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Silver Sponsors


Lowe’s has entered the Smart Home market with a broad range of innovative new connected products and services using their Iris platform. Iris allows consumers to monitor and control their home from their computer, tablet, or smart phone. The broad range of Iris products and services are designed to appeal to the average consumer with simple and affordable bundles that make homes safer, more energy efficient and convenient to manage.


Bronze Sponsors


Founded in 2000, Alarm.com is the leading technology provider for the connected home, powering more than 1 million households. Our cloud-based platform connects the widest range of devices throughout the home and delivers a complete solution through a single, easy to use app. From intelligent learning and personalized optimization to the rapid integration of new partner products, we offer the most advanced and latest technologies for the connected home. Consumers choose from a range of leading services, including Interactive Security, Energy Management, Home Automation and Video Monitoring, exclusively offered through our network of authorized and licensed partners for easy configuration and installation.


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. 


2014 Sponsors

Association Sponsor

Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the technology trade association representing the $208 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org, www.DeclareInnovation.com and through social media.


Platinum Sponsor


Cisco is the longstanding market-leading supplier of video entertainment solutions for service providers. We are totally committed to helping our service provider partners deliver transformational video services. And with more than, 7500 video professionals on staff, Cisco is unique in having the scale, resources and breadth of vision to deliver differentiated solutions to our service provider partners.

The Videoscape platform integrates Cisco cloud and network capabilities with an award-winning user experience and robust content protection. Using Cisco’s ability to customize and integrate these components to clients’ specific needs, Videoscape empowers service providers in all markets.

To see what Videoscape can offer your subscribers and how it can accelerate your business, visit www.cisco.com/go/videoscape.


Reception Sponsor

Icontrol Networks

Icontrol Networks' vision is to provide a connected home solution for every household, so people worldwide spend less time managing their lives and more time living them.  Icontrol is making the connected home a reality through its software platforms, which are deployed by home security companies and service providers including ADT (ADT Pulse), Comcast (Xfinity Home), Time Warner Cable (IntelligentHome) plus many others, and the all-in-one Piper Home Security and Automation device for consumers.

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

For more information about Icontrol Networks and Piper visit www.icontrol.com and www.getpiper.com.


Silver Sponsors


For more than 30 years, Amdocs has ensured service providers' success and embraced their biggest challenges. To win in the connected world, service providers rely on Amdocs to simplify the customer experience, harness the data explosion, stay ahead with new services and improve operational efficiency. The global company uniquely combines a market-leading BSS, OSS and network control product portfolio with value-driven professional services and managed services operations. With revenue of $3.2 billion in fiscal 2012, Amdocs and its 20,000 employees serve customers in more than 60 countries.



Lowe’s has entered the Smart Home market with a broad range of innovative new connected products and services using their Iris platform. Iris allows consumers to monitor and control their home from their computer, tablet, or smart phone. The broad range of Iris products and services are designed to appeal to the average consumer with simple and affordable bundles that make homes safer, more energy efficient and convenient to manage.



Qualcomm is the world leader in next-generation mobile technologies and the world’s largest manufacturer of wireless chipsets. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, connecting people more closely to information, entertainment and each another. Today, Qualcomm technologies are powering the convergence of mobile communications and consumer electronics, making wireless devices and services more personal, affordable and accessible to people everywhere.

For more information, visit Qualcomm around the Web: www.qualcomm.com
Corporate Blog: www.qualcomm.com/blog
Twitter: www.twitter.com/qualcomm
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Qualcomm



Support.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPRT) enables partners to unlock the potential of technology services. We help leading brands create new revenue streams and deepen customer loyalty through programs that enhance their customers' technology experience. Our solution includes a comprehensive Service Delivery Platform, mobile and desktop apps, a scalable workforce of technology specialists and proven expertise in program design and execution. Our partners include many of the nation's leading communications providers, retailers and technology companies.


Bronze Sponsors


The ADT Corporation (NYSE: ADT) is a leading provider of electronic security, interactive home and business automation and monitoring services for residences and small businesses in the United States and Canada. ADT's broad and pioneering set of products and services, including ADT Pulse® interactive home and business solutions, and health services, meet a range of customer needs for today’s active and increasingly mobile lifestyles. Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, ADT helps provide peace of mind to more than six million customers, and it employs approximately 16,500 people at more than 200 locations. More information is available at www.adt.com.



