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Tuesday, April 26
 

6:00pm

VIP Kick-off & Reception @ Hatch Fenway
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To add The VIP KICKOFF to your schedule you need to purchase a  VIP Festival Pass. If you already purchased a student or general admission pass please email newco@masstlc.org for upgrade information.  
VIP Kickoff Reception and Party 

April 26th, 2016
6:00pm-8:30pm

Join us and Boston’s entrepreneurs at the stunning Hatch Fenway in Landmark Center to kickoff the festival. Get your VIP Festival Pass to attend!


Presenters
JB

John Batelle

Founder, NewCo
avatar for Jim Daniell

Jim Daniell

Chief Operating Officer, Oxfam America
COO, Oxfam America
TH

Tom Hopcroft

President & CEO, MassTLC
President & CEO, MassTLC
KM

Kathleen Mitford

CVP Corporate Strategy, PTC
Corporate VP of Strategy, PTC
ER

Emily Reichert

CEO, Greentown Labs
JR

Judy Rose

Executive Director, New England Venture Capital Association


Tuesday April 26, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Hatch Fenway 401 Park Drive, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02215
 
Wednesday, April 27
 

8:30am

Innovation Hub
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Session Title: Innovation Hub - mapping the changes around us through the radio

The NewCo session with Innovation Hub will include a tour of the facilities and studios of WGBH Radio in Boston. We will give guests a personalized tour of "a day in the life" of radio production, studio interviews, and take some time to discuss the kind of editorial decisions we must make on a daily basis in order to keep the show as engaging as possible. We are always looking for the next thought-provoking story!

Presenters
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Kara Miller

Host and Executive Editor, Innovation Hub

Host Companies
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Innovation Hub

Innovation Hub
Innovation Hub is a weekly, one hour radio show that explores new thinking, new products and new trends in health, technology, science, culture and how we live through extended interviews and stories told in an innovative style.


Wednesday April 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Innovation Hub 1 Guest Street, Boston, MA 02135

8:30am

The Best Bees Company
Limited Capacity seats available

DIRECTIONS TO ATTENDEES:
When you arrive at 839 Albany Street you will see a Body Works shop. The Best Bees Company is located directly behind that -- on the lower level. Just walk around back!

Festival goers will see what it takes to run a beekeeping operation. We will have hundreds of honeybee-packages on site, preparing to be installed at homes and businesses throughout New England. The tour of our space will allow visitors an opportunity to help build bee boxes and frames, as well as see the technology behind our new SmartHive system. Questions and ideas will be welcomed throughout.

Watch a short video from The Best Bees Company here. 

Host Companies
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The Best Bees Company

The Best Bees Company
The Best Bees Company is dedicated to bee health. We provide installation, maintenance, and harvesting services to residential and commercial clients that wish to keep a beehive but don't want to manage the hive themselves.


Wednesday April 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
The Best Bees Company 839 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02119

8:30am

Akamai Technologies, Inc.
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Attendees will get a sneak peak into Akamai's Network Operations Command Center (NOCC), which provides the industry's best view of real-time Internet conditions. The NOCC's proactive stance and unique view ensures a seamless response to network conditions - enabling Akamai to deliver rich media content and applications, regardless of network traffic volume. The NOCC is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by expert network operations personnel. The tour will be hosted by Akamai's EVP of Platform, Dr. Bobby Blumofe, who was instrumental in the early design and development of the Akamai Intelligent Platform and has led all of Network and Operations since 2004.

Presenters
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Eric Buda

Senior Director of Platform Operations, Akamai

Host Companies
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Akamai Technologies, Inc.

Akamai Technologies, Inc.
Akamai is the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, making the Internet fast, reliable and secure for its customers. The company's advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionizing how businesses optimize consumer, enterprise and entertainment experiences for any device. Akamai has deployed the most pervasive, highly distributed content delivery network (CDN) with... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Akamai Technologies, Inc. 150 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142

8:30am

SmarterTravel
Limited Capacity seats available

Our plan is talk about how we at SmarterTravel are disrupting the travel space!

Presenters
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David Krauter

President, SmarterTravel, SmarterTravel

Host Companies
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SmarterTravel

SmarterTravel
SmarterTravel, a TripAdvisor Company, offers travelers a portfolio of travel sites to help them find the right trip at the right price.We are a team of passionate professionals who push and drive and innovate like a start-up, but we also have a track record of success and we benefit from being a part of a large, public company.


Wednesday April 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
SmarterTravel 226 Causeway Street, Boston, MA 02114

8:30am

Cengage Learning
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Session Title: Smart Product Design to Increase Student Success

How can smart product design lead to better student outcomes in the classroom?  How can we build digital tools that fit as seamlessly into students’ lives as Snapchat and Instagram?  Cengage Learning thinks about this all day, every day, and we are looking for sharp minds to come on board. Join our Chief Technology Officer for a cup of coffee and an interactive session around the intersection of education and technology.  See a demonstration of the latest digital tools hitting the classroom and hear about the transformation of a large scale publisher into a leading edtech company recently named one of the Top Four Hottest Companies in BostInno’s Tech Madness Bracket.    

Special Message to Attendees:
Please enter Cengage Learning via 20 Channel Center Street and go to reception on the 6th floor.  The Channel Center garage is right around the corner and there are surface lots and meters on A Street.  They are easy to spot and a very short walking distance.  


Presenters
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George Moore

Chief Technology Officer, Cengage Learning

Host Companies
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Cengage Learning

Cengage Learning
Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, technology, and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets worldwide.


Wednesday April 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Cengage Learning 20 Channel Center, Boston, MA 02210

8:30am

Mystic Brewery
Limited Capacity seats available

Attendees will be taken behind the scenes, guided through the brewing process and introduced to some of the complex, unexpected flavors that our fermentation program has produced.

Presenters
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Bryan Greenhagen

Founder and Brewmaster, Mystic Brewery

Host Companies
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Mystic Brewery

Mystic Brewery


Wednesday April 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Mystic Brewery 174 Williams St, Chelsea, MA 02150

8:30am

Imprivata
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Healthcare data breaches are increasingly in the headlines and are a growing international threat to patients and providers alike. Hospitals are now looking to invest in the right tools to safeguard against internal and external risks and protect patients under their care, which includes protecting their private health information. As a result, security is top of mind for healthcare leaders across the globe. Imprivata is the leading global healthcare IT security company providing solutions to over 1,500 healthcare organizations. Imprivata leadership will address the current state of security in healthcare and efforts under way by the government and industry at large to address these growing issues

Presenters
avatar for Clay Ritchey

Clay Ritchey

CMO, Imprivata

Host Companies
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Imprivata

Imprivata


Wednesday April 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Imprivata 10 Maguire Road, Lexington, MA 02421

8:30am

UbiCare
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: You Can't Change the World Without Disruption


How does a small, fast-paced health technology company stay ahead of the curve, slam dunk market needs, continuously disrupt the way healthcare is delivered (and change the world in the process)? It requires trying, being willing to fail and knowing what’s around the corner before your customers. Join the conversation in this interactive session with UbiCare’s rock stars.

Suggested audience: Decision makers, aspiring rock stars

Watch a short video from Ubicare here. 

Special Message to Attendees:
UbiCare is located in the G building of the historic Brewery complex. Free parking is available or take the orange line to Stonybrook. Use the Amory Street entrance and take the elevator up one flight to the first floor. Make a left as you exit the elevator and walk down the hall. UbiCare is the first door on your left.  

Presenters
Host Companies
avatar for UbiCare

UbiCare

UbiCare
UbiCare creates patient engagement and education solutions that work toward our mission of Making Us All Better. UbiCare’s SmarteXp solution improves patient-provider relationships throughout the care continuum, turning hospitals and health systems into patient-centered innovators to improve patient satisfaction and reduce unnecessary care costs by up to 30%.


Wednesday April 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
UbiCare 284 Amory Street G-101, Boston, MA 02130

8:30am

CIC Cambridge
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Chimaera Labs Growth Hacking Breakfast with Lyle Stevens

Chimaera Labs is a results-driven digital marketing agency in CIC that specializes in SEO, content marketing, adwords, and social advertising for innovative tech companies.  Join them as they invite Lyle Stevens to this month's Boston Growth Hacking Breakfast where they feature actionable talks on applied PR, marketing, analytics, and product development tactics. At this intimate breakfast, experts discuss case studies that show how they rocked customer acquisition. Additionally, you'll have an opportunity to build relationships with other marketers who have had success with growth hacking.

Host Companies
avatar for CIC Cambridge

CIC Cambridge

CIC Cambridge


Wednesday April 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
CIC Cambridge 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142

8:30am

Lovepop
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: From Popeye to Pop-up:  
An Exploration of Design with Ship Designers Turned Card Creators

 

Meet the Lovepop co-founders and creative team responsible for the 3D pop-up ships, birthday cakes, and unicorns you just saw on Shark Tank! Witness the design process unfold from idea to sketch to prototype to consumer testing, and get a behind-the-scenes look at our technology during a live demo on in-house laser cutters.  Learn about how we crowdsource ideas to generate the most innovative designs possible, and you'll have the opportunity to suggest our next awesome pop-up design.


Presenters
avatar for Wombi Rose

Wombi Rose

Co-founder, Lovepop
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John Wise

Co-founder, Lovepop

Host Companies
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Lovepop

Lovepop
Lovepop makes stunning 3D paper sculptures, designed by naval engineers on cutting edge software and then hand-crafted in the Asian art form of sliceform kirigami.


Wednesday April 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Lovepop 61 Chatham Street, Boston, MA 02109

8:30am

10% Happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics
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We will walk NewCo participants through two major bits: Teach meditation through our app (play key videos, audio meditations, give a quick live talk, answer questions about the practice live) & talk about our plans as a company to build out our content, community, and physical presence in the world.

Presenters
avatar for Ben Rubin

Ben Rubin

Co-founder & CEO, 10% Happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics

Host Companies
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10% Happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics

10% Happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics
Relax, skeptics; meditation doesn't require robes, crystals, or forced conscription into your local ultimate frisbee league. Nor does it involve magically "clearing the mind." It's simple, secular, scientifically validated exercise for your brain - and, increasingly, it's being practiced by some of the most high-achieving people in our society, including executive, athletes, and marines.


8:30am

Rue La La
Limited Capacity seats available

Rue is all about Engagement and embracing the notion "It's all Life." Monday through Friday is more than just time between weekends; it is the time of our lives.

Our aim is to deliver the most memorable professional experience of our Associates' lives.  By being focused on each individual and their personal growth, We Inspire Confidence in them to reach big and realize their true potential.  We live this each day in how we work together, support each other and inspire Confidence in our members by delivering the most engaging style destination to the next generation online/mobile shopper.

