Quarterly Networking Reception
Westchester Fun Run 5K
Health Tech '16
Women in Tech Awards Luncheon
The mood was merry and bright at the Westchester County Association's Young Professionals annual holiday networking party, where over 200 members of the Westchester business community enjoyed festive cocktails, spirited conversation, and the opportunity to make new business connections.
The crowd of all ages and levels of experience mixed for work and play at this YP party—a hallmark of WCA events. The event was held at the Westchester Country Club, and sponsored by Manhattanville College, People's United Bank, and Tompkins Mahopac Bank.
In a rousing keynote address, John Bassett III, the chairman of Vaughan-Bassett Furniture, thrilled the audience of 700 of Westchester's most influential business leaders at the WCA's annual Fall Leadership Dinner. Bassett described how he outfoxed Chinese manufacturers and broke through Washington gridlock to save his factory and the jobs of 700 Vaughan-Bassett employees...
The stories were jaw dropping, eye opening, and inspiring. Five of the most accomplished people in healthcare technology--who all happen to be women--shared their personal stories of how they ascended to the top of their field. Each story was more compelling than the next. Some were CEOs, others researchers and physicians.
Many thanks to the business leaders from Westchester and across the country who jumped onboard our first-ever Twitter Chat! Special thanks to John Lucker of Deloitte Consulting, for addressing important questions about Big Data. Lucker explained why companies should leverage Big Data for business development and assign talent within an organization to oversee Big Data analytics. Lucker also tweeted responses to questions about using Big Data in healthcare and privacy concerns...
Satisfi, Inc., an online app and customer feedback tool, is the winner of the Westchester County Association’s Pitch Night contest, held Nov. 18 at the Reckson Metro Center in White Plains. Satisfi will receive a $10,000 cash grant, plus a coveted spot in the WCA’s BLUEPRINT Accelerator Network, through which it will receive one year of rent-free private office space in Westchester County, complimentary professional services, advertising in local media, and access to financing and mentoring in Westchester County. In addition, Courage Health, which delivers cognitive behavioral therapy services to treat depression via mobile applications, claimed the junior pitch contest prize of $2,500...