Greg Richardson

Greg Richardson

Founder, Managing Partner

Greg Richardson is the founder and Managing Partner for Civitium. Since founding the company in 2004, Greg has served as the lead advisor for Philadelphia, San Francisco, Houston, Chicago and numerous other U.S. and international cities on matters related to community broadband strategy, policy, technology and communications planning.

Prior to founding Civitium, Greg served as the Director of Wireless Consulting for Siemens. His role included managing a team of consultants to deliver wireless consulting services and solutions for Fortune 500 clients. Among other projects, Greg’s team led a project to deploy Wi-Fi technology in more than 7,000 locations in the U.S. and Latin America for a faith-based organization.

Prior to Siemens, Greg served as VP of Professional Services for Wireless Knowledge, a pioneering joint venture between Microsoft and QUALCOMM. Wireless Knowledge developed the industry’s first mobile enterprise platform for delivering email, Intranet and other content to wireless devices. Greg grew the company’s consulting services business from its founding to more than 60 consultants and $10 million in annual revenue over an 18 month period.

Greg also served as VP of Professional Services for Inacom Corporation, a $6 billion IT services company, which was acquired by Compaq (now HP) in 2000. At Inacom, Greg managed a team of more than 130 consultants delivering professional services in a wide range of disciplines, from knowledge management to enterprise messaging to network design and security.

Greg is a leading authority on how communities can apply technology for economic and social benefit. He is a regular speaker at international industry conferences, having spoken and led workshops on 5 continents and more than a dozen countries.

April 8-11, 2019

Renaissance Hotel in Austin, Texas

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  Unique Opportunity to Network with Broadband Systems Operators*
*Includes Telcos - Private, CLECs, ILECs; Cable Operators; Wireless Broadband Operators, Property Managers, Developers, Owners, REITs, Universities, Colleges
  Equipment Manufacturers, Suppliers, Distributors 17%
  Government/Legal 12%
  Consultants, Contractors 10%
  System Installers, Service Providers 8%
  Financial Advisers, Institutions, Investors 3%

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