Join Us June 10th
An Organizing Committee Workshop
A Framework for Collaboration in the Region's Information Technology Sector
Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Time: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Microsoft New England Research & Development Center
One Memorial Drive
Earlier this year, Governor Patrick called for the establishment of a collaborative framework between industry, academia, and government to advance policy and an action agenda to improve the IT sector's competitiveness.
The Organizing Committee of this emerging effort invites you to participate in the development of this important work on June 10th. This meeting is the start of an extended dialogue that will bring together industry and academic leaders to embrace the challenge of expanding the region's preeminence in the innovation sectors.
Attendees must register for this event. Space will be limited with participation provided on a first come, first serve basis. Directions to Microsoft can be found here with parking available onsite. We encourage as many participants as possible to use public transportation. In the event that the garage becomes full, additional parking can be found off of Ames Street in Cambridge Center.
For more information, please contact Melissa Ablett, IT Collaborative Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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7:30 - Registration
8:00 - Welcome: Sara Spalding, Senior Site Executive, Microsoft & Chris Goode, Vice President of Global Corporate Affairs, EMC
8:15 - Keynote: Rodney Brooks, Founder, Chairman, & CTO of Heartland Robotics, Co-Founder of iRobot
8:45 - The IT Sector - Emerging Results from Analysis, Surveys & Interviews: Dr. Michael Goodman, Director of Economic & Public Policy Research, UMass Donahue Institute
Rebecca Loveland & Kate Modzelewski, UMass Donahue Institute
Chaired by: Donna Cupelo, Region President - New England, Verizon
9:15 - Breakout Sessions:
Communications working group Co-Chair Emily Green, President & CEO, the Yankee Group
Talent & Workforce working group Co-Chairs Jim Kurose, Interim Dean of the College of Natural Science and Mathematics, UMass Amherst & Steve Vinter, Boston Site Director, Google
Dr. Michael Goodman, Rebecca Loveland & Kate Modzelewski, UMass Donahue Institute
10:15 - Fifteen Minute Break
Desh Deshpande, Co-Founder & Chairman, Sycamore Networks
Bob Hower, General Partner, Advanced Technology Ventures
Paul Sagan, President & CEO, Akamai
Scott Savitz, Founder, President & CEO, Shoebuy.com
Brian Shin, Founder & CEO, Visible Measures
Moderated by Entrepreneurship working group Co-Chairs Michael Greeley, General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners & Andy Ory, Co-Founder, President & CEO, Acme Packet
11:30 - IT Collaborative Organizing Committee: A Report to & Conversation with Governor Deval Patrick & the IT Community
12:10 - Looking Toward the Horizon with Secretary Greg Bialecki
12:45 - Closing Remarks: Pat Larkin, Director, MTC's John Adams Innovation Institute, Sara Spalding & Chris Goode
1:00 - Networking Lunch