On September 11, the Treasurers' Club of Boston is hosting the president and CEO of the Joslin Diabetes Center, John L. Brooks. The luncheon event is only open to Treasurer members.
Mr. Brooks is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Joslin Diabetes Center, the world’s leading diabetes research, clinical care and education organization. At Joslin, the world’s best researchers, clinicians and educators prevent, treat and strive to cure diabetes and its complications. Our discoveries improve the lives of people with diabetes worldwide and offer the greatest hope for a cure.
Among the Harvard Medical School Affiliated institutions, Joslin is one of the most research-intensive academic medical centers and is unique in its sole focus on diabetes.
Mr. Brooks is a well-known life sciences executive. Mr. Brooks co-founded three life sciences companies including Insulet, which sells a novel tubeless insulin pump, which was inspired by his son, who has type I diabetes. He had been a principal of Healthcare Capital Consulting LLC, which advised early-stage life sciences companies, and a founder of Prism VentureWorks, which raised more than $1.25 billion in capital.
Previously, he was a general manager at Pfizer/Valleylab, where he developed and executed a minimally invasive surgery and emerging businesses strategy. At Pfizer/Strato, he led the growth of a rapidly evolving vascular access medical device business.
A native of Massachusetts, he holds an M.S. in Business and a B.B.A. cum laude from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and he is a CPA.
Please follow the link below to register:
Higher Education needs new models to help solve the historic issues we all face, and find solutions for tomorrow successes. Join us at EACUBO’s 2012 Annual Meeting as we explore new ideas, practical solutions, and new models for higher education.
New This Year
To further enhance the program, we have added an additional half day of education based on Andrew Rosen’s book, Change.edu: Rebooting for the new talent economy.
The first 100 people to register for Wednesday’s program will receive a free copy of Andrew Rosen’s book.
There is no additional fee; however you must indicate your intention to attend Wednesday’s general session during the Annual Meeting registration process.
Exciting programming includes the following confirmed General Session Speakers
- Dr. Mark Milliron - Chancellor, WGU Texas
- Dr. Dan Palazzolo - Professor of Political Science, University of Richmond
- Dr. Lee Pelton - President, Emerson College
- Michael Strauss - Chief Economist, Commonfund
To register for the EACUBO's event, please click below.
Come join the CMU Boston Entrepreneur's Club as we welcome Chris Cuddy (TPR'90), screening committee member of Launchpad Venture Group, former CEO of Cheapflights Media, and former CEO of Engage.
Chris will draw on his experiences as the CEO of two internet companies to show how the internet and internet start-ups have evolved over the last 15 years. He will also provide examples of the types of companies receiving funding today.
Cost: Free to attend.
About the Speaker:
Chris Cuddy is a screening committee member of Launchpad Venture Group which provides funding and guidance to early stage technology companies. He has spent over 25 years building and growing private and public technology enabled companies with an international focus.
Most recently Chris was CEO of Cheapflights Media, Europe's largest online flights search engine. In 2011, Cheapflights referred over $3B of airline ticket sales to its travel partners in 14 countries on behalf of over 100M website users. Cheapflights has been recognized by the Microsoft/ Sunday Times Tech Track 100 (2004-2010, unprecedented 7 time recipient), the Sunday Times/ PricewaterhouseCoopers Profit Track 100 (2009-2011), and Deloitte Technology 500 EMEA (2006-2010).
Previously, Chris was CEO of Engage (NASDAQ), the #2 internet advertising network which was acquired by JDA Software (NASDAQ). He has also held senior roles at CMGI, Computer Sciences, Lightbridge, and Goldman Sachs. Chris was an early team member of Bluestreak Technology and MECA software.
Chris received his BS in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science from George Washington University and MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.
This is a unique event where we celebrate innovation in a high energy fashion. Meet up with industry professionals, venture capitalists, academic scientists, and entrepreneurs. Grab a burger and drink, enjoy some live beats and join us as we enable connections between Boston's most innovative thinkers. It's all about networking!
TDRR 2012 will feature Jennah Bell. Raised in Oakland, California, and sharpening her chops at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Bell's hallmark is eclecticism. Her debut EP, Early Bird, highlights influences derived from Bluegrass, Dub, Rock, Funk, and even a bit of Hip-Hop.
Provost of Boston University Jean Morrison will announce the recipient of this year's Innovator of the Year Award. This award seeks to highlight translational research at Boston University by recognizing an entrepreneurial faculty member who translates his/her world-class research into inventions and innovations that benefit humankind. The event will showcase emerging technologies from Boston University's research programs in the fields of life sciences, physical sciences, medical technology, new ventures and student-based ventures. The event will also include participation from key translational research centers including the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the Photonics Center, the Wallace H. Coulter Translational Research Partnership and the Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation.
