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SARTA's TechEdge Celebration
Friday, March 8, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM (PST)
Advancing our innovation economy
The 2013 TechEdge Celebration is the tenth year that SARTA has hosted the region’s largest celebration of our technology sector! TechEdge promises – and delivers -- thought-provoking and inspirational keynote speakers, motivating stories of accomplishment from regional tech CEOs, and the only comprehensive map of our region’s entire tech sector.
Are you looking for like-minded innovative tech sector entrepreneurs and executives? Look no further -- TechEdge brings together early-stage entrepreneurs, the region's most successful technology executives, and all those who see the value of a thriving technology sector in the Sacramento region.
This event will sell out (and rates will rise after February 22), so register early so you don't miss out!
Do you listen to Pandora Radio at home, on the road, or (we won’t tell!) while you’re working? Then come listen to the man who helped to create Pandora itself – co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer Tim Westergren, whose only speaking commitment in the Sacramento region is at SARTA’s TechEdge Celebration on Friday, March 8 at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento! Tim will inspire us with stories of the company’s growth from its early days, the challenges and rewards of seeing a company from founding to launch to market dominance, and what skills and abilities Pandora required of him and his fellow executives.
Pandora Founder and Chief Strategy Officer Tim Westergren started the popular personalized radio service in 2000 with the Music Genome Project. Tim is an award-winning composer and accomplished musician with 20 years of experience in the music industry – spanning production, audio engineering, film scoring and live performance. Trained as a jazz pianist, his musical background spans such genres as rock, blues, jazz and classical music.
Tim received his B.A. from Stanford University, where he studied computer acoustics and recording technology. A musician's musician, he is dedicated to helping talented emerging artists find an audience. In addition to guiding Pandora's overall strategy and vision, Tim now spends most of his time as Pandora's chief evangelist - traveling the country to connect with some of the tens of millions of people who listen to Pandora. He also works extensively with technology partners, distribution partners, advertisers and investors to help shape the future of Pandora and personalized radio.
Every year, TechEdge provides the inspiring stories of local tech companies from pre-revenue to post-profitability. At the 2013 TechEdge Celebration, we're pleased to continue this tradition of shining a spotlight on tech success stories with three motivating CEO speakers. Each is following a different path to his or her company’s success, and each company is at a different stage of development – truly something to speak to everyone in our TechEdge audience!
Chief Executive Officer
President & CEO
Friday, March 8, 2013
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Registration, Networking and Exhibits - 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Luncheon - 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Hyatt Regency Sacramento
1209 L Street,
Sacramento, California, USA 95814
By February 22nd
General Admission: $90; SARTA Members: $45
February 23 – March 3:
General Admission: $100; SARTA Members: $50
March 4 – March 8:
General Admission: $120; SARTA Members: $60
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SARTA is accelerating the growth and development of the technology sector in the Sacramento region. We are the nexus that links technology leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, community organizations, and educational institutions.
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