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Sun Microsystems Executive Addresses Technology Transfer Society Conference

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Sun Microsystems executive Rich Green addresses the national conference of the Technology Transfer Society at the University at Albany

Sun Microsystems executive and UAlbany alum Rich Green ('77, '80) will speak at the 208 national conference of the Technology Transfer Society at the University at Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.

ALBANY, N.Y. (October 16, 2008) -- Sun Microsystems Executive Vice President of software and University at Albany alum Rich Green will speak at the 2008 national conference of the Tech Transfer Society (T2S) on Friday, October 17 at 2 p.m. at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE). The conference is co-hosted by CNSE and the UAlbany School of Business.

Green leads Sun's effort to reinvent the software industry by combining enterprise-class quality and support with the world's largest portfolio of open source technology.  Green has nurtured or acquired marquee brands like Solaris, Java, MySQL and xVM.  A 20-year veteran of the software industry, Green's insight helps Sun anticipate customer needs from core software infrastructure to middleware to identity management. Green received his bachelor's and master's degrees in geography from the University at Albany in 1977 and 1980 respectively. 

“Entrepreneurship and Innovation Clusters” is the theme of the Technology Transfer Society conference at CNSE's Albany NanoTech Complex, co-chaired by UAlbany School of Business Dean and president of the Society, Dr. Donald S. Siegel, and Dr. Pradeep Haldar, professor and head of CNSE's Nanoengineering Constellation and executive director of CNSE's Energy and Environmental Technology Applications Center.  The Technology Transfer Society is dedicated to the academic analysis of technology commercialization and the identification and dissemination of best practices in technology transfer.  The society also publishes the Journal of Technology Transfer, the world’s leading scholarly journal devoted to the managerial and policy implication of technology transfer.

“Rich Green has an exceptional track record of innovation in the computer software industry. He's a truly a distinguished UAlbany alum,” said Siegel. “It’s an honor and a privilege to have him speak before the Technology Transfer Society.”

The conference agenda also includes 52 academic presentations and panel discussions that focus on a variety of topics related to both entrepreneurship and innovation clusters, including competitiveness, commercialization, economic impact, employment benefits, corporate strategy and social networks, among many others.  The keynote speaker is Marie Thursby, a professor of Strategic Management who holds the Hal and John Smith Chair in Entrepreneurship at the Georgia Institute of Technology's College of Management.

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