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   IoT: A Walk in the Park Workshop

May 10, 2024 | 1:30pm - 7:00pm

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Cary North Carolina     

In Partnership with:

Welcome to a workshop like no other!

Join us for an exciting journey into the future of urban green spaces as we unveil our groundbreaking project – the deployment of sensors on a LoRaWAN network in our brand-new downtown destination park. This workshop provides a balanced perspective on the deployment. Get ready to be captivated by the possibilities, inspired by innovation, and learn about the challenges and potential pitfalls that come with this endeavor.

By the end of this workshop, you will be equipped with a well-rounded perspective on LoRaWAN network deployment and sensor integration, ready to navigate the terrain with a comprehensive understanding of both the exciting opportunities and the challenges that lie ahead.
(bus transportation, lunch and networking reception)

Transportation will be provided from the Raleigh Convention Center to the Downtown Cary Park and back to the Convention Center. Limited seating is available. Please register as soon as possible to reserve your spot! 

12:45 PM Bus departs for Downtown Cary Park
7:15 PM Bus departs for Raleigh Convention Center

Downtown Cary Park address for those driving or taking Uber:
327 S Academy St, Cary, NC 27511

Registration is closed - Sold Out. No tickets available at the Park.


Nicole Coughlin
Chief Information Officer, Town of Cary, NC

Joy Ennis

Joy Ennis
Downtown Park General Manager, Town of Cary, NC

Tyson Echentile

Tyson Echentile
Global Manager, IoT Partner and Business Development, IoT Division, SAS

Gabriel Nave

Gabriel Nave
VP Business Development, Everynet

Justin Sherwood

Justin Sherwood
Deputy CIO, Town of Cary, NC

Tom Sibrizzi

Tom Sibrizzi
Enterprise Account Executive, NWN Carousel


FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2024

1:30 – 2:00

Opening Remarks & Boxed Lunch

  • Joy Ennis,  Downtown Park General Manager, Town of Cary
  • Nicole Coughlin,  Chief Information Officer, Town of Cary
2:00– 2:45

Exploring the Park of the Future:
Take a walk through the breathtaking beauty of our state-of-the-art downtown destination park and learn how technology can enhance the overall experience for residents, visitors, and staff.

Tour Guides:

  • Downtown Cary Park Tour Guides
2:45 – 3:30 Nuts and Bolts of IoT Deployment using LoRaWAN

This session covers the fundamental concepts, network, hardware, software, security considerations necessary for our IoT deployment. We will walk through the architecture and how it all works and the details of our LoRaWan network. (technical session)


  • Matt Porrazzo, IoT Product Analysts, Town of Cary


  • Gabriel Nave, VP Business Development, Everynet
  • Damien Bucovsky, IoT Architecture, Town of Cary
  • Tyson Echetile, Global Manager, IoT Partner and Business Development, IoT Division, SAS
3:30 – 3:45 Break
3:45 – 4:30

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (Lessons Learned)
In this session where you'll gain a comprehensive understanding of what it truly entails to deploy a LoRaWAN network and sensors, while exploring the exciting opportunities, challenges, and potential pitfalls along the way and future trends.


  • Justin Sherwood, Assistant IT Director, Town of Cary


  • Ted Urbaniak, IoT Product Manager, Town of Cary
  • Brandon Kooman, Sr Manager IoT Delivery Support & Enablement, SAS
  • Josh Cox, CEO, Oxit
4:30 – 4:55

Formal "Meet the Partners"

Join us in this engaging session as we explore the pivotal role of our partnerships in deploying LoRaWAN networks and sensors to revolutionize our downtown park.

Join us for a lively series of 5-minute market insights of Cary's strategic partners.


  • Nicole Coughlin, Chief Information Officer, Town of Cary


  • Tyson Echentile, Global Manager, IoT Partner and Business Development, IoT Division, SAS
  • Gabriel Nave, VP of Business Development, Everynet
  • Tom Sibrizzi, Enterprise Account Executive, NWN Carousel
  • Nick Schavone, Account Manager of Public Sector, Cisco
  • Liz McCormick, Regional Manager, NC SLED East, Cisco
5:00 – 7:00 Cocktail Reception Sponsored by NWN Carousel

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