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AI Trends is the leading industry media channel focused on the business and technology of enterprise AI. It is designed for business executives wishing to keep track of the major industry business trends, technologies and solutions that can help them keep in front of the fast-moving world of AI and gain competitive advantage., Weekly Update newsletter and News Bulletins cover the application of informatics, IT and computer science in biomedical research and drug discovery. As the life sciences become an increasingly quantitative discipline, Bio-IT World provides topical news coverage and analysis of cutting-edge technologies to handle the data deluge in petascale computing and the tools to deliver individualized medicine.

CSAIL is committed to pioneering new approaches to computing that will bring about positive changes in the way people around the globe live, play, and work.

We focus on developing fundamental new technologies, conducting basic research that furthers the field of computing, and inspiring and educating future generations of scientists and technologists.

With more than 60 research groups working on hundreds of diverse projects, researchers focus on discovering novel ways to make systems and machines smarter, easier to use, more secure, and more efficient. Already a major part of everyday life, computing will become more and more integrated into human experience over the next 50 years. CSAIL will be a driver of this change, attracting brilliant, original thinkers who will dream up technological advances that truly improve our collective existence.


The Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation (MDI) began informally on September 23, 2015 at the Brookline, Massachusetts home of Gov. Michael Dukakis during his Distinguished Leadership Lecture delivered to the first Michael Dukakis Leadership Fellows of 2015-2016. Some two years later, on September 9, 2017, the Michael Dukakis Institute was officially launched at Loeb House, Harvard University with a Board of Leaders composed of: Chairman Michael Dukakis, Director Nguyen Anh Tuan, and members Nazli Choucri, Thomas Patterson, David Silbersweig and John Savage. The MDI mission was also established at that time: “Develop leaders in technology and science while providing an ethical framework for future generations of innovators and influentials, who will create a safe and secure environment based on shared human values, dignity and respect for all Citizens of the World, and to enrich their leadership capability in the interest of global peace and security with an emphasis on generating ideas, developing solutions, and deploying initiatives to solve global issues involving Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence.”


The Consulate General of Canada in Boston drives value and innovation in New England by connecting businesses to Canadian technology, intelligence, ideas, partnerships, suppliers, and talent.  With over 500 artificial intelligence companies, AI is one of Canada's fastest growing sectors, boasting world-leading expertise.

The IBM Watson AI XPRIZE is a $5 million AI and cognitive computing competition challenging teams globally to develop and demonstrate how humans can collaborate with powerful AI technologies to tackle the world’s grand challenges. This prize will focus on creating advanced and scalable applications that benefit consumers and businesses across a multitude of disciplines. The solutions will contribute to the enrichment of available tools and data sets for the usage of innovators everywhere. The goal is also to accelerate the understanding and adoption of AI’s most promising breakthroughs. helps companies gain competitive advantage by providing them with AI-based end-to-end solutions, with the main focus on computer vision, predictive analytics and NLP. We also deliver machine learning and deep learning training programs to support companies in building AI capabilities in-house. We use methodology developed during research and commercial projects we have done for clients including NTT, Nielsen, L’Oreal, Google and Intel.


FORTUNE helps you succeed big in business by connecting you with hard-to-access business luminaries and out-of-the-box disruptors. We benchmark success, empower leadership, spark insights, and fuel wisdom through unrivaled access and best-in-class storytelling.

AnalyticsWeek started with a meet up chapter started in 2013, enabling businesses and technology professionals to interact with each another around data and analytics. Additionally, this addressed the growing concern of the business community on the lack of knowledge surrounding ‘big data’. The meet ups therefore reiterated confidence amongst technology professionals as they understood data analytics from a business’s perspective. The outpouring support and the consequent hike in demand compelled us to create a weeklong conference that would bring the data community together. The aim of this conference was to discuss the current trends in data analytics around 5 knowledge areas/verticals: Data, Health, Finance, Marketing and Talent Analytics.


