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

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 Council

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