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[POSTPONED] The Scaling Playbook
Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

[POSTPONED] The Scaling Playbook

So you've launched your startup. But do you have a plan to scale?

Join Truss at CIC Boston for a panel on what you need to know to scale. Learn about raising capital, creating a strategy, selecting the right space and all the resources you'll need along the way.

Q&A to follow. Beer & Wine and light bites provided.

About Truss:

Truss is a leading online marketplace to help small and medium sized business owners find, tour and lease space. Our tech-enabled platform and our people help you find the right space for the best price in record time.

We help small businesses find office, coworking, industrial and retail space with more than 300 million square feet available and counting. Our technology enables business owners to find the right space confidently by comparing spaces in our marketplace. Truss also offers dedicated brokers who act as the point person throughout the seamless process.

Plus, we are the only platform to offer price transparency for small business owners, which means we’re the only site to compare pricing on traditional office space and coworking space.

The result? You have the best information and a straightforward way to efficiently lease space you can call home.

About CIC:

In 1999, “coworking” wasn’t a household term, let alone a standard office option. That year, CIC became the first provider of shared office space in Cambridge’s Kendall Square, now known as the most innovative square mile on the planet. The mission was the same then as it is now: to support entrepreneurs in fixing the world through innovation. As of 2018, over 5,000 companies had chosen CIC as their platform for growth, and we’ve grown along the way, too. Since 2014, we have expanded to six cities with several more campuses under development. Whether looking at our own growth or that of our clients, we find it most meaningful to examine the bigger picture: how our work improves our communities.

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Risk Modeling for Insurance
Oct
22
5:00 PM17:00

Risk Modeling for Insurance

Increasing reliance on advanced risk modeling in insurance is driving new product development, sales growth and portfolio risk management. We will examine the reliability of the underlying datasets supporting the models and evaluate the sophistication of model management practices. Are gaps in data and model management tools creating risks that threaten the foundation of the insurance industry?

Come hear our panel discuss the opportunities available to insurance providers who can effectively build trust and transparency into their AI models.

Jennifer Jordan - Venture capitalist and MIT entrepreneurship mentor who has grown platforms from the ground up through successful exit. Her most recent investments leverage the power of data and automation to transform industries and provide clear business advantage.

Deniz A Johnson - Recognized financial technology thought leader, leading adoption of emerging technologies in financial services, working with both startups and large institutions.

Anthony Habayeb co-founder of Monitaur Governance and compliance platform for machine learning and artificial intelligence.

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What’s brewing in nano- and digital tech?
Oct
16
5:30 PM17:30

What’s brewing in nano- and digital tech?

  • Havana, 5th floor, CIC Cambridge (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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Discuss the changing face of innovation during an informal get-together with imec at CIC, the largest community of entrepreneurs and start-ups.

There’s always something brewing in Belgium. Mainly beers, of course. But also ... a revolution. A technological revolution, towards smart systems that have nanoelectronics and data analytics as their main ingredients.

Imec, from the Belgian university town of Leuven, is one of the world’s leading R&D hubs in nanoelectronics and digital tech. And two of its brightest minds are hopping over the channel to talk to you about:

  • lessons learned during 35 years of innovation

  • tech enablers of today and tomorrow

  • ways for start-ups and scale-ups to tap into cutting edge technologies, using imec’s tailored venturing support

Don’t miss this opportunity to exchange thoughts with:

... over a beverage of your choice.

Want to know how Imec helps start-ups and entrepreneurs kickstart their road to market?  Check out these articles:

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Jenkins X Double Header: Security and Stability
Sep
25
5:30 PM17:30

Jenkins X Double Header: Security and Stability

  • Mosaic, 3rd floor, CIC Cambridge (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

FIRST PRESENTATION
Stability for Jenkins X with jx boot
Kurt Madel
CloudBees

ABSTRACT
Anyone that has been practicing CI/CD over the last year or more has certainly heard of Jenkins X. But many still haven’t actually used Jenkins X or don’t know exactly how Jenkins X is different from Jenkins or other CI/CD tools for that matter, or what is meant by Cloud Native CD. This talk will provide answers to all of the above and we will also take a look at the stability of Jenkins X, as one of the biggest challenges for those that have been using Jenkins X has been a constant stream of new features that have impacted the day to day stability of Jenkins X. This talk will provide a high-level overview of the differences between Jenkins X and Jenkins, explore what is meant by Cloud Native CD, and take a look at the new Jenkins X Boot feature that provides a consistent way to install, configure and upgrade Jenkins X. Finally, we will take a look at the CloudBees Jenkins X Distribution - a deliberately released version of Jenkins X that is similar to what Jenkins did with LTS releases - thoroughly tested and released on a specific cadence - bringing even more stability to Jenkins X and making it a Cloud Native CD platform that all organizations can depend on.

