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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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Tuesday, October 24
 

6:00pm

VIP Dinner sponsored by Blue Star Inc
With support from the Media Dinner presenting sponsor, Blue Star Inc, we are happy to invite speakers, media, and VIP guests to join us for an evening of food, drinks, and lively conversation ahead of the Smart Regions Conference.

Reception - 6-7pm
Dinner - 7-9pm

This event is by invitation only. If you have questions please email hello@smartregions.org.

Tuesday October 24, 2017 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Carlo & Johnny
 
Wednesday, October 25
 

8:00am

Smart City and IoT Gig and Co-op Fair
Smart Cities promote talent and innovation around issues that will be solved by the workforce of the future. Hiring managers, university coop leaders, and talented candidates are invited to connect throughout the day at the Smart City Talent and Innovation Booth in the Showcase and Expo Area. The goal is to connect students and grads with opportunities directly, as well as to connect university leaders and business leaders around developing coop programs focused on advanced and emerging technologies and the Internet of Things.


Wednesday October 25, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
BB&T Arena Showcase and Expo Area 500 Louie B Nunn Dr Newport KY 41099

8:00am

Breakfast and Registration Hosted by Smart Cincy
Doors will be open for a welcome reception and registration before the event speakers begin at 9am. Explore the day's programs, take a picture with MyLo, and mix and mingle with leaders and event guests over refreshments to kick-off the day.

Wednesday October 25, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
BB&T Arena Venture Smarter Lounge 500 Louie B Nunn Dr Newport KY 41099

9:00am

Building A Smart Region Welcome Speakers
Smart Regions go beyond city limits. They enable smaller communities to implement Smart City solutions. They seamlessly connect our urban cores to our suburbs and rural areas, improving quality of life and economic opportunity for all people, regardless of socioeconomic or geographical barriers.

Speakers
avatar for Rhonda Binda

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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Harry Black

City Manager, Cincinnati
Cincinnati City Manager
avatar for Tom Lampe

Tom Lampe

County Commissioner/VP Client Relations, Campbell County Fiscal Court/smartLINK
Tom has a strong record of developing relationships with both business clients and a wide range of community representatives. Tom is deeply involved in his own community, and is County Commissioner in Campbell County, Kentucky, and serves on the Board of Directors for the St. Elizabeth... Read More →



Wednesday October 25, 2017 9:00am - 9:10am
BB&T Arena Room One 500 Louie B Nunn Dr Newport KY 41099

9:10am

Building A Smart Region
Mark Policinski is the CEO of Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Governments.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Policinski

Mark Policinski

CEO, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI)
Mark Policinski is celebrating his 26th year as a CEO, the past fourteen years with the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI). Prior to OKI, Mr. Policinski held senior-level positions in the private sector, including CEO of the Brown Publishing Company and vice... Read More →



Wednesday October 25, 2017 9:10am - 9:20am
BB&T Arena Room One 500 Louie B Nunn Dr Newport KY 41099

9:20am

Building A Smart State
Karen Jackson serves as Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Speakers
avatar for Karen R Jackson

Karen R Jackson

Secretary of Technology, Commonwealth of Virginia
Karen Jackson serves as the Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth. Prior to her appointment, she served as the Commonwealth’s Deputy Secretary of Technology and Vice President of Broadband Programs for the Center for Innovative Technology. Ms. Jackson serves as a senior... Read More →



Wednesday October 25, 2017 9:20am - 9:30am
BB&T Arena Room One 500 Louie B Nunn Dr Newport KY 41099

9:30am

University Cities
Speakers
avatar for Patrick Limbach

Patrick Limbach

Vice President for Research, University of Cincinnati



Wednesday October 25, 2017 9:30am - 9:35am
BB&T Arena Room One 500 Louie B Nunn Dr Newport KY 41099

9:35am

Business Community Call to Action
Speakers
avatar for Andy Park

Andy Park

Partner and VP of Enterprise Solutions, Centric Consulting
Andy is a founding member of Flywheel Social Enterprise Hub, and currently presides as Board President. Mr. Park is a Vice President and Partner at Centric Consulting, a Business Consulting and Technology Solutions Firm with over 20 years of Consulting experience.  Mr. Park co-leads... Read More →




Wednesday October 25, 2017 9:35am - 9:40am
BB&T Arena Room One 500 Louie B Nunn Dr Newport KY 41099

9:40am

Building Innovation Communities
Over the last decade, government began to innovate at municipal, state and federal levels. Now, we are working through the pain points of connecting and utilizing those innovative resources and projects. Governments that embrace innovation have proven to be more transparent and more responsive to their constituents, all while maximizing the usefulness of existing resources and minimizing waste.

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Lea

Wendy Lea

CEO, Cintrifuse
Having delivered business solutions in 30 countries, Wendy brings a worldly point of view to digital innovation and a charming edge to her entrepreneurial pursuits. She’s a harmonious blend of San Francisco’s upstream edge, Boulder’s down to earth vibe and the Deep South’s... Read More →



Wednesday October 25, 2017 9:40am - 9:50am
BB&T Arena Room One 500 Louie B Nunn Dr Newport KY 41099

9:50am

A Framework for Smart Regional Growth
Zack Huhn is the CEO of Venture Smarter.

Speakers
avatar for Zack Huhn

Zack Huhn

President, Venture Smarter




Wednesday October 25, 2017 9:50am - 10:00am
BB&T Arena Room One 500 Louie B Nunn Dr Newport KY 41099

10:00am

Smart and Connected Communities Keynote
It’s about using big data to guide our planning practices. It’s about mobilizing technology to create cities that are more livable, workable, attractive to talent, and friendly to business. It’s about implementing best practices that are replicable, affordable, and sustainable. But there’s a problem: Scope. 
The purpose of the Smart Cincy Summit was to dive into that problem. We brought leaders from the public and private sectors together to educate, share ideas, hear concerns, and align goals. We officially introduced the world to the Regional Smart Cities Initiative, and we began working together to establish our country’s first Smart Region, and a model to scale. Today, we will share the Regional Smart Cities Initiative planning framework, development goals, leadership, and resources for support.

Speakers
avatar for Anil Menon

Anil Menon

Global President, Smart + Connected Communities, Cisco
Anil Menon is global president of the Cisco Smart+Connected Communities (S+CC) business unit, which provides the Cisco Smart+Connected Digital Platform and key solutions that transform the delivery of urban services in cities and facilitate data sharing across city agencies, with... Read More →



Wednesday October 25, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
BB&T Arena Room One 500 Louie B Nunn Dr Newport KY 41099

10:30am

Smart City and IoT Gig and Co-op Fair
Smart Cities promote talent and innovation around issues that will be solved by the workforce of the future. Hiring managers, university coop leaders, and talented candidates are invited to connect throughout the day at the Smart City Talent and Innovation Booth in the Showcase and Expo Area. The goal is to connect students and grads with opportunities directly, as well as to connect university leaders and business leaders around developing coop programs focused on advanced and emerging technologies and the Internet of Things.


Wednesday October 25, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
BB&T Arena Showcase and Expo Area 500 Louie B Nunn Dr Newport KY 41099

10:30am

Drone Racing and Exhibition

"Dayton Drones and DaytonFPV have combined with each other to give  you an out of this world Professional drone race! Which will take center stage inside BB&T arena as 35 pilots will compete for a $5000 prize pool. This will be a MultiGP event and hosted by Joe Scully to give you a race you will remember. There will be many qualifiers for this race that you must win to be placed in the the arena. So find the one nearest you. Contact Dayton FPV for information about the qualifiers . www.daytondrones.com"

Professional drone racing will take center stage inside BB&T arena as 35 pilots will compete for a $5000 prize pool. Don't worry, there is something for everyone as the amateur track will be open for all attendees to navigate through obstacles and challenges complete with prizes and bragging rights.


Speakers
avatar for Jay Day

Jay Day

CEO, Dayton Drones
I am the owner of Dayton Drones and Dayton FPV the first Drone retail store in Dayton Ohio.
avatar for Don Kennedy

Don Kennedy

Strategic Account Executive, Spectrum Enterprise



Wednesday October 25, 2017 10:30am - 4:00pm
BB&T Arena - Main Arena 500 Louie B Nunn Dr Newport KY 41099

10:30am

Midwest IoT Showcase and Expo
The Midwest IoT Showcase will last from 1030am to 4pm and is open to all guests to explore and interact with emerging technologies and the Internet of Things. The showcase will include vendor booth areas, the "Innovation Village" and "IoT Playground" areas, and a first-hand view of professional drone racing in the main arena!


