LOS ANGELES, March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles Councilmember Bob Blumenfield will participate as a Keynote Speaker in the Smart Gigabit LA business & technology conference, March 29 & 30 in Los Angeles, event organizers announced today. Mr. Blumenfield who chairs the City's Innovation, Grants, Technology, Commerce and Trade Committee, represents the 3rd Council District, which spans the northwest portion of Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley, including the communities of Canoga Park, Reseda, Tarzana, Winnetka and Woodland Hills.
Councilmember Blumenfield joins featured keynote speaker Rehan Asad, Associate Vice President of AT&T broadband operations, and speakers from the region including Ted Ross, Chief Information Officer, Information Technology Agency for the City of Los Angeles; Steve Reneker, Chief Information Officer for the County of Riverside; Mike Pettit, CIO for the County of Ventura; Jory Wolf, CIO of Santa Monica; Gary Halbert, City Manager for the City of Chula Vista, and more.
Smart Gigabit LA is designed to bringing together the Southern California civic community -- Los Angeles and surrounding city and municipal leaders – with the "Gigabit Broadband" and "Smart City" ecosystems of technology solutions, Internet of Things platforms, wireless infrastructure and more --to explore opportunities in ultra-high speed broadband networking and 'smart city infrastructure.'
AT&T, the Anchor Sponsor of Smart Gigabit LA, began offering initial availability of speeds up to 1 gigabit per second over the 100 percent fiber AT&T GigaPower network to apartment communities in Los Angeles beginning last December, with plans for a full market launch this year. This makes the region one of the first major metros of the 20 where AT&T offers gigabit speeds, and an additional 36 have been announced. Additional sponsors to the event include Allied Telesis, Magellan Advisors, Time Warner Cable, Sunesys and others.
"The objective of Smart Gigabit LA is to introduce the technology platforms and infrastructure that is changing the metropolitan cityscape for innovation, job creation and economic growth," said Timothy Downs, the Event Director. "We will bring together the next generation platforms and people like Councilmember Blumenfield who are leading the way to turn ideas into market-leading high-bandwidth gigabit services and Internet of Things (IoT) applications for a 'Smart plus Connected' Southern California region."
Registration, program, speaker and sponsor information is available online at www.smartgigla.com or by calling 949-703-5354.
About Smart Gig Media LLC
Based in Southern California and Arizona, Smart Gig Media LLC is an information and education resource focused on next generation broadband and wireless infrastructure and applications. Our mission is to help the public and private sectors understand a vision of the network's strategic role at the center of every region, every company's, and every industry's digital transformation. More information is available online at www.smartgigmedia.com.
SOURCE Smart Gig Media LLC