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CANTON, Mass., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Mass High Tech, The Journal of New England Technology, has named Chris Brogan to its list of 2008 All-Stars. Now in its 13th annual awards program, the Mass High Tech All-Stars award recognizes the region's leaders in New England's innovation economy.

CANTON, Mass., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ — Mass High Tech, The Journal of New England Technology, has named Chris Brogan to its list of 2008 All-Stars. Now in its 13th annual awards program, the Mass High Tech All-Stars award recognizes the region's leaders in New England's innovation economy.

Chris, CrossTech Media's Vice President of Strategy & Technology, was one of more than 200 people nominated for consideration, and selected as the top candidate in the social media sector. Chris has been developing the New Marketing Summit (http://www.goNewMarketing.com) along with partners David Meerman Scott and Paul Gillin. The event takes place at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA on October 14-15, 2008.

"It's great to be recognized and honored by Mass High Tech for my work on social media and how these tools apply to business and organizations. There are so many valuable tools businesses can put to immediate use to better relate to their customers," said Chris.

"The Mass High Tech All-Stars event is the technology industry's premier event in New England, and we're very pleased to have Chris Brogan be a part of our celebration," said Douglas Banks, editor of Mass High Tech. "This year's group illustrates once again why New England is a world leader in technology and innovation."

The honorees will be profiled in a special supplement in the October 31, 2008 edition of Mass High Tech.

"MHT again recognizes some of the region's best and brightest," said Michael Olivieri, Publisher of Mass High Tech. "The core of New England's technology sector gets stronger each year, and we'll proudly continue to honor this progress."

2008 All-Stars include:

Distinguished Achievement Award: Robert M. Metcalfe, General Partner, Polaris Venture Partners

Telecom: Justin Aborn, Chief Scientist, General Compression Inc.

Education: Abigail A. Barrow, Director, Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center, University of Massachusetts

Social Media: Chris Brogan, Vice President, Strategy and Technology, CrossTech Media

Legal: Karen F. Copenhaver, Partner, Choate Hall & Stewart LLP Hardware: Alexei Erchak, Founder and CTO, Luminus Devices Inc.

Community: Trish Fleming, Executive Director, MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge

Internet: David Friend, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Carbonite Inc.

Electronics: Peter L. Gammel, Chief Technical Officer and Vice President, Engineering, SiGe Semiconductor Inc.

Information Systems: Foster Hinshaw, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dataupia Corp.

Venture: Paul Maeder, General Partner, Highland Capital Partners LLC

Software: Michael Stonebraker, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, Vertica Systems Inc.

Energy: Mitchell G. Tyson, Chief Executive Officer and Director, Advanced Electron Beams Inc.

Life Sciences: Susan Windham-Bannister, President and Chief Executive Officer, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

About CrossTech Media: A division of CrossTech Group, we provide unique leverage and an advantage in knowledge, market research, customer acquisition, and brand development. We focus our products and services on Second Circle Technology(TM). Simply defined, Second Circle Technologies are the technologies that are driving innovation today. These technologies include New Media Strategies and Implementation, Mashups and Composite Apps, Virtualization, Enterprise Collaboration (social media), Web Oriented Architecture (SaaS), Fabric Computing (virtualization plus networking), and Unified Communications. Second Circle Technologies are distinctly different from "Third Circle Technologies" which are brand new to market and are ahead of their time. Likewise, they differ from "First Circle Technologies" which are stable, established technologies which — while important to an organization — are mature, implemented and well understood. Innovation and competitive advantage is driven by the effective adoption of Second Circle Technologies(TM).

For more information contact: Bill Sell, Vice President & General Manager bsell@crosstechmedia.com; CrossTech Media, Inc. 437 Turnpike Street, Canton MA 02021. (781) 821-6600. http://www.crosstechmedia.com.

SOURCE Mass High Tech

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