Proton OnSite uses only air, water and electricity to manufacture and deliver a safer alternative to delivered or stored gas supplies. Proton produces ultra-pure hydrogen, nitrogen or purified air, on demand.
PowerMatch - A Networking Program for Executives
5/28/2013, 5:00 PM
Hilton Mystic, Mystic
Third Annual Connecticut-Israel Technology Summit
6/12/2013, 11:00 AM
The Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford
Girls of Innovation Science Challenge
6/15/2013, 8:30 AM
Connecticut Science Center, Hartford
PowerMatch - A Networking Program for Executives
6/25/2013, 5:00 PM
Courtyard by Marriott, Shelton
Sixth Annual Tech CEO Forum
6/27/2013, 5:00 PM
Water's Edge, Westbrook
Lucy Baney, is the President and CEO of Access Technologies Group, Inc. (ATG), a provider of e-learning tools and solutions. Ms. Baney's technical career included jobs as a Systems Programmer, an application programmer and a Systems Engineer. She moved into sales with IBM becoming a sales manager and a branch manager. She ultimately served as an assistant to the chairman and CEO before becoming an executive in product development and marketing.
After 19 years with IBM, Ms. Baney left to pursue an entrepreneurial path founding ATG as an Internet application development company focusing on the development of e-learning courseware, simulations, and authoring tools. Her most recent venture with e-learning, includes developing a derivative of her patented Simentor® product which will enable disadvantaged people to learn appropriate social interactions (soft skills) that will help them get and retain jobs. In January Ms. Baney was awarded the 2007 Women of Innovation Award for Community Innovation and Leadership by the Connecticut Technology Council. www.atghome.com
Jon Baronowski is a Partner with Ernst & Young. www.ey.com
Jim Boyle is a co-founder and the Director of the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute (YEI), a business/educational unit within Yale University with the mission of mentoring students with new
venture ideas. Prior to forming YEI, Boyle was previously responsible within the Office of Cooperative Research (OCR) for the licensing and venture startup of a number of engineering-based technologies. Before joining OCR, he developed and actively managed the University's largest corporate research alliance, managing a large array of both Yale and external scientists in bioimaging-based collaborations. Earlier, Boyle co-founded and grew a predictive analytics consulting practice, providing both technical and pricing guidance on new product development to a wide array of Fortune 1000 companies in the scientific equipment industry.
Boyle began his entrepreneurial career while still a Yale graduate student, developing novel instruments for characterizing trace biomolecules with the support of the National Institutes of Health, and later commercializing these devices through a wide array of OEM partnerships as part of a Yale startup. www.yale.edu/yei
James Cioban, B.A., M.A.
CTC's Vice Chair, Jim Cioban is President and CEO of Cierant Corporation, a developer of applications for multi-channel interactive marketing and publishing. Jim has over 21 years of experience in technology marketing, direct sales, channel management and business consulting.
Robert C. Daigle, B.S., M.B.A.
Mr. Daigle was appointed Vice President of Research and Development, Chief Technology Officer of Rogers Corporation in July 2003. In this position, Daigle is primarily responsible for leading Rogers'
efforts in developing products and acquiring technology to drive the Company's growth for the future. Since January 2006, he has been serving as Chairman of the Board at Rogers Chang Chun Technology Co., Ltd., a joint venture of Rogers Corporation and Chang Chun Plastics, Co., Ltd., located in Taipei, Taiwan. Daigle joined Rogers in 1988, serving as Development Engineer in Research and Development. He remained in R&D for six years and then transferred to Corporate Marketing. In 1996, he joined the Microwave Materials Division (now Advanced Circuit Materials Division) as Engineering Manager and was promoted to Division Manager in 1997. In 2001, he was promoted to Vice President of the Advanced Circuit Materials Division (ACMD) at Rogers. He has led ACMD through significant changes and achieved great success during his tenures as Division Manager and Vice President. Mr. Daigle has a B.S. in Chemical & Materials Engineering, UConn and an M.B.A from Rensselaer. www.rogerscorp.com.
