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Sloan Convocation Reconvenes on Campus, October 6-8

Graduates of MIT’s Sloan School of Management, who hold some of the most influential leadership positions in the world, are slated to attend Alumni Convocation 2005, a triennial gathering on campus. Sloan faculty, President Susan Hockfield, and prominent alumni leaders will discuss their visions for the future of global management and current management issues October 6-8.

Industry leaders will keynote, including Carly Fiorina, SM ‘89, former chair and CEO of Hewlett-Packard; John Thain ‘77, CEO of the New York Stock Exchange; and Morris Chang ‘52, SM ‘53, ME ‘55, chair and CEO of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, the world’s largest semiconductor foundry.

Fiorina held senior leadership positions at AT&T and Lucent Technologies before joining HP. Since leaving the company in February 2005, she has been appointed to the U.S. Space Commission by the White House. Thain was previously president and COO of Goldman Sachs Group and serves on the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s International Capital Markets Advisory Committee. Chang has won numerous awards for his leadership in the semiconductor and microelectronics industries, much of it during his 25 years at Texas Instruments.

Convocation, established in the 1940s as a Sloan Fellows meeting, is now open to all Sloan alumni. This year marks two important milestones. The Sloan Fellowship Program, the world’s first executive development program, with more than 2,700 alumni worldwide, celebrates its 75th anniversary. Also, the Management of Technology Program, a joint Sloan-School of Engineering venture with 800 graduates and the first program to train top engineers and scientists to become business leaders, marks its 25th anniversary.

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