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Umang Gupta To Share His Wisdom In NDNU’s Distinguished Speakers Series

Belmont, CA, October 8, 2010 — Notre Dame de Namur University’s School of Business and Management, along with the Belmont Chamber of Commerce, will host the first of several events in this year’s Distinguished Speakers Series on October 14 from 6-7:30 p.m. in Taube Hall.

Umang Gupta, chairman and CEO of Keynote Systems, will kick off the series on Thursday. He will speak about his experience in the corporate world, his successes and obstacles faced along the way, and his view on the industry in its current state.

“Mr. Gupta has so much to offer to the industry and the keen minds who will be present at the Distinguished Speakers Series,” said Dean of the School of Business and Management Barbara Caulley. “I hope the attendees will leave with heightened knowledge and new insight.”

Since 1997, Gupta has served as chairman and chief executive officer of Keynote Systems. He began his career in 1973 with IBM, and joined Oracle Corporation in 1981, where he wrote the company’s first business plan. He served as Oracle’s vice president and general manager of the Microcomputer Products Division until 1984. He then founded Gupta Corporation, which created the first client/server system for PC networks in 1988; the company went public in 1993. He received his Bachelor of Technology in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kapur, and his MBA from Kent State University. He is very active in public charities and philanthropic efforts in the Bay Area.

Taube Hall is on the Notre Dame de Namur University campus, located at 1500 Ralston Avenue in Belmont. Refreshments provided and admission is free.