Affinegy is a global provider of connected device management and service enablement software for the home and business.  Affinegy’s platform makes it simple and profitable to activate entertainment, internet, security, premise automation, and wellness services, where devices and appliances seamlessly and securely communicate to empower connected users.  Based on proven standards, such as TR-069, the Affinegy platform has been tested over time and globally deployed to more than 35M users through leading broadband providers and network equipment manufacturers. Affinegy is an acknowledged leader in IOT, making our platform the ideal choice for businesses that make products or sell services to the connected user.



Arrayent’s cloud-based service enables consumer product companies to deliver a superior product experience, and build connected-customer relationships that together maximize customer lifetime value. Arrayent’s service connects consumer products to web and smartphone applications at low cost, with a “just works” install process. Arrayent’s Universal Gateway architecture supports customer-specific and industry standard home area network protocols, accessible through a consistent web services API. Customers have called Arrayent “the Cisco of small things.”



High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is the acknowledged world standard for connecting consumer electronics products and devices. Utilizing only a single, high speed cable, users can connect their home theater system without the mess and hassle of multiple cables and cords while still preserving video and audio quality.

Come learn about HDMI 2.0. HDMI 2.0 offers a significant increase in bandwidth, up to 18Gbps, to support the next generation of UltraHD visual experience through 4K@50/60 (2160p 50/60Hz), an immersive audio experience (up to 32 channels), new ways to experience content (Dual View, BT.2020), as well as dynamic auto lip-sync and enhancements to CEC.



Developed in Irvine, California, the award-winning INSTEON remote control product line includes more than 200 devices, from lamp dimmers to thermostats and LED bulbs. INSTEON delivers the fastest, most reliable wireless device communication in the industry with its innovative dual-band and simulcast mesh technology, creating the optimum platform for the coming Internet of Things. INSTEON products are available throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as internationally. For more information about INSTEON®, please visit www.insteon.com, or connect with INSTEON on Facebook (www.facebook.com/insteon) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/insteon).


Logitech Harmony

Harmony is the leader in next generation home entertainment control, compatible with over 270,000 different devices including 6,000 different brands globally.   

Harmony's portfolio of products includes hub-enabled remotes that can transform smartphones and tablets into the ultimate home entertainment controller.  The Harmony hub, that is included with products like Harmony Ultimate and Harmony Smart Control, speak multiple technologies including Bluetooth, IP, RF, IR, and WiFi.

Harmony recently expanded its home entertainment control to now include controlling Philips Hue lights so that customers can start the movie, and dim the lights, all with a touch of one button.  For more information about Harmony please visit www.myharmony.com



NETGEAR is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. NETGEAR supplies top service providers with retail proven, whole-home solutions for their customers with products that are built on a variety of proven technologies with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR offers a suite of home monitoring and automation products, including wireless IP cameras, touch screens, and gateways that connect security and automation devices.



PlanetEcosystems’ proprietary P-ECOSYS engagement platform helps utilities develop deep and loyal relationships with their customers by providing new sources of consumer value. Using social network-based features and innovative tools, P-ECOSYS provides compelling recommendations that help consumers get maximum value from the Smart Grid.

For example, with almost no effort needed by the consumer and going well beyond tips and suggestions, P-ECOSYS provides personalized action plans for each consumer want (savings, comfort, health, carbon footprint, etc.).  The powerful recommendations engine gives customers 7 to 10 times the net savings of competing tools - often tens of thousands of dollars over equipment lifetimes. P-ECOSYS can be launched in 60 days.


Silicon Image

Silicon Image is a leading provider of connectivity solutions that enable the reliable distribution and presentation of high-definition content for mobile, consumer electronics, and PC markets.  The company delivers its technology via semiconductor and intellectual property products that are compliant with global industry standards and feature market leading Silicon Image innovations such as InstaPort™ and InstaPrevue™. Silicon Image has driven the creation of the highly successful HDMI® and DVI™ industry standards, the latest standard for mobile devices - MHL®, and the leading 60GHz wireless HD video standard - WirelessHD®. For more information, visit us at www.siliconimage.com



Z-Wave technology and is an open internationally recognized ITU standard (G.9959). It is the leading wireless home control technology in the market today, with over 1000 certified interoperable products worldwide. Represented by the Z-Wave Alliance, and supported by more than 250 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 20 million end devices in homes, Z-Wave is a key enabler of the Internet of Things.


Guide Sponsor


NAGRA, the digital TV division of the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S), provides security and multiscreen user experience solutions for the monetization of digital media. The company offers content providers and DTV operators worldwide with secure, open, integrated platforms and applications over broadcast, broadband and mobile platforms, enabling compelling and personalized viewing experiences.


Breakfast Sponsor

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.


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.


Break Sponsors


AlertMe is an award winning, fast growing technology company (No.9 in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100 and named in the Red Herring Global 100 list of most promising companies), backed by world class investors.

