Smart Cities of the Future

April 20, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 pm Register Now Location: 400 Northpark, Suite 335, 1000 Abernathy Road, Atlanta, GA 30328 Smart Cities initiatives caught the public eye with last year’s federal transportation department contest for over $50M in awards for the winning city.  Many cities that didn’t win the contest are committed to making their cities “smart” – Why are cities pursuing smart initiatives? What’s in it for cities? What’s in it for citizens and businesses? Where do cities begin?  When will it happen here? Key players in this segment will discuss trends as it applies to smart buildings, smart homes, energy management, & wireless networking with case studies of implementations and the outlook for the future. Moderator: Jeff Evans, Georgia Tech Networking: 6:00 – 6:45 pm Panel Discussion: 6:45 – 8:00... read more

Ultra-Connected Logistics

March 16, 2017 Pervasive connectivity has reshaped connected devices and spawned the IoT revolution. Fleet Management has been one of the first areas of the enterprise to leverage it and reap the rewards. The next generation of fleet management and IoT is gearing up for another wave of disruption of logistics management driven by wireless coverage, capacity, latency, speed, and the wealth of data that can be collected and analyzed real-time. Tracking delivery vehicles and sales vehicle fleet is table stakes. Wireless micro-tracking technologies are enabling tracking of every single SKU that is shipped all along its route from the warehouse to the installation site or to the customer. Manufacturers, retailers, shippers, and customers are already willing to pay. From adopting predictive maintenance to shooting for autonomous trucking, the city of Atlanta and companies such as UPS, AT&T, Verizon Telematics, and TotalTrax are setting the foundation for the evolution together with other players. Panelists:  Philip Aiello, Senior Product Manager Automotive Engineering , UPS Amit Jain, Strategy, Big Data & Business Development Leader, Verizon Telematics Dick Sorenson, Director of Product Management, TotalTrax Keith Robinson, City of Atlanta, Mayor’s Office of Innovation, Delivery and Performance Susan Fitzsimmons, AT&T, IoT Product Marketing Manager Moderator: Mike Curran, Senior Manager, Global Telecom and Future of Mobility team, Deloitte Networking: 6:00 – 6:45 pm Panel Discussion: 6:45 – 8:00... read more

Wearables as Change Agents

February 16, 2017 Fitness trackers, home medical devices and monitoring systems – all are connected and generating data, but are they generating any change? Until recently, sensor observations were warehoused, but with few applications generating actionable recommendations for change in behavior. Join us for a lively discussion of the transformational wearable products currently on the market and their potential to impact change. Panelists: Roderick Moore, Jr. Vice President Sports Performance, Catapult Sports Andrew Hooge, Product Owner, Validic Mike Stashak, CMO, Wahoo Fitness Dr. Goutam Koley, VP, Modjoul Moderator: Chip Standifer, Managing Partner at Virtual Design Group... read more

Energizing mCommerce with Enhanced Messaging

January 19th 6:00 – 8:00 pm Location: 400 Northpark, Suite 335, 1000 Abernathy Road, Atlanta, GA 30328 Conversational commerce is bringing commerce into the familiar and personal context of messaging apps, transforming the customer experience by making it more convenient for both businesses and their customers. The mCommerce market is experiencing innovations from major mobile and technology players with the advent of chat bots and universal adoption of messaging apps like Facebook Messenger, Twitter, WeChat, etc. Our panel of industry experts will explore how changes in enhanced messaging will impact transactions and mobile payments in the future. Discover the upcoming opportunities and plan how to benefit from it. Panelists: Jay Sheth, CEO, mGage India Bruce Bales, VP Bus Dev & Carrier Management, North America, CLX Arun Gore, Board Member, bKash Ltd Moderator: Carlos Bosch, Director, Market Deployment,... read more

