IP Surveillance: Using Wi-Fi for Fast, Secure Deployments

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Session II, Track 2 | 1:20-2:20 PM


As increasing security concerns as well as innovative new analytic capabilities drive more and more IP Video deployment in cities, a key challenge is how to deploy cameras quickly, securely and for the lowest possible cost.  More and more cities, enterprises and integrators are looking at wireless connectivity.  This session will provide insight into common deployment challenges and how to overcome them, as well as some new IoT sensor enabled solutions.  Join this session to learn about deploying IP Surveillance and innovative use cases for your city.

Steve Wimsatt

Sr. Director, Strategic Alliances, Ruckus Wireless

Steve Wimsatt is Sr. Director of Strategic Alliances for Ruckus Wireless.  He leads Smart and Connected City initiatives including go to market activities and ecosystem partnerships with key partners providing streetlights, digital kiosks, IP video analytics, and other City-related solutions.  He is on the Global Cities Team Challenge – Public Wi-Fi leadership team, a White House and National Institute of Science and Technology initiative to define and promote best practice blueprints for cities.  He has been actively engaged in the Public Wi-Fi market for nearly 20 years.

Jeff Shipley


Prior to coming to Ravenii, Jeff served as CEO for Damascus Edge, Inc. an Innovation/Cloud Strategy consulting company that he co-founded.  Damascus Edge serves corporate spin-offs and emerging startups looking to rapidly accelerate growth of new business models. They are a strategy collective focusing purely on getting the biggest idea to market fast.   

Jeff previously spent 19 years at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, where he served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City.  In this role, Jeff is responsible for leading a responsive IT organization that consistently and efficiently delivers results by aligning technology with business goals while providing business/system high availability and performance.

Jeff received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Actuarial Science from Central Missouri State University and his Masters of Business Administration from Baker University.  Jeff serves as Chairman of the Operations Committee and sits on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers and Big Sister of Kansas City as well as the President of the Odessa Optimist Youth Wrestling Board.  Jeff is also an active member of the Technology Council of Greater Kansas City and the Council of IT Executives.

In his spare time, Jeff spends time working on his farm with his wife and 3 kids.  If you’re looking for farm fresh eggs, local honey or even some homemade wine, Jeff is a good person to know.