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Armstrong to speak at Miami

09/24/1999

C. Michael Armstrong, chairman and chief executive officer of AT&T, returns to his alma mater to deliver a keynote address on the theme "Networking the future: Transforming the way we live, learn, work, and play." The address will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, in the multipurpose room of the university's Shriver Center. The address is free and open to the public.

Armstrong, a 1961 alumnus of the Richard T. Farmer School of Business at Miami University, has embarked on a mission to change the way we watch television, make phone calls and use the Internet. In the process, observers indicate, these technological advances will impact every aspect of business and personal life.

A recent Fortune magazine article suggested AT&T's future will be very different under Armstrong's leadership, as information networks extend the company's global reach to previously untapped frontiers. In his address, Armstrong will discuss AT&T's role in the future as well as the future of global communications. Armstrong will also interact with the business school's students and faculty during a half-day visit to classes that will precede his keynote address.

On Tuesday, Sept. 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the school will host a technology forum that addresses the business, social and educational impacts of technology. Featured speakers include representatives from PricewaterhouseCoopers, Fidelity Investments, Ernst & Young LLP and NCR. The forum will allow students to break out into small groups and interact with business representatives who work in the area of information technology.

The Richard T. Farmer School of Business is a student-centered business program that provides 4,500 undergraduate students with 11 majors, 11 minors, and offers the MBA, master of accountancy and master of arts in economics.

For additional information, contact Jennifer Bailey (513) 529-3631, director of external relations, or baileyjg@muohio.edu.

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