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Technology and the leveled global playing field to be addressed at the next Syracuse Technology Roundtable, Nov. 30 at Syracuse University’s CASE Center
Technology and the leveled global playing field to be addressed at the next Syracuse Technology Roundtable, Nov. 30 at Syracuse University’s CASE CenterNovember 15, 2005Kelly Homan Rodoskikahoman@syr.edu
What is ExxonMobil’s newest product line? What is Starbucks’ hottest offering? How is the small “Mom and Pop” printer down the street looking to expand its market area? The answers aren’t what you might think. The new, post-boom-and-bust age of the Internet economy is allowing us-actually, demanding of us-to redefine business, change the rules, break down geographical barriers and seek growth in new, imaginative places. These new rules are not just for the Fortune 500, but apply for small, privately held companies as well.
Fritz Nelson Sr., a senior vice president with CMP Media, the largest high-tech publishing company in the United States, will address these issues as he speaks on “Technology and the Leveled Global Playing Field: The Bottom Line for Your Business,” during the next Syracuse Technology Roundtable on Nov. 30. The CASE Center at Syracuse University will host the event, which begins at 5:30 p.m. in Room 4-201 of SU’s Center for Science and Technology. The seminar is free for SU faculty, staff and students with I.D., and $10 for the general public. Call JoAnn Fredericks at (315) 443-1060 ore-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register and make parking arrangements.
Nelson will provide perspective on how technology is changing business, and will discuss interviews held with a variety of organizations relating to how technology is helping dramatically transform their traditional businesses, including a case study on how technology is re-shaping media and the dissemination of information. Fresh from a trip to India to meet with business and civic leaders earlier this month, Nelson will discuss why that countryshouldn’t be known just as a place for cheap labor. He will also talk about where some of the newest industries and innovations will emerge.
Nelson, a nationally prominent veteran of the IT industry, is senior vice president and group publisher of the Enterprise Group of CMP Media. He is responsible for the overall strategy, direction and management of the Network Computing Enterprise Architecture Group and the InformationWeek Media Network. He previously served as reviews editor, features editor, executive editor, editor, editor-in-chief and publisher for Network Computing and the vice president and group publisher for Network Computing, Network Magazine, Intelligent Enterprise, Secure Enterprise, Computer Security Institute and Storage Pipeline.
Prior to joining CMP Media, Nelson worked with Lockheed Martin’s Computing Standards Group and was involved with testing and evaluating technologies and with USBI, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. Nelson holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland.