<![CDATA[NECN - CEO Corner]]>Copyright 2018https://www.necn.com/feature/ceo-cornerhttp://media.necn.com/designimages/clear.gifNECNhttps://www.necn.comen-usWed, 12 Dec 2018 05:51:52 -0500Wed, 12 Dec 2018 05:51:52 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations<![CDATA[Gates Medical Research Institute Challenges]]>Wed, 05 Dec 2018 14:52:16 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000020299924.JPG

We talk with Dr. Penny Heaton, the CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based non-profit biotech. They are focused on developing products to treat diseases that disproportionately affect the world’s poorest populations.

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<![CDATA[What It's Like to Work With Bill and Melinda Gates]]>Wed, 05 Dec 2018 14:38:37 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000020299923.JPG

Dr. Penny Heaton, the CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute talks about what it’s like to work with Bill and Melinda Gates and how their mission has evolved.

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<![CDATA[Building the Future at the Gates Medical Research Institute]]>Wed, 05 Dec 2018 14:37:26 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000020299920.JPG

We talk about the future of the Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute with its CEO, Dr. Penny Heaton.

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<![CDATA[MassChallenge Goals for the Future]]>Wed, 28 Nov 2018 14:35:07 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/MassChallenge+sign.JPG

Scott Bailey, MassChallenge Chief Growth Officer, outlines plans and goals for the future of this entrepreneurial accelerator.

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<![CDATA[The Story of Surgibox]]>Wed, 28 Nov 2018 14:33:35 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Surgibox.JPG

Two winners of this year's MassChallenge competition join the conversation. Jack Yao, co-Founder and CEO of Mobile Pixels and Mike Teodorescu, the CEO and co-Founder of Surgibox, talk about their companies and how MassChallenge has helped to accelerate their success.

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<![CDATA[The MassChallenge Model]]>Wed, 28 Nov 2018 14:31:39 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000020107165.JPG

Scott Bailey, MassChallenge Chief Growth Officer, brings us up to date on the ever-growing impact of MassChallenge. This nonprofit startup accelerator has now helped 1,500 startups which together have created more than 80,000 jobs and generated $2 billion in revenue.

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<![CDATA[The Mission of Cambridge College]]>Mon, 19 Nov 2018 23:27:33 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000019906066.JPG

Cambridge College President Deborah Jackson shares the story of this institution: its focus on adult learners, the recent move from Cambridge to Boston, their partnerships with The Boston Public Schools and more.

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<![CDATA[Cambridge College Success Stories]]>Mon, 19 Nov 2018 23:26:35 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000019906063.JPG

Two recent graduates of Cambridge College join the president, Deborah Jackson, to share compelling personal stories of what it took to get their degrees and how Cambridge College and it possible to fit education into their already busy lives.

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<![CDATA[Future Goals for Cambridge College]]>Mon, 19 Nov 2018 23:25:32 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000019906065.JPG

Cambridge College President Deborah Jackson shares thoughts about what's next for the institution.

 

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<![CDATA[The Business of Ballet]]>Thu, 15 Nov 2018 23:38:55 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000019818320.JPG

Boston Ballet Executive Director Max Hodges talks about the upcoming favorite — the Nutcracker — plus other major initiatives including efforts to get more female choreographers.

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<![CDATA[When Ballet and Baseball Intersect]]>Thu, 15 Nov 2018 23:37:43 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000019818342.JPG

Max Hodges, executive director of the Boston Ballet, weighs in on the unique intersection of World Series baseball and ballet. She gives the inside story of the leaping catch and talks about ballet school, building an audience and the power of diversity.

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<![CDATA[Leaping Into the Future of Boston Ballet]]>Thu, 15 Nov 2018 23:36:31 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000019818322.JPG

Max Hodges, the executive director of Boston Ballet, talks about a business competition that will help lead to future changes and innovation at the ballet.

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<![CDATA[The Business of Health Care in Boston]]>Thu, 08 Nov 2018 20:45:23 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000019609138.JPG

Exit polls show health care to be the biggest concern among voters in the midterms. We approach the topic from the perspectives of Bill Sibold, executive vice president and head of Sanofi Genzyme, and Myechia Minter-Jordan, MD, MBA, the president and CEO of the Dimock Center. What's new at the biotech giant and at this urban health care center?

