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December 2, 2019

Shawn Sparling of Nokia appointed to CABA Board of Directors



The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) is pleased to announce that Shawn Sparling, VP Enterprise and Public Sector at Nokia, will be joining its Board of Directors. Nokia is a leading end-to-end network equipment provider whose innovations, technologies and R&D are shaping digital transformation internationally. CABA is an international nonprofit industry association that provides information, education and networking to help promote advanced technologies for the automation of homes and buildings.

“Shawn Sparling will be a tremendous addition to the CABA Board, “ said Ron Zimmer, CABA President & CEO. “He has been actively involved in the R&D, sales and marketing aspects of new technologies over many years, including products and network architectures critical for the progress of intelligent buildings. His industry leadership as well as the emphasis on research, innovation and standardization at Nokia are a great fit for CABA.”

Shawn Sparling has more than 28 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, half of that time in international positions in Europe, China and South East Asia, across Operations, R&D, Sales and Marketing. Shawn returned to Canada in 2011 after serving as President for Alcatel-Lucent Malaysia. Mr. Sparling currently Heads Nokia’s Enterprise and Public Sector team in Canada to bring Nokia’s mission critical network capabilities to industries and public sector agencies. Mr. Sparling is a graduate of Queen’s University, Ontario with a B.Sc. Honors in Engineering.

“I am very honoured to be joining the CABA board on behalf on Nokia,” said Shawn Sparling, head of Nokia’s Enterprise business for Canada. “Nokia builds mission-critical networks to accelerate digital transformation and bring Industry 4.0 to our enterprise customers across industries including manufacturing, utilities and government. There is tremendous synergy between our two organizations and we look forward to working with CABA and its leadership to advance intelligence in building technology.

About Nokia

Nokia creates technology to connect the world. The company develops and delivers the industry’s only end-to-end portfolio of network equipment, software, services and licensing that is available globally. Its customers include communications service providers whose combined networks support 6.1 billion subscriptions, as well as enterprises in the private and public sector that use our network portfolio to increase productivity and enrich lives. Through its research teams, including the world-renowned Nokia Bell Labs, Nokia is a leader in adopting end-to-end 5G networks that are faster, more secure and capable of revolutionizing lives, economies and societies. Nokia adheres to the highest ethical business standards as we create technology with social purpose, quality and integrity.

About CABA

CABA is an international not-for-profit industry association dedicated to the advancement of connected home and intelligent building technologies. The organization is supported by an international membership of over 380 organizations involved in the design, manufacture, installation and retailing of products relating to integrated home and building technology. Public organizations, including utilities and government organizations are also members. CABA’s mandate includes providing its members with networking and market research opportunities. CABA also encourages the development of industry standards and protocols, and leads cross-industry initiatives. More information is available at