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Amazon Alexa

Alexa, the voice service that powers Echo, provides capabilities, or skills, that enable customers to interact with devices in a more intuitive way using voice. Delight your customers by enabling them to control connected smart home devices via voice. Now you can easily teach Alexa to control your cloud-controlled lighting, thermostats, and more so customers can simply say, “Alexa, turn on the kitchen lights” or “Alexa, turn up the heat.” When you use the Smart Home Skill API, you connect directly to these capabilities so that customers can control lights, switches, smart plugs or thermostats—without lifting a finger.

developer.amazon.com/alexa/smart-home


Event Sponsors


ASSA ABLOY

ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user needs for security, safety and convenience. Since its formation in 1994, ASSA ABLOY has grown from a regional company into an international group with about 46,000 employees, operations in more than 70 countries and sales close to SEK 68 billion. In the fast-growing electromechanical security segment, the Group has a leading position in areas such as access control, identification technology, entrance automation and hotel security.

http://www.assaabloy.com


Ayla Networks

Ayla Networks provides a cloud-based application enablement platform as a service (PaaS) that makes it easy and cost effective for OEMs to connect any device to the Internet.  Our end-to-end software solution accelerates the development and support of smart, interactive product solutions, from device to cloud to application.  The Ayla IoT Cloud Platform combines innovative cloud based services with software agents embedded in connected devices as well as on the mobile applications.  Leading manufacturers and service providers use Ayla to quickly integrate secure connectivity and data intelligence into products without substantial design modifications or changes to existing business models, and in a way that end customers understand and appreciate.

http://www.aylanetworks.com


Essence

Essence is a global provider of IoT connected-living solution for service providers and consumers alike. With more than 23 years of experience  and 20 million products deployed worldwide, providing  innovative and award-winning end-to-end services platforms.

WeR@Home™  is a holistic connected-living / smart home platform, integrating quickly and easily into operators’ existing customer service infrastructure. WeR@Home™ provides security, safety and home management, Integration with 3rd-party home automation and monitoring devices and services allowing complete home control from a single app.

WeR@Home™ opens up new business opportunities for service providers looking to differentiate their offerings and grow their business.

http://www.essence-grp.com


EVRYTHNG

EVRYTHNG is the Internet of Things Smart Products Platform connecting consumer products to the Web, and managing real-time data to drive applications. The world’s leading consumer product manufacturers work with EVRYTHNG to manage billions of intelligent online identities in the cloud for their products, deliver real-time interactive experiences and support services to consumers, and connect with the ecosystem of other applications and products in their digital lives. To find out more about how EVRYTHNG’s award-winning IoT cloud platform delivers better consumer-product experiences and smarter product operations, visit evrythng.com and follow @EVRYTHNG.

http://www.evrythng.com


Icontrol Networks

Icontrol Networks is the name behind the most widely distributed interactive security and home automation platform in the industry.  Icontrol software solutions are deployed by service providers and home security companies of all sizes including ADT (ADT Pulse), Comcast (Xfinity Home), Time Warner Cable (IntelligentHome) plus many others.  Additionally, Icontrol offers the all-in-one Piper smart home security system for consumers.

 

Icontrol is further pioneering the next generation of connected living through its Icontrol Developer Program, the first community for application and device makers to partner on a common platform.

 

For more information about Icontrol Networks, Icontrol One (for independent service providers) and Piper visit icontrol.com, icontrolone.com and getpiper.com. For the most recent Icontrol research on the smart home industry, visit www.stateofthesmarthome.com.
 

http://www.icontrol.com


mnubo

mnubo is an IoT Data Analytics company, its purpose-built SmartObjects platform empowers connected product manufacturers with a real-time insights engine to improve their connected product and optimize their services.

By extracting value from sensor data, mnubo’s IoT analytics allow businesses to create data-driven differentiation and deliver richer applications. The SmartObjects platform delivers relevant insights – increasing efficiencies, reducing operating costs and waste, and improving the overall customer experience!

The SmartObjects platform is a SaaS-based service that is offered in three plans, enabling IoT product manufacturers and service providers to derive more value from their sensor data as they go up the tiers.

http://www.mnubo.com


ROC-Connect

Palo Alto based ROC-Connect provides and supports full end-to-end solutions for connected home players. Based on our state-of-the-art IOT-platform and application framework we rapidly create comprehensive and consistent smart home brands, with excellent user experiences, high technical standards, and operate them on reliable services. We help our clients to design and execute their business model, select and design their products and services, and support them in all phases of their market entry and operations.

