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Renowned Business Authors Spoke at Stevens Institute of Technology’s 2012 Alumni Weekend

Hoboken, N.J. – Stevens Institute of Technology is hosting Alumni Weekend 2012, entitled “True to the Red and Gray,” from June 1-3, 2012 on the Hoboken, N.J. campus.

This year’s event will feature a special lecture by Stevens alumni Christopher Frank ’89 and Paul Magnone ’88, authors of “Drinking from the Fire Hose: Making Smarter Decisions without Drowning in Information” (Portfolio, 2011).

Information is essential to making intelligent business decisions, but it often overwhelms us. In “Drinking from the Fire Hose” – a Publishers Weekly Top 10 Business and Economic Title for 2011 – Frank and Magnone teach professionals in any field or industry how to ask the right questions at the right time, exposing truly essential nuggets of information. Through real-life case studies from their work within start-ups to Fortune 50 companies, including Microsoft, IBM, and American Express, they show how to convert a “fire hose” of information into useful business insights.

Frank is a vice president of business-to-business and communications research at American Express, where he is responsible for advertising, brand, and business-to-business research. Magnone is a vice president of business development and alliances at Openet Telecom, a global telecommunications software and consulting firm, where he is responsible for executive leadership of Openet's global partner initiatives. Their lecture will take place at 9:30 a.m. in Babbio Center.

Alumni Weekend 2012 will especially celebrate the anniversaries of classes ending in 2’s and 7’s, with each class hosting a reunion on June 1, 2012. Other events during the weekend include an alumni breakfast, an alumni barbeque, academic and alumni panels, lectures from leading professionals, family and children’s activities, and an alumni dinner dance. Stevens President Nariman Farvardin will also be sharing updates on the strategic plan and his vision for Stevens in his “Address to Alumni.”

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About Stevens Institute of Technology

Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University™, lives at the intersection of industry, academics and research.  The University's students, faculty and partners leverage their collective real-world experience and culture of innovation, research and entrepreneurship to confront global challenges in engineering, science, systems and technology management.

Based in Hoboken, N.J. and with a location in Washington, D.C., Stevens offers baccalaureate, master’s, certificates and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences and management, in addition to baccalaureate degrees in business and liberal arts.  Stevens has been recognized by both the US Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Excellence in the areas of systems engineering and port security research. The University has a total enrollment of more than 2,400 undergraduate and 3,700 graduate students with more than 450 faculty. Stevens’ graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America as well as strategic partnerships with industry leaders, governments and other universities around the world.  Additional information may be obtained at and