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Present: An Executive Luncheon Series at MWC 2016 with  

5 Steps to Building a Smart City

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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.


These include:


  • Developing and cultivating political leadership that can create a smart city vision. Political leaders need to not only enact a plan that citizens actually want, but build the necessary support within their governments and cities to get if off the ground. City officials also need to overcome the bureaucratic hurdles that can inhibit smart city deployments.


  • City officials need determine which smart city projects can be developed and what role private companies can play in a public-private partnership to help deploy them.


  • • Wireless companies and technology partners need to bring their expertise to bear to create the underlying infrastructure to enable and monitor smart city deployments.


  • Cities and their technology partners should deploy projects that can have a significantly positive impact on citizen’s lives, but recognize that not everything can be accomplished at once, and that existing projects need to be assessed before new ones are launched.


  • City officials and their wireless and technology partners should get other local businesses and civic leaders involved in projects to enhance their effectiveness and generate public support.


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.


Schedule:
12:30-13:00: Registration, networking, and a full lunch buffet
13:00-14:00: Panel Discussion and Q&A

 

Pricing:

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:

  • One event: $129
  • Two of the three events: $235
  • The complete 3-event series: $349


Regular Rates - January 29 through February 22

  • One event: $155
  • Two of the three events: $299
  • The complete 3-event series: $415




Questions? Please email [email protected]

February 22, 2016

12:30-14:00

Fira Congress Hotel

Paris Meeting Room
Carrer de José Agustín Goytisolo, 9, 08908
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain

To register, please arrive on 2/22 to the location above at 12:30. You will be able to register on-site.

Moderator:


Mike Dano

Executive Editor,
FierceWireless

Mike DanoExecutive Editor,
FierceWireless

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.

Panelists:

Vijay Sammeta

Chief Information Officer
City of San José

Vijay Sammeta Chief Information Officer
City of San José

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

VP, Connected Solutions – Internet of Things
Verizon

Mark Bartolomeo VP, Connected Solutions – Internet of Things
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.

Ravi Chalaka

VP, IOT Marketing
Hitachi

Ravi Chalaka VP, IOT Marketing
Hitachi

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

CEO
Ingenu

John Horn CEO
Ingenu

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.

Edgar Figueroa

President and CEO
Wi-Fi Alliance

Edgar Figueroa President and CEO
Wi-Fi Alliance

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.

Venue:

Fira Congress Hotel

Paris Meeting Room
Carrer de José Agustín Goytisolo, 9, 08908
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain

FAQs:

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].

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