The summit featured keynote speakers from Overstock.com, US Ignite and the University of Utah. Breakout sessions included topics on broadband planning for local governments, broadband and economic development, broadband availability, speed technology and coverage and integrating broadband technology into emergency preparedness.
Below is video from the 2013 Broadband Tech Summit, including breakout sessions including keynote speakers:
2013 Broadband Tech Summit Morning Keynote Speaker, Glenn Ricart, US Ignite
Glenn Ricart brings 40 years of innovation in computer networking and related fields to US Ignite. Ricart is an Internet pioneer who implemented the first Inter-net interconnection point and was recognized for this achievement with an induction into the Internet Hall of Fame in August 2013.
2013 Broadband Tech Summit Afternoon Keynote Speaker, Bhargav J. Shah, Overstock.com
Bhargav J. Shah joined online discount retailer, Overstock.com, in 2013. In his role as Senior Vice President of Technology, Shah is responsible for providing vision and leadership for developing and implementing information technology initiatives within the organization as well as influencing business strategy through innovative use of technology.
2013 Broadband Tech Summit Featured Speaker, Matthew Might, University of Utah
Mathew Might is an assistant professor in the School of Computing at the University of Utah, where he leads the U Combinator program analysis research lab.
Broadband access has the potential to transform education by giving teachers and students access to learning resources and technologies. This panel focuses on what the classroom of the future will look like, how technology is being used for STEM education and how best to prepare for future capacity needs utilizing technology.
Broadband is an important tool to increase economic development around the State of Utah, including rural communities. This panel will focuses on how economic development relies not only on broadband infrastructure, but also on the knowledge and tools to leverage the infrastructure for businesses and communities.
The Utah Broadband Project collects data on the availability, speed, technology and coverage areas for residential and commercial broadband services. This session discusses broadband trends, future planning, and policy to support stakeholder’s decisions.
Today, public information officers (PIOs) are using Twitter and other forms of social media to inform the public during emergencies. This session will focuses on how government and first responders are using technology to respond to emergencies, engage the public and enhance public safety.
As more consumers search online for products and services they need, creating an online presence becomes even more vital for cities and businesses’ economic success. This session teaches you what you need to know to create a basic website that will meet the needs of your customers and constituents.
Broadband’s capabilities can be tailored to any user’s needs from video streaming at home to data centers powering corporations or businesses. This panel discusses the ability of leveraging and maximizing broadband to promote innovation and power the ideas of tomorrow.
Libraries have become critical public access points for patrons who lack residential Internet service. Patrons frequently use computers at Utah’s libraries and aboard Utah’s Bookmobiles to fill out government forms, job applications and even start businesses. This session discusses how public libraries are providing Internet to patrons across Utah, strengthening our community and economy.
This session features a discussion on best practices for broadband planning that communities can implement to increase capacity. Learn how communities can work with Internet providers to facilitate broadband expansion.
Ensuring that Utah’s tourism and hospitality industry has sufficient broadband infrastructure and technology to attract visitors and to make travel more convenient is a vital asset. This panel discusses how local communities can use social media attract these visitors and customers.
Broadband for businesses is proving to be a critical investment. However, this investment requires knowledge of how commercial broadband varies from residential access. This panel focuses on the unique characteristic of commercial connections including capacity, redundancy and security.
As the uses of the Internet continue to expand, being connected will become even more important to citizens across diverse populations. This panel discusses programs, education and training that are available for connecting
Media inquiries: Please contact GOED's Media Relations Manager, Tony Young, at email@example.com or 801-538-8722.