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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
 

9:10am

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

Speakers
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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
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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 →



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
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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
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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
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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.

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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