For release June 11, 1998
UPTON, NY - Long Island gets a glimpse of its high-tech future today, as several hundred of the area's information technology leaders gather at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Seminars, demos and tours of BNL's sophisticated computing facilities are all on tap at a meeting of the newly formed Long Island Software and Technology Network, or LISTnet. The organization is made up of more than 360 local IT companies.
"This must be the largest concentration of Long Island computing brainpower ever assembled," said BNL Director John Marburger. "The connections made today will help build the foundation for this region's future economy, a foundation that will rest on the combined strengths found at Brookhaven and in the many local high-tech companies."
"LISTnet stands for high tech and software development on Long Island, and so does Brookahaven," said LISTnet chairman Peter Goldsmith. "The tie-in between our two organizations is the meeting of high tech in the highest regard."
Among the top attractions for the day are:
Attendees also heard about opportunities for businesses to work with BNL to develop new technologies and to transfer ideas from Brookhaven's laboratories to the private sector.