Friday, February 01, 2008

Next week: Power, Drugs and Money

On Thursday, the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge will host its annual Innovation Summit at the Seaport Hotel in Boston. This year’s event, titled “Power, Drugs and Money – Local innovation, global impact” will focus on three interconnected sectors: clean energy and the environment, life sciences and financial services. The conference blog has been adding a “Speaker Spotlight” series this week posting question and answer sessions with some of the event’s speakers. Martin Young, VP of corporate development for Phase Forward and Mark Bonchek, CEO of SoundBoard Media have been added so far. More to come soon.


Last week, Jim Matheson, general partner at Flagship Ventures and chair of the event, wrote about the global effects of New England innovation in his monthly Mass High Tech column. Yesterday, Bob Buderi, founder, CEO and editor in chief of Xconomy, as well as a speaker at the event, touched on the future of New England innovation from a journalist’s point of view in his Xconomy article. He, along with Doug Banks, editor of Mass High Tech; Scott Kirsner from the Boston Globe; and Bob Krim, executive director of the Boston History and Innovation Collaborative, will delve into the topic with greater detail during their panel discussion on Thursday.

If you’re interested in registering for the event, you can do so here.

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