Carnegie Mellon News Online Edition: December 5, 2001
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Students Get Chance to Impact Public Policy Through Friedman, Johnson Fellowships

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Akram Midani Remembered for His Knowledge, Sense of Humor

Heinz School Appoints William Guttman To Head Software Industry Center

Judith Modell to Direct Center for Arts in Society

Simon Memorial Fund Established

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guttman Heinz School Appoints Entrepreneurial Leader To Head Software Industry Center

The Heinz School has named entrepreneur William Guttman to be executive director of the university's new Software Industry Center and a distinguished service professor of economics and technology.

Heinz School Dean Jeffrey Hunker praised the selection of Guttman to head the interdisciplinary center, which began last April with a mission to focus on leading-edge developments in the software industry.

"Bill Guttman possesses the ideal combi-nation of expertise in both theory and in practice to establish the Software Industry Center as the world's leading resource center for the software industry and the policy research communities that influence it," Hunker said.

Guttman replaces Donald J. McGillen, who will devote more time to related information security efforts.

"I'm excited about the opportunity to bring together industry and academia in the software industry," said Guttman, who earned his master's and doctor's degrees from Balliol College, Oxford University.

box Between 1996 and 2001, Guttman built printCafe into one of the top vertical software companies in the United States with 8,000 customer sites in 34 countries. During the same period of time, he raised more than $125 million for the company with initial backing from Menlo Ventures in California and Pittsburgh-based Mellon Ventures.

Prior to working at printCafe, Guttman was a management consultant at Lexicon in Los Angeles, where he developed a strategy and systems practice serving many of the world's leading media companies including News Corp., Viacom, the Knight-Ridder News Group and Hearst Publications. He also has served as an economist and special adviser to the U.S. Department of State, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

At his new post, Guttman will be responsible for overseeing the development of leading-edge technology to help workers become more skilled. The center also will establish guidelines to enable small and-medium-sized enterprises to better exploit rapid advances in information and software technologies. Research will be conducted at Pittsburgh-area engineering and manufacturing companies.

The center features scholars from the Heinz School, the School of Computer Science, the Software Engineering Institute and the Graduate School of Industrial Administration.

Chriss Swaney

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