Mobile Predictions for 2017 & Beyond

November 17, 2016 The popular Annual Analyst event of the Wireless Technology Forum will provide the platform for predictions, analysis and interactive discussions with a group of experts of what’s hot in the wireless industry. In this session some of the best pundits in the industry will cover the ecosystem of next-generation mobile services, market opportunities, and business models to drive the mobile economy in 2017 and beyond. The discussions will address topics such as emerging wireless services, disruptive forces, innovation in mobility, security threats, and ecosystem developments, etc. and what we can expect in the future. Panelists:     Tim Horan, Managing Director & Senior Analyst, Oppenheimer & Co Berge Ayvazian, Senior Analyst & Consultant, Wireless 20/20 Miguel Myhrer, Managing Director & Practice Lead, Communications, Media & Technology Group, Accenture Carlos Bosch, Director of Market Deployment, GSMA North America Moderator: Dr. Benn Konsynski, George S. Craft Distinguished University Professor of Information Systems & Operations Management, Goizueta Business School, Emory University... read more

Smart Cities – Leveraging Next Gen Transportation

Date: October 20, 2016 The vision of multi-modal transportation is taking over the world. It’s the ultimate convergence of major trends of our time: self-driving cars, IoT and mobile enterprise 4.0, ubiquitous mobile connectivity, big data and machine learning, multi-sided business models, and co-opetition. Transportation is a major component of the Smart City. The efforts will revolutionize urban commutes, intercity travel, shipment of goods, and all the industries in the transportation ecosystem. They will help cities relieve traffic congestion and be on the forefront of urban planning. Join us to get a glimpse of the future by meeting experts who are leading the transformation. Panelists Matt Foreman, Market Development, Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Cities, AT&T Yasir Qureshi,Head of Global Sales and Business Development for Service Provider IoT, Cisco George Ayres, Associate Partner, Global Business Services, IBM Moderator: Lauren Powalisz, Principal, Deloitte Consulting... read more

Enabling Seamless Travel Experiences

Hosted by GSMA Social media and mobility have made a profound impact on the travel industry. Use of instant messaging, virtual chat bots, voice & visual interactions are transforming the experiences for the business and leisure travelers. A panel of industry experts will discuss the emerging technologies and new use cases that make the whole travel experience seamless and what we can expect to see in the future. Panelists Darin Wonn, Director, Applied Discovery Group, IHG Jesse Maddox, CEO, TripLingo Mahesh Gupta, GM – Enterprise Mobility, Delta Moderator: Diane Estner, Danni Enterprises, Contributor, Hospitality Upgrade... read more

Cyberwar Battlefield: IoT, Wearables and Sensors

August 18th 6pm Event Location: 1000 Abernathy Road, Atlanta, GA 30328 Hosted by GSMA The number of devices, wearables, sensors and connected devices will number in the billions and their economic beneifits in the trillions. They will bring significant benefits and be disruptive and transformational in our everyday lives. Yes, there are many fears and concerns about the security and privacy implications of these systems. Panelists Derek Harp, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, NexDefense Greg Adams, VP Product Management, Predikto David K. Dabbiere, President & COO, WanderingWifi Moderator: Karun Rajasekharan, Meru Cloud & Security... read more

How does AR-VR-AI impact the enterprise today and tomorrow?

July 21, 2016 Watch a recap This special session of the Wireless Forum will include a hands-on showcase for you to see, touch, & feel current and emerging wearable Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) devices, followed by a panel discussion on their impact on the future of the enterprise. Panelists: Maribeth Gandy, PhD., Director of the Interactive Media Technology Center at Georgia Tech Christopher (C3) Croteau, Director Strategic Business Development, Head Mounted Display Products, New Devices Group at Intel Corporation Jim Fletcher, IBM Distinguished Engineer, Watson Internet of Things, IBM Andrew Sugaya, Director of Partnerships at APX Labs Moderator: Matt Walsh, Director of Business Development for Strategic Categories in AT&T’s IoT Solutions Group  ... read more

Creating Competitive Edge through the Mobile Experience

June 16th Mobile web usage is expected to grow at a rapid pace of 8x over the next five years. Smartphones are the predominant device used to search and transact on the web, causing paradigm shift for the customer experiences to be mobile-first. A panel of mobile industry experts will discuss the aspects of excellence with customer experiences in a touch-sensitive age. The discussions will cover seamless applications across various form factors & multiple devices, customer engagement strategies, compelling user experiences, etc. Panelists: Matt Jones, General Manager of Mobile, Home Depot Kelly Read, Director, Product Development, Cricket Wireless Joe Conway, Founder & CEO, Stable Kernel Moderator: KC Wolff-Ingham, Experience Design, North Highland Group Watch Recap... read more