In this session, you’ll discover how we innovate as a thought leader in this context, with a case study in Technology.  


Presenters
avatar for Anthony Accardi

Anthony Accardi

CTO, Rue La La
avatar for Lawler Kang

Lawler Kang

Chief People Officer, Rue La La

Host Companies
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Rue La La

Rue La La


Wednesday April 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Rue La La 20 Channel Center St., Boston, MA 02210

8:30am

Oxfam America
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Session Title: Turning the Humanitarian System on its Head



At NewCo Boston, festival goers will visit Oxfam America's headquarters near the North End and learn about our truly innovative work where we imagine a world free of poverty. The session will include a fast tour of office and the teams who make this work possible. Following, there will be a thought provoking presentation by Carlos Mejia and Nahuel Arenas who have decades of combined experience working in disaster areas including South Sudan, Chad, Columbia, and Yemen. They will address how the currently overstretched and underfunded humanitarian system must be rethought in order to meet new global realities. With images and video from the field as well as an interactive Q&A, festival goers will come away inspired and motivated to help change the world. Coffee and refreshments will be provided.

Watch a short video from Oxfam here

Presenters
avatar for Nahuel Arenas

Nahuel Arenas

Humanitarian Response Department Director, Oxfam America
avatar for Jim Daniell

Jim Daniell

Chief Operating Officer, Oxfam America
COO, Oxfam America
avatar for Carlos E. Mejía

Carlos E. Mejía

Humanitarian Change Goal Manager, Oxfam America

Host Companies
avatar for Oxfam America

Oxfam America

Oxfam America
Oxfam America is a global organization working to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and injustice. As one of 17 members of the international Oxfam confederation, we work with people in more than 90 countries to create lasting solutions.


Wednesday April 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Oxfam America 226 Causeway St, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02114

8:30am

Black Duck Software, Inc.
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Though Black Duck was founded in 2003, we've been very much in an "innovation" and "startup" phase since mid-2014 when CEO Lou Shipley took the reins. Black Duck is Lou's sixth New England tech startup. Over that short time span we have gone through dramatic change in terms of our product development, market focus, market messaging, and very importantly, our sales model. In short we are a New Company and are facing all of the opportunities and challenges of a New Company. We look forward to an interactive discussion that will be led by Lou and other executives on how we are transforming Black Duck by changing our market focus from open source compliance to open source security where the opportunity for customer acquisition and revenue growth is much greater; and by embracing and perfecting a high-velocity sales model pioneered in Boston that is the envy of and being copied by Silicon Valley. We expect our guests will be very interested in what can be achieved when product innovation is matched with skillful sales execution. Of course we'll take a bit of time to tour our high-energy, open office space, a talk about our expansion.

Watch a short video from BlackDuck here.  

 

Important attendee travel information for 4/27
Due to construction, main road (District Ave) access to Black Duck HQ at 800 District Avenue will be closed.  NewCo Attendees should still proceed on District Avenue, take a left turn at the entrance between buildings 1400 and 1200 and then follow the detour signage to Building 800. You can park in any available unmarked outdoor parking space.  If all parking spaces are filled, please proceed around Building 800 and park in the top level of the parking garage. 

Black Duck is located on the second floor of Building 800.  There will be signage directing you to the Black Duck lobby, and a Black Duck representative will be available beginning at 7:45 to welcome attendees.


Presenters
avatar for Lou Shipley

Lou Shipley

Chief Executive Officer, Black Duck Software, Inc.

Host Companies
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Black Duck Software

Organizations worldwide use Black Duck Software's industry-leading products to secure and manage open source software, eliminating the pain related to security vulnerabilities, open source license compliance and operational risk. Black Duck is headquartered in Burlington, MA, and has offices in Mountain View, CA, London, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing. For more information, visit www.blackducksoftware.com.


Wednesday April 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Black Duck Software, Inc. 800 District Ave., Burlington, MA 01803

8:30am

HubSpot
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Session Title: The Inbound Revolution


When HubSpot Co-founders Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah introduced inbound in 2006, it was with the mission of reaching the world in a more helpful and human way. Inbound offered businesses an alternative to traditional tactics like cold calling, billboard ads, direct mailing, and other intrusive "outbound" methods. It instead focused on creating quality content that pulled people toward your company and product, where they naturally wanted to be, allowing marketers and salespeople to attract, convert, close and delight over time.

Now, nearly ten years later, that simple mission has become a global movement. With thousands of customers around the world, millions of blog visitors in several major languages, and the annual INBOUND event (which attracted 14,000+ registered attendees in 2015), we are in the midst of a revolution.

On April 27th, join HubSpot VP of Marketing Cindy Goodrich as she discusses inbound, HubSpot and what it takes to build a pillar company with a vibrant culture. Afterwords, you'll get an inside look at our award-winning culture with a full tour of our awesome new office space at Two Canal.

Special Message to Attendees:
Please come directly to HubSpot's new offices at 2 Canal Park, Cambridge, MA 02141, across the street from our headquarters in the Davenport. 
  • If you enter from First Street, you can walk down the long hallway and follow signage to the session. 
  • If you enter from Canal Park, you may immediately turn right and follow signage to the session. 

Thanks for choosing HubSpot and we look forward to meeting you in person!

 

Presenters
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Cindy Goodrich

VP of Marketing, HubSpot

Host Companies
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HubSpot

HubSpot
HubSpot ($HUBS) is the world’s leading inbound marketing and sales platform. Over 18,000 customers in over 90 countries use HubSpot’s award-winning software, services, and support to create an inbound experience that will attract, engage, and delight customers. Learn more at www.hubspot.com  


Wednesday April 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
HubSpot 2 Canal Park, Cambridge, MA 02141

8:30am

Idea Validation Workshop w/TCN & The Meme
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Idea Validation Workshop w/TCN & The Meme

**Please register for both the 8:30 and 10:30 session to get the most value out of this workshop. This is a three hour workshop ending at 11:30am**

Coming up with product ideas is easy. Coming up with good product ideas is harder.

Even good ideas are often based on assumptions: assumptions that a product or service will match people's needs; that users will understand, engage with, and adopt them because it provides meaningful value and integrates with their lives.

The workshop is run in collaboration between TCN and The MEME Design, a group that helps create and validate good product ideas by testing those assumptions, and helping entrepreneurs refine and drive them to success.

Using the MEME’s processes and expert tools, you will get a chance to learn key techniques to validate your own products and methods, with a select few even getting the opportunity to workshop their own product and service ideas in a group, with The MEME’s expert help.

At this session you will

  • Learn how to go deep on and understand better who you’re designing for.
  • Use our tools to look at the chosen problem or need from multiple angles in order to generate more and better solutions.
  • Learn ways to isolate the most critical product or service features from more peripheral ones.
  • See how to create a prototype strategy that will help to test whether the product resonates with users in the intended way.

Suggested Audience: 
Entrepreneurs, Founders, Innovators, Product Managers, UX Managers, Designers, Developers and Engineers


Presenters
avatar for Carlos Cardenas

Carlos Cardenas

Vice President, THE MEME Design
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Darryl James

Strategist/Problem Solver/Provocateur
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Suzanne Schechtman

Senior Design Researcher, THE MEME Design


Wednesday April 27, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Hatch Fenway 401 Park Drive, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02215

10:30am

Mavrck
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: How to Survive an Ad Apocalypse

W​hen a former deejay - turned top secret Raytheon product manager, child star-turned industrial engineer, former CEO of a student-led venture accelerator and ​an​ immigrant developer from India take a risk to make word-of-mouth marketing scalable once and for alland reduce brands' dependence on ads that interrupt content consumers enjoy​, it results in an award-winning, high-growth startup that’s transforming how brands build relationships with consumers across any digital experience. Could your brand survive in an ad-free world?
With consumers' ad-blocker adoption and ad fatigue increasing exponentially, that is the reality today's marketers face.

In this session, we'll discuss how consumer brands like Hershey's, Gillette and Tom's of Maine are harness​ing ​the power of human-to-human marketing at scale by tapping into their​ most valuable ​asset: existing customers with influence. ​At Mavrck, we believe that by empowering a ​brand to​ leverage​ the social capital of ​their existing​ ​micro-influencers across digital touch points, they can rise above the noise ​to​ create marketing people actually trust​.

Bagels, snacks and coffee/tea provided. 

Presenters
avatar for Lyle Stevens

Lyle Stevens

Co-founder and CEO, Mavrck

Host Companies
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Mavrck

Mavrck
Mavrck's micro-influencer marketing platform is trusted by premier consumer brands like P&G, Sears and Dunkin' Donuts to harness the power of human-to-human marketing at scale. Our patented technology empowers brands to discover their most influential customers across existing consumer experiences (e.g. mobile app, e-commerce site, social community). Brands can then activate their relevant micro-influencers to distribute content. and drive... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Mavrck 100 N. Washington St., Boston, MA 02114

10:30am

Ginkgo Bioworks
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Synthetic Biology as the Next Frontier of Technology 

In this engaging session, Creative Director Christina Agapakis will discuss how Ginkgo Bioworks is shaping the future of synthetic biology. Attendees will be given a tour of the world's first organism engineering foundry, Ginkgo's Bioworks1, a fully automated 18,000 square foot facility using automation to advance and scale the process of biological engineering. Session attendees will also have the opportunity to sample various cultured ingredients and scents developed by Ginkgo's state-of-the-art synthetic biology foundry.

Presenters
avatar for Christina Agapakis

Christina Agapakis

Creative Director, Ginkgo Bioworks

Host Companies
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Ginkgo Bioworks

Ginkgo Bioworks
Ginkgo Bioworks is an organism design company engineering biology to manufacture products at scale for the real world in the nutrition, health and consumer goods and electronics sectors. The company's organism engineers work directly with customers including Fortune 500 companies to design microbes for their specific needs. Ginkgo was founded in 2008 by Tom Knight, a world-renowned computer scientist, along with four MIT biological engineering... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Ginkgo Bioworks 27 Drydock Avenue, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02210

10:30am

Emotion Mining
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Session Title: Revolutionizing the Science of Emotions for Business Success

Deepen customer engagement by understanding the power of subconscious emotions in critical decision making to motivate a change in behavior from your customers, partners and employees. This new, revolutionary research methodology prioritizes the subconscious and conscious emotions. Experience first hand the power of this tool and impact to your business whether defining a product, growing a market, building a brand, testing a campaign or message, etc. This approach identifies a respondent's deep "inner truths", eliminates biases and provides a scalable, online means to help your organization understand the passions and aspirations that will drive better outcomes quickly. There is no other methodology like it. Come try it from your mobile device and experience the power to drive more meaningful results. Attendees will run through a research question and then we will walk through the results so that participants can see the power of what unites us and what makes us different on any topic.  By understanding these motivational triggers your organization can drive deeper engagement externally and internally. This session is most applicable for: CEO, CMO, VP Marketing, VP Market Intelligence, VP Human Resources, Director Marketing, Director Marketing Insights, Director Employee Relations and Business or Data Analyst.

