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Entrepreneurial Widener Alumnus to Speak

March 17, 2014

By Maria Klecko ’15

An alumnus and entrepreneur featured in the fall 2012 issue of Widener Magazine will deliver the address at the university’s Honors Convocation.

Chris Hahn ‘99, who holds a Widener bachelor’s degree in computer science, predicted in the article that advancements in cloud computing, which makes data available on an Internet “cloud” accessible on multiple systems, will allow the analysis of large amounts of data at once to indicate trends in health care, weather patterns, economies, and more.

In 2007, Hahn co-founded Appature, a Seattle-based technology company that offers cloud-based marketing services for health care industries. The company continues to grow. Last year IMS Health—a leading provider of health care data—purchased Appature, allowing what had originally been a startup company to establish a global presence.

Honors Week is an annual tradition started in 1992. It celebrates students’ academic achievements, recognizes members of honor societies, and engages the Widener community in various events including student presentations, observatory viewings, concerts, and special lectures.  (The convocation where Hahn will speak is by invitation only.)

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Chris Hahn ’99 in his Seattle office in 2012.

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