What's Next in Information Technology Management


November 4, 2003
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Maturing Software Industry
Inevitable Change

Victor Chayet

Can the software industry survive the forces that are impacting it today without radical change? We have all seen, and often experienced, the good, bad and the ugly of consolidation. What forces are causing change in the industry and is the future inevitable?

What do major software vendors think of all this? Are we on the cusp of a consolidation trend in the Software industry? Is consolidation a winning strategy? Are large mergers good or bad for the industry?

For the answers to these questions, come join RMIMA to investigate what the future might hold for the maturing software industry. Victor Chayet the Director of Corporate Communications for J.D. Edwards / PeopleSoft will be sharing his insider view on this critical topic.

As director of corporate communications for J.D. Edwards, Victor Chayet directs the development and implementation of global corporate communications strategies and programs that inform, educate, and drive desired behaviors among the company's internal and external audiences. As a part of the recent acquisition of J.D. Edwards by PeopleSoft, he has been leading the marketing integration activities of the two companies.

Chayet first joined J.D. Edwards in February 1998 as manager of consumer industries marketing. He became senior manager of corporate communications in 2000 and director of corporate communications in 2001.

Before joining J.D. Edwards, Chayet held a variety of positions in public relations and corporate communications, including roles of increasing responsibility at KCS&A, The Denali Group, Woodward-Clyde Group (now URS), The Solis Group, KN Energy (now Kinder-Morgan), and MGA Communications.

Chayet holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media from the University of California, San Diego. He is active in the Public Relations Society of America, and the Business Marketing Association.


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