SFSU Public Affairs Press Release
Published by the Public Affairs Office at San Francisco State University, Diag Center.
SAN FRANCISCO -- February 9, 1999 -- San Francisco State University’s College of Business and College of Science and Engineering have announced the formation of a new management and information technology forum. The joint venture between the University’s two colleges "will serve as a place for regional business leaders to discuss and examine the relationship between management and information technology," according to Ray Maghroori, dean of the SFSU College of Business. Microsoft is the corporate sponsor for the new venture.
Microsoft’s corporate office in Foster City will host the monthly luncheon meetings, which will be held on the second Thursday of each month. The first meeting, to be held Thursday, Feb. 11 at 11:30 a.m., will feature Peter Sealey speaking on "The Impact of Information Technology on Management." Sealey, president of Los Altos Group, Inc., serves such clients as VISA and Hewlett Packard. Prior to forming his consulting company, he served for 24 years as senior VP for global marketing at Coca Cola.
To date some 15 organizations have joined the monthly forum, among them Microsoft, McKesson Corporation, Addison Seefeld & Brew, Computer Sciences Corporation, Grayline of San Francisco, and Systems Integration Solutions, Inc.
"The introduction of information technology has changed the practice of management," says Maghroori. "This forum will provide a place to come together on a monthly basis to look at the impact of what we do as managers."
The annual membership fee to join the forum is $500, of which $300 is tax deductible. The pro-rated fee from February to June is $250. Membership in the forum is by invitation only.
Microsoft Corporate Offices are located at 950 Tower Lane, Suite 900, in Foster City. Meetings run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and include lunch. There will be no meetings in July and August.
For more information about the management and information technology forum sponsored by San Francisco State University in conjunction with Microsoft, or to request an application, call the SFSU College of Business at 415/338-2670.
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