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Annual Kansas Financial Services Summit

Annual Kansas Financial Services Summit
#KFSS19
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
10:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Security Benefit, Topeka, KS

The Kansas Financial Services Summit — #KFSS19 — is an opportunity to engage with business leaders and stakeholders, and discuss solutions to some of the critical challenges facing Kansas and the region. This year’s Summit will focus on strategies to further develop our state and region’s competitive edge, and drive results by leveraging entrepreneurship, innovation and talent.

Your ticket includes lunch, sessions, networking event, and closing reception ($50). Register Here Today! 

Questions? Please contact Glenda Haverkamp at Glenda.Haverkamp@KS.gov or call 785.296.7803.

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10:45 am – 11:15 am        Registration

11:15 am – 11:30 am         Opening Remarks

  • Vicki Schmidt – Kansas Insurance Commissioner
  • Mike Kiley – CEO, Security Benefit Corporation
  • Matt Pivarnik – President & CEO, Greater Topeka Partnership

11:30 am – 12:45 pm                 Growth & Competitiveness Panel Luncheon

Speaker/Moderator: Marek Gootman – Director of Strategic Partnerships, Brookings Institution

Panelists:

  • U.S. Representative Roger Marshall – 1st District, Kansas
  • Secretary David Toland – Kansas Department of Commerce
  • Alan Cobb – President & CEO, Kansas Chamber

12:45 pm – 1:00 pm          Short Break/Transition

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm            Talent & Innovation Panel

Moderator: Shawn Naccarato – Chief Strategy Officer, Pittsburg State University

Panelists: 

  • Blake Flanders – President & CEO, Kansas Board of Regents
  • La Verne Epp – Executive Chair, Bioscience & Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas
  • Amanda Kiefer – First Vice-President, Director of Human Resources and Inclusion, Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka
  • Jean Nobile – Chief of Staff, PayIt

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm          Short Break/Transition

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm          Entrepreneurship & Business Dynamism Panel

Moderator: Kent Glasscock – President, Kansas State University Institute for Commercialization (KSU-IC)

Panelists: 

  • Darcy Howe – Managing Director, KCRise Fund
  • Dennis Odell – Vice-President, Evergy Ventures
  • Scott Ford – CEO, Pepper
  • Jason Wiens – Policy Director, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm          Short Break/Transition

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm        Using Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Talent to Accelerate Economic Development & Growth Panel

Moderator:  Marek Gootman – Director of Strategic Partnerships, Brookings Institution

Panelists:

  • Shawn Naccarato – Chief Strategy Officer, Pittsburg State University
  • Kent Glasscock – President, Kansas State University Institute for Commercialization (KSU-IC)
  • Kevin McGinnis – CEO, Keystone Community Corporation
  • U.S. Representative Ron Estes – 4th District, Kansas

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm         Wrap Up, Reception & Networking (Cafe West)