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Radio Show #112: Dave Duffield, Co-CEO & Stan Swete, CTO, Workday

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Dave Duffield is an accomplished executive and visionary in the business and financial management software industry. He has an extensive history of pioneering new ground in business applications.

Dave founded PeopleSoft in 1987 and served as the company's CEO and board chairman. He was responsible for the company's vision, product and market direction, and commitment to customer service. In addition, he inspired the company's unique culture by promoting core values that focused on people, innovation, integrity and fun. PeopleSoft grew to be the world's second-largest ERP application software company before being acquired by Oracle in January 2005.

Prior to PeopleSoft, Dave established two mainframe application software companies. He was CEO, chairman, and chief product architect at Integral Systems, the first company to offer DB2-based human resource and accounting systems. He also co-founded Information Associates which specialized in applications for the higher education market. He began his career at IBM as a marketing representative and systems engineer. Dave Duffield holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from Cornell University.

Stan Swete is chief technology officer at Workday and is responsible for Workday's overall technology strategy, direction and execution.

Stan was one of Workday’s first employees, joining the company in 2005. Prior to Workday, Stan spent 10 years at PeopleSoft in a number of key leadership roles, including head of the products and technology organization that included more than 4,000 employees. He was also manager of tools development, general manager of financial applications, general manager of customer relationship management systems and was responsible for the initial release of PeopleSoft's Internet architecture. Prior to PeopleSoft, Stan spent 10 years with ASK Computer Systems, including management of ASK's VAX product line.Stan holds a bachelor of science degree and a master of science degree in industrial engineering from Stanford University.