February infrastructure: things in the works

In February’s Infrastructure Committee meeting we revisited grid modernization, and had updates on Last Mile including an upcoming workshop in Falmouth. CCTC General Counsel has looked at Memorandum of Understanding between Cape Light Compact and the Cape Cod Technology CouncilCape Light Compact’ regarding grid modernization, with no substantive changes. Now the Massachusetts Department of Public […]

January Infrastructure: grid modernization

At the January meeting, the Infrastructure Committee updated members on grid modernization. To comply with an order from the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, Eversource must update its grid modernization plan. Grid reliability has been a longstanding concern of the committee. It is the committee’s hope that in modernizing the grid Eversource will incorporate new […]

Infrastructure Committee: November update

Steve Johnston, the new Executive Director at Open Cape joined us for the Infrastructure Committee’s November meeting. He discussed Open Cape’s new web-site which is expected to launch in mid-December. We were also joined by Carl Persson of Ocean Solutions. Carl has a start up business making hydrogen by electrolysis more efficiently. Not only can […]

The Technology of Keeping Fit

In preparation for Thanksgiving and the holidays, the Cape Cod Technology Council’s November First Friday Breakfast speaker was Tim Calise, of Koko FitClub. Koko FitClub is a digital gym founded by husband-wife Cape Cod team Mike Lannon and Mary Obana. There are now 130 locations in 30 states, four of which are on Cape Cod. […]

October Infrastructure: regional plans, and the Blue Economy

In October the Infrastructure Committee discussed the 208 Wastewater Plan, a Regional Policy Plan, and the blue economy. The EPA has approved the 208 Wastewater Plan, which you can find on the Cape Cod Commission’s website. According to a meeting where the Commission summarized the report, all the solutions will be on a regional watershed […]

First Friday at MBL

Since Woods Hole is the site of the prestigious 6th International Oyster Symposium (the first time held outside the Far East), the Cape Cod Technology Council invited Roger Williams University Associate Professor of Marine Biology Dale Leavitt to speak at October’s First Friday Breakfast. We met at the Marine Biological Laboratory’s Swope Conference Center in […]

The science and technology of oysters

Previously only held in the Far East, the International Oyster Symposium came to Massachusetts in October, at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole and at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in West Falmouth, MA. Past conferences, covering oyster science, industry, and culture, have been held in Japan, Taiwan, China, Tasmania, and Vietnam. In preparation for […]

July’s First Friday: buried treasure

In 2010 Tom Keyes and his wife bought an 1817 colonial in Sandwich – or at least he thought they did. At our First Friday Breakfast in July, Tom told us what he discovered about his house, and how it became an archeological site and topic of learning at Sandwich’s STEM program for middle schoolers. […]

Anne Marie Fallon: Paving the way for digital natives

Things have changed. College students today have not known life without Google, Skype and cellphones. As students change, campuses change with them. In 2013 Mass Maritime Academy created a new VP position, overseeing technology and library services. Cape Cod Technology Council board member Anne Marie Fallon filled that position as Vice President & CIO, IT Services. […]

Think global, invest local.

It’s not a bumper sticker (yet), but to think global and invest local is good financial practice according to First Friday speaker Michael A. Tyler, Chief Investment Officer of Eastern Bank Wealth Management Division. Michael began with an economic overview, saying the summer 2015 rebound was welcome, but it’s been choppy and erratic. The drivers of the […]