TIA Hosts Smart Buildings Programming at the IoT Community’s Slam Live Conference

Arlington, VA (June 18, 2019) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today announced a slate of smart building-specific programming for the Internet of Things Community’s (IoT Community) Slam Live Conference from June 20 – 21, 2019 in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

On June 20, TIA Senior Vice President of Technology Programs Harry Smeenk will present a keynote address on Thursday, June 20 at 12:45 p.m. titled: Come Together: IoT, Edge, Private Networks, Small Cell and DAS are Making Buildings Smart.

Additionally, TIA will host two Smart Buildings-focused panel sessions: The IoT-ness of a Smart Building and Driving In-Building IoT with Private Networks on Thursday, June 20 from 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. and Driving In-Building IoT with Private Networks and Edge Data Centers from 2:15 – 3:00 p.m., moderated by Clarence Reynolds, TIA’s Director of Communications and Event Content.

Registration to attend the IoT Slam Live is available here and complimentary online viewing of the IoT Slam Live 2019 will also be available. Sign-up here to get access to the real-time virtual broadcast.

“The IoT plays a critical role in the digital transformation of smart buildings and ultimately smart cities,” said TIA Senior Vice President of Technology Programs Harry Smeenk. “TIA looks forward to continued collaboration with the IoT Community, the world’s largest network of CxOs and IoT professionals, to accelerate the development of the smart buildings ecosystem.”

TIA’s dedicated programming track within the IoT Slam Live Conference will feature executives from across the telecommunications industry, including:

  • Brad Klenz, Principal Architect in Advanced Analytics R&D at SAS;
  • Leonard Lee, Managing Director and Founder of neXt Curve;
  • Todd Boucher, Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) and certified by the United States Department of Energy as a Data Center Certified Energy Practitioner (DCEP);
  • Vernon Taylor, Executive Analyst at Ecosystm;
  • Brenda Boehm, Interim Chief Innovation Security Officer, IoT Board Advisor.

The IoT Slam Live event features expert contributions from elite IoT practitioners at leading-edge organizations including IBM, SAS, HPE, T-Systems, Zebra Technologies, Amazon AWS, Persistent, Spirent, among others. The event marks the IoT Community’s 9th international IoT conference, and its third live in-person event in Research Triangle Park. This event provides the global IoT ecosystem with a unique opportunity to learn from expert innovative practitioners about best practices for enterprises designing, securing, developing, and shaping the future of the IoT landscape.

In January 2019, TIA and the IoT Community announced their collaboration to share information, discuss, and explore technologies related to smart buildings, the Internet of Things, and other areas of interest. Pursuant to that goal, they will develop and share training content related to the Internet of Things and the various initiatives. Additionally, the organizations will work to educate industries on the role of the Internet of Things in buildings, collaborate on events, and share relevant research and expertise.

IoT practitioners seeking more information about IoT Slam Live Conference 2019, and to register, should visit: https://iotslam.com/iot-slam-conference-2019-register-now.


Ashley Simmons, 703-907-7704, asimmons@tiaonline.org

About TIA

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents more than 400 companies that enable high-speed communications networks and accelerate next-generation ICT innovation. Through leadership in U.S. and international advocacy, technology programs and standards development and business performance solutions, TIA and its members are accelerating global connectivity across every industry and market.