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LEXINGTON-CONCORD CHAPTER CHAPTER - Mar 05, 2013
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Annual Symposium Highlights Business Opportunities

The chapter sponsored the annual New Horizons Symposium held in March at the Marriott Newton Hotel, Newton, Massachusetts. Scott Hardiman, chapter president, welcomed attendees, and Bud Vazquez, chapter first vice president, served as the master of ceremonies. This yearís forum included business presentations from Maj. Gen. Craig Olsen, USAF, and Steven Wert, Air Force program executive officers, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center; Dr. Eric Evans, director, MIT Lincoln Laboratory; Maj. Gen. L. Scott Rice, ANG, adjutant general, Massachusetts National Guard; and Bob Zarnetske, regional administrator, New England Region, Government Services Administration (GSA). Other event features included a senior executive panel discussion on how government and industry could improve communications; a training session by Jerry Smith, director, New England Region, Office of Small Business Utilization, on federal contracting and the GSA; and Rich Byrne, senior vice president, MITRE, presenting his perspectives on unlocking value in big data. Vazquez also presented a $500 check to Col. Lester Weilacher, commander, 66 Air Base Group, to support Hanscomís Troop Care Package drive. More than 400 industry attendees from 200 companies had the unique opportunity to engage with more than 100 government participants to help shape their bid and proposal strategies and research and development investments. In conjunction with the symposium, more than 200 attended the chapterís 3rd annual Gold Circle Breakfast in March at which Dr. Dave McQueeney, vice president and chief technology officer for IBM, provided insights into IBMís research program. Proceeds from Gold Circle directly support the chapterís scholarship program.

Event Photographs:

At the chapterís March symposium, Maj. Gen. Craig Olsen, USAF, program executive officer, Command, Control, Communication, Intelligence and Networks, Hanscom Air Force Base, presents his new business opportunities.
At the chapterís March symposium, Maj. Gen. Craig Olsen, USAF, program executive officer, Command, Control, Communication, Intelligence and Networks, Hanscom Air Force Base, presents his new business opportunities.
Dr. Eric Evans, director, MIT Lincoln Labortory, discusses Lincon Lab business opportunities at the New Horizons Symposium sponsored by the chapter in March.
Dr. Eric Evans, director, MIT Lincoln Labortory, discusses Lincon Lab business opportunities at the New Horizons Symposium sponsored by the chapter in March.
Maj. Gen. L. Scott Rice, ANG, adjutant general, Massachusetts National Guard, speaks to industry about business opportunities at the March symposium.
Maj. Gen. L. Scott Rice, ANG, adjutant general, Massachusetts National Guard, speaks to industry about business opportunities at the March symposium.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Pauline Froebel
781-820-4467

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