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Mervyn Young Lecture Series - Belluzzo

 


Information Industry: Unprecedented Change

Mervyn Young Memorial Lecture Series
on Computing Technology and Society

October 18, 2002
5:00pm
Old Main Chapel

Richard E. Belluzzo
CEO, Quantum Corp.

sponsored by
Department of Computer Science
and the
College of Engineering and Applied Science

Richard Belluzzo has more than 25 years of experience in the technology industry, including over 20 years at Hewlett-Packard during which he managed and grew some of its largest, highest growth and most profitable businesses. As executive vice president and general manager of the Computer Products Organization, Belluzzo was responsible for all of Hewlett-Packard's computer systems and storage products, including peripherals, software and services. At the time, this business represented 80 percent of the company's revenues. Prior to heading the Computer Products Organization, Belluzzo was vice president of the Hardcopy Group, where he played a key role in building Hewlett-Packard's leadership position in printers, scanners and digital imaging. Before this, he led the Ink-Jet Products Group, increasing the Group's revenues from $700 million to $2 billion in less than two years.

In addition to Belluzzo's long tenure at Hewlett-Packard, he also has served as chairman and CEO of Silicon Graphics and, most recently, held several executive management positions at Microsoft, including president and chief operating officer (COO). In that role, Belluzzo focused much of his energy on advancing Microsoft's capability to deliver software and services to enterprise customers. Before becoming president and COO, Belluzzo was group vice president of Microsoft's Consumer Group, where he led the effort to build a series of new consumer businesses, including MSN, X-Box, set-top boxes and mobility devices.

. . .

Quantum Corp. (NYSE:DSS), founded in 1980, is a global leader in data protection and network storage systems, meeting the needs of business customers with enterprise-wide storage solutions and services. Quantum is the world's largest supplier of tape drives, and its DLTtape® technology is the standard for backup, archiving, and recovery of mission-critical data. Quantum is a leader in the design, manufacture and service of automated tape libraries used to manage, store and transfer data. In addition to having the largest installed base of Network Attached Storage (NAS) appliances of any NAS supplier, Quantum is the leader in the workgroup NAS market category. Quantum sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2002, were approximately $1.1 billion.

      . . . from announcement of Belluzzo's appointment as CEO of Quantum in August 2002



Information Industry: Unprecedented Change

  1. Introduction
  2. #1 Bursting Bubbles
  3. #2 Crisis in Business Confidence
  4. #3 Massive Technology and Business Model Change
  5. #4 10 Years of Neglected Priorities
  6. #5 No Clear Next Big Thing
  7. Leads to a Very Tough Environment
  8. The Business Leader's Top Five Priorities
  9. Fanatical Drive to Improve Competitive Position
  10. Make Big Bet(s)
  11. Rededicate to Cultural Principles
  12. Strengthen and Stretch Talent
  13. Focus On Few - It May Take Longer
  14. Major Technology Priorities
  15. Summary - Unique Times

The Mervyn Young Memorial Lecture Series on Computing Technology and Society addresses the relationship between innovation in computing technology and changes in society. Established by a 1952 alumnus of the College's Engineering Physics program, the series is co-sponsored by the Department of Computer Science and the College of Engineering and Applied Science. The speakers are leaders from industry and distinguished academics.

 
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Department of Computer Science
College of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Colorado Boulder
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