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 […]

Technology and visual arts: John Sullivan at First Friday

For someone who thought of computers as glorified typewriters, John Sullivan has come a long way. “I’m probably the worst person to talk about technology,” John admitted at our August First Friday breakfast. “Technology and I are friends, but we fight.” John’s talk focused on how the field of visual arts has changed with the […]

First Friday: from table to farm

The topic for June’s First Friday was black soldier fly larvae, because who doesn’t want to hear about fly larvae over breakfast? As one student said, “they’re not a pest fly, so they won’t land on your sandwich.” Joseph Fisher, Ann Marie Luppino, and Jack Rogers, students in the Upper Cape Regional Tech’s Environmental Science […]

Dara Bryan: Building a community

Cape Cod Technology Council Board member Dara Bryan moved here four years ago for the summer, and liked it so much she came back the following spring in search of “a real career.” Not only did she find a career, she found a community. But it wasn’t easy. She discovered that there are two Cape […]

February Infrastructure: Housing

The Cape Cod Commission is working on an update of the regional policy plan – a “coherent set of regional planning policies and objectives to guide development throughout said Barnstable County and to protect the region’s resources.”  The plan has to be revised at least every five years. In the past, this committee has reviewed […]

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 […]