November 01, 2009 20:00 ET

Managing Member of Ajene Watson, LLC Joins International Technology Education Conference as Guest Speaker

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 1, 2009) - Ajene Watson, Managing Member of the private lending and financial business development and management firm, Ajene Watson, LLC joined Ibero-American Science and Technology Education Center's (ISTEC) XVIIth General Assembly Conference.

The conference, themed, "Using Technology to Enable Collaboration, and Collaboration to Advance Science and Technology," took place at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque on Tuesday, October 27th, 2009.

In his presentation, Watson, whose clients comprise of a select group of developing but dynamic private and public companies including the eDOORWAYS Corporation, said, "The essence of technology is firmly rooted in the soil of education. From a rich earth of knowledge, anyone can become empowered. However, one man can do very little all by himself. Only from exhaustive and truly objective collaborations, can we actually continue to advance as a society."

On November 20th, Watson will be recognized for his work in the financial services industry at the Black Star News Annual Awards Dinner where the theme will be, "Education As the Key to Empowerment." Identifying the similarity between their theme and that of ISTEC's conference, Gary Kimmons, Chairman and CEO of eDoorways, championed Watson's invite to address the audience of 200 plus attendees of ISTEC's conference -- which included educational, political and corporate guests from various parts of Latin America, Spain, Portugal and the United States.

ISTEC, founded in 1990, has become one of the largest non-profit consortia in the Americas dedicated to improving the quality of life through education, in collaboration with multilateral organizations, throughout the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula. The Consortium has been established to foster scientific, engineering, and technology education and to provide a cost-effective vehicle for the application and transfer of technology. It also promotes joint international research and development efforts among its many members including, Sun Microsystems, Hewlett Packard, National Instruments, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Charles Darwin Research Station and the World Bank.

Watson continued, "Education is about bringing forth light to those who live in darkness. ISTEC has managed to accomplish this by creating programs that include 120 universities and 18 million online users, successfully educating in various dialects throughout a multitude of socio-economic conditions. I am proud to say that our client, eDoorways, will assist in furthering this effort -- enhancing the lives of people throughout the world."

In explaining where his value for education derived, he said, "my mother dedicated her life to educating people. Her mother did the same and so did my great grandmother. My great uncles physically built and founded some of the very first schools in Enterprise Alabama in the late 1800's early 1900's, to ensure the proper education of the community's children, and my grandfather, was a former professor at a southern university."

He concluded, "whether it be formal or non-formal, PHD's from the most prestigious universities or degrees from the school of hard knocks -- life without education, for those who understand the innate power of education. Life without education, well, is like not living at all. I am truly grateful to be a part of this effort."

Other speakers included: Dr. Ramiro Jordan, Founder and Executive Vice President of ISTEC, Dr. Mauro Miskulin, ISTEC President, Martin J. Chavez, Albuquerque, New Mexico Mayor, Ian Mitchell and Dr. Jack Crosscope (developer of the highly praised SmartOne technology), both members of eDoorways and Dr. David J. Schmidly, President of UNM.

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