The Future of Human Connectivity

 

Connectivity is not just about machines and sensors. People lie at the heart of this technology--designed to extend their dreams, enhance their quality of life, and transform their communication possibilities.

As 5G is deployed first in the world's leading cities, we’ll see a staggering leap in the connectedness of gadgets, sensors, processors, street lights, doors, manufacturing systems, mail and package delivery, medical devices, cars and scooters -- everything will be connected in an internet of things tapestry.

There will be enormous benefits to rural communities, particularly in agriculture where new technologies in long wave communications will be able to replicate parts of the massive data transmission in urban systems.

COVID-19 has made history go faster. While a significant number of Americans -- and others around the world -- previously swam digitally, now everyone must. And this will change us -- create new priorities in our lives; change how frequently and deeply we connect with friends, family and associates; it will change how we see each other and will create opportunities to fix some of yesterday's wrongs. But big vision is needed to escape the gravitational drag of dysfunction we see today in the country. Technology can be harnessed to generate the right kinds of upheaval, to help create community, and fix problems where there were previous divides.

On July 29th, The Hill convened leading technologists and business leaders, policymakers, community leaders and more to imagine how America can tie technology and this incredible moment of transition of ultra-connectivity to today’s societal needs.

 

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Sessions begin at 11:00 AM Eastern/8:00 AM Pacific

 

AGENDA

* All timing reflects EDT

11:00 AM-12:00 PM: New Lines of Community: What Connectivity Means and What We Still Need

1:30 PM-2:30 PM: The Next Frontier: Human Vision and Problem-Solving

3:30 PM-4:30 PM: Connectivity Redefined: Entrepreneurs, Innovators

 

Session One: New Lines of Community: What Connectivity Means and What We Still Need

 

11:00 AM: Headliner Interview

  • Ajit Pai, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission

11:20 AM: Our New Digital Divides

  • Larry Irving, President and CEO, Irving Group

11:35 AM: Education and the New Digital Frontier

  • Lily Eskelsen García, President, NEA
  • Leslie Boggs, President, National PTA

11:55 AM: The Virtual World of Medicine

  • Dr. Judd Hollander, SVP of Healthcare Delivery Innovation and Associate Dean for Strategic Health Initiatives, Thomas Jefferson University

Session Two: The Next Frontier: Human Vision and Problem-Solving

1:30 PM: Tech Minds, Human Goals

  • Daphne Koller, CEO and Founder, insitro

1:40 PM: Connectivity Everywhere: Rural America and the Broadband Issue

  • Shirley Bloomfield, CEO, NTCA - The Rural Broadband Association
  • Jonathan S. Adelstein, President and CEO, WIA

2:00 PM: Sponsor Perspective

2:10 PM: What is 5G and What Can It Do?

  • Mike Rogers, Chairman, 5G Action Now

2:25 PM: Smart Cities and Reaching the Unconnected

  • Gary Brantley, Chief Information Officer, City of Atlanta

Session Three: Connectivity Redefined: Entrepreneurs, Innovators

3:30 PM: Wearables and The Wave of Smart Products

  • Madison Maxey, Founder and CEO, LOOMIA

3:45 PM: Sponsor Perspective

3:55 PM: Super Speed and Intelligent Transit

  • Jay Walder, CEO, Virgin Hyperloop

4:30 PM: Summit Concludes

 

SPEAKERS

  • Ajit Pai, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
  • Jonathan S. Adelstein, President & CEO, Wireless Infrastructure Association
  • Shirley Bloomfield, CEO, NTCA - The Rural Broadband Association
  • Leslie Boggs, President, National PTA
  • Gary Brantley, Chief Information Officer, City of Atlanta
  • Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Co-Chair, Smart Cities Caucus
  • Lily Eskelsen García, President, National Education Association
  • Dr. Judd Hollander, Senior VP of Healthcare Delivery Innovation; Associate Dean for Strategic Health Initiatives, Thomas Jefferson University
  • Larry Irving, Internet Pioneer; CEO, Irving Information Group
  • Daphne Koller, Co-founder Coursera, Founder, insitro
  • Madison Maxey, Founder & CEO, LOOMIA
  • Mike Rogers, former Chairman, House Intelligence Committee; Chairman, 5G Action Now
  • Jay Walder, CEO, Virgin Hyperloop

 

MODERATORS

  • Bob Cusack, Editor-in-Chief, The Hill
  • Steve Clemons, Editor-at-Large, The Hill

 

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