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.
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
IIoT Technologies Implemented by Cities Around the World
Worldwide, leaders are trying to make their cities smarter. These initiatives are often in response to specific and ongoing issues that cities are facing. Parking, overcrowding, noise, massive energy consumption, and pollution are just a few of them. To address some of these challenges, many are taking the wrong approach.
Geoff Mulligan will explain what are the key questions that can help the decision-makers evaluate their projects better. Join this session to learn about a few cities that already implemented IIoT technologies to improve people’s lives. Find out more about the City of London’s smart lighting project and how technology is helping to tackle some of the significant challenges in today’s cities, including lighting, traffic congestion, environmental issues.