On Monday, October 24th, Dr. Pehong Chen, Chairman, CEO and President of BroadVision, Inc. spoke to a packed room of Saint Mary’s College students, alumni and friends at the School of Economics and Business Administration (SEBA) Executive Speaker Series at the Network Meeting Center in Santa Clara. Headquartered in Redwood City, publicly traded BroadVision, an innovative provider of online commerce and business social networking solutions, was founded by Dr. Chen in 1993, with offices and operations in more than 20 other cities around the world.

The topic was relevant to every working professional: “Workplace 2.0 – Three Megatrends Defining A New Work Paradigm”.  The message was clear – social networking, working on the cloud, will change everything: our lives, our work, our future. The hour long presentation followed by audience Q&A covered topics such as:

  • Virtualization (cloud computing): work is done anywhere
  • Mobilization (smart devices beyond the PC): work is done anytime
  • Socialization (collaborative, social technologies): work is done by anyone

According to Dr. Chen, “e-mail is the hidden cost in running a business”. Working from the cloud leads to transparency, and transparency leads to innovation and efficiency. Dr. Chen says, “the challenge is not technology innovation; it is changing people’s behavior”. To view the full video of the talk, click here. To view photos, click here.

About Saint Mary's College Graduate Business Alumni:
Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's College of California is a cornerstone institution of the San Francisco bay area. After nearly 150 years, with a network of more than 40,000 alumni worldwide, Saint Mary's tradition of educational excellence is stronger than ever. Saint Mary's College of California Graduate Business Alumni Chapter's mission is three-fold: network, learn and serve. Our goal is to connect graduates with new people and opportunities, provide continued professional development, and use our knowledge, experience, and skills to help those in our community. For information about how to get involved visit, www.smcbusinessalumni.com

About the Executive Speaker Series:
Hosted by the School of Economics and Business Administration (SEBA), the Executive Speaker Series brings CEOs, presidents and other top business leaders from companies and community organizations throughout the region to Saint Mary’s College. Past prominent speakers include Dr. Geoffrey Moore, best selling business author (e.g., Crossing the Chasm, Inside the Tornado) and just recently, Dr. Pehong Chen, President and CEO of Broadvision.

These high level executives speak about cutting-edge issues that challenge conventional wisdom and ways of doing things, elaborate on trends in various industries and economic sectors, and provide important career inspiration and advice for our students, faculty, alumni and broader community. These events are an excellent opportunity to learn from experienced executives and to network with influential leaders.  For more information, contact us.

 

 

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