Sneak Peek! Smart Regions Conference and IoT Showcase: Phase 3 Announcements

Wow! We are two weeks away from the Smart Regions Conference and IoT Showcase at BB&T Arena only minutes outside of Cincinnati, OH. On Wednesday, October 25th, government, industry, academic, and community leaders will join forces at the largest smart cities leadership gathering in the Midwest.

Phase 3 Announcements - Wednesday, October 11th (sneak peek below)
Phase 4 Announcements - Wednesday, October 18th (program guide, event and venue maps, final agenda, live stream details, etc...)

Tuesday, October 24th - Media and Sponsors Dinner

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Wednesday, October 25th - Event Day
Morning - speakers, presentations
Afternoon - awards, workshops, and expo
Also - drone racing, IoT Showcase, and IoT Gig & Co-Op Fair

Featured speakers include:

  • Anil Menon (Cisco, Global President of Smart+ Connected Communities)
  • Karen Jackson (Commonwealth of Virginia, Technology Secretary)
  • Mark Policinski (Ohio Kentucky Indiana Council of Governments, CEO)
  • Zack Huhn (Venture Smarter, Founder)
  • Wendy Lea (Cintrifuse, CEO)
  • Patrick Limbach (University of Cincinnati, VP of Research)
  • Jill Henry (Northern Kentucky University, Executive Director, College of Informatics)
  • Local and Regional Officials (Announced 10/11)

Special guests include:

  • Hardik Bhatt (Amazon, Global Lead for Smart Cities)
  • Bob Bennett (Kansas City MO, CIO)
  • Greg Akers (Cisco Security and Trust Organization, CTO)

Highlighted program features include:

  • IoT Showcase and Expo
  • Drone Racing in the main arena
  • Gig and Opportunity Fair for students and grads
  • Smart City Leadership Workshops
  • Community Impact Roundtables
  • Featured Speakers and Presentations

Highlighted showcase features include:

  • Hyperloop UC
  • TransitX
  • smartLINK "MyLo"
  • Tesla Fleet
  • Microsoft
  • Gorilla Maker 3D Printing
  • Cisco Smart+ Connected

Governments and Agencies Represented

  • City of Cincinnati
  • City of Louisville
  • Kansas City (MO)
  • City of Newport
  • City of Covington
  • City of Hamilton
  • City of Dayton
  • City of Middletown
  • City of Zanesville
  • City of Lawrenceburg
  • City of Fishers
  • State of Ohio
  • State of Kentucky
  • State of Indiana
  • Commonwealth of Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • Department of Transportation
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Metro
  • OKI Council of Governments
  • and many more!

Universities and Institutions Represented

  • University of Cincinnati
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • Ohio State University
  • Ohio University
  • Miami University
  • Xavier University
  • Gateway Community College
  • University of Kentucky
  • IEEE
  • National Academy of Sciences


  • Venture Smarter
  • University of Cincinnati Office of Research
  • Northern Kentucky University College of Informatics
  • Cisco
  • Nexigen


  • Powernet
  • CNX


  • Cincinnati Bell (CBTS)
  • Ruckus
  • Dayton Drones
  • BlueStar Inc
  • Differential


  • Fortinet
  • Spectrum
  • Extreme Networks
  • Zebra
  • Gorilla Maker


  • Centric Consulting
  • Mindteck
  • Cintrifuse
  • Startup Cincy
  • Uptech
  • NKY Innovation Network
  • IDC
  • Jadetrack
  • Ice Miller


Phase 3 Announcements go live on Wednesday, October 11th. More details here: