September 14

Uptown Theater

Doors open at 7:30am, Presentations 8am-3:30pm

Networking Social:

Thursday 9/13
5PM - 7PM

| Goose Ridge Vineyards
  16304 Dallas Rd., Richland

| Hors d’oeuvres & wine provided

About TC Tech Summit

The Tri-Cities Tech Summit is a conference for technology professionals and innovators to come together and find out more about what’s happening in the Tri-Cities across technology fields. In an interactive and engaging atmosphere, participants will be able to learn, exchange ideas, network and establish relationships with others in the community.

Audience at the conference hall. Business Conference and Presentation

The Vision

Our vision is to be the premier technology conference in the region for people who are passionate about technology in their work and life and want to share their passion with other like-minded individuals. This will help the Tri-Cities build and attract new technology businesses, retain local talent, and grow the tech-forward community.


The Mission

Our mission is to bring together local innovators and organizations to share new technologies and discuss how it is changing business and creating opportunities. Through our efforts, we help support the community of local technology professionals and innovators and create an environment for sharing ideas, strengthening relationships and fostering growth. We do that by:

  • Showcasing technology companies in our region
  • Providing instruction and familiarization with new technologies
  • Fostering innovation and opportunity
  • Opening doors through relationships and networking
  • Building a tech-centric community
  • Bridging relationships with other like-minded communities

Be there when it all Starts

What this is:

• An opportunity to connect with others and showcase technology and innovation to help others
• A way to get the word out on how technology is shaping the future and building our community

What it’s not:

• A sales pitch for your product or idea
• A soap box
• A platform for your candidacy for public office
• A stage for your comedy act

Speaker Line Up

Lead Product Manager at Clean Power Research

Brian Boler

An Energy Revolution Is Underway: How Technology and Consumers Are Driving It

President at Cadwell

Carl Cadwell

Misadventures of Starting a Medical Devices Company

Consulting Architect at VMware

Justin Jones

Death of the Laptop: Using a Phone as your Primary Computing Device

Sr. VP Finance at UNIBEST International Corp.

James Katzaroff

R.I.P. Analog Farming - How Digital Agriculture Is Feeding the Future of Precision Farming

CEO at Swivel, Inc.

Keith Nerdin

The Remote Work Explosion That Will Transform Rural America

Chief Architect at LiveTiles

Erik Ralston

The Moral and Ethical Dilemma of Artificial Intelligence

Founder of WholeStory

John Roach

Humanizing Hiring Through the Power of Story

BNL Tech & RDS

Wilson Stevenson & Ryan Woodward

3D Laser Scanning: Making Reality Virtual

President & CEO at CleanTech Alliance

Tom Ranken

Special Guest Emcee

Architectures for Innovation


Maren Katzaroff

Brilliance Empowered


Deb Dihel

Lamb Weston


Ann Nash

Q-Camp (PNNL)


Senator Sharon Brown

8th Legislative District, WA

Technology Showcases

Software Engineer at HashiCorp

Paddy Carver

UV Light Sterilization

Mona Alfarra

Recent WSU Graduate with a Masters in Engineering & Technology Management



Byron Martin,

Byron is CEO and owner of Teknologize, an information technology consulting firm and IT service provider, which he founded in 2011.  Over the last seven years, Byron has helped Teknologize become a technology leader in the Tri-Cities market with a reputation of excellent client care and advanced technical expertise. 

Byron graduated from BYU with a degree in Spanish and has been working in the Information Technology field for the past 19 years. When he’s not garnering more technical certifications and building Teknologize, he’s spending time with his wife and five kids in the great outdoors hiking, boating, fishing and enjoying all the Tri-Cities has to offer.

Ty Mullholland,


Ty Mulholland is the President of Wildland, and has over 10 years of experience leading highly talented teams through large scale projects. Ty has developed projects for large companies such as Microsoft, Hyundai, and Lamb Weston as well as small and locally owned startups. He is passionate about technology that enhances people’s lives. Ty is an avid supporter of the community. He is a board member for Fuse Co-Working, has been a Tri-Conf organizer, Startup Weekend Organizer, WSU guest lecturer, Launch University Keynote and founded several meet ups in the community. He lives in Richland with his wife and three daughters.


Diahann Howard,
Director of Economic Development & Gov.


Diahann Howard has been with the Port of Benton since 2006 as the Director of Economic Development & Governmental Affairs.  She supports the Port of Benton’s land and building development, grants and legislative requests both state and federal.  In addition to her port responsibilities, she serves as the Executive Director for the Tri Cities Research District, one of 14 Washington State Innovation Partnership Zones. Prior to the Port, she was the City of Richland’s Economic Development Manager


Jess Stangeland, 


Jess Stangeland is Manager at Fuse SPC. As a business and community advocate Jess is passionate about producing high-impact growth in the Tri-Cities, as demonstrated through her work as Executive Producer of TEDxRichland, Lead Coordinator of Tri-Cities Launch, and Board Director for the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Tri-Cities. Applying a “we should do that” framework to connect people, ideas, and technology, she thrives in startup environments where vision and engagement breed innovation. She is also an avid traveler, lover of food trucks, triathlete, and creative collaborator.

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