Panel IV - Business and Technology

November 20, 2006
The Executive in Residence Centennial Series
October and November 2006


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Assistant Dean Barbara Rose Aglietti, producer of the Executive in Residence Centennial Series, introducing panelists Marilyn H. O'Connell (left), Senior Vice President, Video Solutions, Verizon Communications; Paula Summa (second from left), BBA '78 and MBA '84, General Manager, ibm.com, IBM Corporation; Marie J. Toulantis (right), BBA '81, CEO, Barnes&Noble.com, and faculty moderator Alan Eisner (center).

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Lubin's Dean Joseph R. Bazcko (center) speaking to Lubin Leaders and Scholars students before the Centennial Series panel.


One of the reasons we had to look into growth was our core business was declining.

- Marilyn H. O'Connell, Senior Vice President, Video Solutions, Verizon Communications
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[Business and Technology panel]   Clients are demanding more and more integration... it's about convergence of technologies and business processes.

- Paula Summa, BBA '78 and MBA '84, General Manager, ibm.com, IBM Corporation
We think we're pretty advanced, but in 10 years, we'll look back and think we were in the Dark Ages in 2006.

- Marie J. Toulantis, BBA '81, CEO, Barnes&Noble.com
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Paula Summa with Dean Jim Russell and Lubin Leaders and Scholars students.
The challenge is to keep up with the enormous rate of change.

- Marie Toulantis,
Barnes&Noble.com
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Marilyn O'Connell meeting with Lubin Leaders and Scholars students before the panel discussion.



Students had the opportunity to ask questions of the participants following the panel discussion.

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Professor Robert Isaak asking a question during the Q&A session.

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Lubin's Dean Joseph Bazcko thanking panelists Marie J. Toulantis (left), Marilyn H. O'Connell (second from left), Paula Summa (right), and faculty moderator Alan Eisner (center).

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Assistant Dean Barbara Rose Aglietti posing with the panelists and moderator after the event.

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The panelist and moderator pose with Lubin students during the reception.