SPEAKER INFO
Kurt Madel is Director, Global Solution Architecture for CloudBees and works out of their office in Richmond, VA. He has over 20 years of software engineering and architecture experience, including DevOps in real world scenarios. Prior to joining CloudBees he was a software engineer at Capital One where he developed APIs for Apple Pay and helped lead their REST API initiative to include leading the development of a micro-service framework used by thousands of developers and streamlining of CI / CD processes. Based on his DevOps experience, Kurt provides a realistic, practical approach to help CloudBees customers realize continuous delivery.

Blog: https://cb-technologists.github.io/posts/

SECOND PRESENTATION
Stranger Danger: Finding Security Vulnerabilities Before They Find You!
Simon Maple
Snyk

ABSTRACT
Open source modules are undoubtedly awesome. However, they also represent an undeniable and massive risk. You’re introducing someone else’s code into your system, often with little or no scrutiny. The wrong package can introduce severe vulnerabilities into your application, exposing your application and your user's data. This talk will use a sample application, Goof, which uses various vulnerable dependencies, which we will exploit as an attacker would. For each issue, we'll explain why it happened, show its impact, and – most importantly – see how to avoid or fix it in a CI/CD pipeline showing integrations with Jenkins X. We'll live hack exploits like the classic struts vulnerability that recently made it famous, along with several others.

SPEAKER INFO
Simon Maple is the Director of Developer Relations at Snyk, a Java Champion since 2014, JavaOne Rockstar speaker in 2014, Duke’s Choice award winner, Virtual JUG founder and organiser, and London Java Community co-leader. He is an experienced speaker, having presented at JavaOne, JavaZone, Jfokus, DevoxxUK, DevoxxFR, JavaLand, JMaghreb and many more including many JUG tours. His passion is around user groups and communities. When not traveling, Simon enjoys spending quality time with his family, cooking and eating great food.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sjmaple

Snyk (https://snyk.io/?utm_medium=Referral&utm_source=JAM-Meetup&utm_campaign=CloudBees-JenkinsX-JAMMeetup) is a developer-first security company that helps organizations use open source and stay secure. Snyk is the only solution that seamlessly and proactively finds and fixes vulnerabilities and license violations in open source dependencies and container images. Founded in 2015, Snyk is based in London, England.

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Robot and STEM--- iRobot and AARD
Aug
6
5:00 PM17:00

Robot and STEM--- iRobot and AARD

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To enhance AARD’s unique A6-to-One mission, every year we specially invite leading industries and companies to join us for career education. Inspirational workshops, lectures, and demos are given. Come to join us for exciting learning opportunities from the iRobot STEM team and our AARD advisors. Find out about our unique training programs for different level students.

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Feb
20
5:30 PM17:30

Amazon HQ2 Proposal: What if we did it anyway?

  • Havana, 5th Floor, CIC Cambridge (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Boston swung and missed in the competition to land Amazon’s HQ2, and in the process proposed major investments in the region around housing, transportation, and more. What would it take to do all of that stuff anyway, for the benefit of the people who are already here ... and the businesses and workers who may want to be here in the future? 

Join ABL and a bunch of “thinkers” and “doers” in these key areas to talk about the possibilities.

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Feb
12
12:00 PM12:00

Japan Society of Boston - Brown Bag / Teddy Roosevelt's Nobel Peace Prize & The Portsmouth Peace Treaty

  • Meridian, 5th Floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us to hear from Charles Doleac, President of the Japan-America Society of New Hampshire. He will address the importance of citizen involvement in multilateral diplomatic conflict resolution, particularly in the historical context of the Treaty of Portsmouth, which ended the Japan-Russo War.

