2009 MassTLC Annual Meeting: Seizing Opportunity in Tough Economic Times

ADVANCED REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS CLOSED.  Unfortunately, we cannot accept any more registrations by phone or email.  If you have not yet registered and would like to attend, please come directly to our on-site registration at the Westin. Thank you.


Registration and Networking Breakfast: 7:30-8:30

The recent financial crisis has expanded into the broader marketplace yet despite these challenging economic times, opportunities for business creation and innovation have never been greater. Join us for a lively, thought provoking, and interactive session as we explore opportunities to increase growth and drive innovation.

ECONOMIC OUTLOOKMichael Mandel, Chief Economist, BusinessWeek 

Mandel is chief economist at BusinessWeek, where he helps direct the magazine’s coverage of the domestic and global economies.  Since joining BusinessWeek in 1989,  he has received multiple awards for his work, including being honored as one of the 100 top U.S. business journalists of the 20th century.  He was named “Best Economic Journalist” for 2006 by the World Leadership Forum. Mandel holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University and has written several books, including Economics:The Basics, a new introductory textbook from McGraw-Hill.


CLOUD COMPUTING: The Game Changing Disruptive Technology Driving Innovation and Capital Efficiency

With the advent of cloud computing, the cost of computation, application hosting, and content storage and delivery is plummeting and entrepreneurial opportunities abound. This disruptive technology has moved past its infancy and established itself as a game changing resource for small medium, and large sized enterprise.  At the Council's 2009 Annual Meeting an interactive panel of thought leaders representing the cloud OS platforms of the future and leading edge next generation applications will explore the opportunities cloud computing presents for those willing to lead the way.


John Landry, Founder and Managing Director, Lead Dog Ventures (moderator)


Cloud OS Platforms

· Mike Feinberg, Senior Vice President, Cloud Infrastructure Group, EMC

· Dave Mitchell, Director of Strategy and Emerging Business in ISV & Developer Relations, IBM

· Jinesh Varia, Web Services Evangelist, Amazon

· Steve Vinter, Engineering Director, Google

· Mike Warner, Platform Strategy Advisor, Cloud Computing, Microsoft


New Cloud Applications 

· Larry Bohn, Managing Director, General Catalyst

· Steve Clifton, Co-founder and CTO, Animoto

· Greg Arnette, Founder and CTO, Sonian

· Nicos Vekiarides, CEO, TwinStrata 

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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations will be accepted up to 72 hours in advance, to receive a credit for a future Council event.  Due to hotel requirements, cancellations will not be accepted after that time. 

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