This week, we say goodbye to our latest Marketing intern, Sean Berube. He is in his final year at UMass Lowell, working towards his bachelor’s degree in English with minors in computer science and mathematics. On the side, Sean is a singer/songwriter, currently working on his latest song, “Royalties,” and hopes his future endeavors will allow him to explore music more. Sean wants to pursue a career in business, similar to what he experienced here at Cognition. He helped us write a good handful of blog and article material in his time here and we hope he will be coming back sometime to work with us again! We sat down to reflect with Sean about his time here with Cognition, figuring out what he learned and enjoyed.
Cognition was excited to co-sponsor UMass Lowell’s 6th Biomanufacturing Summit 2017 with industry giants and leaders such as Merck, Pfizer, Shire, Biogen, and FDA. The event was located at the elegant University of Massachusetts Club at One Beacon Street in Boston--the views were breathtaking, some of the best in the city. President and CEO of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, Travis McCready, kicked off the event with gusto.
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The party started Friday, July 22, the annual preparation day for Cognition Corporation’s Company Clambake. Many people gathered at CEO David Cronin’s house in Cataumet, Massachusetts to help set up for the following day’s get-together. The efficiency of our teamwork in the workplace rubbed off on our set up plans for Saturday. We split up into groups to help achieve our goals faster. Some were assigned to set up the tent, table, and chairs where we would eat the next day. Others drove down to the beach and collected a specific species of rockweed, the Fucus vesiculosus, which would be heated up in the Wampanoag style sand pit to cook the food the following day. Building the Wampanoag pit was the most important task completed Friday. When the Native Americans were still thriving in Cape Cod, pre-colonization, the Wampanoags created a new way to honor the Medicine Circle and their Gods. The indigenous people would dig a hole in the forest, and then line it with rocks to symbolize the Medicine Circle, or the Circle of Life. They proceeded to collect various seafood from the shallow waters, including, but not limited to, quahogs, mussels, clams, lobsters, crabs, and small bait fish.
Come learn about Cognition Corporation’s Critical Parameter Management software. We have a new CPM brochure available to download. Read about how CPM links ownership to key elements of Product Development. Manage your team and Product Development like never before! Using CPM, your project managers can keep track of what’s going on, and see the most important elements quickly. It also keeps track of your data, facilitating future projects. See what CPM can do for you, check it out today!
Cognition’s global presence was emphasized once more in a special Cockpit training that was organized in joint cooperation with our international partner Synergio at the end of June.
We had our annual Cognition Clambake at the CEO David Cronin’s Cape Cod house on Cataumetthe weekend of July 11-13. It was a traditional Wampanoag inspired in ground clambake and everyone participated in its construction and the cooking. We even had an aerial visit from the Coastguard to check up on us! The setup of a traditional clambake is a ten-step process.
Cognition Corporation just released a new brochure detailing Enterprise Cost Management's use in managing Costs early in the Product development Process. Enterprise Cost Management allows a business to develop a product while keeping all of the associated costs under control and be able to predict profitability. It is very important for your company to understand the nature of all involved Costs before the design process because it is much easier to deal with them prior to starting that stage.
Cognition is proud to welcome Michelle Lott as our Executive Advisor for Regulatory Strategy. Michelle’s input will help Cognition better understand regulatory requirements, the ever changing medical device industry standards, and the unique solutions that Cognition’s products like Cockpit provide. Cognition will leverage Michelle’s regulatory expertise in product commercialization to customize regulatory solutions and messaging throughout our software products. Michelle will coach and mentor both internal employees and external customers, helping all understand the changing regulatory environment.