ROC-Connect is head quartered in Silicon Valley with regional presence in Latin America and the European Union.

http://www.roc-connect.com


ULE Alliance

The ULE Alliance is an international association, which promotes the worldwide allocation and market adoption of the ULE technology, the leading control network ecosystem for home and building use. The ULE Alliance is based in Bern, Switzerland with founding and promoter members: DECT Forum, Dialog Semiconductor, DSP Group, Gigaset and Vtech, and contributor member companies: Arcadyan, AVM, Cisco, Crow, DeutscheTelekom, Lantiq, Panasonic, RTX and Sercomm. 

http://www.ulealliance.org


Z-Wave

Z-Wave technology is an open internationally recognized ITU standard (G.9959). It is the leading wireless home control technology in the market today, with over 1200 certified interoperable products worldwide. Represented by the Z-Wave Alliance, and supported by more than 300 companies around the world,  Alliance members lead the home controls market, providing leading edge products and systems that deliver increased comfort, convenience, energy conservation, safety and security and aging in place.  The Z-Wave standard is a key enabler of smart living solutions for deployment in all channels from service providers to etail and retail, security companies, builders and installers, as well small business and commercial and hospitality. With over 35 million end devices in homes, Z-Wave is a key enabler of the Internet of Things.

http://z-wave.sigmadesigns.com


ZigBee Alliance

The ZigBee Alliance offers the open, global wireless standards that enable everyday objects to work together and help you control your world. ZigBee standards are the leading standards for monitoring and control used in consumer, commercial and industrial markets around the world. The Alliance is an open, non-profit ecosystem of more than 400 organizations developing and promoting standards defining the Internet of Things for use in homes and businesses. For more information, visit www.ZigBee.org.

http://www.ZigBee.org


Break Sponsors


Bluetooth SIG

Bluetooth technology is the global wireless standard for simple, secure connectivity. Propelled by a global community of nearly 30,000 companies, Bluetooth serves to unify, harmonize, and drive innovation in the vast range of connected devices all around us. Through collective creation and shared technical standards, Bluetooth simplifies, secures and enriches the technology experience of users worldwide. Find out more at www.bluetooth.com

http://www.bluetooth.com


MivaTek

Based in Fremont, California, MivaTek is a Unified-IoT™ cloud-App platform solutions and service IP provider.  The Unified-IoT™ platform connects IoT devices for 2-way mobile interactive data, audio, and video analytics, broadcasts, communications and control.  This advanced platform offers a multitude of leading-edge features that include a next-gen video-verified alarm; zero false alarm protection; one-touch self-reporting; and video-collaboration with police officers for prioritized emergency response.  Additional benefits include increasing officers’ safety, boosting arrests, and reducing casualty and property losses, as well as lowering insurance premiums.  MivaTek also offers its mobile interactive video-alarm as a service, VaaS platform for global enterprise partners.  www.mivatek.com

http://www.mivatek.com


SoftAtHome

SoftAtHome is a fast-growing software company delivering leading connectivity, pay TV, and digital services for operator devices in the home. Through its SOP product, SoftAtHome is empowering operators to compete against local competition and global players alike by leveraging the ecosystem to deliver outstanding services. SOP is central to delivering standard-based cost-effective solutions that are simple and long lasting. Its solutions are already deployed in over 30 million homes in more than 17 countries in multiple broadband and broadcast deployments for major operators.

The company is headquartered in France with development and sales teams also in Belgium and the UAE

http://www.softathome.com


Supporters


Antenna

Antenna is a PR agency focused on powering a new era of technology that makes life easier, simpler and better. We harness traditional and digital media platforms to help innovative companies achieve breakout velocity.

http://www.antennagroup.com/


Appliance DESIGN Magazine

Appliance DESIGN is for the OEM design engineer in the commercial and consumer markets worldwide. Specific trends, new products, industry news and featured editorial targets the industries of HVAC, Home Appliances, Electronics, Housewares and more. Information is provided with an integrated approach that includes our monthly print magazine.

http://www.appliancedesign.com/


B2 Group

B2 Group is a multinational management consulting firm headquartered in Irvine, California.

We develop and implement womb-to-tomb strategies, technologies, and solutions to improve our clients’ products, sales/channels, and marketing. The firm serves as part of a client’s operations executing corporate strategies, programs, and initiatives. We also consist of technology experts that conduct analyst work for debt equity firms and venture capital groups.

We advise on our clients' most critical issues and opportunities: strategy, marketing, channels, business development, organization, operations, technology, digital, advanced analytics, transformations, sustainability, corporate finance, and mergers & acquisitions, across all emerging industries and verticals.

