Broadband Communities

Show Guide 2018

BROADBAND COMMUNITIES is the leading source of information on digital and broadband technologies for buildings and communities. Our editorial aims to accelerate the deployment of Fiber-To-The-Home and Fiber-To-The-Premises.

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60 BROADBAND COMMUNITIES SUMMIT 2018 Show Guide Sponsor SPEAKERS Patrick McKenna Partner High Ridge Venture Partners McKenna is founding partner at High Ridge Venture Partners, an investment firm that believes "Talent is Everywhere" and actively seeks opportunities outside Silicon Valley with investments in seven states. He has co-founded four companies – Facet Wealth (Baltimore), NexRep (Portland, Maine), Keniks (San Francisco), and LiveOps (Palo Alto, California) – and has invested in more than 30 early-stage tech companies from San Francisco to Baltimore, Chicago to Miami, and Berlin to Shanghai. Previously, McKenna worked in mergers and acquisitions at Morgan Stanley and served as an officer in the U.S. Army. He holds an MBA from Georgetown University and B.S. from the University of Southern California. Kim McKinley Chief Marketing Officer UTOPIA Fiber McKinley has been with UTOPIA Fiber, the country's largest open-access network, since 2010. UTOPIA has more than 25 ISPs offering business and residential services throughout Utah. McKinley has been instrumental in the company's growth. Under her guidance, the UTOPIA fiber customer base has increased by more than 40 percent in less than four years. She has also been crucial in helping UTOPIA become the top-rated telecommunications provider in Utah. McKinley is a graduate of the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina. Chris Meyer Director of Virtual Care Marshfield Clinic Health System Meyer spent most of his career working in the information technology industry, primarily in higher education, before moving to health care in 2016. At MCHS, he is responsible for developing new care-delivery models using telemedicine technologies. MCHS launched a telephone-based episodic care service in 2014 and in March 2017 added virtual visits, allowing patients to interact with providers using mobile device and two-way audio and video. Meyer holds a B.S. in business administration and economics from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point and a graduate degree in behavioral economics from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He is a lifelong resident of Marshfield, Wisconsin, where he served as mayor from 2008 to 2018. Benjamin Miller Director, Business Development and Strategy St. Joe Valley Metronet Miller has educated property owners, local businesses and service providers on the benefits of open access fiber networks. He works with national and regional carriers to provide services along the St. Joe Valley Metronet network and assists municipalities and communities in their fiber network projects and managing their fiber networks, which includes solutions to the digital divide and public Wi-Fi deployments. More than 20 service providers use Metronet Zing, a fiber-optic-infrastructure-as-a-service, to reach customers and deploy networks ranging from data, voice, and video to small cell deployments and everything in between.

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