COGNITIVE WORLD is a knowledge hub, ecosystem and marketplace for dealmakers involved in AI transformation. A go-to resource and member-based hub for artificial intelligence content, engagement and commerce, COGNITIVE WORLD delivers a credible platform for c-level solution providers and also enterprise buyers to self-publish valuable content, which is distributed widely. Our team of well-known thought leaders also contribute articles to our FORBES site. COGNITIVE WORLD on FORBES (

MIT Sloan Management Review leads the discourse among academic researchers, business executives and other influential thought leaders about advances in management practice, particularly those shaped by technology, that are transforming how people lead and innovate. MIT SMR disseminates new management research and innovative ideas so that thoughtful executives can capitalize on the opportunities generated by rapid organizational, technological and societal change.

451 Research is a global research and advisory firm. They generate the data-driven insight that empowers technology and service providers, IT leaders and financial professionals to capitalize on their market opportunity. For more information see

IDC is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries.

Lux Research is a leading provider of market intelligence services, helping clients drive growth through technology innovation. With quality data derived from primary research, fact-based analysis, and opinions that challenge traditional thinking, Lux clients are empowered to make better, informed decisions today to ensure future success. A pioneer in the research industry, Lux is uniquely positioned with technical expertise in addition to business insights, augmented by advanced analytics.

Rethink is expert in technology; Wireless, Video and the Internet of Things. Unlike some analyst groups, we don’t sugar coat how tough the future will be. To us these three areas are the most interesting and rich eco-systems in technology –cellular has some massive challenges ahead, but remains the largest technology industry in the world. Video, to quote Star Trek’s captain Kirk is the final frontier for technology, the toughest test of any network; and the internet of things teaches us to think differently about what role the cloud can have. Fresh waves of technology are arriving more frequently, leaving some industries to cope with sudden, radical change – change in what is expected of them; change in their investment requirements; change in their route to market formulas.

rpa2ai Research is a global industry analyst and advisory firm focused on Enterprise Automation and Artificial Intelligence. rpa2ai has extensive experience in advising global corporations on Digital Transformation leveraging our proprietary IP frameworks, maturity models and performance benchmarks. rpa2ai is known for independent and unbiased evaluations of leading automation and AI tools and extensive repository of industry landscapes. rpa2ai has presence across Asia-Pac and US.

The Cognitive Computing Consortium, the mission of the Cognitive Computing Consortium is to provide a forum for researchers, developers and practitioners of cognitive computing and its allied technologies. Its goals are to: Develop a Community, Create Alliances, Publish Research and Sponsor Events.

The Object Management Group® (OMG®) is an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium. Founded in 1989, OMG standards are driven by vendors, end-users, academic institutions and government agencies. OMG Task Forces develop enterprise integration standards for a wide range of technologies and an even wider range of industries.

LUI News, published since 1993, is the industry’s leading newsletter on the commercial use of speech and natural language technology, including speech recognition, natural language interpretation, text-to-speech, speaker authentication, audio search, and voice search, and developments in machine learning, AI, and other related technologies.

Design elegant AI solutions that create meaningful relationships. F(AI) provides enterprise-class AI as a Service platform and managed services for designing, implementing and optimizing AI-powered digital employees who engage your customers across multiple channels in multiple languages.


Aite Group: Aite Group is a global research and advisory firm delivering comprehensive, actionable advice on business, technology, and regulatory issues and their impact on the financial services industry. With expertise in banking, payments, insurance, wealth management, and the capital markets, we guide financial institutions, technology providers, and consulting firms worldwide. We partner with our clients, revealing their blind spots and delivering insights to make their businesses smarter and stronger. Visit us on the web and connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Hurwitz & Associates is a strategy consulting, market research and analyst firm that focuses on how technology solutions solve real world customer problems. Hurwitz research concentrates on disruptive technologies, such as Cloud Computing, Service Oriented Architecture and Web 2.0, Service Management, Information Management, and Social and Collaborative Computing.

