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Location: Royal Sonesta Hotel, Cambridge
Series: (none)
Description: ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED; HOWEVER, YOU CAN REGISTER AT TEH DOOR.

2005 ANNUAL MEETING AND BUSINESS/ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
Friday, January 14, 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Royal Sonesta Hotel, Five Cambridge Parkway, Cambridge
Registration begins at 7:30 AM
For directions, please visit www.sonesta.com

The charge for this program is $125 for Members and $175 for Non-Members who pre-register; $135 for Members and $185 for Non-Members who register at the door. Tables of 10 can be purchased for $1000 for Members and $1500 for Non-Members. If you are interested in purchasing a table, please email aimee@masoftware.org.

This event is sponsored by:
WILMER CUTLER PICKERING HALE AND DORR LLP and DELOITTE.

Where are the new business opportunities in 2005?
What will or will not happen on the technology front over the next year?
What are the indicators for growth, productivity, and employment in 2005?
What direction will the capital markets take in 2005?
Which business sectors will be the highest tech spenders in 2005?


Get a peek at the outlook for the future from the crystal balls of those in the know! Join us for a half-day of networking, predictions on what's ahead, and critical information on platforms for growth and innovation - business opportunities for software companies! You won't want to miss this program!

Program Agenda

  • 7:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:00 a.m. Welcome and Sofware Council Update
  • 8:30 a.m. - Cathy Minehan, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, with the regional and national economic outlook
  • 9:00 a.m. Gary Beach, Group Publisher, CXO Media, CIO Magazine, with the IT purchasing outlook
  • 9:30 a.m. Simultaneous Breakout Sessions
    • Opportunities in Nanotechnology
      Moderated by Jeff Crown, Essex Partners
      In partnership with the Massachusetts Nanotechnology Exchange
    • Opportunities in RFID and Distributed Sensors
      Moderated by Jim Daniell, Partner, Echelon Ventures
    • Opportunities in Bio/Health IT
      Moderated by Ross Kerber, Technology Reporter, Boston Globe
    • Opportunities in Homeland Security
      Moderated by Eric LUndquist, Editor, eWEEK
  • 10:15 a.m. Coffee and Networking
  • 11:00 a.m. John Landry, Technology Wizard, Chairman and CTO, Adesso Systems, with the technology outlook - and its impact on business
  • 11:45 a.m. Eric Kriss, Secretary of Administration & Finance with an announcement regarding the state's Open Standards Software
  • 12:00 noon Lunch
  • 12:30 Luncheon keynote by Matthew J. Szulik, Chairman, CEO, and President, Red Hat, Inc.
The Annual Meeting Registration fee includes all keynotes, the breakout sessions, plenty of business networking, and breakfast and lunch!

Sponsored by Deloitte.
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr

Cost: Members
$125.00
Non-members
$175.00
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