Eileen Rudden

Co-founder of LearnLaunch

EdTech as an Emerging Economic Cluster in MA

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014 at 6:30pm

Scholastic Inc, 100 Talcott Ave, Watertown, MA

Please register. It helps us and our hosts plan the logistics. Our meetings are free and open to the public.

Abstract

Massachusetts has a unique combination of leading universities, nation-leading K-12 schools, curriculum creators, and a dynamic software industry. Our innovation economy, mixing the talent and technology from these sectors, is creating a rapidly growing education technology industry. Eileen will provide an overview of the ed tech industry and the activity and opportunity in Greater Boston

Bio

Rudden is co-founder of LearnLaunch, Boston’s Edtech Community, and Campus & Accelerator. Rudden served as Chief Officer, College and Career Preparation at Chicago Public Schools, where she led the efforts of the third largest public school system in the US to ensure that its 400,000 students are college and career ready. She was a 2009 Broad Fellow and graduate of the Broad Superintendent’s Academy. Rudden received her MBA from Harvard Business School, and her BA from Brown University, where she served as a Trustee and is currently Chair of the Advisory Committee on Computing and Information Technology.

She also serves on the boards of the Achievement Network, Education Pioneers, and the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education.

Rudden led the Unified Communications Division of Avaya, a Fortune 500 global business communications leader and was SVP and GM of IBM Lotus Software’s Lotus Notes and Domino. Under her leadership more than 50 million began using the software and she was named to serve on IBM’s Technical Leadership Council. She previously served on the boards of John H Harland Co (NYSE: JH), Agilysys (NASDAQ:AGYS) and SoundBite Communications (NASDAQ:SDBT), where she was Board Chair. She is an active angel investor and a member of the Launchpad Venture Group.

Evening Schedule

  • 6:30 – 7:00 Networking over pizza and beverages
  • 7:00 – 8:30 Meeting
  • 8:30 – 9:00 CHI Dessert and more networking!

Monthly Sponsors

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Scholastic, Inc is hosting us and providing pizza.
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Vitamin T is sponsoring dessert

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juhan sonin

Juhan Sonin, Involution Studios

Creative Director

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014 at 6:30pm

Please register. It helps us and our hosts plan the logistics.

Abstract

Remember doctor’s visits when you were growing up? The wooden tongue depressor. The well-worn stethoscope. That weird thing they jammed in your ears. And now, my young children are getting about that same treatment. But that is going to change.

As design harnesses digital, materials and networking technologies, a very new health experience is just over the horizon. Proactive, lifestyle design. Tracking real-time health data. Non-invasive tools. Custom “just for you” treatments based on your actual genome. These are all real technologies, being used by ordinary people. Together they are leading us to “stage zero” detection and treatment which has the potential to double or better the lifespan of every first-world citizen. Not science fiction, the children of the 2020’s will only know this reality. Tongue depressors will be limited to school craft projects and popsicles. And it is all the product of technology and design.

Design for Life introduces participants to the macro factors shaping these realities, along with an in-depth exploration of the various impacts of and opportunities for design.

Bio

Juhan Sonin is the Creative Director of Involution Studios and has produced work recognized by the New York Times, Newsweek, BBC International, Billboard Magazine, and National Public Radio (NPR). He has spent time at Apple, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), and MITRE. Juhan lectures on design and engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Evening Schedule

  • 6:30 – 7:00 Networking over pizza and beverages
  • 7:00 – 8:30 Meeting
  • 8:30 – 9:00 CHI Dessert and more networking!

Monthly Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors. If you’re interested in sponsoring BostonCHI, please let us know.

Constant Contact is hosting us.
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BostonCHI is sponsoring pizza.

 

Vitamin T is sponsoring dessert

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samstern

Sam Stern, Forrester Research

Senior Analyst serving Customer Experience Professionals

How the Rise of CX Will Elevate UX

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 6:30pm

 

Abstract

We have entered The Age Of The Customer, where the only sustainable competitive advantage is knowledge of and engagement with customers. The successful companies will be customer-obsessed. Corporate leaders who understand this new reality have raised customer experience to one of their top strategic priorities. These newly formed customer experience teams tend to be small, and focus more on collaboration and influence rather than performing the work of improving the customer experience. It is the intersection of their limited resources and elevated status in the organization that provides opportunities for UX teams. Companies are awakening to the power of qualitative research, the importance of design to their business, and the value of deep understanding of how customers perceive their interactions – expertise that UX teams are uniquely qualified to deliver.

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Upcoming Local Events

November 5, 2014
New England Chapter HFES Career Panel
Starts: 6:00 pm
At: Tufts University, Halligan Hall 161 College Avenue Medford, MA 02155‎
UX Book Club: UX Team of One
Starts: 6:30 pm
At: http://uxpaboston.org/events/ux-book-club-the-user-experience-team-of-one/

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Designing for Productivity in UX

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