After a welcome message by Dr. Dan Layzel, Executive VP and CFO, Louisiana State University (LSU) on behalf of local hosts LONI, LSU and University of New Orleans, you will hear from our featured speaker Matthew R. Rantanen, followed by community members' lightning talks.
Featured Speaker Matthew R. Rantanen, 'Cyber Warrior for Community Networking'
Matthew R. Rantanen, the Director of Technology for the Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association (SCTCA) and Director of the Tribal Digital Village Network (TDVNet) Initiative, is the featured speaker at the 2019 Technology Exchange.
Matthew, of Cree (First Nations, Canada), Finnish, and Norwegian decent, is an advocate for net neutrality, broadband for everyone, and opening more spectrum for public consumption — always looking out for the unconnected.
The TDVNet was created in 2001 to design and deploy wireless networking to support the tribal communities of Southern California. Matthew is also the lead in Partnering and Business Development at Arcadian Infracom, a fiber infrastructure company, building long-haul fiber assets to serve the needs of the companies driving the demand, dragging that fiber path through small-town USA and Indian Country, providing opportunity to the unserved and underserved in rural America.