Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Oringer Seminar Series -- A Special IST Lunch Bunch Event
From Engineering Student to Silicon Valley CEO: My Journey
John Chen, Chairman, CEO & President, Sybase
John Chen, Caltech MS '79, is CEO of Sybase Inc., a leading enterprise software company that was acquired by SAP AG in 2010 for $6.5 billion and remains an independent operating unit today. Chen, who began his career at JPL before moving over to high-tech management, will share five lessons he learned along the way that will be applicable to any Caltech student with entrepreneurial or business aspirations.