Dr. Robert M. Krim
Robert Krim is the founder and leader of the Boston History and Innovation Collaborative, for which he assembled a multi-university research team who worked with hundreds of organizations and businesses studying nearly five hundred innovations that changed the world and were developed in Greater Boston. With that research, he developed it into "Four Centuries of Innovation," a permanent exhibit at Boston Logan International Airport. He has a BA from Harvard and earned a master's in US History, a master's in Economics, and a joint PhD/MBA from Boston College. A professor at Framingham State University, Krim teaches innovation and Massachusetts history.
Alan R. Earls
Alan R. Earls is a Boston-area writer who has covered high-tech innovation for more than thirty years. He has authored or edited more than a dozen books on innovative enterprises such as Polaroid, Digital Equipment Corporation, and Raytheon, as well as regional histories such as Route 128 and the Birth of the Age of High Tech. He was guest curator for the museum’s 2006 Widgets of Route 128 exhibit. He is also an occasional tinkerer and a licensed ham radio operator