PeopleSoft Founder Dave Duffield to be Honored at IHRIM 25th Annual Conference

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Dave Duffield, PeopleSoft founder and software industry executive and visionary, will receive the IHRIM 2005 Chairman's Award at the association's 25th anniversary conference to be held in Reno, Nevada, May 1-4. Mr. Duffield founded PeopleSoft, Inc. in 1987 and went on to serve as the company's CEO and board chairman where he offered significant technical and functional contributions to the development of business software.

Dave Duffield, PeopleSoft founder and accomplished software industry executive and visionary, has been selected to receive the IHRIM 2005 Chairman's Award. The Chairman's Award is presented to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the general field of human resource information management. The award will be presented on Monday, May 2, opening day of IHRIM's 25th Annual Conference in Reno, Nevada.

Mr. Duffield founded PeopleSoft, Inc. in 1987 and went on to serve as the company's CEO and board chairman where he offered significant technical and functional contributions to the development of business software. He was the driving force behind the company's vision, product, market direction, and commitment to customer service. In addition, he inspired the company's unique culture by promoting core values that focused on people, innovation, integrity and fun. PeopleSoft grew to be the second-largest application software company in the world before being acquired by Oracle early this year.

Prior to PeopleSoft, Mr. Duffield established two mainframe application software companies. He was CEO, chairman, and chief product architect at Integral Systems, the first company to offer DB2-based human resource and accounting systems. He also co-founded Information Associates (now a subsidiary of Systems and Computer Technology), which specialized in applications for the higher education market. He began his career at IBM as a marketing representative and systems engineer. He holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and a master's in Business Administration from Cornell University.

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The International Association for Human Resource Information Management serves the HRIT professional community. Its mission is to be the leading global source of knowledge for the application of human resource information and technology to improve organizational effectiveness. For more information about IHRIM's 25th Annual Conference, visit http://www.ihrim.org/events/2005spring/index.asp and for details about the association and its products and services, please visit http://www.ihrim.org.

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