We work with our clients to formulate business strategy and improve business performance. We assess the organization’s business processes and information systems, and we recommend appropriate solutions, channels to market, and positioning and ultimately help build clients for them that bring in new and evolving revenue models and profit streams.

Where Preparation Meets Opportunity, You Will Find B2 Group!

http://www.b2groupglobal.com/


BayPay Forum

The BayPay Forum, a Silicon Valley-based international network composed of over 10,000 payment and commerce executives, entrepreneurs and investors from thousands of different companies, serves as a forum to connect members in identifying and understanding the emerging trends and innovations in the industry.

http://www.baypayforum.com/


Best Web Design Agencies

Best Web Design Agencies is the independent authority on web design agencies located worldwide. We are dedicated to finding the best agencies when being compared to all of those worldwide to give customers the best possible service available. This includes different types of web design agencies including flash and ecommerce design. Our website provides access to our independent rankings, the directory service, latest media and job openings for the best web design agencies worldwide.

http://www.bestwebdesignagencies.com


Bestseos.com

Bestseos.com features the leading digital marketing agencies in the industry. The web property serves as a definitive buyers guide to CEOs, Marketing Directors, and professionals looking to hire the best agencies around the world. The website enables buyers to search for the best agencies by industry specialty (i.e. Legal, Healthcare, etc.), regional location (i.e. Dallas, Miami, etc.), or enterprise related services (i.e. Enterprise SEO, Enterprise PPC, Enterprise Web Design, etc.).

http://www.bestseos.com


Cablefax

Cablefax is the most trusted news source in the cable industry, offering a wide range of resources for cable executives; from publications to award programs, networking events, workshops, online communities and more.  Go to www.cablefax.com today to see more and sign up for a free trial subscription of Cablefax Daily.

http://www.cablefax.com/


Cities Today

Cities Today is the only global magazine containing analysis, comment and best practices on sustainable urban development, connecting local governments with public and private sector solutions.

With an expert editorial advisory board comprising the World Bank, UN-Habitat, UNEP, and city associations ICLEI, C40, UCLG ASPAC, UCLG Africa, UCLG MEWA, Sister Cities International and FLACMA, the publication highlights the challenges facing city leaders and local governments in mobility, finance, smart technology, health care, energy efficiency, water, sanitation, security and housing. 

http://www.cities-today.com


Conference Guru

Conference Guru reviews thousands of conferences to find great conferences and establishes partnerships with the organizers that enable us to offer a limited quantity of conference passes at a great price. Conference Guru – Great Conferences. Great Deals.

http://www.conferenceguru.com


Council

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a vision. It is being built today. The stakeholders are known, the debate has yet to start. In hundreds of years our real needs have not changed. We want to be loved, feel safe, have fun, be relevant in work and friendship, be able to support our families and somehow play a role - however small - in the larger scheme of things. So what will really happen when things, homes and cities become smart? The result will probably be a tsunami of what at first looks like very small steps, small changes. The purpose of Council is to follow and forecast what will happen when smart objects surround us in smart homes, offices, streets, and cities.

http://theinternetofthings.eu/


CrowdReviews.com

CrowdReviews.com is a transparent online platform for determining which products and services are the best based on the opinion of the crowd. The crowd consists of Internet users which have experienced products and services first-hand and have an interest in letting other potential buyers their thoughts on their experience. CrowdReviews.com is driven by an algorithm allowing for both customers and providers of products and services to understand how the rankings are determined. The service can be used by potential buyers to learn more about their vendors prior to making a purchasing decision.

https://www.crowdreviews.com/best-network-mon


Digital Salutem

We are Digital Salutem.

We are Digital Health experts who represent and support your company all the way to acquire new clients in a new market.

We offer our clients fast market access for rapid growth, into UK and Europe. Our highly targeted approach will guarantee results. We work with innovative companies in the Healthcare technology sector. Our efforts to help you set us apart, we will connect you with our truly global networks.

We are experts in Wearable Technologies, Digital Health, IoT (Internet of Things) and Big Data.

http://www.digitalsalutem.com/


Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Council

The FTTH Council's mission is to accelerate deployment of all-fiber access networks by demonstrating how fiber-enabled applications and solutions create value for service providers and their customers, promote economic development and enhance quality of life. Communities and organizations interested in exploring FTTH options may find information on the FTTH Council web site.

http://www.ftthcouncil.org


FierceCable

FierceCable monitors the broadband cable industry for cable service provider executives. Save time by subscribing to our free, daily email briefing on TV Everywhere, net neutrality, mergers & acquisitions, cable service providers, and more, or check out our up-to-the-minute coverage available online.

