In recent years, New Haven has been a hotbed of entrepreneurial activity, launching large public companies and small startups. New Haven boasts numerous educational assets, plentiful lab and office space, and a vibrant cultural scene that is attracting young talent interested in working for exciting startups. This trend is exemplified by the popularity of the Grove a shared workspace that serves as an incubator where entrepreneurs can share ideas and networks, and CTech, a technology business incubator managed by Connecticut Innovations.
Registration is open for The Girls of Innovation Science Challenge for girls, grades 7 & 8, to explore science and it's challenges in a fun, interactive way.
There is no fee for the students to attend, but they must pre-register here and get confirmation from CTC.
About the program: An offshoot of CTC's Women of Innovation program, Girls of Innovation inspires today's middle school students to consider studies in science and technology-related research, health services and business areas.
Our sponsor, Covidien Surgical Devices and volunteers actively encourage Connecticut's talented young women to prepare for key roles that will enhance organizational innovation and achievement. We thank them for their support of this effort.
When:Saturday, June 9 - 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Where: Connecticut Science Centre , 200 Columbus Blvd., Hartford CT
Matthew Wallace President and CEO of VRSim, East Hartford, CT has been honored with a recognition byENR/Engineering News-Record in its selection of "Top 25 Newsmakers."
Matthew Wallace commented on the recognition: "This is quite an honor for me. The fact that ENR/Engineering News-Record included me in its selection of 'Top 25 Newsmakers,'signals that my constant effort to deliver excellent work has paid off. It is gratifying to be recognized in this way."
Following the publication of Matthew Wallace's selection for ENR/Engineering News-Record'sTop 25 Newsmakers list, American Registry seconded the honor and addedMatthew Wallace to the "Registry of Business Excellence™." An exclusive recognition plaque, shown here, has been designed to commemorate this honor.
The 2011 IT Summit was held on Tuesday, November 29th at the Mohegan Sun Convention Center in Uncasville, CT. The IT Summit (formerly the CIO Forum) is an annual program designed for the executive information management of mid-sized to large companies. Our goal for the IT Summit is to introduce the state's IT executives to each other and to present topics and information that will make them more successful.
We were fortunate enough to have two keynote speakers; Gene Alvarez, Vice President of Gartner Research and Chuck Pagano, Executive Vice President Technology, ESPN.
The day included six topics, three in the morning and three in the afternoon.
1: Big Data-Big Deal - (A Presentation) The world of Analytics is changing very quickly and very significantly. Hear Teradata’s Todd Walter provide his view on “Big Data”, the opportunities and the hype. Discussed will be big changes allowed by new and changing underlying technologies such as Hadoop/MapReduce, Compression, Columnar, In Database Analytics, Solid State Disk and In Memory. What do these bring to the table? What new analytic capabilities are enabled? How do they work together – or not? What new business problems can be solved in the “Big Data” space? Presenter: Todd Walter, CTO, Teradata R&D, Teradata
2: Social Media-Two Company’s Strategies - (A Panel Discussion) EMC leads the way in adapting social media to create a vibrant internal employee community which blogs, teaches and learns, and collaborates. Learn about the transformation from a traditional, almost conservative technology company to an engaged workforce that has transformed internal communications. Dell’s innovative use of social media was launched in late 2010 and is called the Social Media Listening Command Center. The external-facing platform listens to thousands of conversations about their brand, products and services on a global scale. Presenters: Presenters: Len Devanna, Director of Social Strategy, EMC Corporation and Rishi Dave, Executive Director, Online Marketing, Dell Computer.
Three Afternoon Topics 1: CIO Leadership Track - This topic was specifically geared to attending CIO’s- (A Panel Discussion)
2: The Private Cloud-Three examples-(A Panel Discussion) Three examples of private cloud applications, one of which will be by Open Solutions Inc. and a discussion of its private cloud for application development. Two other examples will also be covered. Presenters: Tom Lang, Senior Director, Delivery Management, Open Solutions and Jeff O'Dell, Vice President Enterprise Architecture, The Hartford, Property & Casualty 3: Bring your Tech to Work or the Consumerization of IT What does the CIO say when his CEO brings his new iPad to work? Employees are requesting freedom of choice and sometimes their devices are more advanced than their work machines. So, what policies and rules do you put in place to accommodate them? Hear from two companies and intrepid CIOs who have responded to this challenge. Presenter: Christopher Bernard, Managing Director, Business Relationship/Management, Cushman & Wakefield
Please join the U.S. Commercial Service, Congressman Chris Murphy, Webster Bank and the Poland Consulate General’s Office for Poland Trade Day. This event will educate regional firms about business opportunities in Poland and provide the opportunity for companies to meet with key industry and government experts from Poland.
Poland’s GDP growth doubled in 2010 to reach 3.8%. Recent GDP projections for 2011 are for continued expansion of about 4.0%. Poland’s strong economic performance was fueled by high export output, individual consumption and increased business investment. Over the medium term, growth will be generated by domestic demand and infrastructure spending.
