Scott Valcourt serves as the Director of Strategic Technology at the University of New Hampshire and is the chief visionary for UNH’s investment in cyberinfrastructure.
Named “one of the most powerful people in networking” by NetworkWorld Magazine in 2001, Scott has been part of the development process for over a dozen networking technologies as a consortium manager and director of the UNH InterOperability Laboratory from 1993-2004 and as a Research Project Manager in the UNH Computer Science department. Presently, Scott is the principal investigator (PI) of Network NH Now, a collaboration of public and private partners, developing critically needed broadband expansion across NH through more than 750 miles of new and existing fiber and microwave technologies. Scott also is the co-PI of the New Hampshire Broadband Mapping and Planning Program that is developing a statewide broadband plan through a concentrated collection of local, regional and sector-based planning efforts across the state.
Scott manages a grant portfolio of over $75 million focused on the creation of next generation infrastructure and applications utilizing broadband across the region.