Founder Talks: Joe Kochan – Everyone wants to live in a Smart City but what does that mean?
Adelaide has officially become the first city outside of the United States join the US Ignite Smart Gigabit Community network, connecting local applications developers with global businesses, but what does this mean for local developers, start-up and entrepreneurs?
Meet Joe Kochan, the Co-Founder and COO of US Ignite - a not for profit group devoted to fostering the development of next-generation applications that provide transformative public benefit, using new technologies like software defined networks and cloud computing. Joe will share his experiences in establishing US Ignite and how the initiative which is funded by the National Science Foundation has helped transform traditional manufacturing reliant cities such as Chattanooga, Tennessee and Kansas City in the US, turning them into hubs for tech startups and new industries.
The ICC and UniSA has partnered with the SA Government to form Ignite SA - the South Australian chapter of US Ignite. Learn about the opportunities Ignite SA will bring to entrepreneurs, developers and start–ups to develop smart gigabit applications that appeal to local, national and global markets, using South Australia’s GigCity high-speed internet network.
For more information, visit ignitesa.org.
Joe Kochan is a co-founder and COO of US Ignite, a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC that spurs the creation of next-generation applications and services that leverage advanced networking...
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