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ITAA Creates Board of Directors for ASP Program

The Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) is establishing a new application service provider (ASP) board of directors, and is asking George Kadifa, CEO of Corio, to chair the board.

According to ITAA president Harris N. Miller, the new board of directors was created to govern the direction of its application service provider program. Part of the role of the new board will be to direct market education initiatives, he said.

"The ASP marketplace is a key emerging segment of the IT industry and an example of the many applications of technology used to benefit business," Miller said.

Miller noted that in just over a year the program has grown to nearly 200 members represented by a broad spectrum of IT companies, not just ASPs.

The new ASP Board members are: George Kadifa, CEO, Corio (Chair); Kathryn Hughes, VP of marketing, SOFTRAX (Vice Chair); Michele Perry, senior VP, USinternetworking, Inc.; Tommy Holt, Sr. VP & CTO, Agilera; Scott Martin, president & CEO, diCarta; Robert Laurence, president & CEO, LYCEUMnet; George Fink, president & CEO, MIRUS; Dan Wiener, president, Astron Communications Group; Steve Dryden, CEO, Mariner; and Kristen Axline, director of ASP marketing, Tarantella

The Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), based in Arlington, Va., provides public policy, business networking, and national leadership to promote the continued rapid growth of the IT industry. ITAA consists of over 450 direct and 26,000 affiliate corporate members throughout the United States, and a global network of 41 countries' IT associations. The Association plays a major role in issues of IT industry concern including information security, taxes and finance policy, digital intellectual property protection, telecommunications competition, workforce and education, immigration, online privacy and consumer protection, government IT procurement, human resources and e-commerce policy. solution fields.

ITAA's Web site is at http://www.itaa.org.