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SBCC Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation presents...
A CONVERSATION WITH PAMELA LOPKER
DATE: Friday, April 16, 2010
LOCATION: Santa Barbara City College (West Campus
Fe Bland Forum, (BC Building)
721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
TIME: 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Our first installment of the Enlightened Entrepreneurship Series for the new decade features Pamela Lopker. We will have a conversation with Pam about her journey from start-up to success. Reception and networking to follow. We are excited to welcome NAWBO-SB as our first premier sponsor of the Enlightened Entrepreneurship Series.
About Pamela Lopker
Pamela Lopker is Chairman of the Board and President of QAD. Lopker founded the company in 1979 and is responsible for shaping the vision and strategic direction of QAD, as well as directing the company's global research and development efforts.
Lopker has long been recognized for her entrepreneurialism and leadership in the advancement in manufacturing software. In March 2001, Fortune magazine named Lopker a "Hero of U.S. Manufacturing." She has been profiled four times by Forbes magazine and numbers among Manufacturing Systems' "Legends of Manufacturing," as well as START magazine's manufacturing industry visionaries. She received Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year award for the Greater Los Angeles area in 1996.
Lopker earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) by the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS).