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  Subject:   The Silicon Valley Enterpriser

  Sponsor:   Stanford Society of Asian American Engineers

  Speaker:   John Chen President and CEO of Sybase Inc.

  Date:   Wednesday, March 3, 1999

  Time:   7pm - 8pm

  Location:   Political Science Building 160-161J [look for it in a campus map][new]

  Event URL:   http://www.stanford.edu/group/ssae/speaker

  Sponsor URL:   http://www.stanford.edu/group/ssae

  Costs:   Free Free Free

  Contact:   dalerie@leland.stanford.edu

As Chairman, CEO and President, John Chen has global
                   responsibility for each of

                   Sybase's four divisions: Business Intelligence, Internet Applications,
                   Enterprise Solutions, and Mobile and Embedded Computing. In
                   addition, Chen oversees Corporate Marketing, Business
                   Development and Corporate Services, including Information
                   Technology, Human Resources, Business Planning, and Finance.

                   Prior to joining Sybase, John Chen was president and CEO of
                   Siemens Nixdorf's $3 billion Open EnPrior to joining Sybase, John
                   Chen was president and CEO of Siemens Nixdorf's $3 billion Open
                   Enterprise Computing Division, as well as president, CEO and
                   chairman of Siemens Pyramid. Mr. Chen also served as a member of
                   the board of directors of the German parent company, Siemens
                   Nixdorf. In 1995, Chen negotiated the merger between Siemens
                   Nixdorf and Pyramid Technology Corporation, a $275 million
                   UNIX-based systems company. 

                   Mr. Chen joined Pyramid Technology Corporation in July 1991 as
                   executive vice president and assumed the role of COO in October
                   1992. He held a number of executive positions with Pyramid
                   including; chairman of the board, CEO, COO, president and
                   executive vice president of product and technology operations..

                   Before joining Pyramid Technology Corporation, Chen spent 13
                   years at Unisys, where he was the vice president and general
                   manager of the $500 million Unisys Convergent UNIX Systems
                   Group as well as vice president and general manager of the $125
                   million Unisys Convergent RISC Platform Division. 

                   Mr. Chen, a Hong Kong native, holds a bachelor of science degree in
                   electrical engineering from Brown University and a master of science
                   degree in electrical engineering from California Institute of
                   Technology.

 Event history: Submitted on 28-Feb-1999;


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