Wednesday October 25, 2017 10:30am - 4:00pm
BB&T Arena Showcase and Expo Area 500 Louie B Nunn Dr Newport KY 41099

10:45am

Clean Water/Clean Air Roundtable
Details Coming Soon

Speakers
avatar for Katrina Eckard

Katrina Eckard

CEO, WEL Enterprise
avatar for Dr Sudhir Kshirsagar

Dr Sudhir Kshirsagar

President, Global Quality Corp./HydroTrek



Wednesday October 25, 2017 10:45am - 11:15am
BB&T Arena Room Three 500 Louie B Nunn Dr Newport KY 41099

10:45am

Creating Equitable Cities: Ending Childhood Poverty & Homelessness and Defeating the Digital Divide Roundtable
Smart Cities promote social mobility and economic development for everyone, regardless of socioeconomic and geographical barriers. Public-Private Partnerships, community development, and education efforts are all an important part of building smart cities and connected communities. Join in a roundtable discussion with leaders dedicated to ending the homelessness and childhood poverty issues facing our region.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Beck

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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James Canfield

Assistant Professor, UC College of Allied Health Sciences, School of Social Wor
University of Cincinnati
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Josh Spring

Cincinnati Homeless Coalition
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Sarah Trimble-Oliver

Cincinnati Public Schools



Wednesday October 25, 2017 10:45am - 11:15am
BB&T Arena Venture Smarter Lounge 500 Louie B Nunn Dr Newport KY 41099

10:45am

Defeating the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic
Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana are not he only states that have been harshly affected by the heroin and opioid epidemic. Join elected and public officials, business and academic leaders, and community members committed to ending the heroin and opioid epidemic to help build smart cities and regions.

Moderators
avatar for Zack Huhn

Zack Huhn

President, Venture Smarter

Speakers
avatar for Jill Brown

Jill Brown

Business Service Representative, Brighton Center
Serve both employers and jobseekers in the Northern Kentucky Region; acting as a liaison to fit their needs. With an emphasis on employer outreach, community outreach, job development, developing jobseekers skills through training/supportive services and marketing qualified applicants... Read More →
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Prasad Chalasani

Attending, MedTech MD Inc
MedTech MD
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Ashel Kruetzkamp

Nurse Manager, Edgewood Emergency Department Office
avatar for Michael Schmidt

Michael Schmidt

Founder, Meta Matter
avatar for Chief Tom Synan

Chief Tom Synan

Chief of Police, Newtown Police Department
Mr. Synan’s wide experience has allowed him to have a unique look into the heroin crisis. Mr. Synan is a United States Marine Corps veteran and a 24-year police veteran with the Newtown Police Department. For the last 10 years as Police Chief and as a SWAT Team Leader veteran.In... Read More →



Wednesday October 25, 2017 10:45am - 11:30am
BB&T Arena Room One 500 Louie B Nunn Dr Newport KY 41099

11:15am

Smart Transportation and Infrastructure Featured Presentation
Building bridges and laying roads are the mechanisms that built our cities a century ago. Now it’s time to look ahead. Crumbling infrastructure isn’t a local or regional problem — it’s a national problem. Our local leaders are among those fighting to simply maintain our local infrastructure, while our budgets constrain the ability to explore better options.

11:15 am - UC/DAAP Smart Cities Featured Presentation
11:30 am - Smart City Infrastructure: Dr. Shabaan Abdallah, Hyperloop UC + SpaceX Test Track
11:45 am - Smart City Infrastructure: Mike Stanely, TransitX Urban Mobility

Speakers
avatar for Shaaban Abdallah

Shaaban Abdallah

Professor, University of Cincinnati
I am the advisor of University of Cincinnati Hyperloop. I am the inventor of hybrid Solar/Wind Turbine with aerodynamic brake.
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Juan Antonio Islas Munoz

Assistant Professor of Practice, Industrial Design, UC, College of DAAP
Antonio Islas is a Master of Design, class of 2013, from the University of Cincinnati. He received his bachelor in Industrial Design from Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosi in Mexico in 2007, where he worked at Rigoletti Casa de Diseño, an industrial and automotive design school... Read More →
avatar for Gjoko Muratovski

Gjoko Muratovski

Director, The Myron E. Ullman, Jr. School of Design at DAAP, University of Cincinnati
Dr Gjoko Muratovski is the Director of The Myron E. Ullman, Jr. School of Design at DAAP, University of Cincinnati - a top-ranked design school as recognized by Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Business Insider and Design Intelligence. He is also the Chair of the US$10 million Endowment Fund... Read More →
avatar for Mike Stanley

Mike Stanley

CEO, Transit X
Transit X is developing a personal mass transit network to supplant cars and roads in cities and suburbs.



