What’s Next in Tech: Exploring the Growth Opportunities of 2009 and Beyond

What’s Next in Tech:  Exploring the Growth Opportunities of 2009 and Beyond

Whether you're starting a business, investing, or looking for your next career opportunity, you won't want to miss this jam-packed evening of networking and conversation. Led by a stellar group of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, we'll separate hype from reality -- and explore which technology areas are actually growing and creating big opportunities for the future. The evening will begin with an hour-long networking reception, continue with two high-energy discussion segments (one with venture capitalists, one with entrepreneurs), and conclude with plenty of time for Q&A from the audience. We'll talk about specific companies that are becoming leaders in our area, how hiring is happening in 2009, and what's shaking in mobile software, videogames, robotics, social media, cleantech, and other fast-growing sectors. We'll also ask you for your take on what the most promising new areas are.

Speakers will include:

- Michael Greeley, General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners

- Mike Dornbrook, COO, Harmonix Music Systems (makers of "Rock Band")

- Helen Greiner, co-founder of iRobot Corp. and founder of The Droid Works

- Brian Halligan, social media expert and CEO of HubSpot

- Tim Healy, CEO of EnerNOC

- Ellen Rubin, Founder & VP/Product of CloudSwitch

- Bijan Sabet, General Partner, Spark Capital

- Neil Sequiera, Managing Director, General Catalyst Partners

The conversation will be moderated by Scott Kirsner, Innovation Economy columnist at The Boston Globe.

"What's Next in Tech" is hosted by Future Forward Events LLC in association with The Institute for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization (ITEC) and Boston University School of Management. The Twitter/blog hash tag for the event is #whatsnext09.

Premier sponsorship still available: contact Shayne Gilbert (sgilbert@futureforward.com) or 617.367.1400.

Thanks to our affiliate partners:

- Cambridge Innovation Center

- Mass High Tech

- MassTLC


- MassNetComms

- Stay in MA

- Xconomy

And thanks to Dan Bricklin, who is donating several copies of his new book Bricklin on Technology to be given away as part of the event.

Finally, thanks to all the bloggers who have been sharing their take on "what's next in tech" and spreading the word about the event. Most will be in attendance on June 25th, so you'll have a chance to meet them during the networking hour.

> Chris Herot

> Genotrope

> Doug Levin

> The Fein Line 

> Steve Garfield

> Pito Salas

> Angelo Santinelli

> Barb Heffner

> Bill McLaughlin

> Kel Kelly

> Don Dodge

> Furqan Nazeeri

> Larry Cheng

> Scott Kirsner

> Mobile Monday blog

> Prasad Thammineni


This event is part of Innovation Month in New England.

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