Gerald Thunderbird-SkyLayah Glassmsn
IT Manager, Sioux Valley Dakota Nation and DakotaNET
Gerald Thunderbird-Sky is Dakota from Sioux Valley Dakota Nation. He has spent the last decade building DakotaNET into a thriving Wireless Internet Service Provider serving 4 municipalities surrounding his community. With a decade of experience in the Internet Service Provider Industry, he plans to grow his community as well as other First Nations communities into self-sufficient ISP’s that manage their own data and provide the best possible internet connectivity to the community. From completing internet installations on clients’ homes, installing antennas on towers, configuring carrier-class routers, monitoring network traffic, and managing the billing of the customers, Gerald has experience in all aspects of the operations of an Internet Service Provider to find more efficient ways to operate.