Poland’s eight leading industry sectors include: aerospace & defense, automotive, energy & power generation, environmental technologies, information & communications technologies, medical & pharmaceutical, safety & security and travel & tourism.
At Poland Trade Day, companies will:
Gain an understanding of Poland’s economic and trade climate
Learn the best approach to doing business in Poland and the best prospect industries for US exporters
Meet one-on-one with various Poland and USG representatives as well as with industry experts
Hear from private sector experts on tax and legal considerations in Poland
Participate in roundtable sessions on IP, tax, legal issues and industry overview
Learn about standards/regulations in Poland as well as assistance available to help US companies succeed in Poland
For more information contact:
Anne S. Evans, Director Phone: 860-638-6953 Email: Anne.Evans@.trade.gov Industry Specialties: Automotive, Environmental
Melissa Grosso, Senior International Trade Specialist Phone: 860-638-6955 Email: Melissa.Grosso@.trade.gov Industry Specialties: Aerospace and Defense, Healthcare/Medical Devices
A Special late afternoon Edition XcellR8 meeting will be held Thursday, July 21, 2011, from 3-4 pm at Nerac. There will be NO meeting on the morning of the 14th.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the discussion and dialog with Jody Ferrer, President and CEO of The Perfect Promotion, a West Hartford based specialty advertising firm. Jody came to the group looking for input on developing a sales team to cover CT, plus possibly NY, MA and RI. The conversation was a lively mix of questions and responses ranging from the characteristics of the market and target audience to the attributes that are most desired in a salesperson. Jody left with several strong ideas regarding talent acquisition and next steps.
During this Special Edition of XcellR8, we’ll meet Ms. Mallory Kievman. Mallory is a 13 year old from Manchester, CT, and will be an 8th grader at Talcott Mountain Academy in Avon. Mallory is the creator of Hiccupops-- lollipops that stop hiccups in seconds by combining a proprietary blend of all-natural ingredients into a specific lollipop form.
Mallory developed the idea for her product last summer while researching ways to cure her own hiccups. Hiccupops are patent pending and recently won 3 awards at the 2011 CT Invention Convention. Mallory and her lollipops have been showcased at the State Capitol, and also on NBC News. Mallory is now looking to commercialize her invention, and is excited for the group’s input on go-to-market strategies and thoughts on start up funding/ sources.
Following the XcellR8 session, Nerac will be hosting an Innovation Connection event beginning at 4:00pm. Please join us for an informal, interactive panel discussion with Catherine Smith, Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and Mun Y. Choi, Ph.D, Dean, UConn School of Engineering. The panel will be moderated by yours truly. To learn more, please see the networking event flyer. We request that you RSVP here. (Ctrl plus left click or right click and select “open link.”)
Kevin Bouley President Nerac, Inc. One Technology Drive Tolland, CT 06084 (860) 872-7000 x-1156 www.nerac.com
Our mission is to stimulate collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurial activity between leaders and executives of the tech business and education communities.
It’s an opportunity to participate and share thoughts and ideas on how we can best work together to stimulate growth, create innovation and spur economic activity.
We feel it’s important to challenge the status quo, and construct a solid foundation for future growth by utilizing and developing talent that exists today in our region.
Cell Leader: Kevin Bouley, President of Nerac, Inc. Cell Location: Tolland Meeting time and location: 8:00 to 9:00 am, the second Thursday of each month at Nerac, Inc offices in Tolland, One Technology Drive, Tolland, 06084 - Meetings are for cell members only - if you are a technologist based in the Tolland area and are interested in joining the meetings, please contact: Contact: Kevin Bouley, cell leader, firstname.lastname@example.org or Paige Rasid, (860) 289-0878, x335 email@example.com
The Business Calendar Network allows us to pull all events from similar organizations into one place, so that the technology and business community is now much better connected. The mission of the Connecticut Technology Council is to build an interactive community of innovators and their supporters that can leverage these great advantages to create a thriving economy, job growth, a global reputation for entrepreneurial support, and a lifestyle that attracts the best and brightest people to come here and retains the young people who have grown up here.
CTC, CVG & CT Digital Media present: Online to Multiscreen Video Opportunities 2011, 3/9 in Fairfield, reg. free http://bit.ly/ftRZHA
Online to Multiscreen Video Opportunities 2011 HOSTED BY Kantar Video
Join us on the evening of March 9th for a networking and panel discussion around the developing opportunities in the online video industry. Our panel of experts will discuss the state of online video, multiscreen video and where the best opportunities are for content creators, distributors, advertisers, entrepreneurs and investors.
Confirmed speakers include:
Bill Lederer, CEO, WPP's Kantar Video
Steve Ronson, EVP of Digital Media, A&E Television Networks
When: March 9th; networking at 6pm and panel discussion at 7pm
Where: WPP/The Kantar Group, 501 Kings Highway E, Fairfield, CT (near downtown Bridgeport)
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