ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED, HOWEVER WALKIN REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE THE DAY OF THE EVENT ON A SPACE AVAILABLE BASIS.
Fall Membership Meeting
Wednesday, September 1, 8:00 - 10:30 AM
Registration and breakfast begin at 7:30 AM.
Invest Northern Ireland
St. Paul Travelers
Keynote Speaker Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft Corporation
Guest Speaker Jack Wilson, President, University of Massachusetts
Keynote Speaker: Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft
Steve Ballmer needs little or no introduction. He joined industry powerhouse Microsoft in 1980 and was the first business manager hired by Bill Gates. Since then, his passion and leadership have become hallmarks of his tenure at the company. He was named CEO in January 2000, assuming full management responsibility for the company.
Steve is known for his devotion to building closer relationships with the software community. At the Council event, Steve will deliver a very special message to the leaders of the Massachusetts software industry, including his thoughts on:
- New technologies and trends
- R & D focus for the next 10 years
- Integrated innovation with open standards based interoperability
- The future of IT spending
- Partnering with Microsoft
Guest Speaker: Jack Wilson, President, University of Massachusetts
Dr. Jack Wilson was named President of the five- campus, 60,000-student University of Massachusetts on March 24, 2004. Previously, he had served UMass as the Vice President for Academic Affairs and as founding CEO of UMassOnline. As the CEO of UMassOnline, he helped to build the system-wide initiative into one of the largest externally directed online programs in the United States, with 39 graduate and undergraduate degree and certificate programs now serving 14,000 enrollees. Dr. Wilson's expertise in building links between higher education, government and business led to his becoming the co-founder of the Paul Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship, creator of a national workshop series for technology enhanced entrepreneurship education for university faculty, and a national advisory committee member for the Kauffman Entrepreneurship Fellowship Program.
Dr. Wilson's unusual combination of academic excellence, business success, and technology savvy combined with his outstanding leadership skills make him an ideal person to take our state's public university system to the next level.
The charge for this program is $80 for Members and $120 for Non-Members who pre-register; $90 for Members and $130 for Non-Members who register at-the-door.
Refunds for this event will only be accepted through Wednesday, August 25.