Gigabit internet speeds are fueling the evolution of connected services in our lives, our businesses and our communities. Please join executive-level technology experts Phillip Nutsugah, Cox’s Vice President of Product Development & Strategy, and Bill Wallace, US Ignite’s Executive Director as they discuss what gigabit Internet speeds are and how increased Internet speeds are helping individuals, businesses and communities innovate and make significant advancements in education, job training, health care, public safety and transportation through technology.
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About the Speakers
Philip Nutsugah is Vice President – Product Development & Management, Broadband Access for Cox Communications in Atlanta, GA. In this role, he is responsible for developing and managing Cox Communications’ wireline and wireless Internet access product portfolio, including Gigablast℠, Cox’s Fiber-to-the home residential 1 Gigabit service; Cox High Speed Internet; Cox WiFi; and the evolution to DOCSIS 3.1. Prior to joining Cox Communications in March 2006, Philip worked for Verizon and GTE in various leadership roles, in Tampa, Dallas, St Louis, and Atlanta. At Verizon, he led the product development team responsible for launching Verizon’s first Fiber to the Home development in Northern Virginia, and public WiFi Hotspots in New York City.
Since 2011, Philip has been named each year by CableFAX magazine as one of the most influential minorities in cable. He has been a speaker and panelist at a number of industry conferences, including CableLabs, NECTA and INTX (The Internet & Television Expo).
William Wallace is Executive Director and brings to US Ignite more than 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, most recently as co-founder of DigitalBridge Communications (DBC), a venture-backed startup dedicated to bringing 4G broadband wireless services to underserved portions of the U.S. Prior to DBC, Mr. Wallace was co-founder and CEO of OnePoint Communications, which was purchased by Verizon Communications in 2000. OnePoint and its successor company, Verizon Avenue, provide bundled communications services to concentrated communities nationwide, including apartment communities, military bases, and rural areas. Previously, he served as head of the Telecommunications practice and Chief Operating Officer for Gemini Consulting, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Cap Gemini Sogeti group. In that role, he led teams that developed strategies and improved operations for many of the world’s largest carriers. Mr. Wallace received an AB degree in Government and Economics from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.