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Wednesday, April 11
 

8:30am

Cantina
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: Prototyping at Scale: Designing Future Cars!

Start your morning with a fast-paced, interactive, and fun prototyping workshop! Explore what is possible when we hand you a full-size model car and work together to bring your ideas to life. In this workshop, we’ll demonstrate how you can stick out your hand for a direct physical interaction and realize: “No this won’t work. I can’t reach that button. Let’s move it.” Anything you can imagine, add it! Want a touchscreen? Draw it! At Cantina, we believe it’s important to prototype as a vital part of the product development cycle. It’s not enough to merely have an idea: you need to create something that allows you to feel, experience, experiment, and test it to get it right.

Speakers
avatar for Conor Sheehan

Conor Sheehan

Principal Designer, Cantina
avatar for George White

George White

Chief Innovation Officer, Cantina

Host Companies
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Cantina

Cantina
Cantina is a strategic design and development agency. We accelerate your ability to innovate, grow, and deliver better digital products and services.



Wednesday April 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Cantina 320 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210

8:30am

FeatureX
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: Turning Pixels into Insights

What would you do with ground truth information? Imagine you knew exactly how many solar panels were on houses in the Greater Boston area. Could that better inform the research you’re conducting? Or if you could access the number of high rise apartment buildings being constructed in a city, could your real estate business excel? If you were able to detect the real-time rates of deforestation in a given country, would you make better investment decisions?

FeatureX is disrupting the field of satellite image analysis, making it easy to answer questions like the ones above.  Our semantic deep learning technology enables our systems to understand the fundamental structure of images and then regenerate them in new ways.  This allows our clients to extract more insight from every image. Our tools help organizations build web-based applications for either internal use or for the development, sales, and deployment of SaaS applications worldwide.

 

To learn how FeatureX is servicing industry and community needs, come hear from our Founder and CTO, Gil Syswerda. We’ll provide demos of our technology and platforms and walk you through how we take a satellite image and turn it from pixels into business insights.

 

Target Audience: AI industry professionals, computer science students, AI and software engineer jobhunters, VC’s, media/press


Speakers
avatar for Gil Syswerda

Gil Syswerda

Founder and CTO, FeatureX

Host Companies
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FeatureX

FeatureX


Wednesday April 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
FeatureX 50 Milk Street, Boston, MA

8:30am

WPI Seaport
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Solving Globally Impactful Problems

Join WPI Seaport for a session on creating approaches to 'Great Problems'. This session will be highly interactive. Participants will work in small groups to brainstorm approaches to solve globally impactful problems, such as Food Sustainability, Powering the World, and Accessing Clean Water.

This session will provide a glimpse into the Great Problems Seminar (GPS) offered at WPI as a two-term course that immerses first-year students into university-level research and introduces them to the project-based curriculum at WPI. The course gives students and faculty the opportunity to step outside their disciplines to solve problems focused on themes of global importance, culminating in annual Poster Presentation Days that celebrate students’ innovative research on a wide range of solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges.
https://www.wpi.edu/academics/undergraduate/great-problems-seminar

Speakers
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Kriss Wobbe

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies, WPI

Host Companies
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WPI (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)

WPI (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)


Wednesday April 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
WPI (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) 303 Congress Street, 1st Floor, Boston, MA 02210

8:30am

The Predictive Index
Limited Capacity filling up

How did the 1996 U.S. Olympic sailing coach end up predicting employee behavior and creating better workforces worldwide? Funny story…
 
Join Mike Zani, CEO of The Predictive Index, as he shares the proven method PI has developed over the last 50 years for decoding human behavior, predicting workplace performance, hiring smart, and understanding how to manage more effectively. We think this session will add some wind to your sails.

Intended audience: Managers, leaders, HR professionals, and all who are curious about what their natural drives and behaviors are saying about them in the workplace.

Speakers
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Mike Zani

CEO, The Predictive Index

Host Companies
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The Predictive Index

The Predictive Index


Wednesday April 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
The Predictive Index 101 Station Drive, Westwood, MA 02090

8:30am

LogicManager, Inc.
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: How to Build a Culture that Fuels Success

Many companies believe to the common saying, “people are your most valuable assets.” However, companies, especially in the technology industry, too often fall short in fostering a company culture that promotes tangible individual and shared success. Recognized as a Best Place to Work by the Boston Business Journal and a Best Tech Work Culture in Boston by the Timmy Awards, LogicManager’s CEO, Steven Minsky, will share just how we’ve built the award-winning culture that enables us to promote from within and grow by over 40% for the each of the past 3 years without venture capital. 

Speakers
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Steven Minsky

CEO & Founder, LogicManager, Inc.

Host Companies
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LogicManager, Inc.

LogicManager, Inc.
LogicManager believes performance is a result of effective risk management. LogicManager's ERM software empowers organizations to uphold their reputation, anticipate what's ahead, and improve business performance through strong governance.


Wednesday April 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
LogicManager, Inc. 5/11 Drydock Ave., Suite 2080, Boston, MA 02210

8:30am

MassRobotics
Limited Capacity full

We’ll give attendees a glimpse of robotics applications in the future and a lab tour to see first hand some of what our residents are working on.

Speakers
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Tom Ryden

Executive Director, MassRobotics

Host Companies
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MassRobotics

MassRobotics


Wednesday April 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
MassRobotics 12 Channel Street, Suite 502, Boston, MA 02210

8:30am

Avecto
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: The Best Kept Secrets in Boston Cybersecurity

Come along to enjoy breakfast and discuss one of the hottest subjects in the tech industry. 

Nestled in the heart of Assembly Row, Avecto is Boston’s best kept cyber security secret. Celebrating its 10-year anniversary, Avecto was founded by UK entrepreneurs Mark Austin and Paul Kenyon, who shared a vision of stopping cyber attacks – without stopping employee productivity. Chief Operating Officer, Andrew Avanessian, will explain how Avecto has achieved global success, now protecting more than 8 million endpoints at some of the world's largest brands from cyber attack. 

Andrew has been a fundamental part of Avecto since its inception. He'll share why Avecto selected Boston as their U.S. headquarters and the reasons why investors have contributed over $1.7 billion to creating a cyber security hub in Boston.

Removing access to local admin rights is one of the best things you can do to improve security. Andrew will speak to the hidden dangers in your organization caused by the overuse of admin rights, which open the door to outside hackers and insider abuse. Using real-world examples, you'll learn about the dangers of unchecked privileges and that the solution is easier than you think.



Speakers
avatar for Andrew Avanessian

Andrew Avanessian

Chief Operating Officer, Avecto
Andrew has been a fundamental part of the Avecto story since its inception in 2008. In his role as COO, Andrew is responsible for Avecto's end-to-end customer journey, leading the global consultancy division of pre-sales, post sales and training, as well as customer success, support... Read More →

Host Companies
avatar for Avecto

Avecto

Avecto
Avecto is a global leader in endpoint privilege management. Since 2008, the company has enabled over 8 million users to successfully work without admin rights, enabling many of the world’s biggest brands to achieve the balance between overlocked and underlocked environments. Avecto’s... Read More →


Wednesday April 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Avecto 450 Artisan Way , Somerville, MA 02145

10:30am

Brandeis University Innovation Center
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Hands-On MakerLab Demo & Panel: How Do We *Really* Increase Representation in STEAM?

Join Brandeis Innovation for two exciting programs: First off, in our MakerLab, learn the essentials of 3D printing with this bio-tech and social enterprise focused hands-on session. Learn how to 3D print molecules and learn how students are preserving ancient artifacts, crafting prostethics, and more. 

Then, at 10:30am, hear from our panel on how to really foster inclusion in STEAM. We hear so much about diversity, but how do we really foster it at all levels of the STEAM career pipeline, from K-16 through the executive level? Hear from successful leaders in academia, startups, and the corporate world on how they have fostered a culture of inclusion AND seen tangible growth in diverse candidates   

Directions:
From the Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90)
Eastbound Take exit 14 for I-95/Rt 128. Keep left for 95/128 North. While on the ramp, exit immediately onto exit 24 for Route 30. Bear left onto Route 30. Turn right at the first traffic light onto River Road. Follow this for 1.5 miles, where it turns into South Street. Brandeis is one-half mile ahead on the left, at 415 South Street.

From the Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90)
Westbound Take exit 15B for Weston, Rte. 30. At the end of the ramp, turn right onto Park Road. At the traffic light, turn right onto Route 30. Turn left at the next traffic light onto River Road. Follow this for 1.5 miles, where it turns into South Street. Brandeis is one-half mile ahead on the left, at 415 South Street.