http://www.FierceCable.com


FierceOnlineVideo

FierceOnlineVideo gives content owners, providers, and aggregators the inside scoop on the latest B2B news in the online video industry. In one email per week, FierceOnlineVideo will brief you on content delivery networks, online video advertising, video search, video on demand, and more.

http://www.FierceOnlineVideo.com


FierceTelecom

Every business day, FierceTelecom provides telecom industry insiders a single news source for "what's next for Telcos" - the latest technologies and trends moving the telecom industry forward. Benefit from our free, time-saving email briefing on ILECs/CLECs, WiMAX, next generation networks, backhaul, and other network and service innovations. 

http://www.FierceTelecom.com


FierceWireless

FierceWireless is the first place industry insiders turn to find out what's shaping and revolutionizing the wireless landscape. Every business day, executives at carriers and service providers rely on FierceWireless to stay up to speed on industry deals and investments, wireless technology, mobile handset releases, security news, and more.

http://www.FierceWireless.com


HomeGrid Forum

The HomeGrid Forum (HGF) has over 70 members who promote the global adoption of G.hn, a single unified, multi-sourced networking technology – over coax, copper pairs, powerline, and plastic optical fiber – while continuing to support HomePNA deployments and their transition to G.hn. HomeGrid Forum provides G.hn silicon and system certification through a strict compliance and interoperability testing program. 

http://www.homegridforum.org/


HomePlug Alliance

HomePlug technology enables a home's electrical wires to distribute broadband Internet, 4K Ultra HD video, digital music and smart home applications. HomePlug powerline networking products are used by consumers and service providers worldwide to provide home networking connectivity and expand Wi-Fi coverage. HomePlug is the global leader in powerline networking technology, with over 200 million devices deployed worldwide.

http://www.homeplug.org


HomeToys.com

HomeToys.com offers a blend of Commercial & Residential AV, Automation & Digital Signage Industry News, Articles and Interviews combined with insight into the trends and breakthroughs with potential to affect related business & lifestyle. Since 1995 our philosophy has been to create an outlet where the industry can collaborate and report on itself.

http://www.hometoys.com


IPSO Alliance

The IPSO Alliance is a global forum comprised of a diverse international membership of companies and non-profit organizations focused on developing the definition of a smart object framework with an emphasis on the aspects of identity and privacy. IPSO Alliance membership is open to any organization supporting an IP-based approach to connecting smart objects.

http://www.ipso-alliance.org


IT Today
IT Today: Informative Articles on Information and Communication Technology and Management. IT Today informs its readers of best practices, as well as of research into current and upcoming issues in information and communication technology (ICT). Articles take a how-to approach to their topics. They help readers solve problems and are applicable to on-the-job situations faced everyday by IT management, staff and consultants in all areas.
http://www.ittoday.info/


Mind Commerce

The Mind Commerce® mission is to provide customized research, consulting, training, and writing services for the telecommunications and IT industry within our areas of expertise. Mind Commerce clients include manufacturers, developers, service providers, industry organizations, and government. Mind Commerce partners include various leading firms in the telecommunications industry. Mind Commerce differentiates itself from its competition by meeting the unique needs of its clients through customized product development and service delivery.

http://mindcommerce.com/


Monsterboard

Monsterboard started in 1998 and has become one of the largest job boards in the Netherlands. Part of Monster Worldwide, which operates in almost 40 countries, Monsterboard has been successfully connecting the best talent with the right jobs for almost two decades.

http://www.monsterboard.nl/


oneM2M

oneM2M is the global standards initiative that covers requirements, architecture, API specifications, security solutions and interoperability for Machine-to-Machine and IoT technologies. oneM2M was formed in 2012 and consists of eight of the world's preeminent ICT standards development organizations: ARIB (Japan), ATIS (North America), CCSA (China), ETSI (Europe), TIA (North America), TSDSI (India), TTA (Korea), and TTC (Japan), together with six industry fora, consortia or standards bodies (Broadband Forum, CEN, CENELEC, GlobalPlatform, Next Generation M2M Consortium, OMA) and over 200 member organizations. oneM2M specifications provide a framework to support applications and services such as the smart grid, connected car, home automation, public safety, and health. oneM2M actively encourages industry associations and forums with specific application requirements to participate in oneM2M, in order to ensure that the solutions developed support their specific needs. For more information, including how to join and participate in oneM2M, see: www.onem2m.org.

http://www.onem2m.org


Open Connectivity Foundation

Billions of connected devices should be able to communicate with one another regardless of manufacturer, operating system, chipset or physical transport. The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) is creating a specification and sponsoring an open source project to make this possible. OCF will help ensure secure interoperability for consumers, business, and industry.

http://openconnectivity.org/


Payments & Cards Network

The Payments & Cards Network is dedicated to the Payments industry. Adding value to clients by offering innovative executive search, recruitment and RPO solutions to international clients. With offices in Cape Town, Hong Kong and Amsterdam, a global outlook and understanding of the payments landscape is in place to offer the best advice and service on the market. 

