Tuesday, January 19, 2010

UMass Memorial CIO Addresses MassTLC Members


Dr. George Brenckle, CIO of UMass Memorial Health Care addressed members of the MassTLC healthcare community to discuss the hospital's new initiatives in information technology and some of the biggest challenges to overcome in 2010. UMass Memorial started actively upgrading its information technology in 2008, addressing both the ambulatory and the acute care setting. Dr. Brenckle provided an overview of efforts to integrate both within the UMass system and with the Central Massachusetts community. If you are a MassTLC member and interested in a copy of Dr. Brenckle's presentation, please send an email to christine@masstlc.org

The presentation was followed by an advisory board meeting. Stay tuned for a program in March focused on patient-centric primary care featuring Dr. Paul Grundy, President of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative and IBM's Global Director of Healthcare Transformation.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Hundreds Kick Off Decade at Tech Tuesday 2010


Close to 400 technologists turned out for the first Tech Tuesday of the decade -- sponsored by Hosted Solutions and Microsoft. The theme was social media and dozens gave shout outs to the crowd, with many looking to hire!

Sales & Marketing Roundtable kicks off with Kadient


Mike Kinkead kicked off the 2010 Sales & Marketing Roundtable series with a session featuring Rich Berkman, Vice President of Sales Enablement Strategies at Kadient. The session focused on combining a company's best practices, content and tools to create powerful sales playbooks that will guide the organization's salespeople through the stages of the deals they work -- giving them what they need, just when they need it.

View Rich's Presentation (PPT):

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Anywhere: How Global Connectivity will Revolutionize the Way We Do Business


I dropped by the new global headquarters of the Yankee Group for a celebration of their 40th year serving the networking/technology community and for the launch party for ANYWHERE: How Global Connectivity Will Revolutionize the Way We Do Business. Published by McGraw-Hill and authored by Yankee Group CEO Emily Nagle Green, ANYWHERE draws upon the company's considerable intellectual capital, as well as the insights of over 50 thought leaders in connectivity. Congratulations and best of luck over the next 40 years!