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IEEE Internet Inclusion: Advancing Solutions to feature Venture Smarter CEO Huhn

CINCINNATI, Ohio, April 21, 2017 — The second day of the IEEE Internet Initiative’s conference, Internet Inclusion: Advancing Solutions, takes place April 25, the same day as the Smart Cincy Summit. Instead of a conflict, the organizers of the two events saw an opportunity to partner.

A live webcast of Internet Inclusion: Advancing Solutions will air at the Smart Cincy Summit between 9 and 11:30 a.m. The webcast will be shown in the Living Room, the first floor of the Smart Cincy Summit’s event venue, Union Hall, 1311 Vine St., Cincinnati. The live stream will begin immediately following the Smart Cincy Inclusion Breakfast hosted by the Midwest Hispanic Chamber of Commerce USA, XOOPS Foundation, and Code for Kids beginning at 8am. (Free to attend with registration at

Smart Cincy Summit presenting sponsor Venture Smarter is also a sponsor of Internet Inclusion: Advancing Solutions. Venture Smarter has partnered with IEEE, the World Bank, and several global organizations focused on bringing basic Internet connectivity to everyone, regardless of circumstance.

“The Internet is a tool that provides access to knowledge, news, and economic opportunities,” said Zack Huhn, founder and CEO of Venture Smarter. “Internet inclusion should be considered a key strategic goal of any sensible smart city initiative. That’s why we felt it was important to play a role in the IEEE inclusion conference.”

Huhn will speak at Internet Inclusion: Advancing Solutions on Monday in Washington, D.C., before heading back to Cincinnati to attend the Smart Cincy Summit. Panel discussions on a variety of smart cities topics, including internet inclusion, will take place at the Summit.
Attendees at both events will be encouraged to use the hashtag “#internetinclusion” in their social media posts.