Follow up panels on indigenous broadband initiatives and best practices in tribal nations will continue the keynote’s theme, while public-private partnership opportunities, decision making on local and national policies, smart city creation, and more are the subjects of further discussions.
A showcase of digital equity and inclusion around the world will also apply these concepts to a global scale. Speakers include: Nicol Turner Lee from The Brookings Institution Center for Technology Innovation; Raquel Bernal, President of Universidad de Los Andes Colombia; Joshua Edmonds, DigitalC; Diana Bowman, Associate Dean and Professor at ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law; Erin Carr-Jordan, Executive Director of Digital Equity and Social Impact at ASU Enterprise Technology, and more.
“The breadth of topics really makes the case for how we can bring digital inclusion to communities locally and around the world,” said Bowman, who will also emcee the Summit.
Just one major highlight at 2022’s event was the announcement of the ASU as the newest Verizon 5G Innovation Hub, with remarks from ASU President Michael Crow and Verizon Business CEO Tami Erwin.
This year, the focus on innovation and inclusion ensures a steadfast focus on connecting smarter regions for the empowerment of all. The Summit’s dedication to human-centered innovation is reflected in its agenda, which you can find on the event web page.