When it comes to technology and business, New England isn't Silicon Valley or New York—but who cares? What the Boston area has, besides an incredibly distinguished track record in computing, healthcare, energy, and other fields, is a huge amount of talent, capital, culture, and new ideas in a tighter concentration than any place on the planet. And in the past few years, the local innovation ecosystem has used that concentration to coalesce into a more unified whole. It's more realistic now to ask: How can Boston tech companies lead the world? Which fields and startups are most promising? And will they succeed before getting bought out or moving west?
We are dedicating our fifth annual XSITE conference to the biggest global opportunities and challenges facing Boston-area innovators. We will convene top leaders across sectors in which New England is particularly strong: education, e-commerce, healthtech, big data, security, devices/robotics, mobile software, and social marketing and media. Over the course of an action-packed day, you'll hear the stories, strategies, and insights of founders, investors, and executives building businesses that will define the next generation of Boston tech—and beyond.
Keynote and Featured Speakers:
Tom Leighton, CEO, Akamai
Izhar Armony, General Partner, Charles River Ventures
Bill Aulet, Managing Director, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship
Mike Baker, CEO, DataXu
Dave Balter, CEO, BzzAgent (acquired by Dunnhumby)
Andrew Bennett, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Olin College
David Berry, Partner, Flagship Ventures
Axel Bichara, Co-founder, Bolt, Belmont Technology
Chris Boyce, CEO, Virgin HealthMiles
Bob Brennan, CEO, Veracode
Martin Buehler, Vice President & General Manager, Vecna Technologies
Patrick Campbell, CEO, Price Intelligently
David Chang, Co-founder, Actifio
Wayne Chang, Co-founder, Crashlytics (acquired by Twitter)
Neelan Choksi, President, Tasktop Technologies
Matt Cutler, CEO, Kibits
Miguel de Icaza, Chief Technology Officer, Xamarin
Semyon Dukach, Angel Investor
Ben Einstein, Managing Director, Bolt
Max Faingezicht, CEO, ThriveHive
Meredith Flynn-Ripley, CEO, HeyWire
Bob Frankston, Member, CommonAngels
Naomi Fried, Chief Innovation Officer, Boston Children's Hospital
Dan Foody, Co-founder, Cloze
Jean Hammond, Co-founder, LearnLaunch
Diane Hessan, CEO, Communispace (acquired by Omnicom)
Jon Hirschtick, Founder, SolidWorks
Jeremy Hitchcock, CEO, Dyn
Shana Hoffman, Co-founder, CareSolver
Jason Jacobs, CEO, FitnessKeeper
Bill Kaplan, CEO, FreshAddress
Eric Kelsic, Co-founder, Flume
John McEleney, CEO, Belmont Technology
Meredith McPherron, Director, Rock Health Center for Entrepreneurship, Harvard Business School
Rick Miller, President, Olin College
Scott Miller, CEO, Dragon Innovation
Aaron O'Hearn, CEO, Startup Institute
Ed Park, Executive Vice President & COO, athenahealth
Polina Raygorodskaya, CEO, Wanderu
Roy Rodenstein, CEO, TrueLens
Judd Rosenblatt, CEO, Crunchbutton
Scott Savitz, Managing Partner, Data Point Capital
Len Schlesinger, President, Babson College
Aron Schwarzkopf, CEO, Leaf
David Steinberg, Partner, PureTech Ventures
John Walsh, Chief Technology Officer, CareCloud
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Pre-Event Networking: 7:30 am – 8:45 am
Program: 8:45 am – 4:45 pm
Networking reception: 4:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Registration is at Sorenson Center for the Arts.
Babson Campus Map
Free parking is available in the Trim parking lot. There will be signs as you enter the Babson campus through the main entrance on Forest Street directing you to the Trim lot.
Tickets are transferable but not refundable.
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Covestor • Mintz Levin • Sand Hill Finance
Alexandria Real Estate Equities
Biogen Idec • WilmerHale
Comcast Business • Cubist Pharmaceuticals • IDA Ireland • Kauffman Foundation
Latham & Watkins LLP • MFA-Moody Famiglietti & Andronico • SRI International • Turnstone
VENTURE CAPITAL MEMBERS
Advanced Technology Ventures • Arch Venture Partners • Avalon Ventures
Boston Millennia Partners • Fairhaven Capital • Flagship Ventures • General Catalyst
HLM Venture Partners • LaunchCapital • North Bridge Venture Partners • Polaris Partners
MassTLC • New England Venture Capital Association • TiE Boston
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