History museum

The Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum will host a rap session with CP’s Angelo Bianco

The Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum (SBRHM) has scheduled this year’s first rap session at Historic City Hall at 71 N. Federal Highway (33432). For more information, please call 561.395.6766 or visit www.BocaHistory.org.

THE FUTURE STARTS HERE – THE FUTURE IS HERE is Thursday, April 7 at 6 p.m.

What began as an outpost for IBM research and development and the birthplace of the personal computer is today a state-of-the-art, accessible 1.7 million square foot office park known at Boca Raton Innovation Campus (BRiC). Boca owner and operator CP Group acquired the office park in 2018 with a vision to take its story into the future and create an ecosystem where innovation continues to thrive.

As part of SBRHM’s Rap Session series, CP Group Managing Partner Angelo Bianco will share some interesting IBM trivia (like how Bill Gates negotiated the biggest business deal of our lifetime right here in Boca Raton) and his company’s current process to transform BRiC into a vibrant, robust destination for today’s workforce with Google campus-like amenities such as Boca Raton’s first food hall, STEAM Lab and presentation space. Today, BRiC is home to 18 national offices and 19 regional offices with up to 6,000 employees.

BRiC is proceeding with plans to reinvent the 123-acre office park property into a sought-after high-tech, community-based planned mobility destination where today’s forward-thinking employers can recruit and develop the “la best and brightest” while uplifting and benefiting our community as a whole.

Just as Mizner Park was designed in Boca Raton as a groundbreaking model of its time, BRiC plans could again put Boca Raton on the map for other municipalities to study and adopt for their place-making. .

Both before and after the Rap session, attendees can tour the IBM Gallery at the Schmidt Museum, celebrating Boca Raton’s central role as the home of the IBM PC personal computer. This permanent exhibit features prototype IBM computers, including the original PC and PCjr, as well as first-generation software, marketing tools, historical photographs, and more.

The cost to attend this rap session is FREE for BRHS members; and $10 for non-members. To RSVP, please email [email protected] or call 561.395.6766, ext. 100.