It provides a cloud link to the home and a platform that allows consumers to control their home energy and devices over the internet or on their Smartphone from anywhere.

AlertMe’s business model is to work with tier one channel partners and it is already rolling out our services to mass market consumers in the USA, UK and Europe and the USA through Lowe’s, British Gas and Essent.



Honeywell is a leading global manufacturer of innovative security and connected home and building solutions for residential and commercial applications—providing millions of homes, businesses and government facilities with flexible intrusion, video surveillance and access control systems that meet their exact needs. Honeywell has the technology and resources to provide the latest in cutting-edge security solutions available today.



Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, Linear LLC is an innovator in the health and wellness, security and access control markets. Since 1961, the company has designed and manufactured more than 2,500 products for residential and commercial use. Today, Linear is focused on developing wired and wireless technologies to serve the connected business and home needs of its dealers, customers and OEM partners. The 2GIG GO!Control home management system and a growing range of Z-Wave automation, commercial entry, security and wellness products position Linear as a competitor in multiple growth industries for the long-term future.



SmartRG enables service providers to monitor, manage, and monetize the connected home through the design and production of reliable and highly interoperable hardware and software solutions.  As an early innovator in TR-069 remote management technology, SmartRG offers the finest in managed broadband and home networking solutions. Our products leverage various broadband access technologies and are outfitted with highly customizable software, meeting diverse service provider requirements. Based in the USA, SmartRG provides local, proactive software development and customer support. In the rapidly evolving broadband market, SmartRG helps service providers keep their businesses on the cutting edge through its laser-focused product line, leveraging the very latest in broadband access and home networking technologies. SmartRG solutions enable service providers to improve their bottom line by reducing service costs and increasing customer satisfaction.


Platinum Supporter


The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) is an international trade association of companies that specialize in planning and installing electronic systems for the home. These systems include home networking, home automation and communication systems, media rooms, single or multi-room entertainment systems, and integrated whole-house subsystems providing lighting control, security, and HVAC systems.



Best Web Design Agencies

Best Web Design Agencies is the independent authority on web design agencies located in the United States. We are dedicated to finding the best agencies when being compared to all of those in the United States 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 in the United States.



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.).



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.


Cable & Satellite International (CSI)

Cable & Satellite International (CSI) is a leading international technology title for the cable, satellite, terrestrial broadcast, IPTV, hybrid TV, OTT and mobile TV industries. CSI covers all video, payTV and home networking markets. Established in 1999, CSI is a bi-monthly, fully ABC audited publication that targets board-level decision makers, senior management, consultants and technical readers. CSI focuses on technology developments in content contribution, distribution/transport, transmission and fixed/mobile reception. CSI also endeavours to assess and analyse the business implication of these technologies in a highly competitive and rapidly evolving industry sector.


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.



The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) is the not-for-profit international trade association dedicated to advancing the interests of the $34 billion home entertainment industry. EMA-member companies operate approximately 40,000 retail outlets in the U.S. and 50,000 around the world that sell and/or rent DVDs, computer and console video games, and digitally distributed versions of these products.



FierceCable is a daily email news briefing for cable service provider executives. Benefit from our time-saving update on TV Everywhere, Interactivity, Headend Consolidation, DOCSIS 3.0, and other cable industry business and technology news. Sign up today!



FierceMobileContent puts you in the middle of all the action - the innovations and trendsetters pushing the boundaries of the mobile content industry. Stay ahead of the curve with daily doses of insider information on mobile applications, content providers, mobile advertising, mobile web, and other industry-shaping topics.



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.



HiddenWires is the leading trade publication for the home automation and residential systems industry in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). It offers a products and services directory, news, articles, case studies, events and training calendars, a bookshop, and useful links to trade organizations and other resources. Visitors can also sign up to the free email newsletter. Founded in 2003, HiddenWires has grown to over 9000 pages, attracts 90,000 visitors every month and has 16,000 subscribers.


Home Energy Magazine

Since 1984 Home Energy Magazine has helped homeowners and building professionals measurably improve home energy efficiency, health and comfort. Home Energy is where the home performance community shares best practices and business-building strategies. Our readers look for innovative products and services to improve home performance—and their bottom line.


Home Gateway Initiative

HGI, founded by major broadband service providers and joined by leading vendors of digital home equipment, is shaping the way that IP services are delivered to the home. It publishes requirements for digital home building blocks. This includes the hardware and software in the digital home that connect consumers and services.


