September 23rd, 2017


    IoT Lecture

Oct 24th  2017.  At the Discovery Learning Center at the CU Boulder Campus.

Distinguished Lecturer – Fawzi Behmann


IoT Collaborative Technologies  Empower Building Smart Solutions

This session will cover the early adoption of IoT and draw a parallel as to how IoT has advanced empowered by technology and standards for sensing, connectivity/gateway and fog/cloud computing & analytics and services connecting an estimate of 50 billion smart things by 2020, to improve business efficiency and quality of life.


The talk will provide examples and solutions leveraging IoT and collaborative technologies in developing smart solutions for health, homes/building, energy and transportation leading to building smart cities.


The session will also address the followings with series of exercises:

Q1: Is the concept of IoT new?

Q2: What are some of the key drivers & enablers influencing the advancement of IoT?

Q3: What are some of the key examples of collaborative “Smart” IoT?


Fawzi is a visionary, thought leader, author, entrepreneur and contributor in advancing adoption of technology in serving humanity. Fawzi spent over 30 years in industry and held various executive and leadership positions with Tier 1 companies in the areas of communications and networks spanning Service provider with Teleglobe Canada, Communications networking equipment with Nortel Networks and semiconductor with Motorola/Freescale in Canada and US. Fawzi was a principle architect and championed the definition and the developing of integrated pre-IoT telecom alert system and networking management solution at Teleglobe Canada. He was a senior product manager for broadband edge and core nodes with Nortel Networks. Fawzi also served as the Director of Strategic Marketing with Motorola/Freescale for SoC networking & Communications product line.

Fawzi is passionate about technology automation and has founded TelNet Management Consulting Inc. in 2009 offering consulting services in the areas of IOT/mobile/wearable/GGIS technology trends and positioning for smart networking solutions in key market segments such as smart homes & buildings, health & wellness, smart energy & infrastructure and smart communities & Cities.

Fawzi organized and chaired workshops, tutorials and was a keynote speaker and distinguished speaker at key events such as CABA, BHI, Himms/IHP, Circuit senior design day, N3XT in NA and abroad. Key topics included Smart Tech and others on key topics such as IoT, 5G, wearables, cybersecurity, virtualization and big data/analytics.

Fawzi is a board member with several companies and had several publications including a recent book on the subject of future IoT “Collaborative Internet of Things for Future Smart Connected Life and Business “ published by Wiley, June 2015,subjectCd-EEJ0.html

Fawzi is a senior member of IEEE, and is currently the ComSoc NA vice chair, CTS Conference & PACE Chair, and ComSoc/SP/CS Austin chapter chair. He was the recipient of several awards from Industry and IEEE including CEO Freescale Diamond Chip Award in 2008, and IEEE ComSoc Chapter of the year award in 2015 and Outstanding R5 member award for 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Fawzi holds a Bachelor of Science with honors and distinction from Concordia University, Montreal;  Masters in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, Ontario  and Executive MBA from Queen’s University, Ontario Canada.



May 11th, 2017