Through talks, articles, workshops, seminars, and projects we strive to learn about the daunting challenges that organizations face admits a digital revolution and solutions for how to tackle them.The Innovation Lab customer portfolio encompasses international giants such as Sony Ericsson, Samsung, Microsoft, HP and Mars as well as proud Nordic brands such as Statoil, DNB, IKEA, Vestas, LEGO, B&O and the A.P. Moller Maersk Group. We are 35 employees spread in Denmark, Norway, Dubai and San Francisco.

Juniper Research has grown to become one of the leading analyst firms in the digital technologies and mobile sector. Juniper specialises in identifying and appraising new high growth market sectors within the digital ecosystem. Market sizing and forecasting are the cornerstones of our offering, together with competitive analysis, strategic assessment and business modelling. Our global clients range from mobile operators through to content providers, vendors and financial institutions.

Mobile ID World is here to bring you the latest in mobile authentication solutions and application providers. Our company is dedicated to providing users with the best content and cutting edge information on technology, news, and mobile solutions for your mobile identity management needs.From the same minds that brought you FindBiometrics, Mobile ID World is committed to bringing you the best information, in a quick, contextual, and comprehensive way. Mobile ID World is your authorized go-to source for everything in strong mobile authentication. This includes: M2M, NFC, access control, biometrics enabled smartphones and anything that promises to make life more convenient and secure.

Tractica is a market intelligence firm that focuses on human interaction with technology. The company’s market research and consulting services provide industry participants and stakeholders with in-depth analysis of emerging technology trends, business issues, market drivers, and end-user demand dynamics across multiple application domains including home, mobile, health, automotive, enterprise, and industrial markets. Tractica’s global market coverage combines qualitative and quantitative research methodologies to provide a comprehensive view of the emerging market opportunities surrounding Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, User Interface Technologies, Wearable Devices, and Digital Health.

The Applied Voice Input Output Society (AVIOS) is a not-for-profit private foundation founded in 1981. AVIOS provides a forum for promoting practical applications of advanced speech technology, such as speech recognition, text-to-speech synthesis, and speaker authentication, along with supporting technologies such as natural language interpretation and knowledge representation. AVIOS organizes the Conversational Interaction Conference annually in collaboration with TMA Associates, continuing a long tradition of AVIOS conferences. AVIOS local chapters are active in areas that range from New York to Boston to Israel, providing informative talks and valuable networking.

Mobile-Monday-Health Healthtech Boston

Healthtech Boston, the new group from Mobile Monday Boston, brings together technology experts and medical professionals who are passionate about healthcare. HealthTech Boston bridges the gap between these two communities by helping tech experts to enter the complex healthcare sector and provide technical assistance to local healthcare institutions.

We are an independent, non-profit organization serving as the innovation hub for robotics and connected devices. Through our programming and events, we help bring together innovative startups and existing technology organizations to nurture the next generation of talent, and promote economic growth and innovation. By working with diverse local talent, we are helping to bring about the next global evolution of robotics.

The Industrial Internet Consortium is the world’s leading organization transforming business and society by accelerating the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Our mission is to deliver a trustworthy IIoT in which the world’s systems and devices are securely connected and controlled to deliver transformational outcomes.

WITI started in 1989 as The International Network of Women in Technology and, in 2001, evolved into The WITI Professional Association, the world's leading trade association for tech-savvy women. Today, WITI is the premiere global organization empowering women in business and technology to achieve unimagined possibilities.

With a global network of smart, talented women and a market reach exceeding 2 million, WITI has powerful programs and partnerships that provide connections, resources, opportunities and a supportive environment of women committed to helping each other. Along with its professional association of Networks throughout the U.S. and worldwide, including Hong Kong, Great Britain, Australia, and Mexico, WITI delivers value for individuals that work for a company, the government or academia, as well as small business owners.

