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MechE alum to speak at MIT on high-tech leadership

The Department of Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Alumni/ae Series will present "Leadership in a Technology Era," a talk by Hock E. Tan, CEO of Integrated Circuit Systems, on Thursday, April 26 in Rm 3-270 at 4pm. A reception will follow.

Mr. Tan (SB 1975) will discuss approaches to management within the recent high-tech business culture characterized by "easy venture capital and the ATM approach to IPO cash," he says. "In the next five years, technology and business will continue to converge and thereby redefine notions of management. Accelerating developments within technology demand new and unorthodox leadership qualities, which are often in high demand but short in supply."

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on April 25, 2001.

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