Bill Maguire

Connected Communities LLC: Founder

Bill Maguire is founder of Connected Communities LLC and an advisor to local governments, non-profit organizations and technology companies. In 2017, Bill developed a Smart City 101 training curriculum to introduce and explore the ideas and projects that drive global interest in Smart City deployments. To date, approximately 200 smart city leaders have participated in Connected Communities LLC’s Smart City 101 workshops.

Prior to founding Connected Communities LLC, Bill served as Chief of Staff for the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). The $4.7 billion BTOP program supported the deployment of 100,000 fiber network miles connecting 20,000 anchor institutions, including more than 10,000 K-12 schools.

Bill is also co-founder of ACE IoT Solutions, a software company based in Chattanooga, TN. ACE IoT’s Software-as-a-Service offering uses open-source tools, including Eclipse VOLTTRON, to enable building systems domain experts to offload their data acquisition and system integration challenges.
Bill shares his perspective on the transformative power of advanced communications networks, open data, machine learning and the Internet of Things (IoT) via @ConnectedComLLC.

Bill is a graduate of Reed College and of Union Theological Seminary in New York.