Microsoft vice president to give engineering lecture



Ron Markezich, chief information officer and vice president of managed solutions for Microsoft Corp., will deliver a public lecture at12:50 p.m.March 3 (Friday) in the DeBartolo Hall auditorium at the University of Notre Dame. His talk,Directions in Information Technology,is part of the Distinguished Engineering Lecture Series presented by Notre DamesCollegeofEngineering.

Markezichs lecture will focus on directions in information technology management and how it adds business value. He also will discuss his own perspective on careers in the technology industry.

Markezich is responsible for the delivery of information technology services for Microsoft as well as the improvement of Microsoft efficiency and productivity. His teams have simultaneously increased employee productivity and reduced the cost of information technology.

Markezich, who joined Microsoft in 1998, also has worked in information technology infrastructure and line-of-business application organizations. Before joining Microsoft, he held a position with Accenture in the electronics and high tech group.

Markezich was graduated from Notre Dame with a bachelors degree in management information systems.

The Distinguished Engineering Lecture Series exposes students to engineers who have achieved at the highest levels in their specific fields. Speakers from various disciplines are featured throughout each academic year to give students an overview of the diverse opportunities available in engineering and to provide them with a better understanding of the role of engineering in society and the impact they, as engineers, can have.

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