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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


Alula

Alula is the only security platform that delivers security simplified for independent security dealers and installers and the customers who rely on their service and expertise. Today, thousands of dealers across North America have over 250,000 active locations secured and connected with Alula. Designed for professional security professionals, the Alula platform provides a complete security, alarm, video and automation solution for renters, homeowners and commercial installations. Alula is a business-driven security platform designed to reduce truck rolls, increase RMR, simplify inventory and put dealers in control of their business, their customers and their revenue. The Alula platform is available nationwide through distributors that cater to the alarm and integrator industry. 

http://www.alula.net


Event Sponsors


Alarm.com

Alarm.com is the leading platform for the intelligently connected property. Millions of people depend on Alarm.com's technology to monitor and control their property from anywhere. Centered on security and remote monitoring, our platform addresses a wide range of market needs and enables application-based control for a growing variety of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Our security, video monitoring, intelligent automation and energy management solutions are available through our network of thousands of professional service providers in North America and around the globe. Alarm.com's common stock is traded on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol ALRM. For more information, please visit www.alarm.com.

http://www.alarm.com


Asurion

Asurion helps more than 300 million people around the world unlock their technology’s untapped potential. We create innovative technology solutions that help keep consumers connected, from comprehensive protection to smart tech help that redefines expertise.

Partnering with leading wireless carriers, retailers and pay-tv providers, Asurion’s 17,000 employees deliver a seamless, award-winning customer experience, anticipating their needs and providing tailored services reachable within one touch.

http://www.asurion.com


Cirrent

Cirrent addresses one of the biggest challenges to the widespread adoption of the internet of things: getting devices connected to the internet. Cirrent lets Wi-Fi products instantly and securely connect to the internet with zero user intervention. Cirrent's solution enables new business models, new use cases, higher levels of security, reduced support costs, and a delightful user experience.

http://www.cirrent.com


F-Secure

Nobody knows cyber security like F-Secure. For three decades, F-Secure has driven innovations in cyber security, defending tens of thousands of office, homes, and millions of people. F-Secure shields enterprises and consumers against everything from advanced cyber attacks and data breaches to widespread ransomware infections. F-Secure’s AI-driven solutions also help to protect the connected devices and homes of your customers. The unique combination of technology and world-class Business Services supporting the entire customer lifecycle is what makes F-Secure an excellent fit for the service provider channel. F-Secure’s products are sold globally by more than 200 service providers and thousands of resellers.

http://www.f-secure.com


Hive Home

Centrica Connected Home's Hive brand is a smart home experience focused on making daily life a little easier, freeing people up to spend time doing the things they love. Through a mix of software, products and services, Hive creates solutions that are designed to be accessible, easy to use and helpful in everyday situations. Centrica Connected Home will continue to grow the Hive ecosystem and the Hive brand into new global markets.

Centrica plc is an international energy and services company organized around two global customer facing divisions, Centrica Consumer and Centrica Business, focused on the residential consumer and the business customer respectively.  Centrica’s areas of focus for growth are Energy Supply & Services, Connected Home, Distributed Energy & Power and Energy Marketing & Trading.  Centrica develops new and innovative products and services for customers globally and supplies more than 27.5 million customer accounts mainly in the UK, Ireland and North America through strong brands such as British Gas, Hive, Direct Energy and Bord Gáis Energy, supported by around 12,000 engineers and technicians.

http://www.hivehome.com


Inspire

Inspire's mission is to create a brighter energy future by simplifying consumer adoption of clean energy and smart home technologies. The company’s groundbreaking Smart Energy subscription seamlessly combines personalized clean energy plans with best-in-class smart devices. Using Inspire's app, members control their smart homes from anywhere and select automated settings to use less energy, while earning rewards. 

