Technology Pioneer Bill Raduchel to visit Campus
Technology pioneer and Houghton native Bill Raduchel will return to the Copper Country this week to speak at Michigan Tech, the school he once attended.
The campus community is invited to attend two presentations by Raduchel as he reflects on a more than 50-year career as a corporate CEO, professor, advisor, dean, digital technology pathfinder and angel investor.
The first presentation, "Why You Need to Become a Technological Authority to Thrive in Today's Business World," will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. tomorrow (April 5) in M&M U115.
The second presentation, "The Journey From Michigan Tech Student to Harvard Professor, CEO, Angel Investor and Philanthropist: A Leadership Reflection, Musings, Successes and Failures," will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 6 in Dow 641.
After graduating from Houghton High School, Raduchel attended Michigan Tech and went on to earn a bachelor's degree in economics from Michigan State and a master's and PhD in economics from Harvard. He served on the Harvard faculty eventually becoming Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid.
In the business world, Raduchel has held executive positions with industry giants Xerox, Sun Microsystems, AOL Time Warner and McGraw-Hill, eventually becoming CEO of Ruckus—a global supplier of advanced wireless systems for the mobile internet infrastructure market.
With more than 20 patents, Raduchel continues to be an innovator and technology leader. Author-filmmaker Ted Leonsis calls him "a technology guru, a thought leader and an evangelist for all things digital.
Despite a long and successful career, Raduchel shows no signs of slowing down, spending his time as an angel investor, a consultant for the U.K.'s Daily Mail and serving on the advisory boards for the Salvation Army, LiveIntent, Black Ridge Technology, Duke University, Medlink LLC and others.
Raduchel's visit to Michigan Tech is sponsored by the School of Bussiness and Economics, the Pavlis Honors College, the Department of Computer Science and Student Affairs and advancement.
Find out more about Raduchel and his impressive life and career at raduchel.com.