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10/23/2009 Past Hall of Fame Celebrations
11th Annual UTC Hall of Fame Celebration

Inductees: Peter Meldrum & Mark Skolnick of Myriad Genetics, Greg Butterfield of SageCreek Partners. Keynote: Eric Schmidt, Chairman & CEO of  Google

Friday, October 23, 2009 at the Grand America

The Annual Hall of Fame event honors individuals with Utah ties who have made global contributions to the information technology and life science industries through new technology, innovation and leadership.

2009 Hall of Fame Inductees

Greg Butterfield - "Technology Leader and Entrepreneur"Greg Butterfield
Greg Butterfield
is the Managing Partner of SageCreek Partners, a consulting company that provides mentoring, strategy and coaching in the U.S., EMEA and Latin America to help technology companies drive critical business results. Before founding SageCreek, he was the Group President of the Altiris and Server and Storage business units for Symantec. Butterfield joined Symantec through the company's acquisition of Altiris in April 2007. At Altiris, he served as chairman of the board, president and CEO. After joining Altiris in February 2000, he guided the company to eight consecutive years of revenue growth and profitability overseeing growth in revenue from $3M to over $250M. Butterfield was the driving force behind eleven acquisitions, and he successfully completed an IPO in 2002 in the face of a notable economic downturn. The IPO was followed in August of 2003 with a successful secondary offering. Butterfield received a bachelor of science in business administration, finance from Brigham Young University.
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Pete MeldrumPete Meldrum - "Life Science Visionary"
Peter D. Meldrum is co-founder of Myriad Genetics, Inc., and has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Myriad since 1992. Prior to joining Myriad Genetics, Mr. Meldrum was President and Chief Executive Officer of Founders Fund, Inc., a venture capital group. Meldrum was selected by Scientific American as one of the Top 50 Scientific Visionaries in the World. Peter Meldrum has been involved in the founding of several biotechnology companies including: Myriad Genetics, Sonix Innovations, Rosetta Inpharmatics (now part of Merck), Pique Therapeutics and Kylin Therapeutics. He received a Doctorate of Engineering (honorary) from the University of Utah in 2009, a Doctorate of Science (honorary) from Westminster College in 2004, an M.B.A. from the University of Utah in 1974 and a B.S. degree in chemical engineering in 1970.
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Mark Skolnick - "Groundbreaking Geneticist"Mark H. Skolnick
Mark H. Skolnick is co-founder, chief scientific officer and a director of Myriad Genetics since May 1991. Dr. Skolnick and several colleagues were the first to conceive of using restriction fragment length polymorphism technology as genetic markers, a breakthrough that underpins the Human Genome Project. Dr. Skolnick received his Ph.D. in Genetics from Stanford University in 1975 and a B.A. degree in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1968.
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2009 Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker

Eric Schmidt

Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin recruited Eric Schmidt from Novell, where he led that company's strategic planning, management and technology development as chairman and CEO. Since coming to Google in 2001, Eric has focused on building the corporate infrastructure needed to maintain Google's rapid growth as a company and on ensuring that quality remains high while product development cycle times are kept to a minimum. Along with Larry and Sergey, Eric shares responsibility for Google's day-to-day operations. Eric's Novell experience culminated a 20-year record of achievement as an Internet strategist, entrepreneur and developer of great technologies. His well-seasoned perspective perfectly complements Google's needs as a young and rapidly growing search engine with a unique corporate culture. Prior to his appointment at Novell, Eric was chief technology officer and corporate executive officer at Sun Microsystems, Inc., where he led the development of Java, Sun's platform-independent programming technology, and defined Sun's Internet software strategy. Before joining Sun in 1983, he was a member of the research staff at the Computer Science Lab at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), and held positions at Bell Laboratories and Zilog. Schmidt earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University and a master's and Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley. In 2006, Eric was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, which recognized his work on "the development of strategies for the world's most successful Internet search engine company." Eric was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as a Fellow in 2007. He is also chairman of the board of directors for the New America Foundation.

Keynote Address

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