Presenters
CB

Chuck Bean

Partner, Emotion Mining
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Mary-Katherine McCarey

VP Product, Marketing and Communications, Emotion Mining

Host Companies
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Emotion Mining

Emotion Mining
Emotion Mining is the only technology platform that provides insight into employee and consumer subconscious motivations reliably and routinely. The data captures unbiased, evidence-based subconscious truths. These truths help organizations uncover essential emotions and factors to better serve the passions and aspirations of the people most important to them. With Emotion Mining organizations achieve greater differentiation, engagement and... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Emotion Mining 745 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02111

10:30am

Care.com
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Transforming Consumer Marketplaces

 

Care.com is one of the few consumer internet companies in the Boston area. As the world’s largest online marketplace for finding and managing family care with over 18 million members across 16 countries, Care.com has a unique perspective on consumer trends, product development, and tech innovation. Learn how Care.com transformed an existing marketplace and continues to innovate in mobile, analytics, user experience, product design, and more. Host Dave Krupinski, Co-Founder & CTO of Care.com will share the experience of building the company to where it is today and vision for the future. He will be joined by Saurin Shah, Vice President of Product, and Todd Griffith, Creative Director of Interactive, Mobile & UX.

 

Suggested Audience: Entrepreneurs, product designers, marketers, user experience professionals, and anyone interested in the latest trends in consumer online services and mobile technology.

Enter in at the top entrance of the garage (the one closest to the building entrance).  There should be an attendee at the entrance letting people in, but if he’s not there, just press the call button at the garage entrance and say that you're a guest of Care.com. Please proceed to the 6th floor.


Presenters
avatar for Todd Griffith

Todd Griffith

Creative Director of Interactive, Mobile & UX, Care.com
avatar for Dave Krupinski

Dave Krupinski

Co-Founder & CTO, Care.com
avatar for Saurin Shah

Saurin Shah

Vice President of Product, Care.com

Host Companies
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Care.com

Care.com
Since launching in 2007, Care.com (NYSE: CRCM) has been committed to solving the complex care challenges that impact families, caregivers, employers, and care service companies. Today, Care.com is the world’s largest online destination for finding and managing family care, with 10.3 million families and 8.1 million caregivers across 16 countries, including the U.S., UK, Canada and parts of Western Europe, and approximately 800,000 employees... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Care.com 77 Fourth Avenue, Care.com, 5th Floor, Waltham, MA 02451

10:30am

SharkNinja
Limited Capacity seats available

We will have an interactive session regarding our Ninja Coffee Bar. We will discuss how we launched a disruptive innovative product - from conceptualization to market.

Host Companies
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SharkNinja

SharkNinja


Wednesday April 27, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
SharkNinja 180 Wells Avenue, Newton, MA 02459

10:30am

Startup Institute
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Session Title: Hiring for Culture Fit: How to Find Top Talent & How to Be the Talent

69% of tech executives cite talent as a top barrier to their company’s future growth. In this session, we’ll discuss the six characteristics of successful employees in rapidly growing companies. Employers will learn how to screen for culture fit, while those looking to break into the tech industry will gain insight into how to appeal to hiring managers. A technically capable hire will get the job done—a strategic hire with passion, grit, and a willingness to put the company before themselves will positively impact the entire business.

 

Suggested Audience: Companies looking to scale, improve their company's culture, or employees looking to appeal to hiring managers should attend. 



Startup Institute was created in 2012 to bridge two worlds: the world of fast-growing companies that were desperate for talent and the world of people who were desperate to find careers they love.

 
 

Presenters
avatar for Diane Hessan

Diane Hessan

CEO, Startup Institute

Host Companies
avatar for Startup Institute

Startup Institute

Startup Institute
Startup Institute's eight-week program provides people with the skills, mindset, and network to find a job they love, doing work that matters. Our program helps people build the technical skills, culture skills, and network that will launch them into the innovation industry in the areas of web development, web design, technical marketing, or sales and account management.


Wednesday April 27, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Startup Institute 50 Milk Street, 17th Floor, Boston, MA 02150

10:30am

GXT Green, Inc.
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Economics Meeting Ecology - Economically viable products solving environmental challenges

The "wow" in our presentation comes from having a simple idea with global impact: Solving the plastic bag litter issue. The presentation of the issues, (litter, risk to animals, the need to still get merchandise home from the stores, and cost considerations) in an objective manner, and how we are solving them with innovative solutions is an eye opener. We will provide the audience with the history of how ECOgrade was invented. We will enlighten the group on how we have not only developed a sustainable product which addresses a major environmental issue, but also a sustainable supply chain, gaining recognition for bringing back jobs to local bag manufacturers. We will also share some of the testing we have done on ECOgrade. Finally, we will provide an inside look at some of the new products in our pipeline which extend our current product offerings.

The presentation is at 10:30 at 233 Needham St., Newton.

233 NEEDHAM STREET is The Bank of America Building 

Enter the building driveway and drive past the reserved retail parking (for ARLENE & ROBERTA ETC.) and enter the attached multilevel parking garage behind the building.

Please park in the visitor’s parking lot behind the building and take the elevator to the 3rd floor reception area.

We are in the large conference room on the 3rd floor.  The receptionist will be able to point you towards the right room. 


Presenters
avatar for Michael Vanin

Michael Vanin

COO and SVP of Sales, GXT Green, Inc.

Host Companies

Wednesday April 27, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
GXT Green, Inc. 233 Needham Street, Suite 300, Newton, MA

10:30am

Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
Limited Capacity seats available

This NewCo session will identify disruptive trends in food and beverage that are fundamentally changing the way people produce, find, purchase consume and experience food and how those trends are changing everything from health outcomes to social interaction.

Presenters
avatar for Kent Bennett

Kent Bennett

Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners
avatar for Marlo Fogelman

Marlo Fogelman

Principal, Marlo Marketing
avatar for Jeremy Halpern

Jeremy Halpern

Partner and Director of Business Development, Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
avatar for Michelle Stacy

Michelle Stacy

Past President of Keurig; angel investor
avatar for Kate Weiler

Kate Weiler

Co-Founder, Drink Maple

Host Companies
avatar for Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP


Wednesday April 27, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP 155 Seaport Blvd., Boston, MA 02210

10:30am

American Well
Limited Capacity full
This session has had a great response!
There are no more seats available, but please check out the schedule for other great sessions in this timeslot.

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Session Title: Why Telehealth Now - The Future of Healthcare Delivery in the U.S.


In this session, attendees will learn about the future of healthcare delivery in the U.S. (and beyond) aka telehealth, or the ability to see your doctor over video, on your phone.  You will hear from senior executives at the nation’s fastest growing telehealth company, American Well, about how telehealth works, why it is skyrocketing in popularity now not only among consumers but also major healthcare brands like Cleveland Clinic, CVS Health, and United Healthcare, and how our company is leading the way in terms of product innovation. You will get high level demos of our consumer-facing mobile app Amwell, as well as our newest enterprise telehealth release, AW9, which includes an industry-first mobile telehealth software development kit (SDK) and Multiway Video solution that allows for multiple people to take part in a live, video doctor visit (as in, the full care team – primary care physician and specialist, in addition to family members, translators, health coaches, etc).

Suggested attendees: tech developers, entrepreneurs, investors, product managers, health advocates 

Presenters
avatar for Mary Modahl

Mary Modahl

Chief Marketing Officer, American Well
avatar for Katie Ruigh

Katie Ruigh

VP, Product, American Well
avatar for Dr. Roy Schoenberg

Dr. Roy Schoenberg

CEO/Co-Founder, American Well

Host Companies
avatar for American Well

American Well

American Well
American Well is a national telehealth company serving top health systems, health plans, employers and consumers through our mobile app Amwell. We connect patients to a doctor in minutes for a live video visit - making care faster, easier, and more affordable than ever before.


Wednesday April 27, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
American Well 75 State Street, Floor 26, Boston, MA 02109

10:30am

Kyruus
Limited Capacity filling up

 Session Title: A Better Match Means Better Care: How Kyruus is Reinventing the Way Patients Access Physicians

 

Selecting a physician can be one of the most important decisions in anyone’s life. Yet, for decades, healthcare has relied on antiquated systems and inaccurate information to guide patients along this critical journey, leading to millions of patients every year receiving less-than-optimal care. In this interactive session, the founders of one of healthcare’s most exciting and fastest growing companies, Kyruus, will talk about why matching patients to providers has been such a difficult problem for the healthcare industry and how they built the team and technology to solve it. Attendees will participate in a live exercise showcasing the complexities behind choosing a physician and will get a hands-on demo with Kyruus’ groundbreaking technology platform, ProviderMatch. 

 

Suggested attendees: technologists, innovators, entrepreneurs, developers, analysts, project managers, and anyone interesting in shifting the way that healthcare operates


Presenters
avatar for Graham Gardner

Graham Gardner

CEO, Kyruus
avatar for Vinay Mohta

Vinay Mohta

Chief Technology Officer, Kyruus
avatar for Julie Yoo

Julie Yoo

Chief Product Officer, Kyruus

Host Companies
avatar for Kyruus

Kyruus

Kyruus


Wednesday April 27, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Kyruus 600 Atlantic Ave, 20th floor, Boston, MA 02210

10:30am

CIC Cambridge
Limited Capacity filling up

 Session Title: Analog Devices IOT

At ADI, we’re passionate about making tomorrow’s possibilities a reality through innovations that bridge the physical and digital. We’re collaborating across ecosystems to transform industries and realize the enormous potential for positive impacts in healthcare, transportation, communications and automation. Through our advancements in technologies that sense, measure and connect, we are enabling our customers to intelligently bridging the physical and digital in ways that are truly ahead of what’s possible.


Visit http://www.analog.com/


Host Companies
avatar for CIC Cambridge

CIC Cambridge

CIC Cambridge


Wednesday April 27, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
CIC Cambridge 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142

10:30am

Artaic - Innovative Mosaic
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Mosaics & Robots: Adapting an Ancient Art Form for the 21st Century

 

How do you take an ancient art form, traditionally handmade by master craftsmen, and make it accessible for today's customers?

At Artaic, our goal is to make ordering custom tile as simple as purchasing stock product. We modernize the creation of architecturally compelling mosaics through fast design iterations, free sampling, and American robotic production.

