JGS Partners Host Robert E. Beauchamp, President & CEO, BMC Software on “Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Free Enterprise”

HOUSTON, March 22, 2006—The Jones Graduate School Partners invite the business community to a Thought Leadership Series presentation and discussion addressing entrepreneurship, innovation and free enterprise from the perspective of the president and chief executive officer of BMC Software, Robert E. Beauchamp, Tuesday, April 4 at 6:00 p.m. in the Anderson Family Commons, McNair Hall, Rice University.
Globalization has impacted many of the traditional business models. Connectivity and information access driven by technology evolution is leveling the playing field transforming companies into virtual organizations. Computing advances in the next 10 years will have a significantly greater influence than those we have experienced in the last 50 years.  India, China, and other developing economies are having a profound impact on both our value-chain models and intellectual capital creation. 
Beauchamp will provide his observations regarding the global economy and competitive threats facing every organization today based on his insights from leading one of the world’s largest independent software companies.
Beauchamp has served as president and chief executive officer of BMC Software, Inc. since January 2001. In his many years with the company, he has held numerous senior management positions across the organization.
He currently serves on the board of directors of National Oilwell, Inc. and the Memorial Hermann Hospital System, Texas Medical Center.  Additionally, he serves on the New York Stock Exchange Listed Company Advisory Board.   He is an active member in the greater Houston community and serves on the boards of civic organizations such as the Greater Houston Partnership; the Center for Houston’s Future; and served as Chairman of the Houston CEO Diversity Roundtable from 2001-2006.  He is an advisor to the Houston Technology Center and the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce for Greater Houston.  Beauchamp received a bachelor’s in business administration and fiinance from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master’s of Science in Management from Houston Baptist University.  In October 2001, Mr. Beauchamp was recognized by Houston Baptist University with the Distinguished Alumnus Award.
About the Thought Leadership Series

The Jones Graduate School Partners Thought Leadership Series presents the business community with perspectives on major business topics by business leaders coupled with relevant academic research and thought.  To reserve a seat for this Thought Leadership Series, hosted by the Jones Graduate School Partners.
About the Jones Graduate School Partners

Jones Graduate School Partners is a committed group of professionals, striving to facilitate increased contact and collaboration between the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management and the Houston business community.  We firmly believe access to the Jones School’s resources-its students, faculty, and facilities-can afford a unique and positive benefit for Houston businesses. Likewise, access to Houston business leaders and real world business situations and challenges is vital to the ongoing success of the Jones School.
About BMC Software

BMC Software, Inc. [NYSE:BMC], is a leading provider of enterprise management solutions that empower companies to manage IT from a business perspective. Delivering Business Service Management, BMC Software solutions span enterprise systems, applications, databases and service management. Founded in 1980, BMC Software has offices worldwide and fiscal 2004 revenues of more than $1.4 billion.