How Innovative Technologies Are Driving Major Infrastructure Improvements in Smart Cities


Date: Thursday, September 06, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Sponsor: Mouser and Icons of Infrastructure
Duration: 60 Minutes


From smart streetlights to connected cars, more and more forward-thinking cities are piloting and deploying innovative IoT technologies to drive improvements in their infrastructure. In this webinar, we will explore the technologies involved in three smart city projects, take a deep dive into the basic elements of these systems, how the technologies work together, and the benefits these systems are delivering. We will also discuss future trends.

Webinar attendees will hear from experts at the companies that are developing and delivering these technologies today and:

  • Gain insight into the most advanced state-of-the art smart city technologies being deployed
  • Achieve a deeper understanding of how these technologies work and the many benefits
  • Get a sneak peek at the planning horizon for the development and deployment of IoT technologies for smart cities


Austin Ashe
General Manager, Intelligent Cities
Current by GE

Austin Ashe, General Manager, Intelligent Cities at Current by GE drives the growth and strategy for the industry’s leading digital infrastructure and data platform for cities.

Brandon Carlson

Director Product Marketing
Network Solutions – Americas

Brandon Carlson, Director of Product Marketing for Itron, is a skilled marketing professional with more than 15 years of experience in developing technology strategies for the utility and smart city sectors. Most recently, Carlson has led the adoption of standards-based IoT networking platforms in markets around the world. Drawing from his expertise in wireless communications, Carlson is focused on helping clients solve energy and water resource management challenges with the right technology.

Carlson started his career at HP and Agilent as an engineer, followed by managing R&D and product integration for wireless communication solutions. Carlson joined Itron in 2011 and has held various positions in product management and product marketing. Carlson received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Idaho and his Master of Science in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.

Wendy Tao
Head of Smart Cities, Siemens Intelligent Transportation Systems
Siemens Mobility, Inc

Wendy Tao is the Head of Smart Cities for Siemens Intelligent Transportation Systems group at Siemens Mobility in the U.S. She and her teams within Siemens work with partners and city and regional agencies on Siemens Smart City solutions, connected vehicle applications, active and adaptive traffic management and the emerging field of mobility as a service. She has spent the last 15 years working on transportation, energy and climate change issues in California, nationally and internationally as a transportation consultant – with several years spent in transportation planning, and as a transportation analyst. Wendy studied finance and environmental policy at the University of Pennsylvania, and did her Masters studies in civil engineering and city planning. She is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Siemens Intelligent Traffic Systems business unit is part of the Siemens Mobility, Inc. which provides efficient and integrated transportation of people and goods by rail and road – including all products, solutions and services regarding mobility. Siemens’ ITS portfolio in the U.S. encompasses a full suite of traffic management solutions: from advanced traffic controllers to advanced traffic management software and adaptive traffic control. As a member of the U.S. Department of Transportation Research and Innovative Technology Administration Affiliated Test Beds, Siemens has supplied Connected Vehicle (CV) traffic controllers and software for CV test beds since 2007. The company is supplying hardware, software and integration services for earliest deployments of Connected Vehicle, and has partnered with a number of cities interested in Smart City transportation solutions.


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