A look at some of the change makers, speakers, and artists who joined us at HUBweek 2016.
Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Business Review
Civic Engagement Manager, Microsoft
Reporter, Boston Globe
CEO & Founder of Be The Change, Inc.
Chief Scientist, Booz Allen Hamilton
Ami Bhatt, MD
Medical Director, MGH Outpatient Cardiology and MGH Adult Congenital Heart Program
Ami B. Bhatt is the Director of Outpatient Cardiology as well as the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center at MGH and an active…
Ami B. Bhatt is the Director of Outpatient Cardiology as well as the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center at MGH and an active clinical cardiologist, investigator and educator. She innovates in the cardiology space at the MGH Heart Center in the domains of telemedicine for patient visits, adolescent education, multimodality teleconferences, and adoption of mobile health technologies.
Her work has most recently centered on applying design thinking to the multidisciplinary care process creating transparent systems for coordinating and achieving patient and physician centric care, emphasizing that the two are not mutually exclusive. Her interest in digital health strategy stems from her beliefs that state of the art, personalized care can be delivered to individuals in the community and that “concierge” style medicine is possible for everyone.
In her recent promotion to Director of Outpatient Services within Cardiology at the MGH, she is working with patient and family advocates, MGH administration, and design teams on their outpatient care model. The MGH Healthcare Transformation Lab is home to her creative side, and allows her the space to innovate with partners from different domains. When she’s not busy innovating, she spends time with her husband and two daughters, having dance parties and traveling.
Amitahb Chandra, PhD
Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Associate Producer for New Programming, WBUR
Date My Wardrobe
Amy Wagers, PhD
Forst Family Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard University Executive Committee Member, Harvard Stem Cell Institute
Principal Engineer, Circle Internet Financial; Lecturer, MIT
Andrea Joy Campbell
Boston City Councilor for District 4
Andrea Joy Campbell was elected to the Boston City Council as District 4 City Councilor on November 3, 2015. Her district primarily includes the neighborhoods…
Andrea Joy Campbell was elected to the Boston City Council as District 4 City Councilor on November 3, 2015. Her district primarily includes the neighborhoods of Dorchester and Mattapan, and parts of Roslindale and Jamaica Plain. Born and raised in Boston and educated in all Boston public schools including Boston Latin School, Andrea went on to graduate from Princeton University and UCLA Law School. She began her law career at a non- profit in Roxbury providing free legal representation to students and their parents in education matters including school discipline and special needs cases. She has worked as legal counsel in both the private and public sectors, and prior to her election, served as deputy legal counsel for Governor Deval L. Patrick. Councilor Campbell is dedicated to ensuring that every resident of District 4 has access to the same resources and opportunities she had growing up in Boston. Her primary focus includes efficiently and effectively delivering constituent services to the residents of District 4, as well as education, housing and public safety issues. Andrea lives in Mattapan with her husband, Matt.
Co-director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy
Postdoctoral Fellow, Genomic Center for Infectious Diseases, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Dr. Angela Early is a post doctoral associate at the Broad Institute's Genomic Center for Infectious Diseases. She is an evolutionary biologist who is fascinated by the multitude…
Dr. Angela Early is a post doctoral associate at the Broad Institute's Genomic Center for Infectious Diseases. She is an evolutionary biologist who is fascinated by the multitude of ways pathogens are able to invade and infect our bodies. Her work focuses on examining evolutionary patterns in the malaria parasite’s genome to better understand how the human immune system recognizes the parasite.
Assistant Vice President & Financial Center Manager, Bank of America’s Dudley Square Financial Center
Vice President Environment, Health & Safety, General Electric Company
Anna Greka, MD, Ph.D.
Institute Member, Broad Insitute
Anne Eden Evins, MD, MPH
Mass. General Hospital
Moderator; Managing Director, Golden Seeds LLC
Annie Brewster, MD
Health Story Collaborative Founder and Executive Director
Principal, Pickard Chilton
Graduate Research Assistant, MedRec Project Lead, MIT Media Lab
Ariel Ekblaw is a graduate student at the MIT Media Lab, where she prototypes and deploys projects in the Bitcoin and blockchain space.…
Ariel Ekblaw is a graduate student at the MIT Media Lab, where she prototypes and deploys projects in the Bitcoin and blockchain space. She brings an interdisciplinary approach to her research at the Media Lab, with degrees in Physics, Mathematics and Philosophy and past experience in data analytics at Microsoft Azure and the CERN Particle Physics Laboratory. MedRec, her latest project, leverages the blockchain’s immutable log to empower patients with improved medical record access, auditability and data sharing functionality. Her continuing work at the Lab explores Space Exploration technologies and cubesats--perhaps even an opportunity to bring Bitcoin into orbit!
Principal, Converge Partners
As the Founder and CEO of Wellist, Ashley combines her passion for improving the lives of patients with deep experience in strategic planning…
As the Founder and CEO of Wellist, Ashley combines her passion for improving the lives of patients with deep experience in strategic planning and business development. While a Strategy Director at Philips Healthcare, Ashley defined corporate and business strategies across the company’s three major business groups: Imaging, Patient Care and Clinical Informatics and Home Health Solutions. During her tenure, Ashley also developed and led a global change management program to improve profitability, working on-site with CEOs and senior management teams in over 10 countries across Europe and Asia. Recognized her leadership at Philips, Ashley served as a member of North American Winergy (Women’s Leadership team) and was awarded the Outstanding Contribution Award in 2010.
Prior to Philips, Ashley was a Consultant at Bain and Company, defining strategic priorities for consumer goods and software technology companies. Attracted by the opportunity to strengthen mission-driven organizations, Ashley later accepted a role as Associate Director at Bridgespan, a Bain and Company affiliate, where she spearheaded strategy and business development activities for Bridgestar.
Ashley earned her BA from Colby College and an MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. She has also completed coursework at the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work.
Ashley was recently named a winner of Med Tech’s 40 under 40 Healthcare Innovators.
Atul Gawande, MD, MPH
Executive Director of Ariadne Labs, Surgeon, Author and Public Health Researcher
City of Boston’s Chief of Environment, Energy and Open Space (EEOS)
Austin Blackmon is the City of Boston’s Chief of Environment, Energy and Open Space (EEOS), where he leads the Environment, Parks and Recreation, and Inspectional…
Austin Blackmon is the City of Boston’s Chief of Environment, Energy and Open Space (EEOS), where he leads the Environment, Parks and Recreation, and Inspectional Services departments. He spearheads the implementation of Boston's updated 2014 Climate Action Plan and works to keep Boston a national leader in energy policy. Prior to joining the Walsh Administration in 2014, Chief Blackmon was Interim Head of Project Finance for Terraverde Renewable Partners. His other previous experience includes consulting at Booz Allen Hamilton’s Strategy and Operations group, Energy Investment Banking at Wells Fargo Securities, business development at C12 Energy and advising the U.S. Renewables Group. A native of the Great Lakes region, Chief Blackmon has spent over 11 years in New England, is a graduate of Harvard College and holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Regional Executive Manager, BUILD
IBM Leader of the Boston Innovation Ecosystem
Founder & CEO at Aeronaut Brewing Company
Ben Holmes created Aeronaut With cofounders Daniel Rassi and Ronn Friedlander as an NSF fellow departing from genomics PhD research at MIT / CSAIL and…
Ben Holmes created Aeronaut With cofounders Daniel Rassi and Ronn Friedlander as an NSF fellow departing from genomics PhD research at MIT / CSAIL and the Broad Institute. He has taught physics at the Weill Cornell Medical school in the Qatar, researched planetary atmospheres at NASA Goddard in Manhattan, and calibrated Mars rover optics at Cornell University. At Aeronaut, Ben aims to brew beer as a means to create a Somerville venture fund & incubator powering businesses development in microbiology and foods manufacturing.
Partner, F-Prime Capital
Senior Associate, Sasaki Associates
Principal, The Wiley Group
Bernard S. Meyerson, PhD
IBM Fellow, Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, IBM
Founder, Codman Square Health Center
Chicago Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) Commissioner and CIO
Brent Forester, MD
Co-Founder and CEO, Crash Line Productions
Brian Appel is the co-founder and CEO of Crash Line Productions – the production company behind Boston Calling Music Festival, Boston Calling Block Parties, Eaux…
Brian Appel is the co-founder and CEO of Crash Line Productions – the production company behind Boston Calling Music Festival, Boston Calling Block Parties, Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival (Eau Claire, WI) and Copenhagen Beer Celebration (City Hall Plaza). Prior to that, he spent 7 years as Marketing Director with Phoenix Media Communications Group, and prior to that, was an EMT / Paramedic in Cambridge.
CEO and NMT, MedRhythms
Innovation Lead and Entrepreneur in Residence, Philips Innovation Labs
Bryan R. Moser, PhD
Lecturer, MIT System Design & Management; President and Chief Executive Officer, Global Product Design
Head of Opportunity@Work (New America)
Vice President, Watson Health Commercial Operations; IBM Distinguished Engineer
Carl Kraenzel is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and Vice President for Watson Health Commercial Operations, responsible for cloud operations, IT security, and client…
Carl Kraenzel is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and Vice President for Watson Health Commercial Operations, responsible for cloud operations, IT security, and client support. Over the last 6 years he has overseen global deployments of IBM Watson for clients and partners such as MD Anderson, SoftBank Japan, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centers, Cognit UAE and more. In that same period Carl also has served as the Chief Information Security Officer for Watson Group and Watson Health Group.
Prior to joining the Watson business, Carl was Chief Technology Officer for Workplace and End User Services in IBM’s Global Technology Services (GTS). In those roles, he provided technical oversight IBM’s global IT services in areas of end user device deployment, management, support, and transformation for virtualization and mobility. Carl also was the original Director for the development of IBM’s Common Cloud Management Platform, and also set GTS patent strategy for the first several years of Cloud activity.
Previous to that, Carl was a lead IBM Software Group contributor instrumental in the launch of several first-release software offerings and technologies such as IBM Watson, IBM Desktop Cloud, IBM Smart Cloud Enterprise, IBM Real Time Translation Services, IBM Tivoli Live, IBM Self Enablement Portal, IBM Virtual Infrastructure Access, Eclipse RCP, Eclipse for Lotus Notes, Lotus Sametime, Lotus QuickPlace, Lotus Discovery Server, Domino Off-Line Services, Domino Access for Microsoft Outlook, Domino Web Access, and Lotus Weblicator.
Carl has led several acquisition efforts for IBM, holds more than 25 granted patents, and throughout his career has championed diversity in the workplace for LGBT, people with disabilities, women and other diversity groups.
Carl joined the company when a startup he co-founded in 1993 in New Hampshire, Edge Research, was acquired by Lotus in 1994, which in turn was acquired by IBM in 1995. Carl holds a Bachelor of Science in physics from MIT, specializing in superconductive quantum circuit technology, and he has prior notable experience as a professional actor and vocalist, now limited by time to occasional performances with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Award-winning Science Writer for the New York Times, National Geographic and STAT
Carol J. Oja
William Powell Mason Professor of Music and Former Chair, Music Department at Harvard and the 2016-2017 Frieda L. Miller Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Caroline Jones, PhD
"Author, ""Experience: Culture, Cognition, and Common Sense," Professor, Architecture, MIT"
Director, Technology & Civic Engagement, Microsoft
Charlene D. Luma
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Charlene D. Luma is a native of Boston who has a passion for working with youth and adolescents in urban areas. She is a…
Charlene D. Luma is a native of Boston who has a passion for working with youth and adolescents in urban areas. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker that has over 12 years of experience working with high risk individuals in Boston. Currently, she serves as Program Director at the SMART team Boston Trauma Response, , a program of the Justice Resource Institute, which provides trauma response services to those impacted by homicides and violent crimes of 13-24 yr olds in Boston. Outside of her professional career, Charlene enjoys serving her community through volunteerism. Charlene has been a member of the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (YPNULEM) since 2006 and has served as its secretary and most recently its president from 2012-2014. In her tenure as president, She successfully led the chapter to achieve various milestones including; establishing the YPNULEM “I am Empowered” scholarship, setting a new chapter fundraising record, increased the chapter membership ranks, as well as increasing the chapter’s ability to give financially to the affiliate at the annual meeting. As of 2015, she is currently serving as the secretary of the national board of the National Urban League Young Professionals. Ms. Luma is a 2015 recipient of the Boston Business Journal’s 40 under 40 & Boston NAACP Difference Maker awards. She has presented at several conferences and speaking engagements including the Annual Blueprint Conference for Girls, Boston’s Next Top Model Teen program, The Young Professionals Network of the Urban League Annual Leadership Development Conference, the Annual Urban League Gala, as well as speaking engagements focusing on lupus. She is a graduate of the Institute for Non Profit Management & Leadership Core program at Boston University, as well as an alumnus of Boston College receiving both her Master’s in Social Work and Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.
Head of Social Innovation, Digital Currency Initiative, MIT
CEO, Boston Public Market
Chiara M. Zenati
Certified Labyrinth Instructor
WilmerHale Clinical Professor, Harvard Law School; Managing Director, HLS’s Cyberlaw Clinic; Faculty Co-Director, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
Director Programming, Harvard i-Lab
Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies, Harvard University
Principal, Managing Director, Cambridge at Jacobs Engineering
Ideas in Action
Co-Founder and Partner, Domeyard LP
President and Founder, ArcPoint Strategic Communications
Chef, Deuxave, Boston Chops, and dbar
Christopher Garcia, MD
Research Fellow: Pathology and Informatics, Mass. General Hospital
Executive Director, Ideaworks New Venture Initiative
Program Manager, The Family Dinner Project
IBM Director of Entrepreneurial Development
Youth Development and Performance Manager, ZUMIX
Corey DePina is the Youth Development and Performance manager for one of the best Non Profits in the USA, ZUMIX. Corey is an accomplished rapper,…
Corey DePina is the Youth Development and Performance manager for one of the best Non Profits in the USA, ZUMIX. Corey is an accomplished rapper, a skilled workshop and program facilitator, and a long-time participant in ZUMIX programs. Corey served on the Youth Advisory Board for several years at ZUMIX, and has done workshops on the history of Hip Hop, Creative Writing and Performance at numerous city-wide agencies. Corey’s professional career outside of academia includes serving on the committee and hosting Boston's largest and longest-running all age open one mic event, Critical Breakdown, as well as a considerable career as a freelance facilitator for local and national nonprofits, schools and community centers. Corey has received recognition from several organizations for his work including the 2008 Good Neighbor Award from East Boston's NOAH, 2008 Community Leadership Award from Jamaica Plains Hyde Square Task Force and the 2014 Best Initiative, Best Youth Worker of the Year. Corey was influential in helping ZUMIX develop its award winning curriculum that was been nationally recognized by the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities in 2011. In 2015 Corey completed The Institute for Non Profit Management certificate program at Boston University.
Moderator; Co-Host, Gastropod, Gastropod
Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and Criminology and Criminal Justice, Northeastern University
Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, Neighborhood Health Plan
Danielle Legros Georges
City of Boston Poet Laureate
Danna Mauch, PhD
Mass Association for Mental Health (MAMH)
Co-founder and CEO, STRIVR Labs
Executive Vice President, Global Research and Chief Scientific Officer, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Haley Family Professor of Computer Science, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University
Founder and Executive Director, Resilient Coders
David Henderson, MD
Boston Medical Center
David Lacks, Jr.
