2016 SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

2015 SPEAKERS:

  Will Barkis    Gigabit Developer Evangelist   Orange Telecom

Will Barkis 

Gigabit Developer Evangelist

Orange Telecom

  Boyd Cohen   Researcher and Professor of Entrepreneurship, Sustainability and Smart Cities   Universidad del Desarollo, Santiago, Chile

Boyd Cohen

Researcher and Professor of Entrepreneurship, Sustainability and Smart Cities

Universidad del Desarollo, Santiago, Chile

   
  
 
  
    
  
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     Bill Wallace   Executive Director   US Ignite

Bill Wallace

Executive Director

US Ignite

  Drew Solomon    Coordinator, Entrepreneurship & Industry Initiatives    Economic Development Council of Kansas City, MO / LaunchKC

Drew Solomon

Coordinator, Entrepreneurship & Industry Initiatives

Economic Development Council of Kansas City, MO / LaunchKC

  Sly James   Mayor   Kansas City, MO

Sly James

Mayor

Kansas City, MO

  Michael Liimatta   President   Connecting for Good

Michael Liimatta

President

Connecting for Good

  David Warm   Executive Director   Mid-America Regional Counci l

David Warm

Executive Director

Mid-America Regional Council

  Herb Sih   Managing Partner   Think Big Ventures

Herb Sih

Managing Partner

Think Big Ventures

  Alan Fitzpatrick   Co-founder   Charlotte Hearts Gigabit

Alan Fitzpatrick

Co-founder

Charlotte Hearts Gigabit

  Jessica Thesing   Economic Development Division   Salt Lake City Utah

Jessica Thesing

Economic Development
Division

Salt Lake City Utah

  Erin Mote   Co-founder   Brooklyn Lab School

Erin Mote

Co-founder

Brooklyn Lab School

   Catherine Bracy      Director, Community Organizing     Code for America

Catherine Bracy 

Director, Community Organizing 

Code for America

  Rick Usher    Assistant City Manager    Kansas City, Missouri

Rick Usher

Assistant City Manager

Kansas City, Missouri

  Lev Gonick    Co-founder and CEO      OneCommunity

Lev Gonick

Co-founder and CEO 

OneCommunity

  Mark Holland   Mayor   Kansas City, KS

Mark Holland

Mayor

Kansas City, KS

   Cheptoo Kositany-Buckner    Deputy Director   Kansas City (MO) Public Library

Cheptoo Kositany-Buckner

Deputy Director

Kansas City (MO) Public Library

  Jase Wilson    CEO   Neighbor.ly

Jase Wilson 

CEO

Neighbor.ly

  Deb Socia   Executive Director   Next Century Cities

Deb Socia

Executive Director

Next Century Cities

  Joe Reardon   Former Mayor of Kansas CIty, KS and Attorney   McAnany VanCleave & Phillips

Joe Reardon

Former Mayor of Kansas CIty, KS and Attorney

McAnany VanCleave & Phillips

  Daniel X. O'Neil   Executive Director   Smart Chicago Collaborative

Daniel X. O'Neil

Executive Director

Smart Chicago Collaborative

  Craig Settles   Industry Analyst, Broadband Strategist

Craig Settles

Industry Analyst, Broadband
Strategist

  Heather Burnett Gold   President and CEO   Fiber to the Home Council

Heather Burnett Gold

President and CEO

Fiber to the Home Council

  Mike Brown    Founder   The Brainzooming Group   

Mike Brown 

Founder

The Brainzooming Group
 

  Ray Daniels    Mayors' Bistate Innovations Team     Kansas City, KS

Ray Daniels

Mayors' Bistate Innovations Team

Kansas City, KS

  Rondella Hawkins   Telecommunication & Regulatory Affairs Officer   City of Austin, TX

Rondella Hawkins

Telecommunication & Regulatory Affairs Officer

City of Austin, TX

   Bradley Holt     Developer Advocate    IBM Cloudant

Bradley Holt

Developer Advocate

IBM Cloudant

  Chris Lawrence   Senior Director of Mentor Community   Mozilla

Chris Lawrence

Senior Director of Mentor Community

Mozilla

  Margaret May   Executive Director   Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council

Margaret May

Executive Director

Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council

  Yiawey Yeh   Chief Innovation Officer   Nashville, TN

Yiawey Yeh

Chief Innovation Officer

Nashville, TN

  David Sandel   President   Sandel & Associates

David Sandel

President

Sandel & Associates

  Jill Szuchmacher   Director of Expansion   Google Fiber

Jill Szuchmacher

Director of Expansion

Google Fiber

  Jim Baller   Attorney   Baller Herbst

Jim Baller

Attorney

Baller Herbst

  Mike Burke     Mayors' Bistate Innovations Team     Kansas City, MO

Mike Burke 

Mayors' Bistate Innovations Team

Kansas City, MO

   Aaron Deacon    Managing Director   KC Digital Drive

Aaron Deacon

Managing Director

KC Digital Drive

  Ken Hays   President and CEO   Chattanooga Enterprise Center

Ken Hays

President and CEO

Chattanooga Enterprise Center

  Andy Huckaba   President   Huckaba & Assoc

Andy Huckaba

President

Huckaba & Assoc

  Blair Levin     Metropolitan Policy Program Fellow    The Brookings Institute

Blair Levin 

Metropolitan Policy Program Fellow

The Brookings Institute

  Susan Crawford   Author of  The   Responsive City  and Professor   Harvard Law School

Susan Crawford

Author of The Responsive City and Professor

Harvard Law School

Glenn Ricart

Founder and CTO

U.S. Ignite

  Richard Culatta   Director of Ed Tech   US Dept. of Education

Richard Culatta

Director of Ed Tech

US Dept. of Education

  Michael Curri   Founder   Strategic Networks Group

Michael Curri

Founder

Strategic Networks Group

  Michael Grover   Executive Director, Government Affairs   Cox Communications

Michael Grover

Executive Director,
Government Affairs

Cox Communications