WPI Venture Forum Presents "Breakfast With" EMC Chairman Michael Ruettgers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE/September 24, 2004
Contact: WPI Media Relations, +1-508-831-5706

EMC Chairman Michael Ruettgers


Michael C. Ruettgers, chairman of the EMC Corporation Board of Directors, will be the keynote speaker for the return of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Venture Forum’s "Breakfast With" series. He will be delivering a talk entitled "Sustaining Profitable Growth: Creating Leadership for the Long Haul."


Tuesday, October 26, 2004
7:30 - 9 a.m.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Campus Center, Odeum room (top level)
100 Institute Road
Worcester, Mass.


Michael C. Ruettgers, leads all facets of EMC’s proactive corporate governance, with a special focus on shaping the composition and expertise of EMC’s independent and fully engaged Board.

Ruettgers has been with EMC since 1988, and served as CEO from 1992 until January 2001, leading the company in a decade-long trajectory of accelerating profitable growth. From his arrival through year-end 2000, EMC’s revenues grew from $120 million to nearly $9 billion. During the 10-year bull market from October 1990 to October 2000, EMC achieved the highest single-decade performance of any listed stock in the history of the New York Stock Exchange.

During his term as CEO, Ruettgers was named one of the "World’s Top 25 Executives" by BusinessWeek; one of the "Best CEOs in America" by Worth magazine; one of the "25 Most Powerful People in Networking" in 2000 by Network World; and "CEO of the Year" for 2000 by Massachusetts Investor's Digest.

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC;) is the world leader in products, services and solutions for information storage and management that help organizations extract the maximum value from their information, at the lowest total cost, across every point in the information lifecycle.

The WPI Venture Forum, as part of the Collaborative for Entrepreneurship & Innovation in the WPI Department of Management, promotes the entrepreneurial spirit and serves those who engage in technology-based entrepreneurial enterprises by providing advice, support and education tailored to meet their needs. The forum fosters entrepreneurship through such activities as monthly programs, a business plan contest, a weekly radio show on News Radio WTAG (Saturdays, 5 - 7 p.m., 580AM), and a monthly newsletter.


$25 for Venture Forum members; $45 for non-members


Tickets may be reserved online or by downloading and mailing a registration form by October 19 at www.wpiventureforum.org. For questions, please contact Lorelle Tross at 508-831-5075, or e-mail the WPI Venture Forum at ventureforum@wpi.edu.