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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


Alarm.com

Alarm.com is a leading technology provider of connected home services, powering millions of residential and commercial installations. Through its connected home platform, millions of people use Alarm.com to help protect and manage the things that matter most – their homes, families, and small businesses. Alarm.com connects a wide range of supported devices across the internet of things to provide an integrated connected home experience through an intelligent cloud-based services platform and easy to use mobile app. Alarm.com solutions are sold exclusively through a network of licensed and authorized Dealer Partners. For more information, please visit www.alarm.com.

http://www.alarm.com


Arrayent

The Arrayent IoT Platform is chosen by global consumer products companies to enable their brands to manage, control and monitor connected and interoperable products—delivering a better experience to consumers. Arrayent provides these capabilities to leading brands such as Whirlpool, Febreze, Pentair, OSRAM Sylvania, Maytag Commercial Laundry, LiftMaster, Schumacher, Salus, Braeburn, and Chamberlain, among many others—launching over 65 products on five continents with an average time-to-market of only six months. Arrayent is recognized by leading industry analysts as a ‘cool vendor,’ ‘innovator,’ ‘vendor to watch’ and was named 2016 ‘Consumer IoT Enabling Company of the Year.’ Find out why at arrayent.com.

http://www.arrayent.com


Audio Analytic

At Audio Analytic, we believe every sound tells a story. Especially in the home. We’re the world’s leading provider of sound recognition software for the Smart Home. Our ai3™ software enables device manufacturers and service providers to enable their products with Artificial Audio Intelligence, recognizing and automatically responding to sounds such as smoke and CO alarms, breaking window glass, a dog’s bark - even a baby’s cry. Recognizing sound within the Smart Home allows manufacturers and service providers to open up a range of compelling new applications for smarter living. At CES 2017, we’ll be unveiling a range of new sound profiles and features to our customers and partners. To book your demo at the show, please email CES@audioanalytic.com

http://www.audioanalytic.com


Carrier

Founded by the inventor of modern air conditioning, Carrier is the world’s leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. Carrier experts provide sustainable solutions, integrating energy-efficient products, building controls and energy services for residential, commercial, retail, transport and food service customers. Carrier is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.carrier.com or follow Carrier on Twitter and Facebook.

http://www.carrier.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


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


Galaxywind

MacBee Alliance is an NPO initiated by Galaxywind Network Systems in 2011, aiming to introduce MacBee communication technology to the industry as an alternative IoT solution. MacBee Alliance has developed more than 20 key industry members, products based on MacBee technology range from home automation to comprehensive smart lighting and city energy management system. With this open and low cost solution, we hope it will eventually benefit both the industry and customers.

Galaxywind has 22 years track record on research and development of communications technology products and comprehensive services. Galaxywind have rich experiences in the field of physical chip set, drivers, communication protocols, distributed cloud technology, software applications, etc.

http://www.galaxywind.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


Hampton Products International

Hampton Products International is a leading innovator of security hardware and accessory products. Located in Foothill Ranch, Calif., Hampton has provided outstanding products and service for its customers for more than 25 years, including Brinks and Brink's Home Security door hardware, padlocks and security lighting products. At Smart Energy Summit, Hampton is presenting the Brink’s Home Security Array™ digital deadbolt, a cloud and app-enabled digital door lock that works with smartphones via Wi-Fi wireless connectivity. Visit mybrinkshome.com for more information.

http://www.mybrinkshome.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


NXP

NXP Semiconductors creates solutions that enable secure connections for a smarter world. Building on its expertise in high-performance mixed signal electronics, NXP is driving innovation in the areas of connected car, security, portable & wearable, and the Internet of Things.

http://www.nxp.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


Support.com

Support.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPRT) is the leading provider of cloud-based software and services to deliver next-generation technical support. Support.com helps leading brands in software, electronics, communications, retail, Internet of Things (IoT) and other connected technology industries deepen their customer relationships. Customers want technology that works the way it’s intended. By using Support.com software and services, companies can deliver a fantastic customer experience, leading to happier customers, greater brand loyalty and growing revenues. For more information, please visit http://www.support.com or follow us @support_com.

http://www.support.com


Sutherland Global Services

Sutherland Global Services delivers outcomes-based services and solutions to support technology companies' most valuable asset—their customers. With 38,000+ professionals, across 60+ global multi-lingual delivery centers and CloudSource, work-at-home program, we combine skilled people with proven methodologies and analytics-powered front-to-back office capabilities for an exceptional customer experience that drives revenue.

Visit us at www.SutherlandGlobal.com and learn about our Design Thinking approach to transforming the customer experience at www.SutherlandLabs.com.

http://www.sutherlandglobal.com


TROVE
TROVE provides next-generation predictive data science solutions for utilities and the digital subscriber services industry and is helping Internet, telecom, security, cable, energy management and other companies solve their most challenging business problems.

Going far beyond traditional analytics approaches, TROVE removes the guesswork from business decision-making by combining each organization’s own data with TROVE's patented data fusion technology and 2,000+ attributes of external third-party data about every household and commercial property in the U.S.

The result? Startling predictive insights that are achieving results like a 300% increase in program response rates, along with dramatic improvements in:

- Customer engagement, segmentation, acquisition and retention
- Churn prevention
- Product portfolio and service planning

Find out more about us at TroveData.com. (email: info@trovedata.com)
http://www.trovedata.com


Whisker Labs

Whisker Labs, an Earth Networks division, is bringing next generation home energy intelligence technologies to market. We recently announced the world’s first do-it-yourself (DIY) home energy monitoring sensor that delivers accurate, real-time power usage and diagnostics for each appliance without costly and complex professional installation.  Bring all non-connected devices online for applications related to energy consumption, fault detection and overall home efficiency.  Additionally, our intelligent demand side management platform, Connected Savings, provides unparalleled DRMS, EE and engagement.  We provide a single DRMS interface across multiple devices, tailored DR strategies, flexible dispatch and more. Our intelligent EE optimizes connected devices for automated energy efficiency and provides personalized analytics via a mobile app or portal.  Whisker Labs enables complete home energy intelligence.  Measure, inform and control with us.  http://www.whiskerlabs.com/

http://www.whiskerlabs.com


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/


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/


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


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


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/


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


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


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/


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


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