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Message from the Director, April 2009:
Help Us Celebrate Our Happy Anniversary

As you will note from the article in this issue of InSITE, EMTM is celebrating 20 years of transformative education at the intersection of technology and business. Our 20th Anniversary theme is: “Future Space: The Intersection between Technology and Social Science,” with four special events planned over a two-year period.

The first event took place last August with Wharton Professor Eric K. Clemons giving a stimulating lecture on “New Competitive Paradigms for a World of Constant Volatility: Rapid Recognition, Rapid Response” (see prior InSITE article).

The second of our four special anniversary events will be held on Friday, May 22, 2009. In its expanded format, this event will be held in lieu of the annual Alumni Day activities and is designed to connect the various segments of the overall EMTM Community. The day will look like this:

May 22, 2009

1:30 pm

Registration

2:00 pm

Panel: How Technology Drives New Business Strategy in the Age of Social Networks (see below)

4:00 pm

EMTM Speed Networking and Reception

6:00 pm

Keynote Speaker: The Art of Innovation, Guy Kawasaki (author of nine books on innovation, Garage Technology Ventures Managing Director, original evangelist for Apple’s Macintosh — see below)

7:30 pm

Dinner

Panel: How Technology Drives New Business Strategy in the Age of Social Networks
Moderator: Steve Ennen, Managing Director, Wharton Interactive Media Initiative, The Wharton School University of Pennsylvania

Jim Haughwout, Chief Information Officer (CIO) & Vice President of Technology at Neighborhood America

George Krautzel, Co-founder/president, Toolbox.com

Shawndra Hill, Operations and Information Management Department, The Wharton School

The notion of social networks, a construct of modern sociology theory, has been put on steroids by its integration with web-based technologies. The shape, openness and power of social networks are being harnessed by community organizers, corporations (for both internal and external benefits), political parties and others. Join us for this fascinating event and gain some new insights about how leadership drives the influence of social networks and to appreciate their business applications.

Speed Networking
Continuing our examination of Social Networks, what better network to explore than the EMTM Network? Registered attendees who wish to participate will meet at least 12 other alumni for six minutes each on a predetermined schedule. What makes this event particularly effective is that the networking is based on the attendees’ stated preferences: Participants indicate the professions of EMTM students and alumni that they want to meet, with the option of identifying those whom they would rather not meet. Attendees will receive a personalized schedule at the door.

Keynote: The Art of Innovation with Guy Kawasaki
You may know Guy Kawasaki from his reputation as a technology visionary, champion of innovation and prominent evangelist for the Apple Macintosh. Guy is currently a managing director of Garage Technology Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm and a columnist for Entrepreneur Magazine. Previously, he was an Apple Fellow at Apple Computer, Inc. Guy is the author of nine books, including Reality Check, The Art of the Start, Rules for Revolutionaries, How to Drive Your Competition Crazy, Selling the Dream, and The Macintosh Way. He has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA, as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.

Early-bird registration for students and alumni is available until April 24. Thereafter, the event will be open to the general public. Click here for information on registration and fees.

Finally, mark your calendars for the evening of October 2, 2009 and the afternoon and evening of May 21, 2010 for future symposia. We hope you will be able to join us for at some of these exciting events!

Best regards,
Dwight L. Jaggard
Professor of Electrical & Systems Engineering
Director, EMTM Program


Dwight L. Jaggard

“EMTM is celebrating 20 years of transformative education at the intersection of technology and business. Our 20th Anniversary theme is: ‘Future Space: The Intersection between Technology and Social Science,’ with four special events planned over a two-year period.”

Dwight L. Jaggard
Professor of Electrical & Systems Engineering
Director, EMTM Program
Univeristy of Pennsylvania

Guy Kawasaki
Keynote Speaker

Author of nine books on innovation

Garage Technology Ventures Managing Director

Original evangelist for Apple’s Macintosh

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