Twin Cities Startup Week 2020 Twin Cities Startup Week 2020
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Smart City - Smart North. Session 2: Can 5G Enable Equitable Digital Access for All?


Sabina Saksena
Cytilife, Founder/CEO
Timothy Johnson
T-Mobile, Director, IoT Sales Public Sector

Tim Johnson has an extensive tenure leading Emerging Solutions organizations across several industries. He is currently the Director of IoT Sales, Public Sector for T-Mobile, where he leads a team to provide State, Local and Education communities with connected solutions which Enable Opportunity. He has held several leadership roles in sales and Product/Business Development where he drove IoT/Connected Community Eco-system growth, including around advanced transportation/mobility solutions. Previously, he also served as Sprint’s Global business development manager where he created a business unit focused on providing solutions for connected vehicles and vehicle to infrastructure solutions for global automotive OEM manufacturers

Stuart Benington
Cloud & Infrastructure M&A, Senior Manager, Cloud & Infrastructure M&A

Stuart has over 25 years of experience in the technology industry with companies like Juniper Networks, Dell EMC and Tellabs, as well as through his current role at West Monroe Partners. Mobile infrastructure and applications have been a major focus of his career, most recently with 5G use cases.

Morne Erasmus
Commscope, Director, Smart Spaces

Morné Erasmus is the director of Smart Spaces at CommScope, a global leader for wired & wireless connectivity infrastructure. He is responsible for leading the company’s global smart spaces program and is a regular presenter at industry conferences. Since joining CommScope in 2012, Morné has held senior roles in Technical Sales and Segment Strategy. He has more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry, spanning five continents. Morné holds a degree in electrical engineering from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town and is currently based in Dallas, USA.

John Unger
Vaultas Data Centers, President

40 year industry expert specializing in building and operating mission critical facilities and data centers


COVID 19 has further exposed the catastrophic
gaps in equity to digital access that in
turn impact access to healthcare, education,
employment among-st many others. In this session
we will explore the role of 5G in making this a reality.