San Diego Mayoral Trade Mission Taking Part in Smart Cities Panel in Vancouver

Vancouver, British Columbia, June 23, 2017, Wavefront is hosting “Going Global: A Smart Cities Conversation”, a panel discussion and networking event featuring members of a Mayoral Trade Mission hosted by San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, on June 26. Media are invited.

The panel will feature senior decision makers from the City of San Diego and the City of Vancouver, and smart cities leaders Sierra Wireless, Qualcomm and Intrinsync. The conversation will focus on smart cities innovations and opportunities for partnerships between Vancouver and San Diego.

The event is hosted by Wavefront in partnership with World Trade Center San Diego, Sierra Wireless and KPMG. In addition to the members of the Mayoral Trade Mission, more than 50 members of the Vancouver tech community will attend. At the event, Wavefront will launch a new Smart Cities online resource.


WHEN             Monday, June 26, 4-5:30 PM

WHERE           KPMG, 4th Floor, 777 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver, BC  V7Y 1K4


4-4:30 PM | Registration and networking

4:30 PM | Opening Remarks

  • James Maynard, CEO, Wavefront
  • Mayor Kevin Faulconer, City of San Diego

4:40 PM | Panel Discussion and Q&A

  • Jessie Adcock, CTO, City of Vancouver
  • Susie Armstrong, Senior VP of Engineering, Qualcomm
  • Erik Caldwell, Director of Economic Development, City of San Diego
  • Victor Gonzalez, VP of Engineering, Intrinsync
  • Brian Roberts, VP of Global Services, Wavefront (moderator)

5:25|Closing Remarks


About the San Diego Mayoral Trade Mission

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer is leading a group of more than 20 people representing the business community, entrepreneurs, utilities and academia for a two-day visit to Vancouver, BC on June 26-27. The themes of the Mayoral Trade Mission are Sustainable Cities, Cleantech, Software and Research. San Diego is the eighth largest city in the U.S. and is home to the largest IoT smart cities deployment in the world.


About Wavefront

Wavefront is Canada’s leader in transforming business through mobile and IoT innovation. We are a centre for commercialization for companies in the wireless and IoT technologies space. Our vision is to build a globally relevant, nationally connected ecosystem that delivers digital capacity, competitiveness and prosperity for Canadians. Visit to learn more.


Event and Media Contact

Michelle Sklar, VP Marketing & Communications

[email protected]