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Feb
4
7:00 PM19:00

Long Now Boston: Reimagining the Microbial World

  • Venture Café, 5th Floor, CIC Cambridge (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In the past several decades, surprising scientific discoveries have revealed complex and sophisticated interdependencies between the macro world of human, plant and animal bodies and the invisible microbial world. We are the beneficiaries of billions of years of microbial evolution that encoded biological solutions to environmental challenges in our own genes. But we also receive direct functional benefits from the living microbial communities that comprise the bulk of our own bodily ecosystem.

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Jan
28
6:00 PM18:00

Deep Learning in Production Meetup

Two talks! 

Machine Learning Inference on Mobile Devices 
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A lot of the cool new features that we love on our phones like face recognition in photos, Face-ID for authentication, smart reply in Gmail etc. rely on Machine Learning, most of which takes place on device. But, it can be really challenging to deploy these Machine Learning models on edge devices like Mobile Phones, embedded processors etc. In this talk, we will discuss that why we should look at doing Machine Learning inference locally on the mobile devices and also explore that what kind of an expertise is required for a developer to deploy a Machine Learning model on a Mobile Device. 

Deep Learning on Mobile Devices 
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Machine learning and AI algorithms now outperform humans on tasks ranging from image recognition to language translation. However, sending video, audio, and other sensor data up to the cloud and back is too slow for apps like Snapchat, features like “Hey, Siri!”, and autonomous machines like self-driving cars. Developers seeking to provide seamless user experiences must now move their models down to devices on the edge of the network where they can run faster, at lower cost, and with greater privacy. This talk covers the reasons developers should be deploying deep learning models to edge devices, common roadblocks they will face, and how to overcome them. 

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AI & Design: Creating AI-First Applications
Jan
22
6:30 PM18:30

AI & Design: Creating AI-First Applications

Artificial Intelligence has transitioned from a moonshot idea to accessible technology. As a result, the way we design, build, and market technology products is playing catch-up. To deliver the best experiences we must create AI-first applications, in the same way that we transitioned to create mobile-first applications.

In this talk, we will dive into three frontiers of AI-first applications: Computer Vision; Natural Language Processing; and Ambient Computing. Computer Vision will explore the possibilities enabled when cameras are combined with AI, and the unlikely side effects of training computers to “see.” Natural Language Processing will examine the rise of AI assistants from tech heavyweight companies and the ins-and-outs of voice input and and voice synthesis. Finally, Ambient Computing will unveil how invisible background AI learns from the world around us and makes our lives better.

AI-first is not an easy goal to accomplish. Accordingly, throughout the talk we will address the technology and data challenges that underpin working with AI technology. From data sources and training to deployment and inference, we will begin to understand the special considerations of AI-first and how to overcome them.

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Quantitative & Systems Pharmacology (QSP) in Personalized Medicine
Jan
9
5:00 PM17:00

Quantitative & Systems Pharmacology (QSP) in Personalized Medicine

  • Havana, 5th floor, CIC Cambridge (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Boston! We are preparing to ring in a new year with a fresh start and celebration with fellow Boston QSP community members in an evening of sharing, learning, and socializing. We will welcome two distinguished speakers Dr. Athanasios (Sakis) Mantalaris, Professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biochemical Engineering at Georgia Tech/Emory, and Dr. Nicki Panoskaltsis, Associate Professor in the Department of Hematology and Oncology at Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University.

Talk title: Model-Based Personalized and Optimized Chemo-Immunotherapy for Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

For more details (Speaker Detail and Talk Abstract), please visit Boston QSP News & Blogs.

https://www.bostonqsp.org/single-post/2018/12/17/Boston-QSP-January-2019-Event-Announcement

Event Schedule

5:00-5:30 pm: Registration

5:30-6:20 pm: Room: Havana. Talk followed by Q&A

6:20-7:30 pm: Room: Venture Cafe. Networking + food + drinks

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Time Series Analysis: A Primer
Dec
20
5:30 PM17:30

Time Series Analysis: A Primer

As we end the year, we have invited Dr.Gustavo Vicentini, who will provide a primer on Time series analysis. QuantUniversity will be hosting a 2-day workshop on time series modeling in 2019 and the session is a preview of this workshop.
Then Sri Krishnamurthy will provide an overview of the key developments in Data science and AI in 2018 and insights on what to expect in 2019.

We will have cookies and holiday treats!

