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Thursday, February 20 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Fort Collins is Starting to Deliver Non-Traditional Utility Services with a CIS Cloud Solution

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According to the 2015 federal direction “Access to high – speed broadband is no longer a luxury; it is a necessity for American families, businesses and consumers.”

In today’s hyperconnected age, municipalities have identified that keeping the population connected is a ubiquitous service and falls under the category of basic utility (water and power) needs for a community. With this idea in mind, The City of Fort Collins asked its voters whether a city-wide broadband service was needed. After the vote was finalized The City embarked on a journey to become a Gigabit City.

The City needed to evaluate whether it should add to its existing IT infrastructure a solution that was able to manage these new services separate from its legacy system or get a new multiservice solution with an infrastructure that could scale seamlessly.

This session will discuss The City of Fort Collins's journey from technology selection through the implementation process.

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Colman Keane

Broadband Executive Director, City of Fort Collins
Colman brings 25+ years of experience in Finance, IT, business planning and project management to his role as Broadband Executive Director for the City of Fort Collins. His expertise in Fiber Optics networks – from the initial business planning and technical architecture to software... Read More →
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Hernando Parrott

President, North America, Open International
Hernando has over 25 years of experience in the development and delivery of specialized software solutions for utilities and telecommunications service providers. He has led product strategy, software development, marketing and sales. Hernando leads the North American operations and... Read More →

Thursday February 20, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Renaissance West