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Virtual Event: Digital Inclusion – USA

Leveraging the power of digital transformation to advance public sector accessibility and inclusion


Wednesday, October 13th, 2021 | 12:00pm ET / 9:00am PT



Agenda Overview:

 The impact that digital exclusion has had upon our society has been an issue of concern for some time – further exacerbated by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. While many around the nation, and the world, made a nigh-seamless shift to a remote, and largely digital, lifestyle – many others have remained on the margins – or shut out entirely. 

The challenge of bridging the digital divide nationwide is made ever more difficult by the intersection of economics, geography, jurisdiction and other factors. As we await word from the Federal Government on how they will fund greater broadband access across the country; many States & Localities have been acting judiciously to make headway on their own. 

Public Sector Network’s Digital Inclusion Virtual Event will convene leaders from across the US who are leading efforts to ensure that all Americans benefit from the opportunities of the digital age. 

Key Takeaways:

 Examine the intersection points between governance, economics, and geography in developing digital inclusion strategies 

 Explore public sector use cases currently impacting the digital divide 

 Discuss the unique challenges faced by rural, urban, and remote communities 

 Explore the results of Public/Private Partnerships designed to improve access 

Your Inspiring Speakers:

Anthony Sanford, Assistant Director – Digital Inclusion, City of New York (NY)

Anthony Sanford
Assistant Director – Digital Inclusion
City of New York (NY)

Autumn Evans, Deputy Director of Digital Inclusion, City of Detroit (MI)

Autumn Evans
Deputy Director of Digital Inclusion
City of Detroit (MI)

J. Josh Guevara, Deputy Director of Public Works, City of San Jose (CA)

J. Josh Guevara
Deputy Director of Public Works,
City of San Jose (CA)

Dr. Mila Gasc -Hern ndez, Associate Research Director, Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany, SUNY (State University of New York)

Dr. Mila Gascó-Hernández
Research Director, Center for Technology in Government
University at Albany, SUNY (State University of New York)

Ricardo Santiago
Digital Inclusion Manager
Louisville Metro Government (KY)

Scott Morris
Client Executive – California Government Markets

Erica Perkins
Sales Acceleration, Business Development Manager
CommScope RUCKUS

Ian Lowe
Essential Accessibility

Agenda Highlights:

  • 12:00 pm ET

    Welcome from Public Sector Network

  • 12:05 pm ET

    Chair Opening: Defining the Stakes: The Cost of the Digital Divide upon Society

  • 12:20 pm ET

    Government Case Study: Developing Public/Private Partnerships to Dent the Digital Divide

  • 12:35 pm ET

    Government Case Study: Social Infrastructure: Developing a Community Structure to Drive Innovation & Digital Inclusion

  • 12:50 pm ET

    Partner Session: Solving Digital Equity through Federal and Local Subsidy of Community Wi-Fi

  • 1:05 pm ET

    Academic Case Study: The Digital Divide: Cause & Effect

  • 1:20 pm ET


  • 1:25 pm ET

    Partner Session: Strategies for Expanding Digital Accessibility

  • 1:40 pm ET

    Panel Session: From Concept to Reality: Achieving Digital Inclusion Nationwide

  • 2:10 pm ET

    Closing remarks from the Chair


Complimentary to attend

For public sector only

Online event


Event Partners:

Chair Partner

Gold Partners

Interested in sponsoring? Contact Andrew Jensen at [email protected]