Agenda:
5.30-6.00 - Refreshments and Networking
6.00-6.45 - Time Series Refresher - Dr.Gustavo Vicentini
6.45-7.15 - Looking through the crystal ball: Insights for 2019

Summary:
Time Series workshop
1) Stationary time-series

** Dynamic relationship between variables (example: effect of growth and unemployment [Okun's Law])
** Policy analysis
** Forecasting
** Serial correlation, correlogram
** Auto-regressive (AR) and moving-average (MA) models
** Seasonality, time trend

2) Non-stationary time-series

** Stationarity vs non-stationarity series
** Spurious regression
** Testing for non-stationarity (Dickey-Fuller test)
** First-differencing
** Co-integration

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Dec
13
4:30 PM16:30

The Hidden Power of Local Manufacturing to Accelerate Your Startup's Growth

In this talk Dr. John Carrier will discuss the local manufacturing landscape, and his colleague Mr. Stamatis Astra will discuss the capabilities of his group of manufacturing companies (www.plasticmoldingmfg.com; www.elecmechtech.com) with the capabilities, know-how, and committment to help entrerpreneurs successfully navigate the Scylla and Charybis of scale-up.

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The Art of the Possible: Innovation for Life Sciences
Nov
26
4:30 PM16:30

The Art of the Possible: Innovation for Life Sciences

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Innovative technologies, groundbreaking therapies, and the consumerization of healthcare are just a few of the factors impacting organizations today. With the multitude of rapid changes affecting the industry, the opportunity exists to rethink traditional business models within the life sciences ecosystem and create new value.

Please join us for an engaging discussion that explores these disruptors and focuses on how the life sciences community in Massachusetts is paving the way for local and global change.

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Modeling and Simulation in Drug Development
Nov
14
5:30 PM17:30

Modeling and Simulation in Drug Development

  • Havana, 5th floor, CIC Cambridge (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Boston! Our November Seminar & Mixer event "Quantitative Systems Pharmacology (QSP) in Drug Development" will welcome Dr. Karim Azer, Head of QSP and DMPK Modeling at Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute.

Event Schedule

5:00-5:30 pm: Registration

5:30-6:20 pm: Room: Havana. Talk followed by Q&A

6:20-7:30 pm: Room: Venture Cafe. Networking + food + drinks

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Innovation in Caregiving Conference
Nov
7
10:00 AM10:00

Innovation in Caregiving Conference

  • Lighthouse, 20th floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Background

Given the growth of the 66M caregivers in America, and the strong desire of families to age at home, caregivers are overwhelmingly burned out and under supported. 71% of caregivers are interested in using technology to support aging but only 7% of caregivers use technology. This presents a core problem in working with caregivers. Health care is difficult. We work in an industry where the payer (insurer), customer (clinician), distributor (pharmacy), and end user (patient or caregiver) are separate. Unsurprisingly, health care can feel siloed.

Changing health care is also difficult. Solutions may never find willing customers. Clinicians may have no incentive to try a new system on top of their already full workloads. Yet, with these challenges, there are moments when silos are broken down and scalable solutions are discovered: solutions that are beneficial for payers, beneficial for the health system, and most importantly beneficial for the patient.

Our Vision

Our vision for the inaugural Innovation in Caregiving Conference is to bring together an interdisciplinary group of health care professionals, such that silos are broken down, in order to uncover solutions centered around family and professional caregivers that have strong incentives for multiple health care stakeholders.

Target Audience

The target audience of the conference are payer, managed care, and health system executives looking for innovative solutions that work with caregivers to lower health care costs and the opportunity to learn about best practices in supporting caregivers. The target audience is also entrepreneurs, technologists, and investors interested in building or growing solutions in the caregiver space. Lastly, the target audience covers practitioners implementing solutions to support caregivers.

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Oct
29
5:30 PM17:30

Tufts University Presents - Bringing in the Big Guns: How Voters Can Disarm America’s Gun Lobby

  • Lighthouse West, 20th Floor, CIC Boston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Gun control is one of the most divisive issues in America, and many are understandably pessimistic about achieving change. Enter two individuals with unique approaches to this issue: Steve Israel, former U.S. Congressman (D-NY3) and author of Big Guns, a biting satire of America’s gun lobby and the political system in which it operates; and Sarah Ullman, A10, filmmaker and co-founder of One Vote at a Time, a SuperPAC devoted to supporting progressive candidates committed to ending gun violence in their communities.

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