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2023 Speakers


Yaniv Amir, President, Essence USA Inc 

Melissa Andresko, Chief Corporate Brand Ambassador, Lutron Electronics

Steve Burger, President and Co-Founder, Aided, Inc

John Butrim, Vice President - Multifamily, HOA & Builder, ADT Multifamily

Alex Capecelatro, CEO, Josh.ai

Keally DeWitt, VP of Marketing & Public Policy, GAF Energy

Joshua Di Francis, Head of Incubation, LG Electronics

Mark Francis, Chief Product Officer, Electronic Caregiver 

Jeff Holleran, VP Product, SAM Seamless Network

Chris Keefe, Director of Product Management, Schneider Electric

Abe Kinney, Senior Director, Product Management, Alarm.com

Liz Kohler, Founder, Nexion Solutions

Tray Leslie, Renewables & Resiliency Manager, Georgia Power Company

Daniel McCaffrey, VP of Digital Health and Software, OMRON Healthcare

Justin McKinney, CEO & Co-Founder, IVANI

Michelle Mindala-Freeman, Head of Marketing & Member Services, CSA - Connectivity Standards Alliance

Blake Miller, CEO, Homebase.ai

Sujata Neidig, Marketing Director, NXP Semiconductors

Leah Page, Senior Vice President, Product Strategy & Innovation, ADT

Mehul Patel, CEO, Minim, Inc. 

Kevin Po, Group Product Manager, Google

Vickie Rodgers, Vice President and General Manager, Cox Communities, Cox Communications

Michael Rovito, President, Level Home and Dwelo

Akash Sah, Chief Strategy Officer, Brinks Home

Giles Sutton, SVP of Product & Business Development, CEDIA

Jen Theobald, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Rapid Response Monitoring Services

Razvan Todor, VP, Product Management, Bitdefender

Eric Villines, Head of Global Communications, Anker / eufy

Andrew Vloyanetes, GM, Ring, an Amazon Company

Aaron Warren, Principal, Channel Development, Constellation

Adam Weinstein, Executive Sales Manager, sonnen

Ian Wheelock, Engineering Fellow, CTO Office, CommScope

Paul Williams, Chief Product Officer, Nice North America

Charlotte Yeh, Chief Medical Officer, AARP Services, Inc


Kristen Hanich, Director of Research, Parks Associates

Jennifer Kent, VP, Research, Parks Associates

Elizabeth Parks, President and CMO, Parks Associates

Chris White, Director of Research, Parks Associates

2022 Speakers


Nikki Ahmadi, Senior Director of Product, Universal Electronics

Yaniv Amir, President, Essence USA

Ian Bryant, Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships, CEDIA

Laura Buffard, Sr. Director Connected Home Product Line, NAGRA

Tali Chen, Co-founder, 2Seas

Jennifer Doctor, Senior Director, Product Management, JCI

Jean-Marc Druesne, Founder-CEO Bbalance; CMO of Baracoda Daily Healthtech, Baracoda Daily Healthtech

Jason Elliott, Head of Portfolio and Partnership Marketing, Nokia

Stephen Eyre, VP, Partner Community, Calix

Samantha Fein, Vice President of Business Development and Marketing, Samsung SmartThings

Jonathan Freeland, VP & GM, Cox Homelife

Michael Ham, President, RePure

Warren Hill, VP Marketing, Alula

Wolfgang Kirsch, Europe CEO, Allterco Robotics

Mitch Klein, Executive Director, Z-Wave Alliance; Director, Alliances Strategy, Sillicon Labs, Z-Wave Alliance/Silicon Labs

Kabir Maiga, Co-Founder, PassiveBolt

Tyson Marian, Chief Commercial Officer, Plume

Cristina Martinho, Vice President, Performance Marketing, Minim, Inc.

Blake Miller, CEO, Homebase.ai

Sean T Miller, CEO, Griot

Ann Marie Olivo, Marketing Director, North America, Tuya Smart 

Wannie Park, CEO, Zen Ecosystems

Rick Plummer, Director, Home Services, CenterPoint Energy

Bethany Schoengarth, Marketing Director, Healium XR

Oz Yildirim, EVP & General Manager of North America, Airties

Rafi Zauer, Head of Marketing, Essence

2021 Speakers


Jake Alamat, Vice President and General Manager, IoT Home and Consumer Products, Silicon Labs

Jim Hunter, Chief Technology Officer, Delos


Paula Al-Soufi, Director, Solution Offering, F-Secure

Mark Owen Burson, VP Marketing & Product Management, Nice North America

Andy Droney, Sr. Director ADT Health & Innovation Programs, ADT

Brian Ewing, VP, Sales, Notion, a Comcast Company

Anne Ferguson, VP, Marketing, Alarm.com

Nicole Hayward Zheng, CMO, Minim

Adam Hotchkiss, Co-founder & VP Product, Plume

Sarah Jones, VP, Commercial Product, Best Buy Health

Min Kang, Chief Product and Strategy Officer, Brinks Home Security

Aleem Lakhani, EVP, Specialty Risk USA, Amtrust North America

Brett Lasher, Executive Director, New Growth & Development, Cox

Josh Locke, Vice President, Essence USA

Tajinder Manku, Co-Founder and CEO, Cognitive Systems Corp.

Sean Miller, President, PointCentral

Sharon Mirsky, Co-Founder and COO, Firedome

Sce Pike, CEO and Founder, IOTAS

Jorey Ramer, Founder and CEO, Super

Brad Ree, CTO, ioXt Alliance

Rob Schneider, Sr. Vice President, Commercial Operations, OMRON Healthcare

Raya Sevilla, SVP Information Technology, ADT

Tejas Shah, SVP Product and Chief Information Officer, Arlo Technologies, Inc.

Sumati Stewart, SVP of Sales and Marketing, Yonomi

Sunil Vulli, CTO, Medical Guardian

Matt Wolf, Head of Partnerships, SimpliSafe

Oz Yildirim, EVP and GM Americas Business Unit, Airties