The Robot Report provides engineering, technology and business professionals with a single source for breaking news, product information, independent analysis and in-depth research focused on the development, application and use of robotics and intelligent systems technologies, products and services.

The definitive weekly newsletter on A.I. and Deep Learning, published by Waikit Lau and Arthur Chan. Our background spans MIT, CMU, Bessemer Venture Partners, Nuance, BBN, etc. Every week, we curate and analyze the most relevant and impactful developments in A.I.

Analytics Ventures was founded to create some of the most innovative data businesses of our generation. We are believers that mankind is on the verge of the most rapid transformation ever due to the growing symbiotic relationship between human and artificial intelligence. As such, we have developed a front-to-end venture studio that provides a proven execution framework to drive the highest probability of success and rapid market validation.

The FinTech Weekly Magazine features insider articles on recent issues and strategies in the finance industry. The articles are authored by professionals from the financial and tech industry, providing profound insights into topics that really matter today – and tomorrow.


InsideHPC is an independent website that distills news, strategies, products and services in the world of High Performance Computing for the HPC community. Sign up for our free newsletter by clicking here.

Insight Pharma Reports are written by experts in consulting and industry who collaborate with us to provide a series of reports that evaluate the salient issues in pharmaceutical technology, business, and therapy markets. Insight Pharma Reports are used by leading pharmaceutical, biotech, diagnostic, consulting, and financial companies to keep abreast of the latest advances in pharmaceutical R&D, their potential applications and business impacts, and their current and future position in the marketplace.


IoT Now - How to run an IoT enabled business. With exclusive analyst reports and specialist journalists, IoT Now is the leading global brand covering the Internet of Things, machine-to-machine communications (M2M), embedded devices and connected consumer devices. Delivering webcasts, bi-monthly magazines, white-papers, daily news and expert opinion pieces, IoT Now focuses on the deployment of these technologies across the enterprise, automotive, logistics, healthcare, utilities, travel, security and smart city verticals. To join our community, register at: For more information, contact: Charlie Bisnar at

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Pharma Connections Pharma Connections Worldwide® is a professional consulting company focused in the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Devices and Life Sciences industry. Areas of expertise include strategic business development, sales, due diligence, investment and market launch strategy, licensing and commercialization strategy.

KDnuggets™ is a leading site on Business Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, Data Science, and Machine Learning. KDnuggets has received over 50 awards/mentions as a leading publication. For more information, click here.

A pioneer in scholarly open access publishing, MDPI has supported academic communities since 1996. Based in Basel, Switzerland, MDPI has the mission to foster open scientific exchange in all forms, across all disciplines. Our 212 diverse, peer-reviewed, open access journals are supported by over 35,500 academic editors. We serve scholars from around the world to ensure the latest research is freely available and all content is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY).

RTInsights aims to provide a forum for this community to learn from other people’s experiences, glean insights from independent experts’ opinions, discover new developments, and follow relevant industry and vendor news.

We are dedicated to helping you understand the real-time ecosystem, how transformative it is and continues to be and how it can drive significant business value for your organization.


Science has long been one of the most credible and trusted sources of information for scientists around the world. Published by the not-for-profit AAAS, Science – and its growing family of journals – continue to set the standard for original research and news content that scientists have come to depend on.


STAT delivers fast, deep, and tough-minded journalism about life sciences and the fast-moving business of making medicines. We take you inside academic labs, biotech boardrooms, and political backrooms. We cast a critical eye on scientific discoveries, scrutinize corporate strategies, and chronicle roiling battles for talent, money, and market share. We examine controversies and puncture hype. With an award-winning newsroom, STAT gives you indispensable insights and exclusive stories on the technologies, personalities, power brokers, and political forces driving massive changes in the life science industry — and a revolution in human health. These are the stories that matter to us all.

