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StrataCore, the premier IT services broker and consultant in the Pacific Northwest is hosting a Seafair celebration Friday, August 5th for IT Executives based in the Seattle area. Cruise Lake Washington aboard the 151 ft. Emerald Star for Seattle’s biggest summer celebration. Enjoy good food and cold beverages while networking with 100+ industry peers. And of course you can’t miss the always amazing Blue Angels Air Show.




Date: Friday, August 5th

Time: 11:00am – 3:30pm (the boat undocks promptly at 11:30am)

Where:  Waterways Cruise and Events – 2441 N. Northlake Way Seattle, WA 98103

To RSVP: email John Nelson -


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Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
How to Attract and Retain Top Talent
Speaker: David Niu, Founder and CEO of TINYpulse


May 18, 2016
at the Washington State Convention Center


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Wednesday, April 20th, 2016
Winning in a Technology Retail Landscape:  And Delighting Readers Along the Way
Speakers:  Mike Ward CEO and Prasad Gopalkrishnan CMO of


Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

The Microservices Era Begins!
Speaker:  Matt McIlwain, Managing Director at Madrona Venture Group


Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
Geek's Guide to Seattle: Sources of Innovation
Speaker:  Todd Bishop, Co-founder and Editor of GeekWire

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016
Digital Transformation: 
Re-imagining the Enterprise and Role of IT
Speaker:  Chandan Sharma

Wednesday, November 18th

Past The Big Data Hype:  Actually Understanding and Profiting From Big Data 
Speaker:  Michael Kauffman - technology strategist, attorney and founder of Big Nimble 


Wednesday, October 21st

Leading Sustainable Change
Speaker:  Paul Yost, Associate Professor, Seattle Pacific University, and President & Founder, Yost & Associates, Inc.

September 21, 2015

The 22nd Annual Golf Tournament

at The Golf Club at Newcastle

June 17, 2015
Big Data, Machine Learning and Psychology: Reduce Risk of Leaks & Modify Employee Behavior


Olav Opedal, Principal IT Enterprise Architect at Microsoft
5:30--8:30pm, Dinner Event
Seattle Yacht Club


Wednesday, May 20th

2015 Seattle Technology Leadership Summit

The Convention Center at 8th & Pike St in Seattle




Our speakers and panelists included:

Matt McIlwain, Managing Director of Madrona Venture Group
Larry Quinlan, Deloitte Global CIO
Jim Noble, The Advisory Council International
Pauly Comtois, VP of Operations, Hearst Business Media
Brad Schick, CTO and VP Engineering at Skytap
Chris Van Liew, Weyerhaeuser CIO Weyerhaeuser
John Hughes, Interim CIO, Leadership Coach and Author
Carl Ray, Sr. Principal Director of Solutions at Oracle
Katie Plowman, VP of Veterinary Systems at Trupanion
Craig Susen, CTO at Trupanion


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 


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
olution is Enterprise Architecture, What is the Problem?
Speaker:  Nick Malik, Enterprise Strategy Architect, Microsoft

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
The IT Transformation Journey
Ken Piddington, CIO, MRE Consulting
View presentation slides

 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



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