TIA to Host Smart Buildings and 5G Program at MWC Barcelona

Join TIA and executives from Microsoft, Dell EMC, and WeWork to discuss how next generation technologies will deploy 5G infrastructure

*** Event Advisory: February 25-28, 2019***

Arlington, VA (February 15, 2018) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, will host a half day partner program on Smart Buildings and 5G at the 2019 MWC Barcelona.

Presented by TIA and its sponsors including Dell EMC, iBwave, and Vertiv, the program will explore the infrastructure demands of 5G, how edge data centers and other technologies will address the complexity of emerging networks, and the challenges of densification in the built environment through the use case for Smart Buildings. TIA’s panels will take place on Wednesday, February 27, at the Fira de Barcelona. The program will be open to all MWC attendees and media.

WHAT:                 MWC19 Barcelona Partner Program – Smart Buildings & 5G: The Use Case

WHEN:                Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 9:30 AM to 12:45 PM

WHERE:               Fira de Barcelona, Hall 8.0, NEXTech Theatre E

Purchase your MWC pass and apply online to attend TIA’s program at:   https://www.mwcbarcelona.com/session/smart-buildings-5g-the-use-case/

Panel 1: 9:35 – 10:25 AM, How Smart Buildings Will Help Build 5G Infrastructure

  • Bob Allan, The Siemon Company
  • Seth Roy, iBwave
  • Limor Schafman, TIA

Panel 2: 10:55 – 11:50 AM, 5G and IoT: Bringing Edge Data Centers Front and Center

  • Jon Abbott, Vertiv
  • Ty Schmitt, Dell EMC
  • Harry Smeenk, TIA

Panel 3: 11:50 AM – 12:30 PM, Building the Business Case for Smart Buildings

  • Tom Davis, Azure IoT Business Acceleration and Ecosystem
  • Maureen Ehrenberg, WeWork
  • Kati Barklund, Sr. Workplace Strategy Manager, Tenant & Partner
  • Peter Scarpelli, Pegasus Capital Advisors


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

About TIA

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents more than 400 global 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. TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). TIA produces Network of the Future, an annual interactive experience with in-depth discussions that bring together the innovators and thought leaders shaping tomorrow’s connectivity landscape. For more information, visit TIAonline.org