Mitch Tyson and Steve Snyder talk turkey at INNOVATEBoston3
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Luminary Jan Schlichtmann is speaking at our 4th event #IB4
For four decades, globally acclaimed environmentalist Jan Schlichtmann has helped define how corporations are held accountable for environmental and human impact. Jan is best known for his suit against W. R. Grace and Beatice Co. the basis of the book and movie “A Civil Action”. Most recently, Jan has established Oceanic Innovation Center, a revolutionary biomimicry fishery & hatchery on the state fish pier in Gloucester. A game changing innovation for decimated fishing fleets & associated working water-fronts, Jan’s entrepreneurial venture replicates how different trophic levels of sealife naturally clean water & cycle nutrients in a closed loop system, redefining how aquaculture can produce cleaner & healthier sea proteins.
James Miner will give opening remarks at our 4th event #IB4
James is head of Sasaki’s planning and urban design practice and chair of the Executive Committee. His portfolio of work spans across all scales and includes urban infill projects, new communities, strategic land development, and regional planning. James also has significant experience planning for colleges and universities. James enjoys complex, challenging projects in which the process of reaching consensus or seeking public approval is intricate and demanding. His collaborative spirit provides his teams and clients with broader ownership of key issues and of the ideas that will ensure the success of each project. James also has a passion for innovation and is always looking for new ways to use technology to improve the planning process. He is currently using several new technologies in his work including interactive online community engagement tools and modeling software that ties metrics to urban design decisions in real time.
James holds a Master of Urban Planning from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and a Bachelor of Science in Art and Design from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is an active member of ULI and the APA.
At the event James will share the impact of sea level rise on Boston, and the effect of local innovation on global sustainability. For additional information about Sasaki’s exhibit Sea Change: Boston held at District Hall
INNOVATEBoston welcomes luminary Mitch Tyson to Third event. #IB3
Mitch Tyson is an experienced high tech executive and entrepreneur. He serves on a number of corporate, non-profit, and governmental advisory boards. He advises start-ups, early stage companies, VC’s, angel groups, and private equity firms. He also writes and lectures on sustainability, clean energy, entrepreneurship, management, and the triple bottom line.
Mitch was CEO of Advanced Electron Beams (AEB) between 2005 and 2010. Mitch joined AEB, an industrial energy efficiency company, upon the completion of the company’s Series A round of venture funding. AEB manufactures compact electron beam emitters which replace thermal and chemical processes, improving sustainability and reducing costs in a broad range of industries. During this period the company raised $50 million in venture funds, established a new business model and market strategy, shipped over 150 systems to 50 companies, and established 12 OEM’s that have designed AEB emitters into their manufacturing systems.
In 2003 Mitch served as interim CEO at AmberWave Systems, a venture backed IP company developing a range of material science technologies for the semiconductor and solar industries. Prior to that Mitch was the CEO of PRI Automation, a publicly traded corporation that supplied automation systems including hardware, software and services to the semiconductor industry. From 1987 to 2002, he held positions of increasing management responsibility and helped transform PRI Automation from a small robotics manufacturer to the world’s leading supplier of semiconductor fab automation systems. Mitch managed the growth of the company from $4 million to over $300 million in revenue and 1800 employees in 14 countries, and guided the company through its successful IPO in 1994, 6 strategic acquisitions, international expansion, and acquisition by Brooks Automation in 2002.
Previously, Mitch worked at GCA Corporation as Director of Product Management (1984-1987) and served as science advisor and legislative assistant for energy policy to U.S. Senator Paul Tsongas (1979-1984).
Mitch is a co-founder and co-chair of the New England Clean Energy Council whose mission is to accelerate New England’s clean energy economy. Mitch is also a founding member of the Progressive Business Leaders Network whose mission is to promote public policies and business practices that advance socially and environmentally responsible economic growth. He is also a member of the boards of the Mass High Tech Council and the New England Israel Business Council.
Mitch is the co-chair of the Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative whose mission is to promote the advanced manufacturing sector in the state through public private partnerships. He also serves on the executive and governing boards of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative and the John Adams Innovation Institute, a state agency focused on promoting the innovation economy and economic development in Massachusetts. He is also on the Massport Security Advisory Council.
Mitch has served on the board of ten public, private, and venture backed company boards, including firms in the areas of automation, CAD, LED’s, materials, semiconductor equipment, and sensors. He currently serves on the board Photronics, Inc., a manufacturer of photomasks for the flat panel display and semiconductor industries, 7AC a start-up developing next generation air conditioning technology, and the advisory board of Greener U, an innovative energy services firm that helps universities lower costs and become more sustainable. Mitch is also a member of the Clean Energy Venture Group (CEVG), which provides seed capital and management expertise to early stage clean energy companies.
Mitch is an Adjunct Professor at the International Business School at Brandeis University and has lectured on entrepreneurship, sustainable business strategy, and various management topics at numerous universities and industry forums. In 2008, the Mass High Tech Journal named Mitch a Mass High Tech All-Star for his leadership in and commitment to the clean energy sector.
He has a Bachelors of Science in Physics, a Masters of Science in Nuclear Engineering, and a second Masters of Science in Political Science, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
by Aaron B. Niederhelman 4.25.13
INNOVATEBoston welcomes luminary Paul Santinelli to second event.
It is our pleasure adding Paul Santinelli, General Partner at North Bridge Ventures, to our INNOVATEBoston event on November 14. Paul joined North Bridge Venture Partners in February 2005 and is located in California. He focuses on investments in Open Source Software, enterprise software, networking and security. Previously, he served as director of Red Hat Network and was responsible for product definition, strategy, engineering, product management, marketing and lifecycle management for the company’s flagship software services offering. Prior to Red Hat, Paul was founder, president and chief executive officer of NOCpulse, Inc., a Silicon Valley software startup focused on delivering the next generation enterprise systems management platform, NOCpulse Command Center. NOCpulse was acquired by Red Hat in 2002. At NOCpulse, Santinelli was nominated for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2002.
Boston has a great deal to learn from our west coast brethren, Paul’s unique perspective adds insight to what we do well and where we need to improve. Representing an impressive dossier, Paul has become a trusted voice in both San Francisco and Boston. We look forward to hearing what Paul has to say on November 14.by Aaron B. Niederhelman 11.08.12