High Tech Hawai'i
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
8:00 - 9:00pm
Cable Channel 55

Hawaii's New Technology Companies
Phil Bossert, Executive Director, High Technology Development Corporation
Art Koga, CEO, Blue Cliff Inc.
Monte Littlefield, President & CEO, Pipeline Communications and Technology, Inc.

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

Hawaii's High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) 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. Blue Cliff, Inc. CEO Art Koga will describe how his company is leveraging open source software to create new business opportunities in health care. And Monte Littlefield, President and CEO of Pipeline Communications and Technology, Inc., will explain how Pipeline is leveraging University of Hawaii innovations in the defense and civilian markets Along the way they will describe why their companies are in Hawaii located at MIC, and discuss the broad issues around expanding Hawaii's economy to embrace high tech ventures such as theirs.

Now in its 10th year of production, 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. 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.

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