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Although the market opportunity of smart cities is significant – Strategy Analytics estimates that total urban ICT revenue will reach $977 billion by 2022 – city officials and their technology partners will need to take several important steps to build a smart city.
Join our panel of esteemed industry experts for this luncheon as we look at examples of smart cities globally to see how city officials and wireless industry partners have achieved each of these goals and made their cities smarter.
This luncheon is part of our 3-event luncheon series. You may register for just this event, for two, or for all three.
Early Bird Rates - through Friday, January 29, 2016:
Regular Rates - January 29 through February 22
Mike Dano is the executive editor for the Telecom Group for FierceMarkets, which includes FierceWireless, FierceTelecom,
FierceMobileContent, FierceBroadbandWireless and other publications. In his role, Mike oversees all editorial content for the publications,
and acts as a point of contact for such content. Mike has covered the wireless industry as a journalist for the better part of a decade, and
remembers writing a story about the transition from black and white to color screens on cell phones. Mike is based in Denver and can be
reached at [email protected] Follow @FierceWireless or @mikeddano on Twitter and find him on LinkedIn.
Vijay Sammeta is the Chief Information Officer for the City of San José, with over 20 years of experience in the public, private and non-profit high-tech industry. As the Chief Information Officer of the 10th largest city in the U.S., Vijay is responsible for shaping the strategic direction for the Capital of Silicon Valley, leading an IT Department of over 90 employees, and overseeing its annual $18 million operating budget. During his career, Vijay has also worked for notable Silicon Valley technology firms Hewlett-Packard and McAfee.com, as well as the fiercely competitive world of advertising.
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.
Ravi Chalaka, VP of Social Innovation and IOT Marketing at Hitachi Social Innovation Business Unit with over 20 years expertise in developing business strategies for data center technologies, cloud, converged infrastructure, Big Data, Internet of Things and marketing to targeted industries, enterprise and service provider markets. As a senior executive at BlueArc, Neterion, NetApp, Maxxan and Adaptec, Ravi championed many products including networked storage, management software and IO adapters, Intelligent SAN switches, industry’s leading host bus adapters. Ravi has an MBA degree with majors in marketing and Finance.
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, Mr. Horn 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, Mr. Horn was a leader at T-Mobile for more than nine years. At T-Mobile, he developed and managed indirect distribution for the California Launch – the largest launch in wireless history.
As president and CEO of Wi-Fi Alliance, Edgar has led an unprecedented period of growth for Wi-Fi®, with more than two and a half billion devices shipped in 2014 alone. Under Edgar’s leadership, Wi-Fi Alliance has grown to more than 600 member companies, maintained an aggressive development roadmap, and adopted a vision of “Connecting everyone and everything, everywhere.” Edgar forged numerous strategic partnerships to facilitate penetration of Wi-Fi into established and emerging markets. Edgar also defined the Wi-Fi Alliance Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ program development framework, and guided the launch of several generations of interoperable Wi-Fi programs that have proliferated Wi-Fi into mass markets such as mobile and consumer electronics.
Yes, there is free outdoor parking, as well as a parking garage for an extra fee.
Yes, a full buffet luncheon will be served from 12:30-13:00.
Attendee substitutions may be made on or before February 16, 2016. 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 February 16, 2016. Please submit a written request by email to [email protected].