Strassmann to Present Lecture on Google

Posted: November 29, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Paul Strassmann
Paul Strassmann

Paul Strassmann, Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering (IT&E) distinguished professor of information sciences, will present the second lecture in his four-part series on changes in the economics of information management. He will give the talk on Monday, Dec. 5.

“Google – A Model for the Systems Architecture of the Future?” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center Cinema on the Fairfax Campus, with a reception preceding the lecture at 6:30 p.m. The Strassmann lectures are free and open to the public.

Strassmann is the former acting CIO of NASA; former director of defense information, Office of the Secretary of Defense; and retired vice president of the Xerox Corporation. He has a three-year affiliation with IT&E.

In his lecture, Strassmann will describe in technical detail the structure and operating methods that are now delivering Google applications. The purpose of the lecture is to prepare his audience for the time when information engineering will have to shift to new practices to deliver computing capabilities that will meet growing needs for global fast response services.

Strassmann is the author of several books, including’s number one best-selling book on information management, “The Squandered Computer.” He has served on numerous boards and was named to the CIO Hall of Fame by CIO Magazine as one of the 12 most influential CIOs of the decade. His research and writing focuses on the growing scope and complexity of information-intensive organizations and the establishment of empowered CIOs.

For more information on Strassmann, visit his web site.

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