Mission/ Theme – Driving Innovation and fostering entrepreneurshipOur Members Technology Companies – that are developing exciting and innovative applications, systems, tools and technologies –most of you as MassNetComms members will fit in to this categoryCorporate IT Departments- from energy, financial services, healthcare, life sciences and other technology enabled organizationsProfessional Services Firms – that contribute expertise and thought leadership supporting the technology industry’s growth (VC’s, Law firms, Accounting etc.)
Review one sentence about each of us and what we do. A number of the MNCC Trustees will be joining the MassTLC Board and will be announced at the Annual Meeting in February 2010
On a high level, the Council does three things…Business Development – benefits the company, Economic Development – benefits the region, and Professional Development – benefits the person.Business development, in the form of networking, learning and exposure opportunities with potential partners, customers and vendors comes primarily through our Cluster Communities, Major Events, and other Committees.Economic Development in the form of regional promotion, workforce development, advocacy, and research come through our Education Foundation, Research Grants, Clusters, and other initiatives like the STEM-Tech Alliance and the IT Study Group. Professional development in the form of networking, advisory board participation, and speaking opportunities come through participation in Clusters, Major Programs, and other Committees.
I’ll be taking a deeper dive into the categories listed here, but briefly, the Combined Council hosts over 15 Clusters/ Communities of interest in three different groupings: Technology, Industry, and Peer-to-Peer. Clusters are for members-only and drive content for our public programmingThe Council also serves members – and the broader community – by hosting popular and timely Major Events that create, visibility, energy and momentum for the industry and provide high level networking and knowledge sharing opportunities.Policy/ Workforce – The Council is committed to working with members, local, state and national officials on issues that impact their company’s success, and on continuing to foster a world renowned workforce that continues to spawn innovation in the state.
So let me start with the Clusters – Great way to leverage value…Clusters are designed to address vital issues impacting a specific area of interest, explore opportunities, and examine emerging technologies…Through the clusters, member executives share insights, exchange information on topics of mutual interest, and explore new opportunities for business growth, both within a cluster and at the intersection points between clusters. TRANS – Here are the clusters…
Here is a list of our 2010 Clusters. They are groupedby: technology, industry, and peer-to-peer sections, and driven by member-only Advisory Boards consisting of content experts in the field.As you can see, the Council has added a Mobile Cluster and will be expanding our existing Cloud Cluster. We are also committed to programming in video and broadband and are determining with MassNetComms leadership if they will be stand alone clusters, a program series, or integrated into one or more existing clusters. We appreciate your feedback as ultimately it will be driven by you, the members.We invite you, and or the appropriate executives from your organization, to get involved with a cluster that fits your area of expertise. You can sign up to be added to the distribution lists by dropping your card off with Christine in the back. Mark and other MNCC leadership will also be working closely on these clusters to ensure a smooth transition.
Mass Technology Leadership Council www.masstlc.org
Who We Are Mission: To foster entrepreneurship and promote the success of companies that develop and deploy technology across industry sectors Theme: Driving Innovation Our Members: Technology Companies Corporate IT Departments Professional Services Firms
Who We Are – Council Staff Liz Ashley, Office Manager Amy Gately, Relationship Manager Tom Hopcroft, President & CEO Mark Horan, Senior Vice President Heather Johnson, Senior Vice President Kristen Keane, Membership Director Elizabeth Newstadt, Cluster Manager, Energy & Robotics Christine Nolan, Director of Communities Joyce Plotkin, President Emerita
What We do Business Development(benefits the company) Knowledge-sharing; Relationship-building; Best practices; Company growth and visibility Economic Development (benefits the region) Workforce, Policy/advocacy, Leadership, Government relations, Research and grants Professional Development (benefits the person) Learning and education, Speaking opportunities, Networking, Advisory boards
How We Serve Our Members Cluster Communities Member-only Advisory Board meetings drive content agenda for intimate roundtables, public seminars, and other initiatives Public events on technology and business trends Major Programs Membership Meetings featuring major keynotes/ panels Signature Events i.e. Awards, unConferences Policy/Workforce Policy committee Education Foundation Research On the depth and breadth of the industry and trends
Clusters for 2010 Technology Cloud Computing/ SaaS Digital Games Mobile Open Source Robotics Social Media Peer-To-Peer Entrepreneurial Leadership Series Legal Issues Sales & Marketing Tech Tuesday Industry Energy Financial Services HealthCare Life Sciences
How to best leverage your membership Join a Cluster Join one of our online social networks Participate in a Peer to Peer group Attend a breakfast seminar ($1k more is complimentary) List your events on our Community page and newsletter Share your needs and insights on policy, workforce and research
What does this mean for MassNetComms Members The combination preserves everything you’ve received in the past and adds new opportunities The four pillars – mobile, video, cloud and broadband – will remain active A broader, comprehensive approach to innovation and entrepreneurship through the Innovators Summit, Innovation unConference, and Tech Tuesdays Increased opportunities for broadband/networking, mobile, and security companies through multiple clusters including energy and health care
What does this mean for MassNetComms Members Powerful Major Events Awards program & Annual Meeting Attract a broader range of companies across multiple sectors Increase participation of executive attendees Attract major tech leaders – make it a critical stop for in and out-of-state luminaries Innovators Summit and Innovation unConference Reaching and supporting concept - pre IPO companies across all tech sectors Building connections for numerous entrepreneurs that helps move their idea/ company forward
Next Integration Steps Programs – Fran Grigsby and MassNetComms Program Committee will work with MassTLC programs and cluster leadership to determine and integrate clusters and programming Membership – Paul Gasparro and MassNetComms Membership Committee will work with MassTLC Membership Department to help transition MassNetComms Members and identify new opportunities Awards – Barry Fougere and the MassNetComms Awards Committee will work with MassTLC Awards committee to determine 2010 categories and integration Workforce Development and Policy - Vin Bisceglia , Greg Sheldon and the MassNetComms policy & workforce committees will join the MassTLC policy committee to set the 2010 agenda
Need Your Input Connect with MassNetComms Committee chairs and/ or MassTLC leadership with your ideas, comments & feedback on your needs from the newly combined Council Call (781-993-9000) or email: Tom Hopcroft – email@example.com Mark Horan – firstname.lastname@example.org Heather Johnson – email@example.com