Kate is the Founder & CEO of Walker Systems Support, as well as the Founder of Social Enterprise Trust (reSET). To find out more about Kate, here's an article from the Hartford Courant. www.thewalkergroup.com.
Robert J. Friedland was a co-founder of Proton Energy Systems in 1996. Today Mr. Friedland serves
as the President and CEO of Proton Energy Systems Mr. Friedland is a recognized expert in the hydrogen energy industry and brings a wealth of knowledge to Proton Energy Systems. Before becoming President and CEO in July 2008, Mr. Friedland served as the COO, Senior VP of Hydrogen Generation, Senior VP of Products and Manufacturing and VP of Operations. Mr. Friedland joined
Proton Energy from Hamilton Sundstrand, a division of United Technologies, where he was the
Program Operations Manager of Navy and Electrochemical Systems. Mr. Friedland earned his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Syracuse University and his MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Currently, Mr. Friedland is a Director of the National Hydrogen Association and chairs the Financial Compliance Committee. He has delivered numerous papers and presentations on
current and future uses of hydrogen. http://www.protononsite.com/
Richard Harris, J.D.
Rick Harris, CTC's Board Secretary, is resident in the firm's New Haven office, leading Day Pitney's Technology & Intellectual Property Business group. His practice includes structuring, negotiating and documenting the acquisition, disposition and recapitalization of technology-related business enterprises and assisting clients in the implementation of a broad range of strategic outsourcing arrangements.
He has advised large financial institutions, including banks and insurance companies, and multinational manufacturing and pharmaceutical companies in connection with their multi-year, multimillion-dollar IT and telecommunications outsourcing and managed services arrangements.
In addition, Rick advises leading technology companies in connection with computer and other technology licenses, technology transfer and joint venture agreements, system development agreements and copyright, trademark and trade secret matters. Much of Rick's technology licensing practice is devoted to the transfer and commercialization of technology from research universities around the United States to private industry.
Rick regularly lectures around the country and writes on intellectual property law topics relating to computer technology and technology outsourcing. Most recently, Rick's presentations include programs entitled "Technology Outsourcing in the Financial Services Industry: Contingency Planning - A Contractual Approach to Managing Uncertainty" in Stamford, Connecticut and "Negotiating Telecommunications Outsourcing Deals: Major Issues in Integrating Managed Services Agreements" in Dallas, Texas. In the Spring of 2004, he joined representatives of the U.S. Department of Justice and federal and state law enforcement agencies in a panel discussion entitled"Cyberthieves in Corporate Vaults," presented at a seminar sponsored by the Connecticut Bar Association. Rick is also a Director, and past Chair, of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Connecticut. www.daypitney.com
CTC's Co-Chair, Membership and Operations Committee, Mr. Huebner is President & CEO of Visual Technologies, Inc., a software development and technology consulting firm in Hartford, Connecticut and has more than 20 years of experience in technology: designing, developing, consulting, and managing projects.
In November 2000, Jack Hughes founded TopCoder on the premise that talent and skill are the determinant factors in the quality and utility of software - and software has become central to the global economy.
