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Connect Michigan is excited to host the following keynote speakers at the 2015 Michigan Broadband Conference.  Join us to hear their perspective.

Jay Elliot
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 Elliot had learned at IBM and Intel, which helped to boost Apple into a multibillion dollar company and helped develop Jobs into an inspirational leader with the ability to create the society-changing Apple products.

Matthew DelNero
Matthew S. DelNero is Chief of the FCC's Wireline Competition Bureau, where he leads a team of some 160 attorneys, economists, and other professionals who work to ensure that all Americans have access to robust, affordable broadband and voice services.  FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler appointed Matt to this position in May 2015.   

Matt previously served as Deputy Chief of the Bureau, beginning in February 2014.  During that time he played a leading role in the Bureau's efforts regarding the nation's transition to all-IP networks, the development of rules to protect and promote the Open Internet, and consumer privacy. 

Matt joined the FCC from Covington & Burling LLP, where was a partner in the firm's Communications & Media and Privacy & Data Security practice groups.  Matt received his law degree from Harvard Law School and his undergraduate degree from Tufts University.  He is a member of the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) and the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

For more speaker information, check out the Break Out Session page.

Past Michigan Broadband Conference Speakers

Previous keynote speakers included Lt. Governor Brian Calley; Blair Levin, Aspen Institute; Andrew Spurgeon, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA); Cable Green, Creative Commons; Allyson Knox, Microsoft; Bill Dutton, Quello Center at Michigan State University; and Harold Feld, Public Knowledge.