First Friday: Trish Kennedy’s no-code Zudy

Trish Kennedy, the Cape Cod entrepreneur who created the global technology company Back Office, spoke to a full house at November’s First Friday Breakfast Series about her new business, Zudy. When they started out, Trish was a journalist and her husband Tom was a computer programmer. Together they started a computer and consulting company in […]

Infrastructure Committee: public transportation update

Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority Administrator Tom Cahir joined the October meeting of the Infrastructure Committee, updating the committee on regional transportation. Tom said they have been working on improving the system from top to bottom, fixing bus routes from all 15 towns so passengers can get anywhere on the Cape in a relatively efficient […]

First Friday: OpenCape and the future of the network

Our October First Friday’s speaker was Steve Johnson, Executive Director of OpenCape. OpenCape has been busy this last year. In September 2016 they ended the relationship with CapeNet, bringing all operations under one roof. In addition to owning the network (as of November of last year), they do all sales, marketing, and maintenance in-house. Steve […]

August Infrastructure: the rate case, grid modernization, and alternative energy

At the August meeting, the Infrastructure Committee discussed the Rate Case, Grid Modernization, and alternative energy. Rate Case: CVEC reported a well attended Eversource public hearing, noting that it was interesting to hear from a roomful of officials. Towns officials have realized how much money they will lose if net metering is changed, not only […]

First Friday: One Click from Disaster

If you’re concerned about hacking and cyber theft, you’re not alone (and you’re not over-reacting). Our speaker for August First Friday was Jeremie Mailloux, Lead Technician and co-owner of the managed IT service provider itWorks. Everybody’s been hacked at some point, Jeremie said – including the military, public utilities, and hospitals. It only takes one click […]

First Friday: Made in Mashpee

The presenters at our June First Friday breakfast meeting made a lot of people want to go back to high school. At the Mashpee Technology Center at Mashpee Middle/High School, the offerings are not your parents’ shop class. Michael Looney, Kevin Blute, Amanda Hough, and Salvatore Nocella, who run the program, provide a hands-on learning […]

May Infrastructure: incentivizing solar

At last month’s meeting of the CCTC Infrastructure Committee we heard from Austin Brandt, Power supply planner for the Cape Light Compact, about the EverSource Rate Case. He ended that meeting encouraging individuals and organizations to attend public hearings and submit written comments to the DPU. The Committee invited representatives from Eversource to attend but […]

Career Innovation Day – the 2017 speaker panel

Where’s the work? It’s here on Cape Cod! The Second Annual Career Innovation Day, organized by the Cape Cod Technology Council in collaboration with the Cape Cod Community College and the Cape Cod Regional STEM Network, began with a speaker panel at Cape Cod Community College. We heard from the Cape Cod Commission about the […]

April Infrastructure: Rate Case update from Cape Light Compact

Austin Brandt, Power supply planner for the Cape Light Compact, came to the April Infrastructure Committee meeting to update us on the Rate Case Public Hearings. Changes in the Rate Case are a general increase in rates, alignment of rate classes between NSTAR and WMECo (Western Massachusetts Electric Co), consolidation of NSTAR rates, and changes […]

April First Friday: exploring the ocean

Dr. Yuki Honjo, Chief Operating Officer of McLane Research Laboratories in Falmouth, spoke at our April First Friday breakfast on the importance of team work and collaboration between industry and academia in furthering advances in Ocean Sciences. She began her presentation with images of medieval maps, with the illuminated text hic sunt dracones in the ocean […]