Co-Founder and President of J.D. Edwards & Company to Give Capstone Speech at Colorado State’s Annual Business Day

The co-founder and president of one of the world’s leading providers of e-commerce software will be the capstone speaker at Colorado State University’s 22nd annual Business Day on Oct. 11.

C. Edward McVaney, co-founder of J.D. Edwards & Company, currently serves as president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of directors for the company. He will speak at 8 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Theater. The event is free and open to the public.

During his 24-year tenure with J.D. Edwards, McVaney has maintained an active role in all software engineering and product development. He drives the company’s market strategy, technology vision and short- and long-term direction worldwide. Most notably, McVaney spearheaded the development of the company’s component-based application technology and shaped customer focus that is the foundation of J.D. Edwards professional practice.

In addition, Chris Dunkin, director of the network consulting section of Signet Network Systems will speak. Signet is a telecommunications and data communications consulting company based in Austin, Texas. Dunkin, a 1994 graduate of Colorado State’s College of Business, will discuss "Opportunity in a Changing Telecommunications Industry."

Business Day was developed in 1979 by the Business College Council and the College of Business, in cooperation with the Associated Students of Colorado State University. The first speaker who helped to kick off the tradition of Business Day was Ronald Reagan followed by Malcolm Forbes the following year.

McVaney’s presentation will follow a reception and dinner, both of which are reservation-only events. Tickets for the reception and dinner are $14 and can be purchased by calling Gladys Eddy at (970) 491-5325. Seating for both the reception and dinner are limited.

A full roster of Business Day events follows. All events take place in the Lory Student Center on Colorado State campus unless otherwise indicated.