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
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.
|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 programsModerator: Chris White, VP, Verizon
Akbar Kara, Member, Governor’s Broadband Development Council, CEO, Lonestar Education and Research Network (LEARN)
|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
|5:35pm to 5:45pm||5 Mins||Vote of Thanks|
|5:30 pm to 7:30 pm||2 hours||Cocktail Reception|