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Right Up Einstein’s Alley – May 2019

Celebrating over a decade of helping make NJ the place for high tech business success.


Einstein’s Alley Welcomes New Member Domain Computer Services

In 2017, Domain Computer Services celebrated 20 years of providing quality IT services in New Jersey and the New York metro area. This is no small feat in the IT world – it makes us a dinosaur among MSPs.

We come from humble beginnings. Our first project was connecting a New York law firm to the Internet, and the download speed was around 33.7 kilobytes per second. Nowadays, the smartphone in your hand can download content at 125 megabits per second.
In Domain’s two decades of IT excellence, we’ve also come to realize that a company’s technology is truly only as good as the people who manage it. Too many business IT solution providers focus only on one thing: technology. When you work with Domain, you’re not working with techies speaking in JavaScript and not caring if you don’t understand: you gain a top-notch team of highly trained engineers dedicated to making you feel secure with your business’s technology environment. Our clients consider us part of their team and an extension of their own company.
You can rest assured that Domain will continue to innovate to meet your business needs as technology shifts and changes in the future because we’re not just about the technology: we’re about the people.

The Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute (RDI2) invites applications for the allocation of computing resources on Caliburn
The Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute (RDI2) invites applications for the allocation of computing resources on Caliburn. Caliburn, New Jersey’s largest academic supercomputing facility, provides high-performance computing capabilities to academic researchers across the state to accelerate research programs that use or develop highly scalable computing applications.
The call for proposals for Caliburn allocations can be found here.
In addition to applications for awarded allocations, startup allocations are also welcome. Startup applications are provided as means to have full access with a limited time usage allocation; they can be converted into awarded allocations during the next call for proposal cycle. Applications from any academic/research institution in New Jersey are welcome.
The dates are provided below:
  • Proposals must be received no later than Monday, June 3rd, 2019
  • Notification of awards will be on Friday, June 21st, 2019
  • Awarded allocations will run from July 1st – December 31st, 2019
For current awardees:
We would like to remind current awardees that current research awards will expire on June 30th, 2019. We request that if you are interested in renewing you allocation that you submit an updated proposal (you may use the one from the previous cycles with the new requested resources) with updated publications, presentations and grants awarded due to Caliburn-enabled research before the end of the six month allocation period.
Feel free to send us an email at aci-help@rdi2.rutgers.edu for more information so we can work with you on preparing the documentation.
Forough Ghahramani, EdD, MBA, MS
Associate Director, Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute (RDI2)
Rutgers U, 96 Frelinghuysen Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854-8019

Katherine Kish Introducing and Moderating

Women in STEM session at Women Designing the Future at NJIT
View the entire presentation here
Game Changers! Women in STEM
Hosted by the Murray Center for Women in Technology at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark

What Is Census 2020 and Why Does It Matter for New Jersey?  Waiting for Important Supreme Court Decision

The census is a count of all United States residents required by The U.S. Constitution every 10 years to determine Congressional districts. The census is an essential policy tool. The federal government depends on census data to allocate resources, state governments use census data to draw legislative districts and to direct spending, and academics, nonprofits, and businesses rely on census data to inform and direct their work. Almost everything we know about our population and our communities comes from information collected during the decennial census and its related surveys.

When New Jersey residents are not counted, the state loses funding and influence. For New Jersey, allocations from 16 large federal assistance programs (including Medicaid, SNAP, housing vouchers, and education grants) are derived from the census count. In FY2015, the state received $17.56 billion dollars in federal grants from these 16 programs alone,1 an amount about half the size of the entire New Jersey state budget. Further, New Jersey lost a Congressional seat in 2013 after losing another in 1993. New Jersey now has 12 congressional districts, the lowest number since 1933, which limits the state’s impact on federal decisions.

From The Fund for New Jersey – May, 2018

These 50 Start-Ups May Be the Next ‘Unicorns’
CB Insights, a firm that tracks start-ups, analyzed a variety of data to create a list of 50 private companies around the world that are on a path to a $1 billion valuation.

Tech Is Splitting the U.S. Work Force in Two

A small group of well-educated professionals enjoys rising wages, while most workers toil in low-wage jobs with few chances to advance.

© NYTimes By Eduardo Porter Feb. 4, 2019

It Started With a Jolt: How New York Became a Tech Town.  What can New Jersey Learn?

New York City is home to thousands of fledgling companies, and the region regularly ranks second to the Bay Area in attracting venture capital, the lifeblood of the start-up economy.CreditCredit
By Steve Lohr
© 2019 NY Times | Feb 22, 2019

Photo Credit Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times

Rita McGrath on the Business of Banking

From the New Deal era right through the Reagan era, banking was boring. Banks were
prohibited from many of today’s creative financial engineering practices. Bankers, of course, hated that. Aided by a deregulatory ideology and abetted by their political
clout, they persuaded policymakers on both sides of the aisle to lift many of the limits
the sector operated under, including the repeal of limitations on using government backed savings to engage in speculative investment, such as Glass-Steagall.

Call for Nominations for 7th Annual Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards
The 7th Annual New Jersey Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards will honor immigrant business leaders helping New Jersey communities thrive. The awards were created to highlight the social and economic contributions of New Jersey’s immigrants to communities throughout the state and celebrate the important role of immigrants to today’s economy. The awards are sponsored by a broad-based coalition of New Jersey chambers, associations and organizations including the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Asian Indian Chamber of Commerce, Diversity Dynamics, Einstein’s Alley, Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce, NJBIA, the New Jersey Chinese-American Chamber of Commerce, Princeton-Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey.


Congratulations to Einstein’s Alley Board member Jim Bourke Managing Director Advisory Services at Withum on being recognized as a Digi-Tech Leader
The NJ Digi-Tech Innovators Awards showcases talented individuals who introduced significant innovations in the technology and digital space that contributed significantly to the productivity and performance of their organizations.
Please join us on Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 as we host a breakfast ceremony to recognize and honor these distinguished leaders who are driving New Jersey’s growth.
What: NJ Digi-Tech Innovators Awards
When: May 14 2019 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM (EDT)
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Somerset Hotel and Conference Center
200 Atrium Drive, Somerset, NJ 08873
Click here to purchase tickets.

Commerce, Cocktails & Canada
Join the Princeton-Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce and their Global Opportunities Program as they connect and facilitate commerce over cocktails! Meet Canadian representatives who can help shed light on expanding your business with our closest trading partner!
Meet the experts who will help you do business!
– Meet & Greet Canadian business expansion experts
– Mix and mingle at this multi-Chamber event
– Interact with global experts from Japan and India as well
– Learn how to do business with multiple countries
– Tickets include networking, meet & greet, light appetizers, beer and wine.

More Upcoming Programs & Events
May 7 – Future Forum

Einstein’s Alley Website
The Einstein’s Alley website is for you. Check the Directory section and see the companies listed that you need to know.

The website is also a great place for visibility for your company.  Contact kkish@kennethg73.sg-host.com for information both on membership and on how to get a highlighted listing in the Directory. Or go directly to the website and download the form.

What is Einstein’s Alley?

Einstein’s Alley collaborates and coordinates with academic institutions,  governmental and private sector organizations to grow NJ as a magnet for entrepreneurial activity and as a globally recognized talent powerhouse.