Inspire is dedicated to making it easy for everyone to have a smart, sustainable home. A Certified B-Corp, Inspire is nationally recognized for its commitment to making a positive impact on the planet. Inspire products are available in select areas across the U.S. via helloinspire.com. The company is privately held, with offices in Santa Monica, CA and Philadelphia, PA.

http://www.helloinspire.com


Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi-industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our Security Products team focuses on security for homes and businesses and enables smart home connectivity through the use of our secure PowerG technology.  We help our customers have a smart space, but more importantly a space that is safe and secure, providing the comfort, convenience and possibilities expected today. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

http://www.johnsoncontrols.com


Minim

Minim is a cloud WiFi management platform that enables and secures a better connected home. Minim's Software as a Service (SaaS) helps broadband service providers increase revenue and reduce support costs by offering a premium managed WiFi service to their subscribers via customer premise equipment of their choosing. Subscribers benefit from best-in-class customer support, an easy-to-use mobile app, parental controls, AI-powered network recommendations, and more. The company is now partnering with service providers and consumer device manufacturers who want to help make home connectivity as safe and reliable as drinking water. To learn more, visit www.minim.co.

http://www.minim.co


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


Trusource Labs

Trusource Labs is a niche call center & BPO outsource solutions provider focused on providing the right people, technology, & processes to 'make it better', within complex sales & aftermarket technical support services for innovative companies primarily in the Enterprise, Consumer Technology, Smart Home & IoT Software & Hardware verticals.  Partnerships are focused on continuous improvement via transformational 'make it better' solutions with an outcome based focus of improving your business & your brand via superior customer experiences.  U.S. Headquartered in Austin, TX, the company was Founded in 2013, today nearing 600 employees worldwide. Named fastest-growing company in 2016 by the Austin Business Journal, Trusource labs has expanded its Austin operation internationally to Limerick, Ireland, then launching Guadalajara, Mexico Summer of 2018, followed by a soon to be added U.S. market in mid/late 2018.  Currently partnered with over 20 companies, their clients range from startups fresh off a successful crowdfunding campaign to established Fortune 100 companies.  Their solutions range from T0-T3 Technical support, Pre-sales/sales, Omni-channel support, CRM, Knowledge base/Self-help tools & more.

http://www.trusourcelabs.com


Platinum Supporter


CEDIA

CEDIA is the international trade association and central touch point for more than 3,700 member companies that represent every facet of the ever-evolving technology market

CEDIA members deliver technology solutions that provide comfort, control, connection, and entertainment, allowing clients to have their best moments in life in the comfort of their own homes.

CEDIA is proud to offer members the forward-looking insight and support necessary to run an efficient, profitable business that successfully delivers best-in-class solutions to clients.

Through education and certification, exclusive savings, lead-generating tools, business growth resources, and vital business-to-business connections, CEDIA helps its members differentiate themselves from the competition.
 

http://www.cedia.org


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


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


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


CIO Applications

CIO Applications is a new generation print magazine focusing on the applications of technology in medium to large enterprises. We focus on the ways in which businesses are leveraging technology to efficiently run their operations, offer new products, and services to their customers and how they maximize their return on investments on their technology spend.Published from the hub of technology, Silicon Valley, we bring to our subscribers collective expertise, experiences and insights of thousands of business oriented senior technologists working in all industry verticals in the U.S. This knowledge base from industry insiders is augmented by our experienced and strong research team to keep our subscribers up to date on how established and new technologies can be leveraged to provide an engine for growth for their businesses.

http://www.cioapplications.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


Domotique News

Published since 1988 by founder Bruno de Latour, Domotique News is the first European newsletter on home automation, smart home, and connected objects.

https://www.facebook.com/domotique.news/


Electronic Security Association

The Electronic Security Association (ESA), is the largest association in the US representing the electronic security and life safety industry. Member companies install, integrate and monitor intrusion and fire detection, video surveillance and electronic access control systems for commercial, residential, industrial and governmental clients. ESA provides technical and management training, government advocacy and delivers information, advice, tools, and services that members use to run and grow their businesses. Together, ESA member companies employ more than 500,000 industry professionals and serve more than 34 million residential and commercial clients. Learn more about becoming a member and accessing exclusive member benefits at ESAweb.org

http://esaweb.org/


FierceBiotech

FierceHealthIT

FierceHealthIT gives healthcare executives, CIOs and IT managers the must-know news, market trends, and insights about the health IT industry. Stay up-to-date on breaking news about CPOE, EMRs, HIE, e-prescribing, and more by visiting our website and signing up for our free, weekly email news briefing.

