Fall 2003 Internet2 Member Meeting

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Steve Vedro

ORG University of Wisconsin-Madison Title BIO Steven R. Vedro is a consultant, lecturer and writer at the interface of new telecommunications technology and public service for the last twenty-five years. While at the University of Wisconsin-Extension, he produced the nation's first television series on new consumer electronics -- The New Tech Times, which aired on over 200 PBS stations in 1983-84. Since 1991, as an independent consultant, he has focused on three strategic areas: (1) telecommunications public policy -- serving as consultant to six state commissions on telecommunications reform; (2) needs assessments, procurement negotiations and grant writing. -- assisting dozens of state agencies, university and technical college campuses; and (3) helping public broadcasters prepare for the age of digital television and streaming multimedia -- by direct consultative services and through his research and publications, most recently as New Media Consultant to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and Manager of the "Reforging the Links Project: Public Television, Public Service Media, and the Land-Grant University".