Closing the Digital Divide: Broadband Deployment and Adoption

Closing the Digital Divide: Broadband Deployment and Adoption

Lecture: CITRIS Distinguished Speaker | February 15 | 2-3 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor

Sunne Wright McPeak, President and CEO, California Emerging Technology Fund

CITRIS (Ctr for Info Technology Research in the Interest of Society)

Sunne Wright McPeak is the President and CEO of the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF), a statewide non-profit organization whose mission is to close the Digital Divide by accelerating the deployment and adoption of broadband. She assumed the position as the CETF first chief executive in December 2006 after serving for three years as Secretary of the California Business, Transportation and Housing Agency for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. With McPeak’s vision and drive, CETF has positioned California as a national leader in closing the Digital Divide, initiating groundbreaking applications such as the California Telehealth Network, Digital Literacy, Smart Housing Policy, School2Home (to improve education), and Get Connected!.

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