In both his own programming experience and as co-founder and chairman of Tallan Inc., a provider of web-enabled business solutions, Hughes recognized that while successful projects were driven by superior programming skills, the talent was unqualified and largely unrecognized. TopCoder's mission is to create objective ratings that place high value on the programming industry's best and brightest, and build opportunity and community for programmers through ongoing programming tournaments and employer connections. Under Hughes' tenure as chairman at Tallan, the company was recognized as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in North America four years in a row by consultancy firm Deloitte & Touche and by Inc. magazine for its outstanding performance. In 2000, CMGI, Inc. acquired a majority ownership of the company. Hughes holds a B.S. degree in computer science from Boston College. He is director and vice chair of the executive committee and chair of the strategy committee for the Christopher Reeves Paralysis Foundation. www.topcoder.com
Chris Kalish, CTC's Immediate Past Chairman of the Board, is an independent consultant working on IT projects and is . Prior to 2012, he served as the Director and Chief Technology Officer of the GE Edgelab , where he managed strategic corporate initiatives from New Product Introductions (NPIs) and Market Entrance Strategies to stochastic risk modeling and econometrics. Prior to his tenure at GE, Chris was a Technical Fellow at PepsiCo, where he was responsible for global systems architecture and technology strategies. Chris has research experience in parallel systems and hardware and compiler design, and has led applied studies in emerging technologies, such as biometrics, sales force automation, and broadband wireless technologies. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science from Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. www.thekalishes.com
As Founder and COO, Miles Lasater has provided leadership to take Higher One from an idea among a few college students to a publicly traded company serving over 5 million students. At Higher One he is responsible for delivering on customer, client, employee and shareholder expectations – the doing and getting it done part. Along the way to a 2010 IPO, Higher One was recognized as one of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. by Inc. magazine and Entrepreneur magazine. www.higherone.com
Prior to founding Higher One, Miles was a member of the invention team at Walker Digital, where he worked on intellectual property for companies such as Priceline and Retail DNA. (They actually called him something like an “inventor intern” and paid him to read about stuff he was interested in anyway.) Previously, he worked in Silicon Valley as a computer consultant (a fancy way of saying he worked with computer servers and spent a lot of time on ladders or hands/knees installing wiring). During college, he was Rookie of the Year at Flying Colors Painting where he managed a residential painting franchise.
CTC's Chair of the Task Force I - Community Committee, Richard Leone is the President and CEO of COCC, Inc. He has 20 years experience in the information technology and accounting industries. As COCC’s leader, Mr. Leone is presiding over the unprecedented migration of all the company’s customers to its state-of-the-art INSIGHT relational core system.
Peter Longo is the President and CEO of Connecticut Innovations. He joined Connecticut Innovations in 1995. He manages CI’s array of initiatives, including its venture capital investments, laboratory infrastructure fund and support service initiatives. Under his leadership, CI introduced the Pre-Seed Support Services Program, Connecticut Clean Tech Fund and CTech, an entrepreneurial assistance initiative. Additionally, Peter oversees the administration of the ratepayer-funded Connecticut CleanEnergy Fund.
Peter has invested in over 20 early-stage investment opportunities across a variety of technology sectors, leading CI investments in Achillion Pharmaceuticals (bioscience), CYA Technologies (software), Nufern (photonics), Perimeter eSecurity (IT infrastructure), Post-N-Track (software) and Transaction Methods (IT infrastructure). He serves on the boards of CYA Technologies, ExeCue (software) and Post-N-Track. He is a board observer of Perimeter eSecurity and Transaction Methods.
Prior to being named president and executive director of CI in 2007, Peter was a member of CI’s investment team and most recently was chief investment officer for CI. He also previously served as controller of CI before he joined the investment team. Peter is a certified public accountant and a chartered financial analyst. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Connecticut and holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of Hartford. Peter also served six years in the Connecticut Army National Guard. www.ctinnovations.com
Rich Mavrogeanes is President and Chairman of Discover Video, a new Connecticut high technology company that delivers innovative network video solutions. Rich is also the Founder and former CTO of VBrick Systems, which delivers products and systems for real-time and on-demand video over networks, and which achieved a #1 marketing share in the Video Enterprise Business. Mr. Mavrogeanes has been in the communications industry for some 35 years. Before founding VBrick, he was a senior executive at several other young companies including Avidia Systems, SNT, in the defense industry at Dataproducts Corporation, and GDC.
