Roundtable discussions will tackle regions' most urgent issues at the Smart Regions Conference
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.
Over the last century, the global per capita rate of water use has doubled, leading the United Nations to project that the demand for water will exceed supply as early as 2025. Thankfully, there’s an abundance of opportunity to combat this problem by leveraging smart technologies, policies and strategies.
Venture Smarter invites you to build the future with leaders from across the United States at 2018 Smart Regions Conference! The one and a half day conference will feature Ted-style speakers, power panels, Shark Tank style pitch presentations, thoughtful networking, and much more.
The Second Annual Smart Regions Conference will bring together leaders from all levels of government and across industry sectors to accelerate the development of smart cities, regions, and industries.
Join venture capitalists, private equity groups, enterprise innovation groups, institutional accelerators, commercialization programs, startups and more public and private sector stakeholders in exploring firsthand the advanced technologies and emerging innovations moving the smart cities market forward.
MORPC has long been a part of the Smart Regions Initiative and as an association of cities, villages, townships, counties and regional organizations serving Central Ohio, they take pride in bringing communities of all sizes and interests together to collaborate on best practices and plan for the future of its growing region.
We are excited to announce that the Second Annual Smart Regions Conference will take place at The Hyatt Regency Downtown Columbus, just steps away from The Ohio State University and conveniently located only a few minutes from the John Glenn Columbus International Airport.
Has your government agency, business, or organization been crafting success stories across cities and regions by leveraging smart technologies, policies, and strategies? Is your group interested in creating new or accelerating existing smart cities projects?
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!