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Secretary of Commerce to speak Oct. 16 at technology summit sponsored by Timely Technology Corp.

Secretary of Commerce to speak Oct. 16 at technology summit sponsored by Timely Technology Corp.

(October 12, 2000)

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Norman Y. Mineta will serve as keynote speaker at a morning-long technology summit scheduled for Monday, Oct. 16, at the University of California, Riverside. Secretary Mineta's presentation is scheduled for 11:20 a.m. to noon in Conference Room D/E of the UCR Extension center, 1200 University Ave., Riverside.

His speech will cap the technology summit, a gathering of government, business, campus and community representatives interested in advancing the emerging technology sector of the Inland Empire's economy. Highlighted at the event will be the current and future impact of technology on government, commerce, education and transportation. The event is sponsored by Timely Technology Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Applied Digital Solutions (NASDAQ: ADSX), and it is hosted by UCR Extension. The summit is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon.

Among those appearing at the summit will be Amro Albanna, president of TTC; economist John Husing, vice president of Economics & Politics, Inc.; John Cox, president of the Southern California Economic Partnership; Nancy DeNolf, administrator of information technology for the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools; Jack Azzaretto, vice chancellor of public service and international programs at UCR; and Keith Bolton, chief technology officer of Applied Digital Solutions.

Secretary Mineta, appointed in July, oversees an executive branch department with a wide-ranging agenda that includes promoting American business, compiling economic statistics, conducting the census, issuing patents and trademarks, developing technology and forecasting the weather. He is the first Asian Pacific American to serve in a Presidential Cabinet. Prior to his appointment, the California native served as vice president of special business initiatives at Lockheed Martin Corporation. He is a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Members of the news media are invited to attend and cover the summit. For more information, reporters can call Kathy Barton at (909) 787-5185. General inquiries can be made by calling UCR Extension (909) 787-4105 or 1-800-442-4990.

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