From I-95/Route 128 Southbound
From I-95/Route 128 Southbound: Take exit 24 for Route 30. At end of ramp, proceed through traffic light (across Route 30). This is River Road (River Road becomes South Street), and Brandeis is two miles ahead on the left.

From I-95/Route 128 Northbound
Take exit 24 for Route 30. Route 30 is one of several options at this exit, so follow signs carefully. Turn left at the top of the ramp onto Route 30. Turn right at the traffic lights. This is South Street, and Brandeis is two miles ahead on the left.

By Commuter Rail
Commuter train service is available from Boston's North Station (Fitchburg/South Acton line) to the Brandeis/Roberts Station that borders the campus.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Menapace

Rebecca Menapace

Associate Provost for Innovation and Executive Director, Office of Technology Licensing and of the Hassenfeld Family Innovation Center
avatar for Ian Roy

Ian Roy

Brandeis University

Host Companies
avatar for Brandeis University Innovation Center

Brandeis University Innovation Center

Brandeis University Innovation Center
Brandeis University engages in research and scholarship that push the boundaries of knowledge, discover how the world works, and design innovations that improve society.


Wednesday April 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Brandeis University Innovation Center 415 South St, Waltham, MA 02453

10:30am

Shell TechWorks
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Open Innovation at Shell - Shell TechWorks and Shell Technology Ventures

For Shell, collaboration is critical to delivering the competitive and affordable technology necessary for the energy transition. Our open innovation platform helps to ensure a healthy influx of new ideas and speeds the deployment of new technology. Shell TechWorks and Shell Technology Ventures are both part of Shell’s innovation toolkit and operate from Shell’s facility in Cambridge, MA.

This session will provide the opportunity to learn more about both:
  • Shell TechWorks, a first-of-kind innovation workshop in the oil and gas industry that demonstrates how outside perspectives and unexpected partnerships can accelerate tech development in order to quickly bring safer, cost-effective solutions to scale for Shell.
  • Shell Technology Ventures, which invests in companies across the energy sector to speed up the development and deployment of technologies complementing our business.
Please join us for a tour, overview about the challenges that the Cambridge-based Shell team takes on across the value chain of Shell’s global business, and discussion about best practices in infusing new ideas and technologies into our existing businesses.

Company Address: 
281 Albany Street, Cambridge, MA, 2139
Parking available at metered spots along Albany Street and in the Pilgrim Parking garage next door at 47 Erie St, Cambridge, MA.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Ferland

Julie Ferland

General Manager, Shell TechWorks
avatar for Brian Panoff

Brian Panoff

Senior Venture Principal, Shell Technology Ventures

Host Companies
avatar for Shell TechWorks

Shell TechWorks

Shell TechWorks


Wednesday April 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Shell TechWorks 281 Albany Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

10:30am

LevelUp
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: A Deliberate Approach to Scaling Culture

Building a great employee culture doesn't happen overnight and it can change drastically if your startup scales quickly and you are not actively thinking about it. Hear from CEO, Seth Priebatsch on how LevelUp has taken a deliberate approach to scaling their culture as they ride the rocket of company growth.

Speakers
avatar for Seth Priebatsch

Seth Priebatsch

CEO, LevelUp

Host Companies
avatar for LevelUp

LevelUp

LevelUp


Wednesday April 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
LevelUp 1 Federal Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02110

10:30am

Kyruus
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: Moneyball for Doctors - Matching Patients to the Right Providers

Julie Yoo, Co-Founder of Kyruus, will share the story that led to the founding of Kyruus, a healthcare IT company focused improving patient access for leading health systems across the country. As Chief Product Officer, Julie oversees the design and development of the company’s suite of search and scheduling applications, as well as the underlying provider data management platform that powers them. Julie will share insights from our 2017 Patient Access Journey Report and discuss the role that technology can play in resolving the “patient access paradox” -- patients waiting too long for care, while provider capacity goes underutilized. Through a hypothetical patient scenario exploration, attendees of this session will gain an understanding of the most important criteria to them when selecting providers, have an opportunity to talk through challenges in the patient-provider matching process, and ultimately understand how provider data management plays a key role in facilitating a better experience for patients and providers.



Speakers
avatar for Scott Andrews

Scott Andrews

SVP, Delivery, Kyruus
avatar for Chris Gervais

Chris Gervais

SVP, Product Development, Kyruus
avatar for Julie Yoo

Julie Yoo

Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Kyruus

Host Companies
avatar for Kyruus

Kyruus

Kyruus


Wednesday April 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Kyruus 222 Berkeley Street, 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02116

10:30am

LogMeIn
Limited Capacity filling up

A Password Manager? Here’s Why You Need One

With the rise of cloud apps and devices, everyone has more passwords than they can possibly keep track of, leaving many to resort to unsafe password behavior – from how they create and remember passwords, to how they share accounts with family members. The #1 reason people reset a password is because they forgot it. What if you could keep all your passwords safe and strong, but only had to remember one?

Following a quick tour of the LogMeIn office space, LogMeIn’s Rachael Stockton, Director of Product Marketing, will give attendees a look into our password management offering, LastPass, and lead a discussion around the dangers of using weak passwords, why using a browser isn’t the answer, and what secure online behavior looks like.



Speakers
avatar for Rachael Stockton

Rachael Stockton

Director of Product Marketing, LogMeIn

Host Companies
avatar for LogMeIn

LogMeIn

LogMeIn


Wednesday April 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
LogMeIn 333 Summer Street , Boston, MA 02110

10:30am

Buildium
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: The Future of Renter Technology: Your Chance to Influence our Product Roadmap!

More US households are renting than at any point in 50 years - 12.5M new households will be created over the next 10 years, and more than half of them will be renting. As a leading property management software company, Buildium is at the forefront of the changing real estate industry and the company is preparing for a shift towards a renter-focused real estate market. During the first half of our session, Buildium’s CEO & Co-founder, Michael Monteiro, will discuss how technology will impact the renter experience in the years to come. Then, Buildium’s VP of Product, Piyum Samaraweera, will lead a discussion and solicit ideas on what you—renters!—would like to see in a mobile app built with the resident experience in mind.

Interesting for: software engineers, product managers, those interested in real estate

Speakers
avatar for Michael Monteiro

Michael Monteiro

CEO & Co-Founder, Buildium
avatar for Piyum Samaraweera

Piyum Samaraweera

VP Product, Buildium

Host Companies
avatar for Buildium

Buildium

Buildium


Wednesday April 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Buildium 225 Franklin Street, Suite 350, Boston, MA 02110

10:30am

Ipswitch, Inc.
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title:  Ipswitch Employee Driven Community Service Drives Business Results

Most of us have charitable causes that drive us, motivate us and are meaningful for a wide range of reasons. Supporting these causes feels good – to help others in need and to be part of a bigger purpose. Ipswitch takes its position of responsibility to help support the people in the communities around us seriously – and we have instilled this social responsibility in our employees – for years. It not only has helped the community at large, but has built a stronger community within Ipswitch. The Ipswitch iCare program has equal focus on community-wide volunteer and giving programs as it does at the individual employee level. In 2017, the company sponsored a wide range of organizations and was proud to donate to more than 100 charities. Ipswitch also provides matching employee giving, acknowledges work-anniversary dates through charitable donations and honors growing Ipswitch families with a charitable gift close to the heart of the employee. Ipswitch shares its stories of monetary donations and support for numerous organizations but also how it created employees’ willingness to give time to organizations in need. Creating this enthusiasm has been a function of Marketing as much of a function of Human Resources. In addition to the customer, Ipswitch employees are viewed as an important target audience for Marketing – which has created successful community and retention at Ipswitch – along with helping those in need. Ipswitch shares how the company has created this positive atmosphere and encourages other companies in position to do the same.

Speakers
avatar for Jeanne Hopkins

Jeanne Hopkins

EVP and Chief Marketing Officer, Ipswitch, Inc.
avatar for Steven Rotman

Steven Rotman

Chief People Officer, Ipswitch, Inc.

Host Companies
avatar for Ipswitch, Inc.

Ipswitch, Inc.

Ipswitch, Inc.
With over 1 million users from tens of thousands of companies managing more than 150,000 networks in 116 countries, Ipswitch designs and develops industry-leading software that enables the easy delivery of 24/7 performance and security across cloud, virtual and on-premise environments... Read More →


Wednesday April 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Ipswitch, Inc. 15 Wayside Rd, Burlington , MA 01803

10:30am

District Hall
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Innovation as a Public Resource: The Importance of Placemaking and Community Building

Join us at District Hall, the world’s first free-standing public innovation center, as we discuss the importance of expanding access to entrepreneurial resources, building local innovation communities, and the role of physical spaces and networks in supporting a collaborative innovation ecosystem.

