Get ready for our new and improved State of Innovation! Instead of a full day conference, we have designed a three-day WorkXPlay Series from June 20th–June 22nd, featuring a Mixer, Smarter Workplaces, and Scaling Up. Our second event of the series is on June 21st at Convene’s new downtown location at One Boston Place. They’ll be hosting us for a conversation on Smarter Workplaces.

The experts below will be discussing the effects of an increase in remote employees, the proliferation of shared workspaces, and the technology it takes to make a successful remote first environment. In typical BostInno fashion, we’ll have plenty of brews, snacks, and opportunities for networking and sharing ideas with local influencers. Check out the panel here and grab your ticket for $15.

Joyce Bromberg

Joyce Bromberg, VP of Innovation and Foresight at Convene: With more than 35 years of hands-on industry experience, Joyce Bromberg is a respected workplace management consultant specializing in human centered design. As VP of Innovation and Foresight for Convene, she conducts the critical research to guide company strategies and helps guide the overall design of the Company’s meeting space and customer experience. Prior to joining Convene, she was Director of Research at Steelcase and served as Director of its Design Group.

Stefania Mallet

Stefania Mallett, Co-Founder and CEO of ezCater: Stefania Mallett is the Co-Founder and CEO of ezCater, a nationwide marketplace for business catering. She has spent over 25 years building technology-enabled companies solving real business problems. Stefania co-founded and successfully sold InSite Marketing Technology. Her tenure at National Logistics Management brought it to profitability for the first time in 4 years. At IntraNet, Stefania revamped the firm and vaulted it to #1 in its market, a position it has maintained for 15+ years. At a dozen companies, she has held general management, marketing, sales, product management, Stefania also operates as a Director and advisor to many for-profit and non-profit firms.

Michael Affronti

Michael Affronti, VP of Product at Fuze: Michael Affronti is the VP of Product at Fuze. Affronti joined Fuze in January 2015 via the acquisition of Contactive, where he ran the product and design team for two years. Prior to Contactive and Fuze, Affronti spent 10 years at Microsoft in Seattle, working in product development to build social collaboration experiences in Lync, Office365, Outlook, Exchange, and Yammer. Affronti is also an instructor at General Assembly, advises several startups in NYC and Seattle, and regularly blogs about product management, leadership, and productivity.

David McFarlane

David McFarlane, President and COO of Litmus: Currently, David McFarlane is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Litmus, a suite providing companies with email design and marketing tools. David has spent his career building and managing software companies through Series A fundings, M&A exits and IPO’s with billion dollar market capitalizations. Having lived those experiences, he carries the learnings forward to his involvement with start-ups.


Grab your tickets to this can’t miss event below for $15. Want to join us for the whole series?! Grab a $40 ticket and get access to all three programs.

Eventbrite - Smarter Workplaces Presented by Convene & Livestream

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