BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Oct 27, 2016) - The Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) will convene TRANSFORM, an executive level, closed-door event, to spark conversation among leading business leaders and innovators on global trends, transformative technologies and how to best address the operational, talent, strategic and regulatory business issues in Massachusetts' ever-changing landscape. TRANSFORM takes place on November 18 from 10:00am to 6:00pm at the Federal Reserve, 600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston.
Massachusetts, with its unique combination of prestigious academic institutions, strong national policy leaders, diverse talent pool and innovative technology companies, provides unparalleled opportunity for accelerated business growth. With these opportunities come the challenges of harnessing global disruption and technology in a small urban area with economic, transportation, workforce and regulatory compliance boundaries. TRANSFORM will provide a platform where Massachusetts' tech, academic and policy leaders can explore and start to prepare for the impact of these issues on their business and the region.
"When we came together to develop TRANSFORM, there were three things that were clear to all of us: technology can be a positive force for change and with that comes responsibility, challenges and opportunities; Massachusetts has the highest concentration of minds tackling the world's big challenges and creating new opportunities; and, there is nothing more powerful than bringing top minds together from industry, academia and government to truly understand and make actionable what's next," said Mohamad Ali, CEO of Carbonite and a member of the TRANSFORM advisory committee. "I look forward to experiencing this important day with my executive team."
TRANSFORM will feature Jeremy Grantham, co-founder and chief investment officer at global investment management firm Grantham, Mayo & van Otterloo (GMO), one of the region's biggest thinkers whose words have been known to move markets. Grantham will share his views on the macro trends shaping the world and the future of global economies and corporate investments.
Other featured speakers and topics include:
- Teo Dagi, Neurosurgeon, Scientific Innovator, Educator, and Investor
- Joseph Fuller, Harvard Business School
- Melissa James, The Tech Connection
- John Macomber, Harvard Business School
- Dave Mahon, CenturyLink
- Bob Pozen, Harvard Business School
- Sandy Pentland, MIT
- Sophie Vandebroek, CTO, Xerox
- Noel Zamot, Corvus Analytics
"TRANSFORM will bring together some of the biggest thinkers from tech, academia, and government for a dialogue focused on the impact of global disruption on our region," said Tom Hopcroft, President and CEO, Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council. "It will be a purpose-driven experience with the leaders who are designing the future."
November 18, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Federal Reserve Boston
600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston
TRANSFORM sponsors include Foley Hoag, InterSystems, Microsoft, PwC, SIGFOX, and Google.
About The Mass Technology Leadership Council, Inc.
With 500+ member companies, the Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) is the region's leading technology association and the premier network for tech executives, entrepreneurs, investors and policy leaders. As the voice of the Massachusetts tech sector, representing nearly 300,000 employees and more than $37B in total payroll, MassTLC drive progress by connecting people from across the innovation ecosystem, providing access to industry-leading content and ideas, and offering a platform for visibility for member companies and their interests. More at www.masstlc.org.