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9:00 am

Opening Session
Plenary session for all attendees featuring goals, expectations, and highlights for the event.  During this session, the audience will also be introduced to the finalists for the Connected Community Project Awards.  Each finalist will discuss their project and voting will be opened to the audience to vote for their favorite project.

10:00 am

Break Out Session 1
Four topic-driven panels will be available for attendees to choose. 
Panels will discuss opportunities, challenges and best practices.

11:15 am

Break Out Session 2
Four topic-driven panels will be available for attendees to choose. 
Panels will discuss opportunities, challenges and best practices.

12:30 pm

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 pm

Breakout Session 3
Four topic-driven panels will be available for attendees to choose.  Panels will discuss opportunities, challenges and best practices.

 

3:15 pm

Keynote Speaker
Matthew DelNero, Chief, 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 pm

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.

4:15 pm

Closing