About the Author

Morné Erasmus and David Eckell

Morné Erasmus is the director of Smart Cities at CommScope, a global leader for wired & wireless connectivity infrastructure.  He is responsible for leading the company’s global smart city program and is a regular presenter at industry conferences. Since joining CommScope in 2012, Morné has held senior roles in Technical Sales and Segment Strategy.  He has more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry, spanning five continents. Morné holds a degree in electrical engineering from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town and is currently based in Dallas, Texas.  

David Eckell currently works for Graybar and is tasked with discovering and implementing emerging technologies in the data communications space. In David’s role, he works with suppliers, industry leaders and innovators to understand the continuing impact that evolving technology has on our customers and the markets they operate within in an effort to better serve their needs over time.  David brings 20 years of industry experience having worked for telecom service providers, manufacturers of networking gear and fiber optic components as well as distributors of mobility and networking infrastructure solutions.  During this time he worked in a variety of engineering, sales, marketing and product management roles.  David graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 1994 with a BS in Electrical Engineering and received an MBA from East Carolina University in 2011.  He currently lives in the St. Louis area with his ever so understanding wife and two phenomenal children.