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Cisco executive Patrick Calhoun to address Syracuse Technology Roundtable Feb. 23
Cisco executive Patrick Calhoun to address Syracuse Technology Roundtable Feb. 23February 13, 2006Sara Millersemortim@syr.edu
Syracuse University’s CASE Center and the Syracuse Technology Garden will hold the next Syracuse Technology Roundtable, “Wireless Success Story: From Startup to Thought Leader,” on Feb. 23.
The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Room 4-201 of SU’s Center for Science and Technology. Registration is $10 per person, with students and faculty admitted free with SU I.D. Parking arrangements will be made at the time of registration. To register, call JoAnn Fredricks at 443-1060 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals who are interested in attending can also register via the Case Center websiteat http://www.case.syr.edu/roundtable.asp.
The speaker will be Patrick Calhoun, a co-founder and CTO of technology startup Airespace, which is a company that drove the evolution of enterprise Wi-Fi networks. His technical skills, experience working with standards bodies and entrepreneurial vision helped spawn many rapid advances in wireless in the past several years and improved functionality of Wi-Fi systems while reducing management cost and complexity. The efforts of Calhoun and his colleagues were so successful that industry leader Cisco Systems purchased the company in 2005.
Calhoun now has a larger role as CTO of Cisco’s Wireless Networks Business Unit, helping to guide the direction of one of the most significant technologies of the decade, driving adoption in new and larger markets. In addition to focusing on the technology, Calhoun will discuss how Airespace went from paper to a success story. He will also discuss his experience in standards bodies and the role of standards in the success of startup companies.
The Syracuse Technology Roundtable is a collaboration of the CASE Center of SU and the Syracuse Technology Garden. It offers access to the best resources of academe and industry, both regional and national. The roundtable provides programming and networking opportunities to anyone interested in the growth and development of the Central New York Technology economy.
The CASE Center is a New York State-supported Center of Advanced Technology. NYSTAR is the New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research. NYSTAR’s broad mission is to make New York a national leader in high-technology academic research and economic development.