March 10, 2022
We’ll bring together digital transformation subject matters experts from all over the world to share insights on the changing infrastructure landscape in 2022 and beyond. The main themes of the event are: smart cities, smart buildings and mobility.
During the one-day online event, 30+ subject matter experts will share insights with 3 000+ expected attendees on how IoT is making the cities smarter; artificial intelligence in smart cities – from concept to reality; the ecosystem of smart city players – how they innovate and sell together; preparing the energy network for net zero; low-emission & sustainable mobility (hybrid, electric, hydrogen solutions); the role of 3D digital twins and IIoT on the road to decarbonization of buildings; startups to shape the future of smart cities; securing smart cities.
Director Solutions Engineering
Jaap joined Wejo, the leader in connected vehicle data, in 2019 to educate stakeholders on the potential of connected vehicle data. Now, as the Director of Solutions Engineering, Jaap oversees the business development team and the sales teams in both the UK and the US. He has previously spoken at the Frost & Sullivan awards and the Financial Times event. Prior to joining Wejo, Jaap was the business development manager at INRIX, where he was responsible for public sector sales in the Benelux and Middle East regions.
Founder of Trend Smart Cities, a consulting agency on smart cities for companies, the public sector and multilateral organizations.
Director of the Diploma Program in Smart Cities of the School of Government, Politics and International Affairs at Universidad Austral (Argentina).
Coordinator at the Laboratory of Innovation and Artificial Intelligence of Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA).
Founder / Analyst
Chris DePuy, founder of the 650 Group, is an experienced technology analyst covering communications, wireless technology, IoT and the Internet. He has demonstrated operating experience at board and management levels. His research specialties include the tech industry, equity research, financial modeling, private and public equity valuation, venture capital, market research, and deal sourcing.
In 1995, Chris, along with fellow lead analyst Mary Meeker for Morgan Stanley, wrote Wall Street’s first book covering the opportunity of the Internet, a ground breaking analysis of companies and trends impacting telecom investment. Today 650 Group research covers ~$400B worth of network products and related capital spending, over $100B of which is exclusively Service Provider-focused.
Achim von Neefe is a former software executive in the IoT area who now studies Smart Cities and the role they can play for our future energy landscape.
He currently works at TransnetNW, a german Transmission System Operator, and researches how a Smart District can be integrated into the TSO ecosystem.
Geoff Mulligan is a consultant, developer and speaker on the IoT, Privacy and Security, as well as a co-founder of Skylight. He has served as a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow and as US representative to the UN ISO Smart and Sustainable Cities Project. While serving as a Presidential Innovation Fellow working on Cyber-Physical Systems and IoT for the Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, he co-created and launched the SmartAmerica Challenge. Mr. Mulligan was the founding Chairman of both the LoRa Alliance, growing it to over 500 members, and the IPSO Alliance, making it the global voice for open standards for the IoT. Skylight is a digital consultancy focused on the confluence of Micro-Services, open API design, Internet of Things and lean/agile innovation.
Phil Beecher is the President of the Wi-SUN Alliance, an industry organization which promotes standards-based interoperable wireless communications products for Smart Ubiquitous Networks, Smart Cities and Internet of Things (IoT) applications, and implements a rigorous testing and certification program to achieve its aims.
Since 1997, Phil has played a key role in the development of communications standards including Bluetooth, WiFi, IETF, IEEE and cellular and the specification of test plans for a number of Smart Utilities Network standards, including Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and Home Energy Management Systems.
He was chairman of IEEE 802.15 TG4g (a wireless standard for Smart Utility Networks), chairman of IEEE802.15 TG4u and TG4v (defining RF spectrum for IoT networks globally), vice chairman of IEEE 802.15 TG4m (TV Whitespace), vice chairman of the WiFi Alliance Smart Grid Task Group, chairman of OpenSG Edge Conformity Task Group, Contributing Editor to IEEE802.15.4-2006 and has held positions in the U.S. Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) Test and Certification Committee, Telecom Industry Association and Bluetooth SIG.
He is a graduate of the University of Sussex with a degree in Electronic Engineering and holds patents in communications and networking technology.
Lucian serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Building Cyber Security, a non-profit organization established in 2020 to enhance global safety by developing frameworks with stakeholders across multiple sectors to promote cyber protections in operational technologies, controls, and devices for enhanced human security and safety in an increasingly smart world. In this role, he applies his expertise and experience in the convergence of facilities, real estate, and technology to counter emerging global threats.
Prior to this appointment, Lucian served in the White House as the Deputy Program Associate Director in the Office of Management and Budget providing budgetary, policy, and management oversight for all U.S. national security programs of the Department of Defense, the National Nuclear Security Agency, and National Intelligence Programs.