Join us in this celebration of innovation!
The Nonprofit Starvation Cycle
Special guest speaker Sam Levine, Manager at The Bridgespan Group, will guide us through a discussion on the Nonprofit Starvation Cycle and how it dangerously undermines nonprofits’ ability to deliver on their missions.
- Receive insight about how the starvation cycle starts and how to manage expectations about how much running a nonprofit costs
- Learn about overhead and its role in enabling social impact
- Make sense of recent developments and ways of turning a vicious cycle into a virtuous one
ERISA 403(b) Plan Administration - A Second Look
Bernard Kaplan, Managing Director in Charge of CBIZ Tofias’ Retirement Plan Services Practice, and Diane Caron, Senior Manager in the CBIZ Tofias Retirement Plan Services Practice, will discuss areas of high noncompliance and best practices for improved interpretation and coordination of your 403(b) plan’s operation with your plan document.
- Get a second look at 403(b) plan regulations and ensure your plan is operating in full compliance with the plan document
- Determine if your current plan is vulnerable to errors that have expensive consequences
- Learn best practices for improved plan operation with the plan document
Panelists will discuss their thoughts on how to transform Downtown Crossing intoa new destination to live, work and play.
Panelists: Roger Berkowitz, Legal Seafoods
Howard Elkus, Elkus Manfredi
Rosemarie Sansone, Downtown Boston BID
Mike Tesler, Retail Conecpts
Moderated by: Peter Howe, NECN
Future Energy is a series of events that connects entrepreneurs, researchers, and private investors in the energy and clean-tech industries to develop and commercialize radical solutions to the world’s energy challenges.
- David Miller - Managing Director at Clean Energy Venture Group
- Willem Rensink - GameChanger at Shell International Exploration & Production
- Nikhil Garg - Vice President at Black Coral Capital
- Mark Goodman - Founder of Terawatt Ventures
- Step change in Energy demand – In coming decades, the world will need huge amounts of energy to support population and economic growth and improve standards of living. We expect the global demand for energy will double by 2050.
- Supply will struggle to keep pace – Energy supply from all sources will struggle to keep up with demand. There will be continued dependence on fossil fuels such as oil, gas and coal and we will also need rapid growth in renewables.
- Environmental stresses are increasing – Energy needs to be produced in environmentally and socially responsible ways. Environmental stresses from producing and using energy are increasing. There is an urgent need for low carbon technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
- Conventional oil and gas exploration, recovery, and extraction
- Non-conventional oil and gas
- Alternative and renewable energy (solar, wind, hydrogen, biofuels, geothermal, etc.)
- Renewable and bio-based chemicals
- Mobility / smart mobility
- Energy efficiency / smart grid
- Energy finance and trading
- Ben Polito - Pika Energy
- Roger Faulkner - Ballistic Breaker Corporation
- Neil Livingston - Carbonaceous Syn Fuels
- Miguel Galvez - NBD Nanotechnologies
- Yuriy Tolmachev - Ftorion Inc.
- Carl Persson - Creek Power
- Robert Mahony - Emerald Power
- Larry Grumer - Energy Harvesters
- 6:30pm – Pizza, networking and introductions
- 6:45pm – Investor Feedback Forum – 8 energy and cleantech startups pitch to an investor panel; the panel provides actionable advice for each presentation
- 8:15pm – Pitch Showdown - audience voting via Twitter; winners announced and prizes awarded
- 8:30pm – Drinks at nearby location
Boston is coming off a tremendous year filled with the emergence of some truly special companies, among which include the TechStars class of 2012. Please join us as we celebrate our booming start-up ecosystem with a thousand of our closest friends at Royale on May 3rd. DartBoston has teamed up with TechStars again to throw an after party unlike any Boston’s tech scene has ever seen.
Robert Randolph and the Family Band will be on hand to help us spread the love so don't forget your dancing shoes!
The Internet is filled with breathtaking photos of wonderful vacations and lengthy reviews of bad trips. But it is no easy feat to create a community around these love-or-hate extremes, embracing both of them to drive customer engagement and purchases.
Join MITX on February 9th to learn from the experiences of expert marketers who face this challenge every day. Speakers include:
- Nick Ayres - Manager of Social Marketing, Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG)
- Jeffrey Breen - President/CEO, Atomosphere Research Group
- Barbara Messing - CMO, TripAdvisor
They’ll cover topics such as:
- Community engagement tactics
- The role of content in developing communities
- The importance of trust and confidence (and how to create it) in the purchase process