The Tech Hires Chan Zuckerberg’s Katrina Stevens as President and CEO

“Our search committee had an impressive pool of candidates from all over the world,” said Christopher DiGiorgio, The Tech’s board chair and interim CEO. “Katrina stood out for her understanding of The Tech as the Silicon Valley treasure that it is, coupled with her deep knowledge of the larger education ecosystem. As a results-oriented, empathetic leader, Katrina is the ideal person to lead our efforts to deepen our local impact and bring our programs to the world.”

Stevens will be the first female leader of The Tech, which was founded in the early 1980s; The Tech Museum of Innovation opened in 1998 and was renamed The Tech Interactive in 2019. She replaces Tim Ritchie, who became president of the Museum of Science, Boston, earlier this year.

“The spark that ignites a young person’s passion often happens in informal learning spaces like The Tech Interactive,” Stevens said. “I’ve

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Nasdaq’s Technology of the Future Conference: A Conversation with Nasdaq President and CEO Adena Friedman

Nasdaq’s biennial Technology of the Future (ToF) conference, now in its 17th (and first virtual) edition, brings together Nasdaq’s global Market Technology customer community, to discuss how marketplace operators can evolve their businesses and embrace emerging technologies as they look to advance their capital market ecosystems.

As part of the conference, Lars Ottersgård, EVP and Head of Market Technology spoke with Nasdaq’s President and CEO Adena Friedman on the state of technology in the capital markets in 2020.

An abridged version of their conversation is what follows.

These past months coping with a global pandemic have changed the economic outlook and everyday life for people across the globe. We have seen extreme market conditions while managing new work from home realities. In terms of the unusual market conditions, how has Nasdaq as a market operator and a technology partner handled the market volatility and the technology resiliency challenges

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Wastewater Treatment Industry Veteran Keith Williams Joins BCR as Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Today BCR announced that Keith Williams has joined the company as vice president of sales and marketing. Bringing more than 38 years of experience across water and wastewater treatment technologies, Mr. Williams will lead BCR’s sales team with a focus on municipal markets. This will include managing and growing industry relationships with rep firms who bring technologies to municipal wastewater treatment plants within their regional markets.

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Water industry Veteran, Keith Williams, joins BCR Inc. to head up Sales and Marketing. (Photo: Business Wire)

“We are excited to have Keith onboard to continue to grow sales outreach across the range of decision makers involved with the selection of biosolids process technology,” said Joshua Scott, BCR CEO. “With Keith’s sales leadership and guidance, our goal is to become one of the industry leaders for biosolids treatment technology.”

“As I learned more

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NorthStar Medical Technologies, LLC Announces Promotion of CFO Paul Estrem to Executive Vice President and Appointment to NorthStar Board of Managers – Press Release

BELOIT, Wis.–(Business Wire)–NorthStar Medical Technologies, LLC, a global innovator in the development, production and commercialization of diagnostic and therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals, today announced the promotion of Chief Financial Officer Paul Estrem, to Executive Vice President. Mr. Estrem has also been appointed to the NorthStar Board of Managers, effective October 12, 2020, and continues to report to President and Chief Executive Officer Stephen Merrick. Mr. Estrem joined NorthStar in November, 2018, as Senior Vice President and CFO. He has more than 30 years of relevant financial experience in the life science and medical technology industries.

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Paul Estrem, Executive VP and CFO, NorthStar Medical Technologies (Photo: Business Wire)

Paul Estrem, Executive VP and CFO, NorthStar Medical Technologies (Photo: Business Wire)

“Paul’s strong combination of leadership and financial experience in growing successful organizations has served NorthStar exceptionally well since he joined the Company,” said Stephen Merrick, President and Chief Executive Officer of NorthStar. “As a

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The Challenges In Caring For ‘VIP’ Patients Like President Trump

In the early morning hours of Friday, October 2nd, 2020, the public received word that the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, tested positive for Covid-19. The health of the president is considered a national security issue. Later in the day, the president was admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. This news was revealed on the heels of over 209,000 deaths and 7.4 million deaths in the U.S. as well as over 1 million deaths and 34.9 million cases worldwide from a highly contagious disease for which we have no cure, no prevention and limited treatment options.

