Tag Archive: Latinos in Information Science and Technology Association

Nov 18

Congratulations to the First Latina CEO of a Fortune 500: Geisha Williams, PG&E

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TechLatino: Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association congratulates Geisha Williams for being selected as the new CEO and President of PG&E Corporation. The first Latina to take such a position at a fortune 500 company. Taking over the position on March 1, 2017, Williams will become the first Latina CEO of a Fortune 500 …

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May 01

LISTA, MMTC and 48 National Organizations Write to the White House about FCC Nominations

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Fifty national organizations sent a letter to the White House today urging the Obama Administration, when filling positions as chair and commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission, to nominate candidates committed to promoting diversity and inclusion. The representation of women and minorities in media and telecom ownership, procurement, and employment remains disproportionately low in industries overseen by the …

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Apr 20

Rural Latinos Still Waiting for Quality High-Speed Access by Jose A. Marquez-Leon

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Rural Latinos Still Waiting for Quality High-Speed Access Last year, I wrote about the struggles of the 4.2 million Latinos living in rural areas to connect to high-speed Internet networks. It’s no secret that the FCC found the majority of 10 million households that don’t have access are in rural areas, and the U.S. Department …

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Feb 03

LISTA Guest Blogger: David L. Cohen, EVP Comcast – Reports on Internet Essentials Launch Impact

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Almost six months ago, Comcast launched an ambitious broadband adoption program, Internet Essentials, with a focus on closing the digital divide and getting more low-income Americans connected to the Internet. Today we are releasing a launch progress report that highlights our successes and achievements and shares some of the lessons we have learned and the …

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Jan 13

American CEO’s Say Immigration is Key to Business Innovation.

Discussing U.S. innovation at CES are (from left) CES President Gary Shapiro, Xerox CEO Ursula Burns, Cisco CEO John Chambers, and GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt. On Friday, during a panel discussion at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, executives from some of the top American corporations stated that if the U.S. is looking to be more …

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Jan 11

Guest Blogger Jose Villa- 2011: The Year Of Creative Destruction

I made the bold prediction almost a year ago today that Hispanic marketing was in for big changes in 2011. I have to admit I think I will be proven wrong.I think 2011 will result in even more changes than I boldly forecast last year. I think by the time 2012 rolls around, we’re barely going to …

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May 25

Working on IT: 50,000 New Health IT workers Needed by Joseph Conn / HITS

  Working on IT By Joseph Conn / HITS staff writer Posted: May 24, 2010 – 12:01 am ET Part one of a two-part series Access part two: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, commonly known as the stimulus law, has a host of tight deadlines for its myriad health information technology subsidy …

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May 25

Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA) Applauds the 74 Members of Congress’ Letter to the FCC

New York, N.Y. – Today Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA) President and CEO, Jose Marquez-Leon released the following statement in response to the May 24, 2010 letter to the Federal Communications Commission on the importance of broadband adoption and deployment over regulation. LISTA is pleased to see 74 members of Congress join …

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Mar 16

Explore the National Broadband Plan: Statements From the President and FCC Chairman(Video).

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Statement from the President on the National Broadband Plan America today is on the verge of a broadband-driven Internet era that will unleash innovation, create new jobs and industries, provide consumers with new powerful sources of information, enhance American safety and security, and connect communities in ways that strengthen our democracy. Just as past generations …

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Mar 15

Obama Outlines Overhaul to No Child Left Behind

Obama Outlines Overhaul to No Child Left Behind President Obama announced he will be sending Congress a plan to reform the country’s education program by doing away with some of the main aspects of President George W. Bush’s No Child Left Behind law. While Obama’s proposal wouldn’t entirely get rid of what was one of his predecessor’s …

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