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Robert Forget Joins Smart Cities Advisory Council By CompTIA

CompTIA, the world’s leading technology association, announced today that Robert Forget, CTO of Aware360, has joined its Smart Cities Advisory Council.



Calgary, Alberta, May 8, 2018 – CompTIA, the world’s leading technology association, announced today that Robert Forget, CTO of Aware360, has joined its Smart Cities Advisory Council.

Robert has more than 15 years of experience in technology development and integration, product management and partner relations. As CTO at Aware360, he leads technology research and integration with devices and software. He also manages technology partners and strategic sales efforts for custom solutions leveraging the Aware360 platform.

“With the breadth of his experience in our industry, Robert 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.”

“A successful Smart City deployment isn’t only about infrastructure and cost optimization,” said Robert Forget. “We will be focusing on the bigger picture of the community and ensuring that citizens have access to the concept and implications.  Safety and security for all people in the community are intrinsic benefits for Smart City implementations.”

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 innovative technology initiatives to improve the quality of life for their citizens. Among its tasks, this council will define the many complex components of a Smart Cities infrastructure and will address barriers and accelerators to adoption, to help businesses of all sizes improve operations and profit from IoT market expansion and innovation.


Aware360 is at the epicenter of today’s Internet of Things (IoT), providing real-time monitoring innovations designed to help manage people, places and things. By building on 25 years of asset-monitoring expertise and integrating advanced monitoring technologies into virtually any real-world scenario, Aware360 increases the safety and security of people and assets. Our progressive machine-to-machine solutions provide a whole new level of control over day-to-day business performance, creating greater insight, safety, precision, and productivity. Visit to learn more.


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 to learn more.






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