Run by the Venture Café Foundation, District Hall is not-for-profit civic innovation center dedicated to providing accessible spaces, programming, and resources for Boston’s innovation economy. We believe that anyone with an idea has the potential to be an innovator, and we’re here to ensure everyone has access to the resources and connections they need to make those ideas a reality.

Take a tour of our space after the session and learn what makes District Hall tick.

Speakers
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Sarah deSimas

Operations & Development Manager, District Hall

Host Companies
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District Hall

District Hall


Wednesday April 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
District Hall 75 Northern Avenue , Boston, MA 02210

10:30am

MBTA
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: Customer Technology is not the MBTA you think it is.


How do you innovate in a government agency heavy on infrastructure?

Do you take the T? Do you wish it was better? So do we.

Come see our space and learn how we're rebuilding a user-centered engineering and design culture inside a large public agency, at scale (after all, everything we do needs to serve our 1.3m daily passengers without fail, the first time). If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to work in a startup culture within a 60 year old government agency, come join us.

Speakers
avatar for David Block-Schachter

David Block-Schachter

Chief Technology Officer, MBTA

Host Companies

Wednesday April 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
MBTA 10 Park Plaza, Suite 3830, Boston, MA

10:30am

CloudHealth Technologies
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: From Concept to Growth Stage: Lessons from a Serial Entrepreneur

In 2012, CTO and Founder Joe Kinsella established CloudHealth Technologies with nothing more than a laptop and the cloud. Today, it’s one of Boston's fastest growing tech companies (with more than 200 employees), has created a new market (cloud service management), is moving to expanded offices in the heart of Boston, and counts some of the biggest names in the industry as customers.
In this interactive session, Joe will discuss personal learnings gleaned from his entrepreneurial ventures (both wins and losses) and offer advice for other would-be startup founders and business leaders. Topics include:
  • Taking the leap
  • Finding the market opportunity
  • Building & selling the MVP
  • Hiring great people
  • Finding product market fit
  • Driving an agile culture
  • Driving innovation
  • Scaling culture
  • Mistakes & lessons learned
Refreshments and coffee will be provided!

Company Address: 280 Summer Street, Boston, MA, 02110
Directions: Our office is located on Summer Street, in the Fort Point area. Those taking public transit can easily walk there from South Station. Please proceed to the 7th floor upon arrival.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Kinsella

Joe Kinsella

CTO and Founder, CloudHealth Technologies

Host Companies
avatar for CloudHealth Technologies

CloudHealth Technologies

CloudHealth Technologies


Wednesday April 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
CloudHealth Technologies 280 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02110

12:30pm

UBS & MassTLC: Adding a Strong 401K Product to Your Company’s Benefits
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title:  Learn about the MassTLC Retirement Plan with MassTLC, UBS and Slavic 401k

Lunch will be provided at this session.

The new MassTLC Retirement Plan is a benefit available to MassTLC members in good standing. For participating companies, it offers all the advantages and flexibility of a stand-alone plan without the expenses, fiduciary liabilities and administrative responsibilities of managing your own plan. The plan pools participating employees across the program, thereby increasing the plan’s buying power and enabling small and mid-sized companies to offer a plan that is competitive with larger established firms.  

 

At this session, the UBS team will answer questions about how the plan works and the benefits of joining MassTLC's new Retirement Plan.

 

Who should attend: HR/Talent, CFO, CEO or anyone interested in adding a strong 401k product to your company's benefits package.

 


Host Companies

Wednesday April 11, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
UBS & MassTLC session One Post Office Square, 34th floor Boston, MA 02109

12:30pm

Carbonite
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: “Backing Up Businesses: Transitioning From a B2C to B2B Brand”

Lunch will be provided at this session.

From our founding in 2005 up until 2016, Carbonite was primarily known as a consumer-facing brand, offering simple and affordable cloud backup solutions for individuals and small businesses.

We’ve since recognized the opportunity to accelerate our growth and serve new markets, including midsize businesses to small enterprises. As a result, through organic and inorganic growth, we’ve successfully expanded our data protection portfolio to include sophisticated technology IT professionals need to secure their business environments. Today, we protect larger businesses through disaster recovery, high availability and data migration offerings.

Join this session to learn more about Carbonite’s transformation from a B2C to a B2B company and the cross-functional collaboration the process requires, from systems updates in IT to a brand refresh in Marketing. You’ll also learn about our path towards a new brand in a highly-competitive industry, and what’s next in the coming years.

Please allow yourself time to check-in with security at the building. Be sure you have a photo ID.

The Carbonite office is on the 6th floor in the Lafayette City Center building (right next to the Hyatt Regency Boston), located at 2 Ave de Lafayette, Boston, MA 02111, on the corner of Avenue de Lafayette and Washington Street. We’re easily accessible via the Green Line (Boylston and Park Street T stops) and Orange Line (Downtown Crossing and Chinatown T stops). If you choose to drive, there is also a parking garage located at 1 Ave de Lafayette – the cost ranges as follows (full details can be found here):
$8 – 0 to ½ hour
$16 – ½ to 1 hour
$24 – 1 to 1 ½ hours
$32 – 1 ½ to 2 hours
$38 – 2 to 12 hours
$40 – 12 to 24 hours

Speakers
avatar for Mohamad Ali

Mohamad Ali

CEO, Carbonite

Host Companies
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Carbonite

Carbonite
Carbonite offers all the tools necessary for protecting data from the most common forms of data loss, including ransomware, accidental deletions, hardware failures and natural disasters. From automated computer backup to comprehensive protection for physical and virtual server environments... Read More →


Wednesday April 11, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Carbonite 2 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA 02111

12:30pm

ezCater
Limited Capacity filling up

Lunch will be provided at this session.

Following a quick tour of ezCater’s new office space, ezCater’s Vice President of Sales will take the floor to talk about how sales – and the DNA of a successful salesperson – has changed drastically over the last decade. Historically, sales professionals entered the profession as a last resort, but now people are making it their first choice. As a result, the market has become full of candidates with elite educational pedigrees who typically flocked to other industries. The session will spark a discussion that asks: What can companies do to attract this talent pool and what is the new responsibility of sales organizations as it switches from an era of "what can they do for us" to one of "what can we do for them"?

Host Companies
avatar for ezCater

ezCater

ezCater


Wednesday April 11, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
ezCater 101 Arch St #1510, Boston, MA 02110

12:30pm

Agero
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Using Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics, and Data-Driven Intelligence to Innovate on a Massive Scale

Lunch will be provided at this session.

To demonstrate how Agero is moving our industry forward, our senior Data Scientists, Software Engineers, UX experts, Business Analysts and Executives will host an open forum in our auditorium to demonstrate and discuss the ways in which we’re using machine learning, predictive analytics, and data driven intelligence to innovate on a massive scale.
This highly interactive session will provide attendees with the unique opportunity to get their questions answered by our in-house experts in the context of Agero’s business and innovations. Here are some questions to mull over before you come to our session:
  • How do you best leverage cloud technologies to build a scalable, robust application like MileUp to gather and process large amounts of data in real time?
  • How can you reliably detect and respond to a critical event in real time for an application like crash detection?
  • What are challenges of building large scale, high quality data sets for machine learning applications (when you’re not Google)?
  • What are best practices around data privacy and security in the age of big data?
This stimulating session is as much about providing answers as it is about listening to your own thoughts, so leave your shyness at the door and come prepared for a real exchange of innovative ideas… and for a tasty lunch!

Attendees are encouraged to download and use the Agero’s MileUp app prior to the event. The app is free and will serve as a real-world starting point for our conversation.

Company Address: One Cabot Road, Medford, MA 02155

How to Get There: We are a stone throw away from Boston and Cambridge. If you use the T, stop at Wellington Station and take the free shuttle to One Cabot Road, or take a lovely 7-minute walk on this radiant Spring day (now that’s predictive analytics!). If you drive, follow your GPS’ directions and don’t forget to record the miles with your newly downloaded MileUp app.

Other: You will be asked to sign an NDA (non-disclosure agreement) upon walking into the Agero office. That’s how exciting the session will be!

Lunch will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Christina DeRosa

Christina DeRosa

Chief Product & Marketing Officer, Agero

Host Companies
avatar for Agero

Agero

Agero


Wednesday April 11, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Agero One Cabot Road, Medford, MA 02155

12:30pm

Red Hat, Inc.
Limited Capacity full

Session description coming soon!

Lunch will be provided at this session.

