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Baker-Polito Administration Welcomes Tim Connelly as Massachusetts Technology Collaborative Executive Director

Boston – Today the Baker-Polito Administration announced the appointment of Timothy J. Connelly as Executive Director of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative. Connelly was most recently a General Partner at Brown Brothers Harriman, an international financial services firm. His appointment is effective immediately.

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Dare to be a Data Scientist

Boston is at the forefront of a revolution in data science. We encourage the innovative mindset that doesn’t shy away from the most complex problems, identifies those unasked questions, and then employs science and art in trying to answer them. 

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How Big Data Keeps our Favorite Athletes Healthy

“Big Data” has promised to change or improve many industries. Until recently though, it hasn’t done much to help athletes understand their bodies.  

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Boston Globe: With Watson Health, IBM bets big on health care

Massachusetts eHealth Institute director Laurance Stuntz quoted in a Boston Globe article on the move of IBM's Watson Health to Cambridge.

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Agreement Reached To Extend Broadband Coverage In Nine 'Partially Served' Western Massachusetts Towns

WESTBOROUGH – The Massachusetts Broadband Institute at MassTech (MBI) and Comcast have reached an agreement that will extend broadband access in nine municipalities in Western and North Central Massachusetts, a project which is estimated to deliver broadband connectivity to 1,089 new residences and businesses, and will bring the overall coverage level in each town to 96% or above. The grant will provide up to $4 million in state funds to reimburse partial project costs for Comcast, which has existing networks in each of the towns, to construct broadband internet extensions to additional homes and businesses.

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State House News Service: UMass cybersecurity efforts get a boost

In August 2016, Governor Baker joined executives from MassTech, the University of Massachusetts system, MassMutual, and other Western Mass institutions in Springfield for the announcement of a $5 million grant to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst to establish the UMass Amherst Data Science/Cybersecurity Research and Education Collaborative.

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Daily Hampshire Gazette: "Nine partially served towns to get broadband boost"

Pioneer Valley publication The Daily Hampshire Gazette covered the recent grant from the Massachusetts Broadband Institute at MassTech to Comcast which will extend broadband access in nine municipalities in Western and North Central Massachusetts.

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Commonwealth Awards $5 Million to UMass Amherst to Support New Data Science Collaborative

SPRINGFIELD – Today the Baker-Polito Administration announced a $5 million grant to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst to establish the UMass Amherst Data Science/Cybersecurity Research and Education Collaborative, a public-private partnership designed to accelerate data science innovation in the Pioneer Valley region of Western Massachusetts. The Commonwealth’s investment will help drive the commercialization of new products and ideas, train a leading data science workforce and support collaborative regional economic development activities.

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Building and Managing a Data Science Team the Right Way

By: John Baker

On July 12, more than 120 data scientists converged on Pixability HQ in Boston for “Building and Managing Data Science the Right Way,” a meetup that featured a panel of data science leaders who discussed how to maximize data science’s impact on an organization. 

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MAssive Data: Our New Mass Big Data Blog Series

Welcome to Mass. Big Data’s newest project, MAssive Data. This new blog series will feature the people, technologies, and research innovations on the cutting edge of Massachusetts’ world-class data analytics and cybersecurity cluster.

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Commonwealth, Charter Finalize Agreement to Deliver Broadband to Hinsdale, Lanesborough, West Stockbridge

WESTBOROUGH – The Baker-Polito Administration announced today a $1.6 million grant to Charter Communications to upgrade and extend broadband access in the unserved communities of Hinsdale, Lanesborough, and West Stockbridge.

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