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Lawson Delivers Talk at Dedication

09-18-2006

As part of the Lawson Computer Science Building dedication on Friday, Sept. 15th, building namesake Richard Lawson gave an informative talk entitled "The Future of Business Enterprise Software". Lawson is the chairman of Lawson Software, Inc., which he co-founded with his brother Bill and one other colleague John Cerullo in 1975. Lawson Software began as a consulting business, and in the past thirty years has flourished into a $364-million company providing business software to large and mid-sized organizations in healthcare, retail, professional services, the public sector, financial services, and other strategic markets.

During his talk, Lawson was able to impart his years of experience in the computer industry to students, faculty and visitors. With his role in business, Lawson could provide novel insight on the direction in which business enterprise software is heading.

Lawson received his master's degree in computer science from Purdue in 1968 and he credits Purdue with teaching him the know-how to think about computer science and to adjust to the many changes in technology over the years.

View Lawson's presentation for his talk "The Future of Business Enterprise Software".

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