Central Virginia Be Wired As A "Smart Region"?
1, 2000 -- Areas throughout the world are harnessing
the power of the Internet for economic and social advantage. These
localities, which often cut across traditional geo-political boundaries,
are known as "smart regions." Can such a region be created in Central
Malone, an internationally recognized expert on the Internet and
the emerging global economy, will address this issue at a special
presentation at the University of Virginia on March 6 at 4 p.m.
in Newcomb Hall Theater.
will present a vision of a globally networked digital economy, the
creation of a global information infrastructure to support it, and
the role that can be played by people in Central Virginia.
public presentation is co-sponsored by Robert Reynolds, U.Va. interim
vice president for information technologies, and Gene Block, vice
president for research and public service. Parking for Newcomb Hall
Theater is available in the Emmet Street Parking Garage adjacent
to Memorial Gymnasium.
is an authority on technology and technology policy with significant
experience at international, national, state, and local levels and
in international high-tech corporations.
present focus is advising communities in developing telecommunications
infrastructures to enable profitable participation in the "new
economy." Malone is an advisor to the Virginia legislatures
Joint Commission on Technology and Science and serves on the advisory
board of the World Teleport Association (a United Nations non-governmental
organization). He is known for being able to explain the strategic
impact of complex technologies in practical terms for business and
Website is located at www.danmalone.com.
Bob Brickhouse, (804) 924-6856