Session 2

Going Digital: The 21st Century City’s Economic Edge

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 11:15 am

Affordable access to hyper-speed broadband is the infrastructure that will create many of the public goods in the next century. It will be a major competitive advantage and catalyst for the companies located within the cities that take the lead in its development. How can cities facilitate the implementation of the fiber, wi-fi and wireless networks that will drive the digital, creative, and smart utilities of the future economy? Panelists will address the job opportunities being created by next generation digital infrastructure.

  • Scott Atkinson, Senior Director Infrastructure Systems, Shaw Communications
  • Ron Stinson, Rainmaker Entertainment
  • Gordon Innes, CEO, London & Partners
  • Milo Medin, VP of Access Services, Google
Chair: Sly James, Mayor of Kansas City