september, 2015

wed16sep11:30 am1:00 pmGENI Rack - What are You?11:30 am - 1:00 pm Business Development Center, 100 Cherokee Boulevard, Chattanooga, TN 37405

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

11:30 am until 1:00 pm


100 Cherokee Boulevard

Chattanooga, TN

The GENI rack (i. e., Global Environment for Network Innovations) is linked with racks in 60 leading universities in smart cities in the US and internationally.  The racks act collectively as a programmable nervous system for researching and deploying the next generation of the internet and cloud computing.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, working in partnership with The Enterprise Center and US Ignite, has acquired and activated a GENI rack. Through this acquisition, UTC joined an elite group of universities with the installation of the Chattanooga GENI Rack, which allows for a high speed, distributed, virtual environment for development and research of next generation technologies.  UTC is the only non-research campus in the country to house a GENI system.


Andrew Rodgers is the Technologist-in-Residence at The Enterprise Center, a quasi-governmental organization charged with driving innovation in economic development, social equity, and advanced infrastructure in Chattanooga, TN. His work at The Enterprise Center involves organizing technical and human resources around initiatives ranging from advanced academic networks to closing the digital divide. Andrew is responsible for coordinating technology initiatives across various entities in the greater Chattanooga community. These initiatives undergird The Enterprise Center’s efforts to elevate Chattanooga’s position as a vanguard of transformation among mid-sized cities.

In addition to his role at The Enterprise Center, Andrew serves as the Technologist-in-Residence for The Company Lab, as well as its gigabit-focused startup accelerator, GIGTANK. He also provides engineering consulting to Compass Design and Commissioning, an engineering firm focused on excellence in design and the operation of advanced building and energy systems.

With eight years of experience in the Industrial Automation and Information Technology sector, Andrew has led problem-solving initiatives in each of the projects he has supported. He brings deep knowledge of the implementation of both physical and logical topologies of various communications, networking, and fieldbus technologies, combined with an ability to communicate critical aspects of deeply technical subject matter at all levels of an organization.

A native of Huntsville, AL, Andrew relocated to Chattanooga in 2010. He is an active member of the local developer community and passionate about improving technical education in Chattanooga and across the country.

Eventbrite - GENI Rack - What Are You?


(Wednesday) 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Business Development Center

100 Cherokee Boulevard, Chattanooga, TN 37405

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