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Blog // Connect South Carolina

Trends 2014 is Fast Approaching!

By Jennifer Cobb

Thursday, November 6 is the day IT-oLogy in partnership with Connected Nation will present Trends 2014!  The IT-oLogy Theater in downtown Columbia will host the annual daylong conference centered on an emerging trend in technology, with Gartner, one of the world’s leading information technology research and advisory companies, serving as keynote presenter.  This year’s theme will be the Internet of Things (IoT).  Gartner says that by 2020, the world will have about 26 BILLION network-connected devices that measure and monitor nearly every human activity. The day will open with Gartner research director, Al Velosa on “Creating...

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Connect South Carolina Names New Executive Director

By Lyndsey Kleven

Connect South Carolina and IT-oLogy are pleased to announce that Jim Stritzinger has been named executive director of Connect South Carolina. Stritzinger assumed his role on July 1 and will lead Connect South Carolina as it continues its work connecting communities to broadband and technology. “The synergies between Connect South Carolina and IT-oLogy were obvious to me when we began our partnership about 18 months ago,” said Stritzinger. “Since I’ve been a member of South Carolina’s Broadband Advisory Council over that time, my transition to Connect South Carolina is a natural and exciting evolution. I am honored to join the Connected...

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Second-Year Conference Highlights Latest Tech Developments; Connect South Carolina’s Past, Present, & Future

By Jennifer Cobb

Connect South Carolina and event partner IT-oLogy brought forth both new and old faces to participate in Connections 2014, a summit in its second year created to highlight the latest in IT, technology, and broadband in South Carolina and beyond. Just under 200 attendees turned up at the IT-oLogy Theater in downtown Columbia on Wednesday for this day-long event featuring speakers and presentations from local, national, and international companies sharing their respective work and advances in IT, technology, and broadband. "Connections 2014 was designed for technology professionals to highlight innovative uses of technology across a variety of...

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Registration Open for June 11 Connections 2014

By Jennifer Cobb

Registration for the second Connections event, Connections 2014, being held June 11 in Columbia, is now open. Event hosts IT-oLogy and Connect South Carolina will share advances in hardware, software, infrastructure, and processes across a variety of industries and highlight efforts to increase broadband access, adoption, and use. Garima Prasai, chief evangelist for the IBM Watson Group, has been confirmed as the event’s first presenter.  Garima joined IBM in June 2013 and has been involved in the launch efforts of Watson’s first commercial product offering, Watson Engagement Advisor, and has been involved in market development and...

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