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Trilogy Networks’ Nancy Shemwell announced as 2021 Edge Woman of the Year by Edge Computing World


Edge computing leaders from State of the Edge and Edge Computing World have announced the Third Annual Edge Women of the Year winner, Nancy Shemwell, Chief Operations Officer at Trilogy Networks. Shemwell was selected from among seven finalists to applaud the dynamic business experience and strategic tenacity she has brought to the advancement and adoption of edge in rural America. After a long successful career as a C-suite leader at public companies, Shemwell joined Trilogy Networks as the company’s Chief Operating Officer in 2020. She led the charge in developing and implementing Trilogy’s Rural Cloud Initiative (RCI), an initiative that has thus far brought edge infrastructure through a coalition of partners to 1,500,000 square miles of rural America.

A dynamic tech and business veteran, Shemwell has brought thoughtful organization and process to how best to deploy edge networks in the most rural parts of the country. She has successfully brought Trilogy’s vision to rural telco carriers to incorporate edge compute technology in their networks. Under Shemwell’s leadership, Trilogy has developed commercial agreements with over 7045 network, and several technology, and application edge innovation partners to the RCI coalition. She has established an advisory council of industry thought leaders to help guide the RCI’s efforts, initiating crucial steps towards making rural edge technology access a reality.

“I want to thank Edge Computing World and the judges for recognizing my commitment to edge computing and bridging the digital divide,” says Nancy Shemwell, COO at Trilogy Networks. “But specifically I need to thank the Trilogy team, they make me look good! Trilogy has had the vision and is committed to bringing edge connectivity across rural America, critical to renewing competitiveness in agriculture, energy, and other rural industrial industries.”

The Edge Woman of the Year Award, now in its third year, was created to recognize female and non-binary professionals who demonstrate a long-term industry commitment to the growing edge industry. Honoree selections are made by Edge Computing World and State of the Edge organizers and a panel of industry judges.

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