(Joplin, MO) – The Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce (JACC) and its partners are excited to announce the speakers scheduled to lead the keynote and breakout sessions at the inaugural Joplin Regional Innovation & Technology Summit:

Wesley Spencer, ConnectWise – Keynote Speaker, Jumping Without a Parachute: Why I Left My Security Job for a Startup and Won’t Ever Look Back

Bob Zukis, Digital Directors Network – Risk Analyst for Boards and CEOs

Fallon Anawalt, Athena Marketing – e-Commerce and Digital Marketing

Ben McDougal, 1 Million Cups Midwest Regional Representative – 1 MC Town Hall

Mark Holt and Kaleb Lanning, Travelers Bond & Specialty Insurance – Cyber Liability Insurance

Chris Hadnagy, Social-Engineer, LLC – Social Engineering

David Ponraj, Startup Space – Start Up Space

Simoriah Stogner, Jack Henry – Keynote Speaker, Women in Tech

Chris Loehr, Solis Security, a division of CFC Underwriting – Cyber Security in Person

Max Pruger, Kaseya – HIPAA

Kevin Clark, NOWDiagnostics – Diagnostics Innovation

Joy Beland, Edwards Performance Solutions – CMMC

Shawnee Delaney, Vaillance Group – Insider Threats

Bart Paden and Matt Johnson, Midwestern – Digital Workforce Coding

There will also be an e-commerce panel, entrepreneurship panel, and a cybersecurity panel, featuring Angela Robinson, a cybersecurity specialist at the Department of Public Safety; Sloan Rowland, chief of police at the City of Joplin; June Middleton; Steven White, chief information security officer at Missouri State Highway Patrol; and Greg Robbins, director of technical services and security at Watco Companies.

“Do not push this event to the most tech savvy person in your company. If you are a board member, CEO, elected official, or in a human resource department, you need to attend this event,” shares event organizer Jason Rincker, Sales Director with Stronghold Data. “We are working in a technology driven world, whether you are a for-profit or non-profit.”

Tickets for the summit are available on Eventbrite and can be purchased here. A block of discounted rooms has been set aside for summit participants at the Holiday Inn Joplin. Interested participants can book their room here.

To learn more, please contact Erin Slifka at or at 417.624.4150.

Our Mission: To improve the economic prosperity and quality of life in the Joplin region; and to be the principal advocate for, and provider of services to, its business community.

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