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North Shore Technology Council’s 10th Anniversary Celebration
Join us as we celebrate a decade of supporting and growing the North of Boston technology business community. The evening’s festivities include networking, musical entertainment by the Jazzmen, and a silent auction to support our new student STEM scholarship initiative. The highlight of the evening is our keynote speaker, a long-time North Shore entrepreneur and philanthropist, Bernard Gordon, who is “the father of high-speed, analog-to-digital conversion.” Bernie is the mastermind of extraordinary breakthroughs in signal translation, medical tomography, and other high-precision instrumentation. He founded four pioneering technology companies – Epsco Incorporated, Analogic Corporation, Photodiagnostic Systems, Inc. and NeuroLogica Corporation.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:
For over sixty years, Bernard M. Gordon and the teams of engineers he has led have conceived, invented and developed myriad pioneering high-technology instrumentation, medical imaging, security imaging computer, aerospace telemetry and communications systems. Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Analogic Corporation, Bernard Gordon is often called the “father” of modern analog-to-digital conversion for his many contributions to the technologies that help enrich our lives. Presently, Chairman of Neurologica Corporation, involved in advanced brain imaging, he remains an active, entrepreneurial innovator.
Gordon has been awarded over 100 U.S. patents. Among his most significant patents are the first known Electronic Successive Approximation Analog-to-Digital Converters and Tomography Signal Processing Systems.
From his earliest contributions to the development of UNIVAC – the world’s first commercial digital computer – and to the first alphanumeric dot matrix display, to scanning devices that would become the central core of modern medical imaging and counter-terrorism technology, Gordon has represented the key creative and essential role of the engineer in the development of new technology.
Gordon was awarded the National Medal of Technology by President Reagan in 1986, and elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1991. He has been honored by the Engineering Societies of New England, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the Franklin Institute, the Museum of Science, and Eta Kappa Nu among others. He established the National Academy of Engineering’s Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Engineering Leadership Education.
His concern for the education of engineering leaders, has led to the establishment of the Gordon Institute (now part of Tufts University), the Bernard M. Gordon Leadership Programs at MIT and Northeastern University, the Center for Systems Leadership Engineering at the Technion-the Israel Institute of Technology, the Citadel, Penn State University, University of California at San Diego and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
For more than a decade, he was the Chairman of the Lahey Clinic and Trustee of Tufts University. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from MIT and several honorary doctorate degrees in engineering and science.
About the Auction:
Silent auction items for the 10th Anniversary Celebration include items such as an official “used” Super Bowl 38 NFL football, an autograph from Bob Cousy on a piece of the "Garden" parquet, a David Ortiz autographed original framed canvas, and a Tom Brady autographed NFL football. Many other items will be up for bid that are not sports related. Bidders will be registered at the door and winners will be announced later in the evening. Bid as often as you like up to the auction close time.
Jazzmen is a trio that plays ballads, blues, Latin, and straight-ahead jazz. These three fun-loving individuals united through an appreciation of Ellington, Monk, Gershwin, Jobim and the like. Jazzmen has been pleasing audiences with its blend of cool jazz, warm standards and hot blues at venues such as Red Rock Bistro, Lyceum, Rockafellas, and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston since 1998.
About the North Shore Technology Council
The North Shore Technology Council (NSTC) is a non-profit, volunteer-led organization with a mission to be the leading collaborative for fostering technology businesses in Massachusetts' north-of-Boston region. The council's mission is to build a strong ecosystem for the success of technology businesses North of Boston by facilitating collaboration, networking, professional growth and economic development in a collegial fashion. The NSTC welcomes the participation of technology businesses, senior executive and employees of technology businesses, entrepreneurs, companies that support technology businesses, academic and governmental units and non profits. The council is on the Web at www.nstc.org. Its office is at the Cummings Center, in Beverly, Massachusetts. For more information call, 978-335-5234.
More About Danversport Grille & Bistro
At the end of a long winding driveway lies the Danversport Grille & Bistro. It boasts a menu of fresh seafood, salads and reasonably priced entrees. The waterfront views and complete dining experience are phenomenal. Family owned and operated since 1970, the Grille & Bistro has earned a number of awards, including the Best of North Shore for Outdoor Dining ('08 and '09) and North Shore Magazine's 2009 prize for the Best Clam Chowder. The four function rooms are adorned with chandeliers, dance floors and full bars to accommodate all sizes of parties for weddings, anniversaries, showers and more.