Smart Building Kick-Off, IoT Community and TIA
Announced this January, the Internet of Things Community® (IoT Community®), and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, announced a partnership to accelerate the digital transformation of the Internet of Things and further the development of smart buildings. The two organizations have partnered to collaborate on a set of initiatives regarding smart buildings, manufacturing, connected vehicles, intelligent transportation, healthcare and more. Together we will share commercial, technical, and standardization insights and explore opportunities for collaboration on technologies, exchange information and expertise, and develop solutions to accelerate the development of the Internet of Things. Ensuring a smooth and secure implementation of these mass evolving technologies is key to our practitioner’s success. Today’s panel features Harry Smeenk, TIA’s Senior Vice President of Technology Programs and Nancy Shemwell, Chief Operating Officer of the Internet of Things Community (IoT Community) to explore how the organizations plan to share information, discuss, and explore technologies related to smart buildings, the Internet of Things, and other areas of interest. This session marks the first in a series of initiatives to develop and share training content related to the Internet of Things.
Harry Smeenk is Senior Vice President Technology Programs at the TIA (Telecommunications Industry Association) has over 30 years of industry experience in wireline, wireless and IP network design, development, deployment and integration. He has led product development, business development, engineering, installation, and field service organizations across the country working in start-up and medium-size wireless construction and deployment companies, as well as larger corporations such as Nortel Networks, Goodman Networks and others. He has provided IoT and next-generation networking and wireless consulting expertise to numerous companies, started and sold 3 wireless construction and maintenance companies, and has held various executive-level leadership positions across the information and communications technology industry. Harry earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of North Carolina (UNC) – Chapel Hill, NC He earned his Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Management from St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY.
Ms. Nancy Shemwell serves as the Chief Operations Officer of the IoT Community and will undertake key contributions to help deliver on the IoT Community’s forward directions to move ‘up the technology stack,’ while adding scale to its growing member business. Ms Shemwell most recently served as Chief Executive Officer at entegra technologies (now Vericlave), inc. since May 2016. She served as the Chief Operating Officer of DataSpan, Inc until January 8, 2016. Ms. Shemwell served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Multi-Link Inc. She served as an Executive Vice President of Global Sales & Services at Symmetricom Inc. from July 2006 to October 12, 2007 and also as its Senior Vice President of Sales and Service. Ms. Shemwell joined Symmetricom in 2004. She served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Jovial Test Equipment. With over twenty-five years in the telecommunications industry, Ms. Shemwell has held a variety of senior positions with global business responsibilities including assignments in Europe and North America. Her experience covers a broad spectrum of general management, sales and marketing roles in rapidly developing markets. A sixteen year career with Nortel Networks, where Ms. Shemwell held titles of President of Micom Communications Corporation (a Nortel subsidiary), Vice President of Business Segments and Vice President of Sales & Marketing of Wiltel (Nortel’s largest enterprise distributor) and Director of Marketing of Europe, Middle East and Africa. She served as a Director of Call Genie Inc. (also Known as VoodooVox, Inc) from October 26, 2006 to February 2014. Ms. Shemwell served as a Director of UpSnap, Inc. from October 26, 2006 to February 6, 2014. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University and a Master of Science in Business Administration from the American Technological University.
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