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Known as the must-attend event for discovering what’s next, MITX’s FutureM brings together marketing and technology innovators to contemplate and celebrate the future of Marketing.  FutureM is about integrating traditional marketing, digital marketing, R&D, product development and all other parts of an organization that impact customer engagement and purchasing decisions; all hosted at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
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Tuesday, September 16 • 10:30am - 11:15am
Keeping Our Young: A Growth Tale in Boston

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Highly intelligent young individuals flock to Boston to further their education and hone their skills, while playing a major role in our local economy. Upon graduation, the bright lights and big names of New York City and Silicon Valley has drawn them away. But Boston has hit the trifecta (quite literally) with outstanding technology, healthcare, and education sectors that no other city can rival. As a result, now more than ever, this group is choosing to stay - creating a very attractive and much sought-after talent pool.

Boston is home to this panel’s impressive group of young professionals. In this session, they’ll tell you first-hand why they chose to build their careers here. We’ll also explore why Boston is THE best place for young talent; and how you can help retain this talent in our area, help the trend continue.

Speakers
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Jascha Franklin-Hodge (@jfh)

CIO, City of Boston
Mayor Martin J. Walsh appointed Jascha Franklin-Hodge as the City's Chief Information Officer in June 2014. As Chief Information Officer, Franklin-Hodge leads the City's efforts to enhance online service delivery, empower City employees with effective digital tools, and improve access to technology and the Internet for all Boston neighborhoods.  Prior to his work with the City, Franklin-Hodge co-founded Blue State Digital (BSD) in 2004... Read More →
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Kelly Schaefer (@kellyschaefer)

Senior Business Designer, IDEO
Kelly Schaefer is a Senior Business Designer at IDEO Boston, where she uses her background in entrepreneurship, media and education to develop new ventures and launch innovative products and services. Kelly has founded several companies, worked as a consultant in media and aerospace & defense for Bain & Company, and led a new division for a leadership education non-profit based in South Africa. Kelly earned an MBA with High... Read More →
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Moritz Plassnig (@moritzplassnig)

Co-Founder & CEO, Codeship
Moritz Plassnig is the cofounder and CEO of Codeship, a developer-tool company with offices in Boston/MA and Vienna/Austria. Codeship enables software companies to speed up their software deployment through an automated process. Its products are used by customers & thousands of developers from all over the world. Before that, he cofounded Pioneers, the leading platform for entrepreneurship and innovative future technologies in Europe.
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Amber Milos

CEO and co-founder, Did It
Amber is the co-founder and CEO of an early stage start-up, Did It, a photo-sharing app that captures your photos plus the details that matter so you can capture and share not just your pics, but your full lifestyle experiences and life out with friends. While a first time-entrepreneur, Amber has lived and breathed the lifestyle industry for almost 10 years through a variety of marketing and sales roles in the spirits industry. Most recently... Read More →

Track Host
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Nikki Raffenetti (@nikkiraff)

SVP, Talent, AMP Agency
Nikki Raffenetti is a 20-year veteran of the creative, marketing and advertising industry. Nikki has established herself through a variety of roles over the years, from creative to operations and now, SVP of Talent where she is responsible for finding, retaining and motivating people of all generations. She's described as sarcastic, passionate, trustworthy and maybe even a little bit of a firecracker. Not in any particular order of course. She is... Read More →


Tuesday September 16, 2014 10:30am - 11:15am
Talent & Career Track - Room 162 A-B 415 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210

Attendees (18)