Wednesday October 25, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
BB&T Arena Room Two 500 Louie B Nunn Dr Newport KY 41099

11:15am

Urban Impact Featured Presentations
Technology, innovation, and impact efforts are driving forward conversations that are building smart cities and connected communities. Technology is a tool that can be used to improve outcomes for people regardless of socioeconomic or geographical barriers. Featured presentations will focus on innovative efforts focused on urban impact throughout Greater Cincinnati. 

11:15 am - Smart Transportation: Mark Zannoni, IDC
11:30 am - Smart City Impact: Lindsey Miller, Ice Miller LLP -  The Rules of the Road: State and Local Government Considerations for Autonomous Vehicle Initiatives.
11:45 am - Smart City Impact: Michael Turner (Macquarie) - National Broadband Strategies

Speakers
avatar for Lindsay Miller

Lindsay Miller

Associate, Ice Miller
Lindsay Miller is an attorney with the Public Affairs and Government Law Group. With nearly ten years of experience in technology initiatives, Lindsay has a reputation in the broadband and technology arena of being a strong advocate with a successful track record in building relationships... Read More →
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Michael Turner

Macquarie Capital - National Broadband Strategies
avatar for Mark Zannoni

Mark Zannoni

Research Director, Smart Cities & Transportation, IDC



Wednesday October 25, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
BB&T Arena Room Three 500 Louie B Nunn Dr Newport KY 41099

11:30am

Smart Mobility Announcement (City of Cincinnati)
The City of Cincinnati will be releasing an RFP for a super-mobility app that will promote accessibility and interoperability throughout our region.  There will be time for questions following the release.

11:30-11:45 am  |  Smart Mobility App RFP Release
11:45-11:55 am   Smart Mobility App RFP Q&A


Wednesday October 25, 2017 11:30am - 11:55am
BB&T Arena Room One 500 Louie B Nunn Dr Newport KY 41099

12:00pm

Venture Smarter Luncheon
All-access guests may pick up their Deli Boxed Lunch in the Venture Smarter Lounge.  We encourage everyone to use this time to explore the open expo and drone exhibition!

The concession stand will also be open for all guests to enjoy until 3 pm.

Wednesday October 25, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
BB&T Arena Venture Smarter Lounge 500 Louie B Nunn Dr Newport KY 41099

1:00pm

Advanced and Autonomous Transportation in Smart Regions
In the last century, we automated communication. It’s a new century, and we are on the verge of automating transportation as population growth is only increasing the strain on our existing transportation infrastructure. As we look through human history, every time we’ve had a paradigm shift in transportation, we’ve doubled our quality of life. It will not be without roadblocks, but we’re on the verge of achieving this goal in this century – and perhaps within the next decade.

Moderators
avatar for Mitch Kominsky

Mitch Kominsky

Co Founder, Venture Smarter

Speakers
avatar for Shaaban Abdallah

Shaaban Abdallah

Professor, University of Cincinnati
I am the advisor of University of Cincinnati Hyperloop. I am the inventor of hybrid Solar/Wind Turbine with aerodynamic brake.
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Randy Cole

Executive Director, Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission
Randy Cole serves as Executive Director of the Ohio Turnpike. He previouslyserved as Controlling Board President and Policy Advisor to the Office of Budgetand Management (OBM) in the administration of Gov. John Kasich. He currentlyserves on the Advisory Board of DriveOhio, a multi-agency... Read More →
avatar for Mike Stanley

Mike Stanley

CEO, Transit X
Transit X is developing a personal mass transit network to supplant cars and roads in cities and suburbs.
avatar for Mark Zannoni

Mark Zannoni

Research Director, Smart Cities & Transportation, IDC



Wednesday October 25, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
BB&T Arena Room Three 500 Louie B Nunn Dr Newport KY 41099

1:00pm

Innovation, Inclusion, and the Workforce of the Future
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?

