2017 SHPE Boston Subregion Meeting

Sunday, September 17, 2017
8:30am – 3:30pm




SHPE MIT and SHPE Boston are proud to announce the 2nd Annual SHPE Boston Sub-Region Summit. This event will bring together all the SHPE university chapters across the Boston Sub-Region to get everyone to know each other, exchange best practices on running their organizations, get information on their regional contacts and receive training from their local professional chapter – SHPE Boston.

The Boston Sub-Region Summit will be held at the Wong Auditorium in the MIT Tang Center on Sunday, September 17, 2017.

Are you ready to take your SHPE chapter to the next level?


Time Event
8:30am – 9:30am Registration, Breakfast, and Networking
9:30am – 10:00am Welcome Address and Icebreakers
10:00am – 10:50am Managing Your Career – Akamai Technologies
11:00am – 11:50am Performing at your Peak: P&G’s Model for Successful Leadership – P&G
12:00pm – 12:50pm Lunch and Networking
1:00pm – 1:50pm How Do You Become a Leader? – MIT Lincoln Laboratory
2:00pm – 2:50pm Start, Stop, Continue – Breakout Session
3:00pm – 3:30pm Closing Remarks

Program Descriptions


Managing Your Career – Akamai Technologies

What is the importance of managing your career? As you make the transition to a professional job, it’s up to you to design your career path and know where you want to go. Learn how to take control of your career at a technology company like Akamai Technologies.

Speaker #1: Alex Caro. Vice President of Engineering for Akamai’s Web Performance Business Unit, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He leads the engineering team that develops web acceleration and image management products used by the world’s most popular web sites. Previously, Dr. Caro was Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Services for Akamai’s Asia-Pacific-Japan region. He holds SB, MS, and PhD degrees in Computer Science from MIT.

Speaker #2: Roger Lopez. Senior Technical Program Manager for Akamai’s Web Performance Business Unit. He currently manages programs for Akamai’s Internet of Things Product Line. Roger’s previous roles at Akamai include Technical Project Manager as well as Solutions Engineer in the Advertising Decision Solutions group. Before joining Akamai, he was a Web Performance Consultant at Gomez. Roger has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Universidad de las Americas Puebla, Mexico.


Performing at your Peak: P&G’s Model for Successful Leadership – P&G

Speaker: Armando Hurtado. R&D Group Head for Global Grooming. Armando has 14 years of experience developing breakthrough products for P&G in the Grooming and Baby Care businesses. Currently, he leads the design and prototyping of early stage product concepts for Gillette, Venus and Art of Shaving brands. He is also the Hispanic affinity technical recruiting leader for the Grooming sector. Armando has a Bachelor’s of Mechanical Engineering from Universidad Simon Bolivar (Venezuela) and a Masters in Engineering and Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


How Do You Become a Leader? – MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Becoming a leader doesn’t happen overnight. Learn what are some key characteristics that make a great leader and how to start working on them right now.

Speaker: Bill Kindred. Manager, Diversity and Inclusion at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. He is responsible for leading the development and implementation of programs that contribute to a more inclusive work environment, increasing outreach efforts amongst underrepresented populations, and building collaborative efforts with external organizations. Bill has been a key advocate in creating and sustaining eight employee resource groups, managing the Laboratory’s Affirmative Action Program and enhancing its diversity recruiting activities. Bill is a military veteran and a graduate of multiple leadership and training programs. He holds an MBA from MIT, an MS from Villanova and a BS from the University of Colorado.


Start, Stop, Continue

This breakout session is an action-oriented retrospective technique that encourages participants to come up with practical ideas for team-based improvement.

Speakers: Elvia Bautista and Elisa Livingston


Our partner companies and organizations have made this event possible with their generous donations.


Wong Auditorium, MIT Tang Center
2 Amherst St, Cambridge, MA 02142


Wong Auditorium, MIT Tang Center

Other Details

Dress code will be BUSINESS CASUAL

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided




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