As part of this session we will lead attendees through our entire process - from design to fabrication. Attendees will get an up close look at Tessera, our proprietary design software, and each part of our robotic manufacturing process. At the end, attendees will have a deeper understanding of our process and how we are able to quickly and efficiently produce large-scale mosaics for clients such as MIT, Disney, Legal Seafoods, MGM Resorts International, the Ritz-Carlton, and more.

Presenters
avatar for Ted Acworth

Ted Acworth

Founder & CEO, Artaic

Host Companies
avatar for Artaic - Innovative Mosaic

Artaic - Innovative Mosaic

Artaic - Innovative Mosaic


10:30am

Design that Matters
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: How Can a Small Team on a Shoestring Budget Save a Million Lives?

*Note to attendees: This session is being held in Salem, MA.* 

Get a behind-the-scenes tour of Design that Matters, a Salem nonprofit and an international leader in social impact design. Learn how we design award-winning medical devices that are saving countless newborn lives in the developing world, using human-centered design, rapid prototyping and an open collaboration with hundreds of students and professional volunteers. DtM's CEO Timothy Prestero will lead a discussion on how to apply those same resources and processes to your own product challenges. We will invite you to critique two new products in development, and in exchange we'll bang out a custom t-shirt for you on the spot!

Special Message to Attendees:
We recommend parking in the Museum Place covered garage:
1 New Liberty Street, Salem, MA 01970
Right next to the Peabody Essex Museum. 

Presenters
avatar for Timothy Prestero

Timothy Prestero

CEO, Design that Matters

Host Companies
avatar for Design that Matters

Design that Matters

Design that Matters
Design that Matters (DtM) collaborates with leading social entrepreneurs and hundreds of volunteers to solve problems in global health for the poor in developing countries.


Wednesday April 27, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Design that Matters 30 Church St, Salem, MA 01970

10:30am

Rocket Farm Studios
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title:  If you build it, will they come? How you can create a winning mobile strategy in 2016.

At Rocket Farm Studios, the CEO and Founder will outline what you need to do today to harness the innovations in mobile technology to supercharge your business.. Where are we headed in 2016? What are some predictions? What's in store in 2020 and beyond? Join this lively discussion and hear about real-world examples of business that are shaking up their industry.

Presenters
avatar for Dan Katcher

Dan Katcher

Founder and CEO, Rocket Farm Studios

Host Companies
avatar for Rocket Farm Studios

Rocket Farm Studios

Rocket Farm Studios
We are the go-to firm for iOS apps, Android apps, and back-end architecture that are as smart as they are stylish. We've launched numerous top-20 apps in multiple categories. We work with Fortune 500 corporations, startups, and everything in between.


Wednesday April 27, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Rocket Farm Studios 374 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210

10:30am

PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC)
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Evolving with Big Data: Strategy through Execution


Come see how PwC is integrating data and technology to deliver complex deals and transaction solutions from strategy through execution. The session will start with a brief tour of PwC's brand new offices in the Innovation District followed by a demonstration and executive conversation on how to use Big Data to evolve, enhance and deliver business solutions.

Presenters
avatar for Dan Kabat

Dan Kabat

Partner, Deals Practice, PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC)

Host Companies
avatar for PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC)

PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC)

PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC)
PwC US helps organizations and individuals create the value they're looking for. We're a member of the PwC network of firms, which has firms in 157 countries with more than 208,000 people. We're committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. Find out more and tell us what matters to you by visiting us at www.pwc.com/US.


10:30am

LeanBox
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Solving the access problem.  Changing the way the American workforce eats. 

This NewCo session will provide a hands-on demo of how LeanBox is changing both the supply chain, cost structure and the unattended retail for fresh food.

Presenters
avatar for Shea Coakley

Shea Coakley

Co-Founder, LeanBox

Host Companies
avatar for LeanBox

LeanBox

LeanBox
LeanBox is a collection of services that change the way people eat at work.


Wednesday April 27, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
LeanBox 60 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02129

10:30am

Resilient Coders
Limited Capacity seats available

DIRECTIONS TO ATTENDEES: THE EVENT IS BEING HELD ON THE 5TH FLOOR.

Session Title: How you (yes you!) can help solve tech's diversity crisis. Really.


This NewCo session will have a discussion around tech's diversity crisis.

Presenters
avatar for David Delmar

David Delmar

Executive Director, Resilient Coders

Host Companies
avatar for Resilient Coders

Resilient Coders

Resilient Coders
Resilient Coders teaches young people from traditionally underserved communities the fundamentals of web development, as a way of aligning them with a lucrative and meaningful career path. We then employ our higher performers through a web development shop called Resilient Lab, building real product for real clients.


Wednesday April 27, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Resilient Coders 50 Milk St, 17th Fl, Boston, MA 02109

10:30am

Dassault Systemes
Limited Capacity filling up

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides businesses and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its 3DEXPERIENCE Platform leverages the Company’s world-leading 3D software applications to transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported, enabling businesses to craft delightful customer experiences.

Join us at our North American headquarters, in Waltham MA, on April 27th to experience immersive 3D and interactive demonstrations.

PLEASE NOTE A PHOTO ID IS REQUIRED FOR ENTRANCE

Location: 175 Wyman Street, Waltham, MA  02451 –  Executive Briefing Center

Parking: There is Visitor Parking in front of the building. Additional parking is available behind the 185 Wyman Street building.

Executive Briefing Center:  The Executive Briefing Center is accessed from the first entrance coming from Visitor Parking.


Host Companies
avatar for Dassault Systemes

Dassault Systemes

Dassault Systemes
Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides software applications and services, designed to support companies’ innovation processes. The Company’s software applications and services span design from ideation, to early 3D digital conceptual design drawings to full digital mock-up; virtual testing of products; end-to-end global industrial operations, including manufacturing management to operations planning &... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Dassault Systemes 175 Wyman Street, Waltham, MA 02451

10:30am

Idea Validation Workshop w/TCN & The Meme (cont.)
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Idea Validation Workshop w/TCN & The Meme

**Please register for both the 8:30 and 10:30 session to get the most value out of this workshop. This is a three hour workshop ending at 11:30am**

Coming up with product ideas is easy. Coming up with good product ideas is harder.

Even good ideas are often based on assumptions: assumptions that a product or service will match people's needs; that users will understand, engage with, and adopt them because it provides meaningful value and integrates with their lives.

The workshop is run in collaboration between TCN and The MEME Design, a group that helps create and validate good product ideas by testing those assumptions, and helping entrepreneurs refine and drive them to success.

Using the MEME’s processes and expert tools, you will get a chance to learn key techniques to validate your own products and methods, with a select few even getting the opportunity to workshop their own product and service ideas in a group, with The MEME’s expert help.

At this session you will

  • Learn how to go deep on and understand better who you’re designing for.
  • Use our tools to look at the chosen problem or need from multiple angles in order to generate more and better solutions.
  • Learn ways to isolate the most critical product or service features from more peripheral ones.
  • See how to create a prototype strategy that will help to test whether the product resonates with users in the intended way.

Who should attend:
Entrepreneurs, Founders, Innovators, Product Managers, UX Managers, Designers, Developers and Engineers


Presenters
avatar for Carlos Cardenas

Carlos Cardenas

Vice President, THE MEME Design
avatar for Darryl James

Darryl James

Strategist/Problem Solver/Provocateur
avatar for Suzanne Schechtman

Suzanne Schechtman

Senior Design Researcher, THE MEME Design


Wednesday April 27, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Hatch Fenway 401 Park Drive, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02215

12:30pm

C Space
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Customer Inspired: How to Achieve Growth in the 21st Century

C Space will present compelling evidence about why companies that genuinely "get" their customers outperform competitors. Our research is grounded completely in the customer's point of view, not the company's. The companies that really "get" their customers each share five characteristics that customers notice, value, and actively seek, regardless of industry: they are open, relevant, empathetic, rewarding, and delightful. In this session we will explore these five traits in depth and highlight companies that are creating Customer Inspired Growth, With the help of audience members, we will discuss what you want from companies and what brands should know about how to make that happen.

Presenters
avatar for Howard Kogan

Howard Kogan

President, C Space

Host Companies
avatar for C Space

C Space

C Space
C Space’s interactive session will present compelling evidence as to why companies that genuinely "get" their customers outperform competitors. C Space’s research is grounded firmly in the customer's point of view. The companies that truly "get" their customers each share five characteristics that customers notice, value, and actively seek, regardless of industry: they are open, relevant, empathetic, rewarding, and delightful. In this... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
C Space 290 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210

12:30pm

InterSystems
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for free lunch in Kendall Square -- just steps away from the Red Line! Learn more about BIG things that InterSystems is doing in big data, big healthcare, and big science, and why we attract the biggest and best talent. Our technology has helped the European Space Agency map a billion stars, powers the world's financial trading systems, and is trusted with life-saving applications in healthcare. We have long and loyal relationships with both customers and employees, many of whom stay with us for decades. That's because we tackle big challenges together.

The tour will be hosted by Robert Nagle, Vice President of Data Platforms for InterSystems, and John Paladino, Vice President of Client Services, InterSystems.

Check out the InterSystems video here


Presenters
RN

Robert Nagle

VP Data Platforms, InterSystems
JP

John Paladino

VP of Client Services, InterSystems

Host Companies
avatar for InterSystems

InterSystems

InterSystems
Since 1978, InterSystems has been at the epicenter of innovations in information technology and healthcare around the world. With over 600 employees at its Kendall Square, Cambridge, headquarters, InterSystems is surrounded by MIT, Mass. General Hospital, and other world-class research and medical institutions with whom we partner. We provide the premier platform for connected healthcare, serving over two-thirds of the U.S. population, and our... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
InterSystems 1 Memorial, Cambridge, MA 02142

12:30pm

Emulate, Inc.
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Using the 'Organs-On-Chips' technology to emulate living human biology

Emulate will demo their "Organs-on-Chips" technology inside their new innovation laboratory at The Innovation & Design Building - showing how they combine micro-engineered environments with human cells, to emulate living human biology. The system offers reserachers and product development teams a new standard for predicting human response in real-time - with greater precision and control than today's cell-culture or animal-based testing methods.

Learn and discuss how Emulate's bold new precision medicine and personal health initiative - named "Patient-on-a-Chip" - is developing unique 'human-chips' personalized with an individual's own living cells - to help transform the way each of us understand our own body, and manage our own health.

Watch a short video from Emulate here. 

Special Message to Attendees:
Emulate's Seaport facility is located at 27 Drydock Avenue(last building). Our building is just a short 5 minute walk from the garage,  and there is a Silver Line stop out front. Upon arrival, please take the elevator from lobby to 5th floor. Workspace entrance is on your left. 

