Jon Goodman | Jon P. Goodman is the founder and executive director of EC2, The Annenberg Incubator Project, and director of distance learning in the Annenberg Center for Communication at the University of Southern California. Under her direction, EC2 has recruited a unique combination of technologists, creative artists and industrial partners to create this focal point for new media innovation and new company development. Previously, Goodman directed the Entrepreneur Program at USC's School of Business Administration.

Scott Kelberg | Scott Kelberg works for the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., as a program manager for the Discretionary Grants Program Division, where he implements and assesses policy and development grant programs of criminal justice agencies on the federal, state and local levels. Previously, he worked for the Montgomery County, Md., Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation as a correctional screening associate and intern supervisor.

Jerry Mechling | Jerry Mechling is director of strategic computing and telecommunications in the public sector at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Kim Robak | Nebraska Lt. Gov. Kim M. Robak was elected in 1994, after being appointed to the post by Gov. Ben Nelson in 1993. Robak was instrumental in identifying the need for a high-level body to coordinate the state's investments in information technology. Nelson established the Nebraska Information Technology Commission in 1997 and named Robak chairwoman. In April 1998, Robak successfully convinced the state Legislature to place the commission into state law.

Costis Toregas | Costis Toregas is president of Public Technology Inc., a nonprofit research, development and commercialization organization for cities and counties in the United States. PTI's mission is to bring technology to state and local governments.

Wayne Hanson  |  Editor