Host Companies
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Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat, Inc.


Wednesday April 11, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Red Hat, Inc. 300 A Street, Boston, MA 02210

12:30pm

Reward Gateway
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Let's Make the World A Better Place to Work!

Lunch will be provided at this session.

Do you think you are a 'Rebel'? Are you already doing something different and unique to engage your people? Then come share it with everyone at this session. If not, it's time for you to join the Rebelution! Reward Gateway's mission is: "Let's Make the World A Better Place to Work." Come to this session to truly realize the impact you can make on employee engagement at your company!

In addition, come check out our new offices overlooking the Common.  The space is designed with agile working in mind. 'Traditional' assigned desks are gone and replaced with diverse areas conducive to agility, increased collaboration and thus, more engaged employees!


Speakers
avatar for Manjuri Layne

Manjuri Layne

Director of Sales, Reward Gateway

Host Companies
avatar for Reward Gateway

Reward Gateway

Reward Gateway
Your people will do amazing things and create value if they feel connected to your mission, purpose, and values. That’s why it’s time to upend business as usual. With Reward Gateway, you can have a radically different relationship with your people. We have the only Employee Engagement... Read More →



Wednesday April 11, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Reward Gateway 141 Tremont Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02111

12:30pm

Rocket Software
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: It Isn’t What You Do, It’s How You Do It: Your Company Culture and Your Brand

Lunch will be provided during this session.

The popular understanding of a “brand” tends to identify a company with its package design or advertising. In fact, a brand consists of much more. Ultimately, it is an idea in the customer’s mind and is the product of each and every interaction with - or perception of - an organization. This session will make the case that brand identity is highly influenced by the culture promulgated by the founding team, and that the values established early in a company’s life have long-term repercussions for the company brand. Organizations that value customer- and people-centricity from the start will often emphasize action and measures such as customer calling campaigns, NPS (net promoter score), and employee engagement programs. This presentation will demonstrate how these values and their manifestations can greatly enhance perceptions of an organization.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Youniss

Andy Youniss

President & CEO, Rocket Software

Host Companies
avatar for Rocket Software

Rocket Software

Rocket Software


Wednesday April 11, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Rocket Software 77 Fourth Avenue, Waltham, MA 02451

2:30pm

LatInc Corporation
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Engaging communities for success

In this session we will discuss how our platform is helping companies and communities develop and engage diverse talent through networking, mentorhip and educational opportunities.

Speakers
avatar for Claritza N. Abreu, MSCIS

Claritza N. Abreu, MSCIS

President and CEO, LatInc Corporatioon

Host Companies
avatar for LatInc Corporatioon

LatInc Corporatioon

LatInc Corporatioon
A software development and consulting company that focuses on delivering education and social media engagement technologies for professional communities.


Wednesday April 11, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
LatInc Corporatioon 745 Atlantic Avenue , Boston, MA 02368

2:30pm

indico data solutions
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: Become a citizen data scientist in 30 minutes or less!

AI and data science are some of the most exciting and sought after skillsets in the market today. However, most people have not been trained in data science. Just as the Internet made it imperative for all employees to be skilled at using computers, an understanding on the basics of data science will drive the next wave of career progress. Join indico founder and techstars alum Slater Victoroff to get the basics on data science. Build and use a machine learning model in 30 minutes or less, and get a tour of how to understand the key elements of a properly functioning machine learning model. No prior development, data science, or software engineer experience required.

Suggested Audience: Product Mangers, Developers, Analysts

Speakers
avatar for Slater Victoroff

Slater Victoroff

Founder, CTO, indico data solutions

Host Companies
avatar for indico data solutions

indico data solutions

indico data solutions
Indico is an Enterprise AI solution for unstructured content. Our solution brings data science and business together to make our customers more profitable and more productive.


Wednesday April 11, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
indico data solutions 186 South Street Suite 400, Boston, MA 02111

2:30pm

Docent Health
Limited Capacity filling up

Hospitals have long relied on clinical excellence to differentiate their offerings to attract and retain patients. However, service and experience are beginning to play bigger roles in healthcare.  Increased market competition, the ubiquity of social media sites like Yelp, increased patient choice, and emphasis on patient satisfaction instruments like HCAHPS have compelled more organizations to emphasize a positive, holistic patient experience to engender customer loyalty and drive revenue growth.

2 years ago, Docent Health was created to tackle these issues. As we grow, we strive to imbue the values we operate by as a company, into our product. During this session, Co-Founder/SVP Royal Tuthill and COO Monna Nanavati will present a case-study for how one health system is using technology-enabled, human-driven strategies to develop enduring relationships with patientsThey will share how customer-centric design inspired their service model, and how technology is used to build customized patient experience journeys; how data from the EHR and ancillary hospital applications is aggregated and analyzed to anticipate customer needs and preferences; the results from a pilot program; and learnings on implementing and scaling such a program across large health systems.

 

Join us as we go through this journey together, and learn how our strong collaborative workplace culture leads us to our data-driven insights which ultimately fulfill our mission: To enable health systems to deliver rich and meaningful customer experiences, by ensuring that customers feel known, valued and heard.


Directions:
We are easily accessible by the T. Our office is on the same block of Boylston as the Arlington T Stop (all Green lines). Please check in at the lobby with a photo ID and head up to the 4th floor. Our office door is marked with our name, right outside the elevator bank.



Speakers
avatar for Monna Nanavati

Monna Nanavati

COO, Docent Health
avatar for Royal Tuthill

Royal Tuthill

Co-Founder and SVP, Docent Health

Host Companies
avatar for Docent Health

Docent Health

Docent Health


Wednesday April 11, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Docent Health 399 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

2:30pm

The Learning Corp (fka. Constant Therapy)
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Bucking the trend: Getting technology adoption in healthcare using MVP mindset and data-science

Join this interactive session with the Company founders sharing the inspiring story of how the company got started, bucked commonly held beliefs in the healthcare industry, and got large scale adoption of the Constant Therapy mobile app among patients & clinicians.

Session participants will interact with the award winning Constant Therapy product, see some of the break-through insights from our data scientists, and participate in a discussion to imagine the future informed by MVP approaches and data science.

Speakers
avatar for Veera Anantha

Veera Anantha

PhD, Co-Founder & CEO, The Learning Corp

Host Companies
avatar for The Learning Corp (fka. Constant Therapy)

The Learning Corp (fka. Constant Therapy)

The Learning Corp (fka. Constant Therapy)


Wednesday April 11, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
The Learning Corp (fka. Constant Therapy) 61 Chapel Street, Newton, MA 02458

2:30pm

PTC
Limited Capacity filling up

PTC is a global software company that delivers a technology platform and solutions to help companies design, manufacture, operate, and service things for a smart, connected world. PTC is a premiere thought leader in the Internet of Things (IoT)—working with 28,000 customers to deliver smart, connected products – equipped to showcase their technology through an interactive session in their Needham Corporate Experience Center. Live IoT and AR demos will include:

- CAT industrial equipment
- Robotic manufacturing assembly line
- Bosch CytroPac hydraulic press
- Sysmex medical device lab
- Royal Enfield motorcycle
- 3D Systems 3D printer
- Flowserve oil and gas pump

Host Companies
avatar for PTC

PTC

PTC


Wednesday April 11, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
PTC 140 Kendrick Street, Needham, MA 02494

2:30pm

CIC Boston
Limited Capacity seats available

Come along for a tour of CIC's Boston location, which was created in 2014 and currently houses hundreds of innovative companies. This visit will include a tour of our newest Massachusetts expansion site with a focus on the design and makerspace communities.



Host Companies
avatar for CIC

CIC

CIC


Wednesday April 11, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
CIC Boston 50 Milk Street, Boston, MA 02110

2:30pm

Janeiro Digital
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: Digital Transformation for Market Leadership

Digital transformation doesn't happen with just one project. It's usually a succession of multiple projects that brings about total business transformation. Moving beyond just developing new technology, you need a strategy that will transform your company culture, processes, and customer experience to raise the bar for your entire industry.

