Smart Mobility Expert Spotlight: Shane Rooney, Senior Director, GSMA
The revolution of Smart Mobility is shaped and expedited by pivotal technological innovation, including 5G connectivity, autonomy, shared mobility and electrification. These industry trends, combined with intelligence gained from immense data volumes, are aiding the establishment of an information society and are radically transforming every aspect of travel, from life-saving safety-critical applications, to new and innovative entertainment and infotainment services, to seamless multi-modal transport experiences. In this spotlight interview, Shane Rooney, Senior Director at the GSMA answers questions around the potential and opportunities of Smart Mobility.
Dr Shane Rooney
Senior Technical Director, GSMA
Shane Rooney is a Senior Technical Director at the GSMA, leading activities in IoT and bringing together strategies and synergies across industry verticals and wider IoT ecosystems. Shane had previously led the GSMA’s initiative in developing mobile solutions in Smart Cities and collaborating with cities like Barcelona, Dubai and Shanghai. His team has developed a wider range of Smart City Indicators, Case Studies and Business Cases demonstrating the importance of mobile technology. His team also have developed enablers in IoT Security and embedded SIM. He has led the launch of the Cellular LPWA Networks Technology (LTE-M and NB-IoT) initiative globally and is now promoting Cellular V2X technology. Previously he has been a Group Vice President with Etisalat, developing solutions for Energy, Security and Transport IoT solutions for Middle East, Africa and Asia. Before that he has worked with other Mobile Operators, Vodafone, Hutchison and 3 UK as well as launching and divesting of his own M2M company. Shane pioneered early telematics and connected car solutions for Ford Motor Company in the USA and Europe. He has extensive Global experience. He holds a PhD in Communications Systems specialising in Location Based Services and studied Business Marketing at IMD Switzerland.
Watch Shane at the Smart Mobility Summit
Wednesday 23 Mar 2022 | 5G | Automotive & Mobility | Autonomous Driving | C-V2X | Mobility | Resources | Security |
The Smart Mobility Summit brought together leading industry experts to discuss the near and long-term future of Smart Mobility, key technological drivers including 5G, C-V2X and MEC, and the role of data and information in creating smarter travel.