Innovation Partnerships Network

Innovation Partnerships Conference
Innovation Partnerships Conference
December 9, 2016

                      The Massachusetts Data Science Opportunity: 

                  Partnership Strategies to Win in a Digital World

IPN Annual Conference – December 9, 2016
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston – 600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston

Working together with industry, university and government, our goal is to make Massachusetts a global leader in the use of data science, AI, machine learning and related fields – and a model for the data partnerships needed to respond to grand challenges.  That means assuring we have the most interesting cutting edge work solving hard problems in Boston and across the state that will attract the most outstanding talent – to our large firms and institutions, to start ups and to our universities.  And it means pooling resources and sharing assets and establishing data collaborations that will draw new large scale funding from the private sector and from Washington.


Join us as we lay the foundation to establish the networks, collaborations and partnerships to better organize our fragmented regional assets.


This conference offers an opportunity to connect with other Boston leaders in an interactive format combining thought-provoking presentations and agenda-setting table discussions.  A networking cocktail reception will immediately follow the program’s conclusion.


8:00 – 8:30          Registration and Breakfast  

Exploring and Launching Partnership Agendas

8:30 – 9:00          Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:00 – 9:30          Plenary – Massachusetts:  The Data Science Opportunities

A roadmap and vision for Data Collaborations and the Commonwealth’s global role as a Data Science hub.  Connecting the dots around digital strategies and data partnerships, behavioral research and computer science in financial services, life sciences and other sectors.

9:30 – 10:45        Plenary – The Partnership Agenda

The organizational view of the agenda for collaboration – two senior executives’ visions.  Plus reports on the findings and recommendations from the IPN FinTech Roadmap and the Life Sciences/Healthcare Data Science Framework.

Findings and actionable recommendations from two cornerstone IPN reports:  The Financial Technology (FinTech) Boston Road Map, and the Life Sciences/Healthcare Data Partnerships Road Map. Insights into best practices to building sophisticated, nontraditional data partnership models and learn how to break down data silos for new opportunities, while adhering to regulatory requirements. Opening presenters are Mike Fanning, Executive Vice President, Mass Mutual and Ed Benz, recently retired Dana-Farber CEO.

10:45 – 11:00     Break/ Move to Breakouts

11:00 – 12:15     Breakouts – Partnerships for Growth:  Launching a 2017-2019 Agenda

      Financial Services Table Discussions

  • The Financial Services Group will break into facilitated roundtables to discuss implications of the Road Map studies to their sector and the region, and actions going forward.  Topics will include regional initiatives, cybersecurity, opportunities for data partnerships.  The session will conclude with report out

     Regional Life Sciences/Healthcare Data Science Agenda

  • Developing a regional data science agenda for the sector focusing on partnerships for talent and analytics, with oncology as an initial priority, and launching an effective practice network of CIO’s and research computing directors.  Where are opportunities to align the state’s priorities with hospital and industry data science agendas? 

12:15 – 12:30        Move to lunch

 12:30 – 1:45        Plenary Lunch Session

                                Remarks and Table Discussion Report Outs

1:45 – 2:00          Move to afternoon roundtables/breakout

Next Wave Data Science:  Opportunities for Global Leadership and Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration

2:00 – 3:15          Plenary Roundtables – The Data Science Community

Roundtable community meetings of larger and emerging firms and academia will discuss innovation in key areas, followed by report outs.

  • AI/Machine Learning/Predictive Analysis
  • Privacy and Cybersecurity
  • Behavioral Research
  • Internet of Things
  • Smart Contracts
  • Risk and Data

2:00 – 3:15          Breakout – Quarterly meeting of the Massachusetts Financial Services Advisory Council

 (open to all attendees)

3:15 – 3:30          Move to Closing Session

                        The Privacy and Security Policy Agenda

3:30 – 4:15          Closing Plenary

 The Privacy and Security Policy Agenda

Including an update on data science regulation and likely developments in federal privacy and security policy in the next four years, and possible state roles that support growing the data science sector.

Closing Remarks

4:15 – 5:00          Reception

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