well being reporter Christina Farr.

Learn extra: Health experts weigh in on what we’ll have to do to get through a winter of COVID-19

Innovations We Love: Tasso

One other modern and inventive resolution from Seattle-area entrepreneurs, find out about Tasso introduced by CEO Ben Casavant.

Learn extra: Tasso raises $17M for self-sample blood test; CEO says pandemic increases demand for at-home tests

Day 6: Thursday, Oct. 29

Shaping the Future Office, sponsored session introduced by PayScale

COVID-19 and the social justice motion of 2020 modified the office endlessly. Now, organizations throughout the globe are adapting to a redefined working setting.

On this session, Accolade CEO Raj Singh, Limeade CEO Henry Albrecht, and Leafly CEO Yoko Miyashita shared what they’ve realized in the course of the previous 10 months about compensation, pay fairness, distant work, burnout, empathy and workforce tradition. Moderated by Scott Torrey, CEO of PayScale.

Innovations We Love: ThruWave

Final however not least! Our remaining Innovations We Love session options ThruWave, introduced by CEO and co-founder Matt Reynolds.

Learn extra: X-ray vision in the warehouse: ThruWave raises $6.4M to help online retailers see through packages

The Transformation of Healthcare

Dr. David Rhew, chief medical officer and VP of healthcare at Microsoft; Aashima Gupta, Director of World Healthcare Options at Google Cloud; Rob Coppedge, CEO of Echo Well being Ventures, mentioned a few of the tectonic shifts occurring in well being care, from interoperability to telehealth on this in-depth dialogue moderated by Erin Brodwin, well being tech correspondent at STAT.

Fireplace chat with Mike Sievert, CEO of T-Cellular

GeekWire co-founder Todd Bishop spoke with newly-appointed T-Cellular CEO Mike Sievert at a pivotal second for the Bellevue, Wash.-based firm, quickly after leapfrogging AT&T to assert the title of second-largest U.S. wi-fi service following the completion of its $26.5 billion Dash merger.

Now, with the period of 5G wi-fi upon us, Sievert is increasing T-Cellular’s footprint past the normal wi-fi business, taking up the cable and telecom giants with its revamped TVision service.

Learn extra: T-Mobile revamps TVision service with live sports and news for $40/month, unveils $50 HUB device

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Thanks as soon as once more to our sponsors who helped make this yr’s GeekWire Summit doable:

Presenting: Bank of America

PlatinumRegence BlueShield

Gold sponsors: ALLtech Benefits TrustBCRA DesignEYPayScaleWave Business and Wilson Sonsini

Silver sponsors: Calgary Economic DevelopmentCloudHealth by VMwareSlalomSwapcardWashington Research Foundation, and WeWork.

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