Glen Ricart

US Ignite: Founder & CTO

Glenn Ricart is the founder and CTO of US Ignite, a nonprofit working in the smart and connected community space and the advanced networking technologies that support them. Dr. Ricart is also Adjunct Professor in the School of Computing at the U. Utah and a Pioneer Member of the Internet Hall of Fame for creating the first Internet interconnection point.

Ricart has previously been CEO of National LambdaRail, academic CIO of the U. Maryland College Park, and Managing Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Today he will discuss a new US Ignite project funded by the National Science Foundation to help develop creative new patterns for connecting the unconnected among us.