CTC's Assistant Treasurer and Vice Chair of the Task Force II Technology-based Economic Development (TBED) Committee, Alan Mendelson is a Founder and General Partner of Axiom Venture Partners, a firm with over $200 million under management that invests in both IT and Health Sciences, particularly Biotechnology. Prior to founding the venture capital firm, Mr. Mendelson had a 24-year career in investments at Aetna Life & Casualty where he was responsible for building its $135 million venture capital portfolio of direct and partnership investments that led to realizations of over $400 million. He was also a Founder of Thermoscan, now a $100 million subsidiary of Gillette. He presently serves on the board of one public company, and is a Director or observer on five. Mr. Mendelson has also been involved in technology development in the State of Connecticut for over 20 years.
David E. Parekh
David Parekh is Vice President, Research, and Director at United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), for United Technologies Corp. Parekh came to UTC from the Georgia Tech Research Institute, where he was Deputy Director. Earlier in his career, Parekh held several important program leadership and principal investigator roles at Boeing Phantom Works and in the McDonnell Douglas Research Laboratories.
Eric Rosow, Entrepreneur, was Vice President & General Manager of Sunrise Patient Flow for Allscripts Corporation, and also served as Chairman & Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Premise. In that position, Mr. Rosow was responsible for establishing the strategic direction of Premise's growth and expansion initiatives and defining the Company's leadership as a provider of performance optimization solutions.
Mr. Rosow has over 18 years of biomedical engineering and executive healthcare management experience, and holds six patents, has written more than 50 academic papers and book chapters, co-authored one book and has presented at such notable conferences as the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), IQPC's Best Practices in Optimizing Patient Throughput, the National Association for Healthcare Access Managers (NAHAM), and the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI).
Bill Rucci joined Hartford Steam Boiler (HSB) in 1993, to consolidate and lead their IS infrastructure organization. In 2000, Bill was given the title of Chief Information Officer for the company. That role expanded in 2002 to CIO for HSB Group. Prior to joining HSB, Bill spent twenty years with Aetna Life and Casualty. He focused on Information Systems management; leading application development, directing IT technical services, and setting IS strategy from a corporate perspective.
CTC's Treasurer, Joe Savage is Executive Vice President of Webster Commercial Banking and is responsible for directing Webster Bank's commercial operations and wealth management. He joined Webster in April 2002. In 2003, Savage assumed oversight responsibility for the newly formed Webster sales council, an internal organization that brings together teams of sales professionals from the company’s commercial banking, business and professional banking, wealth management, insurance and treasury business lines to develop cross-selling opportunities. Under his direction, the group has more than doubled its sales volume.
Recognized as a telecommunications technology and Internet pioneer, Al Subbloie brings a visionary approach to Tangoe. In 1984, after leaving Andersen Consulting, Al co-founded and served as CEO of Information Management Associates (IMA). Al was among the first to develop and market both call center voice and data solutions for integrated sales, marketing, telemarketing, and customer service activities. He guided the growth of this market leading company to more than $50M in sales, and more than 300 customers in seven offices worldwide. In 1997, Al co-founded Buyersedge.com, an Internet company in the field of reverse auction.
Al is credited with one of the patents for reverse auction theory, the leading Internet paradigm in most shopping sites today. (Ensera acquired Buyersedge.com.) Al also founded Freefire, a web-enabled eCRM customer interaction software, supporting email response, chat, and remote telephony in an ASP model involving complex data distribution requirements. (Freefire was subsequently acquired by Teletech Holdings.) Al served on the board for Acsis, Inc., the leading provider of RFID device management technology solutions (which, under Al's leadership, was sold to Safeguard Scientific in Dec. 2005) and currently serves on the Board of NYC-based Operative Inc.
It’s no wonder that Gio Tomasi studied physics while in college. In many ways, the success of RSL Fiber Systems, which he co-founded in 2001, is all about “physics” – that is, the dynamic, interactive and conducive environment he has nurtured, and which has been so central to the company’s growth and prosperity.
