After watching his mother Carolyn lose a tightly contested Arizona governor's race in 1986, Chris Warner decided to change government from the outside rather than from within.

Since then, Warner's Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company, E2C Inc., has used Web technology to reinvent how governments deal with environmental information, and he's using the same concept to create nationwide information networks to help rescue abducted children and distribute emergency alerts.

"I started this adventure with the na