Innovators. In Practice.


    Innovators. In Practice.

    Selçuk I. Güçeri, Bernard M. Gordon Dean of Engineering
    Karen Kashmanian Oates, Peterson Family Dean of Arts & Sciences
    Mark P. Rice, Dean of Business, Harry G. Stoddard Professor

    for an evening of networking, innovation, and camaraderie.

    Tuesday, March 20, 2012
    6:00 p.m.
    Microsoft New England
    Research & Development Center
    One Memorial Drive
    Cambridge, Massachusetts

    Join us at 6:00 p.m. for cocktails, hors d'oeurves and networking.

    A panel discussion will begin at 6:30 p.m.

    "Forecasting the future: driving innovation to facilitate
    new technology development"


    Jeremy Hitchcock ‘04, CEO of Dyn

    For the past 10 years, Jeremy Hitchcock has been CEO of Dyn an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider for everyone from home users to the biggest online brands. With a range of innovative technology, Dyn is a world leader in managed DNS and email delivery services, providing “rock-solid” services. Dyn was named one of Business NH Magazine’s Best Companies to work for from 2007 through 2011 and made the Inc. Magazine 5000 in 2007. Jeremy earned a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems at WPI and currently serves on the School of Business Dean’s Council of Strategic Advisors.

    Bob Mason ‘94,
    Co-Founder and CTO of Brightcove, Inc.

    Bob Mason co-founded
    Brightcove, a leading global provider of cloud content services that are used to publish and distribute professional digital media, in 2004. As the CTO, Bob provides leadership for Brightcove’s vision, technology, and design. More than 3,500 customers in over 50 countries rely on Brightcove to build and operate media experiences across PCs, smartphones, tablets and connected TVs.

    Previously, Bob was a founding member of the product team at ATG, an industry leading online commerce platform. He is passionate about the power of entrepreneurs to better society and improve our local communities. To that end, he mentors other startups through TechStars Boston and provides “microgenius” grants as a Trustee of The Awesome Foundation. Bob received a Bachelor of Science degree in computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1994 and currently sits on the WPI Department of Computer Science Advisory Board.

    Ernie Cormier ‘81, CEO of Nexage, Inc.

    Ernie Cormier has built a successful and wide-ranging career in mobile, digital media and content, software, and the Internet. He is CEO of
    Nexage, Inc., a venture-backed, widely acknowledged leader in mobile advertising. Nexage has the first scaled, real-time mobile ad exchange with the industry-leading Nexage RTB Exchange, enabling publishers and developers to increase their mobile content revenue and advertisers to execute targeted campaigns at scale in the rapidly growing world of mobile web and apps.

    Previously, Ernie was CEO of Zeemote, a venture-backed start-up in mobile gaming and consumer electronics, which was sold in December 2009. He also held senior positions with Virgin Media in the UK, Nextel Communications, TradeOut, Inc., and Lagadere. He holds a BS degree in Controls Engineering from WPI and has completed certificate related training at Georgetown and Harvard business schools.

    If you have any questions contact Leigh Persico at 508-831-5348

    The Microsoft New England Research & Development Center (NERD) is a research and software innovation campus located in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts. The NERD vertical campus spans two buildings with its primary presence and conference center located at One Memorial Drive and a recently renovated and expanded space located at One Cambridge Center. NERD is home to some of Microsoft’s most strategic teams including Microsoft Research New England, Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V), SharePoint Workspace, Microsoft Technical Computing, Microsoft Advertising, Microsoft Lync, Microsoft Office 365 and more. NERD has become a hub of activity for the local tech community and has hosted more than 500 events and welcomed more than 40,000 visitors during the past two years.