Family of Henrietta Lacks
- Housing the HUB: 5 Ideas
- Conversation with the Curators
- Meet the Mayor’s Housing Innovation Lab
- Imagine Boston 2030 Workshop
- HUB Presents: The Hype and Promise of Blockchain
- A Conversation on Racial and Ethnic Disparities with the Family of Henrietta Lacks
- Artist Housing Discussion with the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture
- HUB Presents: Demo Day
- Demo Day Pitches
- Housing the HUB Exhibition Tour with the BSA Emerging Professionals Network
David Manfredi, FAIA LEED AP
Principal, Architect, Elkus Manfredi Architects
David R. Liu, PhD
Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology; Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
General Manager, IBM Watson Health
Founder and Principal, MDK Brand Management
President, National Center for Health Research
Chairman, C Space
Executive Director, The American Repertory Theatre
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Donielle Martorano McKeever
Moderator; Next Fashion Stitch
Co-Founder, Care.com; Entrepreneur in Residence at The Martin Trust Center, MIT
Dost Öngür, MD, PhD
Doug A. Melton, PhD
Xander University Professor and Thomas Dudley Cabot Professor in the Natural Sciences, Harvard University; Co-Director, Harvard Stem Cell Institute; Scientific Founder, Semma Therapeutics
Co-founder and EVP of Business Development, clypd
Dr. Anne Fishel
Director of Family & Couples Therapy, Mass. General Hospital; Co-Founder, The Family Dinner Project
Dr. Caroline Buckee
Associate Director, Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Dr. Caroline Buckee is Associate Director of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Prior to…
Dr. Caroline Buckee is Associate Director of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Prior to joining the Center, Caroline was a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Oxford, and an Omidyar Fellow at the Santa Fe Institute. Dr. Buckee's work focuses on the population dynamics of genetically diverse pathogen species including the malaria parasite and the meningococcus. She uses a range of modeling techniques to understand the relationship between the evolution of these species and the epidemiological patterns of infection and disease among human populations.
Dr. Christoph Westphal
Co-founder and Partner, Longwood Fund; Chair, CEO and Co-founder of Flex Pharma
Dr. Jean F. MacCormack
President, Edward M. Kennedy Institute
Dr. Ken Duckworth
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Medical Director for Behavioral Health
Dr. Ken Duckworth is the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Medical Director for Behavioral Health. His areas of responsibility include working with relevant external…
Dr. Ken Duckworth is the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Medical Director for Behavioral Health. His areas of responsibility include working with relevant external parties and the overall supervision of the insourced behavioral health services at BCBSMA, including utilization management, case management, and physician review and quality. Along with Sean Murphy, he is also responsible for BH Strategy. Prior to working at Blue Cross, Dr. Duckworth spent 3 years as the Associate Medical Director at BCBSMA, and before that spent 6 years as a Medical Director at Vinfen Corporation, the largest human service agency in Massachusetts. He has served as both the Chief Medical Officer and Acting Commissioner for the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH). Dr. Duckworth currently volunteers to see patients in DMH’s early psychosis program as part of his role as Blue Cross Medical Director. Dr. Duckworth attended the University of Michigan and Temple University School of Medicine where he graduated in the Medical Honor Society AOA. He trained as a Harvard Fellow at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center. He is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and teaches Harvard residents on systems of care and the changing nature of health care and mental health services. Dr. Duckworth won the Presidential Patient Advocacy Award from the American Psychiatric Association in 2011, and is also a Distinguished Fellow of that organization. He has also received the Clinical Excellence Award from the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society and was awarded the Drew Foley Award from the Massachusetts Association for Mental Health in 2014. He has written many papers, book chapters and educational materials on matters of mental health. He is board certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Adult Psychiatry, and has also completed a forensic psychiatry fellowship.
Dr. Makeeba McCreary
Dr. Makeeba McCreary has spent 20 years in educational policy, designed and managed philanthropic investment for global brands such as Nike Inc., Jordan Brand, National…
Dr. Makeeba McCreary has spent 20 years in educational policy, designed and managed philanthropic investment for global brands such as Nike Inc., Jordan Brand, National Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and Darden Inc. Additionally, she has built multi-sector, collective impact models throughout the nation focused on driving resources into underserved communities with a priority commitment to youth and families. Dr. McCreary's early career was spent in direct service delivery with opportunity youth. In addition to her direct student work, she has designed, programmed and supported team-problem solving with urban public school teachers in order to reduce the disproportionate special education designation of Black and Latino children, particularly boys. Dr. McCreary received her B.A. from the University of Massachusetts Boston, an M.Ed. from Harvard University and an Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Dr. Steven Hyman
Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and Director, Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute
Executive Director, Office of Engineering Outreach Programs, MIT
Community Organizer, Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative
Eliza Parad is a fourth generation Bostonian who believes that Boston needs to continue to be a city of opportunity for people of color, immigrants,…
Eliza Parad is a fourth generation Bostonian who believes that Boston needs to continue to be a city of opportunity for people of color, immigrants, working class families and young people. Since 2009 Eliza has worked as a community organizer to prevent displacement and advocate for affordable housing in Chelsea, Cambridge, Jamaica Plain and now Roxbury. She currently works at Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative engaging residents to impact development, organizing small businesses to build economic power and supporting grassroots groups to create community land trusts in Greater Boston.
CEO and Co-founder of Conjur, Inc.
President, The Joyce Foundation
Founder and CEO, Agora
Violinist, Longwood Symphony Orchestra; Research Assistant, Dana Farber
CEO, Greentown Labs
Emma Stanton, MD
Assoc. CMO, Beacon Health Options
Eran Ben-Joseph, Ph.D
Professor, Rethinking a Lot/The Design and Culture of Parking
Reporter, Boston Globe
Ernst Karel & Bhob Rainey
Film director and founder, Penrose Studios
Reporter, Boston Globe
Folie a Quatre
Co-Founder and COO, Placester
Co-Founder and COO, Placester
Former CEO, Constant Contact
Blockchain CTO, IBM
Principal, F-Prime Capital
President and Chief Scientific Officer, Emulate, Inc.
Managing Editor, Enterprise and Partnerships, STAT
Executive Director, Smarter in the City
Executive Director of Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
Giles Li is the Executive Director of Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC), a family-centered social service agency with locations in Boston and Quincy. He is…
Giles Li is the Executive Director of Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC), a family-centered social service agency with locations in Boston and Quincy. He is a recognized thought leader and public speaker in Asian American communities nationwide. He holds a Master’s degree in Public Affairs from UMass-Boston and is an alumnus of the Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership. Giles is a cross-sector leader who serves on the board of directors for Associated Grant Makers, and has been on advisory committees for the Attorney General, State Treasurer, Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement, and more.
Gordon C. Weir, MD
Co-Head, Section on Islet Cell & Regenerative Biology; Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation Chair, Joslin Diabetes Center; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande
Chairman and President, Sparta Group LLC
Principal, Fx Fowle
Senior Vice President, Fidelity Investments
Founder & Chief Marketing Officer, TRILLFIT™
Curator, MIT List Visual Arts Center
Henry White, MD
Brookline Community Health Center
Herbert Benson, MD
Founder, Benson Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine
Ian A. Waitz
Dean of the School of Engineering and the Jerome C. Hunsaker Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, WorldQuant
Igor Tulchinsky is founder and CEO of WorldQuant LLC, a global private investment management complex established in 2007. Before that, he spent 12…
Igor Tulchinsky is founder and CEO of WorldQuant LLC, a global private investment management complex established in 2007. Before that, he spent 12 years as a statistical arbitrage portfolio manager at Millennium Management LLC. Tulchinsky was also a venture capitalist, scientist at AT&T Bell Laboratories, video game programmer and author. He founded WorldQuant University, which offers the world's first free online accredited master's degree in quantitative finance, as well as WorldQuant Ventures, an angel investment firm focused on technology and data companies. Tulchinsky also established the WorldQuant Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on making a positive impact through targeted donations worldwide. He holds an M.S. in computer science from the University of Texas, completed in a record nine months, and an M.B.A. in finance and entrepreneurship from the Wharton School.
Executive Vice President & Health Care Analyst, Washington Analysis
Professor of Public Policy, Director, Women and Public Policy Program, Co-Chair, Behavioral Insights Group, Harvard Kennedy School
Principal Consultant, Gustavo & Associates
Jackney Prioly Joseph
Director of Future Ready Massachusetts, Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education
Jackney Prioly Joseph joined the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education as Director of Future Ready Massachusetts, a statewide initiative to increase understanding among students and…
Jackney Prioly Joseph joined the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education as Director of Future Ready Massachusetts, a statewide initiative to increase understanding among students and families of what takes to be ready for college and career and the steps students can take to prepare for success in college, work and life. Jackney is responsible for developing the program strategy and leading the implementation of the Future Ready public information campaign. Previously, Jackney served as Policy Director and Director of External Relations for At-Large Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley. She led the legislative process for various policy initiatives including Councilor Pressley’s liquor licensing reform legislation. In addition, she served as both the Education and Arts Liaison. Prior to this position, Joseph served as Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff and the Chief of Human Services in the office of Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino. She conducted research on youth development opportunities in the city of Boston, managed special projects and served on the Leadership Team of the Human Services cabinet. She also served concurrently as the Coordinator of the City of Boston Scholarship Fund where she managed the annual disbursement of scholarships to high school seniors and college students. Jackney has been an active member of several organizations including the Posse Foundation, ONEin3 Boston and as an alumna volunteer at her alma mater, Bryn Mawr College. In 2010, she received the Posse Boston Community Investment Award for her service to the city and the Posse Foundation and in 2016 she received the Young Alumna Service Award from the Bryn Mawr College Alumnae Association for her service to the College. Jackney received her MA in Public Administration from Northeastern University and her BA in Philosophy from Bryn Mawr College.