In this case, treating Covid-19 may not be

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President Donald Trump’s Twitter could be especially active during his quarantine for coronavirus

The tweet quickly appeared to become his most shared ever, racking up more than 887,000 retweets and 1.6 million likes by late Friday afternoon, according to social media analytics company Tweet Binder and researchers.

“The fact that Donald Trump broke the info on Twitter indicates that this is his mode of choice for communicating with the American people about the most serious things,” said Samuel Woolley, a professor and director of a propaganda research team at the University of Texas at Austin.

Trump has one of the most popular Twitter accounts in the world, with 86.6 million followers. He uses the site to broadcast his thoughts on issues, promote his campaign for presidency and attack his critics. Even as Twitter invoked Trump’s rage earlier this year by slapping fact checks and labels on his tweets, Trump kept tweeting multiple times each day.

That’s unlikely to stop during his quarantine, especially

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CoinList president has joined a crypto project backed by Uber co-founder

CoinList president and co-founder Andy Bromberg has seen a number of token projects raise funds, and now he’s going to lead a project himself. 

“I’m leaving CoinList to join Eco as CEO,” he said in an email shared with The Block.

Uber co-founder Garrett Camp backed the project, which intends to serve as a currency to be used in commonplace transactions. Eco will allow users to open interest-bearing accounts like they could with a bank. Users can put portions of their paychecks toward crypto and earn up to 2.5% to 5% on interest.

“Eco is the most compelling project I have seen across crypto and fintech,” Bromberg said in the email, “And the opportunity was too good to pass up.” Bromberg said he recognized Eco’s “real shot” to quickly onboard the world to crypto.

“I believe Eco has finally figured it out,” Bromberg said.

Bromberg co-founded CoinList in 2017, where

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President Trump is the “single largest driver” of coronavirus misinformation in the world: study

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U.S. President Donald Trump reacts to a question during a news conference in the Briefing Room of the White House on September 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. Joshua Roberts/Getty Images

President Donald Trump is responsible for nearly 38% of coronavirus misinformation in traditional media around the world, according to a new study by researchers at Cornell University.

The study looked at what the World Health Organization has termed the “infodemic” of misinformation about the new coronavirus across 38 million traditional media articles published between Jan. 1 and May 26 in English-language media around the world.

“We found that media mentions of U.S. President Donald Trump within the context of COVID-19 misinformation made up by far the largest share of the infodemic,” the study said, noting that Trump mentions comprised 37.9% of the overall misinformation conversation.

“The biggest surprise was that the president of the United States was the

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EarthLink President Mike Toplisek Appointed to Technology Association of Georgia Board

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to furthering Georgia’s technology ecosystem to advance the innovation economy, has appointed EarthLink President Mike Toplisek to its Board of Directors. Toplisek joins a group of senior executives and leaders from other prominent technology companies and organizations across the state.

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The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) has appointed EarthLink President Mike Toplisek to its Board of Directors. (Photo: Business Wire)

“We are very pleased to welcome Mike to our Board of Directors,” said Larry K. Williams, Technology Association of Georgia President and CEO. “TAG’s mission is to connect, promote, influence and educate Georgia’s technology ecosystem to advance the innovation economy. Mike has brought back the iconic EarthLink brand to Georgia. His experience will be an asset to the Board and we look forward to working with him.”

“I

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The Patrick J. McGovern Foundation Appoints President Vilas S. Dhar to Lead New Vision of AI and Data for Good | News

BOSTON, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Vilas S. Dhar was announced as the inaugural president of the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation to lead a philanthropic vision that bridges the frontiers of artificial intelligence and data science with social good.

“I am honored to steward the Foundation’s work to create a better future for all of humanity,” said Dhar. “The world is already in the midst of a digital revolution driven by machine learning, data science and AI. Now is the moment for a broad coalition of voices to come together to purposefully build resilient institutions that can harness the transformative potential of technology for our common good.”

The Patrick J. McGovern Foundation is the legacy of Patrick J. McGovern (1937-2014), founder and CEO of IDG, a global publishing empire that pioneered publications like Computerworld, Macworld and PCWorld. With a $1.2 billion endowment, the Foundation will commit $60

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