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Transformed By Digital

Mar 2nd - Mar 4th 2020
Four Seasons Hotel

“What would you do differently if you could start from scratch?” Whether it’s pizza delivery by vans that bake the pies on the run; Airbnb reconceptualizing the overnight stay; Walmart (Walmart!) rethinking the doctor visit; or Amazon reinventing, well, everything, entire industries are being redefined from the ground up—often, but not always by startups—taking the opportunity to use digital technologies to think differently. We digitize information, we digitalize processes and operations, but digital transformation involves entire businesses and their strategies. Topics Include: Hub economies, platforms, personalization, digital experiences, digital innovation, digital experiences, processes and algorithms, collaboration, supply chains, digital design, IoT, cybersecurity.

Field Trip

Join TTI/Vanguard for a Research Day at the University of Washington. This full-day event will showcase the best of UW, featuring tours of the Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp) Lab, Personal Robotics Lab, and Tasker Center for Accessibility Technology—all within the Paul Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering—as well as the Washington Clean Energy Testbeds. The on-campus day will also feature faculty lectures from across campus, covering protein design, ethics in technology, and more, and students will present posters and demos to flesh out an extended lunch period, during which UW researchers will join the TTI/Vanguard membership. The hub of the event will be the beautiful Zillow Commons atop the just-opened Bill and Melinda Gates Center.

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM    Bus to UW’s Zillow Commons

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM    Breakfast

9:00 AM - 9:20 AM    Overview

9:20 AM - 11:10 AM  Visits to Three Labs: UbiComp, Accessibility, and Personal Robotics

11:15 AM - 12:45 PM Poster/Demo Session and Buffet Lunch

12:45 PM - 2:25 PM  Series of Short Lectures by UW Researchers

2:35 PM - 2:55 PM    Bus to Washington Clean Energy Testbeds

2:55 PM - 3:10 PM    Overview (J. Devin MacKenzie, Materials Science & Engineering)

3:10 PM - 4:00 PM   Prototyping and Additive Manufacturing; Device Performance; Grid Simulation

4:05 PM - 5:00 PM    Return to Four Seasons


Four Seasons Hotel

99 Union Street
Seattle, WA 98101


Reservations and Travel

Hotel Reservation Deadline
Friday, February 7, 2020

TTI/Vanguard Group Hotel Rate
TTI/Vanguard has arranged a discounted block of rooms for USD$289 ++ per night at the Four Seasons Seattle. 

Online Reservations 

  1. CLICK HERE for online reservations at the Four Seasons Seattle,
  2. then click "CHECK RATES" in the top right corner, 
  3. enter your dates, # of people, and use PROMO CODE: RL0220TTI.    

For extended dates outside of March 1-5, please call the hotel directly to see if they can provide the group rate for the additional nights, as they are unable to extend the rate through online reservations.       

Telephone Reservations
Please call the hotel's reservation department at +1 206.749.7000 . Please identify yourself as part of the TTI/Vanguard Group March 2020 Conference to receive our group rate.  


U.S. Government Attendees 
You will receive a special link in your conference registration confirmation to make a government rate reservation directly through the hotel’s website.  We are unable to provide the link without an approved registration.  We have a limited amount of per diem rooms and are on a first come, first served basis.  We recommend booking your room early! If you have any questions, please contact the meeting planner, Robin Lockett at +1 310.394.8305, ext. 245 or

Hotel Reservation Notes
The group rate is available through February 7, 2020, and is subject to availability. 

  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM 
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM 
  • Hotel has a strict cancellation policy. Cancellations/Modifications MUST be made by 6:00 PM Pacific Time, 7 DAYS PRIOR TO THE DAY OF ARRIVAL or you will be charged a full room night with tax. 
  • All changes/cancellations to hotel reservations are responsibility of the  attendee.  TTI/Vanguard is unable to make these changes on your behalf. 

If you have any questions regarding hotel reservations, please contact Robin Lockett at  or ext. 245. 

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is 15 miles/24 km from the hotel.

Ground Transportation Options:
Taxi: Approximately US $45 one-way (Uber/Lyft:  Approximately US $35)

Seattle Link Light Rail:
Walk one floor up from baggage claim, Cross the sky bridge to the parking garage and turn left, Keep left and watch for the Link light rail signs leading to the station (0.3 mi).  Take Sound Transit Red Line to University Street Station ( Airport Station - To Downtown).  From the University Street Station- Bay A: Head northwest on 3rd Ave toward Union St, Turn left onto Union St , walk .02 mile, arrive at hotel.  $3.00 

TTI/Vanguard gladly welcomes your guest/spouse to any of our reception/dinner functions. Guests/spouses may attend breakfasts but only after the conference has begun (8:30 am–9:30 am). Please note: Guests/spouses cannot be accommodated inside our conferences, workshops, on field trips, or at our working breakfasts and lunches.

Dress for TTI/Vanguard conferences is business casual.

Wireless Internet connectivity will be provided during the meeting.


For questions, you can call + 1310.394.8305 or email:

Event Logistics including Hotel: Robin Lockett at  or ext. 245. 
Membership/Attendance Questons: Claudia Miklas at at  or ext. 231.