President George W. Bush on Thursday appointed Microsoft Corp. SQL Server architect Pedro Celis to serve a two-year term on the Presidents Information and Technology Advisory Committee.
This 25-member committee is made up of information infrastructure experts from industry and academia. The committee advises the president on how to maintain U.S. pre-eminence in information technology, including such areas as high-performance computing, large-scale networking, and high-assurance software and systems design.
The committee was established by executive order and is chartered by Congress under the High-Performance Computing Act of 1991 and the Next Generation Internet Act of 1998.
"Microsoft is honored and excited to have Pedro Celis appointed by the president to his Information and Technology Advisory Committee," said Paul Flessner, senior vice president of the Server Platform Division at Microsoft, in Redmond, Wash., in a statement. "Pedro is a leader and visionary at Microsoft and one who clearly shares our passion for helping people realize their potential through technology. He will surely play an integral role on this committee and will serve as a valued resource to this administration."
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