University of Hawai'i
(808) 956-8856 Telephone
For Immediate Release:
May 1, 2001
Shawn Nakamoto, (808) 956-9095, University & Community Relations
Cole Sirucek, 586-3868, Dept. of Business & Economic Development
|Compaq Computer Corp. CEO To Speak At UH Manoa|
HONOLULU--The University of Hawaii at Manoa will host a special speaking engagement by Michael D. Capellas, chairman and chief executive officer of Compaq Computer Corporation. This is a unique opportunity for UH students to hear from an executive of one of the world's leading global providers of technology and solutions.
Capellas will speak at UH on Wednesday, May 9 at 9:00 a.m. in the Art Auditorium. The lecture is free and a continental breakfast will be available for those who arrive early.
In an interactive "town hall" meeting format, Capellas intends to engage the audience in a discussion of the issues, opportunities and challenges that today's students face as they enter the new economy.
Capellas joined Compaq in 1998 as chief information officer and planned and implemented the transformation of the company's information systems to capture the opportunities and meet the demands of the Internet era. He was appointed CEO in July 1999 and elected chairman of the board of directors of Compaq in September 2000. His extensive business background balances a cutting-edge understanding of information technology with broad experience in line management.
Compaq Computer Corporation, a Fortune Global 100 company, is a leading global provider of technology and solutions. Compaq designs, develops, manufactures, and markets hardware, software, solutions, and services, including industry-leading enterprise computing solutions, fault-tolerant business-critical solutions, and communications products, commercial desktop and portable products, and consumer PCs that are sold in more than 200 countries. Information on Compaq and its products and services is available at www.compaq.com.
The town hall meeting with Capellas is sponsored in cooperation with
Net Impact, the Center for Entrepreneurship and E-Business, University Connections,
the Hawai'i Strategic Development Council and the state Department of Business
and Economic Development and Tourism.