2022 SPEAKERS

2022 KEYNOTE SPEAKER

KEN PAKER
SVP of Information and Network Technologies and Chief Technology Officer

Ken was named CTO in 2014 and appointed SVP of Information and Network Technologies in 2018. He has been with the company since in 1996. Ken has responsibility for technical direction of the company’s network and IT evolution. He oversees the delivery of software and infrastructure projects across diverse, state-of-the-art network technologies, as well as the company’s mission-critical IT applications and services. He also directs the planning, engineering, and building of TDS’ networks to ensure customers have access to the most reliable internet, phone and TV services.

Outside of work, Ken enjoys running and traveling. In fact, he’s been to all 50 states with his wife and daughters. He is a self-described lifelong learner and recently completed a Masters in Data Science at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. In addition, Ken holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Biology from Purdue University, a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Southern California, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Ken has been featured in numerous articles, including Enterprise Networking and ISE magazine.

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