The 1997 Midwestern ACM Chapter Conference

17-19 October, 1997

Corporate Sponsors and Companies to Attend Employment Fair

Listed below are the corporate sponsors of the 1997 Midwestern ACM Chapter Conference along with a short introduction to each company. These companies are responsible for the success of past and future Midwestern ACM Chapter Conferences and ACM@UIUC would like to thank each sponsor for their contribution to the success of this conference. Each of these companies will have a booth at the Employment Fair on October 17, 1997, so be sure to stop by and try to wrangle job opportunities.

Official Sponsors

Abbott Laboratories
has been in the business of improving lives for more than a century. Their 54,000 employees around the world are dedicated to discovering, developing and marketing innovative health care solutions across the spectrum of health care.

is engaged principally in the production, purchase, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity to both wholesale and retail customers. The geographical area in which ComEd provides retail service extends across one-fifth of the state of Illinois and includes the city of Chicago. ComEd serves more than 3.3 million customers, representing 8.2 million people or approximately 70 percent of the state's population.

Crowe Chizek
is the 10th largest CPA/Consulting firm in the United States. Founded in 1942, today they have over 900 client services professionals. Quality work is at the foundation of creating value for our clients and involves work which is directed at your needs, competently performed and technically correct. Quality service involves prompt and efficient service delivery and communication. Developing a personal relationship with you involves properly managing expectations and perceptions of service through carefully nurtured personal relationships, trust, and commitment.

is one of the world's largest medical device companies with a broad array of minimally invasive systems and cardiology products; a leader in innovation, based on a legacy of breakthrough products dedicated to the advancement of cost-effective therapies.

is a provider of world-class software design and development services.

's business focus is delivering strategic business solutions, built with multiple technology tools, using a client-focused process and methodology, that improves the business results of their clients.

Lucent Technologies
is a major designer and builder of modern business, government, and consumer communications solutions.

has a 113 year heritage of enabling and analyzing transactions between businesses and their customers. They are the world leader in automated teller machines and high-performance stationary bar code scanners. Behind the customer interface, they lead the scalable data warehousing segment of the strategic business analysis market and the open, high-availability transaction processing market.

For ten years, Silicon Graphics systems have been used in industrial design, database analysis, visual simulation, energy exploration, and entertainment--businesses where creativity leads to competitive advantage, and where compute power and interactive visualization accelerate the creative process. Creativity is the force behind new ideas. New ideas are the force behind market leadership. And Silicon Graphics systems power the creative force.

is a mid-sized systems integrator with offices in Chicago, Milwaukee, and Philadelphia. STR deploys small teams of highly skilled consultants to work with clients on the successful design and deployment of mission-critical systems. Focused exclusively on object technology and client/server architectures, STR provides a full set of system integration services including architectural design, implementation, and mentoring.

Advanced Information Services Inc.
, a rapidly growing high technology corporation, provides its clients with a complementary set of quality products and services in software development, consulting, internet services, and software process training.

Andersen Consulting
is a global management and technology consulting organization whose mission is to help its clients change to be more successful. The organization helps its clients link strategy, people, processes and technology.

Automated Analysis Corporation
(AAC), a fast-growing Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) consulting company, provides high quality, timely, cost-effective solutions to a diverse worldwide client base. They offer a broad array of services including CAE project consulting, client site consulting, software development, sales, and training.

Boeing Company
has been the world leader in commercial flight for more than 30 years, a position reinforced by the talent, customer base and product lines of McDonnell Douglas. They now have more than 9,000 jetliners in service worldwide.

Business Data Services, Inc. (BDS)
was founded in 1984. The company's primary focus is the development of highly customized applications. BDS works toward one goal--developing a custom software solution, in an open systems environment, that meets or exceeds their client's business needs.

Data Research Associates
' library systems products and services improve efficiency in traditional library operations and give libraries the networking capabilities necessary to become integral parts of the emerging worldwide information network.

Deere & Company
, founded in 1837, grew from a one-man blacksmith shop into a worldwide corporation that today does business in more than 160 countries and employs 33,900 people worldwide. The company is guided today, as it has been since 1837, by John Deere's original values: a commitment to product quality, customer service, business integrity, and a high regard for individual contribution.

