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California Digital Access Summit

When Thursday April 24, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM PDT
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Secretary of State's Office Auditorium
1500 11th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
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Please join TechWire, the LINK AMERICAS Foundation and the California Emerging Technology Fund on April 24 at the California Digital Access Summit, an event focused on digital literacy, broadband access and closing the digital divide in California.

The half-day conference is being co-sponsored by the California Department of Technology.

Attendees will hear from government and private sector subject matter experts on California's efforts to modernize the state's technology infrastructure. Topics will also include policy initiatives that advance digital literacy skills for the workforce, health and education sectors.

Please register using the link at the bottom of this page.


8:30 am

Opening Remarks - Carlos Ramos, Director and State Chief Information Officer, California Department of Technology

8:45 am

Keynote Speaker - Broadband - Anne Neville - Director, State Broadband Initiative, National Telecommunications & Information Administration

9:00 - 10:00 am

Panel - Broadband Deployment and Economic Viability

Moderator: Barbara O'Connor, Board Member, California Emerging Technology Fund

Karen Wong, Assistant Director, Public Safety Communications, California Office of Emergency Services
Robert Tse, Ph.D., Rural Development, Community Planning and Development Specialist, United States Department of Agriculture
Jarrid Keller, State Library, Chief Information Officer
Trish Kelly, Principal, Applied Development Economics, Inc.

10 - 10:15 am Break

10:15 - 10:30 am

Keynote Speaker - Tessie Guillermo - President and CEO, Zero Divide

10:30 - 11:30 am

Panel Digital Literacy - Skills for Workforce and Health

Moderator: Christina Gagnier, CEO TRAIL, Inc.

Thomas Adams, Ph.D., Director, Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division, California Department of Education and Executive Director, Instructional Quality Commission
Veronica Ortiz-Torres, Deputy Director, Digital Education Office, California Department of Technology
Brenda Kempster, CEO, LINK AMERICAS Foundation
Tim Rainey, Executive Director, Workforce Investment Board (Invited)

11:30 - 11:45 am

Presentation of the LINK Awards - Sharrell Blakeley, Board Member, LINK AMERICAS Foundation

11:45 am - Noon

Closing Remarks - Adelina Zendejas, Deputy Director, Broadband and Digital Literacy Office, California Department of Technology

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