Acme Packet, Constant Contact, & Terrafugia CEOs Join XSITE on June 14

5/9/12Follow @gthuang

Here at Xconomy we are gearing up for our biggest event of the year: XSITE (the Xconomy Summit on Innovation, Technology, & Entrepreneurship) on June 14 at Babson College. Tickets have been going fast, but you can still register here.

The theme for this year’s event, our fourth annual summertime summit, is Accelerating Innovation. And accelerate we will.

As many of you already know, we will be joined by a stellar group of speakers, including (just to name a few):

—Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote
—Garrett Camp, co-founder, Uber, StumbleUpon
—Bo Fishback, CEO of Zaarly
—Katia Beauchamp, co-founder of BirchBox
—Mok Oh, chief scientist of PayPal
—Jayashree Subrahmonia, vice president of engineering and delivery for Watson solutions, IBM
—Jo Tango of Kepha Partners
—Brad Hargreaves of General Assembly
—Fred Destin of Atlas Venture

Today, I’m pleased to announce we have added a trio of heavy hitters to this already star-studded program. The first two are CEOs of public tech firms in the Boston area, and they’ll participate in a moderated chat on managing company growth and evolution. The third is a wildcard, and I mean wild. (Have you ever seen a flying car—whoops, I mean a roadable aircraft—that actually works? Well, get ready.)

—Andy Ory is the CEO and co-founder of Acme Packet. He has overseen the company from inception to its current position as a leading provider of session border controllers. That’s technology that helps wireless carriers, telecom network operators, and other big companies manage Internet services (including voice-over-IP) in a secure, efficient way.

—Gail Goodman is the CEO and chairman of Constant Contact. She has been steering the company through its transition from e-mail and event marketing to the broader fields of Web, social, and mobile marketing technologies.

—Carl Dietrich is the CEO and co-founder of Terrafugia, maker of the Transition, which could be the world’s first commercial drivable airplane. The company has been making waves lately (my colleague Wade Roush previously wrote about it here and here). I’m not sure if Dietrich can fly to campus and drive in the front door of the Babson auditorium, but I’d like to see him try. So would you.

Finally, we have a couple more notable additions to the program: Kyruus co-founder Julie Yoo is joining our healthtech breakout panel, which will be moderated by Ed Cahill from HLM Venture Partners. We’ll have more on the breakout sessions soon, as well as the full agenda for the day.

If you’re interested in attending, you can register for XSITE here (please note our startup and student rates, if they apply). Looking forward to seeing you on June 14 for a jam-packed day of content and networking.

Gregory T. Huang is Xconomy's Deputy Editor, National IT Editor, and the Editor of Xconomy Boston. You can e-mail him at gthuang@xconomy.com or call him at 617-252-7323. Follow @gthuang

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