Smart Cities Connect  Conference & Expo

  MAY 7-10, 2024 | RALEIGH, NC

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Sponsored by:
Town Square - smartcities.ctia

   CTIA Connectivity Workshop   
Connected Community Deployments: From Strategy to Reality

May 7, 2024 | 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Imagine sensor-powered alert systems for hazards like storms and wildfires, smart utility networks powering more efficient grids and meters, and smart traffic management solutions delivering real-time data on congestion, detours, and available parking.

Communities are bringing smart public services, connected utilities, and smart transportation solutions like these to life every day. But one big challenge is knowing where to start, particularly in terms of wireless services and technology.

At "Connected Community Deployments: From Strategy to Reality," you'll:

  • Learn about CTIA's free online wireless assessment tool, to identify seamless pathways to your next connected deployment.
  • Gain insights into IoT Network Certified for Smart Connected Infrastructure,™a first-of-its-kind program designed specifically to support cellular-enabled connectivity. It's based on NIST and 3GPP standards with testing for cybersecurity and industrial IoT devices.
  • Take home your own Connectivity Workbook, which shows how city stakeholders nationwide are using cellular networks to securely deploy scalable connected IoT devices and connect their communities


Subject to change

TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2024


Connectivity Workshop with the Town of Cary

Join us for lunch and hear from the Town of Cary and the challenges they face with advanced connectivity deployments. Participate in an open discussion as audience members become part of the solution. Learn from industry leaders and how they have helped other communities solve similar problems.


Networking Coffee Break

Freshen up, thank the Town of Cary, and help us move into our second portion of the workshop with certification insights and overcoming deployment challenges.


How Industry Certification Can Help

Hear from industry leaders like Ericsson and Verizon and learn how industry certification is shaping the future of connected deployments with common cybersecurity baselines.Hear from industry leaders like Ericsson and Verizon and learn how industry certification is shaping the future of connected deployments with common cybersecurity baselines.


Taking Connectivity to the Next Level

Dive into your free Workbook and find out how communities are deploying advanced solutions to help shrink carbon footprints, secure critical infrastructure, and modernize grids.



Workshop concludes

View workshop flyer here (pdf)    


Hosted by CTIA's

Michelle James

Michelle James, Vice President of Strategic Industry Programs, CTIA


Nicole Coughlin

Nicole Coughlin, Information Technology, Chief Information Officer, Town of Cary

Kevin Taylor

Kevin Taylor
Area Sales Manager, US Southeast, Axis Communications

Mark Sargent

Mark Sargent,
VP, Certification, CTIA

Kasey Gridley

Kasey Gridley,
Manager, Solutions Development, Duke Energy

Steve Lowe<

Steve Lowe, Senior Sales Director, Ericsson


Teri Nolan, Sr. Business Growth Manager, EV-Distributed Energy Resources, Itron

Scott McCarley<

Scott McCarley, Director of Marketing, Public Systems & Services, Signify

Brian Lee<

Brian Lee, Senior Product Manager, SouthernLinc

Charlie Nobles<

Charlie Nobles, VP of Business Development, Smart Grid, Ubicquia

Quazi Sayeed<

Quazi Sayeed, Manager, Strategic Operations, Utilities and IOT, Verizon

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