Mark Policinski, OKI

Mr. Mark R. Policinski joined the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) as executive director in November 2003. Prior to starting with OKI, Mr. Policinski held senior level positions in the private sector including chief executive officer of the Brown Publishing Company and vice president of The CoStar Group.

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Tom Synan, Hamilton County Heroin Coalition

Mr. Synan is a United States Marine Corps veteran and a 24-year police veteran with the Newtown Police Department. For the last 10 years, Mr. Synan has served as Police Chief for Newtown, Ohio. Mr. Synan served 10 years on the Hamilton County Regional SWAT Team where he held the position of Team Leader, planning and executing high-risk search warrants and operations which intervened on heroin distribution.
 

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Manu Bhardwaj, Mastercard

Manu Bhardwaj is the Director of Research and Insight for Mastercard. He is responsible for managing and building the Center’s relationships with respected thought leaders and research institutions.  In addition, he works closely with Mastercard’s Chief Economist and Center’s Chair of Advisory Council in developing the Center’s research agenda to deliver actionable insights around inclusive growth.

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Mitchell Kominsky, Venture Smarter

Mitchell Kominsky is the Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer for Venture Smarter. Mitchell is leading the company's effort to build a platform, based on artificial intelligence, to help cultivate the Internet of Things ecosystem. Mitchell recently served as a senior counsel for U.S. Senate Leadership on emerging technology, and is the author of various cybersecurity laws.

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Rhonda Binda, Venture Smarter

Rhonda Binda is VP Policy for Venture Smarter and Director of their Regional Smart Cities Initiatives. She has a distinguished history of public service, as Deputy Director for the U.S. Department of State’s Global Intergovernmental Affairs Division, and in the West Wing of the White House, under two administrations respectively. In between her government tours she practiced technology law with Alston & Bird. 

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Jamie Sullivan, AT&T and GE

Jamie Sullivan's role is to drive and influence digital solutions for smart city and utility customers in the AT&T and GE ecosystem, and as a part of the Intelligent Cities group within GE, Jamie helps bring the Industrial Internet to municipalities.

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Archana Vemulapalli, OCTO

Ms. Archana Vemulapalli was nominated to serve as the District's Chief Technology Officer (CTO) by Mayor Muriel Bowser on January 12, 2016. She was confirmed by the DC Council on April 5, 2016.  Prior to joining OCTO, Ms. Vemulapalli was Chief Technology Officer for Pristine Environments where she helped business leaders use technology as an enabler.

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Gabe Klein, CityFi

In 2016 Gabe co-founded CityFi to help city leaders, CEO's and varied stakeholders to understand the complexity of 21st century challenges, facilitate people-centric solutions, utilize new models for delivery and technology-based tools to deliver triple-bottom line results. Clients range from foreign governments to cities, states, start-ups and publicly traded companies.

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Wendy Lea, Cintrifuse

Wendy Lea is CEO of Cintrifuse, a public private partnership designed to build a tech-based economy in the Greater Cincinnati Region. In collaboration with its founding members, P&G, EY and The City of Cincinnati, Cintrifuse assists the global organizations in the Region access innovation and talent through the development of a vibrant startup ecosystem. Her dedication for innovation and business building, has led her to serve on the boards of Techstars and Xyleme, both headquartered in Boulder, Colorado.

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Anil Menon, Cisco

Anil Menon is global president of the Cisco Smart+Connected Communities (S+CC) business unit, which provides the Cisco Smart+Connected Digital Platform and key solutions that transform the delivery of urban services in cities and facilitate data sharing across city agencies, with citizens and with businesses. S+CC integrates with the Cisco Country Digitalization Acceleration (CDA) initiative to transform entire nations in their optimization and delivery of infrastructural services and data sharing.

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Mark Zannoni, IDC

Mark Zannoni is Research Director for Smart Cities and Transportation within IDC’s Government Insights group, focusing on global transportation issues and key and emerging transportation technologies in the smart city ecosystem. Mark’s core research areas include mass transit, smart parking, connected vehicles, V2X and transportation infrastructure in the context of transportation innovation, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), global trends, economic development, and regulatory issues. His work covers all modes of transportation and their strategic application as they relate to smart cities worldwide. 

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