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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


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.

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Zack Huhn

President, Venture Smarter

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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 →
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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 →
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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


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.

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Zack Huhn

President, Venture Smarter

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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 →

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.

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


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. 

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Mitch Kominsky

Co Founder, Venture Smarter

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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 →
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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