Director, UI Labs
Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company; Director, McKinsey Global Institute (MGI)
Jane B. Reardon, RN
Nurse, Mass. General Hospital
President, Mother Dirt, Mother Dirt
CEO, Ginkgo BioWorks, Ginkgo BioWorks
CRA Program Manager
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School; Research Associate, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Associate Member, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Co-Founder and Partner, LearnLaunch
General Partner, Flybridge
Chair, Vistage International
Jeff Leiden M.D., Ph.D.
Chairman, President and CEO, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Jeffrey Jacobson, Ph.D
Immersive Visualization Consultant, Construction VR
Group Leader, Bioengineering Systems & Technologies, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Executive Director & Co-Founder, Commonwealth Kitchen
Jennifer Adaeze Okwerekwu, MD
Cambridge Health Alliance
Senior Marketing Manager, Uber
Jenny Avallon is a Senior Manager at Uber, where she oversees the team tasked with marketing strategy and community engagement for Eastern MA. Prior to…
Jenny Avallon is a Senior Manager at Uber, where she oversees the team tasked with marketing strategy and community engagement for Eastern MA. Prior to Uber, she worked in digital media and advertising for National Geographic, Fox Sports, and FX Networks. She is passionate about problem solving, urban planning, on-demand anything, and her rescue dog, Herbie.
Partner & Director of Business Development, Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
Regional General Manager, Zipcar
Jeremy Pomp has spent his entire career involved in various aspects of, shall we say, progressive transportation. He began his career at the most innovative…
Jeremy Pomp has spent his entire career involved in various aspects of, shall we say, progressive transportation. He began his career at the most innovative car insurance company, Progressive, where he served in multiple leadership roles. While getting his MBA from Georgetown, he worked for several transportation related groups, in corporate strategy at Toyota; as a marketer with AltCar.org in Maryland; and researching/planning what would become the Divvy bike share program in Chicago through his work in the Innovative Transportation Programs group of the city of Chicago Department of Transportation. Not content to research and plan, Jeremy joined Alta Bike Share, where he launched and managed the Chattanooga Bike Share program, and then became Alta’s national city Launch Manager. In April of 2014, Jeremy moved over to sharing of the four-wheel variety, joining Zipcar as General Manager of its Baltimore region. In July of last year, Jeremy was promoted to General Manager of Zipcar Boston, Zipcar's second largest market and founding city. In addition to his Georgetown MBA, Jeremy holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland College Park.
Jerrold Rosenbaum, MD
Mass. General Hospital
Executive Director, Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy
President, The Alliance for Business Leadership
Managing Producer, Program Development, WBUR
Jessie M. Gaeta
Chief Medical Officer of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
Jessie M. Gaeta, MD is the Chief Medical Officer of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, where she has practiced Internal Medicine since 2002.…
Jessie M. Gaeta, MD is the Chief Medical Officer of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, where she has practiced Internal Medicine since 2002. She oversees the clinical practice of this unique community health center that serves 12,000 people annually across dozens of clinical sites including homeless shelters, the street, and one of the first medical respite programs in the country. Dually board certified in Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine, Dr. Gaeta graduated from the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine in 1998, trained in Internal Medicine at Boston University Medical Center, and served as Chief Resident in 2002. Her work with the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance to implement a statewide Housing First model was supported by the Physician Advocacy Fellowship of the Institute on Medicine as a Profession at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons from 2005-2007. She is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Gaeta has a long history of advocating for the needs of individuals experiencing homelessness. She has been published and spoken widely on the intersection of homelessness and health and she directs BHCHP’s Institute for Research, Quality, and Policy in Homeless Health. She has led BHCHP’s efforts to respond to the opioid overdose crisis, which has been magnified among people experiencing homelessness in Boston. Her passions include ending homelessness and bending the curve on overdose deaths.
President, Barr Foundation
Chief Marketing Officer, SevOne
Director of Integrated Media, Peabody Essex Museum
CEO, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
Chief Technical Officer, Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Computer Science, Harvard University
Joan Camprodon, MD, PhD, MPH
Mass. General Hospital
Joan Y. Reede, MD, MS, MPH, MBA
Dean for Diversity and Community Partnership, Harvard Medical School
Managing Director, Harvard i-Lab, Harvard i-Lab
Executive Director, NEVCA
Founder & CEO, ISN
Joel Katz, MD
Director, Internal Medicine Residency
BerkleeICE & Soul
John Brownstein, Ph.D
Chief Innovation Officer, Boston Children’s Hospital
John F. Crowley, J.D., M.B.A
President & Chief Executive Officer, Amicus Therapeutics
John G. Doench, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Genetic Perturbation Platform, Broad Institute
John G. Meara, MD, DMD, MBA
Director of the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change at Harvard Medical School and Chief of the Department of Plastic & Oral Surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital
Producer, New Programming, WBUR
Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, MetaVision; Founder, Ideas in Action
Professor, School of Journalism, Northeastern University
Charles River Ventures
Reporter, Boston Globe
Founder and Executive Director of InnerCity Weightlifting
Jon Feinman is the founder and executive director of InnerCity Weightlifting (ICW). He is focused on aligning the vision, strategy, culture and growth of ICW…
Jon Feinman is the founder and executive director of InnerCity Weightlifting (ICW). He is focused on aligning the vision, strategy, culture and growth of ICW to increase economic mobility and social inclusion for young people at the highest-risk for violence; all while shifting perceptions, so that the factors that lead to segregated pockets of violence fade away changing the course for future generations. Building upon his experience with AmeriCorps and as a personal trainer, Jon received his MBA from Babson College in 2010 where he launched ICW. InnerCity Weightlifting has been featured on ESPN, The Boston Globe, CBS Evening News, WSJ, as well as WGBH, NESN, The Huffington Post, Whole Foods Magazine, and several other publications. For his work with InnerCity Weightlifting, Jon has received awards from the Boston Celtics, Babson College, Bostinno, Year Up, Good Sports, Cabot Creamery, Anytime Fitness. He was named as one of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce 2014 Ten Outstanding Young Leaders, a 2012 Social Innovator by Social Innovation Forum, and received the Ernst & Young 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year New England Award in the social entrepreneurship category. InnerCity Weightlifting received the 2015 Rosoff Award in the Nonprofit Diversity Initiative Category.
Cofounder and CEO, Onshape
Jonathan Adler, PhD
Narrative Psychologist at Olin College
Jordan Smoller, MD, ScD
Mass. General Hospital
Jorrit de Jong
Lecturer in Public Policy & Management, Harvard Kennedy School; Faculty Director, Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative
President, Northeastern University
Joseph E. Aoun, a thought leader on the future of higher education and an internationally renowned scholar in linguistics, is the seventh president…
Joseph E. Aoun, a thought leader on the future of higher education and an internationally renowned scholar in linguistics, is the seventh president of Northeastern University. As a respected voice for global experiential learning and the need to move higher education beyond the limitations of place, President Aoun has expanded Northeastern’s signature co-op program worldwide and established a network of regional campuses for online and hybrid professional graduate programs. President Aoun has strategically aligned the university’s solutions-driven research enterprise with the world’s grand challenges in health, security, and sustainability. The university has seven national centers of research excellence. Northeastern’s excellence in education, research, and global engagement is attracting highly talented applicants from throughout the U.S. and around the world. President Aoun came to Northeastern from the University of Southern California’s College of Letters, Arts & Sciences where he was the inaugural holder of the Anna H. Bing Dean’s Chair. He received his PhD in linguistics and philosophy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has published seven books and written more than 40 articles in his field. President Aoun is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and former chair of the American Council on Education.
Joseph Betancourt, MD, MPH
Director, Disparities Solutions Center at Mass. General Hospital
Boston City Councilor for District 8
Josh Zakim was elected to the Boston City Council on November 5, 2013. Josh represents District 8, which includes the neighborhoods of the Back Bay,…
Josh Zakim was elected to the Boston City Council on November 5, 2013. Josh represents District 8, which includes the neighborhoods of the Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Fenway, Kenmore Square, Mission Hill, and the West End. Before running for his position on the Boston City Council, Josh worked as an attorney at Greater Boston Legal Services and then at the law firm Mintz Levin. In addition to his role on the City Council, Josh continues to be an active Board Member of the Lenny Zakim Fund, an organization founded by his father and friends over 20 years ago that supports innovative, grassroots organizations dedicated to tackling complex social issues. On the Council Josh chairs the Committee on Housing and Community Development. A progressive voice on Boston's City Council, Josh continues to advocate for policies that promote social and economic justice, including improving access to Boston's public schools, creating and maintaining affordable housing, and advocating for the rights of the working class, immigrant families, and the LGBTQ community.
Associate Director, Raptor Capital Management
Emmy Award-winning A&E Critic Joyce Kulhawik/JoycesChoices.com
Juan Luis Leung Li
General Catalyst, Early Stage VC
Judith Edersheim, JD, MD
Harvard Center for Law Brain and Behavior
Co-Founder and CEO of The Grommet
Jules Pieri is Co-Founder and CEO of the product launch platform The Grommet. The company’s Citizen Commerce™ movement is reshaping how…
Jules Pieri is Co-Founder and CEO of the product launch platform The Grommet. The company’s Citizen Commerce™ movement is reshaping how consumer products get discovered, shared, and bought. Jules started her career as an industrial designer for technology companies and was subsequently a senior executive for large brands, such as Keds, Stride Rite, and Playskool.
Urban Design Strategist & Special Project Manager, CBT
Principal, HMFH Architects
Chief of Arts and Culture, City of Boston
General Manager, Shell TechWorks
Julie Reimann, M.D., Ph.D
Cellist, Longwood Symphony Orchestra; Director, Molecular Dermatopathology, Miraca Life Sciences, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Tufts Univ. School of Medicine
Executive Director, City Awake
Jutta Frederichs & Sandra Richter
Co-Founder and CEO, Soofa
Play Coordinator, The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy
Kait (or Katherine, whichever you've already started using) Levesque is the Play Coordinator for the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy. She works to plan…
Kait (or Katherine, whichever you've already started using) Levesque is the Play Coordinator for the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy. She works to plan and implement playful and education programming to engage the park's myriad audiences.
Director, Content & Marketing, VentureFizz
Executive Director of Alternatives for Community & Environment (ACE)
Kalila Barnett is the Executive Director of Alternatives for Community & Environment (ACE), a leading environmental justice organization based in Boston. For…
Kalila Barnett is the Executive Director of Alternatives for Community & Environment (ACE), a leading environmental justice organization based in Boston. For over twenty years ACE has worked to build the power of low income communities and communities of color in Massachusetts and in the region. Kalila first got involved with ACE as a volunteer and a member then later served on the board of directors. Kalila has over a decade of experience in community organizing around affordable housing, land development and environmental justice. She is a Roxbury native and lifelong resident of Boston. Kalila graduated from Bates College with a degree in American Studies and Spanish. Prior to assuming this position, Kalila was a Senior Organizer at Community Labor United, and worked at Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation and Madison Park Development Corporation. Kalila serves on the boards of Right to the City Alliance, Mass Budget and Policy Center, and The Center for Environmental Health.
Director of Planning and Policy, The City of Boston Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
Chairman & CEO, Hill Holliday Group
Karestan Koenen, PhD
Harvard School of Public Health
AVP, Brand Strategy & Advertising at John Hancock Financial Services
Founder and CEO, Vivoom
Assistant Professor of Media Design, Parsons School of Design
Chair, Cambridge Redevelopment Authority
President, MIT Enterprise Forum
Vice President, Culture & Experience, HubSpot
Ideas Editor, The Boston Globe; Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist
Kenneth Duckworth, MD
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA
Kevin C. Eggan, PhD
Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology; Director, Stem Cell Biology, Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute; Principal Investigator, Harvard Stem Cell Institute
Columnist, The Boston Globe
CEO, Gen9, Gen9
President, The Development and Marketing Group Company; Founder, CommonCove
Founder and CEO, Hollister Staffing and Hollister Institute
Co-Founder of Ministry of Supply
An investment banker by trade and outdoorsman by passion, Kit was tired of trading her capable activewear for stiff suiting every Monday. She’s…
An investment banker by trade and outdoorsman by passion, Kit was tired of trading her capable activewear for stiff suiting every Monday. She’s a graduate of Colby College and holds half an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
Adjunct Faculty Member, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Director of Farm Technology, Freight Farms
Kyle Seaman is Director of Farm Technology at Freight Farms, and is responsible for leading Freight Farms’ software initiatives, bringing a modern set…
Kyle Seaman is Director of Farm Technology at Freight Farms, and is responsible for leading Freight Farms’ software initiatives, bringing a modern set of farming tools and technologies to farmers through a suite of software products. Freight Farms' flagship product is an automated, hydroponic farm enclosed in an insulated shipping container, allowing anyone to start growing produce locally. Prior to joining Freight Farms, Kyle was a Senior Product Designer at NTT Data, leading the company’s gamification practice, working with clients from health IT, financial services and commercial sectors. Previously, Kyle was co-founder and CEO of HighScore House, a venture-backed, family tech start-up.
Professor, Architecture Department, The Rhode Island School of Design; Principal, 3six0 Architecture; Author, The Storm of Creativity, The MIT Press
Charter Parent, Brooke Charter School, Mattapan; Associate Professor, Behavioral Sciences Department, Bunker Hill Community College
Reporter, Boston Globe
Laura Malloy, LICSW
Director of Yoga Programs; Co-Director, Education Initiative; Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
Director, Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech
Laurance Stuntz is the Director of the Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech, or MeHI. He is an experienced and passionate leader working to…
Laurance Stuntz is the Director of the Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech, or MeHI. He is an experienced and passionate leader working to help Massachusetts leverage digital health innovation for better economic and care delivery outcomes. MeHI is a division of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, a unique state agency working to support innovation economy growth. MeHI is the Commonwealth’s entity for health care innovation, technology, and competitiveness, and partners with industry, government, and healthcare organizations to support the Massachusetts Digital Health Initiative on behalf of Governor Charlie Baker. MeHI also helps all the Commonwealth’s providers harness the benefits of electronic health records and the statewide health information exchange. As part of this effort, they work with stakeholders to ensure that patients have access to their data and become active and engaged participants in managing their health. For more information, please visit www.mehi.masstech.org. Prior to joining MeHI in 2012, Laurance worked for 25 years in healthcare information technology product development, systems integration and management consulting, primarily focused on collaboration and exchange of information among healthcare organizations. He was a Partner at Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) with responsibility for CSC’s Collaborative Communities solution area and the Senior Vice President responsible for product development for NaviNet. Laurance is an advocate for stronger patient engagement in healthcare information and decision-making, and serves as a member of the Massachusetts Health Information Technology Council. He is a Dartmouth College graduate, a Wellesley resident, and an enthusiast of outdoor sports, craft beer, and his family. You can find Laurance online at @lstuntz.
Director of Business Strategy for the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development in the City of Boston
Lauren Jones is the Director of Business Strategy for the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development in the City of Boston. In this role, Lauren focuses…
Lauren Jones is the Director of Business Strategy for the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development in the City of Boston. In this role, Lauren focuses on attracting new businesses to grow in Boston, retaining existing businesses, engaging the Boston business community, and strengthening Boston for growth as a place to do business in the national and international markets. Prior to this role, Lauren led key initiatives for the Walsh Administration including the Mayor's Summer Jobs Program, the development of the Mayor's Mentoring Movement to recruit 1,000 mentors for Boston's youth, the successful passage of banning smokeless tobacco in Boston parks, and the city's execution of President Obama's 'My Brother's Keeper' (MBK) Initiative in Boston which she continues to provide advisory support. Before joining the City of Boston in January 2014, Lauren worked in state government for over six years including as Policy and Communications Director for Lt. Governor Timothy Murray, Communications Director in the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, and Senior Project Manager in the Massachusetts Office of Business Development. Lauren holds a Bachelor’s degree from Providence College and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Administration at Northeastern University.