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<![CDATA[Dimock Center and Sanofi Genzyme: Inside a Partnership]]>Thu, 08 Nov 2018 20:44:20 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000019609133.JPG

Bill Sibold, executive vice president and head of Sanofi Genzyme, and Myechia Minter-Jordan, MD, MBA the president and CEO of the Dimock Center, talk about their partnership, how it started, how it works and how each organization benefits from it.

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<![CDATA[What's Next at Sanofi Genzyme and Dimock Center?]]>Thu, 08 Nov 2018 20:43:22 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000019609137.JPG

What's next for The Dimock Center and Sanofi Genzyme? And what advice does Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan have for non-profits looking for meaningful corporate partnership opportunities?

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<![CDATA[The Future of Toast and Mei Mei]]>Wed, 24 Oct 2018 18:14:49 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Toast+POS+2.JPG

What next for Toast and Mei Mei? Thoughts about the future.

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<![CDATA[How Toast Helped Grow Boston Restaurant Mei Mei]]>Wed, 24 Oct 2018 18:09:51 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Mei+Mei+POS+system.JPG

Irene Li, owner of Boston restaurant Mei Mei, joins the conversation to share the story of how Toast helped her company to grow.

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<![CDATA[Toast and Its Recipe for Success as a Restaurant POS]]>Wed, 24 Oct 2018 18:04:21 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Toast+POS.JPG

Toast is one of the fastest growing tech companies in North America. The company co-founders, Aman Narang and Steve Fredette share the story of how it all came to be, what they do that’s unique, what investors have done before committing to their mission and why it turns out most of the people they hire have had serious restaurant experience.

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<![CDATA[Turning Shipping Containers Into Farming Systems]]>Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:10:35 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000019084903_1200x675_1347331139519.jpg

Brad McNamara, Freight Farms CEO talks about The Leafy Green Machine — a shipping container outfitted to grow fresh lettuce and other greens. The company is growing and colleges and restaurants are very interested.

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<![CDATA[Corner Stalk Farms and the Leafy Green Machine]]>Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:09:30 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000019084926_1200x675_1347329091981.jpg

Shawn Cooney, of Corner Stalk Farm is one of the oldest customers of Freight Farms. We’ll hear about their evolving business relationship and how these containers have impacted Corner Stalk.

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<![CDATA[The Future of Farming]]>Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:08:39 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000019084942_1200x675_1347326019686.jpg

Freight Farms CEO Brad McNamara on his company’s future goals and Shawn Cooney of Corner Stalk Farm on the possibility of growing cannabis in a leafy green machine.

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<![CDATA[Immigration Law and the Trump Administration]]>Wed, 10 Oct 2018 14:11:49 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/immigAP_18183730379246.jpg

We take a look at the business of immigration law, with attorney Jeff Goldman of Goldman Immigration. He talks about their family based practice where lawyers have been working overtime to reunite children and their families, plus, the firm’s business based practice, of helping people get green cards, visas and citizenship. He also talks about how it has all been affected by Trump administration policy.



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<![CDATA[The Future of Immigration in the US]]>Wed, 10 Oct 2018 14:05:22 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/AP_18266110763282.jpg

Goldman Immigration attorney Jeff Goldman and One Way Ventures managing partner and founder Semyon Dukach weigh in on the future of immigration in the United States. What are they optimistic about?



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<![CDATA[Immigrants and a Growing Economy]]>Wed, 10 Oct 2018 14:05:49 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/usAP_18184627830137.jpg

One Way Ventures managing partner and founder Semyon Dukach joins the conversation with Jeff Goldman. Dukach, who came to this country as a child, talks about his latest venture: an angel investment firm focused exclusively on tech start-ups founded by immigrants.



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<![CDATA[Advice for Fashion Industry Job Seekers]]>Thu, 04 Oct 2018 13:10:30 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000018721762_1200x675_1336091715831.jpg

Joseph Abboud on the future of fashion and advice for people who want to get into the industry.

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<![CDATA[Designing Fashion in New Bedford]]>Thu, 04 Oct 2018 13:09:43 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000018721743_1200x675_1336092227998.jpg

Inside stories from the room where it happens. Joseph Abboud likens the factory where his brand is made to a slice of Italy in New Bedford. Hear from two company SVP’s on the work they do and how they worth with customers and each other. Plus, why one associate says it’s like the United Nations.

