Organizers of the 2017 Cyber Summit are pleased to announce that Greg Wyler, Founder & Executive Chairman of OneWeb, will be the opening keynote.
A successful telecommunications entrepreneur, Wyler founded OneWeb in 2012 with the mission of connecting every unconnected school in the world by 2022. OneWeb's new satellite constellation, a major component to achieving this goal, will launch in 2019.
Previously, Wyler spent three years developing telecommunications for rural locations in Africa. He built a local team and connected over 200 schools to the internet; provided the first 3G and fibre-to-the-home connections on the continent; and focused heavily on developing local operational skills.
"Internet access is critical for digital government, health and education, and lack of access impairs financial growth when markets cannot develop, trade and become economically relevant to each other," says Wyler. "This issue impacts everyone, and together we can solve it."
About Cyber Summit 2017
The Cyber Summit is Western Canada's destination conference for technology professionals working in education, research, and innovation.
Discover how a lack of access to connectivity, technology, and computing power is affecting our communities. Over two days, you will learn actionable strategies for improving digital accessibility and understanding — strategies that will have immediate benefits for your organization and community.
When: Tuesday, November 7 to Thursday, November 9, 2017. (The Summit will take place Nov 8-9, with pre-conference workshops held on Nov 7.)
Where: The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Banff, Alberta
Early-bird tickets for the Summit will be available until September 8, 2017. Purchase tickets.