Schedule at a Glance
Sponsor Session: Brocade The Continuous Journey from Modernization to Digital Equity
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM:
Format: Sponsored Session - 30 Minutes
Brief Session Description: An interview-style discussion of the major infrastructure modernization process at San Francisco Unified School District between 2011-2014. The growth in demand and pain points before and during the modernization as well as the immediate benefits that followed. Exploration of funding that was used including Proposition A and E-rate funding and the negotiation required to balance both the "plumbing and the fixtures". While the work was difficult and the benefits were real, modernization is a cycle with shifting bottlenecks, ever-growing demands on network infrastructure (top 3 challenges), and new technologies with tremendous potential to further improve the classroom experience. Finally a brief highlight of the approach to address Digital Equity in San Francisco and some examples of the efforts taken by Ruckus Networks to address this serious concern.