MEET OUR 2016 SPEAKERS

  Nigel Jacob   Co-founder, New Urban Mechanics

Nigel Jacob

Co-founder, New Urban Mechanics

  Blair Levin   Fellow, Brookings Institute

Blair Levin

Fellow, Brookings Institute

  Angela Siefer   Director, National Digital Inclusion Alliance

Angela Siefer

Director, National Digital Inclusion Alliance

  Heather Burnett Gold   President and CEO, Fiber to the Home Council

Heather Burnett Gold

President and CEO, Fiber to the Home Council

  Paul Barham   Captain, Code for KC

Paul Barham

Captain, Code for KC

  Tony Luppino   Law Professor, UMKC

Tony Luppino

Law Professor, UMKC

  Gary Williams   Interim City Manager, Carbonadale, IL

Gary Williams

Interim City Manager, Carbonadale, IL

  Michael Liimatta   ConnectHome

Michael Liimatta

ConnectHome

  Bob Bennett   CIO, City of Kansas City, MO

Bob Bennett

CIO, City of Kansas City, MO

  Linda Jones   Community Tech Advocate, City of Raleigh

Linda Jones

Community Tech Advocate, City of Raleigh

  Sheri Gonzales Warren   KC Rising

Sheri Gonzales Warren

KC Rising

  Leana Mayzlina   Digital Inclusion Manager, NTEN

Leana Mayzlina

Digital Inclusion Manager, NTEN

  Clarence Tan   Co-Founder, Edcoda

Clarence Tan

Co-Founder, Edcoda

  Bill Hulterstrom   President & CEO, United Way of Utah County

Bill Hulterstrom

President & CEO, United Way of Utah County

  Leigh Anne Taylor Knight   Founding Director, The Debruce Foundation

Leigh Anne Taylor Knight

Founding Director, The Debruce Foundation

  Sean Harrington   COO, Sensity

Sean Harrington

COO, Sensity

  Jim Loter   Dir of Digital Engagement, City of Seattle

Jim Loter

Dir of Digital Engagement, City of Seattle

  Kelly Carnago   City Manager, Google Fiber (KC)

Kelly Carnago

City Manager, Google Fiber (KC)

  Jason Harper   Barkley, Code for KC

Jason Harper

Barkley, Code for KC

  Blake Miller   Think Big Partners

Blake Miller

Think Big Partners

  Eric Roche   Chief Data Officer, City of Kansas City, MO

Eric Roche

Chief Data Officer, City of Kansas City, MO

  Yinhai Wang   University of Washington

Yinhai Wang

University of Washington

  Matt Foreman   AT&T Smart Cities

Matt Foreman

AT&T Smart Cities

  Luis Rodriguez   Ultimaker

Luis Rodriguez

Ultimaker

  Peter Hirshberg   Co-founder and Chair, Gray Area Art and Technology Theater

Peter Hirshberg

Co-founder and Chair, Gray Area Art and Technology Theater

  Eric Freedman    Dean,   James L. Knight School of Communication at Queens University of Charlotte

Eric Freedman

Dean, James L. Knight School of Communication at Queens University of Charlotte

  Colin Rhinesmith   Assistant Professor of Library & Information Science, University of Oklahoma   

Colin Rhinesmith

Assistant Professor of Library & Information Science, University of Oklahoma

 

  Mike Burke    Mayors' Bistate Innovation Team of Kansas City, MO

Mike Burke 

Mayors' Bistate Innovation Team of Kansas City, MO

  Aaron Deacon   Managing Director, KC Digital Drive

Aaron Deacon

Managing Director, KC Digital Drive

  Jennifer Clark   Director of Urban Innovation, Georgia Tech

Jennifer Clark

Director of Urban Innovation, Georgia Tech

  Nishal Mohan   Community Manager, US Ignite

Nishal Mohan

Community Manager, US Ignite

  Elizabeth Lindsey   ByteBack

Elizabeth Lindsey

ByteBack

  Richard Culatta   CIO, State of Rhode Island

Richard Culatta

CIO, State of Rhode Island

  Rich Leadbetter   Global Manager, ESRI

Rich Leadbetter

Global Manager, ESRI

  Ben Levine   MetroLab Network

Ben Levine

MetroLab Network

  Kate Garman    Innovation Analyst, City of Kansas City, MO

Kate Garman

Innovation Analyst, City of Kansas City, MO

  Kami Griffiths   Co-Founder, Community Technology Network

Kami Griffiths

Co-Founder, Community Technology Network

  Ted Smith   Chief Innovation Officer, City of Louisville

Ted Smith

Chief Innovation Officer, City of Louisville

  Bill Wallace   CEO, US Ignite

Bill Wallace

CEO, US Ignite

  Carrie Coogan   Kansas City Public Library

Carrie Coogan

Kansas City Public Library

  Kari Keefe   Think Big Partners

Kari Keefe

Think Big Partners

  Luke Norris   PayIt

Luke Norris

PayIt

  Tony Singer   Sprint

Tony Singer

Sprint

  John Thomson   PayIt

John Thomson

PayIt

  Rick Usher   Asst City Manager, City of Kansas City, Mo.

Rick Usher

Asst City Manager, City of Kansas City, Mo.

  Evan Absher   Kauffman Foundation

Evan Absher

Kauffman Foundation

  Randi Mason   Invest Atlanta

Randi Mason

Invest Atlanta

  Ryan Weber   President, KCnext

Ryan Weber

President, KCnext

   Kevin Honomichl      President, BHC RHODES

Kevin Honomichl

President, BHC RHODES

  Deb Socia   Executive Director, Next Century Cities

Deb Socia

Executive Director, Next Century Cities

  Rick Freeman   GM of Intelligent Cities, GE

Rick Freeman

GM of Intelligent Cities, GE

  Craig Settles   Industry Analyst, Broadband Strategist

Craig Settles

Industry Analyst, Broadband
Strategist

  Jim Baller   President, Baller Stokes & Lide PC

Jim Baller

President, Baller Stokes & Lide PC

  Maria Meyers   Executive Director, SourceLink

Maria Meyers

Executive Director, SourceLink

  Connie Yowell   CEO, Collective Shift

Connie Yowell

CEO, Collective Shift

  Julia Pulidindi   Advantage Engineers

Julia Pulidindi

Advantage Engineers

  Michael Schirling   BTV Ignite

Michael Schirling

BTV Ignite

  Matthew Marcus   KC Startup Village

Matthew Marcus

KC Startup Village

  Nole Walkingshaw   Office of Civic Engagement, Salt Lake City

Nole Walkingshaw

Office of Civic Engagement, Salt Lake City

  James Epp   Board of Public Utilities, Kansas City, KS

James Epp

Board of Public Utilities, Kansas City, KS

  Julie Lorenz   Strategist, Burns & McDonnell

Julie Lorenz

Strategist, Burns & McDonnell

  Fred Ellermeier   VP of Smart Integrated Infrastructure, Black & Veatch

Fred Ellermeier

VP of Smart Integrated Infrastructure, Black & Veatch

  Brice Jensen   Physics Teacher, Winnetonka High School

Brice Jensen

Physics Teacher, Winnetonka High School

  Mike Brown   President, The Brainzooming Group

Mike Brown

President, The Brainzooming Group

  Jeanne Eicks   Vermont Law School

Jeanne Eicks

Vermont Law School

  Sammy Lowdermilk   Tech Goes Home

Sammy Lowdermilk

Tech Goes Home

  Pam O'Connor   City Council, Santa Monica, CA

Pam O'Connor

City Council, Santa Monica, CA

  Alan Fitzpatrick   Co-founder, Charlotte Hearts Gigabit

Alan Fitzpatrick

Co-founder, Charlotte Hearts Gigabit

  DeAnna Soukup   Lee's Summit School District

DeAnna Soukup

Lee's Summit School District

  John Vandewalle   LumenTouch

John Vandewalle

LumenTouch

  David Sandel   Sandel & Associates

David Sandel

Sandel & Associates

  Katie Boody   Founder, The Lean Lab

Katie Boody

Founder, The Lean Lab

  Cliff Thomas   Managing Director, Cisco

Cliff Thomas

Managing Director, Cisco

  Lev Gonick    Co-founder and CEO,   OneCommunity

Lev Gonick

Co-founder and CEO, OneCommunity

  Joe Reardon   President/CEO, KC Chamber of Commerce

Joe Reardon

President/CEO, KC Chamber of Commerce

  Ken Hays   President and CEO, Chattanooga Enterprise Center

Ken Hays

President and CEO, Chattanooga Enterprise Center

  Anne Schwieger   Digital Equity Advocate, City of Boston

Anne Schwieger

Digital Equity Advocate, City of Boston

  Daniel Green   Cloudera

Daniel Green

Cloudera

  Mary Beth Henry   City of Portland

Mary Beth Henry

City of Portland

  Tom Esselman   CEO, Connecting for Good

Tom Esselman

CEO, Connecting for Good

  Debbie Acosta   CIO, City of San Leandro

Debbie Acosta

CIO, City of San Leandro

  Michael Baskin   Policy Director, Mayor's Office, City of Chattanooga

Michael Baskin

Policy Director, Mayor's Office, City of Chattanooga

  Sonja Marziano   Smart Chicago Collaborative, CUTGroup Collective

Sonja Marziano

Smart Chicago Collaborative, CUTGroup Collective

  Herb Sih   Think Big Partners

Herb Sih

Think Big Partners

  Brett Goldstein   Senior Fellow, Univesity of Chicago

Brett Goldstein

Senior Fellow, Univesity of Chicago

  Virgil Turner   Director of Innovation and Citizen Engagement, Montrose, CO

Virgil Turner

Director of Innovation and Citizen Engagement, Montrose, CO

  Rebecca Stavick   Executive Director, Do Space, Omaha

Rebecca Stavick

Executive Director, Do Space, Omaha

  Brett Deichler   311 Director, Kansas City, KS

Brett Deichler

311 Director, Kansas City, KS

  Anne Callenbach   Polsinelli

Anne Callenbach

Polsinelli

  Lindsey Frost   Mozilla

Lindsey Frost

Mozilla

  Torri Martin   Fiber Services Team, City of Atlanta

Torri Martin

Fiber Services Team, City of Atlanta

  Ellen Suni   Dean, UMKC Law School

Ellen Suni

Dean, UMKC Law School

  Janice Wait   Mozilla

Janice Wait

Mozilla

  Kelly McCarthy   Tech Goes Homes Chattanooga

Kelly McCarthy

Tech Goes Homes Chattanooga

  Yiaway Yeh   Google Fiber

Yiaway Yeh

Google Fiber