CVC Speaker Series Fall 2018
October 17, 2018 @ 12:00 am
October 18, 2018 @ 12:00 am
Ithaca, NY (Robison Hall of Fame Room)
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Robison Hall of Fame Room
Bob Dutkowsky ’77
Executive Chairman, Former CEO, Tech Data
Cornell Baseball, Pitcher, Captain
Red Key Society, Alpha Epsilon Pi
B.S. Industrial & Labor Relations
Bob will speak about how his experience as a Big Red athlete shaped his 40-year career as a leader, manager, and executive.
Starting out, Bob had no sales experience when he interviewed with IBM.
“I remember I walked in and sat down with this IBM sales executive, and he asked me, “Why do you like baseball? What do you like about being a pitcher?” Dutkowsky replied, “because the game doesn’t start until I throw the ball.”
He was hired on the spot.
Tech Data is a Fortune 500 company, and in 2018 it became Florida’s largest company. It helps companies like Apple, HP, Cisco, Sony, Microsoft, and hundreds of others, bring their products to market.