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Reception Sponsor


Homematic IP

eQ-3 is one of the leading innovation and technology companies for home control and consumer electronics. With more than 200 different types of products, eQ-3 provides the largest product portfolio in the industry and has more than 18 million wireless devices in more than 600,000 households. This makes eQ-3 the European market leader in smart home technology based on the number of whole home solutions and electronic radiator thermostats installed.

Homematic is the leading smart home platform with more than 80 devices and open communication interfaces. Homematic IP, the next generation of Homematic, is an open platform based on the Internet standard IPv6 and fully compatible with the devices of the Homematic family.

The products are designed and developed at the headquarters in Leer, Germany. Manufacturing takes place in the own production factory in South China. The ELV/eQ-3 group has been family owned since its foundation. In 2007 the eQ-3 group was spun-off from ELV Elektronik AG, which was established in 1987. Further information: www.eQ-3.de, www.HomeMatic.com, www.homematic-ip.com.

http://www.eq-3.de


Program Guide Sponsor


Vivint Smart Home

About Vivint Smart Home

Vivint Smart Home is the leading provider of smart home services in North America. Vivint delivers an integrated smart home system with in-home consultation, professional installation and support delivered by its Smart Home Pros, as well as 24-7 customer care and monitoring. Dedicated to redefining the home experience with intelligent products and services, Vivint serves more than one million customers throughout the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit www.vivint.com.

http://www.vivint.com


Event Sponsors


Deutsche Telekom

Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies.

http://www.telekom.com/en


Greenwave Systems

Greenwave Systems is a leading Internet of Things (IoT) software and services company whose Greenwave360° solution enables category-leading brands to quickly and easily deliver breakthrough products and services to their customers. Greenwave works closely with its customers in the service provider, consumer electronics and utilities industries, helping them resolve the complex issues across design, development, management and data analytics and accelerate the process to profitably deploy services that improve efficiency and enhance productivity.

http://www.greenwavesystems.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


Zigbee Alliance

The Zigbee Alliance is the foundation and future of the IoT. Established in 2002, our wide-ranging global membership collaborates to create and evolve universal open standards for the products transforming the way we live, work, and play. With our members’ deep and diverse expertise, robust certification programs, and a full suite of open IoT solutions, we are leading the movement toward a more intuitive, imaginative, and useful world. www.zigbee.org

http://www.Zigbee.org


Platinum Supporter


Internet of Things Consortium

The Internet of Things Consortium (IoTC) is comprised of more than 60 leading hardware, software and analytics companies – in areas including home automation, wearables, connected cars, smart cities, 3D printing, and virtual/augmented reality. On behalf of its members, the IoTC is dedicated to the growth of the internet of things marketplace and the development of sustainable business models. The IoTC educates technology firms, retailers, insurance companies, marketers, media companies and the wider business community about the value of IoT. Founded in 2012, the IoTC is headquartered in San Francisco with a business development hub in New York.

http://iofthings.org/


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/


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/


Bedrock Learning

Anticipating the shortage of trained and qualified technicians for the connected home, Bedrock embraced interactive e-learning for 24/7 access to knowledge. The 80+ hours of online curriculum provides a clear view of the industry and opportunities, and it teaches the technology behind the products; so manufacturers can concentrate their training on features and installation. Bedrock also offers a range of services: content licensing, conversion to online, custom development, training hosting, and consultation around instruction and the industry. For 12 years and counting, companies continue to rely on Bedrock for industry training, along with insights and strategic planning in the digital home industry

http://www.bedrocklearning.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


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


BoogarLists

With a qualified directory of more than 2,000 Venture Capital and Mid-Market/LBO private equity firms, BoogarLists is an excellent place for entrepreneurs to begin their search for investment capital. Whether starting a new company or striving to take an early stage company to the next level, CEO’s and CFO’s will invariably want to seek out new sources of capital or other financial services. BoogarLists provides an extensive directory of financial, operations and marketing services, as well as a comprehensive directory of conferences and associations, across the technology, media and communications industries.

http://www.boogar.com


CABA

The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) is a leading international, not-for-profit, industry organization that promotes advanced technologies in homes and buildings. Its 350+ strong corporate members and 28,000+ individual industry contacts are leaders in advancing integrated home systems and building automation worldwide.

http://www.CABA.org


CIOReview

CIOReview is a technology magazine that talks about the enterprise solutions that can redefine the business goals of enterprises tomorrow. It is the leading source that shares innovative enterprise solutions developed by established solutions providers, upcoming hot enterprises and is a neutral source for technology decision makers. Published from Fremont, California, CIOReview is an excellent platform for the enterprise to showcase their innovative solutions.

http://www.cioreview.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


Consortium for Patient Engagement

Our focus is technology. The Consortium for Patient Engagement advances solutions to improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare costs through effective patient and family engagement and improved healthcare literacy.

