2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Elise's Data Plan: Connecting Rural America

Saturday, March 12
5:00PM - 6:00PM

JW Marriott
Salon 5
110 E 2nd St


While the East and West Coast get most of the attention for technological advances, there is an entire tech revolution happening across America. By way of example, farmers are using drones and sensors to monitor their crops and doctors utilizing tele-health initiatives to those living in remote areas during health epidemics. We are watching a transformative moment in America. Come listen to our panel discuss the impact of technology in rural areas, featuring Senator Jerry Moran, a leading advocate for tech in Congress, along with representatives from rural broadband providers, a leading tele-health pioneer, and a counsel to competitive mobile broadband operators.

Hashtags: #sxsw #ruraltech


Billy Long


US Government

For over thirty years, Congressman Long was a real estate broker and owner of Billy Long Auctions, LLC in Springfield, along with being a radio talk show host from 1999-2006 on KWTO AM560. His exp...

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Eric Woody

Chief Technology Operations Officer

Union Wireless

Eric Woody, Chief Technical and Operations Officer at Union Telephone Company/Union Wireless oversees the Engineering, Operations, Construction and Maintenance groups. Eric graduated from the Unive...

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Kristi Henderson at SXSW

Kristi Henderson

Chief Telehealth & Innovation Officer

Seton Healthcare Family

Dr. Henderson is the Vice President for Telehealth & Innovation at Seton Healthcare Family in Austin, Texas. Prior to this role she was the Chief Telehealth & Innovation Officer for the University...

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Rebecca Thompson at SXSW

Rebecca Thompson

General Counsel

Competitive Carriers Association

Rebecca Murphy Thompson

Rebecca Murphy Thompson is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Competitive Carriers Association (CCA), the nation’s leading association for competitive wirele...

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