Hispanics in Information Technology and Telecommunications (HITTglobal), New York Chapter Announces its...

Hispanics in Information Technology and Telecommunications (HITTglobal), New York Chapter Announces its Third Annual Legislative Breakfast in New York City



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New York, NY–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–April 29, 2004–Hispanics in Information Technology and Telecommunications (HITTglobal), New York Chapter (http://www.hittglobal.org/) (“HITTglobal New York”), is pleased to announce its Third Annual Legislative Breakfast on May 7, 2004 at New York University’s Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY, in the Rosenthal Pavilion.

Top government officials, corporate executives, key technology leaders and managers of small to mid-size businesses will discuss public policy initiatives that affect the technology industry and the Hispanic community; in particular, the current state of the 4.5 million Latinos in the New York tri-state area. This year’s theme is on Outsourcing, Broadband and the Digital Divide.

George Hulse, Vice President of Healthfirst, will serve as the Honorary Legislative Breakfast Chair. “I am honored to be at the helm of this event to help position issues that are important to HITTglobal New York with regard to improving opportunities for Latinos in Technology. I look forward to getting the attention of our participants to focus on the needs of our Latino and Caribbean communities in current Information Technology markets,” commented Mr. Hulse.

Ronald Herbas, President of HITTglobal New York, stated: “Election Day on November 2, 2004 is going to change everything! The Hispanic community needs to be informed on the real issues that will affect their lives, whether they like it or not. Major decisions on Globalization, Technology and funding are going to be made at the top levels of government and business. The HITTglobal New York Legislative Breakfast is an opportunity for Hispanics to speak their minds and let both Government and corporate America know that we mean business.”

Participants will have an opportunity to meet government leaders, who influence legislation, and express their views on national and state policies. Also, they will have the opportunity to network with other business professionals from around the New York tri-state area and participate on one-on-one meetings with decision-makers from corporations who are proactive and interested in doing business with Hispanic Technology companies, professionals and entrepreneurs.

Invited guests are Felipe Luciano, Emmy Award Winning Correspondent; Xavier Becerra, Congressman; Elliot Spitzer, New York State Attorney General; Gale Brewer, Councilwoman; Efrain Gonzalez, Senator; Felix Ortiz , Assemblymen; Jonathan S. Adelstein FCC Commissioner; Gino Mancini, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications; Ron Dunleavy, Public Service Commission; William Flynn, Public Service Commission; Magda Yrizarry, Vice President, Verizon; Lisa J. Servon, Associate Professor of Management and Urban Policy at the Robert J. Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy; and Michael Morrissey, Vice President, Law & Government Affairs, AT&T.

To register for this event please contact Euralis Lopez at elopez@hittglobal.org or call 917-742-1013. Seating is limited.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please call Ronald Herbas at 917-676-4767 or email rherbas@hittglobal.org for more information.

The HITTglobal New York Third Annual Legislative Breakfast is being sponsored by ACP, AT&T, Healthfirst, Verizon and New York University, School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

About Hispanics in Information Technology and Telecommunications – HITTglobal

Hispanics in Information Technology and Telecommunications (HITTglobal) is the premier organization for Hispanic Americans in the Information Technology (IT) and telecommunications industry. For over 4 years, HITTglobal has been a global, member focused organization that positions its members at the forefront of the IT industry. HITTglobal remains committed to delivering IT and telecommunications excellence to our members, strategic partners, and community. HITTglobal has 2,000 members, 30,000 affiliates and 7 chapters in cities across the country.

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Hispanics in Information Technology and Telecommunications (HITTglobal), New York Chapter Announces its Third Annual Legislative Breakfast in New York City