2015 Gulf Coast Conference

Event Date: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Broadband as an Innovation Driver

Innovation through broadband is changing the landscape of our culture, from global impacts to our backyards. The first conference of Connect MS will take a look at ways that we can improve our lives and our livelihood through innovative uses of broadband: from telehealth to banking, from defense to daily activities. Join us on June 9 to hear more from a slate of nationally respected experts in broadband innovation!

There is no charge to attend the conference, which will also include lunch and a vendor fair. To register for the conference or to request a booth at the vendor fair, contact Melissa Hederman at (662) 613-4003 or mhederman@hedermangroup.com.


9:00 Registration Vendor Booths Open
9:30 Welcome Jim Barksdale
9:45 Morning Address Governor Phil Bryant
10:00 E-Rate Update Gary Rawson
10:20 Break to Explore Vendor Booths  
10:45 “Broadband as an Innovation Driver” Panel Discussion
Panel Moderator: Dr. Craig Orgeron

Dr. Craig Orgeron
Chief Information Officer and Executive Director,
State of Mississippi

Shane Loper
Chief Operations Officer,
Hancock Bank

Andy Collins
Web Developer,
Mississippi State University Extension

David Brannon
General Manager,
National Oceans and Applications Research Center

Mayo Flynt
AT&T Mississippi 

12:00 Lunch  
12:15 Lunch Keynote Chip Pickering
“How Competition Drives Broadband & Innovation“
1:00 Networking Opportunity / Vendor Booth Exploration