Partnerships and Joint Ventures co-sponsored by IEEE TEMS

May 21, 2024 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm ET | Lasell University, Newton MA Register!

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Attendees will have the option to join us in-person at Lasell University in Newton, MA or online via Zoom.

In today’s interconnected business environment, partnerships and joint ventures stand as pivotal strategies for growth, innovation, and entering new markets. This seminar will provide entrepreneurs, business leaders, and legal professionals with in-depth knowledge and practical insights into forming, operating, and managing partnerships and joint ventures effectively.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Understanding the Fundamentals: Learn the key legal, financial, and operational aspects of partnerships and joint ventures.
  • Strategic Considerations: Explore how to select the right type of partnership, negotiate terms, and align strategic interests with partners.
  • Risk Management: Identify common pitfalls and learn strategies to mitigate risks associated with collaborative business arrangements
  • Case Studies: Analyze real-world examples to understand what works and what doesn’t in partnerships and joint ventures

A question-and-answer session will follow the panel discussion, and the panelists will be available afterward for responses to individual questions.

(All times are USA Eastern time, webinars will not be recorded, except that ENET members can review a recording of this webinar after the meeting.)

More information:
This is a hybrid event. You may choose to participate in-person or online.

In-person Participation (check-in begins at 6:00 PM):
LOCATION: Lasell University, Newton MA
REFRESHMENTS: Pizza and soft drinks will be served.

Online Participation:
Zoom links will be sent to all registrants after registration.

Cost and Reservations:  This event is free for ENET members and $15 for non-members. Click here to learn how to become a member. To expedite sign-in for the event, we ask that everyone — members as well as non-members — pre-register.  If you cannot pre-register, you are welcome to register in person at the door while seats are available.


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This meeting is co-sponsored by IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society, Chapter, Boston.

TEMS National: The Engineering Management Society (EMS) was founded in 1951, becoming the Technology Management Council (TMC) in 2007. In 2015 we transitioned to the Technology and Engineering Management Society, (TEMS). The Boston TEMS Chapter has been approved by Section and IEEE HQ during 2017 and had is serving Boston area with its programs since inception 2018.

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About Boston TEMS Chapter: Technology and Engineering Management (TEM) Society, Boston Chapter is for Engineering Managers and Executives from Engineering, Science and Technology based organizations. All those aspiring to become proficient and Savvy Leaders are welcome. We provide a forum to facilitate knowledge sharing to make strategic and critical decisions. We draw upon real-life scenarios from across the spectrum of engineering specialties. Our meetings will serve those looking to Manage Engineering Programs, Projects and Technologies. You can learn from leaders, get mentored by experts, share experiences and network with accomplished professionals.

We invite all our Technology and Engineering Management (TEM) Society members, Non-members and interested engineering executives in technology and engineering to participate in this meeting.  

TEM Chapter Leadership Karthik Ganesan Chair, TEM; Ananda Chakravarty, Chair- Technical Activities committee. Nirmayee Dighe, Grad Student, Volunteer

Event Schedule

May 21, 2024
6:00 pm ET
On-Site Check-in and Networking
7:00 pm ET
ENET Chairperson's announcements
7:10 pm ET
eMinute Pitch
up to 3 startups give a 90-second elevator pitch
7:25 pm ET
Expert Panel
expert speakers on the night’s topic
8:15 pm ET
Q & A
Moderator and Audience Q & A with the speakers
8:30 pm ET
Final Networking, including the night's speakers

Panel Speakers

Shahab Khokhar

Shahab Khokhar

Establishing and managing channels, partnerships & ecosystems as a strategic advantage, implementing successful GTM, and creating value through product & business development.

With my diverse work experience and education, I bring value to the organization through strategic planning, relationship building, eco-system creation, and product and business development.

Having delivered more than 1,000% growth in less than 5 years multiple times, I thrive in thinking out of the box and seeking new and innovative ways of achieving success.

With a track record of success spanning more than two decades, I managed Global Channels and Partnerships at Ouster, launching the industry-leading “Ouster Advantage” Channel Program and achieving over 40% growth in channel bookings. I onboarded 10+ partners, created pricing schemes, and consolidated channel post-merger with Velodyne.

Before that at Clearpath Inc. I managed the Components Business unit and increased revenue by 20x over 4 years. I established strategic partnerships with 20+ Robotics manufacturers and reduced product costs by 25%.

Let’s connect to explore collaborative opportunities for success.

Moderator & Organizers

Skiba Dan

Dan Skiba

Managing Director Skiba Advisory Associates / ENET Co-Chair

As a Product Development Company Executive, I provide strategic leadership in product innovation and managing global teams, delivering award-winning products to the international market. My ability to problem solve, direct the entire product development lifecycle, and gain commitment to a common goal have driven faster release of products and market penetration. By building synergies across all Product Life Cycle disciplines, we have delivered products that result in 100% product utilization and seamless integration into customer environments. My skills in optimizing international resources have significantly reduced costs and streamlined production, delivering product excellence.

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