November 4, 2003
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Maturing Software Industry
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
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.
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