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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

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
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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 →
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

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 →
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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

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 →
avatar for Joseph Barisonzi Barisonzi

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 →
DC

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