Category Archives: Innovation

An Origin Story: Affectiva

We welcome the first segment of Rana el Kaliouby’s great origin story on Affectiva, the Waltham, MA company that she co-founded with Roz Picard. Affectiva has developed technology that enables digital interpretation of emotions in order to gain insight into consumers’ engagement.   Affectiva Origins – … Continue reading

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Michael Stonebraker and Great Data Science Research

This past weekend my good friend Michael Stonebraker, co-founder and CTO of Tamr received the prestigious 2014 A.M. Turing Award for Computer Science. This provided an opportunity for me to reflect on our 10+ year relationship and Michael’s long list of contributions to the … Continue reading

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Great Institutional Seed Funds in Boston/Cambridge are key to the startup ecosystem

As I talk to entrepreneurs, I am often asked about the best sources of seed funding.  In Boston over the past 10 years (in addition to a great core group of individual super-angels) there are now at least 5+ great … Continue reading

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From DevOps to DataOps

Why It’s Time to Embrace “DataOps” as a New Discipline by Andy Palmer Over the past 10 years, many of us in technology companies have experienced the emergence of “DevOps.” This new set of practices and tools has improved the … Continue reading

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Bowdoin College Wins World Cup…

I love people who accomplish exceptional things with limited resources in short periods of time – to me this is the definition of entrepreneurship. Imagine this: A team of liberal arts students from a school in Maine with fewer than … Continue reading

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Shout out to Adam Kocoloski and the Cloudant Team at IBM

So very pleased to see how well Cloudant is doing as an integral part of IBM’s master plan. My great friend Koco, Adam Kocoloski, co-founder of Cloudant, is now CTO of IBM Information Management.  Awesome!  Looking forward to seeing how IBM moves … Continue reading

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Koa Labs and the M(B)TA (With Thanks to Charlie)

It was so great to see two killer IPOs in Boston in October – both companies on the Green Line : Wayfair @ Copley Squar HubSpot @ First Street near Lechmere The Mass Challenge Awards event last night prompted me … Continue reading

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