– David Lambert, the president and CEO of the 500-member Internet2 networking
consortium, will speak June 4 at the 12th annual Wisconsin
Entrepreneurs’ Conference in Madison. He will speak during the awards luncheon
for the Governor’s Business Plan Contest.
Visit www.WiTrepsConference.com to register and learn more.
“Early bird” registration is open through May 13 and special hotel rates apply
through May 3.
is a not-for-profit consortium with 250-plus academic members, including the
UW-Madison, the UW-Milwaukee and Marquette University, as well as industry
members, connector organizations and other partners. It operates the Internet2
Network, which provides a secured, high-end network for academic researchers
93,000 U.S. educational, research, government and other “anchor” institutions,
such as public libraries, museums and health-care organizations connect to
the Internet2 Network.
accomplishments at Internet2 include leading the development of the world’s first 100 gigabit per second transcontinental
research and education network, which was completed in April 2013. He has held
networking leadership positions at Georgetown University, Cornell University
and Indiana University.
looking forward to learning more about challenges and opportunities facing the
nation’s research community – and the Internet itself,” said Tom Still, president of the Wisconsin Technology Council.
Produced by the Wisconsin Technology Council, the annual conference is one
of the largest events for entrepreneurs and early stage investors in the Upper
Midwest. More than 500 people are expected to attend the two-day conference, to
be held June 3-4 at the Alliant
Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, just off Madison’s South
Beltline. Other highlights include:
2014 Ken Hendricks Memorial “Seize the
Day” award recipients, Craig and Lea Culver of Culver Franchising Systems
nationally known speakers, such as Jack Lynch of
Renaissance Learning of Wisconsin Rapids
Top 12 finalists from the Governor’s Business Plan Contest square off
Panel discussions for emerging companies on how to
“Launch, Grow and Succeed”
Innovation Showcase featuring more than 50 companies
from around the state
of chances to connect with seasoned
entrepreneurs and investors over food and refreshments
Sponsors so far
include: 5Nines; Aberdean Consulting;
Alliant Energy; American Family Insurance; American Transmission Co.;
Ascendancy Advisors; Associated Bank; Aurora Healthcare; Baird Capital; Baker
Tilly; BDO; BloodCenter of Wisconsin; BMO Harris Bank; City of Fitchburg; Cresa
Madison; Exact Sciences; Fine Point Consulting; First Business Bank; Godfrey
& Kahn; Google; Grant Thornton; Group Health Cooperative; HP Enterprise
Services; K&L Gates; Madison Gas & Electric; Marshfield Clinic Applied
Sciences; Michael Best & Friedrich; Midwest Prototyping; Murphy Desmond;
Neider & Boucher; Nelson Schmidt; Nordic Consulting; Quarles & Brady;
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.; Revelation PR, Advertising & Social
Media; UW Extension/Center for Technology Commercialization; UW-Madison Office
of Corporate Relations; UWM Research Foundation; Wisconsin Economic Development
Corp.; Wisconsin Health and Educational Facilities Authority; Whyte Hirschboeck
Dudek; and WTN Media.
information, visit www.witrepsconference.com or call 608-442-7557.