Dr. Mo Shakouri

Silicon Valley Innovator and Investor, Joint Venture Silicon Valley, Dir Community Broadband

Track: Artificial Intelligence

Title: Intelligent Connected World


The intelligent connected world of the future will be boundary-less. This presentation will look into trends in technologies and use cases such as 5G, Open Source, sharing economies, new Spectrum and how the future of cities, communities and industries will be affected. It will review Facebook Open Networking, Linux foundation Open platforms and NIST’s Global Cities Team Challenge (GCTC) and Joint Venture Silicon Valley Initiatives. Smart Internet of Things (IoT) involves connecting smart devices and systems—in diverse sectors such as transportation, energy, manufacturing, and healthcare—in fundamentally new ways. These technologies will enable industries, cities and communities to improve services, promote economic growth, and enhance the quality of life.


Dr. Mohammad (Mo) Shakouri, a Stanford Ph.D., is a Silicon Valley investor, entrepreneur, and international executive with over 25 years of experience in communications and electronics industry. He is well versed in formulating global partnerships and introducing broadband network initiatives to emerging markets, leveraging his vast business network rooted in San Francisco Bay Area and the entire US market. As an Internet connectivity evangelist, he has been working and/or liaising with multibillion dollar internet and tech companies. Mo’s key areas of interest are: bridging Silicon Valley ecosystem to innovation communities, promoting affordable broadband internet technologies, the industrial Internet of Things (IoT), millimeter wave technologies for FTTx networks, and neutral host Shared communications infrastructure. Mo serves as Chairman of the WiMAX Forum, Director of community Broadband in Joint Venture Silicon Valley and Founder and CEO of Microsanj