WHAT: Corporate Social Responsibility
The view from VC, Corporate, and Academia
WHEN: Monday June 10th, 6pm
WHERE: Waltham, MA
WHO: Julianne Zimmerman - Co-Founder & MD, Vodia Ventures
Leith Sharp - Sustainable Futures Academy, Harvard Nicola Peill-Moelter Dir Environmental Sustainability, Akamai
As a continuation of our annual November themes on social media, internet and related business networking, please find below and enclosed details of our forthcoming IERG Boston Chapter meeting ;WHAT :
Driving Innovation Through Social NetworksWHO :
Mr Steven Wardell, VP Marketing Activate NetworksWHEN :
Monday 26th November 2012, at 6pmWHERE :
Have you ever wondered how some organizations out-innovate the competition? Have you ever struggled to get the right contributions from your organization to support your innovation strategy? Steven Wardell will lead a discussion on what it takes for a company to win the innovation race in today’s global economy, by optimizing its own internal professional social network for innovation. Today it’s possible to map a company’s complete professional social network (the company’s “real org chart”) to see how work really gets done, using information already available in the company. By applying the management science of organizational network analysis to the network map, it’s possible to:
1. Identify the silos that form across your company, impeding the ability of experts to connect.
2. Spot the employees who are critical to innovation, such as leaders who span boundaries across the organization, plus energizers who attract others into their orbit.
3. Break down the internal barriers to synergy that block company innovation.
4. Form innovation teams that include the right leaders and experts with the right connections in the organization.BIO:
Steven Wardell is Vice President of Marketing at Activate Networks, the leading network analytics company for business. His job is to make available, to all, the powerful insights about business effectiveness that are made possible by breakthroughs in network science. He writes regularly on network analysis, innovation, social influence, and data science at ActivateNetworks.net/blog
Activate Networks leverages the expertise of Professor Rob Cross, the world’s leading authority on organizational network analysis, to provide businesses with powerful real-world and online social-network-driven solutions to human capital issues -- issues such as innovation, collaboration, talent management, leadership development, revenue growth, and change management.
Monday 27th February 2012
A panel discussion providing an explanation of Cloud Computing for the benefit of non-technical Executives. Followed by a view of how this rapidly evolving technology will be impacting different business environments.
This Moderated Panel discussion will cover two areas of Cloud Computing:
1. Provide a simple overview of what Cloud Computing is and how it can fit in different business environments. The tone of the discussion will be aimed at non-technical Executives, in order to reach a broad audience.
2. Following the first component, we will discuss a few examples of where Cloud Computing can fit into different business environments, and the benefits the new technology can bring.
Moderator: John BLYZINSKYJ
Ian FINLEY, VP Research @ Gartner Inc
Joel LOVE, Co-Founder & CTO @ ColdStor Data
Dave TEWKSBARY, Software Dev & Research @ DS Enovia Corp
Tony VIOLA, VP and Global Head Industry Marketing @ iGATE Patni Technologies Inc
Kindly hosted by Dassault Systemes in Waltham MA
This event is for those who are either curious about, or are seriously considering, joining a corporate board of directors. It provides a view of boardroom issues and director responsibilities. In addition, we also develop an understanding of how to navigate the process of being "invited to join" a board. This includes how to position yourself as a viable candidate and how to conduct due diligence on any board opportunity. WHAT: Landing Board Seats WHEN: Wednesday Oct 26th at 6pm WHERE: Waltham MA WHO: Mike Jeans, President New Directions
Mike joined New Directions as a consultant in 2001, after 28 years in marketing, sales and management at several companies in the consumer products sector. He became president of New Directions in 2007. A graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, Mike earned an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Before New Directions, he was Chief Executive Officer of Roxy.com
, Inc., Chief Executive Officer of the Photo Division at Nashua Corporation, and President of Wesson/Peter Pan Foods, a Conagra Company. He earlier held senior ma! rketing positions at Hunt Wesson, H. P. Hood andChesebrough-Pond's USA. Mike is a director of AMICA Mutual Insurance Co. and serves on the boards of The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Nashua and the Boston Minuteman Council of the Boy Scouts.
WHEN : Monday 19th September, from 6pm to 8.30pm
WHERE: Gray, Gray, Gray, off Rte 128 in Westwood/Dedham
WHO: A strong Panel of Experts from industry and advisors
Winestone @ Chestnut Hill, MA
Wed 29th June 2011
WHAT: International Green Sustainability initiatives
: a worldwide analysisWHEN:
Monday 25th April 2011, at 6pmWHERE:
Harvard, Cambridge (MA)WHO:
Jim Hunt, Chief of Environment and Energy Service, City of Boston
Dave McGlinchey, Sr Program Leader for Energy & Environment, Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences
While maintaining its annual focus on CleanTech, Green and Sustainability issues, this year the IERG is extremely proud to present, in conjunction with the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Public Diplomacy Collaborative and Harvard College's Adams House, this panel on going Green at multiple levels of coordination.
Our esteemed guests will highlight the different ways various entities (including the city of Boston!) have tackled sustainability challenges at the local, regional, and international levels; currently available resources and favored directions; and business opportunities on the horizon.
In order to participate, please do register at the following link ; http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/THQSBNR
Full details of locations and bio's will be sent a few days prior to the event to those who have registered.
We look forward to another exciting event, at an awesome location, thanks to Harvard's kind generosity.
Diego M. Tebaldi
President, IERG Boston Chapter
Public Diplomacy is the art of using strategic communication to promote policies, interests, and values by directly engaging, informing, and influencing the publics of other nations. The goal is to "win hearts and minds" in order to achieve specific goals. A group of Harvard professors formed The Public Diplomacy Collaborative to strengthen the practice of public diplomacy through research and network building, especially between the public and private sectors.
WHAT: The Role of Public Diplomacy in International Business
WHEN : Monday 28th March 2011, at 6pm
WHERE : Waltham MA
WHO: Gloria Cabe – Senior Advisor at the Global Partnership Initiative, U.S. Department of State (Washington DC)
Corporations with extensive overseas investments understand the need to maintain public go! od will both on the ground in their countries of operation and back home with the voting public. These corporations understand the importance of communication tools for combating anti-Western sentiment, resolving conflicts, and building long-term goodwill through engagement.
The U.S. State Department’s Global Partnership Initiative develops model partnerships based on the Secretary of State’s priorities, while serving as:
• A convener, bringing together people from across regions and sectors to work on issues of common interest.
• A catalyst, launching new projects, actively seeking new solutions, and providing training and tools.
• A collaborator, working closely with partners to avoid duplication, learn lessons, and maximize impact.
The discussion will delve on the ever more complex and prominent overlap between International Business and Foreign Affairs.
To register for this free event, click here; http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BVQBS7T
Looking forward to seeing you all.
Diego M. TebaldiPresident, IERG Boston Chapter
Please find below details of our February IERG event;
WHAT: "The State of Global Bandwidth"
Ideas and opportunities arising from wireless bandwidth challenges
WHEN: Monday 28th February 2010: 6pm – 8:30pm
WHERE: Waltham, MA
Sue Rudd, Director Tariff & Revenue, Strategy Analytics
David Poticny, President SSC, former President, Lucent Europe
Brough Turner, co-founder netBlazer, NMS, AccessGate
Moderator: Richard Lane, President, Blue Danube Labs and wireless veteran
Mobile data traffic grew 2.6 fold in 2010 and is forecasted to grow 26 fold by 2015. This will have catastrophic impact on the world’s wireless networks. As more and more people rely on the mobile network than over other fixed line options ! how can the networks accommodate that growth. This panel will discuss a! nd challenge current thinking on issues facing the rapidly changing scenarios involving wireless bandwidth limitations, by looking at pricing, technology trends, network architectures and spectrum issues. What is the market doing in this space, how are other countries dealing with these issues? What could be the opportunities?
We look forward to seeing you for our 1st meeting of 2011 as follows: WHAT: Expatriation Assignments WHERE: FoleyHoag EEC / Waltham WHEN: Monday January 24th, 2011 at 6pm WHO: The "Cross Border Alliance", as below
China is a popular destination for US expats. US companies can be very successful in sending their US employees into China to work for a period of time. These assignments will be more successful if immigration, tax and cultural issues are addressed prior to the start of the assignment. The panelists will discuss various issues that arise when sending employees into China to work.
CEO, Culture Coach InternationalTonya James
Tax Lawyer, Vacovec, Mayotte, & Singer, LLPKeith Pabian
Immigration Lawyer, Hirsch, Roberts and Weinstein ___________________________________________
As usual there will be networking prior to the commencement as well as afterwards when light refreshments and food will be available. We look forward to seeing a good turnout.
Interested in attending as a guest and potential member? Please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Diego M. Tebaldi
President, IERG Boston Chapter