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Wireless Connectivity for Smart Everything – 2021

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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 featuring a global panel.

Round Table Discussion Panel

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
Smart City Manager – City of Enschede (The netherlands)


Christopher Mitchell

Azbil – Smart buildings


Chris Frost

University of Virginia



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