Vilna Shul Speaker Series
The Vilna Shul Speakers’ Series features leading voices from Boston and beyond speaking on such topics as technology, finance, journalism, the arts, culture, and dynamic networking. Speaker Series’ events are usually held on a Wednesday night depending on speaker availability, conflicts with Red Sox and Patriots games, and conflicts with religious and national holidays. Each event features networking sessions before and after the featured speaker’s presentation with light dinner refreshments. The Series is sponsored by Goodwin Procter LLP one of the nation’s leading law firms with offices in Boston, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Washington, D.C. The firm’s core areas of practice are corporate, litigation and real estate, with specialized areas of focus that include financial services, private equity, technology, REITs and real estate capital markets, intellectual property, products liability and mass torts. Additional information may be found at www.goodwinprocter.com The Series is organized by Doug Levin, a serial entrepreneur based in Boston. For more information, please email him at email@example.com. Some past speakers include:
- Irving Wladawsky-Berger, Chairman Emeritus, IBM Academy of Technology - Ken Novak, Vice Chairman of America Online (AOL) / Time Warner - Scott Kirsner, the Boston Globe's Innovation Economy columnist.
- Bill Aulet, MIT Sloan; Brian Halligan, CEO of HubSpot - David Patrick, CEO of Xkoto; David Weinberger, fellow, the Berkman Center, Harvard Law School - Ed Roberts, David Sarnoff Professor of Management of Technology and Founder & Chair of the MIT Entrepreneurship Center - Ed Zander former Chairman of the Board & CEO at Motorola - Jonathan Kraft, President of The Kraft Group & the New England Patriots - Howard Anderson, William Porter Distinguished Lecturer at MIT Sloan - Marina Hatsopoulos - Nicholas Negroponte, Founder & Chairman of the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) - Robert Lessin, Vice Chairman of Jefferies & Company - Scott Kirsner, the Boston Globe’s Innovation Economy columnist.
- Adam Gaffer, a prodigious blogger - Andy Roberts, VP Advanced Technology, Azuki Systems - Bobby Sager, Philanthropist; Branko Gerovac, Founder, Blackwave & Seachange - Brian Whitman, Founder & CTO, The Echo Nest Corp; Christopher Herot, Chief Product Officer, Vsee - David Aronoff, General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners - Dena Yahya, Director of Revenue & Traffic Management, TripAdvisor; Dharmesh Shah, Co-Founder & CTO Hubspot - Douglas Banks, Editor, Mass High Tech - Florian Hunziker, VP Business Development & Operations, Harmonix - Galen Moore, Journalist, Mass High Tech - Jeff Taylor, the founder of Monster Worldwide & the founder/CEO of Eons & Tributes - Jeremy Wertheimer, CEO & Co-Founder of ITA Software - Joe Berkovitz, President, NoteFlight - Joe Finder, NY Times bestselling author of Vanishing - Jon Radoff, Founder & CEO of GamerDNA & Disruptor Beam - Jonathan Seelig, Managing Director, Globespan Capital Partners - Larry Bohn, Managing Director, General Catalyst Partners - Mark Pascarella, CEO, Gotuit Media; Mark Watkins, CEO & Co-founder of Goby - Matt Kaplan, VP of Solutions & Chief Strategy Officer, PermissionTV - Nabeel Hyatt, Founder & CEO of Conduit; Paul Sagan, President & CEO of Akamai - Peter Blacklow, President, WorldWinner & EVP, Game Show Network - Philip Jacob, Founder & CTO, StyleFeeder - Prakash Khot, CTO, Dimdim - Satayan Mahajan, CEO of Motus Games - Scott Kirsner, the Boston Globe’s Innovation columnist - Steven Kane, Founder & CEO of GameLogic - Tim O'Brien, VP of Media Services, Maven/Yahoo.
- Alan Trefler, Founder & CEO, Pegasystems - Bill Warner, President, Warner Research - Brad Rosen, CEO, Drync - Christopher Herot, Chief Product Officer, VSee Lab - David Frankel, Managing Partner, Founder Collective - Elliot Katzman, Partner, Commonwealth Capital Ventures - Eric Paley, Managing Partner, Founder Collective - Howard Anderson, William Porter Distinguished Lecturer at MIT Sloan - Jeff Fagnan, Partner, Atlas Ventures - Joe Caruso, The Bantam Group - Jonathan Seelig, Managing Director, Globespan Capital Partners - Michael Troiano, President, Holland-Mark Digital - Misiek Piskorski, Associate Professor, Harvard Business School - Noam Wasserman, Associate Professor, Harvard Business School - Ravi Mehta, VP Products, Viximo.