Bob Collie (M)

Bob Collie (M)

Managing Director, Parana River Group

Bob is the Managing Director of Parana River Group, a consultancy focused on Internet-focused technology solutions that serve unique and developing market segments.  The Parana River team has deep expertise across the entire life cycle of identifying, planning, executing, operating and growing technology solutions.

Bob has over 20 years of leadership, strategy and technology implementation experience.  He has served in variety of roles including Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Strategy with Education Networks of America, PSINet and Telalink Corporation.  His ability to bring innovative and emerging technologies to customers is influenced by his participation and leadership in national associations including the Schools, Health, Libraries Coalition (SHLB), Internet2 and StateNets.

His successes include growing companies, taking them from start-ups to larger, mature businesses, as well as leading legacy entities through transformational change to meet market demands.  Bob understands product, business and technology development.  He has integrated new technologies and solutions into existing environments resulting in a more efficient and reliable approach, and has been responsible for large-scale service deployments to over 5,500 customers in 30+ states.

Public-Private Partnerships Workshop

Potomac 6

This Workshop on Public-Private Partnerships (P3) will examine how local governments can work with private sector companies to expand the deployment and use of broadband services. The Trump administration has signaled a particular interest in P3s as a means of deploying infra-structure and Congress is considering legislation to promote P3s as well. Building partnerships among […]

Financing Workshops

Corporate Member Meeting

Conference Theatre

SHLB’s corporate members and sponsors are invited to a special meeting in the Conference Theater at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Corporate members and sponsors play an important role in the Coalition: you serve many of our anchor members, you make investments that improve the overall state of connectivity in the US, and you are advocates, standing as equal […]

Invitation Only