William Pugh

William Pugh

William Pugh

Managing Director
Smart Connections Consulting, LLC

Biography

Mr. Pugh has over 25 years of experience in wired/wireless strategy of platform development and deployment of networking technologies for several private and public companies. Most recently over the past 4 years, working with cities on strategies for executing Smart City initiatives around Street lights, Smart Parking, Intelligent Traffic and Security. Networking technologies include, but not limited to:

  • Wireless Mesh 900MHz/2.4GHz
  • WiFi/Bluetooth
  • Zigbee/LoRa/NB-­‐IoT
  • 802.15.4 (g/e)
  • Cloud strategy and distributed intelligence

Managing Partner
Smart Connections Consulting LLC

Smart Connections Consulting LLC is responsible for delivering to its Private and Public­‐Sector clients technological thought leadership, guidance and practical bestin class practice for solving their wired or wireless connected initiatives as well as roadmaps for open data and analytic objectives.

Director of Product Management
Sensity Systems (a Division of Verizon)

Platform definition, solution and product development of Smart City network nodes and cloudbased management system. Creating a network that uses the lighting infrastructure as a means of delivering citywide services.

Focus Areas:

  • Platform and Citizen engagement
    • Benefits to the city and citizens based on the platform and data delivery
    • Applications and engagement vehicles that leverage the platform
  • Solution Roadmap for service delivery over time

Director of Product Management
Silver Spring Networks

Mr. Pugh served as a solution lead for the Smart Grid company with over 25MM endpoint deployed. He also lead the effort to build the line of business for the Distribution Automation application that would leverage the existing deployed infrastructure.

Focus Areas:

  • Common networking platform or multiple applications
  • Ease of deployment, management and reporting
  • Strategic delivery of roadmaps for the Smart Grid sector
  • Business case development

Regional Solutions Manager
Harris Networks

Mr. Pugh served as the Regional Solutions Manager for Harris Networks. While in this position it was Mr. Pughs responsibility to drive cutting edge technology and network connectivity into the US FedGov space as well as Federal agencies and cellular carriers within the Americas. In several instances while working with other agencies and government teams there were new advancements that were made resulting in patents and new service offerings for the likes of Telcel/RadioMoviles, Telefonica and TelMex. This was driven by point to point microwave technology and the benefits are still being realized.

Working Group Participation

  • IEEE – 6lo Working group and multiple collaboration groups
  • IETF – Several working groups including 5G/IPv6
  • Bluetooth SIG (Special Interest Group)
  • GCTC Super Cluster – Wireless Technologies

Education

Stanford Executive MBA
Business Management
Stanford University

Bachelors of Science
Computer Science
University of Phoenix

Patent Holdings

Multi‐Protocol and Network Resolution
US 8,285,862
Multi‐Protocol and Network Resolution
US 8,316,136
Approach For Extending Battery Life Nodes
Publication No. US­‐2014­‐0126346-‐A1

Publications
Substation Automation ­‐ What does the intelligent grid have to do with it
Smart Signals Could Make Commute Faster and Safer

All session by William Pugh