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I am privileged to serve as the Faculty Director of the Steven A. Denning Technology & Management (T&M) Program. Our team, Jennifer Blount, Robert Burgess, Anne Lynch, Sheena Richards, John Stanford, and I, look forward to the exciting future ahead.

Both minors offered by the program – Computing and Business, and  Engineering and Business – continue to equip the best students at Georgia Tech with the academic training and professional skills to pave their paths to corporate leadership. We thank our corporate affiliates for being integral partners in enabling our program’s continuing success.

We recently welcomed HP as our newest corporate affiliate, bringing the total number of affiliates to 11, including Acuity Brands, Boeing, Capital One, Caterpillar, Elavon, Equifax, Georgia-Pacific, Home Depot, Interface, and Siemens. This summer, 48 T&M students have started internships or jobs with our Corporate Affiliates. In the academic year 2013 - 14, the program offered its first ever global capstone project with Caterpillar’s facility in Tianjin, China. We are excited at the prospect of being able to offer another international capstone project for the 2014 - 15 academic year.

I warmly welcome our recently-admitted Class of 2016. The admitted class of 63 students has an average GPA of 3.6 and spans 12 Georgia Tech disciplines. Seven students were also pre-admitted to the Class of 2017.

In maintaining our culture of excellence, we continue to seek feedback from our corporate affiliates, program faculty, capstone project faculty advisors, and students on the program’s curriculum and activities. I look forward to continuing collaborations with all stakeholders of the T&M Program in enabling Georgia Tech to be on the leading edge of the intersections of Technology and Management.

June 3, 2014