Lee Gesmer

Lee Gesmer is a founding partner of the Boston law firm Gesmer Updegrove LLP. The firm, which employees 50 lawyers and support staff, was formed in 1986. Since then it has become one of New England’s leading technology law firms, representing hundreds of institutions ranging from large organizations, such as Harvard University, The Linux Foundation and ThermoFisher Scientific, to hundreds of small and mid-sized emerging companies.

Podcasts

Aereo Crashes

CHAOS Tuesday #60: is titled “Aereo Crashes”. The main focus on this show is the Aereo copyright case.  Aereo is a start-up that allowed subscribers to view live and time-shifted streams of over-the-air television on Internet-connected devices. The service was launched in February 2012.  Our primary guest for this program is Lee Gesmer.  Lee Gesmer is a founding partner of the… Read more

Agile Trends

CHAOS Tuesday #62: is titled “Agile Trends”. In this program we discuss with Lee Cunningham some the trends we are both seeing in the agile world.  The trend includes the growth of agile and some issues around the growth. Lee Cunningham is the Director of Enterprise Agile Enablement at VersionOne, Inc. Lee is a Scrum master and instructor. He has… Read more

Alice in Wonderland

CHAOS Tuesday #70: is titled “Alice in Wonderland”. Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International helps determine whether or not certain abstract ideas are eligible for patent protection. Lee Gesmer will explain the case decided by the US Supreme court and it ramifications for patent protection on common business functions. Lee is a founding partner of the Boston law firm Gesmer Updegrove… Read more

CHAOS Tool Time

CHAOS Tuesday #55: is titled “CHAOS Tool Time”. This is a first part of a ten part segment series on agile management tools. In these segments we will explore how these tools aid in the agile process and methods.  We look at the basic features and functions that they provide.  We consider how agile software organizations keep the tools lean… Read more

I Hate You

CHAOS Tuesday #57: is titled “I Hate You”. Our special guest for this show is Evan Sorensen is the founder and director of the New England Institute for Marriage and Family Therapy.  Like families, projects often have members that just don’t like each other. Sometimes these sour relationships is temporary, other times it is longed lived.  In any case people… Read more

In the Limelight

CHAOS Tuesday #65: is titled “In the Limelight”.  Akamai Technologies and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology sued Limelight Networks over an alleged patent infringement.  This case has far reaching implications on process related patents. Our primary guest for this program is Lee Gesmer.  Lee Gesmer is a founding partner of the Boston law firm Gesmer Updegrove LLP. In our second segment,… Read more

Modernization in Place

CHAOS Tuesday #56: is titled “Modernization in Place”. This is a first part of an eight part segment series on modernizing legacy applications. In these segments we will explore the basics of Modernization in Place and the six-step method to modernize applications. We compare this approach to rewriting the application and buying a package. Our special guest for this series… Read more

On Fire: Part 1: Only Count What Counts

Air Force LT. Col, Dan Ward is our special guest for the On Fire series. This program series focuses on issues brought forth in his new book “FIRE: Fast, Inexpensive, Restrained, and Elegant. This show called “On Fire: Only Count What Counts” presents an overview of Dan and his book.  A highlight  is on only counting what counts. In addition to… Read more

On Fire: Part 2: Complexity versus Easy

Air Force LT. Col, Dan Ward is our special guest for the entire On Fire series.  This program series focuses on issues brought forth in his new book “FIRE: Fast, Inexpensive, Restrained, and Elegant.  This show called “On Fire: Complexity versus Easy” presents an in-depth discussion on the difference between things that are complex and things that are easy. In… Read more

On Fire: Part 3: Faster, Better, Cheaper

Air Force LT. Col, Dan Ward is our special guest for the entire On Fire series.  This program series focuses on issues brought forth in his new book “FIRE: Fast, Inexpensive, Restrained, and Elegant.  This show called “On Fire: Faster, Better, Cheaper” presents an in-depth discussion on the NASA’s Faster, Better, Cheaper program.  In addition to Dan, we will have… Read more

On Fire: Part 4: Failure Tolerance

Air Force LT. Col, Dan Ward is our special guest for the entire On Fire series.  This program series focuses on issues brought forth in his new book “FIRE: Fast, Inexpensive, Restrained, and Elegant.  This show called “On Fire: Failure Tolerance presents an in-depth discussion on organizations that have a tolerance and even positive attitude towards project failure. In addition to… Read more

Success Redefined

February 3: CHAOS Tuesday #78 is titled “Success Redefined”. In this first segment Jim Johnson and Jim Crear will discuss the new way The Standish Group is redifining success. The Standish Group has redefined project success as onTime, onBudget with a satisfactory result. Success is hard to define and we had a hard time coming to this conclusion.  Merriam-Webster dictionary… Read more

Tuesday @ the Museum Part 1: Let’s Play

CHAOS Tuesday #50: is the first part of a four part series titled “Tuesday @ the Museum”.  Marc Check is the Associate Vice President, Information and Interactive Technology, Museum of Science of Boston.  Marc is leading the Boston Museum of Science transformation to higher levels of interactive exhibits with greater data feedback systems.  The Museum's mission is to play a… Read more

Tuesday @ the Museum Part 2: Serious Play

CHAOS Tuesday #51: is the second part of a four part series titled “Tuesday @ the Museum”.  Our special guest for this series is Marc Check, Associate Vice President, Information and Interactive Technology, Museum of Science of Boston.  In this show we consider some of the backroom projects, plus the creation of the “Hall of Life” exhibit.  Marc is leading… Read more

Tuesday @ the Museum Part 3: Human Life

CHAOS Tuesday #52: is the third part of a four part series titled “Tuesday @ the Museum”.  The highlight of this show is a new segment called “CHAOS on the Couch” with Evan Sorensen, founder of New England Institute for Marriage and Family Therapy.  In this show we do a deep dive into the “Hall of Human Life” at the… Read more

Tuesday @ the Museum Part 4: Success Defined

CHAOS Tuesday #53: is the fourth part of a four part series titled “Tuesday @ the Museum”.  Our special guest for this series is Marc Check, Associate Vice President, Information and Interactive Technology, Museum of Science of Boston. This show is called Tuesday @ the Museum Part 4: The Definition of Success.  A highlight of this show is the first… Read more

User Generated Content Liability

CHAOS Tuesday: Conversations in CHAOS – #25; User Generated Content Liability Any website that allows third-party or “user generated content” has to be concerned about liability.  In this show the CHAOS Team and our special guest, Lee Gesmer, partner of the Gesmer Updegrove LLP discuss user generated content liability. This is a big topic with many overlapping laws.  Today we are going… Read more

Vendors Overpromising

CHAOS Tuesday #54: is titled “Vendors Overpromising”.  We consider the issue of vendors promising more than they can deliver either on purpose or because of a lack of understanding.  Our special guests are Dave Bicknell & Tony Collins authors of Crash: Ten Easy Ways to Avoid a Computer Disaster.  We will discuss with Tony and Dave a new program of… Read more

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