Smart city development and its impact on the business community highlights the focus of the 2019 State of North Orange County. The annual program presented by the North Orange County Chamber, shares advances being made in the region to prepare for the future. California State University, Fullerton
serves as the host site for the meeting being held in the University’s Titan Student Union on Wednesday, October 9, at 9:30 a.m.
Community leaders and guest speakers include Doug Chaffee, Supervisor, Fourth District, County of County
, presenting a report on the state of the county. Fram Virjee, President, CSU Fullerton
, will provide a University update.
The program also features a panel titled “Digital Communities & Smart Cities: Changing the Way We Work.” Experts sharing ideas and concepts include Amir Dabirian, Vice President, Information Technology, CSU Fullerton
; Ben Bawtree-Jobson, CEO, SiFi Networks
; Jim Vanderpool, City Manager, Buena Park
; and Ken Domer, City Manager, Fullerton
. The panel will be moderated by Cherry Li-Bugg, Vice Chancellor, Educational Services and Technology, North Orange County Community College District
Panelists intend to share conversations centering on advancing technology and upcoming changes impacting the region. Leading efforts to connect cities through fiber optic networks, SiFi Networks is installing fiber throughout Fullerton making it the first FiberCity™ in the United States. Fullerton
’s adoption of this technology, and recognition of how connectivity can change the lives of residents and businesses, positions them as a regional leader. CSU Fullerton, one of the largest universities in the Cal State University system, continues to enhance efforts to increase innovation and accessibly for its students, faculty and staff. The City of Buena Park, through its rebranding and use of technology, continues to entice visitors and increase its visibility as a tourist destination.
The program is sponsored by Arconic Fastening Systems
, CSU Fullerton
, Southwest Airlines Co., Crittenton Services for Children & Families
, Marshall B. Ketchum University
, Rowntree Gardens
, St. Jude Medical Center
, Chevron Corporation
, Kimberly-Clark Corporation
, Morningside of Fullerton
, Southern California Edison Co.
, Arborland Montessori
, City of Buena Park
, Holiday Inn Buena Park
, Park Vista
, and The Source OC
Individual tickets for the 2019 State of North Orange County may be purchased for $60 by investing Chamber members and $75 by non-investors.
For more information, registration and sponsorship details, please contact Natalie Nuesca at Natalie@nocchamber.com
or visit the Chamber website