The Innovation unConference 2014 organized by the Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) took place on November 14 in Boston, MA. For the second year in a row, Auriga sponsored and participated in the event at The Hynes Convention Center that gathered 900+ enthusiastic innovative minds from C-level executives and investors to entrepreneurs and students.
The name “unConference” stems from the unique format of the event: The lack of a pre-planned schedule from the event provider is compensated by the sessions organized by attendees on the day of the conference. Everyone can pitch an idea that can facilitate improvised sessions, discussions, and brainstorms where people representing an entire ecosystem can share information and experiences, helping each other find new solutions and make connections.
The variety of subjects and areas of expertise presented by the crowd at the Hynes Convention Center was truly striking and inspirational. The big themes included the following: retaining talent in the tech scene, women in innovation/biz/tech, startup frameworks, Internet of Things, wearables, big data & analytics, and entrepreneurship.
Andrey Pronin, SVP of Strategy, Technology, and Marketing at Auriga, shared his impressions:
The unConference has a unique atmosphere—interactive, energetic, and very enjoyable. It is probably the only event where you can experience the constant free flow of ideas, selfless cooperation, collaboration, a great deal of enthusiasm, and brainstorming with such a diverse community. These are things that set the unConference apart. The event also provided an invaluable opportunity to connect with a lot of people working in the technology sector and develop new contacts.
About the Mass Technology Leadership Council, Inc.
With more than 550 member companies, the Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) is the region’s leading technology association and the premier network for tech executives, entrepreneurs, investors, and policy leaders. MassTLC’s purpose is to accelerate innovation by connecting people from across the technology landscape, providing access to industry-leading content and ideas, and offering a platform for visibility for member companies and their interests. More at www.masstlc.org