Students Pitch Technology Investment Ideas to Area Executives

Posted: May 4, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Michelle Nery

The Technology Management Capstone Project culminates Saturday, May 5, with student presentations to a mock board of area executives from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Mason Hall. The Capstone is the culmination of the masters of science in technology management students’ nine-month endeavor to create business plans and cases for digitizing an aspect of existing organizations. The projects represent between $1 million and $5 million in investment for the case companies.

At the request of the consortium executives, the School of Management set up the venue where area executives could review the presentations by each student team, give valuable feedback, and judge for themselves the end result of the educational process. Members of this year’s board are Russ Griffith, Datatel, Inc.; Jack Littley, BTG, Inc.; Gary Eiloo, SAIC Information Services; Kersey Dastur, Global Information Services; Miriam Browning, Department of the Army; Kim Pakstys, Getronics Government Solutions; and Omid Romvar, NTST.

Members of the board will take on roles such as CEO, CFO, CIP, CTO, vice president of marketing, vice president of human resources, and vice president of public relations. They will judge student presentations from the standpoint of their given roles. There will be four presentations in all, each lasting one hour with time for questions and answers. After all the presentations are made, a winner will be selected.

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