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
Presentation and Discussion 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. I know he is looking for input and suggestions from people like you.
State Of Arizona Broadband Panel Discussion
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 Network (To Be Confirmed)
Erate Modernization Program Grants for Schools and Libraries
Milan Eaton, State Erate Coordinator, Arizona Department of Education
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 (ProjectsTBD): 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 The Roundtable will conclude with a reception, networking and a sponsor/partner/project showcase. So stick around after the Roundtable for the reception and networking, networking and more networking. You will get an opportunity to connect with colleagues, visit with our sponsors, our government, education and community partner organizations and; Arizona Project Leaders. Yep, you will get to make friends and influence people and identify potential providers or strategic partners for your initiatives. Oh yeah, and great eats.