5th Service Provider Executives and Local-Government CIOs Roundtable
Presented by Yankee Group, rClient and W2i
3rd Digital Inclusion Roundtable
Presented by IBM and W2i
1st Wireless-Networks User Experience Roundtable
Presented by Novarum and W2i
Municipal Wireless Networks & Technologies Training Seminar
Presented by NetLogix and W2i
How to Rationalize Public-Access Models through Government Applications
Michael Dillon, Director, Industry Solutions, Safety, Security & Community Broadband, IBM
The Real-Time City: Mesh Clouds Make the 'Internet of Things' Possible
Eric Dentler, Wireless Specialist, Cisco Systems.
What is Needed for Municipal Wireless to Become Mainstream
Brian Carlson, Sr. Director of Sales, Worldwide Municipal Wireless, Motorola
Mayor Hugh Hallman, City of Tempe
Plenary Panel Sessions
Technology Roadmap: Wi-Fi, WiMAX, Proprietary & Cellular Networks
This panel explores overlapping network solutions, complementarities, strengths and weaknesses. How do municipal Wi-Fi networks match up with 2.5G and 3G solutions? What is the role of unlicensed versus licensed spectrum? What is the WiMAX opportunity for cities and counties? A field practitioner rounds out this panel of industry experts with a case-study presentation of a multiple-network implementation in Macedonia.
• Panel I Presentations
• Chair: Bo Larsson, CEO, Firetide
• Phil Belanger, Principal, Novarum
• Mark Goldstein, Founder, International Research Center; Secretary, Arizona Telecommunications & Information Council (ATIC)
• Frank Ohrtman, President, WMX Systems
• Glenn Strachan, Project Director, Macedonia Connects
Public-Private Partnerships: A Diversity of Communities and Models
This general-session panel of CIOs and broadband-wireless project leaders explores the range of approaches to public-private partnership agreements, with an emphasis on leveraging local assets and establishing balance to meet local-government needs and increase citizen satisfaction.
• Panel II Presentations
• Chair: Martin Levetin, Vice President of Carrier and Municipal Networks, Strix Systems
• William E. Beck, Deputy CIO, City of Minneapolis
• Ron Braden, IT Director, Town of Vail (CO)
• Dave Heck, Deputy CIO, City of Tempe (AZ)
• Thomas McQuillan, IT Director, City of Grand Rapids (MI)
• Eric Norenberg, IT Services Leader, City of Mesa (AZ)
Multi-Jurisdictional Planning and the Municipal Legal Landscape
Over the past couple of years, major local-government broadband-wireless implementation plans have focused on tier-one cities such as Philadelphia and Houston. Yet groups of small and medium-size cities may involve themselves in a coordinated initiative. From the Boulder region to Arizona’s CANAMEX Corridor (I-19), project directors explore multi-jurisdictional efforts. Tempe’s assistant city attorney will outline the legal landscape for municipalities considering wireless.
• Panel III Presentations
• Chair: James Hueser, Sales Executive, Wireless Broadband Americas Group, IBM
• Michele Hovet, Director of Information Technology, City of Arvada (CO); Colorado Wireless Communities
• Chris Puccio, Director of Information Technology, City of Boulder; Colorado Wireless Communities
• Galen Updike, GITA Telecommunications Development Manager, State of Arizona
• Jenae Naumann, Asst. City Attorney, Tempe (AZ); Chair, E-Commerce and Technology Section, State Bar of Arizona
Community Case Studies
Field practitioners present on the range of applications enabled by broadband-wireless infrastructure from public safety to transportation, community portals and telemedicine.
Session I: Transportation & Neighborhood Portals
• Session I Presentations
• Chair: Karrie Rockwell, Southwest Sales Director, SkyPilot Networks
• Francisco Leyva, Traffic Engineering, City of Tucscon
• Larry Piland, Datel Systems (San Diego North County Transit District)
• Skip Brand, Vice President, Strategy, JiWire (WAZTempe Portal)
• Judith Miller, President, NinthWave Media (PhilaVoice Portal)
Session II: Public Safety & Emergency Response / Telemedicine
• Session II Presentations
• Chair: Mark Wittenburg, Tech Support Supervisor, City of Tempe
• Robert DeSimone, Patrolman, Lakewood Police Department (NJ)
• Paul Hackerson, Director of Security and Management, Housing Authority, Rockford (IL)
• Ben Standifer, CIO, Tohono O'dham Nation (AZ)
• Mike Holcomb, Associate Director for Network Architecture, Arizona Telemedicine Program
Wireless in Education Case Studies
In this inaugural education track at the Digital Cities Convention, practitioners provide project updates and lay out their broadband-wireless institutional and community objectives.
• Dave McKee, Director, Data Communications, Arizona State University
• Lynda Goff, Executive Director, WinstonNet
• Lawrence J. Voyten, Director, OneCommunity
• Dr. Don Green, Director of Technology, North Forest Independent School District, Houston
• Workshop Results
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