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Emerging Technologies, Government Contracting Focus of 2011 Small Business Forum

May 16, 2011, 11:19 AM HST
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Governor Neil Abercrombine. 2011

Governor Neil Abercrombine will keynot the Hawaii Small Business Forum 2011. Photo courtesy of Deidre Tegarden, Governor's Representative on Maui.

By Sonia Isotov

The 9th Annual Hawaii Small Business Forum, a “Washington to Waikiki” venue for small and large government contractors to mix with federal agency representatives, is happening this year on Friday, August 5th at the Japanese Cultural Center in Honolulu.

This year’s Forum 2011 will focus on the area of emerging technologies in the Hawaii and Pacific region and allow local firms the opportunity to make introductions and raise awareness of Hawaii’s presence in the emerging technology field..

The keynote speaker this year will be Governor Neil Abercrombie. Other important presenters include the following:

  • Mr. Randy Cieslak, CIO U.S. Pacific Command
  • Mr. Mark Adams, Director Advanced Technologies Northrop Grumman
  • Dr. Anupam Shah, Chief Scientist Enterprise Architecture SAIC
  • Mr. Carl Williams, President ICRC Solutions
  • Ms. Susan Burrows, Director Small Business Programs Navy Supply Command
  • Mr. Keith Nakasone, Chief DITCO-PAC, PL7 (invited)

This event is hosted by the Hawaii Small Business IT Hui and sponsored in part by Integrated Concepts & Research Corporation (ICRC), Bering Sea Group, Group HI, Northrop Grumman, and Group IQ Inc. The cost for the one-day event, including lunch, is $35. Register early, as seating is limited.

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