ST. LOUIS, MO – (June 21, 2018) CompTIA, the world’s leading technology association, announced today that Brandon Fuhr, Director of Channel Programs for Coolfire Solutions had joined its Smart Cities Advisory Council (SCAC).
The CompTIA Smart Cities Advisory Council addresses relevant industry trends and issues affecting the Internet of Things (IoT) market, where platforms and methodologies are evolving rapidly, and communities are exploring new technology initiatives to improve the quality of life for their citizens. Among its tasks, this council will define the many complex components of Smart Cities infrastructure and will discuss and solve for barriers and accelerators to adoption to help organizations of all sizes improve operations and profit from IoT market expansion and innovation.
Fuhr brings more than two decades of experience working with emerging technology to SCAC. “With the breadth of his experience in our industry, Brandon is a strong addition to our Smart Cities Advisory Council,” said Annette Taber, CompTIA’s Vice President for Industry Outreach. “His insights into the business of technology – how it is developed, marketed, purchased and deployed – will help guide the actions we take as an advisory council, an association, and an industry.”
Before his time at Coolfire Solutions, Fuhr held a range of positions across the technology space serving customers from SMB to the Enterprise. These roles have included tenures with multiple startups bringing emerging technologies to market spanning Supercomputing, Telecom, SaaS, Cloud Computing, and IT Security. “Smart Cities are a complex ecosystem,” said Don Sharp, CEO of Coolfire Solutions, “and Brandon’s background across a diverse set of technologies makes him an ideal candidate. We are honored to have him represent Coolfire Solutions with the CompTIA Smart Cities Advisory Council.”
Coolfire Solutions is the creator of the Ronin Platform, a real-time situational awareness delivery platform, built to integrate data from any source and transform it into actionable intelligence. Ronin, developed initially for the U.S. Military, is now being widely adopted by industry leaders such as Enterprise Rent-A-Car. The Ronin Platform was recently selected for the Smart City IoT Innovation (SCITI) Labs’ initiative as part of the Smart HUB project. SCITI was created in collaboration between the Department of Homeland Security, TechNexus, Smart City Works, and Center for Innovation Technology to prepare First Responders to operate in Smart Cities of the future. For more information, visit https://www.coolfiresolutions.com.
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leading voice and advocate for the $4.8 trillion global information technology ecosystem; and the more than seven million technology professionals, who design, implement, manage, and safeguard the technology that powers the U.S. economy. Through education, training, certifications, advocacy, philanthropy, and market research, CompTIA is the hub for advancing the tech industry and its workforce. Visit https://www.comptia.org to learn more.