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Inside the Building of a Smart City

What does it take to build a smart city? The smart city of today and tomorrow requires multiple partners working together to overcome technical, bureaucratic and political obstacles. Carriers, network vendors and technology solutions providers all have a role to play in working with city governments to enable smart cities solutions. These solutions are designed to improve the quality of citizen’s lives and make city services run more efficiently, and include improving air and water quality, and making utilities, traffic management, public safety and wireless connectivity more intelligent and effective.


Yet working with municipal governments can be complex and daunting, and it seems clear that no single company can provide every end-to-end solution for a city’s needs, so collaboration will be required. Yet even that understates the challenges city governments and their wireless and technology partners face in deploying smart cities. Each partner, by themselves and working together, needs to navigate a maze of administrative and political hurdles and balance competing interests. How cities and their partners manage these challenges will go a long way to determining how many cities truly become smart cities.


This FierceWireless executive breakfast will delve into the following key areas: What are the services that make a smart city? What can wireless carriers, technology companies and cities do to improve connectivity and automation? How do these companies work together? What do city officials and managers need to do to ensure they can quickly and efficiently deploy technologies to make their cities smarter?


This event is part of our two-part breakfast series. To learn more about the Behind the 5G Crusade event on Thursday, September 10, 2015, click here



7:00-7:30am: Registration, networking, and a full breakfast buffet

7:30-8:45am: Panel Discussion



You may add these events to any existing type of Super Mobility pass through the CTIA Web site


Price: $89.00 for this Smart City event or $160.00 for this Smart CityBreakfast and the Behind the 5G Crusade Breakfast. 


Questions? Please email [email protected]

September 9, 2015


Palazzo Ballroom 

201 Sands Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89169


Phil Goldstein

Editor, FierceWireless

Phil GoldsteinEditor, FierceWireless

Phil Goldstein is the editor of FierceWireless, and is the primary contact for the publication. He also oversees FierceWireless:Europe. Prior to joining FierceMarkets, he was the managing editor of The Daily Free Press, the independent student newspaper at Boston University, as well as an intern for The Times of London. He gets excited about the latest smartphone launches, but is also an avid lover of the New York Yankees, poetry, photography, traveling and escaping humidity. He is based at the FierceMarkets main office in Washington, D.C.


Jeff Stovall

CIO, City of Charlotte

Jeff Stovall CIO, City of Charlotte

Mr. Stovall joined the City of Charlotte as its first Chief Information Officer in 2008. He is responsible for leading the City’s Innovation and Technology department and directed the City’s technology preparations for the successful 2012 Democratic National Convention. Prior to the City of Charlotte, Mr. Stovall was the director of IT merger integration planning for Sprint Nextel, responsible for leading multiple post-merger integration efforts. He has been recognized in ComputerWorld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2012, by InformationWeek as one of the top 50 CIOs in local, state and federal government (2011), and as one of the 50 Most Important African Americans In Technology by eAccess Corporation (2009-2012). Mr. Stovall received his MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia, and his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Steven Martin

CIO, City of Las Vegas

Steven Martin CIO, City of Las Vegas

Steve Martin is a technology professional and leader currently engaged as Interim CIO for the City of Las Vegas. Steve joined the City in 2012 and has enjoyed key roles within government and Fortune 500 companies, including the State of Nevada, Merck-Medco, and Warner Bros. Some of Steve’s initiatives include improving service delivery to citizens and internal customers through innovative technology; creating improvements in efficiencies for costing via an internal service fund; delivering new services such as virtual desktop infrastructure; promoting online self-service for citizens; and leading strategic initiatives to advance the business of the City through innovative technology solutions.

Aidoo Osei

Director, Business Development, Smart Cities & Industrial IOT Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Aidoo Osei Director, Business Development, Smart Cities & Industrial IOT Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Aidoo Osei is responsible for building vertical specific ecosystems and driving new business opportunities focused on city infrastructure, transportation, and smart energy for QTI. In this role, Aidoo works with municipal leaders, solution providers, OEMs and end-users to identify unmet market needs and deliver solutions built on top of Qualcomm technology. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Aidoo had Product Management and Marketing responsibilities at Bank of America and SunTrust Bank respectively; focused on mobile and online platform solution delivery. Aidoo completed graduate studies at the University of Michigan’s Gerald Ford School of Public Policy and New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP).

Mark Bartolomeo

VP, IoT Connected Solutions Verizon

Mark Bartolomeo VP, IoT Connected Solutions Verizon

Mark Bartolomeo leads Internet of Things for Verizon‘s New Product Development. Bartolomeo has responsibility for Verizon’s IoT product strategy and the delivery of smart city, smart grid, healthcare, precision agriculture and intelligent transportation solutions. Prior to his current position, Bartolomeo was global vice president, Verizon Enterprise Solutions deploying Verizon’s world-class wireless, global IP networks and advanced M2M, cloud, and security technology platforms. He also served as vice president, for Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Transportation, Telematics and Energy Vertical industry markets. Prior to joining Verizon Wireless, Bartolomeo worked extensively in enterprise leadership positions in the information technology industry throughout the U.S. and Europe where he held senior global sales and marketing positions in the enterprise software industry.


John Horn

CEO, On-Ramp Wireless

John Horn CEO, On-Ramp Wireless

John Horn has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications and wireless industries. Mr. Horn is recognized as an M2M/IoT pioneer and leader. Previously serving as President of RacoWireless, a leading provider of M2M connectivity solutions, John led the company to record growth and achievement of multiple awards for accomplishments, including ‘Most Innovative Company’ and ‘Entrepreneurial Company of the Year’. Prior to that position, John was a leader at T-Mobile for more than nine years. At T-Mobile, John developed and managed indirect distribution for the California Launch – the largest launch in wireless history. During his last six years at T-Mobile, he focused specifically on developing T-Mobile’s M2M program and go-to market strategy. He also helped T-Mobile earn recognition as the market leader for M2M services.


Palazzo Ballroom 

201 Sands Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89169


Yes, parking is available at the Sands Expo and Convention Center.

Yes, a full buffet breakfast will be served from 7:00am-7:30am

Attendee substitutions may be made on or before September 2, 2015. Please submit a written request by email to [email protected].

Due to the nature of this event, we are unable to provide refunds. Attendee substitutions may be made on or before September 2, 2015. Please submit a written request by email to [email protected]