Smart Cities Advisory Council

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Driving the Adoption of Smart Cities and Communities

Research at the federal, state, and local levels confirm the continuing transition of IoT and smart cities from theory into everyday practice. According to CompTIA’s Building Smarter Cities Research Report, nearly 3 in 4 respondents report having a positive view of IoT today. Moreover, 11% of government entities claim to have a formal IoT initiative underway, while 25% report having some type of pilot project underway.

The CompTIA Smart Cities Advisory Council (SCAC) provides vision and guidance in matters relating to the creation, delivery and support of community technology initiatives. Our members share advice, industry expertise and their past experiences to help the association develop educational resources and programs. CompTIA relies on their guidance to develop tools and research that boost awareness and business opportunities in this rapidly evolving field.

What We Do

The CompTIA Smart Cities Advisory Council meets regularly to address relevant industry trends and issues affecting the IOT market and its rapidly evolving platforms and methodologies. The council continually refines industry best practice standards to help the industry improve its operations and profit from market expansion and innovation. The SCAC collaborates with CompTIA’s other Industry Advisory Councils including Business Applications, Robotics, Drone and IT Channel, a total of 110 executives in all. Additionally, a representative from the SCAC will sit on CompTIA’s Advocacy Council on Policy (CACP), working to brief CompTIA’s team on Capitol Hill and stay informed on CompTIA’s policy efforts.


Advisory Council membership is by invitation only, however if you know a knowledgeable, respected, industry professional, you can nominate them by emailing Annette Taber, Vice President, Industry Outreach. Please include candidates Linkedin profile and company URL.