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REGISTER now for GigEast2017: The Evolution of a Smarter City

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

8 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

Edna Boykin Cultural Center, 108 Nash Street, Wilson

Crafting a smart city takes more than technology. It requires a commitment to combining world-class infrastructure with the courage to embrace new ways to govern and serve. Join municipal, business and academic leaders in a discussion on what it means to be a smarter city. One panel will explore the future of smart city technology, including how smart meters and infrastructure will impact electricity usage, and how drones can aid public safety. Another panel considers how a city’s culture influences – and encourages – innovation.

Keynote: Susan Crawford, John A. Reilly Clinical Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Panel: The future of Smart City technology

Moderated by Dennis Kekas, Associate Vice Chancellor of Partnerships and Economic Development, North Carolina State University

  • Gail M. Roper, Regional Expansion Specialist, SE Google Fiber Expansion
  • Taylor Kerby, Founder & President, Triangle UAS
  • Andy Fusco, VP of Member Services & Corporate Planning, ElectriCities
  • Moderator: Dennis Kekas

Panel: Creating a Smart City culture

  • Gary Daynes, Provost, Barton College
  • Jon Rennie, CEO, Peak Demand
  • Jeff Bell, Director, Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum

Gig East is Wilson’s home for technology and innovation networking. Our events focus around gigs – whether its conversation around our gigabit network, Greenlight, or creative conversations inspired by the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park. Wilson is leveraging Greenlight broadband technology to foster startups, attract new businesses and employ cutting-edge agribusiness and industrial techniques. We bring eastern North Carolina together to explore next generation technology. Join us for our bi-monthly meet ups and our annual technology summit, held the first Friday in November.

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