University of Hawaii

Department of Electrical Engineering

The Current State of TransPacific Broadband from Hawaii

Date: 2012-07-16
Time: 5PM -- 6PM
Location: Holmes Hall 389
Speaker: Cliff Miyake, Vice President and General Manager for tw telecom in Hawaii

This seminar will discuss the state of wide area undersea connectivity to and from Hawaii including the systems available today; their initial capacity they were built for and the current upgrades that are underway; and future upgrade capability and potential future cables. Also to be discussed is how this may affect our position as a state in the new Pacific era.

Speaker Bio: Cliff Miyake, Vice President and General Manager for tw telecom in Hawaii, has over 25 years of information technology and telecommunications experience. In his current role, he has overall responsibility for the sales and operations groups of tw telecom in the state of Hawaii.

Mr. Miyake joined tw telecom in 1996 as the first Account Executive in Hawaii. He has held every sales position at tw telecom Hawaii during his tenure.

Prior to joining tw telecom, Mr. Miyake worked at GTE Hawaiian Tel as the Account Manager for University of Hawaii system. Previous to that, he handled Federal and International sales as an Account Executive for GTE. Mr. Miyake also has previous experience in the computer system integration, Information System Facility design and operations, paging and wireless industries.

Cliff Miyake holds a Bachelors of Business Adminstration from the University of Hawaii Manoa, and a Masters of Science in Information Systems from Roosevelt University of Chicago. He currently holds a United States Federal Government Top Secret SCI clearance.

For more information about the seminar, contact Galen Sasaki at galens@hawaii.edu

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