In this session, Jonathan will discuss how to lead a digital transformation initiative that will make your organization an industry leader. The audience will learn:
o How to align your organization's stakeholders and start moving digital transformation from talk to deployment
o How to reduce technical debt, leverage your legacy systems, and control maintenance costs
o How to architect for future innovation


226 Causeway St., Boston, MA, 02114, 6th floor, from the elevator to the left.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Bingham

Jonathan Bingham

CEO and co-founder, Janeiro Digital

Host Companies
avatar for Janeiro Digital

Janeiro Digital

Janeiro Digital
Janeiro Digital is a digital business consultancy and technology provider solving mission-critical business objectives with innovative enterprise solutions. Through its unique Rapid Alignment, Design, and Development (RADD) approach, Janeiro Digital works closely with clients to design... Read More →


Wednesday April 11, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Janeiro Digital 226 Causeway St., Boston, MA 02114

2:30pm

Workbar
Limited Capacity filling up

The sharing economy has impacted so many aspects of our lives, from sharing rides and clothes, to booking vacation rentals, to how we work. At Workbar, a pioneer of Boston’s coworking industry, we do more than provide a professional alternative to the local coffee shop. We focus on providing a work environment where we connect entrepreneurs and create new working relationships. This session, held in the nation’s first WELL-designed coworking space, will reveal our formula for creating coworking spaces known for their connected and collaborative communities. But you don’t have to just take our word for it, as you’ll also hear from Workbar members who’ve benefited from coworking connections. 

Speakers
avatar for Bo Adebo

Bo Adebo

Dolume
avatar for Dena Enos

Dena Enos

Founder, Season Executive, Strategist and Mentor, Stronghouse
avatar for Alec Lai

Alec Lai

Founder and CEO, Project R

Host Companies

Wednesday April 11, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Workbar 399 Boylston Street Boston, MA

4:30pm

Cengage
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Limitless Learning Potential: How Culture Drives Edtech Innovation

Join us for an interactive conversation on how Cengage is embracing innovation to create educational experiences for next-generation learners. Hear about Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind all-access digital subscription service for educational materials, and how our unwavering commitment to student success fuels our innovative spirit.

As the largest US-based provider of teaching and learning materials for higher ed, Cengage is growing rapidly as we evolve from a textbook publisher to an education and technology powerhouse. We are seeking to hire nearly 100 positions in Boston across a range of functions, including: software engineering, product management, learning design, marketing, strategy, finance, and sales.

Plus, we'll have beer, soda, water and popcorn and other snacks…

Please enter via Cengage at 10 Channel Center Street. If you have issues or get lost, please call 617-312-6823.

Host Companies
avatar for Cengage

Cengage

Cengage


Wednesday April 11, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Cengage 10 Channel Center St, Boston, MA 02210, USA

4:30pm

General Assembly
Limited Capacity filling up

In increasingly complex times, innovation and collaboration skills are becoming vital to businesses, and both principles are essential in Design Thinking. This class will lead you through the design thinking process, taught by design thinking professionals that live and breathe in this space. Together we’ll explore how human-centered design can help develop innovative solutions for the complex challenges we face as businesspeople, non-profit leaders, entrepreneurs, and global citizens.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds

User Experience Design Immersive Instructor, General Assembly

Host Companies
avatar for General Assembly

General Assembly

General Assembly


Wednesday April 11, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
General Assembly 125 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02110

4:30pm

Wayfair
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: Building a culture of internal innovation

Come see how Wayfair's DNA attracts internal innovators and leads to interesting solutions for unique problems.

Directions from Inside Copley Place –
Entering from doors at Dartmouth & Stuart Streets:
1. Enter and go up the first set of escalators directly in front of you
2. Continue up the next set of escalators to your left
3. Walk towards the center of the mall
4. Continue walking straight, when you get to the center of the floor (under the large skylight) go up the set of escalators to your left (in front of the entrance to Barney’s New York), or take the elevators to the top level
5. Continue up on the next set of escalators to the level above the mall
6. The security desk will be directly in front of you, where you can check in and then be directed to our office
Entering from Huntington Avenue/from the Prudential Center:
1. Enter the shopping area of the mall by going up the set of escalators to your left (if entering from Huntington Avenue) or straight ahead (if entering from the Prudential Center)
2. Walk straight through the mall, when you get to the center of the floor (under the large skylight) go up the set of escalators to your right (in front of the entrance to Barney’s New York) or take the elevators to the top level
3. Continue up on the next set of escalators to the level above the mall
4. The security desk will be directly in front of you, where you can check in and then be directed to our office

Speakers
avatar for Mike Festa

Mike Festa

Director of WayfairNext, Wayfair

Host Companies
avatar for Wayfair

Wayfair

Wayfair
Wayfair is one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home. At Wayfair, we’re constantly innovating to create the best possible shopping experience for home.


Wednesday April 11, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Wayfair 4 Copley Place - 100 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116

4:30pm

Chewy
Limited Capacity full

Session description coming soon!

We are located in the Fort Point neighborhood, a short 5 minute walk behind south station, home to many of Boston's innovative and upcoming restaurants along with emerging technology companies.

Speakers
KJ

Karthikeyan Janakiraman

VP of Analytics, Chewy
RK

Rich Kroll

VP of Software Engineering, Chewy

Host Companies
avatar for Chewy

Chewy

Chewy


Wednesday April 11, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Chewy 343 Congress St , Boston, MA 02210, 5th Floor

4:30pm

Formlabs
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Meet Formlabs: 3D Printing Innovation in the heart of Somerville 

The session will include a company history and product suite overview, a demo of SLA 3D printing on the Form 2, and seeing Formlabs' office space. 

Formlabs has grown significantly since the company was founded in 2011 and is actively hiring, for more information on what positions we’re currently seeking, check out our careers page: https://formlabs.com/company/careers/


Speakers
avatar for Jenni Milne

Jenni Milne

Product Manager, Formlabs

Host Companies

Wednesday April 11, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Formlabs 35 Medford Street, Somerville, MA

4:30pm

kununu
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Reviews and Refreshments
kununu is your best friend at a company that you didn’t know you had.

Have you ever walked away from your first day at a new job wondering - “oh sh*t, have I made the right choice?” #SAME

That’s exactly the type of experience we’re here to help everyone avoid.

Join us and Jerolim Filippi, Global Head of Product Development at kununu, as we dive into the wild world of transparency in the workplace. We’ll also have snacks, refreshments and a fun activity to help you wind down your afternoon.

Ideal audience: Anyone who has ever wanted a better work life for themselves - whether as a candidate, employee or employer. 

Speakers
avatar for Jerolim

Jerolim "Jere" Filippi

Global Head of Product Development, kununu

Host Companies
avatar for kununu

kununu

kununu


Wednesday April 11, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
kununu 34 Farnsworth Street, Floor 3, Boston, MA 02210

5:30pm

Meetup hosted by Chewy
Limited Capacity filling up

Host Companies
avatar for Chewy

Chewy

Chewy


Wednesday April 11, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Chewy 343 Congress St , Boston, MA 02210, 5th Floor
 
Thursday, April 12
 

8:30am

TimeTrade
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Customer Engagement

Consumer-facing companies live and die based on their ability to engage constructively with their customers. Indeed, businesses that succeed in consumer-centric industries such as technology, financial services, and retail all share at least one key trait: they obsess about enhancing each phase of the customer journey. Today’s leading consumer-facing companies are moving to a new era: intelligent customer engagement (ICE). Companies that leverage the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) in how they connect with their customers are unleashing unprecedented new capabilities radically enhancing the customer experience. Join TimeTrade CEO, Gary Ambrosino for an interactive discussion on the how real companies are leveraging AI to transform the way they engage with their customers.

Speakers
avatar for Gary Ambrosino

Gary Ambrosino

CEO, TimeTrade

Host Companies
avatar for TimeTrade

TimeTrade

TimeTrade
TimeTrade helps leading brands optimize engagement through all phases of the customer relationship. TimeTrade’s intelligent appointment scheduling (IAS) platform harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to improve meeting scheduling strategies through real-time customer insights... Read More →


Thursday April 12, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
TimeTrade 100 Ames Pond Drive, Tewksbury, MA 01876

8:30am

CREW by True Rowing Inc.
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, we'll conduct a design discussion using our full-scale rowing machine model, invite people to test out the app using an industry standard C2 rowing machine, and moderate a discussion about the most compelling content for indoor rowers' classes. 

Speakers
avatar for Bruce Smith

Bruce Smith

CEO, CREW by True Rowing Inc.

Host Companies

Thursday April 12, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
CREW by True Rowing Inc. 14 Arrow Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge, MA

8:30am

Acacia Communications
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Connecting at the Speed of Light

Ever wondered how your photos get to the cloud so fast? Acacia’s high performance solutions, some the size of a dime, enable instant access to your content on the cloud including your social networks, family photos, and streaming media. Learn how our innovative, silicon-based optical interconnect technology working inside a variety of networking equipment enables dozens of cloud and communications providers to meet the fast growing consumer demand for data. Get a tour of our new company headquarters inside the historic Mill & Main, formerly Clock Tower Place, in Maynard, including our state of the art research and development lab.