We are a resource for providers, payers, and developers to find, assess, and collaborate on patient engagement opportunities and potential partners. Our match making service utilize an extensive network of developers and a wealth of solutions to address major patient activation and maintenance issues.

Learn more at www.CoPE.tips

http://cope.tips/


Cord Cutter News

Cord Cutters News is a leader in cord cutting coverage and is dedicated to helping people get more out of their cord cutting experience. We cover everything from the services and devices for streaming to over the air TV. To learn more about what we do please visit CordCuttersNews.com.

http://cordcuttersnews.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 Entertainment Group

The DEG advocates and promotes entertainment platforms, products and distribution channels which support the movie, television, music, consumer electronics and IT industries.

DEG membership is comprised of: Akamai, Alchemy, Amazon, Anchor Bay Entertainment, BBC AMERICA, bitMAX, BluFocus, CenturyLink, Cinedigm Entertainment, Comcast, comScore, Cryptography Research, DTS Listen, Deloitte, Deluxe Digital, DirecTV, Dolby Laboratories, DreamWorks Animation, Giant Interactive, Giraffic Technologies, GfK Entertainment, Gibson Brands, Google play, HBO Home Entertainment, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, IHS, IMAX, Intel, Irdeto, Kaleidescape, LG Electronics USA, Lionsgate, MAI, Mediamorph, MGM, Microsoft, Midnight Oil, MovieLabs, Music Watch Inc., My Eye Media, Neustar Media, Nielsen Entertainment, NPD Group, One+K, The Orchard, Outpost Media, Panasonic, Paramount Home Media Distribution, Parrot Analytics, PBS Distribution, Philips Electronics, Playster, PricewaterhouseCoopers, RLJ Entertainment, Random Media, Redbox, Rovi, Samsung Electronics, Screen Engine/ASI, ScreenPlay, SellThruCo, Sony DADC, Sony Electronics, Sony Music Entertainment, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Technicolor , TiVo, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Universal Music Group, Universal Operations Group, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, V2Solutions, Verizon Digital Media Services, Vubiquity, W2O Group, Walt Disney Studios, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Music Group, and Western Digital. 

http://degonline.org/


Digital Trends

Digital Trends was founded in 2006 with a simple mission: to help readers easily understand how tech affects the way they live. We are your authoritative guide to the world around us. We love, live and breathe tech so that we can explain it to you simply and clearly.

http://www.digitaltrends.com/


EMA

The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) is the not-for-profit international trade association dedicated to advancing the interests of the $35 billion home entertainment industry. EMA-member companies operate approximately 35,000 retail outlets in the U.S. and 45,000 around the world that sell and/or rent DVDs, computer and console video games, and digitally distributed versions of these products.

http://www.entmerch.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


FierceWireless Tech

Weekly coverage of the technical aspects of the wireless industry, including LTE Advanced, Cellular Offloading, LPWAN, Wi-Fi, Unlicensed Spectrum, and 5G. 

https://pages.questexweb.com/FierceWireless-Newsletter-Signup.html


Finpro

Finpro helps Finnish SMEs go international, encourages foreign direct investment in Finland and promotes tourism. Finpro is formed by Export Finland, Visit Finland and Invest in Finland. Finpro is a public organisation with 240 professionals working in 37 trade centers in 31 countries and 6 regional offices in Finland. Finpro is part of the Team Finland network.

http://www.finpro.fi


GeoMarketing

GeoMarketing from Yext, the global digital knowledge platform, is the leading source of daily location and mobile marketing news designed to help CMO’s and senior marketing professionals connect with today’s mobile consumers.

