Lev Gonick Keynote: From Digital Campus to Connected Community
Join Lev Gonick for his keynote presentation at the 2010 Symposium for the Future scheduled for Wednesday, October 20 at 9:00 am US Pacific Time.
Lev Gonick (aka Lev Book) is the technology visionary behind a landmark project that is bringing gigabit fiber connections to five under-served and impoverished Cleveland neighborhoods. Researchers at Case Western Reserve University believe broadband, along with training, computers and other broadband-enabled devices, may be a critical factor in improving these residents' lives. Lev's keynote presentation will explore how the University community, working together with 40 community partners in health care providers, public safety agencies, educational institutions and others, will impact people's lives at 1 Gbps.
About Lev Gonick
Lev Gonick has been teaching, working, and living on the Net since 1987.
Lev Gonick is vice president for information technology services and chief information officer at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Gonick is co-chair of the CIO Executive Council's higher education committee and co-chair of Cisco’s Higher Education Executive Exchange. Lev was the Advisory Board Chair of the 2008 New Media Consortium’s Horizon Project and former Board Chair of the NMC. In 2004 he and Case Western Reserve University founded what is today known as OneCommunity, the award-winning regional community network now reaching 22 counties in Northeast Ohio. Lev received the 2010 National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisory (NATOA) annual award for Community Visionary of the Year. In 2009 Case Western Reserve University began extending gigabit fiber to the home in Cleveland’s inner city (the topic of his presentation at the NMC Virtual Conference on the Future).
Lev currently serves on numerous community Boards including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, the Bellefaire JCB for Children, and Lawrence School for Dyslexic and other differently-abled learners. He is a regular blogger and tweets under the handle @lgonick.
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