XSITE 2013: Boston’s Tech Revival

When it comes to technology and business, New England isn’t Silicon Valley or New York—but who cares? What the Boston area has, besides an incredibly distinguished track record in computing, healthcare, energy, and other fields, is a huge amount of talent, capital, culture, and new ideas in a tighter concentration than any other place on the planet. And in the past few years, the local innovation ecosystem has used that concentration to coalesce into a more unified whole. It’s more realistic now to ask: How can Boston tech companies lead the world? Which fields and startups are most promising? And will they succeed before getting bought out or moving west?

We are dedicating our fifth annual XSITE conference to the biggest global opportunities and challenges facing Boston-area innovators. We will convene top leaders across sectors in which New England is particularly strong: education, e-commerce, healthtech, big data, security, devices/robotics, mobile software, and social marketing and media. Over the course of an action-packed day, you’ll hear the stories, strategies, and insights of founders, investors, and executives building business that will define the next generation of Boston tech—and beyond.

Keynote and Featured Speakers

  • Tom Leighton
    • CEO, Akamai
  • Izhar Armony
    • General Partner, Charles River Ventures
  • Bill Aulet
    • Managing Director, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship
  • Mike Baker
    • CEO, DataXu
  • Dave Balter
    • CEO, BzzAgent (acquired by Dunnhumby)
  • Andrew Bennett
    • Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Olin College
  • David Berry
    • Partner, Flagship Ventures
  • Axel Bichara
    • Co-founder, Bolt, Belmont Technology
  • Chris Boyce
    • CEO, Virgin HealthMiles
  • Bob Brennan
    • CEO, Veracode
  • Martin Buehler
    • Vice President & General Manager, Vecna Technologies
  • Patrick Campbell
    • CEO, Price Intelligently
  • David Chang
    • Co-founder, Actifio
  • Wayne Chang
    • Co-founder, Crashlytics (acquired by Twitter)
  • Neelan Choksi
    • President, Tasktop Technologies
  • Matt Cutler
    • CEO, Kibits
  • Miguel de Icaza
    • Chief Technology Officer, Xamarin
  • Semyon Dukach
    • Angel Investor
  • Ben Einstein
    • Managing Director, Bolt
  • Max Faingezicht
    • CEO, ThriveHive
  • Meredith Flynn-Ripley
    • CEO, HeyWire
  • Dan Foody
    • Co-founder, Cloze
  • Bob Frankston
    • Member, CommonAngels
  • Naomi Fried
    • Chief Innovation Officer, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Jean Hammond
    • Co-founder, LearnLaunch
  • Diane Hessan
    • CEO, Communispace (acquired by Omnicom)
  • Jon Hirschtick
    • Founder, SolidWorks
  • Jeremy Hitchcock
    • CEO, Dyn
  • Shana Hoffman
    • Co-founder, CareSolver
  • Jason Jacobs
    • CEO, FitnessKeeper
  • Bill Kaplan
    • CEO, FreshAddress
  • Eric Kelsic
    • Co-founder, Flume
  • John McEleney
    • CEO, Belmont Technology
  • Meredith McPherron
    • Director, Rock Center for Entrepreneurship, Harvard Business School
  • Rick Miller
    • President, Olin College
  • Scott Miller
    • CEO, Dragon Innovation
  • Aaron O’Hearn
    • CEO, Startup Institute
  • Ed Park
    • Executive Vice President & COO, athenahealth
  • Polina Raygorodskaya
    • CEO, Wanderu
  • Roy Rodenstein
    • CEO, TrueLens
  • Judd Rosenblatt
    • CEO, Crunchbutton
  • Scott Savitz
    • Managing Partner, Data Point Capital
  • Aron Schwarzkopf
    • CEO, Leaf
  • David Steinberg
    • Partner, PureTech Ventures
  • John Walsh
    • Chief Technology Officer, CareCloud

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Pre-Event Networking: 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Program: 8:45 am – 4:45 pm

Networking reception: 4:45 pm – 6:30 pm

Full agenda here


Registration is located at the Sorenson Center for the Arts.
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Free parking is available in Trim parking lot. There will be signs as you enter the Babson Campus through the main entrance on Forest Street directing you the Trim lot.


Regular Registration: $525

Startup Special: $150

For employees of startups less than 3 years old with 20 or fewer employees.

Student Registration: $60

Limited number available. Valid student ID must be shown at registration desk. Student scholarships available through the Stay in MA program.

On-Site Registration: $625

Tickets are transferable but not refundable.

Press registration: Press passes are reserved for full-time professional journalists and select student journalists. To inquire about press registration, e-mail events@xconomy.com.

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