Upcoming events

    • 8 Dec 2021
    • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
    • 89

    Join the Sustainability Forum and friends for a casual, early evening networking session to celebrate the holiday season. At the top of the hour, we will go around the (virtual) room and have everyone introduce themselves and give us one sustainable minded project that they are working on or excited about in the new year. We will then have smaller breakout rooms open for people to expand on their topics with other like-minded individuals. 

    Hope you will consider joining us and wear your more festival holiday attire! 


    This is a free event.

    • 16 Dec 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • 100 Cummings Center, Beverly, MA 01915

    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.

    Please join us for a fireside chat luncheon where we speak with cyber security industry experts: 

    • Thomas McDermott, Director, CohnReznick Cybersecurity, Technology Risk and Privacy
    • Chris Caprio, Chief Financial Officer, Focus Technology
    • Hillary Caplan, Assurance Manager, CohnReznick (moderator) 

    Speaker Bios:

    Thomas McDermott, Director, 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.

    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.

    Company Description:

    As a leading advisory, assurance, and tax firm, CohnReznick helps forward-thinking organizations achieve their vision by optimizing performance, maximizing value, and managing risk. Our Cybersecurity, Technology Risk and Privacy practice helps companies design and implement robust cybersecurity and privacy strategies that stay ahead of cyberthreats, that is unique to your organization’s mission, operating environment, and risk profile; and most important, one that works to protect your most vital assets.

    Company Link: www.CohnReznick.com/Cybersecurity


    The Cummings Center

    100 Cummings center

    Community Conference Room

    Beverly, MA 01915

    COVID-19 disclaimer: In order to attend this event you will need to show proof of vaccination at the registration desk.

    Thank you to our Host Sponsor!

    • 12 Jan 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting

    Cascade Eco Minerals was formed in 2017 by partners with a history in recycling and material processing to focus on end-of-life solar modules. The minerals in question are obtained from the glass which is removed from the modules in the recycling process. Solar glass on its own has little value as a commodity, but it can be blended with minerals obtained from other streams of glass to make it into more valuable recycled glass cullet.

    Cascade is gearing up for the upcoming wave of solar modules that is anticipated in the coming years. As more and more modules reach end-of-life this issue is only going to grow and setting up appropriate infrastructure now is vital to smoothly decommissioning systems down the road.

    This discussion will cover the history of Cascade and our partner company Dlubak Specialty Glass. Along the way we will go over the basics of the recycling process. The different downstream markets are discussed, and examples of industrial uses are cited. Finally, the discussion will touch on the potential consequences of not pursing solar module recycling.


    Chris Stearns, National Sales Director, Cascase Eco Minerals, LLC

    Chris was born and raised in Vermont and entered the solar industry in 2006. Since then he has been fortunate to travel the world to discuss solar applications in various roles. Chris is the newest member of the team at Cascade Eco Minerals and he brings his knowledge of the industry and a passion for responsible recycling. Chris lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife Madeline and enjoys photography, hiking and travel.

    This is a free event.

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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