MEET OUR 2018 SPEAKERS

Deborah Acosta   CIO, City of San Leandro, CA

Deborah Acosta

CIO, City of San Leandro, CA

Michael Boehm   Mayor, City of Lenexa, KS

Michael Boehm

Mayor, City of Lenexa, KS

Alison Brooks   Director, Smart Cities & Public Safety, IDC

Alison Brooks

Director, Smart Cities & Public Safety, IDC

Deb Socia   Executive Director, Next Century Cities

Deb Socia

Executive Director, Next Century Cities

Jeffrey Beeson   Product Marketing Manager, KCP&L

Jeffrey Beeson

Product Marketing Manager, KCP&L

Elizabeth Reynoso   Associate Director, Living Cities

Elizabeth Reynoso

Associate Director, Living Cities

John Fitzpatrick   Consultant and Community Health Strategist, KC Digital Drive

John Fitzpatrick

Consultant and Community Health Strategist, KC Digital Drive

David Young   Fiber Infrastructure Manager, City of Lincoln, NE

David Young

Fiber Infrastructure Manager, City of Lincoln, NE

Jeffrey Gavlinksi   CEO, Mountain Connect & Great Lakes Connect

Jeffrey Gavlinksi

CEO, Mountain Connect & Great Lakes Connect

Ken Hays   President, The Enterprise Center

Ken Hays

President, The Enterprise Center

Tianca Crocker   Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina Charlotte, NC

Tianca Crocker

Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina Charlotte, NC

Matthew Marcus   Director of Engagement, Kansas City Startup Foundation

Matthew Marcus

Director of Engagement, Kansas City Startup Foundation

Janice Wait   Portfolio Manager, Mozilla Foundation

Janice Wait

Portfolio Manager, Mozilla Foundation

Kate Bender   Senior Management Analyst, Office of Performance Management, City of Kansas City, MO

Kate Bender

Senior Management Analyst, Office of Performance Management, City of Kansas City, MO

Josh Gonzalez   Director, Connected Car Optimization, Innovation, Avis Budget Group

Josh Gonzalez

Director, Connected Car Optimization, Innovation, Avis Budget Group

Dennis Leonard   President, AL-VITA LLC

Dennis Leonard

President, AL-VITA LLC

Paul Pishal   Sales Director - Connected Communities, Black & Veatch

Paul Pishal

Sales Director - Connected Communities, Black & Veatch

Scott Turnbull   National Technology Leader, US Ignite

Scott Turnbull

National Technology Leader, US Ignite

Tim Stock   Partner, scenarioDNA

Tim Stock

Partner, scenarioDNA

Sly James   Mayor, City of Kansas City, MO

Sly James

Mayor, City of Kansas City, MO

Bill Wallace   CEO, US Ignite

Bill Wallace

CEO, US Ignite

Bob Bennett   CIO, City of Kansas City, MO

Bob Bennett

CIO, City of Kansas City, MO

John Horrigan   Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute

John Horrigan

Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute

Brent Schondelmeyer   Deputy Director of Community Engagement, Local Investment Commission

Brent Schondelmeyer

Deputy Director of Community Engagement, Local Investment Commission

Doug Hohulin   Head of Strategic Sales, Nokia

Doug Hohulin

Head of Strategic Sales, Nokia

Jerome Williams   Research Analyst, Kansas City Public Schools

Jerome Williams

Research Analyst, Kansas City Public Schools

John Vandewalle   CEO, Lumen Touch

John Vandewalle

CEO, Lumen Touch

Leslie Scott   Founder, Do Good Do Well, LLC

Leslie Scott

Founder, Do Good Do Well, LLC

Mitsi Herrera   Cable Communications Administrator, Montgomery County Office of Cable and Communication Services

Mitsi Herrera

Cable Communications Administrator, Montgomery County Office of Cable and Communication Services

Tim Sylvester   President, Integrated Roadways

Tim Sylvester

President, Integrated Roadways

Nick Edwards   Assistant City Manager, City of Lee's Summit

Nick Edwards

Assistant City Manager, City of Lee's Summit

Chris Brown   Founder, Attorney, Venture Legal

Chris Brown

Founder, Attorney, Venture Legal

Stephen Hardy   CEO, mySidewalk

Stephen Hardy

CEO, mySidewalk

Mike Mainthow   CMO, Smart City Media

Mike Mainthow

CMO, Smart City Media

Art Smith   Teacher and Lead Designer, Liberty Academy

Art Smith

Teacher and Lead Designer, Liberty Academy

Jonathan Wagner   Founder & CEO, Big Bang

Jonathan Wagner

Founder & CEO, Big Bang

Daniel Friesen   Mayor, City of Buhler, KS

Daniel Friesen

Mayor, City of Buhler, KS

David Alvey   Mayor & CEO, Unified Government of Wyandotte County, Kansas City, KS

