City as a Platform – Latest Technology and Market Trends

Date December 13, 2018
Time 11am ET

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Modern cities are quickly evolving into their own digital platforms that can gather and digest data from myriad sources. Technologies like 5G networks, edge computation, and big data analytics are enabling this trend, which is beginning to manifest itself in much increased vehicle-to-vehicle communications, increased analysis of public safety cameras, and predictive maintenance of public infrastructure, among many other things. Massive deployment of relatively simple sensor loops has already led to substantial changes in the way cities manage energy, public safety, waste, traffic, parking and much more. This session will examine the state of current solutions, cutting edge technology, and where the smart cities market will take us from here.

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Thorsten Milsmann, Director Internet of Things, worldwide, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Thorsten Milsmann at Hewlett Packard Enterprise responsible for the IoT Sales worldwide, including GTM with partners. His responsibility is also managing the internal IoT program across all HPE sales and delivery organizations specifically HPE PointNext. He is consolidating the market and customer requirements as well as the definition, validation and commercializing of the solution portfolio.

After graduation as MBA at University of Mannheim he held various sales roles before joining HP in 1998, since he was in several sales and sales managements positions in Germany and Eastern Europe and was HPs Global Account Manager for MunichRe Insurance.

John Muhlner, Head of Product Marketing, Verizon Smart Communities

John Muhlner is a product innovator and business development leader with more than 15-years of experience building, marketing and deploying IoT and Big Data solutions, embedded device hardware and software, enterprise and cloud-based applications, API exposure platforms, and mobile application platforms.

John is currently responsible for Product Marketing in the Verizon Smart Communities business unit, which supports a portfolio of intelligent lighting, traffic, parking, and public safety solutions. Prior to Verizon, John was an Alliance Director at Sensity Systems, an industry leader in IoT platforms for Smart Cities that leverage street light infrastructure, which was acquired by Verizon in September of 2016.

John has also held several partner management, product marketing, and product management positions at Oracle and Sun Microsystems. John has a MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University.