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2020 Sponsor Descriptions


Research Partner Sponsor


Sutherland

Sutherland 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 Sutherland Anywhere, 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


Registration and Program Guide Sponsor


Alarm.com

Alarm.com is the leading platform for the intelligently connected property. Millions of consumers and businesses depend on Alarm.com's technology to manage and control their property from anywhere. Our platform integrates with a growing variety of Internet of Things (IoT) devices through our apps and interfaces. Our security, video, access control, intelligent automation, energy management, and wellness 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


Platinum Sponsor


Bitdefender

Bitdefender is a global cybersecurity and antivirus software leader protecting over 500 million systems in more than 150 countries. Since 2001, Bitdefender innovation has consistently delivered award-winning security products and threat intelligence for people, homes, businesses and their devices, networks and cloud services. Today, Bitdefender is also the provider-of-choice, used in over 38% of the world’s security solutions. Recognized by industry, respected by vendors and evangelized by our customers, Bitdefender is the cybersecurity company you can trust and rely on. www.bitdefender.com.

http://www.bitdefender.com


Nice

Italian multinational company based in Oderzo (TV) with a strong international vocation, Nice is an international leader in Home Automation, Smart Home and Home Security with the aim of combining functionality and design to simplify people's daily gestures. Nice is synonymous with technology and excellence: its solutions are used worldwide and applied in public and private spaces, such as airports and prestigious locations. Thanks to its founder and current Chairman, Lauro Buoro, and the 2.300 professionals who work every day to achieve the company's objectives, the Nice group distributes its products in over 100 countries around the world, with 24 branches on 5 continents, 14 production units and 13 research and development centres.

http://www.niceforyou.com


Gold Sponsors


Cox Communications

Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest private telecom company in America, we proudly serve six million homes and businesses across 18 states. We're dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that makes each one unique.

Cox Communications is the largest division of Cox Enterprises, a family-owned business founded in 1898 by Governor James M. Cox.

http://www.cox.com


Intellithings

Established in 2014, by ex-owners and founders of Visonic Ltd., a global manufacturer of Wireless Home Security systems, sensors and RTLS solutions, Intellithings develops solutions that enable products and services to offer personalized automation. Offered as an OEM solution to device manufacturers and service providers, our core, patented technology, is a unique combination of sensors and mobile app, to provide accurate room-level position of people, by Smart Phones - the first ever indoor room level positioning system suitable for residential homes and apartments, in terms of the ease of installation and setup.

RoomMe, our first consumer product, is the first to bring a concept of person-specific automation for Smart Homes and a full solution that includes, on top of the positioning technology, an end-to-end retail solution consumers can purchase and use. For the first time ever, RoomMe fulfills promise of the Smart Home market, by enabling consumers to automate daily repetitive tasks based on the context of the presence of specific people in a room. Integrated with the Smart Home systems and devices consumers already have, RoomMe adds the AI Smart Homes currently lack, making Smart Homes Smarter.

http://www.intellithings.net



Silver Sponsors


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


Everise

Everise an award-winning Asia-based Global Experience company, delivering over 500,000 customer experiences each day for Fortune 500 brands and the world's most loved unicorns. Globally, Everise boasts 12,000 technology-driven customer experience professionals, who speak more than 20 different languages in 13 locations.

Since its inception the firm has rapidly grown to offer a unique suite of customer (CX), product (PX) and digital (DX) experience solutions built for the modern enterprise, including omnichannel customer care, premium technical support for internet of things (IoT) companies, enterprise artificial intelligence (AI), content moderation, fraud detection and more.

Everise believes the best experience is the one that never requires support. That’s why they have pioneered Systematic Insights®: a proprietary data-driven methodology for improving CX by helping clients perfect their products and services.

http://www.weareeverise.com


MMB Networks

MMB Networks delivers the Internet to the Things.

Recently named in Deloitte's 2018 Technology Fast 50 | 500 lists, MMB is accelerating the growth of the Internet of Things. By enabling customers to rapidly bring connected products and services to market, MMB delivers easy access to new market opportunities through industry-leading interoperability.

MMB Networks offers a full suite of IoT hardware and software products, all built around our core embedded networking software platform — RapidConnect.

