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Press Release


July 24, 2000

ALBUQUERQUE – Technology is changing more rapidly than ever before, and the Engineering Management Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is bringing the nation’s leaders in the field to the southwest to talk about it. The conference, “Leading Technology Change: Management Issues and Challenges,” will be held August 13 to 15 at the Albuquerque Marriott.

The program features more than 120 paper presentations, including sessions on disruptive technologies, discontinuous and radical innovation, new product development and e-commerce. In addition, panel discussions permeate the schedule on such hot topics as cyber aggression, globalization, entrepreneurship and managing software development.

Sandia National Laboratories is one of the conference sponsors, and Dr. Gerald Yonas, Sandia’s chief scientist and vice president, will open the meeting with the timely keynote address, “21st-Century National Security Issues.”

Designed for practitioners in the technology community, as well as researchers, the conference features a diverse group of plenary speakers. Among them are Howard Smith, Dean of the Anderson Schools of Management at The University of New Mexico; Paul Fleury, former UNM Dean of Engineering, now at Yale; Peter Lyons, science and technology advisor to Senator Pete Domenici (R-NM); Aaron Shenhar, professor of management at the Stevens Institute of Technology; and David Dickinson of Lucent Technologies Bell Laboratories.

Conference fees are $395 for the complete package, and half-day workshops are available for $95. Complete information on the conference is available at the web site:, or by calling 505-821-3158.


The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to excellence in professional management education. At the Anderson School, faculty, staff, and students are committed to shaping the intellect and character of the next generation of business leaders, advancing the knowledge and practice of management, promoting economic development, and building a vibrant intellectual community that serves the highest and best interests of all our stakeholders.

The School was founded in 1947 and now offers more than a dozen concentrations at the BBA and MBA levels and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the top 20% of business schools in the nation. The School is funded by the State of New Mexico and further support is generated by The Anderson School of Management Foundation. For more information, the public can visit, email, or call (505) 277-6471.