Upcoming events

    • 18 May 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Misselwood House at Endicott College
    • 3
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    Please join the North Shore Technology Council and Roessel Joy for an evening of networking with individuals in the technology and life sciences industries at the Misselwood House at Endicott College on May 18, 2022. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Doors open at 5:00 pm. This is a free event to attend.  

    • 25 May 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 58 Pulaski St Building A, Peabody, MA 01960
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    Join NSTC board members and the BioSciences group from the North Shore Technology Council for a night of networking! This networking event is for anyone in the North Shore region who shares a passion for, or does business within, the BioSciences industry. Join us for an evening of beer tasting and networking at Essex County Brewing Company on Pulaski St in Peabody to usher in summer and kick off the holiday weekend!

    Doors open at 5:00 pm. The entrance cost is $15 for members and $25 for non-members and will include food and a drink ticket.

    Generously sponsored by: Avison Young, Pidgeon & Co., Columbia Construction, R.W. Sullivan Engineering, Margulies Perruzzi Architects, Cargill Insurance

    • 8 Jun 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    The North Shore’s history, economic base, and culture are tied to the ocean and the quality of life it provides. Fishing, seafood processing, recreation, tourism, boatbuilding, and other traditional maritime industries have shaped the regional identity. Today, new and emerging industries like marine robotics, sensor technologies, offshore wind, and coastal resilience design engineering and construction are expanding how we think about the maritime environment. The Blue Economy is a pioneering approach that views our ocean not just as a resource to generate economic growth, but as a powerful way to improve ecosystem health and long-term regional prospects. The goal of the North Shore Blue Economy (NSBE) initiative is to build and implement a resilient, sustainable, equitable, and integrated network that leverages our strengths and positions the region to capitalize on emerging opportunities. A Phase I NSBE report was released in late 2021. Katie Kahl, UMass Amherst Gloucester Marine Station faculty and NSBE lead, will discuss the report highlights and share new efforts underway for NSBE Phase II.

    Katherine Kahl, Ph.D., Extension Assistant Professor, Coastal Resilience & Sustainable Fisheries, University of Massachusetts Amherst Gloucester Marine Station

    Katie is a faculty member with UMass Amherst, based at the University’s Gloucester Marine Station. Her work bridges University capacity with regional partner needs. She guides strategy development at the Gloucester Marine Station, building partnerships, financing strategies, and research opportunities focused at the intersection of the Blue Economy, Sustainable Seafood, Marine Ecology, and Coastal Resilience. Katie leads the North Shore Blue Economy initiative in collaboration with a team of regional leaders to build and implement a resilient, sustainable, equitable Blue Economy network on the North Shore, which builds upon strengths and positions the region to capitalize on emerging opportunities in the Blue Economy. Katie also co-leads a multi-state Salt Marsh Working Group of over 80 coastal researchers and practitioners from state, federal, nonprofit, and research institutions.

    This is a free event.


    • 14 Jun 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Community Conference Room, 100 Cummings Center, Beverly, MA 01915
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    With the acceleration of digital disruptions and new ways of working here to stay, the need for organizations to keep up with the speed of business and remain secure has never been greater. We will discuss the ever-changing cybersecurity landscape and gain perspective on enterprise-relevant trends, including ransomware, third-party security, data privacy, and zero trust. Join us for a fireside chat on cybersecurity with industry experts. 

    Doors open at 5:00 pm. The presentation begins at 5:30 pm and will be followed by a networking reception. This is a free event.






    Thomas McDermott, Partner, CohnReznick Cybersecurity, Technology Risk and Privacy

    Tom provides specialized advisory services in a variety of areas, including cybersecurity, IT risk management and governance, information security, and compliance across a broad range of industries. Tom leverages his experience and expertise to assist organizations in the assessment of technology related risks as well as the development and implementation of real-world, pragmatic, solutions to mitigate risk, seize opportunities, and achieve compliance.






    Chris Caprio, Chief Financial Officer, Focus Technology

    Joining Focus in 2017, Chris lends his 20+ years of experience in planning, forecasting and reporting financial data. During his tenure he has been a key contributor to the company’s modernization, transformation and record company growth. Recognized as an industry thought leader, Chris serves as Chair for the Financial Executives International (FEI) Boston and the CFO Leadership Council Boston Chapter and is a sought-after keynote speaker at industry events across the country.


    Ben Bielak, Chief Information Officer, iSpecimen

    Ben brings 25 plus years of executive and senior information technology experience to iSpecimen. In his role at iSpecimen as Chief Information Officer, Ben is responsible for technology delivery and data strategy and services. He most recently served as the Chief Information Officer at GNS Healthcare, a leading casual machine learning product and services company, and as Director of Academic Technology at Harvard University. Prior to his work at GNS and Harvard, Bielak was the Chief Information Officer at Dovetail Health, a high-growth product and services company focused on reducing costs through pharmacy-focused interventions. He previously held roles as Manager of Development and Integration at Boston Medical Center and Senior Manager of Technology at Sapient.







    Moderator: Hillary Caplan, Assurance Manager, CohnReznick

    Hillary Caplan, CPA, is an assurance manager in CohnReznick’s Boston, MA office. She has five years of public accounting experience, providing audit, technical accounting, financial statement preparation, and IPO readiness services. Her primary industry concentration is technology in which she works closely with clients to meet their unique needs. Hillary is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Massachusetts and was the recipient of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants’ (Mass CPAs) 2021 Women to Watch Emerging Leader Award.


    Thank you to our Host Sponsor!


North Shore Technology Council is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 100 Cummings Center, Suite 223-F Beverly, MA 01915.

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