The New England XPO For Business. The 3rd Annual New England Business Expo will be on May 25th 2011 at the John B. Hynes Convention Center in Boston.

2011 Keynotes


Chris Brogan Chris Brogan

President of Human Business Works

Chris Brogan consults and speaks professionally with Fortune 100 and 500 companies like PepsiCo, General Motors, Microsoft, and more, on the future of business communications, and social software technologies. He is a New York Times bestselling co-author of Trust Agents, and a featured monthly columnist at Entrepreneur Magazine. Chris’s blog, [chrisbrogan.com], is in the Top 5 of the Advertising Age Power150. He has over 11 years experience in online community, social media, and related technologies.

Chris Brogan is president of Human Business Works, an online education and community company for small businesses and solo entrepreneurs. His first project there, 501 Mission Place, helps nonprofits and charities learn how to grow their capabilities. Chris is also Entrepreneur in Residence at CrossTech Ventures, where he’s working to develop New Marketing Labs and The Pulse Network, among other projects.

Chris is also the cofounder of the PodCamp new media conference series, exploring the use of new media community tools to extend and build value.

He has 16 years of enterprise telecommunications and wireless experience prior to all this.


Peter Howe Peter Howe

NECN's Business Reporter

Peter Howe has been NECN's Business Reporter since April 2008, reporting each night for NECN Business and other NECN news programs. Each Sunday he joins NECN's This Week in Business with co-hosts Mike Nikitas, NECN anchor, and Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce president Paul Guzzi. Peter serves as interim host of NECN's CEO Corner and has also reported extensively on education reform and economic development for NECN's ongoing public-affairs series with The Boston Foundation.

He came to NECN after two decades with The Boston Globe, where he was editor or co-editor of The Globe 100 for four years and covered the Massachusetts State House, Big Dig, Boston Harbor cleanup, Boston City Hall, and business beats including airlines, energy, telecommunications, and technology. His work has won awards from groups including The Associated Press managing editors and Society of American Business Editors and Writers.

Howe, 45, of Newton, Mass., is married to the novelist Holly LeCraw Howe (The Swimming Pool) and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1986.

Peter Howe has been NECN's Business Reporter since April 2008, reporting each night for NECN Business and other NECN news programs. Each Sunday he joins NECN's This Week in Business with co-hosts Mike Nikitas, NECN anchor, and Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce president Paul Guzzi. Peter serves as interim host of NECN's CEO Corner and has also reported extensively on education reform and economic development for NECN's ongoing public-affairs series with The Boston Foundation.

He came to NECN after two decades with The Boston Globe, where he was editor or co-editor of The Globe 100 for four years and covered the Massachusetts State House, Big Dig, Boston Harbor cleanup, Boston City Hall, and business beats including airlines, energy, telecommunications, and technology. His work has won awards from groups including The Associated Press managing editors and Society of American Business Editors and Writers.

Howe, 45, of Newton, Mass., is married to the novelist Holly LeCraw Howe (The Swimming Pool) and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1986.


Thomas M. Menino Thomas M. Menino

Mayor of Boston

A national leader on neighborhood issues, Mayor Thomas M. Menino believes that government is about helping people. Elected five times as Mayor of Boston and five times as a City Councilor from Hyde Park, he has spent a lifetime building a better Boston for residents and businesses. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Boston with a degree in community planning, Mayor Menino and his wife, the former Angela Faletra, have two children, Susan and Thomas, Jr. and six grandchildren.

Nicknamed the “Urban Mechanic” early in his career for his tireless work ethic and attention to the basics that make for a thriving city, Mayor Menino is working to inspire a generation of New Urban Mechanics, rooted in the belief that citizens are the best civic entrepreneurs. Forging partnerships to revitalize neighborhoods, strengthening the economy through workforce investments, and innovating in education, his vision for Boston is based on strong, welcoming communities that provide unlimited opportunity for success.


Thomas M. Menino Patrick B Moscaritolo

President & CEO, Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau

Since 1991, Mr. Moscaritolo has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB).

The Bureau is the primary marketing and visitor service organization charged with the development of convention and tourism business for Greater Boston.

The Bureau has been recognized as one of the top CVB’s in the U.S. for its focus on the level of services it provides meeting planners, convention delegates and visitors and was chosen as a Hall of Fame Convention & Visitors Bureau in 2008 by Meetings and Convention Magazine for its sixteen consecutive years of providing extraordinary service. Under his leadership, the Bureau successfully bid on and won large sporting events, such as World Cup Soccer, the MLB All Star Game, the Women’s Final Four, and the NCAA Lacrosse Championships.

Prior to joining the Bureau, Mr. Moscaritolo served as the Deputy Executive Director of Massport and as the Director of Logan Airport.

Mr. Moscaritolo serves as a Board member of the Massachusetts Sports Partnership, the Back Bay Association, the Travel Industry Association of America, and Room To Grow, a children’s advocacy and services organization. He also serves as Chairman of the Boston Area Church League Board of Directors, which works with Boston ministers to reduce violence by working with young people in Boston’s neighborhoods through youth baseball and mentoring programs.


Stephen Pagliuca Stephen Pagliuca

Co-Owner, Boston Celtics & Managing Director, Bain Capital

Steve Pagliuca is a Managing Director at Bain Capital, a leading global private investment firm based in Boston. Mr. Pagliuca joined Bain & Company in 1982 and founded the Information Partners private equity fund for Bain Capital in 1989. As a Managing Director of Bain Capital, he has worked with his partners to help build one of the world’s leading investment companies with over US$65 billion in assets under management. He has been an active investor in the media, financial services and healthcare industries.

He is a Managing Partner and Co-Owner of the World Championship Boston Celtics Basketball franchise. He helped the partnership formulate its initial business plan, develop the basketball strategy and build the ownership group. As a Managing Partner and Chairman of the Basketball Committee, he has focused on the development and improvement of the basketball operations. Mr. Pagliuca is President of the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation. The Shamrock Fund helps children gain access to housing, healthcare and other services in partnership with local charities. The Shamrock Foundation has become a leader in community outreach in professional sports.

Mr. Pagliuca also serves as the Chairman of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, a nonprofit society with a legacy of strengthening families and preventing child abuse. Mr. Pagliuca is also a Trustee of Bain Capital Children’s Charity, the firm’s initiative to support children’s causes, which has donated over $33 million for worthy organizations since its inception in 1997. In 2005, Mr. Pagliuca received the Bright Star Award from President Bill Clinton in recognition of his charitable activities. This year he received the American Dream Award from Habitat for Humanity for outstanding contributions to enhancing the Greater Boston Community.

Mr. Pagliuca has been active in the area of public policy. He is a former candidate for the U.S. Senate and currently serves as a member of the Democratic National Advisory Committee. He is a frequent contributor on television, radio and print media to provide commentary focusing on global economic issues.

Mr. Pagliuca has also lived and worked in The Netherlands as a Senior Accountant and International Tax Specialist for Peat Marwick Mitchell & Company where he earned a Certified Public Accountant certificate. Mr. Pagliuca received a B.A. from Duke University where he also played freshman basketball, and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.

 

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