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October 24, 2017- Northern Kentucky University’s College of Informatics hosts the Smart Regions Conference and IoT Showcase at BB&T Arena on Wednesday, October 25.

The Smart Cities conversation mimics many of the academic priorities in the College of Informatics – encouraging students to utilize critical thinking skills to gather, process, protect and share information. Universities can serve as a laboratory, of sorts, to test out smart-technology endeavors such as parking or livable space, analyze the impact on students while simultaneously balancing data privacy.

NKU Informatics professors will be featured at the event presenting in their area of expertise: Dr. James Walden focuses on cybersecurity, Dr. Austin Lee presents on social robotics and Dr. Rasib Khan focuses on big data/IoT as it relates to Smart Cities. Attendees can also stop by the NKU college booth to learn more.

NKU’s Center for Applied Informatics Executive Director Jill Henry was a part of the original planning team to host this event at NKU where she envisioned drones competing center-stage in BB&T arena.

“Universities are ideal incubators for solutions such as Smart Cities because we have an unmatched capacity for nurturing innovation. The College of Informatics is honored to sponsor this nexus of business, government and educational minds to conceive the future of thriving communities and workplaces, “ said Jill Henry, Executive Director, Center for Applied Informatics.

What: Smart Regions Conference and iOT Showcase

When: October 25. 2017 from 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Where: BB&T Arena, Northern Kentucky University Campus

NKU students, faculty and staff receive free admission. For ticket information, click this link:  Tickets are also open to the general public here: