Georgia Tech announces commencement speakers

Georgia Tech will have three different commencement speakers for each of its ceremonies taking place next month.

Nearly all of the undergraduate students will hear a commencement speech from Georgia Tech alum Brook Byers during a 9 a.m. ceremony May 8. Byers is a partner in the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB). He has been closely involved with more than 50 new technology-based ventures, college officials said.

The College of Engineering will hold its own ceremony 3 p.m. May 8 where the speaker will be Bill Nuti, chairman and CEO of NCR Corp., a global technology company that makes ATM machines, checkout scanners and self-serve kiosks. The company's corporate headquarters are in Duluth.

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will speak during the PhD and master's degree ceremony taking place at 7 p.m. May 7. Chu, a scientist, was co-winner of the 1997 Nobel Prize for Physics.