|Dorgan announces keynote speakers for technology conference|
U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan unveiled a list of prominent keynote speakers that will headline the ninth annual Great Plains Technology Conference Oct. 8 and 9 in Fargo, N.D. He was joined in the announcement by David Martin, president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of Fargo Moorhead.
Dorgan said the 2007 Technology Conference will focus on technological innovations that will have a significant effect on the way companies in the Upper Midwest do business. Those attending the conference will hear from a diverse and prominent group of keynote presentations, including:
· Lou Dobbs, anchor and managing editor of "Lou Dobbs Tonight" on CNN.
· Fred Smith, President and CEO, and Robert Carter, executive vice president of FedEx Corporation.
· Kyle Warnick, Microsoft, will give a demonstration of Surface, the company's latest cutting-edge technology.
· Jonathan S. Adelstein, member of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
· Tom Hunter, president and laboratories director at Sandia National Laboratory, one of the federal government's top research labs.
"The lineup of speakers at this year's Technology Conference includes some exciting names that I think will add a lot to our conversation about technology and business in the Great Plains," Dorgan said.
"To have some major figures from the business world, media and government come for a conference in the middle of a thriving Red River Valley Research Corridor says good things about the reputation of our state. Nearly everyone will be able to find something that interests them at this conference, and I look forward to kicking it off in October."