June 2014

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 Museum of Science. The Hall of Human Life is a biology exhibition. This hands on exhibit has over 1,000 computers managing more than 70 interactive components. 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 3: Hall of Human Life. In addition to Evan and Marc, we will have Lee Gesmer with CHAOS on the Law talking about the contract termination. In CHAOS on the Frontline we have Dick LeFave’s opinion on project ownership.

In this program we explore:

  • Hall of Human Life
  • Managing Expectation
  • Contract Termination
  • Project Ownership
  • Confronting Reality

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Marc Check

Marc Check is the Vice President of Technology at the Rock’N Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Marc Check’s experience includes senior management positions at the Museum of Science of Boston, the National Center for the History of Electronic Games, American Journal of Play, Strong National Museum of Play and Rochester Museum & Science Center.


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.


Dick LeFave

Dick LeFave is Independent IT Consultant and corporate board member. Mr. LeFave, CIO level advisory service, specializes in helping organizations in IT transformation and M&A implementation. Dick’s experience includes over 25 years at the CIO level and 35 years in various IT executive positions. Dick worked with AMDOCS, Ciena, Nextel, Sprint, and Southern New England Telephone.


Evan Sorensen

Evan Sorensen is the founder and director of the New England Institute for Marriage and Family Therapy. After earning his MS Degree from Fuller Theological Seminary School of Psychology in 1995, Evan held clinical and executive leadership positions with well-known organizations in California and New Hampshire. Evan is currently an adjunct faculty professor for Providence College and Seminary – Graduate School of Counseling Psychology at the Calgary and Manitoba, Canada campuses.



Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson is the founder and chairman of The Standish Group. He has been professionally involved in the computer industry for over 40 years and has a long list of published books, papers, articles and speeches. He has a combination of technical, marketing, and research achievements focused on mission-critical applications and technology. He is best known for his research on project performance and early recognizing technology trends. Jim is a pioneer of modern research techniques and continues to advance in the research industry through case-based analytical technology.


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