High Tech Hawai'i
Tuesday, January 22, 2002
8:00-9:00 p.m.

"Technology and the Travel Industry"
Host: David Lassner
Confirmed Guests:
Susan Scott, CEO, Get2Hawaii
Mark Hukill, Associate Dean, UH School of Travel Industry Management
Jon Siegel, VP Marketing of EventPoint

Tourism is currently Hawaii's most important industry. Technology is considered to be one of Hawaii's most important new industries, with huge potential to impact the travel industry in Hawaii and elsewhere. Does this present an opportunity for Hawaii to create a nexus where Technology meets Travel, or will Hawaii miss the proverbial boat? January's High Tech Hawaii will focus on the intersection of technology and travel and highlight where Hawaii is and where we need to go if we are to succeed. Our expert guests will include:

Susan Scott, a successful Silicon Valley entrepreneur who has returned home to Hawaii and now heads Get2Hawaii, which focuses on the online booking marketplace;

Mark Hukill, a UH graduate who recently returned from Singapore and is now Interim Associate Dean of the School of Travel Industry Management; and

During the live airing of the program, questions may be called in to 956-5670 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. It is webcast live and can be seen on PEG Access cable channels throughout the state as well as on Craig TV. On O'ahu Cable it is aired live on Oceanic Channel 55, on Hawaii Cable Channel 54, on Kauai Channel 10, and on Craig TV 21. It is available on Maui live via webcast using RealPlayer or on a tape-delayed basis on PEG Access cable channels. The webcast is available at <http://www.hawaii.edu/hth>

Now in its 5th year of production, previous High Tech Hawaii shows have highlighted topics such as the Hawaii-China connection, computer security, the prospects for high tech in Hawaii, IT education and training, data centers in Hawai'i, wireless, telecom regulation, electronic commerce, telemedicine, distance learning, assistive technologies for the disabled and the Pacific Telecommunications Council.

Related links

  • <http://www.Get2Hawaii.com/>
  • <http://www.tim.hawaii.edu/>
  • <http://www.tim.hawaii.edu/hukill>
  • <http://www.tim.hawaii.edu/etim>
  • <http://www.eventpoint.com/whatwedo.asp>

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