• SEM SIG: So, You Want to be a CEO Thursday, July 20, 2006 - 06:30PM to 08:30PM
    SAP Building D
    Southern Cross Room 3410 Hillview Avenue
    Palo Alto, CA 94304
    Software Architecture and Platform

SEM SIG: So, You Want to be a CEO



  • The Monthly Meeting of the SEM SIG


    Presentation Overview

    So, You Want to be a CEO?

    Have you wanted more effective interaction with your product management, marketing, sales, services, finance and executive management?

    Have you thought of evolving your career beyond engineering to other roles in other departments or to become a better business engineering leader? Do you have to hire beyond R&D profiles? This session will give you insights into removing your own shoes and trying on the shoes of various other roles beyond R&D to be an effective influencer to those roles- a key to your professional growth towards becoming a successful engineering leader.

    Learn from Ram Gupta, President & CEO of CastIron Systems, and former EVP and second-most influencial at PeopleSoft, in a up close, highly interactive session.


    About the Presenter

    Ram Gupta, President and CEO, Cast Iron Systems, Cast Iron Systems

    Ram brings to his role 20 years of technology and operational expertise at fast paced global technology companies, including PeopleSoft, WebMD, Silicon Graphics, IBM and Tata Consultancy Services. In his previous role as Executive Vice President at PeopleSoft, Ram was instrumental in taking the company from primarily an HR applications vendor in the U.S., to the second largest vendor of application suites worldwide. During this time the market capitalization of the company grew from $3 billion to over $10 billion. Ram was also the executive in charge of the company's $1.8 billion acquisition of JD Edwards that set off the consolidation trend in the ERP industry.

    Prior to PeopleSoft, Ram was the Senior Vice President and General Manager at WebMD Corp. He was part of the executive team that grew Healtheon from a single service, $5 million annual revenue startup to a public company with a set of comprehensive offerings and revenue of more than $300 million. Ram currently serves on the board of directors at S1 Corporation, VA Software, Plateau Systems and Accruent Inc. He holds several patents in the U.S. and was awarded the Smithsonian Computer World "Search for the Heroes" Award for the year 2000. Ram holds an MS degree in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.



    Building D
    Southern Cross Room
    3410 Hillview Avenue
    Palo Alto, CA 94304