May Infrastructure: housing, broadband, and shared resources

We hit on some hot topics at May’s Infrastructure Committee meeting, including housing, broadband, water innovation and STEM. The meeting began with a recap of the 5th Smarter Cape Summit, “Housing on the Cape: It’s smart to be Dense.” The results of the CCYP Shape the Cape survey confirmed the outflow of young professionals from […]

John Landry’s year ahead: 2015 edition

John Landry has been addressing the Cape Cod Tech Council for so long, he’s come to think of us as “Easter with the inlaws.” Looking through his addresses from previous years, John realized that for the most part things haven’t really changed that much. But how things are being used has changed dramatically, and it […]

The new face of health care technology

When we think of what’s new in health care, we tend to think about new cures or procedures. But innovation is happening in the delivery of health care, too. Managing Health Care through Technology was the topic of February’s First Friday Breakfast, with guest speaker Kathleen Hernon, the Operations Readiness Director for Partners HealthCare at […]

Algae – the new/old wastewater technology

Could something tiny be the answer to one of Cape Cod’s biggest problems? January’s First Friday Breakfast speaker, Brian Braginton-Smith, thinks it might be. Braginton-Smith is CEO of AquaGen Infrastructure Systems, Inc.  and Executive Director of the Lewis Bay Research Center, as well as being a long time Cape resident. He has seen our coastal […]

The Section 208 Water Quality Plan

Due to larger than average participation, our Infrastructure Committee meeting was held at the Cape Cod Commission in October, where Paul Niedzwiecki, the Executive Director, presented an overview of the Commission’s drafted Section 208 Water Quality Plan (208 is a section of the Clean Water Act). Cape Cod has 105 watersheds. Fifty-seven of those are […]

Agile vs. Traditional Project Management

How are you getting stuff done? Because our members work on many types of projects, the October First Friday Breakfast was about the merits of Agile vs. Traditional project management, by Alicia Trelles-Duckett. There has been much discussion lately about the emergence and success of “Agile” project management, with many companies now declaring Agile methods their corporate […]

September Infrastructure: Cape & Vineyard Electric Cooperative

In an emergency, can we keep power on when the grid goes down? Liz Argo of Cape and Vineyard Electric Cooperative  visited September’s Infrastructure Meeting, to catch us up on what they are doing, and how their projects may tie in with the Technology Council. CVEC works with the municipalities of Cape Cod and Martha’s […]

How to get rich in cleantech – Thorne Sparkman

“Clean technology is one of the great things people can do with their lives,” Thorne Sparkman said. “And one of the ways entrepreneurs can do well by doing good.” So why is venture capital plummeting? And if it’s so bleak, why are Solar City and Tesla worth so much? Sparkman, managing director at the Slater […]

August First Friday – Snows goes mobile

Snows Home and Garden is about as old school a family business as you can get – which is why Sid Snow was the speaker at our First Friday Breakfast in August. The business was started 127 years ago by Sid’s great, great grandfather (whose home was the Orleans Inn). When Sid came home in […]

July Infrastructure: plans and connections

Last mile, waste water, regional policy. These were the three hot topics at our July Infrastructure meeting. OpenCape and CapeNet recently issued a press release announcing that the network now spans more than 400 miles throughout southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod, with high-speed links to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, and is now self-sustaining. 86 Community […]