Host Companies

12:30pm

Carbonite
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Cloud promiscuity and the future of your stuff

In today's world, we are all connecting to multiple clouds via our work and personal devices. Many of us are using a dozen clouds or more to store files, photos, videos, messages, and other important data. Yet, most of us also don't know where everything lives and how to recover it in the face of a disaster. Come visit with the team at Carbonite to spend an hour understanding where all your stuff really lives, the implications for security and privacy, and how to have better cloud hygiene in the future.

Presenters
avatar for Norman Guadagno

Norman Guadagno

SVP, Marketing, Carbonite

Host Companies
avatar for Carbonite

Carbonite

Carbonite


Wednesday April 27, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Carbonite 2 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA 02111

12:30pm

Powerhouse Dynamics
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: The Real World and The Commercial Internet of Things
There are lots of grand concepts out there for harnessing the Internet of Things, but is anyone actually using the IoT to their benefit in the real world, in day-to-day operations? Yes, in places you'd never expect! Visit with Powerhouse Dynamics CEO Martin Flusberg for interactive demos of multiple aspects of our SiteSage platform; a hardware and test facility tour (including our “test kitchen”, where you’ll see how embedded sensors are being used in cooking equipment); and a tour of our new offices. See examples of how non-tech companies like Arby's, Ann Taylor, and Five Below are actually leading the IoT revolution, driven by their bottom lines.

Special Message to Attendees:
Please enter via the glass atrium at 1 Bridge Street. You may use the outside or indoor stairs, or the elevator. Powerhouse Dynamics is on the second floor.  

Presenters
avatar for Martin Flusberg

Martin Flusberg

CEO, Powerhouse Dynamics

Host Companies
avatar for Powerhouse Dynamics

Powerhouse Dynamics

Powerhouse Dynamics
Powerhouse Dynamics uses cloud-based controls and analytics to deliver enterprise-wide operational and energy efficiency solutions to portfolios of small commercial facilities, including restaurants, convenience stores, retailers, and others. The Powerhouse Dynamics SiteSage platform reduces energy, maintenance, and repair expenses by centralizing control, analysis, and management of energy-consuming equipment. | | Engineered specifically for... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Powerhouse Dynamics 1 Bridge St., Newton, MA 02458

12:30pm

Soofa
Limited Capacity full
This session has had a great response!
There are no more seats available, but please check out the schedule for other great sessions in this timeslot.

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Session Title: Rethinking the Smart City - Where IoT Vision Meets Actionable Insights

This NewCo session will show our technology and how we've built easily customizable solar "brains" that can host different sensors. This will also involve a tour around our shop / office space. We will talk about the experiences at the Media Lab and working with city solutions that lead to the founding of Soofa. This involves the issues within a city and our general frustration with major incumbents being the only "smart city" companies. We will explain our plans and visions for our future direction, as well as gathering participant feedback around what they feel is an issue within the city or what aspects could use improvement. All throughout this questions and open discussion would be welcomed - we hope to create a good conversation among the group around the uses / needs of urban environments. This will definitely incorporate robust discussions about the future, our strategy process involves rethinking the way virtually any public space-based thing works. On a high level, we are very clear about our direction and issues being solved. But, we always wonder, is there a huge issue in cities that we are missing? Hopefully this session could encourage everyone to view the urban experience through an alien lens, rather than accepting things because they are "how things are". A good storyteller can draw people out of their everyday experiences and push them to consider regular things in entirely new ways.

Presenters
avatar for Sandra Richter

Sandra Richter

CEO, Soofa

Host Companies
avatar for Soofa

Soofa

Soofa
Founded out of the MIT Media Lab in 2014, Soofa's mission is to update the urban context for a mobile world. With love for design, our approach is to be simple and full of impact. We're developing technology to help urban dwellers take the pulse of their city, in real time.


Wednesday April 27, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Soofa 275 Third St., Cambridge, MA 02142

12:30pm

ezCater
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Food for Thought: On-Demand Goes B2B

ezCater Co-founder and CEO Stefania Mallett will take the floor to tell the company's story - how a failed business venture led her to the creation and success of ezCater. She'll also talk about the future of on-demand services, how they're shifting to the business market, and ezCater's strategy for maintaining its market lead on the likes of Uber and Amazon, which are getting into the business catering market. The floor will then be open for a Q&A session with Stefania and her senior leadership team. Then attendees will enjoy a quick tour of ezCater's newly expanded office space overlooking the city, and experience a live demonstration of the company's ordering platform. They will also be treated to lunch from one of ezCater's catering partners.

Special Message to Attendees:
Enter 101 Arch Street and take the escalator up to the main lobby. Check in with the security guard at the desk. Let them know you're here for ezCater. You will need to present a photo ID. They will give you access to the elevators. ezCater is located on the 15th floor.  

Presenters
avatar for Stefania Mallett

Stefania Mallett

Co-founder and CEO, ezCater, Boston, Massachusetts

Host Companies
avatar for ezCater

ezCater

ezCater, Boston, Massachusetts
ezCater is the only nationwide marketplace for business catering. ezCater's online ordering, on-time ratings and reviews, and 5-star customer service connect businesspeople to reliable catering for any meeting, anywhere in the United States.


Wednesday April 27, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
ezCater, Boston, Massachusetts 101 Arch St., Boston, MA 02210

12:30pm

athenahealth
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Bringing Innovation to Healthcare's Doorstep

Healthcare needs less distraction and more disruption. Through collaboration and seamless integration on an open cloud platform, More Disruption Please provides access to the world's most innovative thinking, offering solutions to help healthcare professionals thrive in the face of industry change and pressure.

This NewCo session will provide an introduction to athenahealth's More Disruption Please innovation and partnerships program. The session includes a demo of our athenahealth Marketplace and tour of our MDP accelerator and co-working space.

Suggested Audience: entrepreneurs, innovators, developers and anyone interested in disrupting the status quo in healthcare

Presenters
avatar for Mandira Singh

Mandira Singh

Director, More Disruption Please, athenahealth

Host Companies
avatar for athenahealth

athenahealth

athenahealth


Wednesday April 27, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
athenahealth 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472

12:30pm

Stock Pot Malden
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: You're a Food Startup, Yay! WTF Do You Do Now? (Holla)

This NewCo session will get you in here to see, in action, the ~45 businesses who have launched, grown, exploded in our space, and the opportunities they created for their community. We're pretty freaking proud of what we've done.

Presenters
avatar for Emily Gouillart

Emily Gouillart

COO, Stock Pot Malden

Host Companies
avatar for Stock Pot Malden

Stock Pot Malden

Stock Pot Malden
We're a culinary incubator, which finds promising entrepreneurs, and stops at nothing to grow them fast. We're a concierge, a cultural (and sometimes language) translator, and obnoxiosuly over-trained set of gurus who are here to grow the small producers whose dream is authentic, real, and practical.


Wednesday April 27, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Stock Pot Malden 342 Pearl Street, Malden, MA 02148

12:30pm

IBM
Limited Capacity full
This session has had a great response!
There are no more seats available, but please check out the schedule for other great sessions in this timeslot.

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Session Title: How IBM and their partners are driving innovation in Boston, a panel discussion

Join the Boston-based IBM team and some of their local partners in an open panel discussion as they share how IBM is working side by side with startups and developers to drive innovation in the Boston community. The session will provide details on how IBM, a global Fortune 500 Company, brings together local technical resources, innovative technologies, and the many benefits of its Global Entrepreneur Program to help emerging Boston start ups and developers create winning technology products and businesses. Lunch will be provided.

Special Message to Attendees:
This IBM session is being held at CIC Cambridge located at 1 Broadway on the 5th floor in the Havana Room. 

Presenters
avatar for Kathy Fogel

Kathy Fogel

Founder, Zinoplex
avatar for Chuck GoldStone

Chuck GoldStone

Founder and Executive Director, !deaworks New Venture Initiative
avatar for Todd Horton

Todd Horton

Founder, KangoGift
avatar for Meredith Sandiford

Meredith Sandiford

Executive Director, The Capital Network
avatar for Barry Smith

Barry Smith

Boston City Leader - Innovation Economy, IBM

Host Companies
avatar for IBM

IBM

IBM


Wednesday April 27, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
CIC Cambridge 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142

12:30pm

RBM Technologies
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: The Store is Back - How digital technologies are re-shaping the store experience" 

Come hear from RBM about how we're building a team that is changing how retailers communicate with their stores, localize their offerings on per store basis, and collect valuable insight into shopper behavior.  You'll also get a chance to see how we're using 3D imagery and Virtual Reality to simulate the retail experience.

Special Message to Attendees:
Please take the elevators to the main entrance on the 8th floor. 

Presenters
avatar for E.Y. Snowden

E.Y. Snowden

CEO, RBM Technologies

Host Companies
avatar for RBM Technologies

RBM Technologies

RBM Technologies


Wednesday April 27, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
RBM Technologies 268 Summer St., Boston, MA 02210

12:30pm

Codiscope
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Bad software is taking over the world...it's time to fight back!

We are gripped with security anxiety in a world where software is unavoidable. Codiscope's mission is to make sure that our children can safely use apps every day.

We would like to welcome the outside community to tour vibrant office space and participate in an interactive learning experience. We will demonstrate how the Codiscope approach to security is different and why it is no longer acceptable to take risks with cyber security. Through real-life examples and actionable training, we believe that developers can build vulnerability-free software from the start. Visitors will learn how to start taking active steps to defend themselves from the bad software that is threatening to take over the world.

Watch a short video from Codiscope here.

Special Message to Attendees:
Codiscope is located at 20 Park Plaza, Suite 1400. All guests will be pre-registered by a Codiscope staff member. Please bring a valid ID with you to present to the Park Plaza security staff upon request. A Codiscope employee will meet you in the lobby where you will be given a temporary pass to the Park Plaza building.  

Presenters
avatar for Gary Jackson

Gary Jackson

CEO, Codiscope

Host Companies
avatar for Codiscope

Codiscope

Codiscope
Codiscope was established in 2015 as a spin-off of Cigital, Inc. We've transformed the tools and intellectual property created by Cigital software security experts into a suite of accessible, streamlined tools for a broad population of developers. We are committed to building and evolving security products that are efficient and easy for any developer to use, whether they're maintaining enterprise-scale software or prototyping new applications... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Codiscope 20 Park Plaza Suite 1400, Boston, MA 02116

12:30pm

Acquia
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Global organizations rely on Acquia to build world-class digital experiences that deliver transformative business results. We're helping organizations realize the vision of personalized, real-time customer engagement to the right person, at the right time, on the right device. Learn about our journey, from our co-founder's start creating the Drupal open source content management framework in his dorm in Belgium to our move to Boston's Financial District one year ago and looking toward our future. 


