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Tuesday, April 2 • 9:45am - 10:15am
Lightning Round 1

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Since our first Net Inclusion, NDIA has featured Lightning Rounds in plenary sessions as a way to shine a spotlight on dozens of great digital inclusion initiatives and to encourage the peer-to-peer networking. Net Inclusion 2019 will feature four 30-minute Lightning Rounds, accommodating a total of 25 to 30 presentations, each with a four-minute presentation.


Beth Thompson

Asst Supt Academics, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
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Kay Fleury

Head of Content & Strategy, Techboomers.com
Techboomers is all about digital literacy training materials & techniques. Ask me where to find online (and free) resources for learning/teaching tech. Our website offers 100% free-to-use and modify resources for librarians, tech trainers, or anyone teaching technology, including... Read More →
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Tom Mehlert

Executive Director, AZ StRUT
Tom Mehlert, MAEd serves as the Executive Director for Arizona Students Recycling Used Technology (AZ StRUT), a non-profit organization that facilitates the refurbishing of computers from industry by students for other non-profit organizations and schools. He also served on the AZ... Read More →
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Wendy Pearson

Strategic Initiatives Manager, Kansas City Public Library
I have developed and now oversee Tech Access, a collection of resources at the Kansas City Public Library, to help our adult patrons achieve their goals in digital literacy and workforce skills development.I look forward to catching up with friends and sharing success stories, challenges... Read More →

James Jack

human I-T
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Nicole Umayam

Digital Inclusion Library Consultant, Arizona State Library - Library Development
I'd love to talk with you about supporting tribal, urban, and rural communities and building librarian capacity for digital inclusion.
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Melissa Sassi

Chief Pinguin, IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator, IBM
Digital Inclusion Advocate | Startup Boss | Chair IEEE Digital Intelligence Working Group | IBMer | CEO & Founder | Social Entrepreneur | UN, World Economic Forum, Microsoft & IBM Speaker | Youth & Female Empowerment