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GTECH Senior VP/CTO Donald Stanford Joins Board of buyroad.com, `Roads of Tomorrow' for Businesses Battling Amazon and Others Online.



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FAIRFIELD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 2, 2000

Donald L. Stanford, senior vice president and chief technology officer (CTO (Chief Technical Officer) The executive responsible for the technical direction of an organization. See CIO and salary survey. ) of GTECH Corporation should be added to this article, to conform with Wikipedia's Manual of Style.
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, has been named as the first outside Board member of buyroad.com(TM), Inc.

Gregory R. Imbruce, chairman of buyroad.com, said the Board now includes his brother, Douglas J. Imbruce, buyroad.com's founder and president, James Vodola, Stanford and himself.

Earlier this week, the buyroad.com Web site (www.buyroad.com) was launched, ushering in Noun 1. ushering in - the introduction of something new; "it signalled the ushering in of a new era"
first appearance, introduction, debut, entry, launching, unveiling - the act of beginning something new; "they looked forward to the debut of their new product line"
 a new competitive era on the Internet by empowering small businesses with "community commerce" and a free turnkey e-commerce solution. buyroad.com groups similar e-businesses within topic-specific Roads, fully-integrating commerce, news, communication, community, and local offerings specific to lifestyles and industries. Designed as the Internet's "Roads of Tomorrow," buyroad.com gives small business the power to transact online and compete effectively with Amazon.com(R) and other major players.

"We are extremely proud to have such a distinguished leader of the IT industry join our Board," Imbruce said. "Donald Stanford has an enviable record of success and a world of experience, and we know his contributions and guidance will be instrumental to our growth."

Stanford has spent 20 years with GTECH (NYSE NYSE

See: New York Stock Exchange
: GTK See GTK+. ), which has a $700 million market capitalization Market Capitalization

A measure of a public company's size. Market capitalization is the total dollar value of all outstanding shares. It's calculated by multiplying the number of shares times the current market price. This term is often referred to as market cap.
 and is the world's leading supplier and operator of computerized online lottery systems, providing services and equipment for about 30 state and 50 international lotteries. At GTECH, his responsibilities have continually increased in the technical management and strategic direction of the company, as he helped guide the growth of the technical organization from a software staff of four in 1979 to more than 900 professionals today. Most recently, he formed the Communications Technology Noun 1. communications technology - the activity of designing and constructing and maintaining communication systems
engineering, technology - the practical application of science to commerce or industry
 Group, which focuses on network technologies, providing GTECH with a competitive advantage in marketing on-line transaction processing (database) On-Line Transaction Processing - (OLTP) The processing of transactions by computers in real time.  networks on which its applications run. In addition, he serves as the technical spokesman for GTECH on matters including system design, technical operating philosophy and future advanced product development.

Stanford recently received the 1999 Black Engineer of the Year Award for Professional Achievement and The Honorable Justice Thurgood Marshall For people and institutions etc. named after Thurgood Marshall, see .
Thurgood Marshall (July 2, 1908 – January 24, 1993) was an American jurist and the first African American to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States.
 Award for Community Service. He holds an M.S. in Computer Science/Applied Math and a B.A. in International Relations international relations, study of the relations among states and other political and economic units in the international system. Particular areas of study within the field of international relations include diplomacy and diplomatic history, international law,  from Brown University.

About buyroad.com

buyroad.com, Inc. is a privately-held e-business company that offers an ASP platform serving business-to-business and business-to-consumer vertical marketplaces through a network of online Roads, fully-integrating commerce, news, communication, community, and local offerings specific to lifestyles and industries. buyroad.com commerce enables businesses with a free turnkey e-commerce solution and unites online businesses with interest specific chats and forums that allow users to shop socially. Its unique network of lifestyle and industry-specific Roads deliver targeted customers and resources to businesses, facilitating a social, informative and productive online experience for business and consumer shoppers alike. buyroad.com is based in Fairfield, Connecticut, where work began on its innovative concept in early 1998, and from where www.buyroad.com was launched in early 2000.

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