Presenters
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Tom Erickson

CEO, Acquia

Host Companies
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Acquia

Acquia


Wednesday April 27, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Acquia 53 State Street, 10th Floor, Boston , MA 02109

12:30pm

Pegasystems
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Session Title: Discover How Pega is Changing the Way the World Develops Software

Hear from Pega executives about how we’re changing the world of business software. Learn how the world’s most recognized brands like American Express, Verizon, General Motors and others have fundamentally changed the way they approach customer relationships. And don’t take our word for it – put yourself in the driver’s seat of Pega Express and create your own application in 20 minutes (don’t worry, you don’t need a computer science degree to do so)! Pega Express has been designed to allow anyone to produce a compelling application without writing code. There will also be time for an interactive Q&A session during which we’ll discuss your view of the future of work and customer relationships.

Presenters
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Kerim Akgonul

SVP, Products, Pegasystems
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Adam Field

Sr. Director, Technology Innovation, Pegasystems
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Adam Kenney

Sr. Director, Developer Products & Technology, Pegasystems

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Pegasystems

Pegasystems develops strategic applications for marketing, sales, service and operations. Pega’s software allows organizations to build, deploy, and change enterprise applications easily and quickly. Its unified software platform includes all the necessary elements and technologies to build enterprise applications in a fraction of the time it would take with competitive disjointed architectures by directly capturing... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Pegasystems 1 Rogers Street, Cambridge, MA 02142

2:30pm

Pixability
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Not Your Average Ad Tech: Welcome to the Video Revolution

In just a few years, Pixability has grown from a startup at the CIC to a video ad tech company empowering global brands like Puma, L'Oreal and Taco Bell. Rob Ciampa, CMO, will give NewCo visitors a sneak peek into Pixability's solution and how it's harnessing video advertising to deliver huge business impact. Come change the way you think about video as a medium to reach, engage, and convert new customers. Rob will also lead a tour of Pixability's newly designed Boston headquarters, and explain how the fast-growing company is maintaining an award-winning culture while aggressively scaling business worldwide. The video ecosystem is changing faster than ever; can you keep up?

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Rob Ciampa

CMO, Pixability

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Pixability

Pixability
Pixability is a video ad buying technology solution for YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. The world's top agencies and brands depend on Pixability's award-winning media technology for effective cross-platform video ad campaigns that deliver increased performance.


Wednesday April 27, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Pixability 77 North Washington Street, Boston, MA 02114

2:30pm

MathWorks
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Accelerating the Pace of Engineering and Science

With today's powerful computers and advanced computational methods, engineers and scientists are taking on the "Grand Challenges" of our time: Renewable energy. New medicine and healthcare technology. Cleaner air and water. Smart transporation systems. Weather and climate forecasting. Breakthroughs in these areas are accelerating, made possible by engineers and scientists using MATLAB and Simulink - mathematical computing software developed and supported through the collaborative efforts of more than 3500 MathWorks staff worldwide. In this session, attendees will learn about MathWorks, its products, and its people, and how they are helping to accelerate the pace of engineering and science.

Special message to Attendees from MathWorks:
Attendees will be treated to product demonstrations, a brief tour of our facilities, and will learn why MathWorks was recently recognized by Glassdoor as one of the Top 20 "Best Places to Work" in the U.S. Refreshments will be served. Please no vendors, agencies, or service providers.

Presenters
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Jim Tung

Fellow, MathWorks

Host Companies
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MathWorks

MathWorks
MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software. Engineers and scientists worldwide rely on MATLAB and Simulink to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development in automotive, aerospace, electronics, financial services, biotech-pharmaceutical, and other industries. MATLAB and Simulink are also fundamental teaching and research tools in the world's universities and learning institutions.


Wednesday April 27, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
MathWorks 3 Apple Hill Drive, Natick, MA 01760

2:30pm

SHYFT Analytics
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Reimagining Healthcare Analytics

Intelligent. Guided. Actionable. Contexual. Mobile. This is what healthcare analytics need to be in the 21st century. The life sciences industry is evolving quickly as new and rich data are creating tranformative change including bringing new drugs to market or delivering better patient outcomes. SHYFT's technology integrates clinical and commercial data from life science organizations as they evolve to new value-based care delivery models. Come experience first hand how the company is utilizing a modern and truly collaborative philosophy and workspace to address the highly technical data and analytic needs of life science users.  


Presenters
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Brian Irwin

VP of Strategy, SHYFT Analytics
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Zackary King

CEO & Co-Founder, SHYFT Analytics

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SHYFT Analytics

SHYFT Analytics
SHYFT Analytics is a leading cloud analytics company within life sciences. The company plays an integral role as the industry continues to undergo dramatic transformation to deliver more personalized and value-based medicine.


Wednesday April 27, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
SHYFT Analytics 203 Crescent Street, Waltham , MA 02453

2:30pm

Evergage
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: One to One: How You'll Experience Websites in the Future 

Netflix, Spotify and Amazon are leading the way in delivering fully personalized experiences that understand, help and delight visitors. We think every website and app should provide this same level of one-to-one personalization and we’re on a mission to make this a reality.

Evergage CEO and founder, Karl Wirth, will guide you through a hands-on strategy session where you will collaborate with a small group to develop personalized campaigns and experiences for a website or app to improve visitor and user engagement. You’ll learn the principles needed to bring about a new era in web and app user experience.


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Karl Wirth

CEO and Founder, Evergage

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Evergage

Evergage


Wednesday April 27, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Evergage 212 Elm Street, Suite 402, Somerville, MA 02144

2:30pm

BikeBus: A Fitness and Transportation Hybrid
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Session Title: How To Fit In a Workout While Stuck in Rush Hour

BikeBus will take 16 lucky participants on board the world's first vehicle that combines fitness, transportation, and a patent-pending safety system in an effort to combat chronic diseases resulting from our increasingly sedentary lifestyle.  Whether it's at our desks during the day or during our commutes, we sit a lot every day.  Researchers have gone so far to say that sitting is killing us.  Come experience firsthand how we transform unhealthy sedentary time into healthy active time - even while stuck on the highway during rush hour! Q&A as we bike around Boston in our climate-controlled and captivating environment.

Session A - 8 participants from 2:30-3:00 pm
Session B - 8 participants from 3:00-3:30 pm
Towels, water, and fruit provided; Athletic wear encouraged; Sneakers required



We'll be waiting for you in the Tour Bus parking area in front of the Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02199.  Look for our BikeBus logo - you can't miss us.  See you on board soon!



Presenters
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Seema Brodie

Co-Founder & Principal, BikeBus, LLC
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Eric Brodie

Co-Founder, Principal, BikeBus

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BikeBus: A Fitness and Transportation Hybrid

BikeBus
Sitting for long hours at your desk or trapped in a painful commute every day?  BikeBus invented a radically fun fitness and transportation solution that transforms unhealthy sedentary time into healthy active time - even while you're stuck on the highway during rush hour!  Collective commuting just got more attractive!  


Wednesday April 27, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
BikeBus 39 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02199

2:30pm

Sonzia
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Accessible Computing - motor, vision, and other concerns in Universal Design

We will showcase content on the world's largest touch screen, host a group discussion on accessibility and universal design, and introduce software content made by the other attendees. Use the entrance near the street. Look for the balloons and signage.

Presenters
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Mihai Dinulescu

Co-Founder / Chief Business Officer, Sonzia

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Sonzia

Sonzia
Sonzia makes the world's most affordable large scale computers, including the most financially accessible 4K touch displays sold today. Sonzia also produces the world's largest single panel touch displays, with the largest built to date spanning over 20 feeet in diagonal.


2:30pm

Greentown Labs
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From robotics sailboats to the world's first airborne wind turbine, attendees will be blown away by the various clean technologies under development at Greentown Labs. They will tour the 33,000 sq. ft. location, learn about Greentown Lab's history, mission and vision, and view live demonstrations from some of its startup member companies.

Special Message to Attendees:
We're located at 28 Dane St., Somerville, MA 02143. There is limited parking available and we encourage attendees to consider public transportation! 

Presenters
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Mark Vasu

EVP, Greentown Labs

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Greentown Labs

Greentown Labs
Greentown Labs is the nation's largest hardware-focused cleantech incubator. Located in Somerville, MA just outside of Boston, the incubator is home to more than 40 startups developing hardware-based clean technologies to solve the world's largest energy and environmental challenges.


Wednesday April 27, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Greentown Labs 28 Dane St., Somerville, MA 02143

2:30pm

Drync
Limited Capacity seats available

Session TitleChanging the game for Liquor Retailers: the Role of Mobile Tech in driving Sales and Loyalty

Glass half-full? Top it off with a tour and tasting at Drync! Learn how Drync’s mobile solution for wine and spirits retailers is helping your local shop offer superior, customized service and compete against the big national chains.  Engage with the Drync app in an interactive tasting of wine, craft beer and cocktails. Come with the free Drync app on your iPhone to experience the instant gratification of mobile - fulfilled by local shops. Plus, get a $15 promo-code to buy your favorite wine, spirit or beer from the tasting through the app for delivery. Download at: https://bnc.lt/gM2c/aCnJDmiJps

Suggested Audience: Foodies, Wine lovers, Beer lovers, Techies, Developers, Internship seekers, Marketers 



Wednesday April 27, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Drync 212 Elm Street, Somerville, MA

2:30pm

Grove
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Ending Malnutrition

This NewCo session will include a tour of our urban 'jungle' (where we grow and test all of our indoor/urban agriculture products/experiments), a speech from CEO, Gabe Blanchet, sharing Grove mission + vision, and a full product breakdown and tour from hardware + software engineering teams at Grove.

Presenters
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Gabe Blanchet

Co-Founder & CEO, Grove

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Grove

Grove
Grove is leading the movement toward sustainable, diversified agriculture with a range of products and technologies that empower people to grow their own fresh food. Designed and built in Massachusetts, Grove's intelligent, indoor gardening appliances educate and inspire people to eat healthier, live sustainably and be more self sufficient.


Wednesday April 27, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Grove 28 Dane St., Somerville, MA 02143

2:30pm

Copatient
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Session Title: Disrupting the System: How Copatient is Simplifying Healthcare Expenses 

Healthcare is known to be expensive, confusing, stressful, and extraordinarily difficult to navigate. Join co-founder Rebecca Palm as she discusses copatient’s role in disrupting the healthcare industry. Copatient’s products and services were built with the simple principle that paying for healthcare should be easy. Attendees will have an exclusive behind the scenes look at copatient’s technology platform, and the customer’s experience. Plus, a session featuring tips and tricks on spotting errors and overcharges on your own medical bills, and when to bring in experts for the heavy lifting. You’ll also gain insight into how copatient is working with employers, brokers, and health plans to save money on healthcare costs, while continuing to provide guidance and education to consumers. 

