Technology

Jim Tracy runs a company that maintains and repairs wireless communications towers, many of them in some of the most rugged and remote country across eight Western states. Just getting to the towers sometimes requires off-road vehicles and snowcats, says Tracy, the CEO of Legacy Towers in the Kitsap County community of Burley.

When Bill Gates visited the Seattle World’s Fair as a 6-year-old in 1962, he claims to have visited every pavilion. At the General Electric Living pavilion, he would have seen a vision of a digitized residence, with home computers, electronic libraries and television programming projected on the interior walls.

Posted: Nov, 03 2016
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MacDonald-Miller’s Chief Information Officer, Bradd Busick, explains how this new technology will be integrated into services.

When Derek Orr left Microsoft last fall to join Uber in its new Seattle office, he was one of a handful of Uber employees who ate lunch at a makeshift picnic table in a small Pioneer Square office.

A company creates its training program and uploads it onto Skilljar. Customers can access training on computers, tablets and smartphones, anytime and anywhere.

WINNER:
Ed Lazowska, Ph.D.
Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington

WINNER:
Microsoft Hololens
Location: Redmond | Employees: N/A

WINNER:
Amazon.com
Seattle | Employees: 245,200 (worldwide)