“The Future of Collaborative Internet of Things (IoT)”


IEEE Seminar by: IEEE ComSoc Board Member and IoT Expert - Mr. Fawzi Behmann (President of TelNet Management Consulting Inc., Austin, Texas, USA)

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  • Date: 16 Dec 2015
  • Time: 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) Canada/Eastern
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  • 1515 Ste. Catherine West (corner wit Guy)
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • Canada H3C-1K3
  • Building: Engineering and Visual Arts Complex (EV Building)
  • Room Number: EV002.184

  • For any information about this notice, please contact any of the following: IEEE ComSoc/ITSoc Chapter Chair, Dr. Anader Benyamin-Seeyar (anader.benyamin@ieee.org) OR IEEE VTS President & IEEE Montreal Section Chair, Prof. Fabrice Labeau (fabrice.labeau@mcgill.ca) OR IEEE Montreal Section volunteer, Dr. Mouhamed Abdulla (ma14@ieee.org).

  • Co-sponsored by IEEE ComSoc/ITSoc/VTS Chapters, IEEE Montreal Section, Concordia University
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  • Starts 10 December 2015 11:00 PM
  • Ends 16 December 2015 11:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) Canada/Eastern
  • No Admission Charge
  • Menu: Refreshments will be available


Fawzi Behmann Fawzi Behmann of President of TelNet Management Consulting Inc.


“The Future of Collaborative Internet of Things”

While IoT is still largely unknown amongst the general public, it is expected to make a big impact in 2015 and beyond. Estimates indicate that the number of connected devices will reach 4.9 billion this year, and various sources point out to 50-200 billion devices connected by 2020. This presentation will provide a quick overview on the evolution of IoT, explore future opportunities that calls for innovative approach supported by industry initiatives and standards activities. The presentation will explore the need for platform to launch and accelerate collaborative IoT applications, and present a few examples addressing smart health & fitness, smart home, smart energy, smart car, smart parking, smart public safety and smart cities.


Fawzi is a visionary, thought leader, author that has been blessed with great academic and career opportunities.  He holds a Bachelor of Science with honors and distinction from Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Masters in Computer Science from University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, and Executive MBA from Queens University, ON. All this has contributed to a solid base in science, math, logic, technology and business. This academic foundation empowered Fawzi in his career path in the area of communications and networking spanning supply-chain from service provider with Teleglobe Canada, to equipment vendor with Nortel Networks, to semiconductor with Motorola/Freescale in Canada and USA. Since 2009, Fawzi started TelNet Management Consulting, Inc, offering consulting services to consortiums in the areas of processor technology evolution, clients for IoT, SoC Architecture solutions for key markets and IoT. Recently, Fawzi collaborated with consortiums and offered consultation and proposals for risk-based GIS in the area of public safety to Interior ministry of Ghana and Togo and Strategy and roadmap to ministry of Environment & Water at UAE. Fawzi has been a keynote & distinguished speaker, and presenter at several domestic and international conferences. He is active in international forums and standards activities with ITU, ITRS and IEEE. He is currently the chair of IEEE COMSOC/SP Austin chapter and in 2015 was a recipient of R5 Outstanding member service award and IEEE Communications Society Chapter Achievement and Chapter of the year award across 212 chapters globally. Finally, Fawzi is a recent co-author of a new book on the future of IoT “Collaborative Internet of Things for Future Smart Connected Life and Business “published by Wiley (June 2015) and is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.


Address:Austin, Texas, United States


1) Technical Talk

2) Q&A Session

3) Networking