Platinum Committee

> Mission Statement

The Platinum Committee consists of representatives of the St. Louis organizations that extended platinum level support to ensure the success of the conference and as an expression of their deep organizational commitment to facilitating and exploiting developments in information technology for the benefit of society across the world. The mission of the committee is to promote a better understanding of the role software plays as an integral part of the critical infrastructure of a modern society and as an instrument for economic growth. Special emphasis will be placed on amplifying the impact of the conference on the host region. For this reason and in recognition of the assistance received in promoting the conference, the Regional Commerce and Growth Association is also represented on the committee.

> Committee Members

Brian C. Bernsen Boeing
Robert Coy RCGA
Hans DeBruyn Edward Jones
G. Patrick Galvin SBC
Ken Hahn Emerson
Chris Dahl MasterCard International
Gruia-Catalin Roman Washington University in St. Louis
Mark E. Showers Monsanto
William G. Tingle Enterprise Rent-A-Car