Please join us at our annual September Kickoff Event, the Visionaries Speak. We will hear from high profile business leaders as they discuss the outlook for 2020 and beyond. Topics may include the U.S. economy, international affairs, workforce education and training, and disruptive technologies, among others. Ample time will be scheduled for audience questions so come prepared to ask the experts.
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Panelists: Mohamad Ali, President and CEO of Carbonite Under Mohamad's leadership, Carbonite's global team is fully engaged in developing and delivering the next generation of data protection solutions. Driven by a passion for technology, Mohamad served as Chief Strategy Officer at Hewlett Packard where he played a pivotal role in the company's turnaround. At IBM, Mohamad led the creation of the firm's eight billion dollar business analytics software unit, and at Avaya, he oversaw the company's two billion dollar services group. He was also the CEO of the Workforce Optimization division of Aspect Software. Mohamad holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering, a B.A. in History and a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He serves on the boards of iRobot (as Lead Director), Oxfam America and the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council.
Marianne Harrison, President and CEO of John Hancock, the U.S. division of Toronto-based Manulife Financial Corporation. Ms. Harrison, who is based in Boston, directs all aspects of John Hancock's operations. One of the largest life insurers and fastest growing asset managers in the United States, John Hancock supports approximately 10 million Americans with a broad range of financial products, including life insurance, annuities, investments, 401(k) plans, and college savings plans. As of December 31, 2017, John Hancock's assets under management and administration were $480.1 billion. Before taking on her current role in 2017, Ms. Harrison served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Manulife Canada, Manulife's Canadian Division. Prior to assuming this role in 2013, she held several leadership positions across the company, including President and General Manager for John Hancock Long-Term Care Insurance, and Executive Vice President and Controller for Manulife. Before joining Manulife, Marianne had been Chief Financial Officer of Wealth Management at TD Bank Group after holding various positions there; before that she worked for PwC. Ms. Harrison serves as President and Chairman of the boards for John Hancock's insurance companies, including John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.) and John Hancock Life Insurance Company of New York.
She is also a member of the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership, a public policy group comprised of chief executive officers of some of the commonwealth’s largest businesses. The Partnership's goals are to promote job growth and competitiveness throughout the Commonwealth. She also serves on the boards of directors for the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) and for Communitech, an industry-led innovation center that fosters technology companies in Canada.
Mike Mahoney, Chair and CEO of Boston Scientific Michael "Mike" Mahoney is Chief Executive Officer and President, a position he has held since November 2012. Mr. Mahoney was named Chairman of the company's Board of Directors in May 2016. Since joining Boston Scientific, Mahoney has focused the company on addressing the needs of the evolving healthcare landscape by driving improvements to patient outcomes and increasing healthcare economic efficiency and access. Under his leadership, Boston Scientific has brought many transformational medical devices to market while creating significant value for its shareholders. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Mahoney was Worldwide Chairman of the Medical Devices and Diagnostics division of Johnson & Johnson's DePuy franchise, an orthopedics and neurosciences business. Mr. Mahoney also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Global Healthcare Exchange, a provider of supply chain solutions and services that brings together hospitals, manufacturers, distributors and group purchasing organizations. Mr. Mahoney began his career at General Electric Medical Systems, where he spent 12 years, culminating in the role of General Manager of the Healthcare Information Technology business. He serves on the Board of Directors of Baxter International and on the Board of Governors of Boston College CEO Club. He is also a member of the American Heart Association CEO roundtable. Moderator: Beth I Z Boland, Partner, Foley & Lardner, LLP Beth Boland is chair of the firm's Securities Enforcement & Litigation Practice and a former vice chair of the Litigation Department. She represents clients in shareholder suits, SEC and Attorney General investigations, and consumer class actions. Named one of the "most powerful business people" in Boston by the Boston Business Journal and one of the most "influential" attorneys in the Commonwealth by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Beth regularly represents corporations in connection with insider trading issues, Ponzi schemes, accounting fraud, corporate control issues, and derivative actions. Beth is the president of the New England Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors; she advises corporate boards and leads internal investigations and the defense of government enforcement actions involving whistleblower claims, government contracts, corporate governance issues, and disputes involving executive compensation and strategic business transactions.