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Economic Outlook 2013: Public Failures and Private Options

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Robert A. Gough, Jr., Ph.D. economist, educator, on-air personality and President and CEO of G-enovation, Lexington, MA says the biggest opportunities for near-term growth reside largely in high tech. The fiscal crisis of 2008 and the explosion in sophistication of information technology mean that public sector options for economic growth are minimal and that prospects now hinge exclusively on private sector initiatives. Gough will explain how innovation in IT, biosciences and cleantech is the only certain, rational, and potentially quick answer to new growth…for companies as well as economies at the North Shore Technology Council January breakfast event. Sponsored by Good Leads.


 


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Robert A. Gough, Jr., Ph.D. is President and CEO of G-enovation, of Lexington, MA, a predictive analytics company that provides clients with strategic simulation applications. Prior to this he was Managing Director of Lexington Partners, an investment-banking firm, where he helped to establish or expand several companies in the biotech, communications, software, Internet, and investment spaces. Before that, he was Managing Director and Chief Investment Strategist of Fernwood Investment Management.


 


Bob received his Ph.D. in Economics from Duke University. He has testified before various U.S. House and Senate Committees on economic, industry, and policy issues and has been principally involved with Fortune 500 decision makers, both domestically and abroad. Bob has lectured frequently at various leading colleges and universities, including teaching at Wellesley College for 10 years.


 


He has appeared nationally on the Lehrer News Hour, Today Show, Good Morning America, and the CBS Evening News.  He has also guest-hosted radio talk shows on National Public Radio and a number of AM stations.  Bob has been Economics Editor at WBZ-TV, the CBS affiliate in Boston, appearing regularly on news programs to discuss and analyze topical economic issues and breaking news events.


 


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.

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