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August 13, 2002
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Michael D. Capellas to Highlight Aspen Summit
Hewlett-Packard President Delivers Luncheon Address Aug. 20

WASHINGTON, D.C. -Michael D. Capellas, president of Hewlett-Packard Company, will deliver the luncheon address at The Progress & Freedom Foundation’s upcoming Aspen Summit. He speaks at 1:00 p.m. (Mountain) on Tuesday, August 20.

The former chairman and CEO of Compaq Computer Corporation who jointly led the successful merger between Compaq and his new company, Capellas is responsible for HP’s global business groups, worldwide sales, supply chain management and e-commerce operations. Before joining Compaq, Capellas held senior positions with Oracle Corporation and SAP America. He is a leading expert in information technology. “Michael Capellas is a luminary in the IT space,” said PFF President Jeffrey A. Eisenach. “Who better to talk about this dynamic industry at such an important time?”

An annual gathering of the digital world’s most prominent business leaders, probing thinkers, and influential policymakers, the Aspen Summit takes place August 18-20 at the St. Regis Hotel. Other top executives who will speak include Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of and Peter Chernin, president and COO of the News Corporation. Also featured will be key policymakers, including U.S. Reps. Tom Davis (R-VA) and Jane Harman (D-CA), FCC members Kathleen Abernathy and Kevin Martin, prominent members of the Bush administration and other digital leaders.

Following its 1995 debut, the Aspen Summit became one of the most prominent events of its kind. Speakers have included industry leaders Carly Fiorina, Jerry Levin, Scott McNealy and Ivan Seidenberg; authors Esther Dyson and George Gilder; members of Congress and senior executive branch officials. Wired News compares the Summit to the annual Davos summit in Switzerland and to the famed Renaissance Weekend.

This year’s Summit focuses on the drivers behind the next generation of Internet-driven innovation and growth, including broadband communications, new wireless technologies, rich digital content and innovative digital devices. Registration information, as well as periodic updates on 2002 program and participants, can be found at

The Progress & Freedom Foundation is a market-oriented think tank that studies the digital revolution and its implications for public policy. It is a 501(c)(3) research & educational organization.



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