Curator and Executive Producer
VP, Executive Producer, Innovation, Fidelity Investments, TEDxBoston
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Curator and Executive Producer
My passion is innovation.
My specialty is fostering a culture of learning, inspiration, and collaboration.
My professional activities include researching emerging trends in business and technology, and designing and producing educational events that connect people and ideas.
My experience includes over 25 years in software engineering, financial services, entrepreneurship, seminar production, and theater.
Specialties: TEDx, innovation, ideation, strategic planning, leadership, design, collaboration, education, problem solving, content delivery, networking, scripting, branding, marketing, communication, event management, webinar production, software engineering, systems architecture, project planning, public speaking, coaching, talent development
Design and produce TEDxBoston, where x=independently organized TED event, to showcase ideas worth spreading. Curate the content, speakers, and audience; coach speakers, overseelogistics; and co-host. Videos of TEDxBoston talks have been viewed over 12 million times worldwide.
TEDxBoston 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Research emerging trends in business and technology . . . Connect and collaborate with strategic decision makers, thought leaders, engineers, academia, startups, VCs and the innovation community . . . Design and produce a robust curriculum of seminars, hackathons, and unconferences on critical ideas that are shaping our future.
To date, produced 400+ seminars featuring over 1,200 speakers, attended by 120,000+ employees on-site, on-line, and on-demand.
Produced "Telefest" . . . an internal TV program on emerging trends in business and technology. Wrote, directed, and performed the on-camera role of roving-reporter. Produced 15 episdodes viewed by over 50,000 employees.
Earned a silver Telly Award for the episode on 'Call.Click.Visit.Connect' featuring Fidelity's mobile strategy.
Led a software engineering team and designed and developed Fidelity's 'Electronic Warehouse' to help launch Fidelity's first Web site.
Led the On Demand Publishing Services software engineering team to help launch an innovative new benefits outsourcing business for Fidelity.
Designed, developed, and delivered client-server applications for fund accounting, custody services, and futures & options trading.
Designed, developed, and delivered software applications for the U.S. Department of Defense, MIT Lincoln Labs, and American Science & Engineering.
Participate as an active board member for a nonprofit that has built a collaborative design process through which hundreds of volunteers in academia and industry contribute their expertise to create breakthrough products for communities in need and to give social enterprises the ability to scale more quickly. DtM's flagship product is Firefly, the National Design Award-winning phototherapy incubator that treats infant jaundice in developing countries.
Participate as an advisor and a delegate on international trade missions (Israel, Spain, Lisbon) that bring together civic, business and academic leaders from cities spanning the globe for the purpose of creating sustainable social change through policy research, and development and implementation of best practice solutions to common urban challenges.
Participate in a global network of forward-thinking and civic-minded Bostonians who proactively inform and connect professionals and business owners to a wealth of innovative resources and growth opportunities in Boston.
Help MassChallenge catalyze a startup renaissance as the world's largest accelerator and entrepreneurship competition that supports 100 high-impact teams annually with mentorship and $1M+ in awards.