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DATE :  November 9th, 2010   ABSTRACT : 

As more and more people move from rural spaces to populate urban areas, leading cities like Edinburgh, New York and Dubai are implementing smarter systems in the Public Safety, Transportation, Education and Water sectors to overcome challenges posed by rapid urbanization. Utilizing information and communication technologies (ICT) to transform core systems and services, these municipalities optimize use of limited resources; this is the “Smart City”.
Smart Cities are teaming up with players like IBM, Cisco and SAP, who are investing resources to promote the development of new applications and services while raising the involvement of citizens.
"Smart Cities" will provide a unique opportunity to hear from industry leaders and innovative companies about new technologies and initiatives related to the evolving Smart City space. The event will focus on business opportunities and will discuss challenges cities are facing and solutions that are developed to address them.

VENUE :  KPMG - 500 E. Middlefield Rd. Mountain View, CA  
5:00 - 6:00pm
Poster Session / Buffet Dinner / Networking
6:00 - 6:15pm
Technology as an Enabler for Sustainable Communities
Pavlic Khoudian, Cisco Systems
6:15 - 6:30pm
Let's Build a Smarter Planet: Smarter Water Management
Garrett Rowe, IBM
6:30 - 6:40pm
Smart City Transportation
Eric Weiss, GreenRoad
6:40 - 6:50pm
Smart City Communications
Gabi Daniely, AeroScout
6:50 - 7:05pm Break / Poster Session
7:05 - 7:15pm Smart City Smart Electricity Monitoring
Adi Shamir, Panoramic Power
7:15 - 7:25pm Smart City Security
Mike Hodor, NICE Systems
7:25 - 7:45pm
Networking with Speakers & Companies

Pavlic Khoudian, Director, Customer Solutions Strategy, Cisco Systems Smart & Connected Communitites
Pavlic Khoudian is currently responsible for leading strategic initiative for Cisco Services enabling business transformation for key global clients. Previously he led Cisco Services strategic initiatives for Data Center Services strategy and introducing Advanced Unified Communications into Capital Markets. Mr. Khoudian has over 20 years experience in providing thought leadership, insights and strategic directions to customers. He has served global Fortune 500 companies in High-Tech, Financial Services, Wireless and Commercial development of Intelligent Buildings with innovative and market leading solutions. He is known for envisioning and delivering forward thinking integrated business/ technology solutions. Prior to Cisco, he held executive positions at Reuters, EDS and Over Arup where he led Market Development, built consulting practices and oversaw state of the art large scale consulting engagements. Mr. Khoudian received his Masters of Science in Business and IT Architecture with Distinction from Brunel University in London, completed a Postgraduate research in Digital Electronics at King’s College University of London and received his Bachelors of Science, Honors Degree in Electronic Engineering from Hertfordshire University. Mr Khoudian has been an active member of the leadership team of the Stanford Venture Lab for the past 12 years.


Gabi Daniely, VP Marketing & Product Strategy, AeroScout
Mr. Daniely brings extensive experience in product marketing and management to the AeroScout team, and has led the company's entry into the RFID and WLAN location product markets. Prior to joining AeroScout, he led the Product Management of Emblaze Systems, which supplies multimedia solutions to the cellular industry. He has also worked in IT Systems Management at Intel. Mr. Daniely has managed software and hardware products in a variety of fields including manufacturing, cellular and location based solutions. He has also run the implementation and rollout of large-scale international professional services projects for cellular carriers. He earned a B.S. with honors in Information Systems & Industrial Engineering and an M.B.A.

Garrett Rowe, Managing Consultant, IBM Global Business Services Unit
Garrett Rowe is a managing consultant in IBM’s Global Business Services organization.  He serves as a project manager and computer systems architect for IBM’s US Federal Team. A native of Connecticut, he graduated the US Naval Academy in 2000. During 8 years of military service he flew S-3B Viking aircraft until their retirement from service, deployed to Afghanistan in support of the Department of State, and ultimately served as the Navy’s Director of Training and Readiness Ashore for the Southwestern US. Garrett joined IBM in March of 2008 and has participated in a wide range of projects across IBM’s federal practice area.  His focus is on process optimization and the integration of emerging technology into existing business processes.  In 2009 he began working under IBM’s Smarter Planet Initiative.  Currently he is the project manager for a Smarter Water partnership which fuses multiple independent data sources in the Sonoma Watershed into a consolidated and actionable information tool.

Mike Hodor, Northwest Regional Sales Manager, NICE Systems
Mike Hodor is the Northwest Regional Sales Manager for NICE Systems.  Mike has sixteen years experience as a sales manager in the security industry.  Prior to joining NICE, Mike was Vice President of Sales at Arecont Vision.  He also held senior positions with Sentex Systems, Controlled Products Systems Group, and The Kohler Company. Hodor is a graduate of Columbia College in Los Angeles, California with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications.

Adi Shamir, CTO and Co-founder, Panoramic Power
Adi Shamir, Panoramic's CTO and co-founder, is a physicist with over 10 years of experience in the high-tech industry. Adi has significant experience in utilizing complex multi-disciplinary technologies involving physics based hardware and software. Prior to co-founding Panoramic, Adi was the hardware product line manager in AeroScout, a company providing Wi-Fi based active RFID real time location systems for the enterprise market. Adi led the product line from only a handful into over 20 different products, and was in charge of conceiving and leading integration of new technologies into the company’s solutions. Formerly, Adi worked as the director of technical marketing at RFWaves (aquired by VISHAY, NYSE: VSH), a semiconductor startup developing short range wireless communication chipsets. In this position Adi managed the company’s outbound technical activities and design-in projects with customers worldwide. Prior to that, Adi worked as a senior physicist and was in charge of developing some of the company’s core RF technologies. Adi holds an MSc and BSc (cum laude) in physics from Tel Aviv uniersity. His academic work focused on wave scattering, where he published a novel approach for modeling electromagnetic waves in rotating systems. Adi is a co-inventor of a few patents, including RF antennas and RTLS system design.


Eric Weiss, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Marketing, Green Road
Eric Weiss has an 18-year track record of launching, marketing and rapidly scaling multinational businesses which have included software as a service. Prior to GreenRoad Eric served as chief marketing officer of Covad Communications. As vice president of Macromedia's telecom solutions business, he was credited with launching this new business unit, one of the company's first forays into vertical industry solutions. Eric co-founded and served as COO of ITXC, helped take the company public and grew revenues from zero to over $300 million. Eric has also held marketing and management roles at Hewlett-Packard, Dialogic (formerly Intel), and BCE Ventures. Before joining GreenRoad, Eric was an entrepreneur in residence for the California Israel Chamber of Commerce, where he founded and currently chairs the Cleantech program for a group of investors, entrepreneurs and established companies in California and Israel. Eric's double masters degrees, an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Master in Public Policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, also provide complementary business and policy perspectives.

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