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Keweenaw Peninsula App Being Presented Today At 2015 Michigan Broadband Conference

From the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce:

Votes NEEDED!

WE NEED YOUR VOTE!  Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce and Keweenaw Convention & Visitors Bureau to be joint panelists and finalists at 2015 Broadband Conference October 20th

**Watch your email tomorrow for more instructions on the voting process…

Cheryl Fahrner, Executive Director of the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce and Amanda Oppe, Keweenaw Convention and Visitors Bureau are excited to be speaking at the 2015 Michigan Broadband Conference on October 20 at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan.
Every year, the Michigan Broadband Conference attracts nationally recognized broadband and technology experts to join local leaders and provide attendees with best practices and insights into leveraging technology for improved community and economic development, education, digital literacy, healthcare, and workforce development. Actionable information and case studies will be provided to empower participants to work with local stakeholders and broadband providers in their communities to expand technology access, adoption, and use.

This year’s conference will feature the following keynote presentations:

* Jay Elliot, technology executive and best-selling author of The Steve Jobs Way andLeading Apple with Steve Jobs, and

* Matthew DelNero, Chief of the Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau.

In addition to the keynote speakers, Connect Michigan has planned twelve panels with diverse content relevant for attendees across sectors and across Michigan. The Keweenaw Convention & Visitors Bureau along with the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce will be on the “Technology in Tourism” panel. There are topics and content for all!

We are also one of four finalists for the “Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula App” to present the project at the opening of the conference. Everyone at the conference and in our communities will be able to vote via text message, along with everyone you can get to vote. We want to win so please be ready to text vote right away on October 20th!

http://www.connectmi.org/live-stream   For the Live Stream option of the Broadband Conference – just in case you can watch for the text message voting information!

From Connect Michigan:

ALL-DAY TODAY: Connect Michigan to Hold 2015 Michigan Broadband Conference Tuesday 

Featuring Keynote Speakers Jay Elliot and Matthew DelNero 

What: Connect Michigan will hold the 2015 Michigan Broadband Conference

Who: Nationally recognized broadband and technology experts to discuss best practices and insights into leveraging technology for improved community and economic development, education, digital literacy, healthcare, and workforce development.

When: Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 9 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Where: Lansing Center, 333 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48933

This year, keynote speakers for the conference are Jay Elliot, a former technology executive at Apple and best-selling author of The Steve Jobs Way: iLeadership for a New Generation, and Matthew DelNero, Chief of the Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau. Between keynote speakers, groups will break out into sessions of panel discussions and presentations, each focusing on integral parts of broadband improvement.

Also at the conference, the 2015 Connected Project Awards, sponsored by ACD, will recognize community organizations and partnerships implementing unique and creative projects designed to improve the adoption and use of broadband and associated technologies in communities across Michigan.

Agenda:

9:00 a.m.

 Opening Session

10:00 a.m.

 Break Out Session 1

11:15 a.m.

 Break Out Session 2

1:00 p.m.

 Lunch Keynote Speaker Sponsored by Frontier Communications
Jay Elliot, Technology Executive and Best Selling Author

Jay Elliot was a senior member of the original Macintosh development team and helped Steve Jobs develop the original user interface inspired by Xerox PARC. Becoming Senior Vice President of Apple reporting directly to Steve, Jay ran all corporate operations including business planning, IT operations, facilities, and HR for Apple worldwide.

As a mentor, Jay was able to guide Steve in learning and applying the management principles Jay had learned at IBM and Intel, which helped to boost Apple into a multibillion dollar company and helped develop Steve into an inspirational leader with the ability to create the society-changing Apple products.

2:00 p.m.

 Breakout Session 3

3:15 p.m.

 Keynote Speaker
Matthew DelNero, Chief, FCC Wireline Competition Bureau

Matthew DelNero serves as the chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau at the FCC where he focuses on issues related to technology transition and the Open Internet. Matthew previously worked at the Washington, D.C. office of Covington & Burling LLP, where he was a partner in the Communications & Media and Privacy & Data Security practice groups.

He is an active member of the Federal Communications Bar Association, for which he has served as co-chair of multiple committees in recent years.

3:45 p.m.

 Connected Community Project Awards sponsored by ACD.net
Connect Michigan will honor communities, businesses, and leaders from across the state who are advancing broadband access, adoption, and use.

4:05 p.m.

 Closing

The 2015 Michigan Broadband Conference is sponsored by Frontier Communications, AARP, ACD.net, Comlink, Courtland Consulting, Library of Michigan, LYNX Network Group, Peninsula Fiber Network, Spectrum Business, Michigan Internet & Telecommunications Alliance, US Signal, Michigan Farm Bureau, Mobile Technology Association of Michigan, Century Link, Clark Hill Professional and Legal Services, Nationwide Regulatory Compliance, Cambium Networks, Agri-Valley Services, 123.net, and Comcast Business.

Further details including the full agenda, sponsors, and speakers can be found atwww.connectmi.org/broadband-summit.

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About Connect Michigan: In partnership with the Michigan Public Service Commission, Connect Michigan is working to ensure that all Michiganders can experience the benefits of broadband. Technology, especially widespread access, adoption, and use, improves quality of life. More at www.connectmi.org.

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