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Wireless Connectivity for Smart Everything – 2021

August 18, 2021 @ 9:00 am 11:00 am PDT

The adjective “smart” is no longer merely an adverb. It is now a catch-all phrase for anything that improves the performance of a multi-device ecosystem. Making our daily tasks easier, increasing the speed with which information flows, and allowing us to do things in seconds or even microseconds that we could not do before.

Smart cities, smart factories, and smart buildings are examples of Internet of Things hardware and software solutions. It’s all based on wireless technologies. What exactly does the term “Smart” mean in Smart everything?

When you ask different stakeholders what Smart Everything means to them, their answers will vary depending on their point of view.

Join the Wireless Communications Alliance for a round table discussion on Smart Everything with a global panel of experts.

Round Table Discussion Panel

Moderator –  Pui San Tam

Moderator – Pui San Tam
Pui San Tam works for the European Institute of Innovation & Technology in Silicon Valley. She organizes events, moderates international events, supports the EIT organization in executing the goals, and connects the European Ecosystems with Silicon Valley. Pui San worked as Senior Economic Officer at the Dutch Consulate in San Francisco and is a Board Chair of the Netherland America Foundation – Northern California.

Moderator – Mohammad (Mo) Shakouri

Paul Hoekstra – Smart City and Transportation Strategist
Paul is a strategy execution consultant who specializes in assisting transportation agencies in achieving high-impact improvements to the safety and experience of people on the roads and in public transportation. He is currently leading a Proof of Concept (PoC) at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) to create “an intersection in a box.” Paul is a regular speaker at conferences and webinars. He holds a Master of Science degree from Twente University, The Netherlands.

Richard Bernhardt
National Spectrum Adviser – WISPA
Florian (Schmitt) Bonanati – R3 – Smart Factories
World leading Pioneer in the field of ultra reliable low-latency wireless communications (URLCC) for mission critical machine-to-machine communication. Experienced Entrepreneur and Managing Director with a demonstrated history of working in the telecommunications industry. Strong and dedicated entrepreneurship attitude especially skilled in Strategy, Business Development, Market Entry, Corporate Finance, and Business Planning.

Samantha Schartman-Cycyk
Gerdien Looman – Enschede (Netherlands) Smart City Manager
Gerdien is a Strategic Advisor of the City Council of Enschede, specialized in smart innovations applications. She acted as Smart City Manager of the city for many years. She started a program in the city to improve the use of data and applications. In this program, she spearheaded a project with the University of Twente and the University of Applied Sciences Saxion on real-time measuring the city’s groundwater levels. Gerdien specializes in public affairs, with a particular interest in Smart Cities. Gerdien graduated with honors from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands with a Master’s degree in Science and Economic Geography.

We will raffle off a Magnetic Levitating Globe with LED Light. Must be present at time of the raffle. We will send the lamp directly to the winner.

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