2:30 - 5:00 PM Webinar - Please login no later than 2:15
5:00 - 6:00 Reception, Showcase, Networking
Registration, Networking, Showcase Networking and Sponsor/partner/project showcase
Introductions and Welcomes
Welcome - Steve Peters, GAZeL Coordinator and ATIC Board Member
Sponsor Introductions and Welcomes
Keynote - Tom Wheeler former FCC Chairman Keynote Video featuring Tom Wheeler former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (See his bio here ) to speak about vision, policies, strategies, and best practices to enable Arizona to provide equitable, affordable, and reliable broadband to all communities in the state
Update on Congressional Broadband Legislation: Smoke and Mirrors Video Conference with John Windhausen, Executive Director of SHLB, Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition
John Windhausen Jr. founded the SHLB Coalition in 2009 with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. As executive director, he spearheads SHLB's membership growth and shapes its broadband policy recommendations. Previously, he served as president of the Association for Local Telecommunications Services, spent nine years on Capitol Hill, and started his career as a staff attorney at the FCC. In his role as senior counsel to the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, John was a principal staff person responsible for drafting the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and served as chief legal adviser on telecom issues to Senators Fritz Hollings and Daniel Inouye.
John has authored several papers documenting the benefits of broadband. His EDUCAUSE whitepaper, "A Blueprint for Big Broadband," resulted in the creation of the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). In 2012, John was named the Community Broadband Hero of the Year by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors.
Presentation and Dialog with Jeff Sobotka, New Arizona Broadband Director Jeff Sobotka, Vice President with the Arizona Commerce Authority, has been appointed the State Broadband Director. This is an important accomplishment for the state. You will have the opportunity to meet Jeff and learn about his position, plans etc. He plans to provide a brief presentation and then have have a dialog and Q & A with attendees. He is looking for input and suggestions from people like you.
State Of Arizona Broadband Initiatives
State of Arizona Broadband Strategic Plan and AZ FirstNet First Responder Network - Karen Ziegler, Project Manager, AZ FirstNet, Office of Grants and Federal Resources, State of Arizona Department of Administration
John Lucas, Project Director, SACCNet, State of Arizona Counties Communication Network, SACCNet Phase II proposed middle-mile fiber network for rural Arizona emergency services and other broadband purposes sponsored by County Supervisors Association of Arizona
Michael Sherman, Executive Director, Sun Corridor Research and Education Network
Arizona Broadband for Education Initiative
Mala Muralidaharan, Erate Administrator for Public Libraries, Arizona State Library Archives and Public Records
Your Turn! What Are You Doing? What Do You Need, How Can We help? Participant Discussions/ Engagement: What kind of projects are you working on? What kind of partnerships do you need? What resources are you looking for? How can the Network help you?
Let's Get Ignited: Arizona Community Broadband Initiatives Several Ignite Presentations featuring Arizona community broadband initiatives. Using the Ignite presentation format speakers will have no more than 5 minutes, and must use 20 slides with each slide advancing automatically after 15 seconds, forcing them to get the point, fast. For most speakers having slides that automate, forces them to be far more concise and thoughtful than they would in any other format.
Reception, Networking, Showcase - A Decision For You The Roundtable will conclude with a reception, networking and showcase. So, do you want to sit in traffic or or stay for the reception and enjoy refreshments, and visit with colleagues and exhibitors. Should be a no brainer.