WILSON – The Gig East Exchange hosted its first event, “RIoT LVIII: Connecting Rural Communities to the Global Economy” recently.

The June 15 event was led and organized by Gig East’s partner, RIoT (Raleigh Internet of Things). RIoT is a North Carolina-based economic development nonprofit focused on creating IoT opportunities for businesses. RIoT is a longtime partner of Gig East and has deepened their investment in Wilson this year by making the Gig East Exchange home base for Frank Dees, RIoT’s Wilson Community Lead.

The purpose behind RIoT LVIII was to celebrate the opening of the Exchange and share how RIoT has helped Wilson enter today’s data economy. In 2020, RIoT held its first Wilson-based RIoT Accelerator Program (RAP). Although COVID-19 forced virtual participation after the cohort began, that did not stifle the success of its participants.

Read more about the event on WRAL TechWire.