Scot Rourke

Scot Rourke

President and CEO

Scot Rourke is an internationally renowned thought leader in leveraging information technologies to foster economic development and improve quality of life, and a founder of OneCommunity. He is dedicated to enhancing Northern Ohio's economy through the development and integration of innovative community technologies, in partnership with more than 1,500 connected health care, educational, cultural and governmental institutions.

Under Scot's leadership since its beginning, OneCommunity is widely considered to be a pioneer in helping communities develop and implement strategies for sustainable, universal broadband access and usage. The organization has been fortunate to experience remarkable growth and has garnered international recognition for its innovative approach and many accomplishments. In 2009, Scot was recognized as one of Ernst and Young's Entrepreneurs of the Year for his Support of Entrepreneurship in Northeast Ohio. The previous year, he was named the Visionary of the Year by the Intelligent Community Forum, an international think tank focused on economic growth in the broadband economy.

Prior to launching OneCommunity, Scot was president of a national information technology and services company with annual sales of more than $100 million. That followed many years of turnaround management experience, working primarily with large industrial businesses leveraging innovative use of the latest information technologies.

He received a B.S. from the University of Michigan, concentrating in business administration and organizational studies.

Scot is a founding partner of Cleveland Social Venture Partners, which contributes time and investment to actively building capacity for select nonprofits. He served as president of the board for the Friends of the Cleveland School of the Arts and currently serves as trustee. Scot is also a trustee for the Great Lakes Science Center and a board member for Vox Mobile, a leading national provider of mobile communications technologies and related services for large enterprises.

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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