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Open Doors: A HUBweek Series

Open Doors is a celebration of the innovation happening in different corners of this city – places where new ideas are percolating, businesses are emerging, and communities are growing.


North Station is a neighborhood that has undergone an incredible transformation. To see it today, reimagined as a bustling technology hub, is proof of the momentum in the Boston innovation scene. Trip Advisor, Converse, CBT, and Rapid 7 all call this neighborhood home – companies who not only understand the power of data, but are using it to guide decisions across products, services, spaces, culture, and people.


On May 20th, get a close-up view of these North Station trailblazers at the first of HUBweek’s 2019 Open Doors events. We’ll be taking over the neighborhood for a series of panel discussions, gallery tours, and activities followed by a meet-up at the brand new Night Shift Brewing taproom.


The schedule at a glance:


Open Doors North Station Schedule


The session details:



Staying Human in the Era of Big Data


2:30 - 3:30 PM | Panel | Trip Advisor - 226 Causeway St, Boston, MA 02114


Once a byproduct and now a coveted commodity, big data is transforming all aspects of business and innovation. But how can we unlock the potential of our data and ensure that it’s helping us make the best decisions when it comes to our work, health, safety, and privacy?




  • Jana Eggers, CEO, Nara Logics




  • Bob Rudis, Chief Data Scientist, Rapid7




  • Kim Lucas, Open Data Manager, Analytics Team, Department of Innovation & Technology, City of Boston




  • Gregory Sorensen, CEO, DeepHealth




  • Moderated by: Heath Alva, Director of Product Programming, Smarter Travel




The Art + Science of Climate Change


2:30 - 3:30 PM | Panel | CBT Architects - 110 Canal St, Boston, MA 02114


We know data is useful, but it can be beautiful, too. Two Boston-based artists are integrating astronomic, ecological, and meteorological data into their works, pushing the boundaries of creative production and asking what happens when art, science — and the weather — collide.




  • Nathalie Miebach, Artist




  • Georgie Friedman, Artist




Creating a Culture of Innovation: Nurturing Employees for a Dynamic Workplace


4:00 - 5:00 PM | Panel | Converse - 1 Lovejoy Wharf, Boston, MA 02114


How do you attract — and retain — top-quality talent? Hear from professionals who are part of innovative, data-driven organizations and who have made a living answering questions around how company culture is identified, refined, and scaled as a company grows.




  • Christina Luconi, Chief Operating Officer, Rapid7




  • Stuart Teale, HR Business Partner, Converse




  • Moderated by: Danielle Sandars, Director, Employee Communications & Engagement, Converse




Meditation and Mindfulness Session with the Benson-Henry Institute of Mind Body Medicine


4:00 - 5:00 PM | Talk + Activity | Trip Advisor - 226 Causeway St, Boston, MA 02114


Calm your mind, energize your body, and reset for the evening with De-Stress Boston, a program of mindfulness, meditation, and stress reduction hosted by the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Mass General Hospital.




  • Darshan Mehta, MD




The Story Behind the Ellipse


4:00 - 5:00 PM | Talk + Activity | CBT Architects - 110 Canal St, Boston, MA 02114


Designed by CBT with collaborating partners Skanska and PTC, this immersive, interactive gallery experience in their street-level lobby will explore the inventive design process behind 121 Seaport, CBT’s new, elliptical-shaped, and highly sustainable tower in the Seaport neighborhood. Through augmented and virtual reality and data analysis, explore the innovation of the design, construction, and current use of this space.


Converse Archive Tour


3:30 - 4:00 PM or 5:00 - 5:30 PM | Talk + Activity | Converse - 1 Lovejoy Wharf, Boston, MA 02114


We all know about the iconic Chuck Taylors, but have you ever seen Converse’s military shoes? Or their first foray into weatherized footwear in the early 1900s? Meet the Converse archivist and grab a peek at this historical collection.




  • Sam Smallidge, Archivist, Converse




Night Shift Taproom Meetup


5:30 - 7:30 PM | Meetup | Night Shift Brewing - 1 Lovejoy Wharf, Boston, MA 02114


Come wind down, meet up, and check in at the brand spankin’ new Night Shift Brewery experimental taproom at Lovejoy Wharf. Grab a brew with someone new to recap the day’s discussions and celebrate with the HUBweek community. Your attendance at one of these events provides access to our afterwork meet-up. (21+)