Please join us for
The Gigabit Breakfast Club
Featuring a first hand look at the new Case Connection Zone pilot project
and a high level discussion about how gigabit connectivity
can change people’s lives.
DATE: Thursday, March 25, 2010
LOCATION: Cleveland Botanical Garden – Clark Hall
11030 East Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
TIME: 8:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Case Western Reserve University’s (CWRU) Case Connection Zone pilot research project is the first step in an initiative to determine how effective utilization of gigabit Internet connectivity can be made relevant and useful in homeowners’ everyday lives. Providing a super high speed Internet connection and innovative sensor technologies within the home will enable real time and continuous data flow to public sector partners measuring usage of their various tools. These partners, in cooperation with CWRU, will focus their research on four major areas, including health and wellness, STEM education, neighborhood and public safety, and household energy management.
Please note that there is limited parking available at the Botanical Gardens at the cost of $5.00 per car; additional parking is available on the street, and at other University Circle organizations nearby. See http://tinyurl.com/UC-parking for more information.
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST: Beginning at 8:00 a.m.
9:45 a.m. GIGNation
Erik Garr,Managing Director,
Omnibus Broadband Initiative,
Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis, FCC
8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Two breakout sessions feature panelists that include:
· Jim Baller, godfather of the national broadband movement in the United States, US Broadband Coalition
· Joanne Hovis, president of the Columbia Telecommunications Corp. and president-elect of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors
· Scot Rourke; president and CEO of OneCommunity;
· Gerlas Van den Hoven, CEO of Genexis, the provider of Amsterdam’s Gigabit Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Customer Premises Equipment (CPE)
· Mike Genevose, senior vice president and general manager of Corning Cable Systems
· Carolyn Purcell, Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group
9:15, 10:45 and 11:45 a.m. A demonstration of the Case Connection Zone gigabit fiber-to-the-home pilot project will be broadcast live from inside the Alpha House to the Cleveland Botanical Gardens via high definition television. Demonstrations will highlight the capabilities of health and wellness, home energy management, home security, and STEM education with super high speed connectivity.
TOURS OF ALPHA HOUSE:
Noon – 1:30 p.m. Optional tours of the Alpha House are available after the conclusion of the outlined agenda. Participation is voluntary. Lunch will be available onsite for approximately $10.00.
This is a free event and registration is first come, first serve. Please register here: http://gigabitbc.eventbrite.com/
LIVE STREAMING VIDEO:
Botanical Garden http://tv.case.edu/caselive
Alpha House http://tv.case.edu/caselive2
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