11.06.2014

FirstLight CEO Kurt Van Wagenen Featured Speaker at BOSS 2014 Event



Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Business Opportunities to Success Summit (BOSS) Series Welcomes Area Thought Leaders to Share Insights

Albany>> FirstLight Fiber, a facilities-based telecommunications service provider operating in Upstate New York and Northern New England, announced today that its CEO, Kurt Van Wagenen, is a featured speaker at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s (RPI) upcoming Business Opportunities to Success Summit (BOSS), to be held on Wednesday, November 12 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy, NY. The event, hosted by RPI and the Center for Economic Growth (CEG), offers a robust agenda that includes seven sessions of nine distinguished speakers, including Mr. Van Wagenen.

Mr. Van Wagenen will speak on the “MANAGE” circuit, Session 6, which is titled, “Grow the Business and Optimize Performance.” He joins other successful industry executives including fellow CEOs, entrepreneurs, and business academic leaders as they come together to learn, educate, connect and network. For the summit’s full agenda, visit http://rpihub.org/business-opportunities-to-success-summit-home/.

“As CEO for FirstLight, a leading provider of high speed data, Internet, colocation and voice services, and a proud RPI alum, I am honored to participate in this important event,” commented Van Wagenen. “The BOSS summit series provides a great opportunity for people leading local businesses, nonprofit organizations, and academic institutions to attend, network, and learn about what constitutes success in today’s business marketplace. I look forward to sharing my expertise and insight to allow the BOSS community to continue to grow and prosper.”

FirstLight provides a complete portfolio of secure, scalable, high reliability telecommunications solutions via its own fiber optic network, backed by a locally-based, knowledgeable staff. To learn more, visit www.firstlight.net.

For the BOSS 2014 conference agenda, speaker lineup, and registration details, visithttp://rpihub.org/business-opportunities-to-success-summit-home/.


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About FirstLight Fiber

FirstLight Fiber  headquartered in Albany, NY, provides fiber optic data, Internet, colocation and voice services to enterprise and carrier customers in Upstate New York and Northern New England with connectivity to Canada utilizing its own fiber optic network, which spans over 190,000 fiber miles connecting in excess of 1,500 lit locations.  FirstLight offers a robust suite of advanced telecommunications products, including dedicated Internet access, Ethernet, traditional TDM solutions, SIP trunks, virtual PBX and audio-conferencing, managed commercial wireless systems, and Data Center Colocation.  FirstLight’s clientele includes national cellular providers and CLECs and many leading enterprises, spanning high tech manufacturing and research, hospitals and healthcare, banking and financial, secondary education, colleges and universities, and local and state governments.  FirstLight is a portfolio company of Boston-based private equity firm Riverside Partners

To learn more about FirstLight, visit www.firstlight.net, or follow the company on Twitter  and  LinkedIn.

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