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CSE featured at Madrona Venture Group “Internet of Things” media dinner in San Francisco


Chris Diorio, Yoky Matsuoka, and Shwetak Patel – plus virtual onlookers

On Wednesday, Madrona Venture Group hosted an Internet of Things media dinner in San Francisco.  Media attendees included journalists from Forbes, Fortune, NPR, the New York Times, Recode, Tech Review, Thomson Reuters, the Wall Street Journal, Wired, and Xconomy.

The panel was moderated by Madrona Managing Director Tom Alberg.  Panelists:

  • Chris Diorio, co-founder and CTO of UW CSE startup Impinj (and former UW CSE faculty member), a leader in the RFID space.
  • Shwetak Patel, co-founder UW CSE startup SNUPI Technologies (and current (and future!) UW CSE and EE faculty member), whose Wally system is revolutionizing environmental sensing for the home.
  • Yoky Matsuoka, VP of Technology for Nest (and former UW CSE faculty member), innovator in smart thermostats recently acquired by Google.

Many thanks to Tom and our many other friends at Madrona for continuing to feature UW CSE!