Free

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Gatton College of Business and Economics

550 South Limestone

Lexington, KY 40506

View Map

Event description

Description

The School of Information Science at the University of Kentucky is hosting a guest lecture with two leaders who are a part of the LexGig initiative, a project that will bring high-speed, gigabit Internet to Lexington, Kentucky as soon as summer of 2018.

The lecture is led by Aldona Valicenti, Commissioner and Chief Information Officer at Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) and Scott Shapiro, Chief Innovation Officer in the Office of Lexington Mayor Jim Gray. The two city officials will discuss Lexington Mayor Jim Gray's strategic goals, which include building the Great American City. The speakers will explain how the gigabit or fiber-optic network project fits within the Mayor's vision and the new view of Lexington as a University City. Construction begins January 2018 and ultrafast internet speeds will soon be available in every home and business.

They will also review how information technology is driving efficiencies in city government and interactions with citizens.

Let's talk about the physical side of the Internet. This lecture will take place in Woodward Hall (B&E 307) of the Gatton College of Business and Economics building on the University of Kentucky's main campus. Any questions, let us know at infosci@uky.edu.

"Like" UK School of Information Science on Facebook for updates.



  • Scott Shapiro

    Scott Shapiro

    Office of Lexington Mayor Jim Gray

    Chief Innovation Officer

  • Aldona Valicenti

    Aldona Valicenti

    Lexington Fayette Urban County Government

    Chief Information Officer


Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Gatton College of Business and Economics

550 South Limestone

Lexington, KY 40506

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved