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Joplin Tech Summit

November 5, 2021 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT


The Joplin Regional Innovation & Technology Summit brings together innovative thinkers who leverage technology to overcome barriers.

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About this event

The Inaugural Joplin Regional Innovation & Technology Summit is scheduled for Friday, November 5, 2021 at James River Church – Joplin. The event will showcase local innovation-and-tech-centered businesses with breakout sessions covering cybersecurity, e-commerce, software and SAAS development, pitch competitions, and the development of our digital workforce as a powerful economic development tool.

World-renowned speakers have been secured. Refer to Event Website for details. The event will cover a wide variety of technology related issues and topics with an emphasis on cybersecurity. The all-day summit will include breakfast, lunch, and several networking opportunities.


Friday, November 5
7:00 AM

8:00 AM
Keynote | Jumping Without A Parachute: Why I left my security job for a startup and won’t ever look back.
Wesley Spencer

9:00 AM
Cyber Security In Person| Cyber Security Panel

  • Angela Robinson – Cybersecurity Specialist at the Department of Public Safety
  • Sloan Rowland – Chief of Police at the City of Joplin
  • June Middleton – Senior Manager within the Cybersecurity and Data Protection Division of Rea & Associates
  • Steven White – Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Missouri State Highway Patrol
  • Greg Robbins – Director of Technical Services and Security at Watco Companies

Cyber Security Via Zoom | Risk Analyst for Boards and CEO’s
Bob Zukis

E-Commerce & Innovation | E-Commerce and Digital Marketing
Fallon Anawalt, Athena Marketing

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

10:15 AM
Cyber Security In Person| Cyber Liability Insurance
Mark Holt & Kaleb Lanning

Cyber Security Via Zoom | Social Engineering
Chris Hadnagy

E-Commerce & Innovation | E-Commerce Panel

Entrepreneurship | Start Up Space
David Ponraj

Lunch Break and Social Time

12:15 PM
Keynote| Your Participation In Technology Could Lead To Your Financial Health
Simoriah Stogner

1:15 PM
Cyber Security In Person
Chris Loehr

Cyber Security Via Zoom | HIPAA
Max Pruger

E-Commerce & Innovation | Diagnostics Innovation
Kevin Clark

Entrepreneurship | Entrepreneur Panel

2:30 PM
Cyber Security Live | Supply Chain and CMMC
Joy Beland

Cyber Security Remote | Your Largest vulnerability, employees
Shawnee Delaney

E-Commerce & Innovation | Digital Workforce
Coding Bart Paden & Matt Johnson, Midwestern

Entrepreneurship | Pitch Competition Finals

3:40 PM
Closing Session

Details and Registration


Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce
417 624 4150


James River Church (Joplin)
1850 South Maiden Lane
Joplin, MO 64801 United States
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417 581 5433