GeekWire Summit Preview: A glimpse of the future of tech, health, education, jobs and more

Our signature technology conference, the GeekWire Summit, kicks off next week. Now in its ninth year, this annual event is known for offering a glimpse of the future through the eyes of leaders in technology, science and business, and in these challenging and uncertain times, this annual tradition has never been more important.

You may have seen the news that Bill Gates has joined the lineup for an hour-long interview on Oct. 15. But the Microsoft co-founder and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation co-chair is just one element of a larger lineup. In this post and special episode of the GeekWire Podcast, my colleague John Cook and I offer a sneak preview of what’s in store.

The GeekWire Summit will be held virtually over three weeks, from Oct. 13 to 29, with sessions taking place twice weekly, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from late morning to early afternoon. The full content

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GeekWire Summit- Explore the future at this 2020 virtual tech conference!

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SEATTLE, Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The 2020 GeekWire Summit, presented by Bank of America, brings together the brightest minds in technology, business, science and entrepreneurship for engaging conversations about the future. In its 9th year, the GeekWire Summit has transitioned into a fully virtual experience taking place over three-weeks featuring deep dives into areas such as privacy, AI, health tech, travel, politics, and much more.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays from Oct. 13-29, we are convening some of the planet’s top thinkers in areas such as travel, education, health, politics, vaccines, venture capital and much more. The Summit event platform encourages networking and attendee engagement.

Agenda highlights include fireside chats with Bill Gates, Gates Foundation Co-chair, Peter Kern, Expedia Group CEO, and Panos Panay, Microsoft Chief Product Officer. Regence BlueShield’s

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GeekWire Summit: Panos Panay, Microsoft’s chief product officer, to join our signature tech event

Panos Panay, Microsoft’s chief product officer.

Panos Panay rose to prominence in the tech industry as the leader of Microsoft’s Surface hardware business, most recently overseeing the development and launch of the dual-screen Surface Duo, and engineering the company’s unlikely partnership with Google on the device.

But in his larger role as the tech giant’s chief product officer, Panay is now leading the company’s unified Windows software and hardware teams just as the pandemic renews the relevance of desktop and laptop computers in our lives. How will Microsoft seize this new opportunity to reshape the tech landscape and navigate the challenges that lie ahead?

Those are some of the questions we’ll explore with Panay at the upcoming GeekWire Summit, in a session exclusive to event attendees.

The Microsoft executive is one of dozens of top tech, science, health and business leaders who will be joining us as featured speakers

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