Technology trends, managed technology services, broadband access discussed
SOMERSET, Ky. (Nov. 11, 2013) — Top-level business executives, educators, and community leaders from throughout Kentucky recently convened at The Center for Rural Development to learn how they can move their organizations to higher levels of efficiency and productivity at a one-day technology event, Executive Outlook – Information Technology Trends of 2014.
“Information technology has become an integrated and vital part of any business, and The Center is a gateway to world-class communication and collaborative technologies for many rural Kentucky communities,” said Lonnie Lawson, president and CEO.
Representatives from 28 businesses and organizations received the latest information on technology trends, managed technology services, and updates on the state of broadband access and adoption in Kentucky.
The program included presentations by Keith Schraffenberger, data trends and utilization expert, Hewlett-Packard (HP); Bryan Jackson, chief technology evangelist and trends expert, NetGain Technologies; featured speaker Josh Anderson, former Atlanta Braves Outfielder; Robin Proctor, Commonwealth Office of Broadband Outreach & Development; and Elizabeth Burton, director of business development and public relations, The Center for Rural Development.
“While technology and the approach to technology are constantly changing, the reasons organizations, as a whole, invest in technology have not,” said Bryan Jackson, who has worked for IT solutions provider NetGain Technologies for the past 14 years. “Every organization is looking to improve some aspect of their business, and they expect technology to deliver on its promise.”
The event was sponsored by The Center’s Your Center of Learning, NetGain Technologies and HP.
The Center for Rural Development, located at 2292 South U.S. 27 in Somerset, Ky., is a nonprofit organization that provides innovative programs in leadership, public safety, technology, and arts and culture within a 45-county primary service area in Southern and Eastern Kentucky and beyond.