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January 16, 2003

Krannert School's e-business center offers lecture series

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Center for E-business Education and Research (CEER) at Purdue University is offering a spring lecture series geared to the present and future needs of those in e-business.

Patrick Duparcq

"We bring in people who are working at the cutting edge of business and technology management," said Patrick J. Duparcq, clinical professor of marketing and director of CEER. "While the dot-com bubble has burst, e-business is alive and well. We want to keep the use of technology in business processes front and center."

The lectures are presented from 4:30-6 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Krannert Center, Room 108, as part of a class Duparcq teaches on technology and e-business consulting. The lectures are free and open to the public as seating permits.

Dates, speakers and titles of the talks are:

• Jan. 29 – Jim Garn, director of dealer e-business solutions, Nissan North America, "The Automotive Industry Under Transformation."

• Feb. 5 – Soren Burkhart, first vice president, Commercial Banking Internet Systems, "E-Business in the Financial Services Industry."

• Feb. 12 – Stephen Dest, Dell Managed Services, "The Dell Business Model."

• Feb. 26 – Joerg Hoellerman, Volkswagen AG, "Automotive Telematics: from eMobility to eBusiness."

• March 12 – Marc Breissinger, director of product strategy, Webmethods, "Enterprise Integration: Web Services Based Integration."

• March 26 – Jitu Desai, director of IBM Wireless E-Business Initiative, and William Bodin of IBM's Pervasive Computing Center, "Pervasive Computing: Connectivity, Anytime, Anyplace."

• April 2 – To be announced.

• April 9 – Dennis Wimer, global e-marketing, Eli Lilly & Co., "Global E-business."

• April 23 – David Bates, Xerox Corp. Internet Marketing, "Using the Web as a Selling Tool."

The mission of CEER is to enable students, faculty, government representatives and businesspeople to understand the effects of e-business and e-technology on the business environment through education, research and outreach initiatives and swift response to significant changes in the industry.

CEER associates, including Krannert School faculty and MBA students, undertake research projects with industry partners. Some companies represented on CEER's board of directors are IBM, Siemens Building Technologies, Whirlpool Corp., Honeywell International Inc., Greater Lafayette Progress Inc., Synovius LLC and Cisco Systems Inc.

Writer: J. Michael Lillich, (765) 494-2077,

Sources: Patrick Duparcq, (765) 494-4461,

Kristen Scifres, (765) 494-6250,

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096;

Related Web site:

CEER home page

Note to Journalists: Because the primary purpose of the lectures is educational, no photographs or videotaping is permitted during the presentations. Journalists wishing to cover individual presentations can arrange to interview and photograph lecturers by contacting Kristen Scifres, CEER marketing and operations assistant, at (765) 494-6250, Videos of selected lectures will be available via the Internet.

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