Hot Topics Provide Scintillating Discussions for Techman Speaker Series

Posted: October 12, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mike Nelson, director of Internet technology and strategy for IBM, will speak tonight on “The Battle for the Net: What Will Shape Tomorrow’s Internet – Open Standards or Closed Governments?” as part of the School of Management’s Speakers Series, Hot Topics in Technology Management.

Nelson’s talk takes place on the Arlington Campus in Room 329; the program is free and open to the public.

Other speakers scheduled during the academic year include:

  • Eric Dishman, chair, Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) and principal research scientist, Intel Corporation, and Rebecca Scritchfield, director, CAST Programs and Operation, speaking on “New Age Aging: Emerging Technologies Will Keep Us Healthier, Happier – and at Home,” Nov. 15

  • Robert Kahn, chair, CEO and president, Corporation for National Research Initiatives, speaking on “The Future of Electronic Commerce,” Feb. 6

  • Teresa Weipert of Accenture speaking on “Heading Back to Shore: An Updated Look at Outsourcing,” March 14

  • J.P. Auffret, director of Mason’s Technology Management Program, speaking on “Energizing the Future: How Technology Is Creating New Ways to Harness Energy and Save the Environment,”

    April 18
  • A reception with hors d’oeuvres begins at 6:30 p.m.; the presentation is at 7:15 p.m. The remaining events in the series will be held on the Fairfax Campus in Mason Hall. RSVP at

    This is the fourth year that the Technology Management Program in the School of Management has offered the speakers series. For more information, call 703-993-1857.

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