Business Events

The Positive Internet Company – Series of Events

Deconstructing the Cloud

January 19-25, 2012 – Philadelphia – Washington DC – Boston – New York

“The Cloud” has moved from insider jargon to advertising commonplace. Some hail it as the technological miracle to solve all your IT problems. Others decry it as the end of security and freedom. Many are just confused. So let’s cut through this confusion and separate the technical wheat from the marketing chaff, and learn how to exploit it to your best advantage and avoid falling into the pitfall of “techno-feudalism”. Allowing plenty of time for questions, this event is essential for anyone already using the cloud or those contemplating a migration in the future.

Nick Mailer is a veteran Free and Open Source software evangelist, co-founder of The Positive Internet Company, and the author in 1994 of one of the first books to outline the power of the web to transform society. Mailer will share his experience providing managed services for major organizations by giving tips and tricks to stay safe and secure in the cloud, including how to cut through misleading hype. Nick will detail how the benefits of using Free and Open technologies are not simply ethical, but are essential for long-term commercial vitality, especially in cloud-based systems.

Yuriy Rusko, a leading contributor to the Free and Open PHPBB forum software, co-founded Forumatic to provide the software as a high-availability managed service. He will discuss the approaches Forumatic took to ensure that the culture of Free software endured in their software as a service: like giving customers ownership and easy migration of their data, no contracts, easy licensing, freedom to use older versions, and openness about bugs–and he explains why these policies are good for his business and yours. Rusko will share stories to help you learn the ins and outs of Software as a Service, and how to select trustworthy partners in this arena.

A Positive Event

Your host, The Positive Internet Company, is a leading managed services and hosting provider specializing in open source and Free software. Positive partners with the world’s largest organizations including major broadcasters like the BBC, banks, financial services firms, NGOs, political parties and entertainment groups, including the ever-popular ‘Angry Birds’ franchise. Positive has become the preferred choice for Free and open source managed hosting and cloud services, standards compliance, security and disaster-recovery.

Six Days – Four Citys – Register now for an event near you! All events are free.

Philadelphia, PA

January 19, 2012
Omni Hotel Independence Park
401 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Washington DC
January 20, 2012
Willard Intercontinental Hotel
1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

Boston, MA
January 23, 2012
The Colonnade Hotel
120 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

New York, NY
January 21, 24 & 25, 2012
The New York Palace Hotel
455 Madison Avenue at 50th Street, New York, NY 10022

Register at:


Microenterprise Webinar
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Micro-entrepreneurship, defined as a “micro-business” with 5 or fewer employees and $35,000 or less in start-up costs, is an often overlooked employment strategy for people with disabilities as well as the population in general.
Clic here for more information

NJIT Career, Co-op and Internship Fair – February 29, 2012
Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facility, 12:30pm to 5pm
A premier occasion to place your resume in the hands of recruiters who represent corporate, government, and non-profit sectors. Student Registration Will Open in Mid-January. Click here for more information

Entrepreneurs Compete to Win NJEN’s

Elimination Challenge for Best Business PlanOn December 7, the New Jersey Entrepreneurial Network (NJEN), will host ITS FIRST “Dancing with the Stars” competition from noon to 3 p.m. During the competition, three select entrepreneurs present their companies’ business proposals to a panel of prize-winning entrepreneurs, leading venture capitalists, angel investors and CEOs, who will evaluate and rank each presentation. The panel and the audience will vote for the winner. The highest scoring presenter will receive a prize.


CHRIS SUGDEN — Managing Partner, Edison Ventures
FLINT LANE — CEO, Bill Trust
GREG OLSEN — President, GHO Ventures
THOR HARRIS — Pres., Percepture Public Relations
MARIO CASABONA — CEO, Casabona Ventures
Princeton Marriott, Wednesday, Dec. 7th Noon to 3PM

Fee: public $45.00
To register:

Katherine Kish, President Market Entry, Inc.
Executive Director, Einstein’s Alley
NJ Biz New Jersey’s Best 50 Women in Business (inaugural class)
Market Entry, Inc., Strategic marketing and business development for launching or repositioning products, services, and companies
18 George Davison Road, Cranbury, NJ 08512
Phone: 609-799-8898 Fax: 609-799-9468 email:


NJBIA Will Present its 2012 Business Outlook Survey On Tuesday, November 22, at Trenton News Conference
Released: Friday, November 18, 2011
Contact: Steve Wilson, 609-393-7707, Ext. 245

Find out what New Jersey businesses anticipate for 2012 in jobs, sales and profits.

New Jersey Business & Industry Association President Philip Kirschner will present the findings of the Association’s 2012 Business Outlook Survey in a 10:00 a.m. news conference on Tuesday, November 22, at NJBIA headquarters, 102 West State Street, Trenton.

Are businesses ready to start hiring again? Is New Jersey’s economic recovery progressing? Fifteen hundred and sixty eight New Jersey businesses responded to the survey, giving their expectations in 2012 for their own sales, profits and employment, as well as their expectations for their own industries and the New Jersey and national economies.

The survey, now in its 53rd consecutive year, is the state’s largest and oldest statewide business survey. It has proven to be a reliable barometer of business opinion about current and future business conditions.

The 1,568 businesses that responded to this year’s survey represent companies of every size and industry in every New Jersey county.

NJBIA is the nation’s largest state-level business association, with nearly 22,000 member companies employing more than 1 million people.

If you have any questions, please contact NJBIA Communications Assistant Vice President Steve Wilson at 609-393-7707, ext. 245.


2011 KOR-US M2M Tech Partnership, November 29 in Basking Ridge, NJ
The conference brings together the community of business and technical leaders building next generation M2M solutions. It is a great opportunity for global business enterprises based in the US to meet one on one with leading Korean device and module makers in M2M industry. Participants will learn and share market opportunity, development and marketing process enterprise and M2M devices and applications.
1:1 partnering meeting sessions will be available and coordinated through KOTRA.
For more information click here

NYIT’s School of Engineering and Computing Sciences
cordially invites you to its 21st-Century Leaders Speaker Series:

“The New Face of Engineering Leadership”

Eleanor Baum, Ph.D.
National Engineering Leader

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011
5:30 – 7 p.m.
NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, 1871 Broadway, New York City

Dr. Eleanor Baum holds the pioneering distinction of being first female dean of an engineering school in the United States (Pratt Institute’s School of Engineering, 1984). She’s the Former President of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE); Former Dean of Engineering, The Cooper Union and Executive Director of the Cooper Union Research Foundation; Independent Director, Chairman of Corporate Governance Committee and Member of Audit Committee, Avnet Inc.; Director of Allegheny Energy, Inc., a utility holding company, and former director of United States Trust Company; Member of the National Science Foundation Engineering Advisory Board; Fellow of the Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEEE), the Society of Women Engineers (SWE): former Chair of the Engineering Workforce Commission; Trustee of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University; Board Member of the New York Building Congress; Former Chair of the New York Academy of Sciences.

Celebrate Princeton Invention
Thursday, December 8, 2011

Chancellor Green, Princeton University

5–8 p.m. Reception

6–6:30 p.m.Remarks by:
Remarks by: Shirley M. Tilghmam, A.J. Stewart Smith, and Erik Holmlin

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NJABR -Advancing Technology & The 3Rs Conference – March 2, 2012
A sharing conference on innovative ways to move science forward
The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, NJ
9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
For more information click here


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