June 25, 2013
Partnership to highlight recent successes
New and retained jobs and project wins for the region will be positive news for event attendees. Stanley S. Litow, the event’s keynote speaker from IBM, will provide insights into smart cities and the implications on the region.
“There are some intriguing numbers we are excited to share with the community; for instance, in 2012 we saw more than 7,000 new and retained jobs in the region and also saw a 250% increase in the number of closed projects from the year before,” said Denyse Ferguson. “This is just some of the type of information the public can expect to learn during this report, along with ways we can continue to catalyze economic growth and achieve greater prosperity. We look forward to engaging with participants and guests to generate continued success.”
Hear from Denyse Ferguson (video)
Stanley S. Litow, IBM's Vice President of Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs and President of IBM's Foundation, will join the event as the Keynote speaker, sharing examples of where IBM has worked with cities and regions to drive infrastructural change and profound economic growth. Litow will also provide examples of what it means to be a "smart city."
“Cincinnati stands out nationally as a city with tremendous growth potential,” said Litow. "Through IBM's Smarter Cities Challenge, IBM has helped more than two dozen city governments address critical urban issues that will enable them to become more vibrant and livable places for their citizens. I’m excited to have the opportunity to contribute some personal thoughts on how the results of the Smarter Cities Challenge can help Cincinnati continue to grow.”
Representatives from the Partnership, The Brandery, Cincy Tech and Cintrifuse will form an onsite panel discussing how their organizations work together to attract and retain top talent.
June 27, 2013
The Westin Cincinnati, 21 E. 5th St.