Vice President, Enterprise Systems Engineering & Advanced Technology, Ingersoll Rand
Art Director, Nautilus
Program Director of The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market, The Trustees
Founder and Director, Fairmount Innovation Lab
Lisa M. Wong, M.D.
Violinist, Longwood Symphony Orchestra; Pediatrician, Milton Pediatric Associates, Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital, Mass. General Hospital, Metro West Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Executive Director, LEF Foundation, LEF Foundation
- Tech Artist
- Our Convention
- HUB Presents: Expanding Opportunity in the Digital Age
- Kendall Square Innovation Walking Tour
- How to Scale Your Big Idea in a Complex World
- Interpretive Spice Jar Workshop: Interactive Art-Making
- Striking a Tenuous Balance Between the Absurd and the Practical
- Leadership: Finding Your Voice in Music and Medicine
- Explore the Emerging Worlds of Augmented and Virtual Reality
Director, Community Education and Engagement, The Boston Public Market
Senior Experience Design Lead, Hill Holliday
General Partner, Converge Venture Partners
Executive Director & Co-Founder, Future Boston Alliance, Future Boston Alliance
Manolis Kellis, Ph.D.
Professor, Computer Science, MIT; Head, MIT Computational Biology Group; Institute Member, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard; Principal Investigator, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab
Founder and Executive Director, Massachusetts Charter Public School Association
Founder and CEO, Paradigm4
Mark Gebhardt, M.D.
Clarinet, Longwood Symphony Orchestra; Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital Chief of Orthopedics, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Marshall Forstein, MD
Director of Training, Division of Adult Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance
President, University of Massachusetts System & former US Congressman
MA Sec. of Health and Human Services
Head of Programs, Shell TechWorks
Matthew Meyerson, MD, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Cancer Genome Discovery, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Matthew Nock, PhD
Maureen Stancik Boyce, Ph.D.
Managing Partner, Good Growth Capital
Housing Innovation Fellow, The City of Boston, the Mayor’s Housing Innovation Lab
Reporter, Boston Globe
Host, Radio Boston, WBUR
President and CEO, The Tech Connection
Executive Director, The Capital Network and Greenhorn Connect
Chief Operating Officer, WorldQuant
Mr. DeAddio oversees multiple global activities including Technology and Finance. Prior to joining WorldQuant in 2014, Mr. DeAddio was Chief Operating Officer, Chief…
Mr. DeAddio oversees multiple global activities including Technology and Finance. Prior to joining WorldQuant in 2014, Mr. DeAddio was Chief Operating Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and Head of Investor Relations at Elm Ridge Capital, and before that served as Chief Operating Officer at Credit Suisse Alternative Asset Management. He was also Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Technology Officer at Silver Point Capital and a Managing Director in the Credit business at Citadel Investments Group. Mr. DeAddio holds a MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a BS in Electrical Engineering from MIT.
Michael J. Sandel
Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government at Harvard University, Political Philosopher
Director, Real Estate at MITIMCO
Senior Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group
Former Charter Parent; Current Parent, Mansfield Public Schools; Lead Consultant, Collaborative Consulting
Director of Virtual Design and Construction, SGA (Spagnolo Gisness & Associates, Inc.) Boston/New York
Professor, College of Computer and Information Science, Northeastern University
Senior Vice President of College Bound Dorchester
Michelle Caldeira is the Senior Vice President of College Bound Dorchester. Prior to joining College Bound Dorchester (CBD) in 2012, Michelle spent six years in…
Michelle Caldeira is the Senior Vice President of College Bound Dorchester. Prior to joining College Bound Dorchester (CBD) in 2012, Michelle spent six years in the Development & Communications office at Pine Street Inn, leading a team of fundraisers, communication specialists and volunteer coordinators to raise over $5M annually and manage 1,000+ volunteers. Currently, Michelle is the co-leader of College Bound and oversees Strategic Planning, Development, Government Affairs, Public Relations, and Special Events. In the past four years at CBD, Michelle has raised over $10M, significantly expanding new multi-year investments. As a direct result of her leadership, CBD’s signature College Connections Program, serving Opportunity Youth, gang-involved & incarcerated youth, grew over 75% in the last four years and successfully enrolled more than 150 young people into college. Michelle passionately believes in the genius of our young people and her commitment to communities of color and passion for education is demonstrated in the variety and breadth of her advocacy efforts. She serves on several boards including the José Mateo Dance Company and Bridge Boston Charter School. She is also active on the Bowdoin Geneva Alliance raising awareness for safety, wellness, and intervention in Dorchester. In addition to her activism, Michelle has galvanized strong support for candidates of color in Boston and beyond and pushed for legislative policies that support and fund programs for Opportunity Youth. Michelle received her BA in Sociology from Binghamton University. Michelle was born in Guyana, raised in Brooklyn and has lived in Boston for 14 years. She is a nine time marathoner, loving sister, proud daughter and can’t live without bacon.
Head of Digital Banking, Bank of America
Director, Wayfair Next
Boston 360 Video
CEO, The Boston Globe
Executive Director of the Boston Debate League
Mike Wasserman is the Executive Director of the Boston Debate League, a quickly growing high-impact organization that brings the rigorous activities of debate and argumentation…
Mike Wasserman is the Executive Director of the Boston Debate League, a quickly growing high-impact organization that brings the rigorous activities of debate and argumentation to thousands of students in the Boston Public Schools. Prior to joining the BDL, Mike served in leadership roles at Bottom Line for 10 years, most recently as the Massachusetts Executive Director, leading the organization through a dramatic and unprecedented period of growth. Outside of work, Mike is the co-founder of a non-profit collaborative effort called the Marathon Coalition. He also serves on the Board of Noonan Scholars. He has a BA from Brown University and an MBA in non-profit management from Boston University. Mike lives in Boston.
Partner, Procyon Ventures
Senior Designer, CBT
Founder, Kapor Capital
Monica Bharel, MD, MPH
Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Co-Founder and CEO of Second Glass Inc (Wine Riot)
Morgan First is the networker, cheerleader, press liaison and steadfast innovator behind the expansion of Second Glass. She was born and raised in Los Angeles,…
Morgan First is the networker, cheerleader, press liaison and steadfast innovator behind the expansion of Second Glass. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA and headed to Boston for college where she earned her degree from Emerson College in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. After graduating she ran 1st Publications Motion Affair Planner (MAP) BOSTON, a combination local city guide and planner that was sold successfully at Barnes and Noble locations across the city. She then switched gears to focus her dynamic vision and marketing prowess on all things wine and social media. Morgan was named INC Magazine’s 30 Under 30 Coolest Young Entrepreneurs in 2010 and is regularly asked to speak on panels and share her skills with the world, including serving a formative member of the Young Entrepreneur Council. She has been recognized for her upbeat cando attitude and success in various publications including The Boston Globe and MSNBC's Your Business. You can find Morgan tirelessly jetsetting across the US as Second Glass expands its empire.
President and CEO, The Dimock Center
Na (Lina) Li
Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering and Applied Mathematics, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University
Artist-In-Residence, Broad Institute
Director of Engagement, Imagine Boston 2030
Venture Engagement Team, Draper Laboratory, Draper Laboratory
Reporter, Boston Globe
Nick Dougherty is the Program Director for PULSE@MassChallenge. In this role, Nick focuses on facilitating active collaboration between high-impact startups and key stakeholders…
Nick Dougherty is the Program Director for PULSE@MassChallenge. In this role, Nick focuses on facilitating active collaboration between high-impact startups and key stakeholders within the healthcare ecosystem, including leading providers, investors, corporates, institutions, and patient advocacy groups. He joins MassChallenge from VerbalCare, a 2013 MassChallenge Finalist, where he designed patient-centered communication platforms for providers and both verbal and nonverbal patients to improve shared decision making, healthcare management, and patient engagement. Nick served as Co-Founder and CEO before being named General Manager in 2015 after VerbalCare was acquired by Medical Specialties Distributors.
