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Google Chairman Eric Schmidt to speak at U of M Wednesday

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt will speak at the University of Minnesota Wednesday about how technology is changing business, technology and government.

He should know; Google is fostering many of those changes.

Schmidt’s speech, at 10 a.m. in the Cowles Auditorium of the U’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, isn’t open to the public, but will be webcast, university officials said.

In the speech, officials say Schmidt will talk about:

  • How will technology change the way we work, learn and govern?
  • How are new forms of collaboration and efficiency made possible by emerging technology?
  • What is the state of the high-technology infrastructure?

The university is apparently a big Google fan: the speech announcement says there are more than 90,000 U of M Google e-mail account users.

Hosting Schmidt’s appearance are: the university’s Carlson School of Management, College of Science and Engineering, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Office of Information Technology, Office of the President, System Academic Administration and University Relations, and the Minnesota Business Partnership.

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