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Peabody Marriott

8A Centennial Drive
Peabody, MA 01960 United States
978-977-9700 http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bospb-boston-marriott-peabody/

May 2016

The Massachusetts Innovation Economy: Opportunities for All

May 25, 2016 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Peabody Marriott, 8A Centennial Drive
Peabody, MA 01960 United States
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$25 – $40

Massachusetts is ranked first in the country for our innovation and technology economy. While Boston gets much of the attention as a hub for this growth, how is the rest of the Commonwealth involved – and how can communities outside the city contribute? Katie Stebbins, Assistant Secretary for Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Baker administration, will provide an overview of the innovation economy state-wide, including along the North Shore, and will cover strategies for ensuring that every community has the opportunity to…

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Computing in the Cloud: Misconceptions and Reality

May 25, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Peabody Marriott, 8A Centennial Drive
Peabody, MA 01960 United States
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$25 – $40

Although cloud computing has been around for a while, misconceptions still abound about what exactly it is and who is using it. In fact, 54 percent of Americans say they never use it while in reality, 95 percent actually do. Today, the cloud is ubiquitous on both a personal and professional level – with almost every business, both small and large, using it in some capacity. The local innovation community is leading the way in terms of leveraging the cloud…

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September 2016

Cannabis: From the Shadows to a Billion Dollar Pharmaceutical Industry

September 28, 2016 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Peabody Marriott, 8A Centennial Drive
Peabody, MA 01960 United States
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$25 – $40

With a fascinating and at times sordid history, the use of cannabis dates back to prehistoric times. The United States banned the use of cannabis in the early 1930s, but today it has evolved into a partially legalized, multi-billion dollar industry. Current market estimates forecast the Massachusetts medical marijuana market to grow to nearly $80 million in 2016, to possibly over $1 billion at full maturity. James Kurnick, M.D., Founder and CEO of MassMedicum – one of the first 15…

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