Speakers
avatar for John Gavin

John Gavin

Chief Financial Officer, Acacia Communications

Host Companies
avatar for Acacia Communications

Acacia Communications

Acacia Communications


Thursday April 12, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Acacia Communications 3 Mill and Main Place Suite 400, Maynard, MA 01754

8:30am

Acquia
Limited Capacity full

Acquia provides an open source platform for enterprise companies around the globe to build, manage, and optimize ambitious digital experiences on their terms.  We believe if you can dream it, you can build it. And if you can build it then you should be able to own it. We deliver on this promise with an unwavering devotion to our customer’s success. Their success is our success.

As an organization, we are dedicated to the values of freedom from constraint, radical transparency, and mutual respect between partners. It is our commitment to these values that allow us to provide an environment where our employees thrive, drive innovation and support each other to deliver their best work.

Come join us for an engaging conversation on Acquia’s approach to digital transformation in the marketplace and how our commitment to our customer’s success to driven by our commitment to each other.



Speakers
avatar for Vangie Cleversey

Vangie Cleversey

SVP, Customer Success and Acquia Leaders Panel, Acquia

Host Companies
avatar for Acquia

Acquia

Acquia


Thursday April 12, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Acquia 53 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

8:30am

SmartBear
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Wake Up To the API Economy: Why You Shouldn’t Glaze Over Your API Strategy

APIs are powering the world, they impact everything we do from ordering an Uber, to reserving a hotel room to managing your stock portfolio. Join us for doughnuts and discussion around the API economy and the need for a standardized API strategy.


Host Companies
avatar for SmartBear

SmartBear

SmartBear


Thursday April 12, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
SmartBear 450 Artisan Way, Somerville, MA 02145

8:30am

Foley Hoag
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Planning for Exit. Top 5 pitfalls.

It’s never too soon to plan for your exit. Whether by IPO, sale or otherwise, you need to make sure you are ready when opportunity knocks. Preparing now makes for a smooth exit later.

Speakers
avatar for Stacie Aarestad

Stacie Aarestad

Partner, Foley Hoag
avatar for John Hancock

John Hancock

Partner, Foley Hoag

Host Companies

Thursday April 12, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Foley Hoag LLP. 155 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210, USA

10:30am

Soft Robotics
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: The robot-human alliance and its impact on the workplace of 2020

Please wear closed toe shoes to this session.

Most computer scientists agree that predictions about robots taking our jobs are inflated. Rather than worrying about robots making human jobs obsolete, consider the robot-human alliance; people and machines working together to make humans more “superhuman” at their jobs. Join Soft Robotics’ CEO Carl Vause to experience firsthand how Soft Robotics is combining its soft robotic gripping systems with AI to unlock robotic applications that were never thought possible. You’ll get hands-on with the technology while learning about its origins at Harvard University and DARPA. We’ll also be serving up plenty of live demonstrations to showcase the commercial applications that we are running today with customers in manufacturing facilities around the world. Finally, you’ll team up with a robot to experience the manufacturing workplace of the future.

Speakers
avatar for Carl Vause

Carl Vause

CEO, Soft Robotics

Host Companies
avatar for Soft Robotics

Soft Robotics

Soft Robotics
Soft Robotics is transforming robotics with its soft robotic gripping systems and automation solutions that can grasp and manipulate items with the same dexterity as the human hand. Today, the company is a global enterprise solving previously off-limits automation challenges for customers... Read More →


Thursday April 12, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Soft Robotics 51 Moulton Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

10:30am

Wellframe
Limited Capacity filling up

Session description coming soon! Join us for an interactive discussion followed by a product demo & tour.

Host Companies

Thursday April 12, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Wellframe 321 Summer Street, Boston, MA

10:30am

Vistaprint
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: An Agile Culture Beyond Technology

Over the past few years Vistaprint has adopted an Agile mindset across the organization including creative, marketing, and even talent teams. In this interactive session we will tell the story of how our Talent + Experience Transformation Team adopted an agile mindset which has shaped our culture and the way we work including:

• Redefining and building the skills, talent and expertise needed for our agile talent team
• How our talent team organizes to deliver on our mission
• How we drive our employee centric strategy
• How we approach our work


Speakers
avatar for Amy Jackson

Amy Jackson

Senior Manager, Talent and Experience, Vistaprint
avatar for Melissa Rockman

Melissa Rockman

Agile Coach, Vistaprint

Host Companies

Thursday April 12, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Vistaprint 275 Wyman Street, Waltham, MA

10:30am

Vertica
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Capitalizing on Big Data Disruption with Vertica– Hadoop, Machine Learning, IOT Analytics, More

As Big Data grows, enterprises faces both challenges and market-disrupting opportunities to explore and manage larger data volumes for business value. But with seemingly endless analytical commercial, open source, and “as-a-service” offerings hitting the market each week, how do you choose the right mix of technologies and avoid creating an accidental architecture that will limit you from future innovation? How are organizations actually achieving true bottom-line benefits from their Big Data initiatives? Join us for this session to understand how organizations adopt an effective and agile approach to Big Data analytics with Vertica, while focusing on the analytical use cases that deliver a bottom-line and competitive impact.

If coming by T:
Red Line to Alewife, walk up Cambridge Park Drive
Enter Building 150
Take elevator up to 8th floor

If Driving:
Take the first left after 150 Cambridge Park Dive building and the parking garage directly in back of the 150 building, 140 Parking Garage
Enter the garage and say you are a visitor for Vertica
Free parking
Enter Building 150
Take elevator up to 8th floor

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Healey

Jeff Healey

Senior Director of Vertica Product Marketing, Vertica

Host Companies
avatar for Vertica

Vertica

Vertica
Vertica is the fastest, most advanced SQL analytics database, available on-premise, on Hadoop, and multiple clouds – all delivered via one unified platform. With tight integration with Hadoop, Kafka, and Spark, and built-in advanced analytics and Machine Learning, Vertica delivers... Read More →


Thursday April 12, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Vertica 150 Cambridge Park Dr., Cambridge, MA 02140

10:30am

Oxfam America
Limited Capacity filling up

From drones to digital advocacy: How we’re using technology to fight poverty and injustice

 

We’re thrilled to open our doors to Oxfam’s US headquarters! Join our team to learn more about Oxfam’s innovative approach to imagining a world free of poverty – and meet some of our staff who are on frontlines of technology for social change.

This NewCo session will include an interactive presentation on Oxfam's approach to tackling poverty and injustice, and how we are adapting our ways of working to better leverage the power of technology to amplify impact. Our approach to innovation is inclusive – we seek to empower “intrapreneurs” in every part of the organization, and we’ll share how we do it.

Prepare to come away inspired to change the world. Fair trade coffee and refreshments will be provided.

Getting to us: We are located at 226 Causeway Street, 5th Floor. We are just steps outside of North Station, next door to the TD Garden. (Look for the brick building with the “TripAdvisor” sign). Once inside 226 Causeway St, go down the hallway to the elevators, and come on up! Paid parking is also available at the TD Garden and on Causeway Street via MBTA: Take the Green line or Orange line to North Station


Speakers
avatar for Abby Maxman

Abby Maxman

President & CEO, Oxfam America
avatar for Neal McCarthy

Neal McCarthy

Sr. Manager, ICT4D (Information and communication technologies for development), Oxfam America

Host Companies

Thursday April 12, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Oxfam America 226 Causeway Street 5th floor, Boston, MA

10:30am

Verizon
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Delivering the Promise of the Digital World

Join a facilitated tour of Verizon’s Innovation Center to see how Verizon is delivering the promise of the digital world through innovation and collaboration with ecosystem partners. Visitors will experience a wide range of demonstrations which showcase how Verizon is giving humans the ability to do more in this world. We call it humanability.

Host Companies
avatar for Verizon

Verizon

Verizon


Thursday April 12, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Verizon 60 Sylvan Road, Waltham, MA 02451

10:30am

XebiaLabs
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Software Dev Trends: Infinite Claims of Exaggerated Impact

Agile, Lean, Cloud, Containers, DevOps... There isn’t a day that goes by without the promise of a magic bullet approach to software development that will change your Company’s performance trajectory and possibly even your life. HINT: there is no magic bullet. Where do you start? NOTE: You have already started. So how do you sort through the noise and determine what approach is best? CLUE: Every situation is different. Is there any way to get your arms around these hot topics or will they just fade away like most trends? WORD: Like it or not, change is the only constant. But…there is help!

Find out from Derek Langone, CEO of XebiaLabs, how to make sense of the myriad of tools and approaches in the software development world. Come away with a better understanding, ability to analyze your situation and get on the path to improvement.


There’s no sales pitch, we’ll offer you some clarity, compassion and snacks so come hang with us.

Speakers
avatar for Derek Langone

Derek Langone

CEO, XebiaLabs

Host Companies
avatar for XebiaLabs

XebiaLabs

XebiaLabs


Thursday April 12, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
XebiaLabs 52 Third Ave., Burlington, MA 01803

12:30pm

Interactions
Limited Capacity full

Session Title:  Shaping the Future of Artificial Intelligence

Lunch will be provided at this session.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly evolving and becoming more "human". But as AI starts to pick up on human emotion, recognize unique voices, and understand what phrases and gestures mean, the practical and useful application of AI comes into question. AI is already having a fundamental impact on the way we live and work.

This session will outline what's happening today and where advances in AI will take us in the future. We’ll discuss the latest advances in technology, devices and interfaces that can bring about meaningful change – and how we humans will live and work alongside these intelligent machines.

Speakers
avatar for Phil Gray

Phil Gray

EVP of Corporate Development and Strategy, Interactions

Host Companies
avatar for Interactions

Interactions

Interactions
Interactions provides Intelligent Virtual Assistants that seamlessly combine artificial intelligence and human understanding to enable businesses and consumers to engage in productive conversations. With flexible products and solutions designed to meet the growing demand for unified... Read More →


Thursday April 12, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Interactions Bostonia Public House, 131 State Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA

12:30pm

Alley
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Powering the Future of Technology with 5G

Lunch will be provided at this session.


The future of connectivity is 5G. By unlocking new bandwidth, latency, and edge computing capabilities, startups and enterprise companies will discover new ways their businesses can grow. This is a special opportunity to learn about today's top emerging technology platforms and to join a discussion about how 5G might empower their experiences tomorrow.

Host Companies
avatar for Alley

Alley

Alley


Thursday April 12, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Alley 10 Ware St, Cambridge, MA0 2138

12:30pm

NetBrain Technologies
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: NetBrain – Building a Market Leader in Network Management

Lunch will be provided at this session.

Join us at NetBrain and learn how this Burlington-based software company is disrupting the network automation space. You’ll learn about our killer technology platform for network engineers worldwide, how we built a winning go-to-market model that serves 2,000+ enterprises today, and how we’re disrupting the network management space through leading partnerships and  technology investments. You’ll meet our NetBrain executives, learn what makes us a “Built in Boston Top 100” company, and jump in on a game of ping pong too, if time permits!


Speakers
avatar for Grant Ho

Grant Ho

Senior VP, Global Marketing, Netbrain Technologies
avatar for Song Pang

Song Pang

VP, Support and Services, NetBrain Technologies
avatar for Nick White

Nick White

VP Sales, NetBrain Technologies

Host Companies
avatar for NetBrain Technologies

NetBrain Technologies

Netbrain Technologies
Founded in 2004, NetBrain is the market leader for network automation. Its technology platform provides network engineers with end-to-end visibility across their hybrid environments while automating their tasks across IT workflows. Today, more than 2,000 of the world’s largest enterprises... Read More →


Thursday April 12, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Netbrain Technologies 15 Network Drive , Burlington, MA 01803

12:30pm

Cybereason
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: Leadership Lessons from a Former Nation-State Hacker

Lunch will be provided at this session.


Join us for lunch on Thursday afternoon and hear from Cybereason CEO and Co-Founder Lior Div about how his experience as a nation-state hacker has uniquely prepared him to lead a fast-growing startup. Learn how you can approach and improve your work with a "hacker mindset." We'll end our session with a hands-on demonstration on how to pick a lock.

We are located at 200 Clarendon Street in Boston on the 18th Floor, please bring a photo ID to enter the building. We are located steps away from Back Bay Station (Orange Line, Commuter Rail) and we are a short walk away from Copley Station (Green Line.) Parking is available at the 100 Clarendon Street Garage.

Speakers
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Lior Div

CEO and Co-Founder, Cybereason

Host Companies
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Cybereason

Cybereason


Thursday April 12, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Cybereason 200 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA 02116

12:30pm

Fuze
Limited Capacity full

Work Is Not A Place: The Rise of the Flexible Workforce  


Lunch will be provided at this session.

 

83% of workers do not believe they need to be in an office to be productive. So why are so many of us going into the office everyday? Join Michael Affronti, VP of Product at Fuze, for a discussion on the growing popularity of flexible and remote work, the role of technology and culture, best practices to manage yourself and a remote team, and what it means for employees and companies. 

 

 

Directions from Inside Copley Place –
Entering from doors at Dartmouth & Stuart Streets:
1. Enter and go up the first set of escalators directly in front of you
2. Continue up the next set of escalators to your left
3. Walk towards the center of the mall
4. Continue walking straight, when you get to the center of the floor (under the large skylight) go up the set of escalators to your left (in front of the entrance to Barney’s New York), or take the elevators to the top level
5. Continue up on the next set of escalators to the level above the mall
6. The security desk will be directly in front of you, where you can check in and then be directed to our office
Entering from Huntington Avenue/from the Prudential Center:
1. Enter the shopping area of the mall by going up the set of escalators to your left (if entering from Huntington Avenue) or straight ahead (if entering from the Prudential Center)
2. Walk straight through the mall, when you get to the center of the floor (under the large skylight) go up the set of escalators to your right (in front of the entrance to Barney’s New York) or take the elevators to the top level
3. Continue up on the next set of escalators to the level above the mall
4. The security desk will be directly in front of you, where you can check in and then be directed to our office


Host Companies

Thursday April 12, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Fuze 2 Copley Place, 7th Floor, Boston, MA

12:30pm

Essential Design
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Commercializing Innovative Ideas

Lunch will be provided at this session.


Innovation fuels growth... but only if it hits the market and only if it's adopted in a meaningful way.
NewCo's - from startups to teams in Fortune 500 companies - are working on innovation initiatives that are meant to transform their industries, but Identifying the right idea and turning it into a commercial success is incredibly challenging. Essential Design works with these teams to position innovative ideas for success, commercialize new technologies, launch new digital and physical products, and build associated service offerings.

You are invited to tour Essential's downtown Boston design studio and engage in a dialogue on idea commercialization. Hear Founding Partner Scott Stropkay and Principal Engineer Kurt Maw share innovation and design best-practices that have helped NewCos drive meaningful innovation to market.


Attendees who are responsible for innovation, digital and physical product development, and product marketing across multiple industries are encouraged to attend.

Address:
143 South Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA, 02111

Essential Design is conveniently located in Downtown Boston- just a 2 minute walk from South Station with easy access to the MBTA Subway and Commuter Rail.

While street parking is limited, there is a nearby parking garage located one block away. Enter VPNE Parking Solutions at 179 South Street, Boston, MA 02111.

When you arrive at Essential, enter the building at 143 South Street and take the elevator to the 5th Floor.

Speakers
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Kurt Maw

Principal Engineer, Essential Design
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Scott Stropkay

Founding Partner, Essential Design

Host Companies
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Essential Design

Essential Design


Thursday April 12, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Essential Design 143 South Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02111

2:30pm

Scratch Marketing + Media
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: The brand new world of marketing and publicity and the opportunities for tech companies - what's possible today that wasn't possible before

We'll answer the following questions:
- What is this new world of marketing and publicity?
- What is possible with tools and technologies?
- How does a company or technology stand out?
- How can a technology organization zero in on the opportunities and win in the right spaces? What are some specific ideas and opportunities for your organization/start-up/team?
(Q&A based on audience use cases)

Speakers
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Lora Kratchounova

Principal, Scratch Marketing + Media, Scratch Marketing + Media

Host Companies
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Scratch Marketing + Media

Scratch Marketing + Media
Scratch Marketing + Media is a growth advisor and nimble execution partner for tech and innovation companies. Your team of Marketing & PR Co-Pilots, we exist to help game-changing technology and innovations be recognized, accepted and adopted quickly.


Thursday April 12, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Scratch Marketing + Media 84 Sherman St, Cambridge, MA 02140

2:30pm

Bynder
Limited Capacity full

Bynder is all about fostering creativity and collaboration companywide. From modern workspaces to employee perks that offer flexibility such as unlimited vacation and the ability to work remotely, Bynder is committed to creating an environment for its employees that drives innovation and collaboration. With the right tools and technology in place, creativity and collaboration is possible no matter where your employees are located.

Come visit Bynder for a tour of the recently completed Boston Office in Boston’s Seaport District and a session on how company culture and the right technology stack can foster creativity company wide, led by Brian Kavanaugh, US Marketing Manager. We’ll discuss what motivates, excites and inspires employees. We’ll explore how technology plays a role in building the modern workplace, which tools are essential and how they impact work culture.



