Wisconsin Innovation Network: Telecom innovation and economic growth is topic at Oct. 8 WIN-Milwaukee meeting

The top executive of AT&T in Wisconsin will talk about how innovation in the telecommunications industry can help spur economic growth in Wisconsin at the Oct. 8 meeting of the Wisconsin Innovation Network in Brookfield.

The meeting will be held at Brookfield Suites Hotel and Convention Center, 1200 S. Moorland Road, just off I-94 in Brookfield. Registration and networking begins at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon and the presentation at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for students, $25 for WIN members, $35 for non-members and included with WIN corporate memberships. To register online, go to: http://www.wisconsintechnologycouncil.com.

Scott T. VanderSanden, president of AT&T in Wisconsin, will discuss the rapidly changing and competitive telecom landscape and developments in wireless, broadband and video. He’ll talk about how telecom investment can help spur economic activity and economic development and educational initiatives AT&T is a part of in Wisconsin.

AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high-speed Internet and voice services to consumers and businesses. U.S. small businesses spent nearly $60 billion in 2008 on telecommunications services and equipment, according to industry research firm In-Stat. Services growing in visibility and importance for the small business owner include broadband or high-speed Internet access, wireless applications (especially data services), wireline-wireless broadband bundles, hosted Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) capabilities providing unlimited local and long distance calling as well as robust call management features, remote data backup and storage, and an array of network security applications.

WIN is the membership subsidiary of the Wisconsin Technology Council, the independent, non-profit science and tech policy advisers to the governor and the Legislature. To join WIN, go to http://www.wisconsintechnologycouncil.com or contact Liz Schrum at 608-442-7557, ext. 27 or lschrum@wisconsintechnologycouncil.com.

CONTACT: Gina Leahy

Wisconsin Technology Council

(608) 442-7557