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Blog // Connect South Carolina

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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Connect South Carolina Attends Summit on Information Technology

By Jennifer Cobb

With Leslie Callison On Wednesday, April 23, Connect South Carolina community technology advisors Lindsay Conrad and Leslie Callison attended the IT-oLogy Summit on Information Technology in Columbia where Governor Haley welcomed the sold-out crowd of more than 250 business and academic professionals in the IT-oLogy Theater. Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin and SC Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Otis Rawl made remarks, in addition to Ed Sellers, chairman of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. The keynote speaker was Matt Gardner, publisher of the landmark study Technology Works. In this study, a number of South Carolina communities...

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24th Annual Rural Summit Recap

By Jennifer Cobb

With: Leslie Callison On March 3, the South Carolina Department of Commerce presented the 24th Annual Rural Summit in Sumter. The Rural Summit is an annual educational event for rural community leaders, economic developers, and state officials to share ideas, experiences, and practical knowledge to improve rural South Carolina. The agenda includes award presentations to honor those individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the economic development of South Carolina’s rural communities. The summit was held at the beautifully restored Sumter Opera House in downtown Sumter, hosted by Jay Schwedler and the Sumter...

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