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Deep dive: Smart city infrastructure design

Deep dive: Smart city infrastructure design

Moderator Chelsea Collier, Editor-At-Large, Smart Cities Connect and Founder, Digi.City is joined by Zeev Braude, GreenRoad, CEO & President; Bryon Jacob, CTO & Co-founder, Data.World; Jay Boisseau, Austin CityUP, President; Vizias, CEO and Nathan Dunn, Blue Cats, CEO to discuss smart city infrastructure design at the Enterprise IoT Summit in Austin, Texas

Chelsea Collier is dedicated to fostering collaboration across the public and private sector in order to connect and engage communities to solve civic challenges. Her current focus on Smart Cities unifies her experience in tech, policy, social impact, civic engagement and entrepreneurship. She documents her research on a community platform she created, Digi.City, and is a contributor to RCR Wireless and Industrial IoT 5G. Chelsea is a Co-Founder of Impact Hub Austin, a local co-working and community space for social and civic enterprises that is a part a global network of more than 80 Impact Hubs around the world. She is also co-Founder of two other start-ups, Wake Up, a professional and personal development company and Mable, a social enterprise that produces modular furniture from sustainable materials manufactured in the USA. Through her consulting company, Intercambio, she advises multiple startups and projects that seek to make a positive impact on the world. From 2012-2015, Chelsea was the Executive Director Texans for Economic Progress (TEP) and now engages as a Strategic Advisor where she continues to facilitate dialogue between the statewide technology community and elected officials, advocating for greater access to tech education, entrepreneurship and infrastructure. Prior, she served as the Founding Director for RISE, an annual Austin-based entrepreneurs conference, Marketing Director at Rev Worldwide. a mission-focused fintech start-up; and served in the Texas Governor’s Office in Economic Development. She is active in several organizations that encourage economic solutions to global challenges including St Edwards’ University’s Dean’s Advisory & Development Council for The Bill Munday School of Business, an Executive Committee member of The Seton 50, Advisor to the World Economic Forum Global Shapers, UnltdUSA and Food + City. She served as Vice Chair and Commissioner for the City of Austin Community Technology & Telecommunications Commission from 2013 – 2015. She is a Leadership Austin graduate (2010); Austin Under 40 Award recipient in Science & Technology (2015) and a BPE Ascendant Award recipient (2013), and an ABJ Profiles in Power Finalist (2013).  Chelsea has masters and bachelor degrees in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin.

Zeev Braude joined GreenRoad as the CEO in 2013 and has led the company’s strategy, operations and vision. Zeev brings over 20 years of enterprise software experience in leading technology businesses delivering highly engineered products across multiple markets, industries and geographies. Prior to joining GreenRoad, Zeev founded and served as CEO of Ryz Media, a mobile based platform enabling the convergence of broadcasted content, advertising and social media. Previously, Zeev began his career in 1993 as founding member of MIND CTI, delivering customer-care focused products for large service providers and helped to launch the company’s IPO efforts on NASDAQ. Following MIND CTI, Zeev led sales and marketing for Xeround, a developer of distributed cloud database solutions for SQL based applications. Zeev received a Bachelor of Science degree from Technion — Israel Institute of Technology.

Bryon Jacob is the CTO and co-founder of data.world – on a mission to build the world’s most meaningful, collaborative, and abundant data resource. Bryon is a recognized leader in building large-scale consumer internet systems and an expert in data integration solutions.

Bryon’s twenty years of academic and professional experience spans AI research at Case Western Reserve University, enterprise software at Trilogy, and consumer web experience at Amazon and most recently in ten years building HomeAway.com. At HomeAway, Bryon oversaw platform development and the integration of thirty acquisitions while building the world’s largest online marketplace for vacation rentals.

Jay Boisseau is the president and founder of Austin CityUP, the Austin smart city consortium of private and public sector entities including companies, government agencies and departments, public service providers, academic departments, community groups, non-profit organizations, and individuals. Austin CityUP members develop projects that apply technologies and analytics to improve transportation, safety, environmental quality, energy utilization, water utilization, health, education, housing, and more. Boisseau is also the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Vizias, a technology consulting firm. Boisseau serves as the Chief HPC Technology Strategist for Dell EMC, where he helps shape the high performance computing vision, strategy, and plans. Previously, Boisseau was director of Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin. Founded in 2001 by Boisseau, TACC became one of the top advanced computing centers in the world under his leadership. He expanded the computational resources to provide world-class capabilities, culminating in two of the largest NSF awards in UT Austin history: Stampede, deployed in January 2013, valued at over $50 million, and 20 times more powerful than TACC’s previous flagship system, Ranger, the largest NSF award in UT Austin’s history at $59 million in 2007.

Nathan Dunn co-founded BlueCats in 2012 after spending a number of years exploring how technology can be used to accurately monitor consumer behavior. Since then, BlueCats has become one of the world’s leading beacon hardware and software providers with offices in Austin, Sydney (Australia) and London (UK). The BlueCats team is passionate about the transformational possibilities that our technology can deliver to so many cities, industries, organizations and individuals


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