In August 2017, he was appointed by the President as an Assistant Secretary of Defense to lead and manage the budgeting, development, and operations of the Department of Defense’s real property portfolio, which encompasses 28 million acres on 500 installations with over 500,000 buildings valued at a trillion dollars. Lucian was responsible for identifying and mitigating risk to national security programs, as well as improving energy and environmental resilience, in the construction, sustainment, and modernization of facilities and related infrastructure. He also represented the Department in all major real estate acquisitions, transfers, protections, and divestitures, working with communities around the world to promote compatible economic development. Lucian also served the Secretary of Defense as a strategic advisor for critical mission assurance and cybersecurity programs, and as an Assistant Secretary of the Navy.
Lucian also founded in 2014 and currently directs The Niemeyer Group, LLC providing public and private sector clients strategic advisory services for economic and business development. From 2003 to 2014 he served on the professional staff of the United States Senate Committee on Armed Services responsible for legislative and budget oversight over a wide portfolio of national security programs.
Lucian is an Air Force veteran with 21 years of active and Virginia Air National Guard service. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture, from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Business Administration from The George Washington University, and a Master of National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He was also appointed a Fellow in the Society of American Military Engineers.
VP, Business Development
As Vice President – Business Development, E.J. is responsible for fostering relationships with new and existing clients and developing an ecosystem of partners able to fulfill client needs. He strives to positively impact Digitalware customers by helping to increase net operating income (NOI), drive efficiencies to reduce cost, and mitigate risk from both a cyber and physical security perspective.
E.J. is a visionary leader and pioneer in the wireless LAN market with nearly three decades of producing positive results for clients in the telecommunications, enterprise and digital advertising industries. He is a skilled strategist who creates value by developing executive relationships and crafting effective client deals and partner programs. He is a strong tactical leader with proven experience in sales, marketing, software product development, operations, distribution, strategic planning, business development, and finance.
Even though he is a life-long technologist, E.J. does not believe in creating technology for technology’s sake. Instead, he is focused on creating technology that solves real business problems and concerns. He is committed to implementing technology appropriately which is at the core of the Digitalware offering. Focused on the commercial real estate market and integrating technology into buildings, E.J. presents owners and occupiers with a holistic solution, aggregating all technology point solutions and making them work seamlessly while ensuring they are secure and safe from cyber-attack.
Before joining Digitalware, E.J. co-founded his own wireless design business which was acquired by a publicly traded industry leader. At LCC International, an industry leader in wireless design services, he led business development for small cell and in building wireless services. He spend 12 years with AT&T/Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs where he gained strong international business experience as CFO of an AT&T/Lucent wholly-owned subsidiary in the Netherlands. E.J. is a founding member of the Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance (WECA), the body that created the term, “Wi-Fi.”
With a background in finance, E.J. was the controller on the team that eventually brought the first generation of wireless to market in the 1990’s. Most impactful to his career growth from that experience was learning to understand the ramifications that technology can have on people and organizations. Many people were telling them that what they were trying to accomplish was impossible, but the team had a “get it done” attitude and made it happen. Over the years, E.J. has brought that same attitude to all his positions as he continually looks for gaps in the marketplace and figures out ways in which to fill them.
E.J. earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance from St. Bonaventure University and his MBA in Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
CEO and Founder
Stephanie Atkinson, founder and CEO of Compass Intelligence, leads the organizational direction of the company, including strategic initiatives, client engagements activities, financial planning, and consulting services with vendors and companies across the globe. Ms. Atkinson has worked in the telecommunications and high-tech market research and consulting industry for two decades. Under her direction, Compass Intelligence made the Aggie 100 list for one of the fastest growing Aggie-owned businesses in 2010.
Ms. Atkinson has also been listed on the Top B2B Thought Leaders and Influencers to Follow in 2020, Top 100 Wireless Technology Experts 2014 by Today’s Wireless World, as well as Top M2M Influencer (#8) by Onalytica, and the 50 Most Influential Women in IoT by IoTi. She is also a board advisor for Silverwood Partners, nGage Events, TechWeek Dallas, and serves on the CTA Startup Working Group and TIA Advisory Group. She is an author and contributor to CIO.com with Inside the Transforming Enterprise, CIO Review, and a member of the IDG Influencer Network. She is the chair for both the IoT Smart Cities Summit and Enterprise Exchange Summit (The 5G and Edge Summit), produced by nGage Events, and also an Executive Advisor to Texas A&M’s Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution department. She serves as a mentor to Texas A&M University’s Society of Women in Industrial Distribution program.
Ms. Atkinson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Distribution from the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University (College Station, TX), and a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Management of Technology from the University of Texas at San Antonio.