IBM Watson, Iron Mountain, Microsoft, Vistaprint Tapped for MassTLC Board of Trustees

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On Wednesday, June 20th MassTLC will welcome four of the region’s top tech leaders on to its Board of Trustees. The new trustees, elected on May 15th, include: Craig Dillon, East Area Director, Microsoft Technology Centers; Fidelma Russo, CTO, Iron Mountain; Derek Schoettle, GM of IBM Watson Data Platform; and Trynka Shineman, CEO, Vistaprint.

New MassTLC Trustees (L to R): Craig Dillon, East Area Director, Microsoft Technology Centers, Fidelma Russo, CTO, Iron Mountain, Trynka Shineman, CEO, Vistaprint, and Derek Schoettle, GM of IBM Watson Data Platform
“The rapid pace of innovation is disrupting markets and the way we do business,” remarked MassTLC CEO Tom Hopcroft. “Having a healthy influx of the region’s top tech leaders helps keep our organization energized and at the forefront of technology leadership in the region.”

“I’m delighted to continue advancing the tech community in Massachusetts by joining the board of the MassTLC,” said Vistaprint CEO Trynka Shineman. “I’m proud of this region’s contribution to the global technology sector, and I believe MassTLC plays a critical role in supporting our region’s innovators and technologists.”

The new trustees join a board comprising the Who’s Who of the tech leadership in the region:

  • Mohamad Ali, President & CEO, Carbonite
  • Lynda Applegate, Sarofim-Rock Professor of Business Administration and Chair of the Executive Education Programs for Business Owners & Entrepreneurs, Harvard Business School
  • Kirk Arnold, former CEO, Data Intensity
  • Sean Belka, Senior Vice President and Director of Fidelity Center for Applied Technology (FCAT), Fidelity Investments
  • Peter Bowman, Vice President, MA/RI External Affairs, Verizon
  • Tye Brady, Chief Technologist, Amazon Robotics
  • Dan Bricklin, President & CEO, Software Garden
  • Steve Conine, Co-Founder, Wayfair
  • Jim Daniell, Chief Transformation Officer, NetHope
  • Craig Dillon, Managing Director, East Region, Microsoft Technology Centers (MTC), Microsoft
  • Renee Foster, former President, Curriculum Associates
  • Jim Heppelmann, President & CEO, PTC
  • Mike Kinkead, Entrepreneurial Advisor, Green Swan Enterprises
  • Dave Krupinski, Co-Founder & CTO,
  • Jack Little, President, Mathworks
  • Matthew Littlewood, Partner, PWC
  • Mark Lorion, President & GM, Arxan
  • Steve O’Leary, Managing Director, Aeris Partners
  • Pam Reeve, Vice Chair, Commonwealth Institute
  • Susan Rousseau, Global Account Manager& Technology Executive, State Street
  • Fidelma Russo, CTO & EVP, Iron Mountain
  • Derek Schoettle, GM of Watson Data Platform, IBM Watson and Cloud Platform, IBM (former CEO, Cloudant)
  • Trynka Shineman, CEO, Vistaprint
  • Debbie Theobald, Executive Director, Vecna Cares
  • Corey Thomas, President & CEO, Rapid7
  • Anthony Williams, Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition and Diversity, Akamai Technologies
  • Julie Yoo, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Kyruus

Officers were also elected, including: Dave Krupinski, CTO, Co-Founder,, as incoming Co-Chair. He will serve a two-year term alongside current Co-Chair Julie Yoo, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Kyruus, whose term ends at the Annual Meeting of the Board in 2019. Krupinski succeeds Jim Daniell, Chief Transformation Officer, Center for the Digital Nonprofit, whose term as Co-Chair is ending in June 2018. Other officers elected include Matthew Littlewood, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, as Treasurer, and Debbie Theobald, Co-Founder, Vecna Technologies, as Secretary.

“I am honored to be taking this leadership role during such an exciting time of change in our community,” said Dave Krupinski. “I look forward to working with the MassTLC board, staff, and membership on our long-term vision and on how technology can drive both economic and social good in our community.”

“Dave is a dedicated leader, champion for technology and passionate advocate for Massachusetts — all qualities that make him an excellent fit in the role of co-chairperson,” said Julie Yoo. “His commitment to promoting and advancing the tech community is unwavering. I’m excited to work closely with him in the year ahead.”

About the Mass Technology Leadership Council, Inc.
The Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) is the region’s leading technology association and the premier network for tech executives, entrepreneurs, investors and policy leaders. With over 170,000 tech workers employed at member companies, MassTLC is the largest tech organization in New England. MassTLC drives growth and innovation by connecting people from across the innovation ecosystem, providing access to industry-leading content and ideas, and serving as a platform for member companies to develop talent, foster a tech friendly business climate, and advance the collective interests of our community. More at

Sara Fraim