Call us with your specific needs today on +31 20 3030 257 and one of our consultants will be able to help quickly and efficiently.

For more information, please visit www.paymentsandcardsnetwork.com

http://paymentsandcardsnetwork.com/


PharmaVOICE

PharmaVOICE magazine provides commentary about the challenges and trends impacting the life-sciences industry, covering a range of issues from molecule through market. PharmaVOICE's more than 34,000 BPA-qualified subscribers are also kept abreast of the latest trends through additional media resources, including WebSeminars, Podcasts, Videocasts, and White Papers.

http://www.pharmavoice.com


Smart Insights

Smart Insights is the best information source on the Secure Transactions industry.

Smart Insights Weekly is a newsletter covering the smart card industry, its businesses, its technologies, its markets as well as its technology suppliers. Smart Insights covers all the major trends in the industry, it encompasses worldwide business, standardization bodies ...

Smart Insights Reports are research reports providing key facts and figures as well as strategic insights about a technology, an area or a major issue in the secure transaction industry. Smart Insights Reports bring business modeling, forecasting and competitive analysis.

Smart Insights: facts . intelligence . now . More information at http://www.smartinsights.net 

http://www.smartinsights.net/


SmartGridSpain

Reference independent online magazine specializing in smart grids. With a presence in Europe, Latin America and the United States, SmartGridSpain covers the latest news, trends and projects being developed worldwide. It also organizes sectoral forums with the main speakers and opinion leaders of major European companies

http://smartgridspain.org


TelcoProfessionals

TelcoProfessionals (TP) is an interactive, content rich, blog- and video-centric online community, and business exchange, developed exclusively for the Telecom and Media industry. We are dedicated to individuals working in the industry globally, as a place they can find and help each other get ahead. TP includes a full Telecom & Media events listing, blogs from thought leaders, and videos of the people shaping the industry’s future. TP allows you to network directly with over 110,000 like-minded unique viewers from 206 countries.

To enhance your professional profile and network for future business opportunities, or to visit our jobs portal, join us today.

http://www.telcoprofessionals.com


telecompaper

We have been keeping professionals in the telecoms industry up-to-date since 2000. Telecompaper is a well respected, independent research and publishing company focussed on the telecommunications industry. Telecompaper employs 15 staff at its headquarters in Houten, the Netherlands, and also employs correspondents in various countries who track their local telecom market. Telecompaper provides international customers with research and advisory services, breaking news, digests, expert analyses, company profiles and research reports.

http://www.telecompaper.com/


Thread Group

Designed for consumers and devices in and around the home, Thread easily and securely connects hundreds of devices to each other and directly to the cloud using real Internet Protocols in a low-­power, wireless mesh network. The non-­profit Thread Group is focused on making Thread the foundation for the Internet of Things in the home, educating product developers and consumers on the unique features and benefits of Thread and ensuring a great user experience through rigorous, meaningful product certification. Thread is backed by industry-­leading companies including ARM, Big Ass Fans, Freescale Semiconductor, Nest Labs, Samsung Electronics, Silicon Labs and Yale Security.

http://www.threadgroup.org/


topseos.com

The independent authority on search vendors, topseos.com, evaluates and ranks the top internet marketing companies. Categories ranked by topseos include: search engine optimization, pay per click management, affiliate marketing, social media optimization, and many more.

Since 2002, topseos has been a trusted resource for businesses looking to launch or improve internet marketing campaigns. The pathfinder service allows topseos to work directly with you to help find companies that best fit your business needs. Why waste time searching through thousands of sites with false promises? Go straight to the authority, gain insight into the industry, and work with the best.

http://www.topseos.com


Visibility Magazine

Visibility Magazine, founded in 2007, has become the guide to latest trends in internet marketing. Visibility conducts interviews with CEOs, shares opinions, reviews products, and provides a wealth of information about the movements in the industry. Additionally, Visibility will reach many fringe businesses that may have been contemplating entering or expanding their Internet marketing campaigns. Visibility is published quarterly and covers a wide range of topics including, but not limited to, organic optimization, pay-per-click marketing, website analytics, affiliate marketing, and press release distribution. Visibility embodies high-quality content, good sense, superior taste, and the character of conscientious journalism.

http://www.visibilitymagazine.com



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