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Duke’s Fuqua School Of Business Hosts Third Annual E-Vision: Duke Business Technology Forum

March 04, 2001

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DURHAM, N.C. -- The Business Technology Club at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business will host the third annual evision: Duke Business Technology Forum March 23-24 on Duke's campus.

This year's conference, which is free and open to the public, will explore new technologies and their integration into everyday business practices. The conference will begin Friday night, March 23, with guest speaker Frank Plastina, president of wireless Internet at Nortel Networks. The event will be held in Fuqua's Geneen Auditorium at 7 p.m.

Conference activities will continue Saturday morning with keynote addresses from Peter Heffring, president of the Customer Relationship Management division of Teradata, a division of NCR, and Anthony Perkins, founder, chairman and editor-in-chief of Red Herring Communications Inc.

Following the keynote addresses, attendees may join one of several special presentations, including Miguel Nicolelis, the co-director of the Institute for Neurcomputing at Duke Medical Center, discussing neurocomputing; and a senior employee from Nortel Networks Disruptive Technologies Center presenting "Designing Technology for the Human Experience: What do you want the Internet to be?"

Smaller panel groups led by industry experts will discuss the following topics:
The Mobile Enterprise: Taking a Firm Mobile
The Wireless Consumer - The Wireless Internet and m-Commerce
Digital Medicine: High Tech Health Care
The Future of Broadband - Wireless, Fiber Optics, or Both?
"Show Me the Money" - Business Development and Investments in Technology
Profiting from Content - Business Models for Entertainment and Education
Security and Privacy in the Information Age
CRM in the Digital Economy: Delivering quality service or not?

"Fuqua's evision: Duke Business Technology Forum is foremost among the Southeast's leading business schools," said Rex Adams, dean of the Fuqua School of Business. "It is a leader in providing both student and industry participants with issues relevant to the future innovation of technology."

Last year's event drew more than 500 MBA candidates, graduate students, academics and industry leaders, including more than 50 executives from as near as Research Triangle Park and as far as Europe.

"This year, we hope to build on last year's momentum to attract a larger audience from the local business community and partner schools," said event co-chair Vijay Sankaran, a Fuqua student.

For more information, contact Sankaran at vps@duke.edu or Shelly Magalen at srm8@duke.edu.

Registration information is available at the evision:Duke Business Technology Forum (http://www.dukevision.org/)