Every June, Xconomy holds a big Boston event looking at the region’s innovation future. This year is no different, but some big changes are in the air for the Boston tech and life sciences communities—and we retooled our event to explore them.
This year’s event is called Influx. It takes place on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 22, at the Museum of Science. And it is specifically geared to what is clearly a new level of activity. Think GE moving its headquarters to town, IBM Watson Health locating to Kendall Square, Dell buying EMC, high-flying new biotechs, a fresh crop of tech startups, and a lot more.
You will be able to catch up on much of it at Influx. Kicking things off will be talks by Fiona Murray of the MIT Innovation Initiative and Akamai CEO Tom Leighton, who will be setting the scene by looking at what’s new and special about the Boston innovation ecosystem. We’ll have speakers from big newcomers like GE and Watson Health (including a major Watson announcement). Harvard Professor of the Practice of Idea Translation David Edwards, a serial biotech entrepreneur, will speak about his latest endeavor digitizing scent—while tech counterparts like Steve Papa (Endeca, Parallel Wireless) and Dave Balter (Mylestoned, Smarterer) will fill us in on opportunities for young startups.
And of course that’s just some of what’s in store. New England Venture Capital Association head Jody Rose will co-emcee the event, along with me. You can check it all out by looking at the agenda, which just went live.
And you can get your tickets here. The Saver rate expires next Wednesday, so act fast.
It promises to be a fast-paced afternoon full of new insights and connections. We hope to see you there.