A team of experts is hard at work planning FutureM 2016. This includes the MITX team, who runs FutureM each year, as well as our fantastic advisory committee. We truly appreciate their expertise and help in creating a dynamic experience for all of you!




FutureM was created by the non-profit Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX). Established in 1996, MITX, the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange, is the community of restless companies and individuals that drive our region's tech and innovation eco-system. MITX is the ultimate resource: inspiring members with progressive thinking, meaningful connections, and provocative conversations. For more information, visit www.mitx.org.


Amy Quigley, President

As President of MITX, Amy is leading the organization to a deeper strategic vision and continuing to cultivate a community that connects the technologists, marketers and designers driving New England's innovation economy. Amy joined MITX in May of 2014, following a 20 year career as a strategic marketer, leading companies in the technology and design industry including: ATG, Molecular, Design Continuum, iProspect and Myelin Health. Early in her career Amy spent several years at Leo Burnett where she honed her brand strategy experience.


Kristen Santoro, Director, Event Content

As the Director of Event Content, Kristen works to bring the very best thought leaders to the stage to contemplate and celebrate innovative uses of digital technologies within marketing, technology and design companies.  Prior to joining MITX, Kristen spent the past 13 years in the event and conference content development industry. During this time she traveled nationally and internationally to various events large and small overseeing educational content and onsite logistics. She also holds her master's degree in Communications, Public Relations and Advertising from Suffolk University. 


Fun Facts: She an ice cream junkie, past dancer, avid skier and outdoor adventurist. 


Danielle Allard, Event Operations Specialist

Danielle is passionate about designing creative and exciting experiences for event attendees, speakers and sponsors. Utilizing her extensive background in conference management, she is focused on finding new ways to connect and educate the FutureM community. Her widespread knowledge of onsite logistics keeps FutureM running smoothly, leaving no stone or detail left unturned. She is our very own Wizard of Oz: The woman behind the curtain that makes the magic happen! 


Fun facts: She is a committed fantasy football league player, crossfitter, and aspiring yogi with a weakness for oreos.  


Lauren Cohen, Marketing & Membership Coordinator

Lauren is eager to use her background in marketing and media studies to promote this year's FutureM by highlighting all of the fabulous keynote speakers and thought-provoking content. She's excited for her second year of planning and attending FutureM and helping the team create another amazing two days for marketing and technology innovators.

She is a McGill University alum, HGTV-addict, and avid tea drinker who never met a vegetable she didn't like.