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Chriss Swaney
Carnegie Mellon

Matt Wagner
Tatum Partners

For immediate release:
June 27, 2005

Carnegie Mellon CyLab Teams Up With Tatum Partners To Offer Innovative Executive Education Programs Nationwide

PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon CyLab will work with Atlanta-based Tatum Partners to offer a first-of its-kind executive education program for today's fast-paced, mid-career chief information officers (CIOs).

Leveraging Tatum Partners' 500 strategic, financial and technology leadership executives, 12 courses make up the CIO Essentials curriculum that will be available to businesses across the country seeking to equip business and technology executives with tools to collaboratively lead businesses through the strategic implementation of technology. The inaugural CIO Essentials course will be delivered through Tatum Partners' Center for Technology Leadership and is scheduled to debut in Atlanta later this summer.

"This new technology leadership center will team Tatum Partners' executive-level technology and finance leaders with Carnegie Mellon's strengths in technology, policy and management, to train and educate technology executives capable of leading in today's complex business environment," said Pradeep K. Khosla, dean of Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering and co-founder of Carnegie Mellon CyLab, a university-wide, multidisciplinary initiative that builds on more than two decades of Carnegie Mellon's leadership in information technology.

"The program will teach leaders how to deliver strategic technology initiatives at the speed of business," according to Khosla. "Our mantra is team leadership because the business world is a very fluid place that makes it difficult for typical education systems to keep up. This program will evolve alongside the marketplace to ensure every CIO enrolled is learning applicable, timely and true-to-life lessons to help improve their business."

Because Tatum Partners counsels hundreds of clients and businesses every day, they have a unique insight into what works and what doesn't. Tatum Partners has taken these real-world lessons and worked alongside Carnegie Mellon CyLab to frame an education program that provides critical business strategy and IT education to top management.

"The Center for Technology Leadership will fill a void for the marketplace and give executives real world insights into evolving business issues, such as the Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and business strategy and IT alignment," said Richard D'Amaro, chief executive officer of Tatum Partners.

Dena Haritos Tsamitis, director of the Information Networking Institute and director of education, training and outreach for Carnegie Mellon CyLab, said both Carnegie Mellon CyLab and Tatum Partners are dedicated to promoting thought leadership, differentiating strategies and best practices in order to improve business and technology strategy.


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