Suggested audience: healthcare professionals, HR professionals, finance professionals, consumers, VC’s, companies seeking partnership opportunities 

Presenters
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Rebecca Palm

Chief Strategy Officer, Co-founder, CoPatient

Host Companies
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Copatient

CoPatient


Wednesday April 27, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
CoPatient 201 South Street Suite 202, Boston, MA 02111

2:30pm

OptumLabs
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Session Title: What you can see with Big Data
Join us for a virtual tour of some of the ways health care big data can be explored to reveal insights that improve the care you receive.  Everyone is talking about big data.  But what does it really mean?  In health care,  new data sources make it possible to look at large numbers of patients and identify those at risk for health problems, or who could benefit from particular treatments.  In this session, our CEO, Paul Bleicher will provide an overview of what OptumLabs is doing at the frontier of health care data science and discovery.  Our Innovation team, led by Sanji Fernando, will then share interactive examples of how health care big data can reveal the path to a disease, or even how the community you live in can influence your health. 

We are located at One Main Street, in Kendall Square, by the Longfellow Bridge.  You can take the Red Line to the Kendall/MIT stop and walk a few minutes to our building.  For those who prefer to drive, the Kendall Square Parking lot is just around the corner.  Their website is http://kendallsquare.org/related/parking/.  Upon arrival, please check in at the front desk on the main floor before proceeding to our office on the 10th floor.  

 

Presenters
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Paul Bleicher

CEO, OptumLabs
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Sanji Fernando

VP of Innovation, OptumLabs

Host Companies
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OptumLabs

OptumLabs
OptumLabs is an open collaborative research and innovation center designed to accelerate improvements in patient care by engaging diverse partners in science, discovery and innovation around a unique data set.


Wednesday April 27, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
OptumLabs One Main Street, Floor 10, Cambridge, MA 02143

2:30pm

Workbar
Limited Capacity seats available

Gallop tells us that only 30% of employees are engage in their work.  In this two-for-one session you’ll learn about two classes of people that don’t except this norm - Soloists and Startups. 

Michael Hopkins, George Gendron and Patrick Mitchell - some of the guys behind Inc. Magazine and Fast Company - will introduce you to the research behind his current media venture:  The Solo Project.  Soloists are the 53 million Americans working with corporations, but not for them.  You maybe a soloist or work with them every day and not even know it.  Find out what the movement is about and what makes a soloist tick.

Before and after Michael’s talk you’ll meet various startups from the Workbar Community.  Come see table demo displays and meet the founders of the following companies:

 


Presenters
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Bill Jacobson

CEO, Workbar

Host Companies
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Workbar

Workbar
Workbar is a coworking space for teams, entrepreneurs and mobile professionals. We have workspace, meeting space and a rich, connected community.


Wednesday April 27, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Workbar 45 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA

2:30pm

CrowdComfort
Limited Capacity seats available

Title: The Human Sensor Network Scavenger Hunt

Join the CrowdComfort Team at NewCo. Boston, and be part of the first-ever Human Sensor Network Scavenger Hunt! Using your natural wit and innovative technology, navigate our office for a unique tech-empowered experience:


  • An interactive scavenger hunt using the CrowdComfort platform!

  • Prizes and awards for session winners!

  • A Q&A featuring our company leaders! 


Presenters
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Eric Graham

Founder and CEO, Crowd Comfort
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Kevin Loos

Co-Founder & VP of Sales and Operations, Crowd Comfort

Host Companies
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CrowdComfort

CrowdComfort


Wednesday April 27, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
CrowdComfort 28 Dane Street, Somverville, MA 02143

2:30pm

PTC
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This session will focus on the emerging trend of augmented reality (AR) in the enterprise. The session will highlight real-world examples as well as new technologies that will transform how humans interact with and experience the physical "things" around them in the era of the Internet of Things (IoT). Attendees will see live demonstrations of practical uses of augmented reality for business, presented by PTC executives, and get to interact with Things with their own AR glasses.

Special Message to Attendees:

Parking at PTC: When entering the campus, drive to the end and enter the garage. You will find designated visitor spots on the first floor. If there are none available, you may park in non-visitor spots. The 4th level of the garage will have lots of parking spaces open. Garage parking at PTC is complimentary.

Session Location: Upon exiting the garage, cross over to the main building. Enter into the lobby through the revolving door.
 

·         Parking at PTC: When entering the campus, drive to the end and enter the garage. You will find designated visitor spots on the first floor. If there are none available, you may park in non-visitor spots. The 4th level of the garage will have lots of parking spaces open. Garage parking at PTC is complimentary.

·         Session Location: Upon exiting the garage, cross over to the main building. Enter into the lobby through the revolving door.


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Host Companies
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PTC

PTC


Wednesday April 27, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
PTC 140 Kendrick St, Needham, MA 02494

2:30pm

Freight Farms
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Modernizing the Food System by Harnessing Technology

The agricultural industry is ripe for change, and design and technology has the potential to make a significant positive impact, and create a flexible and more resilient food system. Come visit Freight Farms to learn more about their expanding network of farmers across the world, and tour the company's flagship product, a climate controlled hydroponic farm built inside a 40 foot shipping container. 


Presenters
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Brad McNamara

Co-founder, Freight Farms

Host Companies
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Freight Farms

Freight Farms
Freight Farms provides physical and digital solutions for creating local produce ecosystems on a global scale. The company’s flagship product, The Leafy Green Machine, is a complete hydroponic growing system capable of producing a variety of lettuces, herbs and hearty greens. Assembled inside an upcycled shipping container, the pre-built system includes all necessary components for commercial food production and enables any individual... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Freight Farms 840 Summer Street Unit 108, Boston, MA 02127

2:30pm

LevelUp
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Mobile Payments & The Cashier-Less Future

Even the optimists say that NFC based mobile payments are going to take years to break the 10% adoption mark. But, behind the scenes, another form of mobile payments is already there. Mobilely-initiated payments (such as Starbucks' Mobile Order & Pay) are capturing consumer's imaginations, and their dollars. Order ahead is mobile payments, just without the line, without the hardware, without the POS integrations and without the cashier interaction. It's not only growing faster than NFC, it's pulling mobile-savvy customers away from the counter altogether. Join LevelUp for a data-driven session on the adoption of mobilely-initated payments and a preview of a (potentially) cashier-less future.

Presenters
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Seth Priebatsch

CEO & Founder, LevelUp

Host Companies
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LevelUp

LevelUp


Wednesday April 27, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
LevelUp 1 Federal Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02110

2:30pm

Wayfair
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Session Title: Technology Innovation in eCommerce

This NewCo session will include a tour of our space and an interaction with our interactive 3D lab area. The session will be followed by Q&A with a company founder.

Presenters
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Steven Conine

Co-Founder, Wayfair

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Wayfair

Wayfair


Wednesday April 27, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Wayfair 4 Copley Place, Floor 7, Boston, MA 02116

2:30pm

Rapid7
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Rapid7 will take attendees for a (metaphorical) ride on the trail blazing track of the Rapid7 Express train to IT security market leadership. Our company was named after the train our founders took to work while they developed their vision for simple, innovative solutions that would help customers face the increasing threats of an evolving IT landscape - and our NewCo event theme will bring that story to life.

Participants will convene in the café at Rapid7's 100 Summer St. Boston headquarters to hear opening remarks from CEO Corey Thomas, including Corey's perspective on:

1) Rapid7's history and the series of major milestones the company has achieved over the past 12 months -- IPO and strategic acquisitions among them,
2) security?s evolution as he sees it, including what lies ahead for the security market given the dynamic nature of the threat landscape, and
3) Rapid7?s and his passion for security and view on the biggest challenges facing organizations when it comes to dealing with cybercrime.

Next, Rapid7's Chief People Officer will introduce the group to the company's Core Values and talk about why and how they were chosen, why they are important and how to go about living by them -- a discussion that emphasizes the importance of fostering and maintaining a rockin' corporate culture.

Then, the group will be divided into teams and they will receive a special map for the NewCo event - one that resembles a railway system map - that highlights Rapid7?s core values and / or significant moments in the company's history. On a tour of the facility, at stops along the way, participants will have the unique opportunity to hear from (and Q&A with) various Conductors on the Rapid7 team about the core values and what they mean to them personally. As an added bonus, participants will play a game of Rapid7 Bingo to keep things fun and engaging all along the way.

The experience will give attendees an interactive, inside look at how one of the hottest infosec companies in the game is using analytics and data-driven innovation, along with a group of the smartest and most fun security industry pros and researchers, to detect, respond to, and protect against the most advanced and sophisticated cyber threats facing organizations today - and in the future.

Presenters
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Corey Thomas

President, Rapid7

Host Companies
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Rapid7

Rapid7


Wednesday April 27, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Rapid7 100 Summer Street, 13th Floor, Boston, MA 02110

4:30pm

clypd
Limited Capacity seats available

In the clypd NewCo Session, attendees will get the complete tour of the company culture. Attendees will get a complete 360-degree tour of the Davis Square office, complete with custom furniture, three craft beers on tap, iced coffee and tea on tap, and more. We will also sit down and discuss how company culture feeds into business culture.

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clypd

clypd


Wednesday April 27, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
clypd 212 Elm Street, 4th Floor, Somerville, MA 02144

4:30pm

Venture Development Center
Limited Capacity seats available

Nowhere in the city will you meet a group of 28 year olds who within one year raised $500,000,000 to write suicide message to cancer cells. Scientific American selected SQZ Biotech as 1 of the top 10 World Changing Ideas. Join SQZ and the VDC for an in-depth and focused look at the simple device that is changing the world.

GPS: University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston MA
Transit: We recommend taking the Red Line to JFK/UMass Station. From 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., a free shuttle bus takes you to and from the Campus Center. The trip normally takes 10 minutes.

Taxi/Uber/Lyft: Instruct the driver to take you to the UMass Boston Campus Center.

Driving: There are several parking lots around the campus. We recommend the Bayside Lot (200 Mt. Vernon Street). Free shuttles run Monday-Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., to the Campus Center. The trip normally takes ten minutes.

From the Campus Center, take the elevator from the Upper Level to Second Floor. Turn right, and walk the length of the building, then enter the catwalk. Walk straight ahead to Wheatley Hall. Take the elevator to the Third Floor. Turn left, and walk down the hallway until you reach a white-walled corridor with a glass door entrance to the Venture Development Center.

 

Host Companies
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Venture Development Center

Venture Development Center


Wednesday April 27, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Venture Development Center 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125

4:30pm

CloudHealth Technologies
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Session Title: "Agility Experienced. Success Realized."

CloudHealth is a company where employees are able to challenge themselves and achieve success, while doing something meaningful and having fun at the same time. Years ago, CTO and Founder Joe Kinsella established CloudHealth with nothing more than a laptop and the cloud. Today, CloudHealth is one of Boston's fastest growing tech companies, offering the industry's most comprehensive (and trusted) cloud management platform (recently recognized as the most innovative cloud technology of the year by MassTLC).

Session attendees will gain insider knowledge from Joe on how to convert an initial concept into a viable technology, resulting in the growth of a successful company (made up of inspired employees), focused on sparking positive change - worldwide. Joe will give attendees a tase of the agile company experience and related success that comes with a genuine focus on dynamic interactions between groups and departments.

Session attendees will:
-Walk through an agile "Release Cycle"
-Learn about stand-ups, sprint planning, demo days and hackathons
-Gain a "behind-the-scenes" perspective with regard to releasing functionality to the field
-Learn what it takes to create a company culture that truly innovates
-Understand how to acquire customers by innovating on their behalf
-Participate in a fun and insightful discussion, while enjoying a local Trillium brew.

Throughout the entire session, Joe will offer his unique perspectives on growing a company, while sharing his vision as a technology innovator, serial entrepreneur and successful startup founder. Attendees will leave with a true sense of how it feels to be part of a rapidly growing (and evolving) company like CloudHealth Technologies.

Suggested Audience: Startup founders, product managers, tech-focused entrepreneurs and college graduates who are interested in learning what it takes to innovate without constraints.


Watch a short video from CloudHealth Tech here.

Special Message to Attendees:
CloudHealth Technologies is located at 280 Summer Street on the 6th floor. (Fort Point Channel) There are several ways to get to our office via public transportation. We are located just a few blocks down from South Station. We will have the CloudHealth team in the main lobby to greet you!  

Presenters
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Joe Kinsella

Founder and CTO, CloudHealth Technologies

Host Companies
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CloudHealth Technologies

CloudHealth Technologies
CloudHealth is changing the way organizations manage cloud environments through a policy-driven approach and focus on cloud governance. The company's cloud service management platform consolidates, evaluates, analyzes and optimizes data from disparate data sources. This results in an optimally performing cloud environment, enabling enterprises and service providers to align cloud operations with business objectives, while reducing costs and... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
CloudHealth Technologies 280 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210

4:30pm

CarGurus
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Session Title: Disrupting The Car Shopping Process

Find out how CarGurus (www.cargurus.com) is using search technology, data and community to reinvent the car shopping process. Sam Zales, Chief Revenue Officer at CarGurus, will speak about how the company has grown to become the #1 most visited car shopping website in the U.S., and what’s to come as CarGurus goes global. We’ll also give you a tour through our East Cambridge office so you can meet our awesome team and learn more about what makes CarGurus such an amazing place to work. 



Presenters
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Langley Steinert

Founder & CEO, CarGurus
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Sam Zales

Chief Revenue Officer, CarGurus

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CarGurus

CarGurus
CarGurus is a car shopping website that helps consumers search local car listings and quickly find the best deals from top-rated dealers. Founded in 2007 by CEO, Langlet Steinert (also co-founder of TripAdvisor), the company has grown to become the #1 most visited car shopping website in the U.S. by daily unique traffic. The company also operates sites in Canada and the UK, and has plans for further global expansion. CarGurus is based in... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
CarGurus 2 Canal Park, Cambridge, MA 02141

4:30pm

Year Up
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Session Title: Year Up - proven diverse talent in sales, IT, and accounting (and, coming soon, programming!)

If you are hungry to fill your open spots in sales, IT, and accounting with top-quality, diverse talent who will deliver results for your organization and increase your retention, visit Year Up and experience the program through conversations with our talented students. Learn how companies like LogMeIn, BlackDuck, Bullhorn, Buildium, CarGurus, and Toast are disrupting traditional recruiting practices by taking advantage of our unique talent pipeline. Having trouble filling your QA and programming jobs? Talk to us and give us ideas for how we might adapt our upcoming coding and QA courses to fit the specific needs of your company.

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Year Up

Year Up
Year Up takes urban young adults from poverty to a professional career to a year.  We do this through a one-year, intensive training program. For the first five months of Year Up, students develop technical and professional skills in the classroom. Students then apply those skills during the second six months on an internship at a leading employer in greater Boston. Students earn up to 31 college credits and a weekly stipend, and they are... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Year Up 45 Milk Street, Boston, MA 02109

4:30pm

Short Path Distillery
Limited Capacity seats available

This NewCo Session will provide a tour of our distilling operations with the ability to taste our different spirits and with plenty of time for Q&A!

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Short Path Distillery

Short Path Distillery


Wednesday April 27, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Short Path Distillery 71 Kelvin Street, Everett, MA 02149

4:30pm

Roxbury Innovation Center
Limited Capacity seats available

This NewCo session will provide a description of how a neighborhood innovation center will help to increase local economic development in this Boston neighborhood with the highest unemployment rate.

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Alessandra Brown

Venture Cafe Foundation / Roxbury Innovation Center
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Kevin Wiant

Venture Cafe Foundation / Roxbury Innovation Center

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Venture Cafe Foundation / Roxbury Innovation Center

Venture Cafe Foundation / Roxbury Innovation Center


4:30pm

Localytics
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Session Title: The Future of Mobile

Hear from someone who worked directly with Steve Jobs on the iPhone, and who's been at the ground floor of the mobile app revolution since it started in 2008. Raj Aggarwal, Cofounder & CEO of Localytics, will talk to you about where mobile has come, the problems and opportunities of mobile today, and how it will reshape the entire digital landscape of tomorrow. We'll also have free beer so you don't want to miss this!

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Raj Aggarwal

CEO, Localytics

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Localytics

Localytics


Wednesday April 27, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Localytics 2 Center Plaza, 3rd floor, Boston, MA 02108

4:30pm

GreenLight Fund
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: The GreenLight Fund: A VC for the Nonprofit Sector

The GreenLight Fund has been catalyzing community change for low-income children, youth and families in urban areas for over a decade. John Simon, a prominent venture capitalist and entrepreneur, and Margaret Hall, a nonprofit executive with deep knowledge of effectiveness and capacity, joined forces when they saw that despite Boston’s growth in both wealth and the nonprofit sector, persistent challenges and service gaps remained. Low-income children and families were falling through the cracks. They saw for-profit entrepreneurs scale innovations quickly while social entrepreneurs struggled to scale impact-driven models beyond one or two communities. These innovative programs with significant, proven results were often unable to replicate in new cities where they faced a crowded, competitive space and lacked knowledge of the local landscape. What they needed was an on the ground partner -- an “escort” who knew the local community and could help forge a path toward success.

In response, Margaret and John created the GreenLight Fund to provide an important piece of infrastructure that was missing in Boston and other urban areas. To date, we've imported 9 high-performing, innovative and effective nonprofit programs into Boston. We help our investors navigate their philanthropy giving by identifying the best of the best organizations to invest in.

At this session you will get an inside look into venture philanthropy. You'll learn about our localize approach and meet the social entrepreneurs from our current portfolio. Attendees will also get an early glimpse of what is to come with our next Boston investment before it's announced to the public.

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Kate Barrett

Associate Director of National Portfolio, GreenLight Fund

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GreenLight Fund

GreenLight Fund


Wednesday April 27, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
GreenLight Fund 200 Clarendon Street, 44th Floor, Boston, MA 02116

4:30pm

Toast
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Changing the Way We Eat Out (and In): How Technology is Transforming the Restaurant Expereince

Technology is changing the game for how restaurants run their operations and interact with their guests. Visit the Toast office and hear about the trends in restaurant tech and how Toast is innovating in the space. Get a tour of our “front-of-house” office, with our kitchen, dining room, and lounges, and then move on to our "back-of-house" office, where employees are hard at work. Role play at Toast's mock restaurant, using the product as a server, chef, or restaurant owner. Finally, hear from Toast CEO and cofounder about how and why Toast got started and the changes in the industry driving new opportunities for efficiency and engagement between restaurants and consumers.

Suggested audience: Restaurateurs and Foodies, B2B and B2C Marketers and Developers

Special Message to Attendees:
Toast HQ is located in the Landmark Center at 401 Park Drive, Boston, MA. Take the escalators to the 2nd floor, then turn right to go to the East elevators. Take the elevators to the 8th floor, where we'll be meeting in Hatch Fenway's "The Coop." 


Presenters
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Chris Comparato

CEO, Toast
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Steve Fredette

Co-Founder and President, Toast

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Toast

Toast


Wednesday April 27, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Toast 401 Park Drive Suite 801, Boston, MA 02215

4:30pm

WeSpire
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Session Title: A New Vision for Building a Stronger and Thriving Workforce

Session Description
Today’s employees are looking to the organizations for which they work for more than just a pay check. They want to know the business they work for shares their values, acts responsibly, and cares about them professionally and personally. Although many employees say they want these things from their employer, few employees have been able to identify employers that match all of these criterion. This is exactly why only 13% of all employees around the world are actively engaged in the work they do every day. Organizations that have been able to crack the code on purpose and meaning according to John Kotter and James Heskett “outperform their counterparts with 400% higher revenues.” Join WeSpire Founder and CEO Susan Hunt Stevens for a session exploring the importance of providing employees with a sense purpose and meaning, and how it can help businesses meet, and exceed, company goals. Find out how you can empower your most valuable asset, your employees, to make your business a leader within your category. As today’s diverse workforce looks to their employer for fulfillment, companies should be equipped with the tools necessary to empower employees to make a difference. This session will also include a demo of the WeSpire employee engagement platform demonstrating how through behavior change science, positive psychology, game mechanics and social mechanisms we’ve been able to leverage technology to influence employee engagement by providing employees with a broader sense of purpose and meaning. 

Special Message to Attendees:
Our building is located next to the gates of China Town. WeSpire is on the 6th Floor of 125 Kingston St, Boston, MA. We are a 5- 10 minute walk from Downtown Crossing Station and South Station. Our office is accessible via elevator or stairs.  


Presenters
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Nish Murthy

Director of Revenue, WeSpire

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WeSpire

WeSpire


Wednesday April 27, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
WeSpire 125 Kingston Street, Boston, MA 02111

5:30pm

After Party @ GEM Lounge
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Join us at GEM Lounge to celebrate the inaugural NewCo Boston! Thank you to our sponsor CoreSite!

Wednesday April 27, 2016 5:30pm - 7:30pm
GEM Lounge 42 Province Street, Boston, MA