CTO Council Meeting (Barcelona, Spain) - February 26, 2017


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About TIA CTO Council
The TIA CTO Council is comprised of leading technical strategists from the ICT industry who meet regularly to network and exchange information in terms of technology, standards, markets, and solutions.

Mission: TIA’s CTO Council meets to:

  • Address common needs as a group
  • Network and interact with peers within the industry
  • Agree on recommendations for TIA and the industry
  • Generate thought leadership content in the form of white papers, video content, blogs and articles
  • Provide subject matter expertise for telecommunications industry technology


Networking: The Council provides the valuable opportunity for peers in a leadership role to build valuable industry relationships and strengthen their networks.

Thought Leadership:

  • The Council explores ways to proactively address industry needs in a rapidly changing technology environment.
  • The Council helps guide the association to develop technology information resources, projects, programs, education, best practices and standards that reflect the industry’s urgent and relevant needs.

CTO Council Meetings are invitation only. If you are interested in attending and participating in an upcoming meeting, please contact events@tiaonline.org.

Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona
Passeig del Taulat 262-264
Barcelona, 08019, SPAIN
TEL: +34-93-5070707

Locations: CTO Council Lunch - Adriatric Room; CTO Council Meeting - Marmara Room

CTO Council Meeting Agenda (Invitation Only)

FEB 26
1:00 PM
5:00 PM

Overcoming the Challenges Posed by the Complexity of IoT

1:00 PM    Networking Lunch (Location: Adriatric Room)

2:00 PM    Welcome and Introduction (Location: Marmara Room)
Brenda Boehm, Chief Strategy Officer, TIA

Brenda Boehm

2:05 PM    Opening Remarks
CTO Council Meeting Sponsor:
Chris Drake, CTO, iconectiv; CTO Council Meeting Sponsor

2:20 PM    Convening of the CTO Council
Adam Drobot,
Co-chair CTO Council; Board Chairman, OpenTechWorks

Adam Drobot

2:30 PM    Fireside Chat
Maciej Kranz,
Vice President, Corporate Strategic Innovation Group, Cisco and author of Building the Internet of Things: Implement New Business Models, Disrupt Competitors, Transform Your Industry
 Andy Castonguay, Senior Analyst, Machina Research

Maciej Kranz

Andy Castonguay

3:00 PM    Introductions and Prioritites

3:30 PM    Moderated Roundtable Discussions 
•  Taming the IoT Experience for the End user
•  Attacking the Cycle for Creating and Deploying IoT Solutions
•  Simplifying and Automating IoT Operations

4:00 PM    Readout of Roundtable Discussions

4:30 PM    Synthesis and Summation
Andy Castonguay,
Senior Analyst, Machina Research

4:50 PM     Next Steps, Next Meeting and Close
Brenda Boehm,
Chief Strategy Officer, TIA
Adam Drobot, Co-chair CTO Council; Board Chairman, OpenTechWorks

Brenda Boehm

Adam Drobot
FEB 26
5:00 PM
7:00 PM


Pistachio Restaurant - Located in Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona