Charles River Analytics, a developer of intelligent system solutions, celebrated a belated holiday party at the recently renovated Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, MA. The party afforded an opportunity to review the company’s success over the past year, acknowledge the hard work that went into it, and enjoy each other’s company in a relaxed and historic venue.
Dr. Greg Zacharias, President, provided a brief interruption to the party with a short note of acknowledgement presented from the center courtyard of the museum: “Thank you all for joining us to celebrate what has been our best year ever, with many individual successes too numerous to mention here. I thank you all for your hard work and dedication to a common vision. You are what make this all possible. Enjoy the evening!”
Ms. Karen Harper, Senior Vice President, Government Services, and Acting Vice President, Sensor Processing and Networking, said, “The past year has shown tremendous progress towards our objectives to expand into new technical areas with a growing customer base across the DoD. Our staff has continued to expand to take on the new challenges that arise from these goals. We are excited and gratified every day to work with the highly skilled and dedicated members of our growing Charles River community.”
Division vice presidents remarked on Charles River’s efforts and expansions. “We’re continuing our traditional support of our customers by developing effective decision aiding tools, like our work with the Air Force to develop more effective collection planning tools for its reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft,” said Dr. Scott Neal Reilly, Vice President, Decision Management Systems. “But we’ve also expanded into new areas for us, including efforts to help the military medical community through a number of different programs. For example, we’re helping train doctors to perform minimally invasive laparoscopic surgeries under one effort, and, under another, we’re helping the Army medical community create virtual environments for distributed amputee peer-support groups.”
“Other exciting directions we’ve taken include full-on training support for soldiers using one of our products as well as cool robotics and unmanned aircraft systems [UAS] work,” added Dr. Jonathan Pfautz, Vice President, Cognitive Systems. “We also sent one of our senior scientists to Afghanistan to apply quantitative social science methods to directly inform military decision-makers. And, this feels like just the tip of the iceberg!”
During the evening, Charles River’s staff and guests visited the museum’s galleries, living room, and café, as well as the Cloisters surrounding the Courtyard. Chef Peter Crowley catered hors d’oeuvres and desserts and DJ Gary Kim played music in the courtyard. The museum had been closed since November 15, 2011, and Charles River is the first to have a corporate event since the museum reopened in January.