Date: June 2, 2022

Time: 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Physical Event: Infosys Ltd, 2400 N Glenville Dr, Richardson, TX 75082

Event Overview

On June 2, 2022, Infosys, in conjunction with the Richardson Chamber of Commerce, is hosting a public-private roundtable on “Texas Broadband Affordability and Access Priorities” in light of the upcoming disbursement of broadband-related funds from the recently-passed U.S. Congressional infrastructure bill.

This event, to be held in Richardson, will bring together approximately 50-60 representatives from the public and private sectors as well as community organizations and educational institutions.

Time Duration Agenda
3:00 pm to 3:30 pm 30 mins Registrations and Networking
3:30 pm to 3:35 pm 5 Mins Welcome Note and Introductions
3:35 pm to 3:45 pm 10 Mins Keynote: Congressman Colin Allred, Richardson Texas
3:45 pm to 3:55 pm 10 Mins “Effect of Broadband on Economic Development”
Speaker: Mayor Paul Voelker
3:55 pm to 4:05 pm 10 Mins Defining North Texas’s Broadband Expansion Priorities and the Role of Texas State government in addressing the broadband access and affordability gap
Speaker: State Sen. Nathan Johnson (District 16, Dallas)
4:05pm to 4:45 pm 40 mins Panel Discussion - 1:

Engaging Community Anchor Institutions with the capabilities, skills, technologies, and support needed to optimize broadband grant programs

Moderator: Chris White, VP, Verizon

Akbar Kara, Member, Governor’s Broadband Development Council, CEO, Lonestar Education and Research Network (LEARN)
Chris Wallace, CEO, North Texas Commission
Henry Hall, CTO Richardson ISD
Dr. Kathryn Eggleston, President, Richland Campus, Dallas College

4:45 pm to 4:55 pm 10 mins Refreshments
4:55 pm to 5:45 pm 40 Mins Panel Discussion - 2:
Broadband Challenges and Opportunities: Is Texas Unique and, If So, How?
Moderator: Anurag Sinha, SVP Infosys

Matt Furlow, Chamber Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC), U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Pragash Pillai, EVP, CTIO, Altice USA
Mike Peterson, VP, AT&T Texas External Affairs
Robert McGee, Member; Board of Advisors, Texas Broadband Office, SVP - Operations, Quanta Services Inc.
Todd Baxter, GVP, Government Affairs, Charter Communications

5:35pm to 5:45pm 5 Mins Vote of Thanks
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm 2 hours Cocktail Reception