On Wednesday, Dec. 6, Venture Connectors will feature Grace Simrall, chief of civic innovation and technology for Louisville Metro Government, who will share an update on the city’s Smart Louisville initiative. This initiative is working to transform the resident experience of digital city services and implement breakthrough civic innovations.

Prior to joining Metro Government in August 2016, Simrall served as executive director of innovation at Care Innovations, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel, where she was responsible for the company’s innovation and analytics initiatives. In 2010, she founded iGlass Analytics, a startup focused on delivering data management and analytics solutions in the healthcare technology space. Simrall earned a bachelor’s degree in the geophysical sciences from the University of Chicago and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Louisville’s Speed School of Engineering.

Venture Connectors’ monthly luncheons are held on the first Wednesday of the month at the Muhammad Ali Center, 144 N. Sixth St. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., meeting runs from noon-1:15 p.m. Registration is required at: www.ventureconnectors.org. Members attend free; associate members pay $30. Guests who register online by noon the day before the lunch pay only $40.


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