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Larkin Lecture Takes Place on December 6

On Thursday, December 6, alumnus Christopher Larkin (’88 M.S.) will speak about “Keeping Patients Safe and Healthy with Advanced Technology” during a special alumni seminar held in the Gunness Student and Conference Center in Marcus Hall on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus. Mr. Larkin is the chief technology officer at GE Healthcare, a company with more than 10,000 employees. The seminar will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and is free and open to everyone.

GE Healthcare creates software products across the healthcare marketplace, with a focus on performance solutions, analytics for healthcare, shared assets and services, and user experience. Here’s and article on a current strategy at GE Healthcare: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/24/technology/internet/ge-looks-to-industry-for-the-next-digital-disruption.html?pagewanted=all

Before working at GE Healthcare, Larkin was the senior director, global scalability, at the Microsoft Health Solutions Group, the chief technology officer at Shiplogix, the president and owner of the Intrepid Group, the director of process engineering for PHAMIS Incorporated, and the director of strategic initiatives for the State of Washington.

Before earning his M.S. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at UMass Amherst, he received his B.S. in Business Finance at Virginia Commonwealth University. (December 2012)