Fawzi Behmann

Fawzi Behmann


General Chair, GreenTech 2018 of Smart City
Chair, IEEE Central Texas Section

Fawzi is a visionary, thought leader, author and contributor in advancing adoption of technology in serving humanity. Fawzi spent over 35 years in industry and held various executive and leadership positions with Tier 1 companies in the areas of communications & networks spanning Semiconductor, communication systems and service provider. Fawzi was a principle architect and championed the definition and the development of nation-wide integrated IoT telecom sensing-analytics system and networking management solution at Teleglobe Canada. He was a senior product manager with Nortel Networks for enterprise broadband edge and core product releases. Fawzi, also served as the Director of Strategic Marketing with Motorola/Freescale for SoC networking & Communications product line in Austin.

Fawzi founded TelNet Management Consulting Inc. in 2009 offering consulting services in the areas of technology trends, and smart networking solution definition and development empowered by collaborative technologies such as IoT, 5G, virtualization, big data/analytics and security across multiple markets.

Fawzi has been a keynote speaker at several conferences, distinguished lecturer at different events and organized panel session at international conferences. Fawzi was the recipient Freescale CEO Diamond Chip Award in 2008, and IEEE Communications Society Chapter of the year award in 2015 & 2017 and Outstanding Region 5 member award for 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Fawzi is a board member of Austin CityUP and other companies and has several publications and co-authored book on the subject of future IoT “Collaborative Internet of Things for Future Smart Connected Life and Business “ published by Wiley.

Fawzi is a senior member of IEEE, and is currently IEEE Communications Society Vice Chair for NA, Region 5 Conference Chair, Central Texas Section Chair, and ComSoc/SP/CS/EMBS Austin chapters chair.

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.


April 5, 2018
GLOB-01: Austin Smart City Initiatives
Room 105
11:45 AM  -  12:30 PM
April 6, 2018
KEYNOTE 05: Cognitive approach to building a safe and smart city
Room 204
10:00  -  10:30