join us for a pre-event social

October 11, 7:00-9:00pm
Mikey's Bar & Grill
3018 Village Park Drive
Plover, WI

Building Smart(er) Communities

A Holistic Approach to Connecting People and Strategies Now and For the Future 

October 12
Sentry World 
601 Michigan Ave N
Stevens Point, WI 54481



8:30-9:00am: Registration

9:00-9:40 am

Welcome to Stevens Point and Sentry World
Dr. Brian Casey, Director of Technology, Stevens Point Public Schools

Building for the Future 
Dave Lois, WiscNet CEO

The Path to Becoming a Smart(er) Community
Ross Wilson, Retired Educator

9:40-11:15 am

Smart(er) Communities of Today and Tomorrow
Vicki Lyons, Moderator

Kevin Raye, Brown County: "Planning for Today Requires Thinking about Tomorrow for the County's Four Pillars: Education, Healthcare, Economic Development and Public Safety."

David Mortimer, Hospital Sister Health System: "How CANs Help Healthcare: Leveraging Economies of Scale with Telehealth Networks"

Stef Morrill, WiLS: Library Collaborations: Using people (and sometimes technology) networks to provide statewide and regional services

John Ottow, Green Bay Public Schools: "One-to-One Device Data Applications for Better Decision Making and Closing the Homework Gap with Last-Mile Wireless"

Dave Zittlow, City of Fond du Lac: "Community Wi-fi for Citizens and Public Safety"

11:15 am-12:30 pm Lunch and Networking

12:30 -1:45 pm

Keynote Speaker
Florence Hudson, Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, Internet2

"Smart and Connected Communities – The Network and the People"

1:45-2:00 pm Break 

2:00-2:45 pm

Smart(er) Communities of Today and Tomorrow Panel
Vicki Lyons, Moderator

John Goodman, CESA 10: "Public and Private Partners Collaborate to Use Today's Technology to Prepare Schools for Tomorrow's Distance Learning"

Tom Lange, Chippewa Valley Technical College:  Sharing Applications and Technical Resources to Support Curriculum Requirements and Smart Devices in Higher Education

Paul Kronberger, City of Madison: "Madison’s Path to Becoming a Smart City"

2:45-3:30 Sum it Up!

Keynote Speaker, Florence Hudson

Florence Hudson is Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer at Internet2, a not-for-profit consortium of 500 research and education organizations in academia, industry, and government leveraging a high-speed network and trust and identity solutions to accelerate scientific discovery and develop innovations around the Internet. She works with the Research and Education community in the identification and development of new innovations in areas such as the Internet of Things, end-to-end trust and security, distributed big data and analytics, and Smart Campuses and Communities.

Ms. Hudson has presented in 20 countries around the world including a TEDx talk on Energy and the Environment. Since joining Internet2 in 2015, she has presented at over 50 university, regional network, National Science Foundation, and global events, on topics such as diversity and inclusion, the Internet of Things, key information and communications technology trends for research and education, connected healthcare, big data, smart and connected communities, smart campus, and cybersecurity. She is published in multiple books regarding the Internet of Things, cognitive computing, smarter cities, and TIPPSS for IoT – Trust, Identity, Privacy, Protection, Safety and Security for the Internet of Things.

Prior to Internet2, Ms. Hudson was with IBM for 33 years in many leadership roles including executive Director and Vice President roles for 16 years. Prior to IBM she worked for Hewlett Packard, NASA, and Grumman Aerospace Corporation. As an aerospace engineer, she worked on future missions around Jupiter, solar power satellites, and the space shuttle program. She serves on multiple university engineering and technology advisory councils, and has served on corporate and not-for-profit boards including the Society of Women Engineers.

Ms. Hudson graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and has attended executive education at Harvard Business School and Columbia University.