TIA Presents Smart Buildings Expertise at the IoT Community’s IoT Day Slam 2019 Virtual Conference April 9th

Dedicated program track will highlight advancements in smart buildings and Edge Data Centers

Arlington, VA (March 21, 2019) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today announced a dedicated program track for the Internet of Things Community’s (IoT Community®) acclaimed IoT Day Slam 2019 Virtual Conference. Taking place April 9th, TIA and several of its member company experts and partners will discuss the association’s work to advance industry wide standards and frameworks for smart buildings and Edge Data Centers.

TIA’s dedicated programming track within the IoT Day Slam will feature executives from across the telecommunications, technology, real estate, and sustainability industries, including speakers from:

  • Farukh Aslam, CEO & President for Sinclair Holdings LLC, The Sinclair Fort Worth – A Marriott Autograph Hotel
  • Bruce Bailey, Senior Advisor and Program Manager for Smart Buildings at UL
  • Byron BeMiller, Vertical Marketing lead for Smart Buildings at Semtech
  • Brian Ensign, Vice President for Demand Creation and International at Superior Essex International
  • Craig Culwell Service Provider Market Development Manager at CommScope
  • Tom Davis, Business Acceleration, Ecosystem and Strategic Partnerships at Microsoft Azure IoT
  • Harry Smeenk, Senior Vice President for Technology Programs at TIA
  • Nancy Shemwell, COO of IoT Community
  • Limor Schafman, Director, Smart Building Programs at TIA
  • Clarence Reynolds, Director of Editorial & Event Content at TIA
  • Aparna Jue, Director of Product for Honeywell Connected Enterprise – Connected Worker
  • Wolfgang Werner, Sales Lead for Smart Building Portfolio Unit IoT at T-Systems
  • Brad Klenz, Principal Systems Architect at SAS
  • Alison Hong, Global Market Intelligence Manager at Johnson Controls
  • Leonard Lee, Managing Director and Founder at neXt Curve
  • Christopher Beall, Account Executive at Building Clarity

TIA’s collaboration with the IoT Community on smart buildings will help speed us all towards improved Quality of Experiences (QoE) and better cost management and efficiencies as we work together to accelerate the future of smart cities through the Internet of Things,” said Harry Smeenk, TIA’s Senior Vice President of Technology Programs. “TIA looks forward to continuing to work with the IoT Community on future events that will harnesses the power of the Internet of Things.”

The IoT Day Slam features expert contributions from elite IoT practitioners at leading-edge organizations including Uber, T-Systems, Forrester, Zebra, Microsoft, IBM, Amazon AWS, Spirent, and Motion Intelligence, among other leading industry players from the IoT ecosystem and members of the IoT Community. They will be discussing and demonstrating business applications and thought leadership around the deployment of IoT in corporate, enterprise and industrial ecosystems at this marquee virtual IoT conference.

“Open exchange of ideas is the cornerstone of the IoT Community, and strategic partnerships with premier industry associations are key to advancing thought leadership,” said Nancy Shemwell, Chief Operating Officer of the Internet of Things Community (IoT Community). “The IoT Day Slam provides an excellent platform for us to launch the first of what we hope to be many joint initiatives with the TIA. This focused program on Smart Buildings provides a holistic view of the opportunities and challenges associated with the Smart Building. We are delighted to have developed and extend this program to both TIA and IoT Community membership.”

The event marks the IoT Community’s 8th international IoT conference and provides the global IoT ecosystem with a unique opportunity to learn from expert innovative practitioners, about the best of the best use-cases and best practices for enterprises designing, developing, and shaping the future of the IoT landscape. The event takes place World IoT Day 2019, which is a day to recognize and celebrate the power that IoT has to transform our communities, our businesses and our lives, and IoT Day Slam embraces this spirit.

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 Day Slam 2019 and to register now for free should visit: https://iotslam.com/iot-slam-conference-2019-register-now.

About the IoT Community

The IoT Community is the world’s first to market and largest CxO community of senior business leaders and IoT practitioners consisting of 23,000+ members. The function is to focus on adoption and application of IoT in commercial environments, seeking to contribute applying technology or overcoming the variety of barriers, inhibitors, and technical and operational issues. For more information about IoT Community, visit http://www.iotcommunity.net. Follow @IoTChannel or #IoTCommunity


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

About TIA

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents more than 300 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.