[CDBUG-talk] Broadband and Solar Power for the Underserved via the Blockchain

David Solomonoff drsolomonoff at gmail.com
Mon Jul 24 06:53:55 EDT 2017

Slightly off-topic I know, but may be of interest to people interested 
in open technology more generally. Forward as appropriate, Thanks! - David

Broadband and Solar Power for the Underserved via the Blockchain

A Virtual Conversation with Jane Coffin and Ashley Taylor live at Ignite 
U NY, moderated by David Solomonoff

Sponsored by Zoetic Networks

Jane Coffin 
<https://www.internetsociety.org/who-we-are/staff/jane-coffin> is 
Director of Development Strategy at the Internet Society 
<http://www.internetsociety.org/> (ISOC). Previously she worked at 
Office of International Affairs at the National Telecommunications and 
Information Administration – U.S. Department of Commerce, on USAID 
projects in Moldova and Armenia and at AT&T as a Director of 
International Affairs/Government Affairs.

Her current focus at ISOC is bringing broadband access to underserved 
areas via wireless community networks.

Ashley Taylor <https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashleybtaylor11/> is 
Community Microgrid Specialist at L03 Energy <http://lo3energy.com>, who 
have developed an Ethereum-based <https://www.ethereum.org/> blockchain 
platform to exchange credits for power and bandwidth on solar microgrids 
and wireless networks. She is also co-founder of Future Culture 
<http://futureculture.how/>, a nonprofit empowering communities through 
development of fair and cooperative systems via blockchain technologies.

David Solomonoff is the CEO of Zoetic Networks, which empowers people to 
understand and take control of the technologies they use. He is the 
former President of the New York Chapter of the Internet Society.


  * Intros and overviews of the Internet Society, L03 Energy and Future
  * Open-ended discussion about the Internet Society's wireless
    broadband initiatives in underserved areas - and explore ways in
    which L03 Energy and Future Culture could have a role
  * Business and investment opportunities for community networks and
  * Q&A

The event is free and open to the public. RSVP David Solomonoff (email 
below) to receive a link to the Zoom conference URL if you would like to 
watch and/or participate in the Q&A at the end remotely.

It will be recorded and released as the first Zoetic Telegram podcast.

IgniteU NY <http://www.igniteuny.com> is an independent program to 
develop the entrepreneurs of New York State, providing a collaborative 
work environment, advice from experienced mentors, education to hone 
skills needed for a startup, and networking opportunities.

Time: Thursday, July 27 from 6:00-7:30pm.

Location: 333 Broadway, Third Floor, Suite 350, Troy, NY 12180

Contact: David Solomonoff, david.solomonoff at zoeticnetworks.com

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