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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


Resilient Infrastructure and IoT for Smart Cities and Disaster Relief
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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 →

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Katrina Eckard

CEO, WEL Enterprise
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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 →
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Dr Sudhir Kshirsagar

President, Global Quality Corp./HydroTrek
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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 →
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Chris Rezendes

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


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.


James Cabe

Sr Security Researcher, Fortinet


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 →
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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 →
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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 →

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


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.

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Zack Huhn

President, Venture Smarter


Mike Doenges

IOT /Transportation Specialist, Cisco

Wade Johnston

Green Umbrella Foundation

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