July 6, 2017
SRNET, Cybera and MRnet are happy to announce this year’s opening keynote speaker for the 2017 Cyber Summit.
Greg Wyler, Founder & Executive Chairman, OneWeb
A successful telecommunications entrepreneur, Wyler founded OneWeb in 2012 with the mission of connecting every unconnected school in the world by 2022. OneWeb’s new satellite constellation, a major component to achieving this goal, will launch in 2019.
Previously, Wyler spent three years developing telecommunications for rural locations in Africa. He built a local team and connected over 200 schools to the internet; provided the first 3G and fibre-to-the-home connections on the continent; and focused heavily on developing local operational skills.
“Internet access is critical for digital government, health and education, and lack of access impairs financial growth when markets cannot develop, trade and become economically relevant to each other. This issue impacts everyone, and together we can solve it.” – Greg Wyler
The Cyber Summit will focus on the issues surrounding technology disparities and how they affect different regions, and different sectors. The event will help public organizations, tech leaders, and everyday citizens understand and communicate the need for unrestricted access to digital resources. And it will highlight the organizations, tools and services that are helping to close those technological gaps. The Summit will take place November 8-9, 2017 at The Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta, with pre-conference workshops being held on November 7.
We are seeking dynamic and innovative speakers from the education, government, and entrepreneurial communities to submit proposals for presentation and/or workshop topics. Deadline for speaker proposals is July 7, 2017. More information on call for submissions can be found at: http://srnet.ca/news-and-events/cs2017/call-submissions/