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Kansas' Biggest Tech Event

Ad Astra Tech Summit

All Attendees Summit Welcome

Join Ben Sebree, FlagshipKansas.Tech Board Chair, and Dr. Larisa Genin, Dean of the WSU Barton School of Business, as they welcome you to Ad Astra Technology Summit 2023.

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Ben Sebree

FlagshipKansas.Tech, Board Chair, and CivicPlus, Senior VP of Research and Development
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Ben Sebree

FlagshipKansas.Tech, Board Chair, and CivicPlus, Senior VP of Research and Development

Ben is the Board Chair of FlagshipKansas.Tech and Senior VP of Research and Development at CivicPlus®, a leading provider of software solutions for local governments. With 15+ years of experience in tech within the state of Kansas, Ben is a seasoned innovator. He’s managed award-winning products and holds numerous patents for his innovative processes.

Ben identifies opportunities for CivicPlus’ unified applications to meet evolving needs, keeping the company at the forefront of the digital transformation revolution. He’s the Chair of the Executive Board for FlagshipKansas.Tech, and also serves on the Computer Science Advisory Board at Kansas State University. Ben testified on behalf of HB2466 in Kansas, helping to get it passed and supply crucial funding for computing education in the state. In addition, Ben has been a vocal advocate for computer science education in Kansas, speaking in front of the Kansas Board of Education to advocate for computer science to count as a graduation requirement.

Ben holds a Bachelor’s in Management Information Systems and Human Resources, an MBA from Kansas State University, and an Executive Certificate from MIT. He is dedicated to and passionate about furthering the technology community in Kansas.

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Dr. Larisa Genin

Wichita State University, Dean of the W. Frank Barton School of Business and Professor of Marketing
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Dr. Larisa Genin

Wichita State University, Dean of the W. Frank Barton School of Business and Professor of Marketing

Dr. Larisa V. Genin is the Dean of the W. Frank Barton School of Business and Professor of Marketing at Wichita State University (WSU).  Prior to joining WSU, Dr. Genin served as a tenured faculty, Interim Dean, and Associate Dean in the School of Economics and Business Administration at Saint Mary’s College of California responsible for strategic planning, AACSB accreditation, faculty and undergraduate programs. She has over twenty years of combined teaching and administrative experience.

With a student-centered mindset, Dean Genin is committed to supporting faculty, staff, and other stakeholders in ways that empower, energize, develop, and advance them as well as ensuring the construction of a new state-of-the-art $60 million 125,000 sq.ft building (Woolsey Hall) to house the W. Frank Barton School of Business, along with the Promise Bridge (both unveiled in September 2022).

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