Join us at XSITE 2010 and you'll experience a full day of learning, stimulation, debate, networking, and inspiration of the kind only Xconomy can provide.
"Building the next economy" is our theme because it is also the obsession of so many of the innovators and entrepreneurs we cover every day at Xconomy. Whether they're in pharmaceuticals or robotics, mobile computing or energy efficiency, New England's high-tech startups and anchor companies are inventing the products and services that will define the new decade's leaner, greener, more connected economy.
We'll celebrate those efforts at XSITE 2010 through keynote talks by X Prize Foundation chairman and CEO Peter Diamandis and Alkermes chairman and CEO Richard Pops, as well as "Innovator Profile" presentations from leaders like Rod Brooks, whose Heartland Robotics is reimagining the way factory workers do their jobs. But we'll also examine the state of the all-important capital markets, the realities of the startup life cycle, and the obstacles entrepreneurs must overcome to succeed in frontier fields like wireless health services and smart grid technologies.
You’ll meet some of the region's leading CEOs, entrepreneurs, inventors, and investors. As in 2009, we'll cap off the day with the XSITE Xpo, featuring rapid-fire presentations by life sciences, energy, and infotech companies with provocative business ideas. You, the audience, will judge their prospects.
Keynote Appearances by:
Peter H. Diamandis, Chairman and CEO, X Prize Foundation
Rodney Brooks, Co-founder, Chairman, and Chief Technology Officer, Heartland Robotics
Jean-Francois Formela, Partner, Atlas Venture
Peter Hecht, CEO, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals
Bob Metcalfe, General Partner, Polaris Venture Partners
Richard Pops, Chairman, President, and CEO, Alkermes
Leonard Schlesinger, President, Babson College
Confirmed Speakers Include:
Philip Adams, President and COO, World Energy
Zackary Anderson, COO, Levant Power
Shakeel Avadhany, CEO, Levant Power
Cara Babachicos, CIO, Partners Continuing Care, Partners Healthcare System
Jay Bhatt, Senior VP, Architecture, Engineering and Construction Solutions, Autodesk
Katrine Bosley, CEO, Avila Therapeutics
Dana Callow, Managing General Partner, Boston Millennia Partners
John Chuang, Founder and CEO, Litl
Morris Cox, COO, Difra
Michelle Dipp, Senior Vice President and Head of the Center of Excellence for External Drug Discovery at GlaxoSmithKline
Gregg Dixon, Senior Vice President of Marketing, EnerNOC
Jason Donohue, Co-Founder & VP, Brand Management, Zeo
Mark Donohue, Clean Technology Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Babson College
Laura Fitton, Founder and CEO, Oneforty
Jean-Francois Formela, Partner, Atlas Venture
James Geshwiler, Managing Director, CommonAngels
Eric Giler, CEO, WiTricity
Michael Greeley, General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners
Steve Hall, Managing Director, Vulcan Capital
Scott Harmon, Vice President of Business Development, Z Corporation
John Harthorne, Founder and CEO, MassChallenge
Mike Hirshland, General Partner, Polaris Venture Partners
Fielder Hiss, Vice President, Product Management, SolidWorks
Ian Howell, CEO, Newforma
Dan Junius, CEO, ImmunoGen
Matt Johnson, Founder and President, OmniStrat
Brad Kayton, CEO, Vgo Communications
Patrick Kleyn, CEO, Ligon Discovery
John Landry, Founder, Lead Dog Ventures
Rick Lee, CEO, HopSkipConnect
Bob LeFort, CEO, Ember
Jim Matheson, General Partner, Flagship Ventures
Pamela McNamara, President, Cambridge Consultants
Lucy McQuilken, Director, Intel Capital
John Moore, New Media Medicine, MIT Media Laboratory
Julie Olson, CEO, Mersana Therapeutics
Tom Pincince, CEO, Digital Lumens
John Prendergast, CEO, Value Media; Founder, Blueleaf
Chris Randles, CEO, SpaceClaim
Sameer Sabir, President & Co-Founder, MoMelan Technologies
William Sahlman, Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Steve Schiffman, Acting VP of Academic Affairs, Olin College
Tom Shoemaker, VP, Solutions Marketing, Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC)
Ziad Sultan, Founder and CEO, Marginize
Roger Tung, President and CEO, Concert Pharmaceuticals
Mark Watkins, Co-founder and CEO, Goby
Marc Weiser, Co-founder and Managing Director, RPM Ventures
Alden Zecha, CFO & Strategist, Sproxil, Inc.
Registration: 7:15 am – 8:15 am
Program: 8:15 am – 5:30 pm
Networking reception: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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IT TRACK SPONSOR
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Invest Northern Ireland • J. Robert Scott Executive Search • Kauffman Foundation
MFA-Moody, Famiglietti, & Andronico • Schwartz Communications
Science and Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
UK Trade & Investment • WilmerHale • Wolf & Company
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Advanced Technology Ventures • Atlas Venture • Boston Millennia Partners
Excel Venture Management • Flagship Ventures • Flybridge Capital Partners
HLM Venture Partners • LaunchCapital • North Bridge Venture Partners • Polaris Venture Partners
Capital Advisors Group • Fish & Richardson • GSK CEEDD • Silicon Valley Bank
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