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Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Business Model Innovation in Commerce and Real Estate -

The Hottest Sectors in the Seattle Economy
Speaker: Dr. Kamal Jain, cofounder of Ameripact, and affiliated full professor of Computer Science at University of Washington
Dinner Event at the Seattle Yacht Club


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The talk will cover the strengths and weaknesses of the business models of Costco, Amazon, Uber, Ebay, Google, etc. We will also discuss the business model of real-estate transactions and identify the bottle necks which have prevented this 
industry from modernizing, and touch upon the business models of Zillow, Redfin and other key players. In an age when everyone appears to be data-driven and infatuated with big data, the talk will also discuss when data alone, no matter how big, is not sufficient to help you craft a successful new business model.

Speaker:  Dr. Kamal Jain

Dr. Kamal Jain is a cofounder of Ameripact, a Kirkland startup that aims to simplify real-estate transactions. He is also an affiliated full professor of Computer Science at University of Washington. Previously he was a distinguished research scientist and principal researcher at eBay and Microsoft research labs. He explores the boundaries of economics and technology and of application and theory,  He has published 75+ research articles and 100+ patent applications.


More can be found about his work at:


Thank you to our April event sponsors!

Dinner Sponsor: CDW


Wednesday, May 20th


2015 Seattle Technology Leadership Summit

The Convention Center at 8th & Pike St in Seattle
Conference website:





Recent Events:

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

StrataCore and Seattle SIM Presented:
Cloud Smack Down 2015 - Video of Presentation


  • Wayson Vannatta (Infospace/Blucora):  Moved from traditional Colo to Public Cloud
  • Paul Farrell (Big Fish Games):  Moved from Public Cloud to Hybrid Hosted Private Cloud
  • Mark Schilemann (Moz):  Moved out of the Public Cloud into Colo

at Big Picture Theater (beneath El Caucho) 2505 1st Ave., Seattle


Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Migrating Applications to The Cloud; Security and Compliance Considerations 
Speaker: Norm Barber

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Public vs Private vs Hybrid Cloud infrastructure –
Which One or None?

Speaker: Jesse Proudman, Founder and CTO, Bluebox


Wednesday, November 19, 2014
If the S
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Speaker:  Nick Malik, Enterprise Strategy Architect, Microsoft

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
The IT Transformation Journey
Ken Piddington, CIO, MRE Consulting
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 Wednesday, September 17, 2014
An Evening with John Thompson
Speaker:  John Thompson is the CEO of Virtual Instruments and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Microsoft

View presentation slides  

Monday, August 25, 2014
21st Annual Seattle SIM Golf Tournament
Bear Cree
k Country Club

Photos from the Tournament

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Thursday June 12, 2014
Seattle SIM Leadership Workshop
The Diamond Performance® Framework

Master the "How" of High Performance
Museum of Flight