For Tomasi, a recognized leader in the fiber optic cable industry with more than 25 years as an entrepreneur, senior executive and development engineer, success is all about putting the right people in the right place at the right time to allow the “magic” to happen – the unabashed exchange of inspiration, knowledge and ideas that results in the most innovative solutions to the most difficult technological challenges. “We have a dynamic environment here where we exchange ideas without worrying about titles or chains of command,” Tomasi says. “It’s critical for me to step back and let the ‘chemistry’ happen.” That chemistry has made RSL Fiber Systems Connecticut’s fastest growing technology company in the advanced manufacturing segment, winning the Connecticut Technology Council / Marcum LLP award in 2010.www.rslfibersystems.com
Kevin Williams has held various engineering and management positions over the last 24 years. Presently, Kevin leads engineering teams in Tolland, CT; Ikast, Denmark; and Shanghai, China. In addition to his duties as CTO at Gerber Technology, Kevin was formerly the Chairman of the Technology Advisory Board of Gerber Scientific, Inc. and a member of the GS, Inc. Senior Management Team.
Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern University and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He holds over 20 U.S. and foreign patents and is a former member of the Computer Systems Technical Advisory Committee (CSTAC) at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington D.C.
CTC's Vice Chair of the Task Force I - Community Committee, Ira has a background in public relations, marketing and design, and oversees a wide range of marketing and communications projects for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to nonprofit organizations. FEC clients served include: Connecticut Community College System; Connecticut Association of Nonprofits, University of Connecticut (Schools of Education, Business and Continuing Education), Deloitte & Touche, LLP; Hospital for Special Care; Laidlaw Transit, Inc.; ADVO, Inc.; CIGNA; Hartford Hospital; United Healthcare; and Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
A graduate of Pratt Institute, Ira started his career as a designer of residential renovation projects in Brooklyn, New York. While working with Margaret Mead in the early 1970s, he began exploring the relationships that intertwine commerce, civic institutions, society and human nature - a perspective that continues to influence his work today. As a chronicler and fund-raiser for the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island restoration project during the 1980s, Ira applied his entrepreneurial skills to help raise more than a $100,000 for the preservation of this important national monument.
With his company First Experience Communications, Ira has developed his strategic skills to encompass leading-edge practices including integrated marketing communications, electronic commerce, and interactive multimedia projects.
His company has a unique niche in public education and public relations by creating communication models for school districts and large non-profit and regional organizations in the State of Connecticut. Ira currently counsels in marketing and public relations to over 40 school systems in the following areas: crisis communications; community relations; budget and referendum issues; technology; curriculum improvement; diversity and inter-district issues; and internal communications. firstexperience.com
Rita Zangari has over 30 years of economic development experience, and is currently Executive Director, Technology Partnerships and Licensing at the University of Connecticut. Previously, she served as Director of the University’s Office Technology Commercialization (OTC) and as its Associate Director, creating new economic development and tech transfer initiatives while acting as Executive Director of the Technology Incubation Program. This business incubator supports the success of technology ventures at three UConn campuses. Rita also served as the State’s Deputy Commissioner for Economic Development and held a variety of economic development leadership positions supporting small and large businesses. She was responsible for State initiatives and legislation supporting technology business development, including the Office of Bioscience, the Crossroads Venture Group (CVG) Business Plan Competition, and industry cluster programs in the bioscience, aerospace, plastics, insurance and maritime sectors.
Rita is experienced in planning and implementing economic development initiatives and is very familiar with the region’s business community. A founding member of the Connstep Board of Directors, Rita served for more than ten years building the effectiveness of this NIST supported manufacturing extension service. She served on the board of the nonprofit Connecticut Economic Resource Center for a similar period. Rita was honored by the Connecticut Turnaround Managers Association (TMA) with the inaugural TMA Public Service Award and was named Public Official of the Year at the 2004 Team Connecticut Rally. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut. www.uconn.edu