Nick Montfort, Ph.D
Author of Computer Science, MIT
CEO, Globalization Partners
Niels Rosenquist, MD, PhD
Mass. General Hospital
Co-founder and CEO, Voatz
The Best Bees Company
Managing Partner, NKM Capital
Olivier de Weck, PhD
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems, MIT; Codirector, Center for Complex Engineering Systems, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology and MIT
Investor, Schooner Capital
Founding Managing Director, BerkleeICE
Paola Sebastiani, PhD
Professor, Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health
Co-Founder & CEO, Lola Travel; Co-Founder & Former CTO, Kayak
Director, MIT List Visual Arts Center
Paul Nioi, Ph.D
Scientific Director, Amgen Massachusetts
Francis Keppel Professor of Practice of Educational Policy and Administration, HGSE
Founder, Additive Fashion; Founder, ZyeSao; Business Development Manager, GrabCAD
Payal Agrawal Divakaran
Principal / .406 Ventures
Payal Agrawal Divakaran is a Principal at .406 Ventures, where she supports the team in investing, board involvement, and portfolio management. .406 Ventures…
Payal Agrawal Divakaran is a Principal at .406 Ventures, where she supports the team in investing, board involvement, and portfolio management. .406 Ventures is a Boston-based venture capital firm with ~$650M under management. The firm invests in enterprise-oriented startups in sectors including healthcare IT, cybersecurity, data/analytics, and cloud infrastructure. Payal is currently involved with Axial Healthcare, CloudHealth, Lexumo, Jisto, Nomad Health, and Redox. Previously, Payal was at Harvard Business School, where she co-founded a company called SpotRocket to help students discover high potential startups to work for. Payal has also worked at Eventbrite, Spectrum Equity, and J.P. Morgan. Payal received her MBA, with Distinction, from Harvard Business School and her BS in Electrical Engineering and minor in Management from MIT. She is a Boston native, and she and her husband, who is a physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, currently live in Cambridge.
Peter Boyce II
Principal, General Catalyst Partners
Peter J. Koutoujian
Sheriff of Middlesex County
Peter J. Koutoujian was sworn in as the 30th Sheriff of Middlesex County on January 21, 2011. During his nearly five years in office,…
Peter J. Koutoujian was sworn in as the 30th Sheriff of Middlesex County on January 21, 2011. During his nearly five years in office, Sheriff Koutoujian has focused on launching a new era at the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office with a series of initiatives aimed at increasing public confidence, providing a safer working environment for staff, and improving the lives of those in its custody. From his first day in office, Sheriff Koutoujian implemented new hiring and promotional practices intended to further professionalize the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office. Those included promotional exams for employees as well as the completion of four academy graduation classes in four years, yielding 150 new full time, academy trained officers. Another top priority upon becoming Sheriff was the relocation of the Middlesex Jail located on the top floors of the Edward J. Sullivan Court House in Cambridge. For years, the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office was the lone occupant of the otherwise abandoned high rise. In June of 2014, the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office safely departed the aging complex and relocated to our main facility. Nearly one year from that date, the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office was accredited by the prestigious American Correctional Association, recognizing “the best of the best” in the correctional field. The Sheriff has also prioritized the need to provide innovative treatment and programming for those in the custody of the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office, underscoring this important window of opportunity to address the factors that led to the criminal behavior of those who are incarcerated. As a former public health official, Sheriff Koutoujian recognizes the essential role of health care in continuing to rehabilitate the justice-involved. He has led an effort throughout the Commonwealth to utilize health insurance as a tool to reduce recidivism while saving taxpayer dollars by enrolling individuals to coincide with their date of release, allowing for access to critical substance abuse and behavioral health-related resources upon returning to the community.
Peter J. Pitts
President & Co-Founder, Center for Medicine in the Public Interest
Peter S. Amenta, MD, PhD
President and CEO, Joslin Diabetes Center
Director, Clean Energy Initiative & Director, Massachusetts Office, Acadia Center
Peter Shattuck's work at Acadia Center focuses on cleaning up the energy supply across all sectors of the economy. Driving market-based emissions reductions is at…
Peter Shattuck's work at Acadia Center focuses on cleaning up the energy supply across all sectors of the economy. Driving market-based emissions reductions is at the core of this work, using cap and trade policies such as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, which Acadia Center has tracked since the program’s early development in the 2000s and which Acadia Center is now promoting beyond the region. Peter also leads parallel efforts to price carbon emissions in the transportation, building, and industrial sectors, and to provide incentives to boost clean energy supply in the electric and thermal sectors. As Massachusetts Director, Peter oversees Acadia Center’s work on grid modernization, electric vehicles, energy efficiency, and renewables in the Commonwealth. Peter received a B.A. in History from Yale, and an M.S. in Environmental Science from Trinity College, Dublin, where he focused on the impact of carbon markets on development in Mexico.
Philip Casey AIA, LEED AP
She Geeks Out
CFP®, Society of Grownups
Moderator. WBUR reporter CommonHealth Blog
President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Founder and Chairman, Degree Controls, Inc.
Editor, Forbes Magazine
Research Fellow, The Fletcher School, Graduate School on International Affairs; Tufts University
Rebecca “Becky” Koepnick
Director of Neighborhoods and Housing, The Boston Foundation
Rebecca “Becky” Koepnick, Director of Neighborhoods and Housing, joined the Boston Foundation in February 2014 and oversees TBF’s grantmaking related to housing and community development…
Rebecca “Becky” Koepnick, Director of Neighborhoods and Housing, joined the Boston Foundation in February 2014 and oversees TBF’s grantmaking related to housing and community development as well as program-related investments. Since joining TBF Becky has focused the Foundation’s work on advocacy to break down barriers to new housing development, launched the Health Starts at Home initiative, and supported the work of community organizations in Dorchester, Mattapan, and Hyde Park to receive equitable transit access along the Fairmount Indigo Commuter Rail line. Prior to joining the Foundation Becky gained extensive experience in the housing and community development field at the local, state and national levels. Most recently Becky was Director of the Moelis Institute for Affordable Housing Policy at New York University’s Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy. At Moelis, she led all aspects of the Institute’s operations and policy work, as well as worked with New York’s affordable housing community on key issues facing the city and the housing sector. Previous to that, Becky was Advisor to the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in DC, where she coordinated and led HUD and the Administration’s housing and economic development priorities. Her accomplishments at HUD include coordinating and leading the development of the Rental Assistance Demonstration, developing strategy to move the Strong Cities and Strong Communities initiative from vision to implementation, and coordinating disbursement of $14 billion in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. She has also served as Director of Preservation Strategies and Director of Special Projects at New York State’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development. Becky holds a BA in Government from Smith College and a Masters of Urban Planning from New York University.
Senior Managing Educator, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Executive Director, Imagine Boston 2030
President, Richi Childhood Cancer Foundation
Principal & Investment Manager, _Underscore.VC
Richard Frank, PhD
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
Richard Moscicki, M.D.
Deputy Center Director for Science Operations, FDA
Richard T. Lee, MD
Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard University Head, Cardiovascular Program, Harvard Stem Cell Institute
Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Framingham State University
Robert Millman, JD
Robert Waldinger, MD
Director, Center for Psychodynamic Therapy and Research, Director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, Massachusetts General Hospital
Co-Host, Here & Now, WBUR
Robin Young brings more than 25 years of broadcast experience to her role as host of Here & Now. She is a Peabody…
Robin Young brings more than 25 years of broadcast experience to her role as host of Here & Now. She is a Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker who has also reported for NBC, CBS and ABC television and for several years was substitute host and correspondent for "The Today Show."
Robin has received several Emmy Awards for her television work, as well as cable's Ace award, the Religious Public Relations Council's Wilbur Award and the National Conference of Christians and Jews Gold Award. She has also received radio's regional Edward R. Murrow award.
As an independent documentary filmmaker, she produced and directed the opening film for Marion Wright Edelman's White House Conference on Children and followed the rise of then unknown filmmaker John Singleton in the film "Straight From the Hood."
Her documentary "The Los Altos Story," made in association with the Rotary Club of Los Altos, California, won the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award and is now the backbone of a worldwide HIV/AIDS awareness initiative.
She has had an eclectic career in broadcasting, serving as second director on Boston Bruins and Red Sox telecasts, was one of the first hosts on the groundbreaking television show "Evening Magazine," and she's pretty sure she's the only Peabody Award-winner who has also hosted a cooking game show! (Yes, that was Robin on the Food Channel's "Ready Set Cook!" When they cast their vegetables and vote? That was Robin's idea!)
Robin was born on New York’s Long Island, attended Ithaca College in upstate New York and has lived and worked in Manhattan, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, but Boston is her hub.
Rockford Weitz, Ph.D
Director, Fletcher Maritime Studies
Journalist and Author, Life Animated
Founder, President, and CEO, Magic Leap, Inc.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Harvard Business School
Rudolph Tanzi, PhD
Vice-Chair of Neurology and Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital
Director, Visualization Research and Teaching Laboratory, Harvard University
Growth Marketing Manager, Nanigans
Director of IoT Strategy, Xively by LogMeIn
Ryan J. Lester, Director of IoT Strategy at LogMeIn, and his team own the strategic development and implementation for the go to market…
Ryan J. Lester, Director of IoT Strategy at LogMeIn, and his team own the strategic development and implementation for the go to market plan for Xively, an IoT Connected Product Management platform. He is passionate about making the IoT easy and helping companies unlock new value through connected products. Prior to this role at LogMeIn, Ryan held various sales, marketing, and product positions at Intel Corporation, Cisco Systems, and Eaton Corporation. Ryan received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University, then a SM in Engineering Systems and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Group Member, Bioengineering Systems & Technology, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Co-Founder and CEO, Soofa
Sangeeta Bhatia, MD, PhD
Director of the Marble Center for Cancer Nanomedicine at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Entrepreneur
Partner, F-Prime Capital
Supervising Animator and Storyboard Artist, PIXAR Animation Studios
Vice President of Open Learning overseeing MITx and MIT OpenCourseWare, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sanjay Sarma is the Vice President for Open Learning. He also leads the Office of Digital Learning, which oversees MIT OpenCourseWare and supports…
Sanjay Sarma is the Vice President for Open Learning. He also leads the Office of Digital Learning, which oversees MIT OpenCourseWare and supports the development and use of digital technology for on-campus teaching and massive open online courses (MOOCs). He is also the Fred Fort Flowers (1941) and Daniel Fort Flowers (1941) Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT.
Assistant Professor of Design, Olin College of Engineering
Director of Harm Reduction Services for the Boston Public Health Commission
Sarah Mackin, MPH is the Director of Harm Reduction Services for the Boston Public Health Commission since 2012 and she oversees Massachusetts’ oldest and largest…
Sarah Mackin, MPH is the Director of Harm Reduction Services for the Boston Public Health Commission since 2012 and she oversees Massachusetts’ oldest and largest Needle Exchange Program, AHOPE, a program where she began as an outreach worker in 2010 and which currently serves 7,000 people annually. She has over a decade of experience in the fields of substance use, HIV/AIDS, homelessness and drug user health, and her work in public health has taken her throughout Central and South America, as well as Vietnam. She received a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Bryn Mawr College in 2007, and she completed her master’s degree in health policy from Boston University School of Public Health in 2014.
Sarah Wakeman, MD, FASAM
Medical Director, Substance Use Disorder Initiative at Massachusetts General Hospital
Saurabh Saluja, MD
Resident in General Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College/New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Sayeed Malek, MD
Clinical Director, Division of Transplant Surgery, Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Gordon McKay Professor of Environmental Chemistry, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University
Managing Director, MassChallenge Boston
Scott Bailey is the Managing Director of MassChallenge’s flagship program in Boston. In his role, Scott oversees the Boston competition & accelerator. Scott has served…
Scott Bailey is the Managing Director of MassChallenge’s flagship program in Boston. In his role, Scott oversees the Boston competition & accelerator. Scott has served as a key member of the MassChallenge team since its early days in 2010. Most recently, he held the position of Senior Director of Partnerships, raising $4M+ of cash and $10M+ of in-kind sponsorships in 2014 to support the organization. In addition, Scott has worked closely with MassChallenge founders cultivating a vast network of supporters that are committed to the organization and its startups. He is a strong advocate for the Boston entrepreneurial ecosystem and supports many local programs and organizations based on his work at MassChallenge. Following college Scott served as the Director of Client Programs at the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies (VCET), a non-profit technology business incubator. During his time at VCET, Scott prospected early stage companies for the $5 Million Seed Capital Fund and joined a student run startup, BlirpIt, as Director of Sales & Marketing. Scott is a New York transplant that currently lives in South Boston. He's also very fond of Vermont, where he went to college and fell in love with snowboarding and flannel shirts.
Director of Operations, PRIME Coalition
Scott Burger is the Director of Operations at PRIME Coalition. As PRIME’s Director of Operations, Scott oversees all of PRIME’s investment processes, working with PRIME’s…
Scott Burger is the Director of Operations at PRIME Coalition. As PRIME’s Director of Operations, Scott oversees all of PRIME’s investment processes, working with PRIME’s Investment Committee to “boil the ocean” to identify the most promising early stage clean energy ventures that are fit for philanthropic capital. Before joining PRIME, Scott was a two-times MIT Energy Initiative Fellow at MIT. Through this role, Scott was a lead researcher with MIT’s Utility of the Future Project focused on the optimal deployment and regulation of distributed energy technologies within the electricity system. While at MIT, Scott served as the Managing Director of the MIT Clean Energy Prize. Before MIT, Scott led GTM Research's global downstream demand practice, and led GTM's entry into the Middle Eastern and Japanese markets. Before GTM Research, Scott was the Director of Engineering for Circular Energy, a solar PV engineering, procurement and construction firm based in Austin, TX (acquired). During his tenure at Circular, Scott oversaw the engineering department as the organization's revenue doubled. Scott holds a B.S. with distinction in Chemical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, and an S.M. in Technology and Policy from MIT. Scott has served on the selection committee for numerous energy accelerator and prize organizations, his work has been cited in publications ranging from The Boston Globe to Bloomberg, and has spoken for Fortune 500 companies and conferences globally. In his spare time, Scott enjoys running marathons, cycle touring, reading, and playing soccer.
Scott E. Lukas, PhD
Director, Behavioral Psychopharmacology Research Laboratory at McLean Hospital
Columnist, The Boston Globe; Co-Founder, Innovation Leader
Co-Founder and General Partner, Point Judith Capital
Co-Director of MIT’s Graduate Program in Science Writing
Shahram Khoshbin, MD
Director, Boston, Roca, Inc.
Shannon McAuliffe graduated from Suffolk Law in 1993 and spent the next 15 years as a public defender, practicing in both the state and federal…
Shannon McAuliffe graduated from Suffolk Law in 1993 and spent the next 15 years as a public defender, practicing in both the state and federal systems. She left law in 2012 to pursue a new career where she could impact change on a larger scale. She attended the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and obtained a Master in Public Administration, concentrating her studies in adaptive leadership and public policy. She then joined Roca as the Director of the Chelsea site servicing 11 diverse communities and then in 2015, became the Director of Roca's newest site in Boston servicing 160+ high risk young men in Boston, Dorchester, Roxbury, West Roxbury, S. Boston and Jamaica Plain. ROCA's evidence-based Intervention Model helps the highest risk 17-24 year old young men change destructive behaviors, gain critical skills, stay out of prison and get jobs. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts selected ROCA as the lead service provider in a $27 million "social impact bond" project to reduce incarceration and increase employment among high risk, court-involved and gang-involved young men. This new funding stream is incredibly innovative in that the government only pays for the services provided if and when better outcomes (reduced recidivism and increased employment) are achieved.
Senior Writer, Science and Discovery, STAT
Sharon Begley, senior science writer, covers genetics, cancer, neuroscience, and other fields of basic biomedical research. She was previously the senior health and science…
Sharon Begley, senior science writer, covers genetics, cancer, neuroscience, and other fields of basic biomedical research. She was previously the senior health and science correspondent at Reuters, the science columnist at the Wall Street Journal, and the science editor at Newsweek. Among her favorite awards are an honorary doctorate from the University of North Carolina and the Public Understanding of Science Award from the Exploratorium in San Francisco. She is delighted to have moved to Boston but wonders why no one warned her about the Green Line.