Steven A. Denning Technology and Management Program

Founded: 
2007
Named: 
2010

The Denning Technology and Management Program focuses on a select group of undergraduate students from the Colleges of Business, Engineering, and Computing who offer interdisciplinary team solutions to real-world problems facing our Corporate Affiliates. Each class emphasizes experiential learning and includes hands-on elements. Business and engineering students who complete the program earn a 22-credit minor in Engineering & Management. Computer Science and IT Management students earn a minor in Computing & Management.

The Steven A. Denning Technology & Management Program creates successful, cross-functional leaders in technology and business-related fields. Companies need engineers who understand both market forces and the financial implications of technology investment. Also in high demand are managers who understand the technical aspects of new product development, as well as the capabilities and constraints within the science, computing, and engineering disciplines. The Denning T&M Program builds upon Georgia Tech's outstanding programs and curriculum to meet these needs and create the cross-functional leaders of the future. 

In 2007 Mr. Denning committed $5 million over 5 years to Georgia Tech’s Technology and Management Program, which enrolls a highly selective group of undergraduate majors from the Colleges of Engineering and Management. In 2010 Mr. Denning made a commitment to provide the College of Management with a second $5 million gift that was matched from a $20 million challenge fund provided by an anonymous donor; this elevated total funding of the Program to $15 million. This additional funding of the program, now called the Steven A. Denning Technology & Management Program, provided the necessary resources to create an academic environment that sets a global standard in interdisciplinary education for future leaders in an increasingly innovative world. This remarkable funding will ensure the Program's continued excellence, and will enable both its enrichment and its expansion.

 

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Philanthropy - Mr. Denning committed generous gift over the course of five years to Georgia Tech’s Technology and Management Program

Steven A. Denning

Steven A. Denning is the Chairman of General Atlantic LLC. He joined the firm in 1980 and built the organization into one of the leading global equity firms. Mr. Denning joined General Atlantic after working with McKinsey & Company. He received an MBA from Stanford Business School in 1978, and served six years in the U.S Navy, where he also obtained an MS degree from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He received a BS from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1970.