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<![CDATA[Thoughts on Fashion Trends]]>Thu, 04 Oct 2018 13:08:48 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000018721726_1200x675_1336096835643.jpg

What’s the difference between fashion and style? Boston-born menswear icon Joseph Abboud will tell you, including his approach to men's apparel and why he doesn't think you should lose your tie.

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<![CDATA[The Business of Hand Dryers]]>Thu, 27 Sep 2018 22:22:17 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000018587824.JPG

It's a dry, hot and interesting topic — the automatic hand dryer industry. And in the town of East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, you will find a leader and game changer: Excel Dryer. Owner and President Denis Gagnon and his son, Bill Gagnon, VP of Marketing and Sales, discuss what's attracting everyone from restauranteurs to Grand Central Station to use their products.

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<![CDATA[Excel Dryer: A Family Business]]>Thu, 27 Sep 2018 22:18:07 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000018587825.JPG

Massachusetts-based Excel Dryers' Denis and Bill Gagnon talk about what it's like to sell a product around the globe from a small New England town, as well as what it's like to work in a family business.

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<![CDATA[The Future of Drying]]>Thu, 27 Sep 2018 22:17:13 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000018587818.JPG

Excel Dryers' Denis and Bill Gagnon discuss the future of the company and their latest product.

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<![CDATA[The Business of Car Maintenance and Repair]]>Tue, 18 Sep 2018 22:40:29 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000018351682.JPG

Barry Steinberg, owner and president of Direct Tire and Auto Service, talks about the evolution of the industry in the decades since he started his company in 1974. He also discusses the Right to Repair Act and why it matters to consumers.

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<![CDATA[Working in the Auto Repair Industry]]>Tue, 18 Sep 2018 22:39:48 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000018351689.JPG

Bob Lane, general manager of Direct Tire and Auto Service, joins owner Barry Steinberg to talk about how they use a video app to help communicate with customers so they will understand the work that needs to be done on their automobiles.

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<![CDATA[The Future of Direct Tire]]>Tue, 18 Sep 2018 22:39:03 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000018351690.JPG

We talk about the future of Direct Tire and Auto Service with the company's owner and president, Barry Steinberg.

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<![CDATA[WeWork and the Culture of Shared Workspace]]>Wed, 12 Sep 2018 20:37:17 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000018200679.JPG

WeWork Northeast General Manager Dave McLaughlin describes the culture and business model of this space-sharing company. They are growing in big cities all over the world, including Boston and Cambridge.

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<![CDATA[WeWork Success Stories]]>Wed, 12 Sep 2018 20:36:25 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000018200681.JPG

Two WeWork members from two very different companies talk about why they use WeWork office-sharing spaces in Boston. Ayele Shakur is CEO of the non-profit BUILD and Taryn Tirrell is with Solaria Labs, an innovation arm of Liberty Mutual.

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<![CDATA[Expansion of the WeWork Agenda]]>Wed, 12 Sep 2018 20:35:39 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000018200671.JPG

WeWork Northeast General Manager Dave McLaughlin talks about the future of the company.

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<![CDATA[Logan's Growing International Footprint]]>Wed, 05 Sep 2018 22:11:32 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000018025565.JPG

Outgoing Massport CEO Thomas Glynn talks about the latest developments from Logan International Airport, including new international direct routes, changes to the food scene and more. He also takes a look at the expanded services out of Worcester Regional Airport, and the potential impact of all of this on the region's economy.

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<![CDATA[Deep Thoughts on Boston Harbor]]>Wed, 05 Sep 2018 22:04:11 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000018025568.JPG

Massport CEO Thomas Glynn talks about the Cruiseport, the dredging of Boston Harbor and the Omni development in the Seaport.

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<![CDATA[What's Next at Logan?]]>Wed, 05 Sep 2018 22:02:35 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000018025567.JPG

Massport CEO Thomas Glynn talks about the future of Logan Airport and what's next for him.

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<![CDATA[Ride-Sharing for Children]]>Thu, 30 Aug 2018 16:06:42 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000017863741.JPG

Zemcar is a ride sharing service that takes kids to and from school and other activities. How does it work? And what extra measures are put in place to keep kids safe and parents at ease? Juliette Kayyem, CEO of Zemcar, explains.

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<![CDATA[School Safety Concerns]]>Thu, 30 Aug 2018 16:04:31 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000017863723.JPG

Juliette Kayyem, CEO of Zemcar and author of "Security Mom: An unclassified Guide to Protecting our Homeland and Your Home," talks about how you can talk to your children about safety in school and beyond.

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<![CDATA['Security Mom': Juliette Kayyem Taks About Zemcar and Safety]]>Thu, 30 Aug 2018 16:02:55 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Juliette+Kayyem+082918.JPG

Juliette Kayyem, CEO of Zemcar, shares her thoughts about the future of the ride sharing company that she leads.

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<![CDATA[BCBS CEO's Tips on Navigating Health Care]]>Fri, 10 Aug 2018 11:10:52 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000017337817_1200x675_1295740995849.jpg

Advice on navigating the health care system and the latest on the search for qualified employees from Andrew Dreyfus, CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

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<![CDATA[BCBS' CEO on State's Health Care Bill Failure]]>Fri, 10 Aug 2018 11:10:00 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000017337806_1200x675_1295746627511.jpg

Andrew Dreyfus of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts shares thoughts on why the health care bill didn’t make it through the state’s legislative session. He explains why he welcomes the Amazon health care experiment headed by Atul Gawande. Plus, the story of the Blue Bikes and what he’s excited about when it comes to developments and innovation in health care.

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<![CDATA[The Challenges of Cutting Health Care Costs]]>Fri, 10 Aug 2018 11:08:58 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000017337792_1200x675_1295749187614.jpg

The CEO of the largest health care insurer in Massachusetts, Andrew Dreyfus of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts talks about the challenges of cutting costs, fighting opioid addiction, the Beth Israel/Lahey merger, Partners leaving the BCBS system and drug pricing.

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<![CDATA[Catching Up With Red Sox President and CEO Sam Kennedy]]>Thu, 02 Aug 2018 23:16:09 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Sam+Kennedy.JPG

We take CEO Corner on the road to Fenway Park this week. Boston Red Sox President and CEO Sam Kennedy talks with us about the changing pace of the game and how it is impacting the sport. He also talks about the team's amazing winning season, the value of the Red Sox, team policy on how players use Twitter and other social media, and efforts to make the experience of coming to a game and to the park more inclusive.



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<![CDATA[Betting on Baseball in Boston]]>Thu, 02 Aug 2018 23:15:52 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Keeping_Fans_Safe_at_Fenway_Park.jpg

In a special CEO Corner at Fenway Park, we look at how the MLB is preparing for legalized sports gambling. Red Sox President and CEO Sam Kennedy also talks about the team's new partnership with Sam Adams and their wide-ranging community outreach efforts, including the home base program.

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<![CDATA[The Value of Fenway Park]]>Thu, 02 Aug 2018 23:15:34 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Generic+Fenway+Park+Generic.JPG

Fenway Park is used for a whole lot more than baseball. What's in the event pipeline? Red Sox President and CEO Sam Kennedy weighs in on that and the value of the oldest and most historic ballpark in our final segment from Jersey Street.



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<![CDATA[The Business of Spartan Obstacle Races]]>Thu, 26 Jul 2018 18:13:27 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Spartan+Fenway+1.JPG

We take a look at the business of Spartan obstacle races, complete with barbed wire crawls, rope climbing, running and much more. Mike Lunardelli, the VP of merchandising for Spartan, says anyone can do these races. But it's more of a millennial thing. He explains why a 10k just isn't cutting it for a newer generation. There are even efforts underway to make the Spartan obstacle race an Olympic event.



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<![CDATA[Crafting the Perfect Fit for Spartan]]>Thu, 26 Jul 2018 18:10:42 -0500https://media.necn.com/images/213*120/Spartan+Fenway+2.JPG

When it comes to Spartan racing, how do you dress for success? Mike Lunardelli from Spartan is joined by Eric Schenker, the Craft Clothing CEO for North America. Figuring out how to dress the athletes who compete in these races is a challenge in and of itself. You'll hear about what they are crafting at Craft.



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