High Tech Hawai'i
Tuesday, April 26, 2005
8:00 - 9:00pm
Cable Channel 55

A Legislative View of High Tech in Hawai'i
Senator David Ige, Hawaii State Senate

David Lassner, Chief Information Officer, University of Hawai'i

State Government plays one of the key roles in advancing high technology in Hawai'i. The allocation of state resources through the budget process often draws the most attention. But the State also manages many key resources, establishes policies, and creates the framework for a business climate and regulatory environment that can nurture or stifle private sector high tech investment and innovation.

This month's High Tech Hawai'i will feature an informal and wide-ranging conversation with long-time Hawai'i Legislator David Ige. Senator Ige currently serves as Chair of the Intergovernmental Affairs Committee and Vice-Chair of the Media, Arts, Science and Technology Committee. Educated as an electrical engineer, Senator Ige also holds an MBA from the University of Hawaii. He has been one of the legislative leaders advancing the State's high tech agenda for more than 15 years.

High Tech Hawai'i is a live monthly call-in show produced by the University of Hawaii to shed light on high technology activities within the state. It airs live on the fourth Tuesday of each month during the academic year from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. High Tech Hawaii can be seen on PEG Access cable channel 55 throughout the state. It is cablecast live on all islands except Maui where it is tape-delayed. A live webcast is available anywhere on the Internet at: <http://www.hawaii.edu/hth>. During the live airing of the program, questions may be called in to 956-5670 from Oahu or 800-342-7949 (neighbor islands) or sent by email to hth@hawaii.edu.

Now in its 9th year of production, previous High Tech Hawaii shows have highlighted topics such as: Ulukau - the Hawaiian Electronic Library, the Pacific Telecommunications Council, Cool Technology Gifts, Computer and Network Security, the UH Academy for Creative Media, Spam, the Natural Energy Lab of Hawaii, Identity Theft, Kakaako as a High Tech Hub for Hawaii, High Tech Approaches to Teaching Languages, Kids & Networking, IT in the Travel Industry, the Hawaii-China connection, IT education and training, Data Centers in Hawaii, Wireless, Telecom Regulation, Electronic Commerce, Telemedicine, Distance Learning, and Assistive Technologies for the Disabled.

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