From the beginning, we’ve recognized that enterprise tech buyers need definitive guidance and insight when researching purchases. Written specifically for them, TechTarget’s problem-solving content achieves first-page ranking in organic search across more than 10,000 specific topics. Our readership’s editorial and marketing consumption patterns provide us unique insights into their needs and behaviors. Through nearly two decades of optimization, we’ve perfected ways of strengthening their interest and influencing their actions. Every day, we keep our finger on the pulse of what’s happening in your target market, what’s working for marketers and how we can better assist you in reaching your goals.

The Scientist is the magazine for life science professionals—a publication dedicated to covering a wide range of topics central to the study of cell and molecular biology, genetics, and other life-science fields. Through innovative print articles, online stories, and multimedia features, the magazine explores the latest scientific discoveries, trends in research, innovative techniques, new technology, business, and careers. It is read by leading researchers in industry and academia who value penetrating analyses and broad perspectives on life-science topics both within and beyond their areas of expertise. Written by prominent scientists and professional journalists, articles in The Scientist are concise, accurate, accessible, and entertaining.

The TOP500 project was launched in 1993 to improve and renew the Mannheim supercomputer statistics, which had been in use for seven years.Our simple TOP500 approach does not define “supercomputer” as such, but we use a benchmark to rank systems and to decide on whether or not they qualify for the TOP500 list. The benchmark we decided on was Linpack, which means that systems are ranked only by their ability to solve a set of linear equations, A x = b, using a dense random matrix A.


WORLD MEDICAL INNOVATION FORUM Artificial Intelligence | April 8-10 | Boston, MA The 2019 Forum will bring together 1,700+ global leaders in the emerging discipline of artificial intelligence and machine learning for in-depth conversations on the fast-developing novel technologies that characterize this early era of adoption. Impact on patients, clinicians and systems will be examined in depth. The Forum’s 60+ panels, presentations, fire side chats, and networking events will feature 160+ industry and investment executives, teamed with Harvard clinical and research leaders, who will focus on patient interactions across care settings, and the role technology and data can play in advancing knowledge discovery and care delivery. Click here to register.


Babson An independent, not-for-profit institution, Babson is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and the EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). In the 2015–2016 academic year, more than 2,100 undergraduate and 900 graduate students are attending Babson, representing more than 80 countries. Learn more about the students in the first-year undergraduate class as well as the MBA and Masters graduate programs.

Boston New Technology is a community-supported technology, startup and business networking group with 22k members/subscribers, whose mission is to help local businesses launch and grow, especially startups! BNT is an awesome network for entrepreneurs, investors, coders, designers, business-developers, marketers, technology enthusiasts and other professionals to connect at live events, be inspired and educated, share amazing opportunities, collaborate, launch and learn about new product ventures, form partnerships and grow businesses! Learn more at

H2o-ai is the open source leader in AI. Its mission is to democratize AI for everyone. is transforming the use of AI with software with its category creating visionary open source machine learning platform, H2O. More than 14,000 companies use open-source H2O in mission-critical use cases for Finance, Insurance, Healthcare, Retail, Telco, Sales, and Marketing. H2O Driverless AI, “Data Scientist in a Box”, provides an easier, faster and effective means of implementing data science. In February 2018, Gartner named, as a Leader in the 2018 Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine Learning Platforms. partners with leading technology companies such as NVIDIA, IBM, AWS, Azure and Google and is proud of its growing customer base which includes Capital One, Progressive Insurance, Comcast, Walgreens and Kaiser Permanente. For more information and to learn more about how is transforming business with AI, visit: is a comprehensive, centralized online platform designed to connect, support, and grow Greater Boston’s world-class technology and early-stage community. Developed in a public-private partnership between the City of Boston, Venture Café, Gust, and a wide number of partners from Boston's startup community, StartHub serves as Greater Boston's homepage for the startup ecosystem.


Glasswing Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm dedicated to investing in the next generation of AI and frontier technology startups that enable the rise of the intelligent enterprise. We leverage our deep domain expertise and our world-leading advisory councils to invest in exceptional founders who are driving the AI revolution and fostering growth for the ecosystem. For more information about the firm please visit: