Roundtable discussions will tackle regions' most urgent issues at the Smart Regions Conference

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Defeating the heroin and opiate epidemic, ending childhood poverty and homelessness, defeating the digital divide, and focusing on clean water and clean air might not be what you think about when you hear "smart cities," but we refuse to ignore our region's most pressing issues and these will be key topics of featured roundtable discussions at the Smart Regions Conference at BB&T Arena on Wednesday, October 25th just minutes outside of downtown Cincinnati. The roundtables will happen in the morning following the welcome and keynote speakers. The afternoon panels will focus on Smart City technologies and topics including autonomous transportation, dynamic public transit, energy and sustainability, and cyber-security.

The City of Cincinnati, The City of Hamilton, and the Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Governments will all present their efforts relating to Regional Smart Cities Initiatives. Karen Jackson, Secretary of Technology at the Commonwealth of Virginia will also give remarks on building smart states focused on connectivity, mobility, and resilience.

Anil Menon (Cisco Global President, Smart+ Connected Communities,) Hardik Bhatt (Amazon Global Lead, Smart Cities,) and other global leaders will be speaking, participating, and attending.


10:45 AM - Defeating the Heroin and Opiate Epidemic

  • Tom Synan
  • Jennifer Brown
  • Ashel Kreutzkamp
  • Prasad Chalasani
  • Kelly Polpilio
  • Zack Huhn

10:45 AM - Ending childhood poverty and homelessness, and defeating the digital divide

  • Josh Spring
  • Sarah Trimble-Oliver
  • Russ Middleton
  • Michael Beck
  • James Canfield

10:45 AM - Clean Water and Clean Air

  • Katrina Ekard
  • Maria Dayton
  • Sudhir Kshirsagar
  • and more!
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