Tech Work Across Cultures

1/30 Department Seminar 

Emmette ("Buster") Hale III - FNC, Inc. 

3:00 p.m. Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 
235 Weir Hall 

Technical Work Across Languages and Cultures

Information technology is now a global industry present in almost every country of the world. It is no longer confined to the richest and most prosperous countries. Mr. Hale will discuss the opportunities and challenges of working in information technology in different languages and cultures. He will share his experiences and travels in implementing an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system from SAP, a German software company, at the University of Mississippi. He will also discuss his most current software project in Brazil.

BIO: Dr. Emmette (“Buster”) Hale III is currently managing the Brazilian initiative at FNC, Inc. (, an Oxford software company founded by four University of Mississippi professors. He started his information technology career at the University of Mississippi Office of Information Technology as an applications developer and retired as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technology (Chief Information Officer). While at Ole Miss, Mr. Hale travelled extensively speaking about the use of information technology in a university environment. Since retirement, he has consulted on university ERP implementations and recently spent a year in Brazil teaching English. He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a B.S. in mathematics, a J.D. in law, and a M.A. in teaching English as a second language; and George Washington University with a Master of Laws (LL.M.). His philosophy of life is to never stop learning and exploring new things.