...featuring Umang Gupta, Chairman & CEO of Keynote Systems

When: Wednesday, November 7, 2007 (6-7:30pm)
Where: Pacific Club Card Room, 1451 Queen Emma Street
Cost:  Free admission
RSVP: Registration is required.  Register online at or call 956-5083

Umang Gupta has served since 1997 as chairman and chief executive officer of Keynote Systems (NASDAQ: KEYN), the global leader in test and measurement solutions that improve mobile communications and online business performance. A well-known technology visionary and Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Umang began his career in 1973 with IBM. Umang joined Oracle Corporation in 1981 where he wrote the first business plan for the company, and served as Vice President and General Manager of the Microcomputer Products Division through 1984. He left Oracle to become Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Gupta Corporation, which he took public in 1993 (NASDAQ:GPTA). Gupta Corporation was responsible for ushering in the era of enterprise client/server computing by introducing many seminal innovations, including the world's first client/server relational database system for PC networks in 1988. Umang has also been an active investor and advisor to a number of Silicon Valley start-up companies including serving on the Board of Trustees of Mosaix, a publicly held call-center systems company from 1997 to 1999 until its sale to Lucent Technologies.

Umang received his Bachelor of Technology degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) at Kanpur in 1971 and his M.B.A. from Kent State University in Ohio, USA in 1972. In 1996, Umang received the Distinguished Alumnus Award of the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur for his outstanding contributions to Information Technology and entrepreneurial achievements. In addition to his professional activities, Umang has previously served on the board of the Peninsula Community Foundation, a San Mateo based public charity that builds investment and involvement in community. He is also an avid history buff and serves on the Board of the San Mateo Historical Association. He is also Chairman of the IIT Kanpur Foundation and Board Chairman of PanIIT USA. In 2000, Umang was the honored recipient of the Asian Pacific Foundation Award for Civic Leadership and Philanthropy.

This is a free event.  Registration is required due to limited seating.
Please RSVP online at or call 956-5083.

The Kipapa i ke Ala Lecture Series is organized by the Shidler College of Business and presented with the help of friends in the business community. Kipapa i ke Ala means "to pave the way," which is befitting of this series created to help us understand how our state may benefit from the fast-paced changes in the worldwide marketplace. This forum brings the best and brightest from the world of international business to share their knowledge with students, faculty, alumni and members of the greater Hawaii community. We invite you to join us in "paving the way."

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