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Philadelphia, PA – February 17, 2003 – The leadership committee of The Wharton Technology Conference today announced that the seventh annual Technology Conference will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Friday, February 28th. Matthew Szulik, CEO of Red Hat will describe new technology-enabled paradigms for business. Vita Cassesse, EVP of Pfizer will discuss how technology is transforming the pharmaceutical business. Larry Weinbach, Chairman and CEO of Unisys, and a 1961 Wharton graduate, will be awarded the Alumni Achievement Award. The Conference will feature more than thirty senior executives who will share their experiences and insights in the software, hardware, networking, telecommunications, alternative energy, consulting and venture capital industries.

“At the Conference, senior executive speakers will explore how innovations continue to spark new opportunities and transform existing business models,” said Vijay Krishnaswamy, conference chairman. “The current climate demands not only innovation, but also a clear value proposition. This year we have three thematic tracks that appeal to a broad range of business professionals – Finance & Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy, and Emerging Technology. We’re excited to be able to present an outstanding and diverse group of technology leaders at our conference.”

Key discussion topics will include the following – Business Strategy, Emerging Technologies, Finance & Entrepreneurship, Corporate Development and Private Equity.

·    Larry Biagini, CTO of General Electric, Michael Tiemann CTO of RedHat, Harry Moseley, Managing Director, Office of the CIO, CSFB to talk about IT strategy

·    Greg Case, General Partner, Apax Partners, Andrew Morozov, Principal, TL Ventures, to talk about Private Equity Investing in Technology.

·    Colin Bryar, Director of Web Services, Amazon, Cliff Reeves, VP .NET Server Product Group, Microsoft to talk about Web Services Technology

·    Peter Stanforth, CTO MeshNetworks, Ron Reich, Director, Intel Capital, to talk about the emerging technology Wi-Fi

Sponsors of The Wharton Technology Conference include Pfizer, The Mack Center for Technological Innovation, Siemens, Unisys, WebMethods, FastCompany, Microsoft, and the MIT Technology Review.

Please go to for a complete listing of the Conference speakers, more information and to register for the Conference online.

About The Wharton School

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized around the world for its academic strengths across every major discipline and at every level of business education. Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school in the nation, Wharton has approximately 4,600 undergraduate, MBA and doctoral students, more than 8,000 participants in its executive education programs annually, and an alumni network of more than 75,000 worldwide. The Wharton School was recently named the top international business school by the Financial Times and has been ranked among the top American business school by Business Week magazine since the ranking’s inception. For more information about the Wharton School, please visit Knowledge@Wharton (, the school's web-based research and business analysis journal that now has more than 230,000 readers in 185 countries. The site, which is free, captures knowledge generated at Wharton through such channels as research papers, conferences, books and interviews with faculty on current business topics.

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