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Explore Recent Massachusetts High Technology Council Events, Meetings, & Programs

Recent Programs & Meetings

Massachusetts high technology council events
June 11, 2024 • Member-Only

Member-Only MassVision2050 CIO Cybersecurity Meeting

As part of the MassVision2050 initiative, Council leaders have established a collaborative platform for member organizations to enhance cyber resilience and combat cyber threats. The inaugural off-the-record cybersecurity discussion series focused on “Incident Response Best Practices and Cyber Resilience,” providing a forum for CIOs and senior executives from member organizations to exchange experiences and insights. These meetings are available only to Council member CIOs/CISOs and senior executives charged with cybersecurity responsibilities. Please contact Council President Chris Anderson to learn how your CIO can get involved in future meetings.

Massachusetts high technology council events
June 4, 2024 • Invite-Only

Massachusetts High Technology Council Board Meeting

The Massachusetts High Technology Council Board of Directors convened on June 4, 2024 to discuss critical issues and opportunities impacting the Commonwealth’s innovation ecosystem.

Massachusetts high technology council events
June 4, 2024

MassVision2050: Shaping Economic Growth in Massachusetts

On Tuesday, June 4, the High Tech Council provided a timely update on our ongoing efforts to shape the future of Massachusetts through our MassVision2050 initiative. Hosted at McKinsey & Company, the program featured insights on the Administration’s economic strategy and the AI Strategic Task Force from Economic Development Secretary, Yvonne Hao, a presentation of new 2024 Innovation Sector data from Knowledge Partner McKinsey & Company, and findings and recommendations from the Impact of AI in Healthcare and Life Sciences project led by the Boston Consulting Group.

Massachusetts high technology council events
February 13, 2024 • Invite-Only

Massachusetts High Technology Council Board Meeting

The Massachusetts High Technology Council Board of Directors convened on February 13, 2024 to discuss critical issues and opportunities impacting the Commonwealth’s innovation ecosystem.

Massachusetts high technology council events
February 5, 2024

Shaping Massachusetts’ Future: MassVision2050 & the Governor’s Economic Development Plan

The Massachusetts High Technology Council brought together thought leaders, industry experts, and the Secretary of Economic Development, Yvonne Hao, for a MassVision2050 discussion that delved into the Healey-Driscoll Administration’s Economic Development Plan and its alignment with MassVision2050 on February 5, 2024. Secretary Hao was joined by BCG Managing Director and Senior Partner, Val Panier, Ph.D., Putnam Investments Chief Information Officer, Sumedh Mehta, McKinsey & Company Partner, John Chartier, and Navjot Singh, Ph.D., founder of 2123iX.

Massachusetts high technology council events
February 8, 2024 • Member-Only

Leaders for the Future | Session 2: Leading Innovation

More than ever, leadership requires balancing the tensions of delivering results today and shaping a new and inspiring future. And yet, the discipline of spending time on new possibilities remains a challenge and is increasingly heightened by our climate of uncertainty. McKinsey & Company is offering a two-part member-only executive coaching program, designed specifically for senior-level women (VP or above) leading major businesses with P&L oversight and major functions (e.g., sales, strategy, marketing, finance), with support from 2023 Women in Leadership Sponsors PTC and MilliporeSigma. The second session focused on understanding the impact of innovating your company’s business model to improve performance and sustainability, and making it happen by discussing how to create a new discipline (attention and time) for yourself and your teams.

Assessing State Competitiveness: A Discussion with CNBC’s Scott Cohn on Massachusetts’ Business & Economic Climate
August 15, 2023

Assessing State Competitiveness: A Discussion with CNBC’s Scott Cohn on Massachusetts’ Business & Economic Climate

CNBC’s 2023 Top States for Business Rankings has been released, and Massachusetts has reason to celebrate its progress. Climbing the ranks, the state secured the 15th position overall, a remarkable improvement from last year’s 24th place. However, the 2023 rankings also highlight areas that require urgent attention from state policymakers. MKS Instruments CEO John Lee, Ph.D., joined CNBC’s Scott Cohn on Tuesday, August 15 to analyze the 2023 results, dissect Massachusetts’ performance, and discuss the way forward.

MassVision2050
March 6, 2023

MassVision2050: Artificial Intelligence Innovation & Impact

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is profoundly impacting the way we work and live, revolutionizing wide-ranging industries and aspects of our lives, and creating new economic opportunities. With our vibrant innovation ecosystem, highly educated workforce, and cutting-edge research, Massachusetts is well-positioned to be a global leader in AI innovation and development. Hosted in partnership with Knowledge Partner McKinsey & Company and collaborator MITRE, this MassVision2050 program examined the impact, opportunities, and challenges of AI in the Commonwealth and beyond. Featured speakers included Onto Innovation CEO Mike Plisinski; Raytheon Technologies Associate Director of Research and AI Discipline Lead, Kishore Reddy, Ph.D.; MITRE’s Distinguished Chief Engineer for AI, Ozgur Eris, Ph.D.; McKinsey & Company Partner John Chartier and Global Institute Partner Michael Chui, Ph.D.; and UMass Lowell Distinguished Professor, Holly Yanco, Ph.D., Chair of the Richard A. Miner School of Computer & Information Sciences and Director of the New England Robotics Validation and Experimentation (NERVE) Center.

Building Resilience Through Mindfulness & Compassion Workshop
February 1, 2023

The Partnership Imperative: Community Colleges, Employers, & America’s Chronic Skills Gap

America’s middle-skills talent pipeline needs a refresh. New research conducted by Harvard Business School’s Project on Managing the Future of Work and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) on the community college-employer partnership points to urgently needed changes. This thought-provoking virtual program examined the state of collaboration between community colleges and business leaders and discussed what employers and educators must do to repair the relationship to build the work-ready workforce the Commonwealth—and the country—needs to maintain a competitive, prosperous, and equitable economy. Featured speakers included Joseph Fuller of Harvard Business School; Gary Beach of CIO Magazine; and Chris Zannetos, Founder and CEO of Covered Security and STEMatch.