Members

Co-Chairs

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Andrew Beers

Chief Technology Officer, Tableau

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Andrew Beers is Tableau's Chief Technology Officer, and is responsible for Tableau's long term technology roadmap and emerging technologies. During his tenure at Tableau, he has led many of the engineering teams, created new products for the company, and personally written pieces of the product code. Andrew has been at the very heart of Tableau's engineering for most of the company's existence. Prior to joining Tableau in 2004, Andrew ran the engineering group at Align Technology, makers of the Invisalign system, building software to support large-scale customized manufacturing. He holds a master's degree in computer science from Stanford University, where he worked in Pat Hanrahan's computer graphics research group.

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Trish Millines Dziko

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Technology Access Foundation

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Trish Millines Dziko cofounded Technology Access Foundation (TAF) in 1996 after spending 15 years as a developer, designer and manager in the high tech industry. A native of New Jersey who attended Monmouth College (now Monmouth University) on a basketball scholarship, she graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science in 1979 at a time when few people of color and few women were entering the field. Her successful career brought her to Microsoft in the late-1980s, just as the pioneering software company was set to become a worldwide brand.

Over the next decade of tremendous growth, she saw very little change in the high tech industry: women and people of color remained grossly underrepresented. After careful research she traced the root of the problem to the lack of access to rigorous, relevant technology training in our public schools, particularly those in traditionally underserved communities of color. Trish left Microsoft in 1996, the same year she founded TAF. More information about TAF is available at www.techaccess.org. Trish has led the growth of TAF into a statewide leader in STEM education, operating TAF Academy (a 6th to 12th grade, award-winning public school that is co-managed by TAF and the Federal Way Public School District), increasing the number of teachers of color through the Martinez Fellowship, and partnering with public schools to transform them into academic environments that will promote the highest level of student learning. In addition to her work at TAF, Trish remains a committed, proactive leader and serves on the boards of several organizations that focus on children and education. Trish and her spouse live on Vashon Island and are the proud parents of 4 children.

John Rousseau

Vice President, Artefact

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John is currently Vice President at Artefact-a strategic design consultancy in Seattle. He leads the firm's work across three integrated practice areas, comprising strategy, design and technology. He is responsible for the firm's offering and portfolio-ensuring that its output meets the highest standards of quality, continually advances the practice of design, and creates shared value for business, people, and society. As a thought leader, he has written about human-centered design, innovation, and emerging technologies including smart cities, augmented reality, and autonomous vehicles. In over two decades of consulting he has worked across multiple disciplines with a wide array of clients to bring strategic clarity, meaning and expression to products and services, experiences and systems. His clients have included Chase, Target, Nike, HP, Hyundai, Microsoft and Madison Square Garden among many others. Prior to joining Artefact, John was Executive Creative Director at frog, and was previously faculty at The University of Washington, Division of Design. He earned an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA from The University of Michigan. 

Aman Bhutani

President, Brand Expedia Group

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Aman Bhutani is the President for Brand Expedia Group, responsible for the overall global strategy and business operations for many of the full-service brands at Expedia Group, Inc., including the Expedia brand globally and regional brands Travelocity, Orbitz, Cheaptickets, eBookers and Wotif. Brand Expedia Group also includes the Media Solutions and Local Activities businesses for Expedia Group, Inc. as well as large product and technology organizations serving multiple internal stakeholders.

Prior to this role, Bhutani was Brand Expedia Group's Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Worldwide Engineering, where he was well-known for having established a data-driven culture based in the scientific method. Previous to joining Expedia Group, Inc. in 2010, he served in senior technology and eCommerce roles at J.P. Morgan Chase and Washington Mutual, as founder and technical lead at a startup, and as a senior engineer at a consulting firm. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the New York Times, adding his technological and international business expertise to help further their innovation efforts for global growth. Bhutani grew up in New Delhi, India and holds a B.A. in economics from Delhi University and an M.B.A. from Lancaster University. Bhutani's interests include samurai films and being a student practitioner of leadership as a discipline.

Members

Seattle City Council, Ex-Officio

  • Seattle City Council President Bruce Harrell

Amazon

  • Tim Halladay
  • Jared Axelrod
  • Jennifer Thibodeau
  • Jessie Metcalf
  • Clark Menkes

Artefact

  • Amy Wales

Expedia

  • Aman Bhutani
  • Richard de Sam Lazaro

F5

  • Nathan Misner
  • Carina Weyer

Facebook

  • Steven Uy

Flying Fish

  • Heather Redman 

Independent

  • Tom Rubin, Stanford Law School Lecturer

Loftium

  • Yifan Zhang

Microsoft

  • Susan Locke

Tableau

  • Steve Schwartz

Twitter

  • Brian Kahrs

University of Washington

  • Anind Dey

We Count

  • Jonathan Sposato
  • Graham Pruss

Washington Technology Industry Association

  • Michael Schutzler

Zillow

  • Rebekah Bastian