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The SC Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) represents the public interest in utility regulation. In addition, ORS is responsible for coordinating and tracking all statewide investment in broadband infrastructure. Mr. Stritzinger now manages that team.
Prior to joining ORS, Jim was the Founder, President & CEO of Revolution D, a consulting firm that specializes in geospatial artificial intelligence (GeoAI) and the deployment of high-speed Internet in rural communities. Mr. Stritzinger is regarded as a national expert in this area and was selected to speak at the IBM Think 2019 conference and present to the US House Rural Broadband Task Force (2019) by Congressman James E. Clyburn. His work in rural Allendale, South Carolina has been featured on NPR MarketWatch Tech, c|Net, and Roll Call and his unique GIS broadband mapping techniques were published in the Esri Map Book, Vol. 36 (2021).
Mr. Stritzinger has held roles with public, private, academic, non-profit, and entrepreneurial organizations. During his career, he has worked as an engineer/software developer for IBM, General Electric and held senior leadership roles with Solomon/Great Plains Software, Microsoft, SCRA, and the University of South Carolina. His career highlights include launching SC’s private equity organization (SC Launch, 2005) and a software company (ClearView Software, 1990) which was acquired in 1998 by Solomon and later became part of Microsoft Business Solutions in 2001.
Mr. Stritzinger was selected to join the inaugural class of SC’s prestigious Liberty Fellowship (Class of 2006, part of the Aspen Global Leadership Network), and was inducted to the NC State University (NCSU) Electrical and Computer Engineering Alumni Hall of Fame (2015). He holds a BS Electrical Engineering from NCSU and a Master of Health Information Technology from USC and is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).