Chad O’Connor

Global Business Hub blogger
Continuing in the original spirit of Boston World Partnerships's mission to Inform & Connect, contributing editor Chad O'Connor and a curated group of experts discuss business strategy and tips, entrepreneurship, Greater Boston's place in the global economy, and much more. On Twitter, he's @chadoconnor, where he puts the #GlobalBizHub tag into the conversation.

Articles By Chad O’Connor

For many of us who think about the “local economy,” what happens outside of I-495 might as well be happening on the moon. While it may not have the cool factor of accelerators in the Innovation District or in Kendall Square,  the startup/tech scene in Worcester is growing thanks to the passionate work of DataGravity co-founder and president John Joseph.

I asked the WPI and Clark alumnus a few questions about what he’s been up to out in “The City of Seven Hills.”More →

By Paula Garcia

Every April, the IERG (International Executives Resources Group) Boston has an event focusing on what’s new and in the news within the Green / Clean Tech / Renewables / Sustainability area. This year was a fascinating event, with an expert panel made up for three different points of view as well as an awesome moderator. The topic of sustainability evokes many different thoughts, opinions and of course political positions; when looking at this from a global angle it adds an element of perspective. The very definition of sustainability keeps on challenging the industry and experts.More →

[The We are the Creative Industries series: The Creative Industries – video game companies, design, marketing and architecture firms, and talented people who write books, design houses, shoot movies, make art and record music, just to name a few examples – are an important part of Massachusetts’ economy, with $1 billion statewide impact and over 100,000 workers. Click here to learn more.]

By David Day

As the Together team has been planning our week-long celebration of all things music, art and technology in Boston, one thing has become abundantly clear: There is considerable power in collaboration.More →

[The We are the Creative Industries series: The Creative Industries – video game companies, design, marketing and architecture firms, and talented people who write books, design houses, shoot movies, make art and record music, just to name a few examples – are an important part of Massachusetts’ economy, with $1 billion statewide impact and over 100,000 workers. Click here to learn more.]

By Diane Domeyer

Knowledge is power, and that’s especially true when hiring. Keeping a steady eye on employment and compensation trends can mean the difference between landing that red-hot art director – or missing out.More →

I was fortunate to meet some of the good people from IDA Ireland last year during my summer travels through Europe (thanks again in no small part to my friend David Gallant, who met them during his HubSpot Ireland excursion and graciously introduced me before I visited). Over the course of the last year the IDA crew has made its presence much better known here in Greater Boston, so I checked in with SVP of the Emerging Business Division Barry O’Dowd to find out more about IDA Ireland’s involvement with the New England Venture Capital Association’s NEVY Awards (to which we here at BetaBoston are the exclusive media partner) and more.More →

[The We are the Creative Industries series: The Creative Industries – video game companies, design, marketing and architecture firms, and talented people who write books, design houses, shoot movies, make art and record music, just to name a few examples – are an important part of Massachusetts’ economy, with $1 billion statewide impact and over 100,000 workers. Click here to learn more.]

By K. Gretchen Greene

A stranger offers me a ride, late one night by the railroad tracks, a few blocks from the Asylum. But he knows who I am. He calls me by name.More →