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Texas Comptroller Carole Keeton Rylander To
Host High-Tech Experts at e-Government Hearing In
(Austin)--High-tech experts from Microsoft, Wells Fargo
and iLumin will join Texas Comptroller Carole Keeton Rylander and
Dell Vice President Rosendo Parra at an April 3 public hearing to
share their companies' experiences in moving processes to the
The e-government hearing, an integral part of Comptroller
Rylander's e-Texas initiative to help Texas state government meet
the challenges of the Internet Age, will run from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
in the George R. Brown Room of the M.D. Anderson Library,
University of Houston campus, 4800 Calhoun.
"We recognize that the private sector is light-years ahead of
state government in using the Internet to provide service,"
Comptroller Rylander said. "I want to make sure the State of Texas
catches up as quickly as possible, and that it avoids as many
pitfalls as possible.
"I am delighted that, with Ro Parra's help, we've assembled
these business leaders to tell us what to expect," Comptroller
Rylander said. "I encourage folks to come out, listen to our
experts and give us feedback on the issues they think are critical
to improving the state's use of the Internet."
Comptroller Rylander and Parra, the e-government task force
commissioner, will be joined by experts who will discuss how the
Internet has affected the way they do business and how those
experiences can assist state government.
Debbie Ball of San Francisco, senior vice president of
wholesale Internet services for Wells Fargo, will lead a panel
discussion. Other panelists include John Bunn of Austin,
Microsoft's area sales manager, and Brent Israelson of Orem, Utah,
chief executive officer of iLumin.
Those who cannot attend the hearing can make suggestions on
improving Texas government and follow our progress at: www.e-texas.org.