Speakers
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Brian Kavanaugh

US Marketing Manager, Bynder

Host Companies
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Bynder

Bynder


Thursday April 12, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Bynder 24 Farnsworth St, Boston, MA 02210

2:30pm

State Street Corporation
Limited Capacity full

We read about cognitive computing all the time in our daily lives. But what does Cognitive Computing mean to a 225 year old financial services company? JR Lowry, Head of State Street Global Exchange's Innovation and Advisory unit, will share with you various ways cognitive computing is changing the way State Street Global Exchange delivers value to its front-office clients. JR will then introduce Steve Marshall, Head of State Street Verus and Steve Lawrence, Head of Quantextual Research, who will then give an overview of their products and how cognitive computing powers their solutions. We'll be sure to leave time for Q+A.
The session will be held at 1 Lincoln Street in Boston, MA. Regisration will be in the lobby and then you will be directed to Global Room A on the 7th floor.

Speakers
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Steve Lawrence

Head of Quantextual Research, State Street Global Exchange
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JR Lowry

Head of Innovation and Advisory Services, State Street Global Exchange
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Steve Marshall

Head of State Street Verus, State Street Global Exchange

Host Companies

Thursday April 12, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
State Street Corporation 1 Lincoln Street, Boston, MA, USA

2:30pm

Wellist
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: What Do Patients Really Need?

40% of health outcomes are tied to social drivers. Plainly put, what’s happening in someone’s life has a significant impact on their health and well-being. For example, Patient A lacks access to transportation so he’s unable to fill his prescription. Patient B misses her radiation appointments because she has no one to care for her dog.  In both of these examples, the patient’s life circumstances directly affect their ability to access proper care. And, while providers continue to achieve state-of-the-art medical advances, they have very limited tools to understand and address the needs of the whole patient. This lack of centralized support resources evokes a simple question: how do we figure out exactly what a patient needs and connect them to the right service?

 

Wellist was founded in 2013 as an online directory of support resources for patients and their families. Working with clients including Mass General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and MemorialCare Health System, Wellist has connected thousands of patients and families to resources including pharmacy delivery, transportation, pet care, grocery delivery and 40 other categories.  Through rigorous upfront assessments, analysis of patient populations and insight gleaned from staff interviews, we’ve discovered that what the healthcare system thinks a patient wants may have nothing do with what they need most.

Kelly Hall, our Vice President of Client Delivery, and Nikki Vance, Senior Manager of Analytics, will lead a session on Wellist’s approach to using both data and compassion to better understand and address patient needs.



Speakers
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Kelly Hall

VP of Client Delivery, Wellist

Host Companies
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Wellist

Wellist


Thursday April 12, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Wellist 100 City Hall Plaza - Suite 200, Boston, MA 02108

2:30pm

Zipcar
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: The Next Generation of Urban Mobility

Zipcar leaders will present insights on the next generation of urban mobility including where the industry is headed, our plans to innovate and evolve, and how this future will impact consumers, businesses and infrastructure.

Speakers
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Justin Holmes

Director of Corporate Communications and Public Policy, Zipcar
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Jeff Prus

VP of Product & Experience, Zipcar

Host Companies
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Zipcar

Zipcar


Thursday April 12, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Zipcar 35 Thomson Place, Boston, MA 02210

2:30pm

CIC Cambridge
Limited Capacity full

This visit will include a tour of our flagship location with a focus on how space can encourage collaboration, and an opportunity to meet with event collaborators. We will have representatives from Venture Cafe, Startup Week, Boston VR, F*ckup Nights, Boston Quantitative and Systems Pharmacology Meetup, QuantUniversity Meetup, Code for Boston, Startupalooza, and TiE Boston here to talk about how their events are a part of a vibrant community of free or low-cost public events held at CIC.

Venture Cafe, our weekly networking night, will immediately follow this event. All are welcome to attend

 


Host Companies
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CIC

CIC


Thursday April 12, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
CIC Cambridge 1 Broadway, Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA

4:30pm

PA Consulting
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: Everyone's an innovator: Why innovation requires more than "creatives"

Are you interested in innovation or have an idea, but don’t consider yourself the “creative” type? Feeling uncertain about how to keep the momentum up on an idea in your organization?

It turns out, there’s far more to innovation than just re-organizing your team, re-designing your building, or re-structuring your incentives. Innovation is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor and requires different capabilities (at all different levels) across the organization. At PA, we’re a firm of over 2,600 technologists, innovators, go-getters, strategists, leaders, developers. Our backgrounds range from finance and engineering to theology and art! Join us as we explore the variety of innovation capabilities required to get an idea off the ground (PA stories included!) and leave feeling more confident in keeping up momentum within your organization.




55 Cambridge Parkway, 9th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02141
  • Orange Line (13 min): Get off at Community College and make right to go over the Gilmore Bridge towards the Museum of Science and CambridgeSide Galleria. At the four way intersection, cross Monsignor O’Brien Highway, and then immediately cross Edwin H. Land Boulevard so you’re on the river side. Continue down Edwin H. Land Boulevard past the Royal Sonesta Boston (on your left) and CambridgeSide Galleria on your right. Once at 55 Cambridge Parkway, go through the revolving door and make a left. Go up the ramp and turn left. You’ll find the reception with the elevator shafts to the left. We are on the ninth floor.
  • Green Line (11 min): Get off at Lechmere and immediately turn right. You’ll see a small walking tunnel to your right. The tunnel will bring you to a cross walk. Cross the street (you’ll see an ATM in the building ahead of you) and continue down First Street (follow the pizza smell from Blaze Pizza). Keep walking past Blaze and CambridgSide Galleria until you get to Best Buy. Make a left at Best Buy (Charles Street). You’ll pass by the entrance to the mall and PF Changes before getting to an intersection. Cross the street towards the Royal Sonesta and then turn right to continue down Edwin H Land Boulevard. Our building (55 Cambridge Parkway) will be on your left. Once at 55 Cambridge Parkway, go through the revolving door and make a left. Go up the ramp and turn left. You’ll find the reception with the elevator shafts to the left. We are on the ninth floor.
  • Red Line (15 min): Get off at Kendall and walk towards the Microsoft Building and the CIC. Cross Broadway and walk down Third Street passed Za, Tatte, and Fuji. Make a right onto Binney Street and continue passed IBM Watson on your left, through the Second Street and First Street intersections. Continue on to Edwin H Land Boulevard, cross the street, and make a right. Our office is on the right at 55 Cambridge Parkway. Once at 55 Cambridge Parkway, go through the revolving door and make a left. Go up the ramp and turn left. You’ll find the reception with the elevator shafts to the left. We are on the ninth floor.
  • Driving (5 min): The best parking is at CambridgeSide Galleria (about a five minutes) away. When coming out of the garage, make a left onto Charles Street and walk passed PF Chang. Cross the street towards the Royal Sonesta and then turn right to continue down Edwin H Land Boulevard. Our building (55 Cambridge Parkway) will be on your left. Once at 55 Cambridge Parkway, go through the revolving door and make a left. Go up the ramp and turn left. You’ll find the reception with the elevator shafts to the left. We are on the ninth floor.


Speakers
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Steve Dry

Innovation Expert, PA Consulting

Host Companies
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PA Consulting

PA Consulting
PA is a consulting, technology and innovation firm. We define success as achieving exceptional results that have a lasting impact on businesses, communities and individuals worldwide. Our clients choose us because we challenge convention to find new and imaginative answers to their... Read More →


Thursday April 12, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
PA Consulting 55 Cambridge Parkway, Cambridge, MA 02142

4:30pm

SessionM
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: Smarter Engagement for Greater Loyalty

Loyalty programs were once a way for individuals to demonstrate “loyalty” to businesses — buy four widgets and get the fifth free. Learn how modern marketers are reinventing the value exchange to be more about a business demonstrating its loyalty to its customers, by providing smarter engagements.

Speakers
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Patrick Reynolds

CMO, SessionM

Host Companies
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SessionM

SessionM
SessionM is a customer engagement platform empowering the world’s most innovative brands to forge stronger and more profitable customer relationships. The platform scales for the enterprise, globally.


Thursday April 12, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
SessionM 2 Seaport Lane, Floor 11, Boston, MA 02210

5:30pm

Closing Meetup hosted by Workbar
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for a drink and some bites while you network with other NewCo Boston attendees and share your experiences! This will be held at Workbar in their new Back Bay location.

Thursday April 12, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Workbar 399 Boylston Street Boston, MA