Joaquin Alvarado is the Founding Director of the Institute for Next Generation Internet at
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San Francisco State University. The Institute focuses on technology, policy and community
development in the Next Generation Internet environment. He also continues a life long
commitment to independent media production through his role as President of the
Board for the Bay Area Video Coalition and leading role on the City of San Francisco
Digital Media Advisory Committee. Mr. Alvarado is also is an award winning Chicano
filmmaker and holds a B.A. in Chicano Studies from UC Berkeley and an MFA from
the UCLA School of Theatre, Film, and Television. He is the co-author of
Contemporary Chicana and Chicano Art, Vol. I & II, Bilingual Review Press (2002).
The Institute for Next Generation Internet at San Francisco State University was
founded in 2005 to provide leadership in the evolution of Next Generation Internet
focusing on issues of public policy, industry collaboration, research and
development, and community engagement.
INGI is dedicated to developing the ecosystem for Next Generation connectivity in
the San Francisco Bay Area. While digital convergence continues to change the worlds
of audio, video, data and voice communication services, INGI is bringing a diverse
set of partners together in collaboration with The Corporation for Education Network
Initiatives in California (CENIC).
INGI has produced a unique partnership of educational institutions, government agencies,
major corporations, small businesses, and community-based organizations.
INGI is an incubator and accelerator for Next Generation Internet applications. INGI
delivers the communication and digital technologies that are needed for enabling
education in the knowledge economy. To this end, INGI breaks down barriers to digital
literacy for underserved communities.
INGIís effort to deliver broadband communication and digital technologies is not
limited to education. Collaborating with leading industry partners, INGI is working to
bring advanced technologies and solutions into every community.
INGI will continue to be a leader in developing applications, strategic partnerships,
and support for the Next Generation Internet.