Moderators
avatar for Rhonda Binda

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Beck

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 →
avatar for Parag Joshi

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 →
avatar for Austin Lee

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 →
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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
BB&T Arena Venture Smarter Lounge 500 Louie B Nunn Dr Newport KY 41099

1:00pm

Resilient Infrastructure and IoT for Smart Cities and Disaster Relief
Moderators
avatar for Rahul Bawa

Rahul Bawa

Chairman, The Hamilton Mill
PowerIT Solutions provides strategic business, technology and web-development consulting services to a wide range of businesses across industries. I am also the Chairman of The Hamilton Mill, an incubator focused on clean-tech and advanced manufacturing, and Chairman of Pipeline... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Katrina Eckard

Katrina Eckard

CEO, WEL Enterprise
avatar for Dr. Jess Kropczynski

Dr. Jess Kropczynski

Assistant Professor, UC School of IT
Jess Kropczynski, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information Technology at the University of Cincinnati. Her research interests are primarily in the design and evaluation of civic technology to support collective action in community networks ranging from city planning... Read More →
avatar for Dr Sudhir Kshirsagar

Dr Sudhir Kshirsagar

President, Global Quality Corp./HydroTrek
avatar for Mark Moffet

Mark Moffet

Director of System Engineering State, Local Government and Education, Cisco Systems, Inc
Mark Moffett leads System Engineering for State, Local Government, and Education for the Eastern United States.  He and his team of 130+ Systems Engineering Managers, Systems Engineers and Architects are responsible for the design and deployment of Cisco solutions built on integrated... Read More →
avatar for Chris Rezendes

Chris Rezendes

ContextLABS
Chris is the Chief Business Officer at ContextLABS, Spherical|Analytics and is the Founder of ImpactLABS. Chris and his teams are bringing digital trust platforms -- combining IoT, cybersecurity tools, proofing services, blockchain and machine learning -- to resilient infrastructure... Read More →



Wednesday October 25, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
BB&T Arena Room Two 500 Louie B Nunn Dr Newport KY 41099

1:00pm

The Business Case for Smart Cities
Cut costs, generate revenue, or create value. Depending on the value exchange, public-private partnerships may allow smart city solutions to act as profit centers in smart regions.

Moderators
avatar for Zack Huhn

Zack Huhn

President, Venture Smarter

Speakers
avatar for Terry Holmes

Terry Holmes

Vice President, Network Solutions, CNX
Terry serves as the VP, Network Solutions for CNX, where he has been at the forefront of connectivity infrastructure for Smart Cities. Terry is also responsible for working with government jurisdictions on asset management strategies and long-term telecommunications planning that... Read More →
avatar for John Putnam

John Putnam

VP Sales, Powernet
John has been with Powernet for over 5 years, all of that time in the sales department. Having spent the previous 20 years in sales and sales management in the Information Technology sector, he has a strong solution-selling background and was involved in the development and initial... Read More →
avatar for Jon Salisbury

Jon Salisbury

Co-founder and CEO, smartLINK, nexigen
Jon Salisbury is the Co-founder and CEO at smartLINK, as well as the Co-founder & CEO at nexigen. Jon has led over 1000 technology projects to successful implementation. Jon has also helped create the IEEE smart city (Technical) framework.  Jon is a strong advocate for social good projects and innovative technologies which solve problem... Read More →
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Steve Wimsatt

Senior Director, Ruckus Wireless
Mr Wimsatt is Sr Director of Strategic Alliances for Ruckus Wireless.  He leads Smart and Connected City initiatives including go to market activities and ecosystem partnerships with key partners providing streetlights, digital kiosks, IP video analytics, and IoT solutions.  He... Read More →



Wednesday October 25, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
BB&T Arena Room One 500 Louie B Nunn Dr Newport KY 41099

2:00pm

Big Data and IoT in Smart Cities
Data exchanges like Cincy Insights have already demonstrated the value of big data in smart planning.They allow us to make better real-time and long-term planning decisions. However, collecting usable data is not as easy as it may seem, and in fact, creating standards and interoperable protocols are required to enable scalability and usability of such portals.

