High Tech Hawai'i
Tuesday, April 27, 2004
8:00 - 9:00pm

What's New at the Manoa Innovation Center
Phil Bossert, Executive Director & CEO, High Tech Development Corp
John Brizdle, Vice President Sales & Marketing, ATCO Software
Will Hartzell, President, Safe Water Systems
David Lassner, Chief Information Officer, University of Hawaii

This year is the 20th anniversary of the State of Hawaii High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC), which facilitates the development and growth of Hawaii's commercial high technology industry. The Manoa Innovation Center (MIC) is the oldest HTDC high-tech business incubator. For more than 10 years, MIC has leveraged its location near the University of Hawaii at Manoa to link emerging commercial high-tech ventures with university-based research and development.

This month's High Tech Hawaii will feature a conversation with HTDC CEO Phil Bossert and two of the more recent tenants of MIC. ATCO Software Vice President John Brizdle will describe their application, which leverages software from another MIC-based company, GuideNet, to provide hotel concierge desk management and support. Will Hartzell, President of Safe Water Systems, will describe their Solar Water Pasteurizers, the first products to combine pasteurization and solar water heating to generate a sustainable long-term supply of safe drinking water wherever freshwater is available. Along the way they will describe why their companies are in Hawaii and located at MIC, providing insights for other potential high tech entrepreneurs and State policymakers.

During the live airing of the program, questions may be called in to 956-5670 from Oahu or 1-800-342-7949 (neighbor islands) or sent by email to hth@hawaii.edu.

High Tech Hawaii 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 as well as on Craig TV Channel 21. It is live on cable 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>

Now in its 6th year of production, previous High Tech Hawaii shows have highlighted topics such as the UH Academy for Creative Media, Spam, 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, computer security, IT education and training, data centers in Hawaii, wireless, telecom regulation, electronic commerce, telemedicine, distance learning, assistive technologies for the disabled and the Pacific Telecommunications Council.

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