http://www.geomarketing.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/


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


Innovation & Tech Today

Innovation & Tech Today is a national quarterly publication in print and digital format offering unique insight into all things science, tech, and business. Showcasing today’s most important thought-leaders, and the most innovative brands, this magazine gives readers looking for a balance of sizzle and substance exactly what they want. With a $9.99 cover price, each perfect bound, texture-covered issue has around 160 pages of award winning journalism, eye-catching photography and the most innovative products on the market. With topics that range from business innovations, connected tech, VR, and gaming to sustainability and STEM education, every issue keeps the reader in the know for a full three months across all sectors of innovation.   Finally, because the outdoors and tech go hand-in-hand these days, Innovation & Tech Today’s Outdoor and Adventure section highlights athletes and all of the latest gear. Wherever technology and innovation meet, Innovation & Tech Today is there.

http://innotechtoday.com/


Intergetic Forum

The Intergetic Forum is a special interest group focused on building the data related standards needed to enable the smart home and smart car markets.  Specifically, we address the problems around data privacy, data quality and data trading conducted at scale while preserving the consumer’s right to privacy.

http://www.intergetic.org/


IoT Weekly News

IoT Weekly News is a free, curated website and email subscription service focused on current trends and articles about the “Internet of Things”. Each issue includes a summary from thought leaders and provides expert perspectives on where the industry is heading. Published every Wednesday. Free Forever.

http://iotweeklynews.com/


ISE Magazine

ISE magazine (formerly OSP magazine) is the most trusted educational and solutions resource across the ICT industry. ISE delivers 20+ educational articles showcasing leading technology solutions and has connected advertisers with key buyers and decision-makers for more than 30 years. For more information or to subscribe, visit www.isemag.com.

http://www.isemag.com


KNXtoday

KNXtoday is a trade magazine for KNX home and building control comprising an online magazine and email newsletter. KNX is the worldwide standard for home and building control, and is approved as an International Standard (ISO/IEC 14543-3) as well as an European Standard (CENELEC EN 50090 and CEN EN 13321-1) and Chinese Standard (GB/Z 20965). KNXtoday offers news, articles, case studies, videos and resources, an events calendar and much more. Visitors can also sign up to the free email newsletter, or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest.

http://KNXtoday.com


LonMark International

LonMark® International is recognized globally as a major driving force in the delivery of open standards for products used for building automation and energy efficiency. Having certified over 1000 industry professionals for proficiency in open systems, LonMark International remains committed to leading the industry down the path of open, interoperable systems. LonMark International continues to provide the industry with tools, resources, and support for its members and their products based on the ISO/IEC 14908 body of standards.

http://www.lonmark.org


MoCA

MoCA® technology is the fastest and most reliable in-home backbone for Wi-Fi® and has been adopted by cable, telco/IPTV and satellite operators worldwide. MoCA 2.0 offers actual data rates of 1 Gbps. MoCA 2.5 offers actual data rates up to 2.5 Gbps.

The Alliance recently announced MoCA Access™ for broadband applications in MDUs based on the MoCA 2.0/2.5 standards. MoCA Access is positioned as a fiber extension from the basement to each apartment.

The Alliance has 210 certified products and a worldwide membership. Visit www.mocalliance.org for more information. 

http://www.mocalliance.org


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


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/


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


TWICE

TWICE (This Week in Consumer Electronics) is published by NewBay Media and is the leading business publication serving the consumer electronics industry. With editorial coverage on all things consumer electronics, including audio, video, smartphones, tablets, cameras, car electronics, major appliances, accessories, and so much more, TWICE is where the industry turns to put it all into perspective. Be it news, new products, and/or trends, TWICE has it covered.

http://www.twice.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


Wi-Fi Alliance

Wi-Fi Alliance® is the worldwide network of companies that brings you Wi-Fi®. Members of our collaboration forum come together from across the Wi-Fi ecosystem with the shared vision to connect everyone and everything, everywhere, while providing the best possible user experience. Since 2000, Wi-Fi Alliance has certified more than 30,000 Wi-Fi products. The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ seal of approval designates products with proven interoperability, backward compatibility, and the highest industry-standard security protections in place. Today, Wi-Fi carries more than half of the internet’s traffic in an ever-expanding variety of applications. Wi-Fi Alliance continues to drive the adoption and evolution of Wi-Fi, which billions of people rely on every day.

http://www.wi-fi.org