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Thursday, May 2 • 11:00am - 12:15pm
Panel 3. Community Broadband and Economic Development

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avatar for Lou Milrad

Lou Milrad

Lawyer/Tech Law Editor, Public-Private Tech Alliances, and former Chair and CEO of the GTMA (Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance), Legal overview services
Panel 3 - Community Broadband and Economic Development & Panel 4 - Public Private Partnership (P3) Challenges and OpportunitiesInsight: What are the fundamentals of a Smart City? ... According to the Smart Cities Council, ubiquitous broadband telecommunications is a prerequisite for... Read More →

Panelist
avatar for Toby Lennox

Toby Lennox

President & CEO, Toronto Global
Insight: The competition among countries and municipalities for foreign direct investment is becoming increasingly more intense. Toby Lennox will present the experience of municipalities in the Toronto Region on the advantages of municipalities working together from a regional perspective... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Helen Hambly

Dr. Helen Hambly

Associate Professor, University of Guelph - R2B2 Project
R2B2project.ca Ontario’s largest public-private partnership (P3) funded research initiative for rural internet. The project conducts geospatial and econometric analysis for evidence-based decision-making for public investment in regional and rural broadband.Before joining the University... Read More →
avatar for Dan Mathieson

Dan Mathieson

Mayor, City of Stratford
Insight: The City of Stratford has made significant investments in digital infrastructure. Stratford offers a citywide wireless network that includes 60 kilometers of buried fiber optic high speed internet cable and 400 communications towers. The presence of digital infrastructure... Read More →
avatar for Doug Lindeblom

Doug Lindeblom

Director, Economic Strategy, York Region
Insight: Doug will provide insights on the effect the York Region Broadband Strategy has had on economic development activities in York Region. This will include the formation of YTN Telecom Network Inc. – a corporation created to manage access to the Region’s optical fibre network... Read More →
avatar for John Henry

John Henry

Regional Chair and CAO, Regional Municipality of Durham
Insight: Durham recently approved a Broadband Strategy and Action Plan to guide us toward a digitally-connected Region. Our society and economy increasingly rely on online interactions. The Region must embrace and enable this evolution to attract investment. Fast, effective broadband... Read More →


Thursday May 2, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm EDT
Ballroom 1 & 2