Beginning this month, “NetPotential 2011” will convene technology professionals and tech-minded administrators from various organizations to illustrate how to take advantage of recent improvements in Oklahoma’s network infrastructure.
The half-day program will be in Lawton, Thursday, Oct. 13, at Cameron University’s Center for Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurial Studies (CETES) Conference Center; in Oklahoma City, Friday, Oct. 21, at the Presbyterian Health Foundation Conference Center; and in Tulsa, Friday, Nov. 4, at the Oklahoma State University-Tulsa Conference Center. Sessions begin at 9 a.m. and end at noon, after which participants are invited to stay and interact with session leaders.
OneNet, Oklahoma’s telecommunications network, is producing the event. A division of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, OneNet is operated in cooperation with the Oklahoma Office of State Finance. Through a partnership with private telecommunications companies, OneNet provides comprehensive, high-speed network access to higher education, K-12 schools, libraries, medical centers, military posts, research companies, tribal agencies and all levels of government.
The network recently upgraded its Internet technology across the state to afford its clients more efficient ways to organize their information systems. This modernization serves as the backdrop for NetPotential 2011, the first event of its kind OneNet has produced.
“We designed NetPotential for OneNet subscribers, nonsubscribers and the general public,” said Andy Behrens, OneNet’s coordinator of customer outreach. “The content will be specialized enough for networking experts but broad enough to appeal to anyone with an interest in technology and how to leverage it.”
For more information or to register, visit www.onenet.net/netpotential.