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Digital Highways

TAG Media Publisher » 6am - Mar 21, 2014
A panel discusses North Georgia’s digital highway from their company or organization perspective: North Georgia Network, Parker Systems and Parker FiberNet, Windstream, Ellijay Telephone Company, Civitium, ATT.


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About the North Georgia Digital Conference

The Digital Georgia program connected Georgia’s business, community, and government professionals to highlight examples, best practices, and the ways people can collaborate to benefit from Internet-age economic development, education, health care, and community innovation. They also shared their successes, inventions, and challenges in the digital world. The conference was presented by the Georgia Technology Authority.

See complete details for conference presenters.

Georgia Workforce Development Panel Information:
Monty P. Hamilton, CEO, Rural Sourcing Inc.
David M. Howerin, Director of Regional Planning, Northwest Georgia Regional Commission
Ron Jackson, Commissioner, Technical College System of Georgia
Dr. Bryson Payne, Department Chair of Computer Science, University of North Georgia
Michael Robertson, Executive Director, TAG Education Collaborative, Inc.

Georgia Business Using Technology or Not? Panel Information:
Bruce Abraham, President, Connect North Georgia
Dr. Ruben Boling, Director, Center for the Future of North Georgia, Mike Cottrell College of Business, University of North Georgia
Tim Maynard, President & CEO, Cirrus Networks, Inc.
Dr. James J Ruether, Founder & CEO, Bizwire,
Tricia Steele, President & CEO, SAI Digital

Digital Highways Full Panel Information:
Paul Belk, President and Chief Executive Officer, North Georgia Network
David Parker, President, Parker Systems and Parker FiberNet
Mike Skudin, Vice President of Access Engineering, Windstream
Jason Smith, Assistant Vice President, Operations, Ellijay Telephone Company (ETC)
Bailey White, Partner, Civitium
Kim Whitworth, Regional Vice President, Business Solutions, ATT

Digital Education Full Panel Information:
Erik Brinke, Director of Economic Development, Blue Ridge Mountain EMC
Buster Evans, Superintendent, Forsyth County Board of Education
Dr. Chaudron Gille, Associate VP for University Affairs and Academic Services, University of North Georgia
Bailey Mitchell, Chief Academic Officer. itsLearning, Inc.
Ed Morrison, Special Projects, Barrow County Schools