Dunn Systems, Inc.
is currently reguarded as a midwest leader in the development of multimedia, custom database and client-server applications, as well as general office automation and document imaging solutions. In addition, they are a leader in EDI , LAN/WAN and multi-platform connectivity solutions through the extensive use of custom and off-the-shelf solutions.

Green Hills Software
is a leading supplier of advanced software development tools for both embedded and native applications.

Currently one of the top providers in the $13 billion healthcare informatics industry, HBO & Company (HBOC) serves the healthcare information systems needs of the health enterprise - hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and managed care organizations. With more than 4,400 employees worldwide, HBOC develops, implements and supports patient care, clinical, financial and strategic management software that facilitates the integration of data throughout the enterprise.

designs, manufactures and services electronic products and systems for measurement, computing and communication used by people in industry, business, engineering, science, medicine and education.

creates, develops and manufactures the industry's most advanced information technologies, including computer systems, software, networking systems, storage devices and microelectronics.

InstallShield Software Corporation
is a leading provider of professional Windows software development tools. The company focuses on bringing entirely new software distribution technologies to independent software vendors worldwide. Today, InstallShield Software Corporation employs more than 110 individuals at its corporate headquarters, and has an international network of distribution, development and strategic partners.

Intel Corporation

In 1971, Intel introduced the world's first microprocessor, which sparked a computer revolution that has changed the world. About 75 percent of the personal computers in use around the world today are based on Intel-architecture microprocessors. Today, Intel supplies the personal computing industry with the chips, boards, systems and software that are the "ingredients" of the most popular computing architecture. These products help create advanced computing systems for personal computer users.

's long-held vision of a computer on every desk and in every home continues to be at the core of everything they do. Microsoft is committed to the belief that software is the tool that empowers people both at work and at home. Since Microsoft was founded in 1975, their charter has been to deliver on this vision of the power of personal computing.

MicroStrategy, Inc.
was founded in 1989 by Michael J. Saylor and Sanju K. Bansal. Since then, the company has grown phenomenally, expanding at over 100% in both revenue and personnel every year. The company's superior technology and its commitment to excellence have attracted an impressive customer base that in-cludes Fortune 1000 corporations like American Express, Johnson & Johnson, MCI and Wal-Mart.

The MITRE Corporation
is an independent, not-for-profit company that provides technical support to the government. In general, MITRE's role is to help the U.S. government acquire the large-scale information systems it needs at a reasonable cost. MITRE gives their customers objective assessments and creative, practical solutions to their complex technical problems.

National Security Agency
is responsible for the centralized coordination, direction, and performance of highly specialized technical functions in support of U.S. Government activities to protect U.S. information systems and produce foreign intelligence information. The National Security Agency is the nation's cryptologic organization and employs this country's premier codemakers and codebreakers.

State Farm Insurance

Founded in 1922, State Farm specializes in personal lines of insurance in the United States and Canada. Based in Bloomington, Ill., State Farm is the largest U.S. insurer of automobiles, homes and pleasure boats.

markets products for businesses in key areas: utilities, development tools and productivity applications. The company recently acquired Delrina Corporation and now offers a collection of powerful communications software and electronic forms solutions. The company's products help customers build, manage and use software on desktop PCs as well as across heterogeneous networks of computers.

Tellabs Inc.
, in its 22nd year, following record annual sales in 1995 of more than $635 million, is on track to become a $2-billion company by the year 2000. Tellabs designs, manufactures, markets and services voice and data transport and network access systems that are used worldwide by public telephone companies, long-distance carriers, alternate service providers, cellular and other wireless service providers, cable operators, government agencies and businesses.

Founded in 1989, Trilogy delivers enterprise software applications for sales and marketing. With tens of thousands of users worldwide at companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Chrysler, Kronos, and Haworth, Trilogy's Selling Chain® applications are truly changing the way products are bought and sold.

University Recruiting, Inc.
is a staffing firm specializing in interviewing, selecting, and placing software development and systems administration job candidates from university campuses with high tech Silicon Valley companies.

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