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Annual Conference – The Future is Now: How Massachusetts Technologies are Shaping the World

June 2, 2017 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Download as calendar entry
Newton Marriott Hotel, 2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA

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Featured Speaker:

Daniel Isenberg, Professor of Entrepreneurship Education, Babson Executive Education

Dan is the founding executive director of the Babson Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Project, teacher, angel investor, and author. He is a pioneer in the development of entrepreneurship ecosystems, and he launched and directs Manizales-Mas, Scale Up Milwaukee, Scale Up Rio, and ScaleratorNEO. He is the author of Worthless, Impossible and Stupid: How Contrarian Entrepreneurs Create and Capture Extraordinary Value and has been featured in the Economist, Forbes, NPR, and the Wall Street Journal. His background includes having been a professor at the Harvard Business School, an entrepreneur and venture capitalist in Israel, and conducting World Economic Forum events. He has taught entrepreneurship at Columbia, Technion, INSEAD, and Reykjavik. For fun, Dan enjoys salsa dancing (On2), jazz, collecting wine, and fishing. He was raised in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

In Conversation with:

Curt Nickisch, Senior Editor, Harvard Business Review

Curt is the Senior Editor at the Harvard Business Review and was the business and technology reporter at WBUR for 10 years. He has received various journalism accolades, including national Edward R. Murrow and Scripps Howard Radio Awards and was a Knight-Wallace Fellow in Education Journalism and Fulbright Journalism Fellow.



 Chris Gahagan, CEO, Symbotic

Chris Gahagan serves as Chief Executive Officer of Symbotic, a robotics and warehouse automation company that has developed proprietary, innovative robotics and software to deliver an advanced automation solution to make the supply chain faster, more efficient, and more profitable for manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of all sizes. Symbotic is based in Wilmington, Massachusetts. Gahagan joined Symbotic from Avid Technology, Inc., where he served as senior vice president, product and technology.



Emily Reichert, CEO, Greentown Labs

Dr. Emily Reichert serves as Chief Executive Officer of Greentown Labs, the largest clean technology startup incubator in the U.S. As the company’s first employee, Emily has spearheaded the rapid growth of Greentown Labs into a global center for clean technology innovation, attracting visitors and partners from around the world. Emily started her career at Arthur D. Little as a Ph.D. scientist and progressed into R&D, business development and general management roles.


Ana Maiques, CEO, Neuroelectrics

Ana Maiques is the Chief Executive Officer of Neuroelectrics, a company aiming to change the way we interact with the brain, developing innovative technologies to monitor and stimulate the brain to help many patients in need. She was nominated by IESE as one of the most influential entrepreneurs under 40 in Spain (2010) and received the EU Prize for Women Innovators from the European Commission EC in 2014 and one of the Most Inspiring Fifty Women in Europe. Neuroelectrics received the Best Start-up in Health 2015 by Wired UK magazine. Neuroelectrics was also recognized as one of the Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America by Entrepreneur magazine’s Entrepreneur 360 List. She spends her time between Barcelona and Boston.


Thank you to our lead sponsor, TD Bank

Thank you to our partner sponsors