Xconomy Forum: Enterprise Tech Strikes Back

The world’s biggest companies have some pressing choices to make when it comes to their technology needs. With the rise of cloud-based systems, big data, and digital transactions—and security threats around all of those—enterprises are looking for faster, cheaper, and better-performing systems. Meanwhile, a new crop of startups has emerged to challenge the big incumbents, and they have fresh spins on traditional fields like data storage, networking, cybersecurity, and telecom.

What are the real opportunities—and challenges—for today’s heavyweights, startups, and investors in enterprise IT? What lessons are prominent serial entrepreneurs applying to their next-generation startups—and how are established leaders responding? And given its historical prowess in the field, what is New England’s role in leading the world? We’ll explore these topics, and much more, in a series of informal and interactive Q&As, talks, stories, and fireside chats.

Confirmed Speakers

Steve Papa, CEO and Co-founder, Parallel Wireless; Co-founder, Endeca
Andy Ory, CEO and Co-founder, 128 Technology; Co-founder, Acme Packet
Ash Ashutosh, CEO and Co-founder, Actifio
Christopher Ahlberg, CEO and Co-founder, Recorded Future
Mohamad Ali, CEO, Carbonite
Michael Daly, CTO, Raytheon Cybersecuity and Special Missions
Bill Doyle, Senior Vice President, Research, Fidelity Investments
Charlie Gero, CTO of Cloud Networking, Akamai Technologies
Tas Giakouminakis, CTO and Co-founder, Rapid7
Yuchun Lee, CEO and Co-founder, Allego; Co-founder, Unica
Rich Levandov, Partner, Avalon Ventures
Paula Long, CEO and Co-founder, DataGravity; Co-founder, EqualLogic
Hardi Meybaum, General Partner, Matrix Partners
Scott Montgomery, Vice President and Chief Technical Strategist, Intel Security
Rich Napolitano, CEO, Plexxi
Dan Phillips, CEO and Co-founder, CloudHealth Technologies
Susie Kim Riley, CEO and Co-founder, Aquto
Jody Rose, Executive Director, New England Venture Capital Association
Ellen Rubin, CEO and Co-founder, ClearSky Data

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Registration: 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Program: 1:30 – 5:30 pm
Networking reception: 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Full schedule here

Registration Information:

Regular Registration: $295
Startup Special: $50 (Free tickets also available.)
Student: $20
At the Door: $350

Fidelity Center for Applied Technology


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