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.
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.
ComEd 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.
Guidant 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.
IntegrationWare is a provider of world-class software design and
Lante'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.
NCR 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
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.
STR 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
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
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
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
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.
Hewlett-Packard designs, manufactures and services electronic products
and systems for measurement, computing and communication used by people in
industry, business, engineering, science, medicine and education.
IBM 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.
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.
Microsoft'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
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.
Symantec 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
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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