Johnson Controls, Lufthansa Technik, Google, Microsoft and Many More to Speak at The Smart City Event in Florida

By IoTEvolutionWorld News November 29, 2018

Providing a roadmap for the cities of the future today, the 2019 event announces a stellar line-up of speakers who will provide unmatched insight.

Trumbull, CT – November 28, 2018 – TMC and Crossfire Media today announced the speaker line-up for The Smart City Event being held January 29 – February 1, 2019 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/ Broward Country Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The conference program will focus on how connected solutions will drive city wide improvements, better quality of life for residents and business opportunity for enterprises. New to this year’s event, each attendee who goes to every Smart City Event breakout session will receive a 2019 Certification of Specialization in Smart Cities.

“The Smarter a City is, the more it’s connected to its ecosystem. We are seeing more and more regional activity that complements and connects the city to its suburbs, citizens and businesses,” Carl Ford, CEO, Crossfire Media, executive director of content, IoT Evolution. “The Smart City Event highlights where IoT is being implemented moving beyond the proof of concept and to the point where it directly impacts the citizens and communities.”

Speakers include:

  • Steve Brumer, Partner, 151 Advisors
  • Greg Najjar, Director of Business Development at Advanced RF Technologies, ADRF
  • Homaira Akbari, President & CEO, AKnowledge Partners
  • Davitt Potter, Field CTO, Arrow Electronics
  • Ashwin Krishnan, Tech Transformer + Human Revitalizer, Ashwin Krishnan
  • Marcos Radonic, President/CEO, Automated Parking Corp.
  • Colin Barceloux, CEO, Axius
  • Brad Canham, Vice President, Cassia Networks
  • Maciej Kranz, VP, Corporate Strategic Innovation Group, Cisco
  • Kenneth Schlather, Executive Director, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County
  • George Mulhern, CEO, Cradlepoint
  • Dmitry Raidman, CEO, Cybeats
  • Ernest Chrappah, Chairman, Department of For-Hire Vehicles
  • Marco Della Torre, CTO, Derive Systems
  • Daniel Noiseux, VP Business Development, DimOnOff
  • Delia J. Smith, Vice President, Dispersive Technologies, Inc
  • Victor Shilo, Director of Engineering, EastBanc Technologies
  • Dr. Aakanksha Chowdhery, Software Engineer, Machine Learning, Google Brain
  • Frank Bradshaw, CEO, Ho'ike Technologies
  • Tao Zhang, Senior Director for Technology and Industry Development, Huawei Technologies (USA)
  • Jason Kelley, General Manager, IBM Blockchain Services, IBM
  • Dr. Claudio Lima, Co Chair Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Energy/Utility/Oil & Gas, IIC Industrial Internet Consortium
  • Ben Herzberg, Director, Threat Research, Imperva
  • Steve Hanna, Senior Principal, Infineon and Trusted Computing Group
  • Jeff Wilbur, Director, Online Trust Alliance initiative, Internet Society
  • James Brehm, Founder and Chief Technology Evangelist, James Brehm & Associates
  • Lisa Brown, Senior National Director, Municipal Infrastructure & Smart Cities, Johnson Controls
  • Gerrit Rexhausen, Program Manager, Corporate Strategy & Innovation Management, Lufthansa Technik
  • Stephane Wyper, Senior Vice President, New Commerce Partnerships and Commercialization, Mastercard
  • Tony Rost, Chief Technology Officer, Metal Toad
  • Murray Gordon, Regional Cloud Sales Director, Microsoft
  • Gerry Purdy, Principal Analyst, Mobilocity LLC
  • Iisko Lappalainen, Head - Technical Marketing and Technical Field Operations, MontaVista Software LLC
  • Brandon Dalida, Regional Sales Manager, MultiTech
  • Michael Lenoce, Managing Director, MVP Capital
  • Kristina Podnar, Digital Governance Consultant, NativeTrust Consulting, LLC
  • Randy Van Buren, Solutions Engineer, Nokia
  • Glenn Richards, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
  • David Wentzloff, Co-CTO & Co-Founder, PsiKick
  • Tracy Markie, Chief Executive Officer, Small Box Energy
  • Leonardo Simoes, IT Smart Cities Specialist, Technical Counselor, Smart City Business Institute Americas
  • Dago Mata, SVP, Head Internet of Things U.S.A and Canada, SOFTTEK
  • Eugene Grant, Mayor, The City of Seat Pleasant
  • Mike Wood, Vice President, VeloCloud
  • Laila Partridge, CEO, WegoWise
  • Marcellus Buchheit, President and CEO, Wibu-Systems USA

Keynotes, speakers, special events, exhibitors and more details are updated daily. Sign up for IoT Evolution’s newsletter for more information.

The Smart City Event is collocated with IoT Evolution Expo which in its 20th event is the leading education and networking forum for the enterprise looking to understand how to develop and implement IoT Solutions.

Registration for The Smart City Event is now open. For more information, contact Scott Kargman. For media registration, contact Jessica Seabrook. Companies interested in exhibiting, sponsorship or advertising packages should contact Dave Rodriguez at 203.852.6800 ext. 146 or Maureen Gambino 203-852-6800 x 109.

For the latest Smart City Event news, updates and information, follow the event on Twitter at @smartcityevent.

About TMC

Through education, industry news, live events and social influence, global buyers rely on TMC's content-driven marketplaces to make purchase decisions and navigate markets. As a result, leading technology vendors turn to TMC for unparalleled branding, thought leadership and lead generation opportunities. Our in-person and online events deliver unmatched visibility and sales prospects for all participants. Through our custom lead generation programs, we provide clients with an ongoing stream of leads that turn into sales opportunities and build databases. Additionally, we bolster brand reputations with the millions of impressions from display advertising on our news sites and newsletters. Making TMC a 360-degree marketing solution, we offer comprehensive event and road show management services and custom content creation with expertly ghost-crafted blogs, press releases, articles and marketing collateral to help with SEO, branding, and overall marketing efforts. For more information about TMC and to learn how we can help you reach your marketing goals, please visit and follow us on FacebookLinkedIn and Twitter@tmcnet .

About Crossfire Media

Crossfire Media is an integrated marketing company with a core focus on future trends in technology. We service communities of interest with conferences, tradeshows, webinars and newsletters. Crossfire Media has a partnership with Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) to produce events and websites related to disruptive technologies. Crossfire Media is a division of Crossfire Consulting, a full service Information Technology company based in New York.

Media and Analyst Contact:

Jessica Seabrook             

Marketing Director

203.852.6800 ext.170

Edited by Ken Briodagh
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