TIA Talks Smart Buildings as a Microcosm of Smart City in Barcelona

Powering Next Gen Networks for Smart Communities and Buildings

Sunday, February 25, 2018 | Hotel Arts in Barcelona, Spain

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Join TIA ahead of MWC 2018 for presentations and discussions focused on smart communities and smart buildings. This event will also feature the recently published IDC report commissioned by TIA “Powering Digital Transformation in Smart Cities:  The Role of Smart Buildings."

Topics for the presentations will include:

  • The macro challenges facing communities today,
  • The need for a common connected platform and language for smart community development,
  • A deep technology review of smart building and smart city platform use cases, and
  • How we, community and industry leaders, can collaborate to build the smart community that meets the needs and vision of citizens, municipal leaders, and corporation partners. 

Following the presentation and panel, TIA will provide an update on its smart buildings and communities program initiatives and then faciliate a roundtable discussion focused on smart communities, smart city platforms and smart buildings. A networking reception will close the evening.

Time: Panel Discussions 2:00 – 5:30 p.m. | Reception 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Hotel Arts, Carrer de la Marina, 12-31, 08005, Barcelona, Spain
Contact: TIA's Limor Schafman @ lschafman@tiaonline.org


Feb 25
1:30 PM
2:00 PM

Doors Open, Registration and Networking

2:00 PM
2:15 PM

Welcome by TIA


Wesley Johnston

Wesley Johnston, CEO, TIA

2:15 PM
2:35 PM

IDC Presentation - Powering Digital Transformation in Smart Cities: The Role of Smart Buildings

Discussing the release of an IDC report commissioned by TIA titled, “Powering Digital Transformation in Smart Cities: The Role of Smart Buildings,” this presentation from IDC will discusses how smart buildings can be a both a microcosm of a smart city and an integral building block for smart communities. Highlights will include an overview of the report and how it explores how urban policy makers, building owners, real estate developers, and technology vendors can maximize the benefits generated by smart technologies in public and private facilities in urban environments.


Hugh Ujhazy
IoT and IDC

Hugh Ujhazy, Associate Vice President for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Telecommunications International Data Corporation (IDC)

2:35 PM
3:05 PM

Fireside Chat: Global Trends and Realities for Smart Communities


Michael Zeto

Michael Zeto, General Manager, Executive Director of AT&T Smart Cities

3:00 PM
3:15 PM


3:15 PM
4:00 PM

TIA Smart Buildings Program Update: Smart Buildings as a Microcosm of the Smart Community


Harry Smeenk

Limor Schafman

Harry Smeenk, Vice President, Program Development, TIA
Limor Schafman, Director, Smart Buildings Programs, TIA

4:00 PM
5:30 PM

Roundtable Discussion

This interactive group discussion facilitated by TIA will tackle the interoperability challenges of communications infrastructure and systems between smart buildings and smart communities.

5:30 PM
7:00 PM

Networking Reception (Invitation Only)


Sponsorship Opportunities

Be a sponsor and get visibility, brand marketing and leads from senior executives



  • Speaking slot
    Your executive will be a featured speaker on the main panel.
  • Hot Leads
    You will receive all leads from the event attendees as well as every online download of the report.
  • TIA NOW Video Included
    Position in the TIA NOW IoT Series episode that will be filmed at the event, with an additional potential audience of 240,000 ICT executives.
  • Brand Marketing
    • Speaker photo & bio for website and all marketing materials
    • Logo on all email campaigns
    • Logo on housekeeping slides during event
    • Logos on event signage
    • Prominent space for your signage
    • Room for marketing collateral

Contact: Diane O’Flaherty at doflaherty@tiaonline.org