Lauren Lockwood, Boston's first ever chief digital officer, is a Vassar and Harvard Business School graduate who spent startup time at Hourly Nerd and did a consulting stint at Morgan Stanley.
Those are great qualifications, but perhaps most to her credit, Lockwood is 28 — a bona fide millennial who understands that a smartphone can feel like a surgically attached extension of your arm and probably joined Facebook back when the invites were circulating among college sophomores with .edu e-mail addresses.
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Friday is the official ribbon-cutting for a new shared workspace in Springfield focused on testing and deploying new health care technologies. Baystate Health, the big nonprofit healthcare system that spawned the space, has dubbed it the Baystate Health Technology Innovation Center. But that sounds like a name coughed up by a committee, and Christian Lagier, a former entrepreneur and business development executive who will run it, says he expects everyone will call it TechSpring.
Next week, the BetaBoston team will once again be convening by Fenway, this time at the Lansdowne Pub for our monthly BetaBoston Bytes & Brews night out.
Personally, I can't think of a more appropriate place to hang out, network, and grab some hot food and cold beer on frigid November night. Read More
The truth is, we're here because you are. Yes, we probably haven't met. But at BetaBoston we spend an incredible amount of time wondering what you want to read, what you already know, what you'd like to hear more of.
Once in a while, we get the chance to patch in a direct line. Learn what you think, first hand and everything.
Here's what's up: We're plotting a few changes to our site that'll roll out over the next few months. While we're building the blueprints, we'd really like your feedback.
So take this quick survey, tell us what you think. It'll help us a lot. And it won't take you a minute.
From the balconyVideo: BetaBoston's Scott and Dennis talk Techstars demo day
For many in the technology sector, it’s become painstakingly obvious that the industry’s gender gap is a big problem. Yet, at Web Summit this week, one of Europe’s largest tech conferences, the issue was still up for debate.
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If, for some reason, you were in the habit of asking Apple's mobile "assistant" Siri legal advice, and, for some reason she responded, "Put on your big boy pants and accept the agreement," you might be a bit shocked.
"That type of talk doesn't sound like the Apple I know," you might say to yourself. Read More