http://www.FierceHealthIT.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


HomeGrid Forum

The HomeGrid Forum (HGF) has over 70 members who promote the global adoption of G.hn, a single unified, multisourced 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/


i-HOME

The i-HOMETM offers a more complete health narrative of patients between visits, providing advanced technologies and solutions that enable increased connectivity between patients and their healthcare teams.  Today’s smart homes are equipped with consumer oriented technologies along with clinical and medical technologies for better, safer, longer living for ALL age groups. The i-HOMETM helps to demonstrate the continuum of care between the primary caregiver, the patient and their family members that is enabled by new technologies. 

http://ihassociation.org/agenda-ihome/


IIoT Connection

IIoT Connection delivers the latest news, trends, insights, events and research surrounding the dynamic and disruptive Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) marketplace. IIoT Connection is committed to providing the most comprehensive compilation of products and services dedicated to the Industrial Internet of Things. Key verticals with associated products and services include: aerospace, chemical, cybersecurity, healthcare, oil & gas, power, and transportation.


Intelligent Health Association

The Intelligent Health Association (IHA) is a global, technology based and technology focused organization comprised of many new technology communities and societies all operating under one organizational structure with a common goal: to help drive the “Evolution to the Health Revolution™ ” through the adoption and implementation of new technologies in the health Eco-system.

The IHA will accomplish this goal through the delivery of vendor neutral, technology agnostic educational programs in a partnership with the other health related organizations, academic institutions, government, technology community, and standards bodies.

http://ihassociation.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 (ICT Solutions & Education) connects network evolution professionals with innovative solutions and concise education across the rapidly changing ICT landscape. As the lines separating telephone, Internet and television companies continue to blur, ISE in the resource providers have trusted for over 30 years. Visit www.isemag.com for information.

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


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 standards development organizations: ARIB (Japan), ATIS (U.S.), CCSA (China), ETSI (Europe), TIA (U.S.), TSDSI (India), TTA (Korea), and TTC (Japan), together with five industry fora or consortia (Broadband Forum, CEN, CENELEC, GlobalPlatform, 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
The Open Connectivity Foundation is dedicated to ensuring secure interoperability for consumers, businesses and industries by delivering a standard communications platform, a Bridging Specification, an open source implementation and a certification program allowing devices to communicate regardless of form factor, operating system, service provider, transport technology or ecosystem. The industry leading companies involved in OCF believe that secure and reliable device discovery and connectivity is a foundational component to enable IoT. The good news is that it is underway.
http://openconnectivity.org/


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


RFID in Healthcare Consortium

The RFID in Healthcare Consortium (RHCC) is a not-for-profit, subsidiary organization of The Intelligent Health Association (IHA) and operates under its auspices, guidelines, governance, and by-laws.

The Consortium was founded on September 13th, 2008 to initially address EMI issues with RFID & RTLS technologies but has recently transformed itself into a full fledged trade organization. The Consortium is an educationally focused, vendor neutral, technology and frequency agnostic, organization dedicated to promoting the use and adoption of RFID and RTLS technologies in the healthcare, assisted living and nursing home industries.

RHCC is organizing country & regional chapters throughout the world.

http://rfidinhealthcare.org/


TD The Market Publishers

TD The Market Publishers, Ltd is a stand-alone company with a strong history of promoting and trading market research reports and analytical reviews produced by our many transnational partners, which include both large multinationals and smaller, more specialist concerns.

Our web-based platform, MarketPublishers.com, offers an unmatched collection of market research reports, company reviews, databooks, articles, periodical publications, databases, on-line subscriber services, and much more, delivered by the successful and well-established publishers with whom we are currently in partnership.

Here, at Market Publishers, research experts exploit a wide range of marketing media to efficiently engage with our clients to use these for the benefit of our clients, and so generate enhanced revenue streams for their businesses.

Market Publishers’ team continuously works to update and expand our existing collection of market research reports (more than one hundred thousand) by partnering with new publishers and adding their studies to our web-site’s content. Market Publishers’ support and services, on-line and offline, are at our customers’ disposal twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week throughout the year.

https://marketpublishers.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/


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