Big Data and IoT can significantly optimize and replace existing systems and inefficiencies; however, if not planned properly, can significantly strain already alleviated budgets. Join a leadership workshop to explore success stories, challenges, and opportunities using IoT and Big Data in smart cities and businesses.

Moderators
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James Cabe

Sr Security Researcher, Fortinet
Fortinet

Speakers
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Brandon Crowley

Chief Data Officer, City of Cincinnati
Chief Data Officer, City of Cincinnati
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Karen R Jackson

Secretary of Technology, Commonwealth of Virginia
Karen Jackson serves as the Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth. Prior to her appointment, she served as the Commonwealth’s Deputy Secretary of Technology and Vice President of Broadband Programs for the Center for Innovative Technology. Ms. Jackson serves as a senior... Read More →
avatar for Rasib Khan

Rasib Khan

Asst. Professor, Dept of Computer Science, Northern Kentucky University
Rasib Khan, Ph.D., is a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity in the Department of Computer Science at Northern Kentucky University, USA. Dr. Khan completed his Ph.D. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA, in 2016. He completed his dual-MS degrees from Royal... Read More →
avatar for Tim Metzner

Tim Metzner

Co-founder and Partner, Differential
Tim Metzner is co-founder and Partner of Differential, a leading digital innovation studio. Tim is also a co-founder and member of the Board of Directors for OCEAN Accelerator and Unpolished, a not-profit organization with a mission to increase the presence of God in the marketplace... Read More →
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Nelson Vincent

CIO and VP for Information Technology, University of Cincinnati
Nelson Vincent leads the university’s enterprise technology organization and works with the university’s distributed IT organizations to achieve an optimal balance of standard and unique technologies and services. Vincent oversees the design and delivery of eLearning and research... Read More →



Wednesday October 25, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
BB&T Arena Room Two 500 Louie B Nunn Dr Newport KY 41099

2:00pm

Public Safety in Smart Cities
By 2050, 75 percent of world’s population will live in urban areas. The challenges this presents for law enforcement and other emergency responders is unprecedented. Smart cities provide new, effective tools to help with allocation of resources that proactively stop crime and reduce response times.

Moderators
avatar for Parag Joshi

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 →

Speakers
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Matthew Hammer

Lieutenant, Cincinnati Police Department
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Nicollette Staton

Analytics & Innovation Manager, City of Cincinnati, OH
Nicollette Staton is the Analytics & Innovation Manager for the City of Cincinnati’s Office of Performance & Data Analytics (OPDA) working to embed the office’s mission to use data analytics to deliver better, faster, and smarter services throughout city operations. Staton manages... Read More →
avatar for Chief Tom Synan

Chief Tom Synan

Chief of Police, Newtown Police Department
Mr. Synan’s wide experience has allowed him to have a unique look into the heroin crisis. Mr. Synan is a United States Marine Corps veteran and a 24-year police veteran with the Newtown Police Department. For the last 10 years as Police Chief and as a SWAT Team Leader veteran.In... Read More →
avatar for Mike Ward

Mike Ward

Chief of Police, City of Alexandria KY Police Department
Chief of Police



Wednesday October 25, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
BB&T Arena Venture Smarter Lounge 500 Louie B Nunn Dr Newport KY 41099

2:00pm

Smart Cities are Connected Cities
Building a smart city starts with connecting people, places, things and information. The Internet is becoming less of a want and more of a utility, a means to connect people with information and opportunities. How can we make Greater Cincinnati a more connected region? We have the opportunity to create a model for smart regional growth worldwide, in fact, that is exactly what appears to be happening.

Connected communities are smart cities on a smaller scale. From Lawrenceburg, Ind, to the city of Hamilton and on both shores of the Ohio River in Newport and Cincinnati, municipalities have begun deploying smart city solutions, but those solutions have applications in the private sector, as well.

Moderators
avatar for Zack Huhn

Zack Huhn

President, Venture Smarter

Speakers
avatar for Greg Dunn

Greg Dunn

Partner, Ice Miller LLP
Greg Dunn has represented telecommunication clients for more than 33 years, providing legal and strategic assistance to a variety of private and public clients.Greg has a comprehensive knowledge of both public utility and broadband issues. His clients include municipalities, The Ohio... Read More →
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Rob Scott

Director of Wireless Solutions, Cincinnati Bell
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Jamie Sullivan

Digital Infrastructure Lead, AT&T
I am focused on digital infrastructure, 5G and FirstNet as drivers for how cities will be smart. Sensor overlay networks for data analytics and organization will be critical to cities in order to succeed to enable citizens and drive economic growth.
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Michael Turner

Macquarie Capital - National Broadband Strategies



Wednesday October 25, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
BB&T Arena Room One 500 Louie B Nunn Dr Newport KY 41099

2:00pm

Smart Cities are Healthy Cities
Data collection is the prescription for a healthier population in smart cities. This applies to monitoring the quality of our water and air, as well as the overall health of individuals and the region’s population. Putting this data to use allows us to react better and stay more prepared. Improved quality of life and extended life expectancy are natural outcomes for residents of smart cities.

Moderators
avatar for Jason Miller

Jason Miller

Director, Digital Services, Centric Consulting
Ask me about Digital Strategy, Customer Experience and Design, Marketing Automation and Digital InnovationJason leads the Digital consulting practice, one of Centric’s fastest growing service offerings. Jason is passionate about re-imagining the customer experience around digital touch points, accelerating digital transformation and helping clients understand and respond to digital disruption.Jason has... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Craig Brammer

Craig Brammer

CEO, The Health Collaborative
PC

Prasad Chalasani

Attending, MedTech MD Inc
MedTech MD
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Ashel Kruetzkamp

Nurse Manager, Edgewood Emergency Department Office
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Ami Shah

CEO and Founder, Face2Face Health
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Leigh Tami

Chief Performance Officer, City of Cincinnati
Chief Performance Officer, City of Cincinnati



Wednesday October 25, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
BB&T Arena Room Three 500 Louie B Nunn Dr Newport KY 41099

3:00pm

Blockchain and Tech Disrupting Financial Markets
Blockchain and cryptocurrency, crowdfunding and digital platforms, and other connected mediums are disrupting financial markets and trends. Join a leadership workshop session to explore how these digital transformations will reshape our cities, regions, and industries.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Marvin Abrinica

Marvin Abrinica

Founder CEO, Wunderfund
Marvin is an entrepreneur, public speaker, & advisor to many companies. He is the CEO of Wunderfund, an equity crowdfunding portal in Silicon Prairie that helps startups from breweries to tech raise capital. He also founded Thrivera, a brand agency that helps companies tell great... Read More →
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Joseph Barisonzi Barisonzi

Founder CEO, Apicista
I have a passio for revitalizing communities through the demoncratization of private capital. Through my sftware company I have been part of over 160 deployment of digitl platforms which solict, sell and service privte and exempt securities. This whitelabeled paltform is expanding... Read More →
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David Crown

Partner, The digit Group inc & Harbinger Alpha Capital Partners
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Michael Hiles

Director, 10XTS
Michael Hiles (aka “HilesFiles”) is CEO/Founder 10XTS. He is a digital 10native with 25+ years of software engineering, data, and information architecture experience with enterprise systems. As a senior exec with cross-over experience in multiple subsectors and industry segments... Read More →



Wednesday October 25, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
BB&T Arena Venture Smarter Lounge 500 Louie B Nunn Dr Newport KY 41099

3:00pm

Cyber Security in Smart Cities
In 2016, there were 1.6 billion connected devices in smart cities. By 2025, there could be more than 52 billion connected devices that can create better outcomes for emergency response units and law enforcement as well as residents and businesses. However, each one an opportunity to be exploited by malicious actors across sectors, if not planned for properly.

Cyber and cyber-physical security experts in government, business, and academia will explore success stories, challenges, failures, and opportunities in cybersecurity related to building smart and connected cities and communities. 

Moderators
avatar for Mitch Kominsky

Mitch Kominsky

Co Founder, Venture Smarter

Speakers
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Greg Akers

CTO for Cisco Systems Security and Trust Organization, Cisco Security and Trust
Greg Akers is the Senior Vice President of Advanced Security Initiatives and Chief Technology Officer within the Security and Trust Organization (STO) at Cisco.  With more than two decades of executive experience, Akers brings a wide range of technical and security knowledge to his... Read More →
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Richard Harknett

Head, Dept. of Political Science, University of Cincinnati
Professor Harknett has been publishing on national cyber security strategy for over 20 years. He recently returned to Cincinnati after 6 months at Oxford University serving as Fulbright Professor in Cyber Studies and a prior 8 months as scholar-in-residence at US Cyber Command. He... Read More →
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Mark Schnitter

Senior Manager, Centric Consulting
Mark is a Senior Manager with Centric Consulting in our Cincinnati office. He has over 25 years of experience spanning multiple industries utilizing various disciplines. Mark’s experience includes infrastructure, security, Smart Grid, application architecture, and project management. Highlights Infrastructure... Read More →
avatar for James Walden

James Walden

Professor and Director, Center for Information Security at NKU
I am Professor of Computer Science and Director of NKU's Center for Information Security. As Director, I am responsible for NKU's cybersecurity curriculum and outreach efforts. I enjoy teaching a variety of cybersecurity courses, including Securing Computer Systems and Advanced Cybersecurity... Read More →



Wednesday October 25, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
BB&T Arena Room One 500 Louie B Nunn Dr Newport KY 41099

3:00pm

Smart Cities are Mobile Cities
Improvements to our existing physical transportation infrastructure are necessary to accommodate population growth and business needs. But mobility is about more than getting from place to place; it’s about providing access to education and job training, advancing careers and growing businesses. Smart Mobility is about improving access and outcomes for people.

Moderators
avatar for Zack Huhn

Zack Huhn

President, Venture Smarter

Speakers
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Mike Doenges

IOT /Transportation Specialist, Cisco
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Wade Johnston

Green Umbrella Foundation
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Jiaqui Ma

University of Cincinnati
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Mark Samaan

Data Manager and Board Member, The Better Bus Coalition
Mark Samaan is the Data Manager and an executive board member of the Better Bus Coalition and handles all analysis, data collection, and planning related to the improvement of transit in Greater Cincinnati.  He is a graduate student at the University of Cincinnati in the Masters... Read More →



Wednesday October 25, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
BB&T Arena Room Two 500 Louie B Nunn Dr Newport KY 41099

3:00pm

Smart Cities are Sustainable Cities
Explore how IoT, data, cultural trends, and advanced technologies are helping build smart and sustainable cities and regions in a leadership workshop.

Moderators
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Mike Murphy

Vice President, Centric Consulting
Mike is a Vice President with Centric Consulting, LLC and serves as a co-lead for Centric’s Energy & Utilities national practice. Mike has been a management and information technology consultant to the utility industry for over 25 years. In recent years, he’s worked with utilities... Read More →

Speakers
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Pravin Bhiwapurkar

Assistant Professor, School of Architecture and Interior Design at UC
Dr. Pravin Bhiwapurkar is an assistant professor in the School of Architecture and Interior Design at the University of Cincinnati. His research lies at the intersection of urban climate change, urban morphology and urban building energy use. In particular, he investigates how urban... Read More →
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Lauren Gersbach

Sustainability Coordinator, City of Hamilton
The City of Hamilton
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Oliver Kroner

Sustainability Coordinator, City of Cincinnati, OH
Oliver Kroner is the Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Cincinnati, where he works with city government and community members to identify and implement strategies to prepare the City for the future.  He is responsible for advancing and tracking the sustainability and resiliency... Read More →
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Sue Magness

Recycling Manager/City of Cincinnati, City of Cincinnati
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Tim Raffio

Director of Engineering, JadeTrack
Tim Raffio is the Director of Engineering at JadeTrack.  Leveraging his experience in energy auditing, and alternative energy technologies, Tim now works with customers to empower their sustainability programs through data driven decision making.



Wednesday October 25, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
BB&T Arena Room Three 500 Louie B Nunn Dr Newport KY 41099

4:00pm

Closing Reception and Networking Happy Hour
All Access Ticket Holders and Invited Guests are welcome to join for a closing reception and networking happy hour in the Venture Smarter Lounge.  Co-hosts Zack Huhn and Jon Salisbury will present the Leadership Awards and take us back in time, sharing the story of how this all got started.


Wednesday October 25, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
BB&T Arena Venture Smarter Lounge 500 Louie B Nunn Dr Newport KY 41099

4:30pm

Drone Winners Announced
Wednesday October 25, 2017 4:30pm - 4:45pm
BB&T Arena - Main Arena 500 Louie B Nunn Dr Newport KY 41099