Tuesday, October 20, 2009
4:30 - 6:00 pm
1 Bennett Street
Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Featured guests: Cathleen Finn of World Community Grid and IBM Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs
Here's a preview of our upcoming session:
World Community Grid, launched in November 2004, is dedicated to becoming the world's largest public computing grid working on humanitarian research. The initiative enlists the support of hundreds of thousands of volunteers to donate unused computing capacity to researchers around the world. Current research projects include cancer, AIDS, influenza and environmental research as well as others. IBM donates the infrastructure and services needed to support World Community Grid, which currently includes over one million devices.Here's a little bit about our featured guest:
Cathleen Finn is the IBM Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs New England Program Manager. She is responsible for managing the IBM discretionary grant making program, the employee volunteerism program, the employee charitable contributions campaign, and special community events for Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Rhode Island. Cathleen's community affiliations include serving as a director for the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education, membership in the Greater Boston Corporate Volunteer Council, serving as an advisor to Commonwealth Alliance for Information Technology Education, and serving as a mediator for Community Dispute Settlement Center and Mediation Works Incorporated.
Prior to joining the Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs, Cathleen held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility in the Information Systems department, and was a Senior Consultant in the Process Engineering, group where she completed internal management consulting assignments in Massachusetts and internationally. She has been with IBM since October of 1992. Cathleen graduated with honors from Boston University with a B.A. in Mathematics and Psychology.
At the conclusion of our Ethos Roundtable session, we will stroll down the hall to enjoy the good company, food, and drink at the 501 Tech Club that is so generously underwritten by TechFoundation. The 501 Tech Club is the monthly gathering of technology professionals who work with nonprofit organizations.
All Ethos Roundtable attendees are welcome at the Boston 501 Tech Club, and vice versa.
Please remember that there's never any need to make a reservation to attend Ethos Roundtable events. Just come if you can, and feel free to invite others! However, if you're planning to attend the Boston 501 Tech Club event at 6:00 pm, we ask that you send an email to Kathleen Sherwin of TechFoundation (ksherwin AT techfoundation DOT org). Since TechFoundation is providing the free food and drink, it's courteous to let them know how much to order.
(Please note that, despite having the same surname, Cathleen Finn and I are not related, except insofar as all human beings are - at the very least - distant cousins.)