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