Category Archives: Event

Lessons in Leadership

Last Saturday, September 13, the Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs (OPEN) had a Leadership Conference in Boston.  The opening keynote by Dr. Hina W. Chaudhry, Director of Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine  at the Icahn School of Medicine at  Mount Sinai was nothing short of spectacular.  Dr. Chaudhry spoke about her work in regenerating heart cells after a heart attack – a feat hitherto considered impossible in mammals.  The potential, to cure the disease that is the world’s number one killer, is enormous. Continue reading

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Cloud, Mist, Fog, Droplets and the Internet of Things

Cloud, Mist, Fog, Droplets — I heard it all at an “Internet of Things” conference last Saturday, May 31, 2014. The event was sponsored by the Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs in Boston.  Verizon, Cisco and a wearables startup Quanttus participated.  Quanttus was too secretive.  All they said was that they had raised 22M$ in their first year and were concentrating on cardiovascular monitoring and getting FDA approval for trials “soon”.  Verizon and Cisco were more forthcoming about their plans for IoT and the transformative beginnings of large scale machine to machine and machine to human data communications and the intelligent use of this data. Continue reading