Mr Knicely brings over 30 years experience as a technology entrepreneur, investor and private equity partner. He built one of the first national Smart Commercial building telecommunications companies from concept to over 600 employees operating in twenty five markets domestically; defining the technology, building systems and services. Subsequently, he’s been head of engineering and technology for a global energy services company and developed a global wireless broadband solution for shipping vessels circumnavigating the globe. Both companies had successful exits. Navigating the risk and reward at the intersection of business and technology is the adventure. Large companies and Cities are by nature challenged. Entities that organize themselves to understand the opportunities will have the opportunity to outperform. Mr. Knicely cofounded Third Drive as a Venture Development Organization to catalyze new Smart technology ventures.