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Our Mission

FutureCities LLC brings together key IoT stakeholders to harness their collective resources for transformative results. We are a leading networking authority partnered with top universities, local governments and technology councils. We help cities become smarter through a combination of advocacy and action. Our programs help local officials, city planners and IT leaders to understand: Planning Fundamentals and Blueprints, Case Studies, Policy, Security, and active Federal & State level Initiatives.   

The Smarter City that connects citizens with their community, connects networked and autonomous vehicles to roadways, and connects municipal services delivery using sustainable and renewable operations is here. Enabling these innovations to become realities requires that the public and private sectors initiatives be supported by regional research institutions and orchestrated with regional government councils and local transportation authorities to orchestrate how to design and deliver on this promise. 



Mark Caracio 

Co-Founder and General Partner of FutureCities, LLC. FutureCities is a leading technology event and media company based in Dallas. Additionally, Mark is President & CEO of The Harvard Group (THG). THG provides outside insights and guidance on issues of corporate strategy, marketing, technology and operations from C-level client executives to leading technology firms. THG’s client roster includes IBM, Symantec, Samsung, Actian, Lufthansa Technik, AT&T, and many other tech industry leaders. 

Mark has spent over twenty-five years in the IT industry including senior positions with AT&T, MCI, Cable & Wireless, 3Com, and Philips Electronics N.V. Mark holds a bachelor of science in business administration from the University of Tulsa and a graduate certificate of finance from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. He currently is a Corporate Advisor to Analitiqa Corporation, a technology start-up based in Framingham, Massachusetts.  

Mark participates in community support through his service on the Board of Trustees to Good Shepherd Episcopal School of Dallas and as a member of Tech Titans, the technology association for North Texas. Mark is married and has two daughters. 

Peter L. DeNagy  

Is the Managing Principal / President of Acommence Advisors, Inc., a technology industry consultancy focused on Innovation, Business Advisory Services, Strategy, Acceleration and Market Velocity for start-up and mature organizations. Additionally, Peter chairs the IoT Forum for the Technology Association of North Texas, Tech Titans while sitting on the Tech Titans Board of Directors. 

Formerly, Peter was the US General Manager for Enterprise Mobility Enablement at Samsung Telecommunications America, (STA). As enterprise employee one, he developed Samsung's GTM enterprise strategy and managed carrier sales, pre and post sales engineering, enterprise marketing, enterprise product planning and Samsung's strategic alliances organization. Under his purview his teams developed the vision for Samsung SAFETM as well as the initial value framework for Samsung KNOXTM. 

Prior to Samsung, Peter was the GTM and Alliances Leader for the Americas in Accenture in the Mobile Application Solutions Practice within Systems Integration &Technology, (SI&T). In this role at Accenture. After Samsung, Peter lead GTM and solution development in the North American Mobility Practice at Capgemini.  
In addition to Capgemini, Samsung and Accenture, he held executive positions and lead efforts at major communications and consulting firms such as Harris, GTE/Verizon, Sprint, Global Crossing, EDS, and BearingPoint.  

From the academic perspective, Peter collaborated on the book, "Managing the Mobile Workforce", by David Clemons and Michael Kroth, Ph.D. (11/2010, McGraw Hill). The project included noted business author Stephen Covey, 

From an industry leadership perspective, Peter was a member of Microsoft's Global Mobility Partner Engagement Board, (MPEB), from 2008 through 2011. He also has and currently sits on the technical and business boards of several start-up companies, such as the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) advisory board), Atom Nanoelectronics (current), Connect2.me (current), Bitzer Mobile (purchased by Oracle in 2013), Opus-3 (ended September 2016), CloudMasons, (purchased in 2012) and others. Peter was also a delegate to the IoT World Forum in 2014. A globally renounced speaker on the topics of mobility and IoT, Peter was the 2014 and 2015 Chair for IQPC's Mobility in Oil and Gas and Mobile Enterprise series, chairing events in Houston, Calgary and London, Chaired the IoT6 Summit in Dallas in 2015 and is a frequent contributor to the M6/M Enterprise Mobility events nationally. Peter is also a frequent speaker on IoT for organizations such as IEEE, INCOMPAS, TIA and TIE. 

Overall, Peter has more than 35 years of Mobile, IoT and Telecommunications experience and has delivered over $3 Billion Dollars in value to his clients. Based in Frisco, TX, Peter holds an AB in Politics from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA. 


Upcoming Events

North Texas  Smart Cities  Summit
May 16, 2017
The University  of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX

Cities and Transportation
Designed for Our Future 

This Summit gathers municipal IoT stakeholders, Federal and State policy advocates, as well as academic and industry thought leaders to address Smart Cities and Transportation strategy, deployment, operation, funding and success.
The one-day summit will be held at the University of Texas at Dallas campus in Richardson, TX, a Tier 1 research institution and incubator for technology innovation. 


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