Letter from our CEO

Think Globally, Act Locally

When we started Rocket Software 25 years ago in a Boston suburb, we had no idea that our business would grow to include more than 1200 people in more than a dozen countries. And while we have become a global company, we’ve never forgotten our roots. That’s why we continue to be involved in the technology community here in New England and specifically here in Boston, even as we focus on expanding our presence around the world.

Through our affiliation with Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC), we are proud to be one of the “cool companies” and global sponsors of this year’s Boston TechJam.

What is Boston TechJam? Think big block party, activities, food, drink, live music – all in service of innovation and connections across the entire spectrum that is the Boston tech community. Engineers, marketing professionals, founders, tech execs, VCs, biz dev – everyone will be there.

Stop by and meet one of the many Rocketeers who will be there. You might even get a chance to meet one of our new summer interns. Internships—we call them “Rocketships”—are a great way for students to learn how the “real world” works, and also allows us to work with dynamic and enthusiastic individuals who will be leading the next generation of the software industry. Our Rocketship program also allows us to strengthen our relationships with local colleges and support their great work.

One of the schools that we are building a relationship with is the Berklee College of Music. At first glance, there might not seem to be much of a fit between one of the world’s top arts schools and a software company like Rocket. However, there are tremendous crossovers between music, business, and technology. I spoke with some Berklee students earlier this year about some of the music/software/entrepreneur/business links and connections that have been influential in my life. I also recently told my story at a TEDx event.

And speaking of music and software, The Rocket Band will be headlining the June 11 Boston TechJam.

It is almost summer here in Boston. So come to City Hall Plaza on June 11, connect and collaborate with Rocket, enjoy delicious food and drink, and check out some great, live music performed by my colleagues across the Boston technology scene.

-Andy

Andrew J. Youniss
President and CEO, Rocket Software, Inc.

 


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