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Home | Seminars and Symposia | Past seminars/symposia: Monday, April 18, 2005

U of M/IBM day

Monday, April 18, 2005
1:00–5:00 pm

Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union

Come and learn about an array of opportunities that IBM has to offer University of Minnesota students, staff, faculty, and graduates. Representatives from IBM and the University of Minnesota will be speaking and participating in panel discussions. Refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by: IBM, DTC, Carlson School of Management, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the Institute of Technology.

Note: names highlighted in maroon are University of Minnesota Alumni

1:00–1:05Welcome, IntroductionJudy Djugash — IBM Technical Engineering Manager; CompSci Discipline Champion for UMN
1:05–1:50Business Optimization and BLUE GeneBill Pulleyblank, Ph.D. — IBM Vice President, Center for Business Optimization
1:50–2:15Supporting On-Demand Skill DevelopmentKevin Faughnan — IBM Director, Academic Initiative
2:15–2:45Web Services, Business Style!Don Ferguson, Ph.D. — IBM Fellow, SWG Chief Architect and Chairman of the SWG Architecture Board
2:45–3:55Building skills for an "On Demand" world

Jamshid Vayghan, Ph.D. Moderator — IBM Senior Technical Staff Member, Enterprise Architect

Drew Flaada — IBM Director, Mayo Collaboration and Life Sciences

Jesse Bockstedt — Ph.D. Student Carlson School of Management

Mos Kaveh, Ph.D. — Centennial Professor/Head Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Associate Dean of IT

Rob Kauffman, Ph.D. — Director, MIS Research Center, Professor/Chair, Information and Decision Sciences; Carlson School of Management

Mark Bluhm, Ph.D. — VP, Technology, Architecture, and Infrastructure; The Thomson Corporation

3:55–4:25Surviving and Excelling in the Real Engineering WorldCharlie Johnson — IBM Chief Scientist, Next Generation Computing Systems
4:25–4:55Working at IBMSteve Faas — IBM STG Development, Campus Recruiting Manager for U of M
4:55–5:00Wrap upValerie Pace, Ph.D. — IBM State Manager, Corporate Community Relations and Public Affairs