David Alvey

Mayor & CEO, Unified Government of Wyandotte County, Kansas City, KS

Chelsea Collier   Founder & Editor at Large, Digi.City | Smart Cities Connect

Chelsea Collier

Founder & Editor at Large, Digi.City | Smart Cities Connect

Alan Howze   Chief Knowledge Officer, Unified Government of Kansas City, KS

Alan Howze

Chief Knowledge Officer, Unified Government of Kansas City, KS

Dorothy Baunach   Chief Executive, DigitalC

Dorothy Baunach

Chief Executive, DigitalC

Dennis Murphey   Chief Environmental, City of Kansas City, MO

Dennis Murphey

Chief Environmental, City of Kansas City, MO

Jim Hubbell   Principal Planner, Mid-America Regional Council

Jim Hubbell

Principal Planner, Mid-America Regional Council

Tyler Means   Innovative Services Manager, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority

Tyler Means

Innovative Services Manager, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority

Phil Glynn   President, Travois

Phil Glynn

President, Travois

Mike Burke   Principal, KC Hotel Developers

Mike Burke

Principal, KC Hotel Developers

Kari Keefe   Executive Director, KC Social Innovation Center

Kari Keefe

Executive Director, KC Social Innovation Center

Blake Miller   CEO, Homebase

Blake Miller

CEO, Homebase

Aaron Deacon   Managing Director, KC Digital Drive

Aaron Deacon

Managing Director, KC Digital Drive

Michael Faloon   Chief Strategy Officer, Neighborly

Michael Faloon

Chief Strategy Officer, Neighborly

Kate Hodel   Special Projects, KCSourceLink

Kate Hodel

Special Projects, KCSourceLink

Sarah Martin   Deputy Director, Kansas City, Missouri Health Departmen

Sarah Martin

Deputy Director, Kansas City, Missouri Health Departmen

Herb Sih   Co-Founder, Managing Partner, Think Big Partners

Herb Sih

Co-Founder, Managing Partner, Think Big Partners

Blair Levin   Fellow, Brookings Institute Metropolitan Policy Project

Blair Levin

Fellow, Brookings Institute Metropolitan Policy Project

Pauline Cutter   Mayor, City of San Leandro, CA

Pauline Cutter

Mayor, City of San Leandro, CA

Susan Norris   Senior Consultant & Practice Lead, ECCO Select

Susan Norris

Senior Consultant & Practice Lead, ECCO Select

Nick Bowden   Model Lab, Sidewalk Labs

Nick Bowden

Model Lab, Sidewalk Labs

Alan Tilles   General Counsel, Government Wireless Technology & Communications Association

Alan Tilles

General Counsel, Government Wireless Technology & Communications Association

Christopher Mitchell   Director, Community Broadband Networks, Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Christopher Mitchell

Director, Community Broadband Networks, Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Dominique Davison   CEO, PlanIT Impact

Dominique Davison

CEO, PlanIT Impact

Evan Absher   Senior Program Officer, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Evan Absher

Senior Program Officer, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Joe Colistra   Associate Professor, University of Kansas

Joe Colistra

Associate Professor, University of Kansas

Julie Leach   Technology & Curriculum Instructional Coach, Kansas City KS Public Schools

Julie Leach

Technology & Curriculum Instructional Coach, Kansas City KS Public Schools

Mark Erickson   City Administrator, Economic Developer,  Cities of Lakefield and Winthrop, MN

Mark Erickson

City Administrator, Economic Developer,

Cities of Lakefield and Winthrop, MN

Stanley Adams   Director of Broadband Development, Kansas Department of Commerce

Stanley Adams

Director of Broadband Development, Kansas Department of Commerce

Matt Delcambre   Director, Center for Business and Information Technologies (CBIT), Informatics Research Institute (IRI) University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Matt Delcambre

Director, Center for Business and Information Technologies (CBIT), Informatics Research Institute (IRI) University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Phil Glynn   President, Travois

Phil Glynn

President, Travois

Neil Kleiman   MS Program Director, Clinical Assistant Professor, NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress

Neil Kleiman

MS Program Director, Clinical Assistant Professor, NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress

Luke Norris   Managing Director, OpenCities

Luke Norris

Managing Director, OpenCities

Bobby Thompson   Head of Project Engineering, Xaqt

Bobby Thompson

Head of Project Engineering, Xaqt