Conf: W2i Digital Cities Convention

Attend the upcoming W2i Digital Cities Convention in San Francisco and explore how you can build & operate a broadband wireless network in your community to:

• Enhance public safety & security

• Improve emergency response

• Ensure digital inclusion

• Increase mobile workforce productivity

• Streamline government operations

• Provide new services to citizens

• Better control traffic & public transportation

• Lower telecommunications cost

• Spur economic development & digital inclusions

Co-Chaired by Mr. Chris A. Vein, Senior Advisor for Technology to San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, the Convention will feature:

1. Conference

October 10-12, 2005;

Register at:

§ 2 days of conference keynotes & interactive plenary sessions by pioneering local government professionals and industry leaders

§ A whole day devoted to case study panels and brainstorming workshops

§ More than 150 confirmed participants from communities around the world

§ Speakers include:

- Lori D. Panzino, President, National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors

- Kenneth Fellman, Mayor, City of Arvada, CO

- Gavin Newsom, Mayor, City of San Francisco, CA

- Richard C. Barr, Mayor, City of Adel, GA

- Joe Chow, Mayor, City of Addison, TX

- Pu-Tsung King, Deputy Mayor, City of Taipei

- Abe Kani, Chief Information Officer, City of Atlanta

- Dianah Neff, Chief Information Officer, City of Philadelphia

- Dave Heck, Deputy Chief Information Officer, City of Tempe, AZ

- Michael Lawrence, CISSP, Chief Information and Security Officer, City of Lenexa, KS Nitin Shah, CEO, Feeva

- Mark Ansboury, Chief Operating Officer, OneCleveland, Cleveland, OH

- Richard Bull, Police Chief, Ripon, CA

- Steve Schooley, City Traffic Manager, Lenexa, KS

- Alan Scrime, Chief, Policy & Rules Division, FCC

2. W2i Wireless Communities Best Practices Awards

October 11, 2005

* 4 continents, 5 countries, 12 communities… the finalists are in! Who will win?

* 6 awards pay tribute to local governments implementing broadband-wireless solutions in their communities

3. Technology Showcase

October 10-12, 2005

* Features leading technology vendors, systems integrators and service providers to discuss their work with local-government professionals

4. Community Wireless Networks & Technologies Training Session

October 13, 2005;

Enroll today! Only 30 seats remaining

* The day long practical training session provides trainees with a set of tools and hands-on community and solution profiling exercises.

5. City Wide Mesh Network Tour: Cupertino, CA

October 10, 2005;

Sign-up now! Convention attendees only

* Come early to the Convention and be treated to an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at an operating large-scale multi-service WiFi network

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