June 2014

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 leading role in transforming the nation's relationship with science and technology. This show is called Tuesday @ the Museum Part 1: Let’s Play. In addition to Marc, we will have Lee Gesmer with CHAOS on the Law talking about the Kill Switch. In CHAOS on the Frontline we have Dan Ward back to consider how FIRE could have helped heathcare.gov. In this editorial we consider optimizing requirements. In this program we explore:

  •   Interactive transformation
  •  The Ten Faces of Innovation
  •  The use of a Kill Switch
  •  FIRE and heathcare.gov
  •  Optimizing requirements


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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.


Dan Ward

Dan Ward is a military technologist specializing in rapid, thrifty innovation. He is also the author of FIRE: Fast, Inexpensive, Restrained, and Elegant.



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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