University of Hawai'i
(808) 956-8856 Telephone
|For Immediate Release:||
January 17, 2002
Shawn Nakamoto, (808) 956-9095 or
Kristen Cabral, (808) 956-5039
|Januarys "High Tech Hawaii" Focuses On Technology And The Travel Industry|
HONOLULU "Technology and the Travel Industry" is the topic
of Januarys edition of "High Tech Hawaii," a live monthly
call-in show produced by the University of Hawaii to shed light on high
technology activities within the state. It will air on Tuesday, January 22,
from 8 to 9 p.m.
The show will feature special guests Susan Scott, CEO of Get2Hawaii, and Mark Hukill, associate dean of the University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Travel Industry Management, who will join host David Lassner, director of information technology for the University of Hawaii. Scott is a successful Silicon Valley entrepreneur who has returned home to Hawaii and now heads Get2Hawaii, which focuses on the online booking marketplace. Hukill is a UH graduate who recently returned from Singapore and is now interim associate dean of the School of Travel Industry Management. They will discuss the intersection of technology and travel and highlight where Hawaii is and where Hawaii needs to go in order to succeed.
"High Tech Hawaii" airs live on the fourth Tuesday of each month during the academic year from 8 to 9 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 Oahu cable, it airs live on Oceanic channel 55, on Hawaii cable channel 54, and on Craig TV 21. It is available on Maui and Kauai 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/dl/hth. During the live airing of the program, questions may be called in to 956-5670 on Oahu, 1-800-342-7949 from the neighbor islands, or sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now in its fifth year of production, High Tech Hawaiis previous 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 Hawaii, wireless, telecom regulation, electronic commerce, telemedicine, distance learning, assistive technologies for the disabled and the Pacific Telecommunications Council.