HomePlug Alliance

The HomePlug® Alliance is a group of about 60 companies working together to develop technology specifications and certification & logo programs for powerline networking. With over 120 million devices in the market, HomePlug products are used worldwide by consumers and service providers to improve home networking performance while expanding coverage and Wi-Fi mobility.


LonMark International

LONMARK International is a non-profit corporation supporting the testing and certification of products, people and companies supporting the ISO/IEC 14908 body of standards. Its nearly 400 members manufacture, distribute, develop, install or use systems based on these standards. LonMark International provides peer-review based certification guidelines and testing for products, people and companies.



The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA®) is the universal standard for home entertainment networking. MoCA is the only home entertainment networking technology in deployment with all three pay TV segments---cable, satellite and telco/IPTV. The current MoCA specification can support multiple streams of HD video, deliver up to 175 Mbps net throughputs and offer an unparalleled user experience via parameterized quality of service (PQoS).

MoCA has more than 110 certified products and 55 members worldwide representing the home entertainment network value chain including service providers, OEMs, consumer electronics companies and chip vendors.


NFC Forum

The NFC Forum is a non-profit industry association founded in 2004 by leading mobile communications, semiconductor, and consumer electronics companies. Its mission is to advance the use of NFC technology by developing specifications, ensuring interoperability among devices and services,and educating the market about NFC. The Forum’s 180+ global members are developing specifications for a modular NFC device architecture, and protocols for interoperable data exchange and device-independent service delivery, device discovery and capability.



For more than 30 years, OSP has been the foremost resource in the rapidly growing telecom landscape. Our flagship magazine, electronic media, e-seminars and international live and virtual events have made the OSP Brand the pre-eminent source of HOW-TO education for communications and entertainment providers across the globe. OSP provides constant access to reliable, relevant information, as well as forums for fostering targeted business opportunities. As a result, the very people who authorize, fund, support and implement new telecom initiatives view OSP as THE trusted source to gain the knowledge and strategies they need to accomplish their overall business objectives. 



ScreenPlays, through its Web portal and print outlets, provides in-depth multimedia coverage of the service strategies, market trends, technologies and innovations in content and applications that are reshaping business models across all segments of the global media and communications marketplace.



Connecting consumers to the media, content and billing they want. As more consumers use smartphones, tablets, consoles and netbooks to interact with TV, print, advertised media content, calls to action and social media, we report on how digital content, applications and interactive services generate new revenues and valuable data assets.



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.


U-SNAP Alliance

The mission of the Utility Smart Network Access Port (U-SNAP) Alliance is to create a protocol independent serial interface standard that enables any HAN (Home Area Network) standard, present and future, to use any vendor's Smart Meter as a gateway into the home, without adding additional hardware in the Smart Meter. The U-SNAP Alliance fosters collaboration and education among utilities, AMI suppliers, HAN venders, industry consultants, academics and regulators who seek interoperable, secure and cost effective solutions for extending the Smart Grid to energy aware consumer products.


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. 


UMTS Forum

The UMTS Forum helps all players in the dynamic new value chain of Mobile Broadband understand and profit from the opportunities of 3G/UMTS networks and their Long Term Evolution (LTE).

Participating actively in the work of the ITU, the UMTS Forum contributes to the EC and CEPT and is an ETSI Observer and Market Representation Partner in the Third Generation Partnership Project, contributing to their standardisation work of mobile broadband and licensing and deployment of mobile broadband globally.

The UMTS Forum delivers regular studies on market trends, mobile broadband services and applications, key growth markets, spectrum/regulation, technology and implementation.


UPnP Forum

UPnP Forum, established in 1999, is a global alliance of nearly 1,000 industry-leading organizations working to enable device-to-device interoperability and facilitate easier and better home networking. The Forum promotes the adoption of uniform technical device interconnectivity standards and certifies devices conforming to these standards.


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.


Wireless Innovation Forum

Established in 1996, The Wireless Innovation Forum (SDR Forum Version 2.0) is a non-profit mutual benefit corporation dedicated to driving technology innovation in commercial, civil, and defense communications worldwide. Members bring a broad base of experience in Software Defined Radio (SDR), Cognitive Radio (CR) and Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) technologies in diverse markets and at all levels of the wireless value chain to address emerging wireless communications requirements.


ZigBee Alliance

ZigBee offers green and global wireless standards, connecting the widest range of devices to work together intelligently and help you control your world. The ZigBee Alliance is an open, non-profit association of approximately 400 members driving development of innovative, reliable and easy-to-use ZigBee standards. The Alliance promotes worldwide adoption of ZigBee as the leading wirelessly networked, sensing and control standard for use in consumer, commercial and industrial areas.