IoT Civic Hack Preview Event

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Open Indy Brigade
The Speak Easy, 5255 North Winthrop Avenue
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Thursday, March 30, 2017, 6-8PM

The Internet of Things is coming. It promises to make our communities smarter and add fuel to the engines of the State’s most significant economic sectors. But will Hoosier entrepreneurs and policy makers help lead the coming revolution or will we watch other cities and states pass us by?

Join us Thursday, March 30th, for a thoughtful discussion of the exciting possibilities of IoT technology and a preview of the upcoming IoT Civic Hack. Leading the evening’s discussion will be:

Bill Soards, President of AT&T Indiana

Bill recently led the effort to make Indianapolis one of the first two cities in the US to test AT&T’s 5G wireless network. He is responsible for external affairs for AT&T in Indiana, including: state and local government relations; community affairs; regulatory and legislative activities; and, initiatives before the Indiana General Assembly.

Lauren Riga, Smart Cities Analyst at IUPUI

Lauren is a globally recognized expert in smart cities with a background in public policy and emerging markets. Since 2009, Lauren has worked among global pioneers and thought leaders on next generation economies in various capacities. Lauren’s current focus is at the nexus of technology, policy and economics.

Dan Dawes, Senior Director of Strategy and Innovation for AgriNovus

Dan leads the ongoing talent and workforce development assessment, oversight of the Innovation Councils, and development of the agbiosciences sector. He spent over 3 decades in industry driving growth, strategy development and product launches in challenging cross-functional business segments.