NECINA 2012 Annual Meeting To Help Raise Your Business and Career to a New Height

By David Li,

New England Chinese Information and Networking Association (NECINA) will hold its 2012 annual meeting on June 2 at Radisson Hotel in Chelmsford, Mass. The year’s annual meeting features exceptional experts in the IT field, and provides great networking oppertunities for its attendees.

According to the announcement email,  NECINA is committed to deliver tangible values to its members and sponsors, emphasizing actions, focusing on outcome, facilitating hands-on engagement. This year’s annual meeting is free to NECINA members and VIP guests, and $15 for non-members. To RSVP online, please visit:

Attendees will learn about the unfiltered insights, vision and passion from the leaders.  IEEE President Peter Staecker will give an overview of today’s IEEE, the world’s largest professional association, and its efforts to advance technology for the benefit of humanity.  Dr. Staecker will have an interactive discussion with the audience on what the future could hold for both IEEE and our profession.  Serial entrepreneur and angel investor Christopher Lynch will share his life stories, review some of the technology innovations shaping up the Boston high tech landscape, and providing opportunities for the next generation of entrepreneurs, as well as why he endorses NECINA


8:30 – 9:00 Breakfast & Registration
9:00 – 9:10 Opening Remarks
9:10 – 9:40 Keynote Speech by Peter Staecker, IEEE 2012 president elect
9:40 – 10:10 Keynote Speech by Christopher Lynch, investor at Atlas Venture
10:10 – 10:45 Break and NECINA Entrepreneur Club Business Showcase
10:45 – 11:00 2011-2012 President Report
11:00 – 11:15 2011-2012 Officer awards
11:15 – 11:30 2012-2013 President Speech
11:30 – 11:40 YES 6.0 Award Ceremony
11:40 – 12:00 Board Member Election
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch, Business Showcase and Networking

About the speakers

Peter Staecker, IEEE 2012 President Elect

Peter Staecker holds BS and EE degrees from MIT, and MS and PhD degrees from NYU Polytechnic. At MIT Lincoln Laboratory, he developed microwave design and test techniques for satellite communications applications. In 1986 he joined M/A-COM, where he led program, product and process development, then helped the company’s transition from defense to commercial markets. He retired from M/A-COM as Director of Research & Development.  Staecker served industry and government on manufacturing and advisory panels, and is consulting editor to Microwave Journal.

Staecker is Past-President and Honorary Life Member of the MTT Society, and is an IEEE Life Fellow.  His service to IEEE includes leadership roles in Finance, Strategic Planning, Publications, and Membership. He has served on the IEEE Board of Directors for five years, and is 2012 IEEE President-Elect.

Christopher Lynch, Investor at Atlas Venture

Chris Lynch is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and respected mentor in the Boston IT community. Lynch is currently an investor at Atlas Venture, and also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Hadapt, a Big Data Analytics company. He was most recently Senior Vice President & General Manager, Vertica Systems at Hewlett-Packard, after successfully expanding Vertica’s business as its CEO, leading to the HP’s acquisition of Vertica in 2011.

Prior to Vertica, Lynch was senior vice president of data solutions at F5 Networks, a company he joined from its acquisition of Acopia Networks, where he served as CEO for five years. Prior to Acopia, Lynch was vice president of sales and marketing at Cisco, a company he joined from its acquisition of ArrowPoint Communications, where he was vice president of worldwide sales, marketing and support.

He helped grow ArrowPoint’s revenue from zero to a $250 million sales annualized run-rate over 18 months, and was instrumental in its IPO and subsequent acquisition by Cisco Systems for $5.7 billion in June 2000. Prior to ArrowPoint, Lynch held sales leadership positions at Lucent Technologies, Prominet Corporation, Bay Networks, Wellfleet Communications and Digital Equipment Corporation. He earned his MBA from Bentley University and his bachelor’s degree in business management from Suffolk University.

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