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Join us on Wednesday, October 25th at BB&T Arena for the first Midwest IoT Showcase and Smart Regions Conference!

The Smart Regions Conference will include speakers and featured presentations in the morning, an open IoT Showcase and Expo throughout the day, and Smart City leadership workshops and awards in the afternoon. Oh, did we mention drones? Yeah, professional drone racing and exhibitions, too! Tickets and Sponsorships are available but limited.

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Wednesday, October 25 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Innovation, Inclusion, and the Workforce of the Future

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The Internet is shattering socio-economic barriers and making our world smaller. Many groups are tackling this problem internationally, while organizations such as Tech Defenders are doing this here in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. How critical is Internet Inclusion and are we taking the right steps to provide equitable access to this basic utility?

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Rhonda Binda

Co-founder and VP Policy, Venture Smarter
Rhonda Binda is VP Policy for Venture Smarter and Director of their Smart Regions Initiative. She has a distinguished history of public service, as Deputy Director for the U.S. Department of State’s Global Intergovernmental Affairs Division, and in the West Wing of the White House, under tw... Read More →

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Michael Beck

Founder, Code For Kids
Michael Beck holds MBA in Int'l Business from Vienna University of Economics in Austria and in MIS/Int'l Marketing from Kent State University in Ohio. He spent 11 years working for NCR Corp. in Dayton, OH in various international assignments. Graduate of Leadership Cincinnati... Read More →
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Parag Joshi

Centric Consulting
Parag Joshi (https://www.linkedin.com/in/paragcjoshi) is a Co-Lead for Digital, Mobile, Portal, and Outsourcing for Cincinnati Business Unit of Centric Consulting LLC and has over 19 years software development experience working on various technologies. He is co-director of CINNUG, a technical group in Cincinnati and also director o... Read More →
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Austin Lee

Associate Professor, Northern Kentucky University
I received my B.A. in Communication from Seoul National University, and my M.A. and Ph.D. in Communication from Michigan State University.I study how emerging information communication technology—including robots, computer agents, video games, and Web 2.0—influences human attitudes... Read More →

Seema Shah

LaGuarida Community College
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Bjorn Simmons

Co-Founder, Wyzerr
Community Catalyst for StartupCincy. It's my job to build an ecosystem of innovation enabled by entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship should be diverse and inclusive and I'm setting out to build communities that provide access to success through innovation for everyone!

Wednesday October 25, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
BB&T Arena Venture Smarter Lounge 500 Louie B Nunn Dr Newport KY 41099