Daniel Cane, President and CEO, Modernizing Medicine
Last week: On July 27th I announced with Gov. Rick Scott and other leaders from around the state that Modernizing Medicine plans to add over 800 jobs in Boca Raton over the next few years. This is newsworthy because it shows that South Florida is in growth mode and we want the rest of the country to know it. As business leaders it’s our responsibility and privilege to do what we can to help shake the perception that businesses can’t be built and scaled here. And we’re fortunate to enjoy the South Florida lifestyle when we’re not working.
Looking ahead: For the first time in 99 years, we will see a partial or full solar eclipse, right here in South Florida on Aug. 21. That’s so cool! Now you see my inner geekiness come out. I’ve always loved science and staring at the sky. I’m on the Board of Trustees of the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, and the planetarium there is my happy place. I dragged my family to Iceland for a vacation to view the Northern Lights, but trekking to Charleston, S.C., to see the Great American eclipse will be a lot easier. And warmer.
Andrew Duffell, president, Research Park at Florida Atlantic University
Last week: Modernizing Medicine’s announcement of 800+ new jobs is testament to its success at revolutionizing the practice of medicine, leveraging the proximity of students and academic researchers, and is precisely what research parks were conceived to achieve. The Research Park at FAU is very pleased to have played a part in bringing the entrepreneurial talent at Modernizing Medicine together with researchers and students at FAU to make this company a sustainable success in South Florida. The Research Park exists to promote R&D and to foster economic development for our community, and in this case we can all mark a win.