RapidConnect is an embedded application that automates connectivity and dramatically reduces time-to-market. Built on years of product development and deployment experience, RapidConnect provides our customers with robust, real-world networking with interoperability across major IoT platforms, protocols, and devices.

http://www.mmbnetworks.com


ServiceLive

Zen Ecosystems

Zen Ecosystems provides energy management solutions to businesses and consumers. Our Zen HQ platform integrates award-winning smart Zen Thermostats with an intuitive software platform that allows consumers and multi-site businesses to take control of energy costs. With such features as remote user lockouts, HVAC scheduling, smart demand management and lighting controls, Zen HQ provides powerful energy management capabilities while still being simple enough to install in a day and affordable enough to payback in under a year.

https://zenecosystems.com



Bronze Sponsors


Firedome

Firedome works with leading manufacturers to differentiate them with proactive, real-time cybersecurity on their device base. We offer an AI-based, software-only solution for autonomous threat resolution to establish device makers as security leaders in their space, while expanding market size and share, opening new revenue streams, reducing the risk of cyber-attacks and reducing operating costs across key functions. Smart device manufacturers for home IoT, IIoT and enterprise IoT can rely on Firedome’s innovative dynamic, real-time endpoint solution, which works with all IoT operating systems and features an AI-powered software-only agent and 24/7 SOC Team. Firedome has offices in New York, Tel Aviv and Minsk and has thus far secured $14.5M in funding. The company employs multinational cyber, embedded, research and analysis experts.

https://firedome.io/


Inspire

Inspire’s mission is to create a brighter energy future by delivering the world’s first comprehensive platform for the energy efficient smart home. Inspire offers a flat monthly subscription that includes smart devices, clean energy technologies, and energy management services, coupled with professional installation and on-bill financing to make the switch to clean energy easier than ever before. There has never been a more important time to disrupt the traditional energy utility model.

Today, utilities profit when more energy is consumed, and most of this energy is produced by burning fossil fuels. This misaligned incentive hurts consumer wallets and hurts the planet. Inspire’s business model is the only economic model in energy that automatically rewards consumers for using less, perfectly aligning incentives between the consumer, Inspire, and the planet.

As a Certified B-Corp, Inspire is nationally recognized for its commitment to making a positive impact on the planet and its vision -- a world where every home is smart home powered by clean energy.

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


Mercku

Founded in Canada's Waterloo technology hub in 2017, Mercku’s mission is to make powerful and easy-to-use smart home technology accessible to people around the world. Just as a house needs to be built on a strong foundation, the modern functionality of an automated smart home needs to be supported by a powerful and reliable wireless network.

Mercku is built on the foundation of our founders' decades of expertise (and over 400 patents!) in network technology, allowing us to be innovation-leaders across the industry.

At Mercku, we're obsessed with pushing the boundaries of wireless technology to realize our vision of a world where people can stop doing "house-work" and let our homes work for us.
 

http://www.mercku.com


Olibra

Olibra is an IoT technology innovator offering both an IoT connectivity platform and smart home products that fill the connectivity gaps in today’s smart home, in an efficient and cost-effective fashion. Their flagship product, the Bond Bridge, is sold around the globe with leading retailers, and its IoT platform (SBB – Smart By Bond) is becoming a household name in mass-produced low-cost appliances.

https://bondhome.io


Ossiaco

Sitting at the nexus of residential solar power, electric vehicle charging, the smart home and customer-centric utilities, Ossiaco leverages its breakthroughs in power electronics to develop elegant smart home appliances that let you power your life on your terms. The dcbel™ family of EVSE products, entirely designed and manufactured by Ossiaco, are the first DC chargers developed for residential use that provide EV supercharging, V2H, V2G, and the ability to power your home and EVs with solar from a single device.

Ossiaco™ has numerous worldwide patents in power electronics and power conversion and is actively working with key stakeholders across the Electric Utility, EV Manufacturing, Smart Home/Net-Zero Home and Rooftop Solar industries to deliver dcbel™ to households around the world.

http://www.ossiaco.com


Plume

Plume is the creator of the world's first Consumer Experience Management (CEM) Platform powered by OpenSync™. As the only open and hardware-independent solution, Plume enables the curation and delivery of new Smart Home Services rapidly and at a massive scale. This allows Service Providers to offer their subscribers a personalized and ever-evolving smart home experience while gaining unprecedented, actionable visibility into the needs of every household and device.

http://www.plume.com


Z-Wave Alliance

More Products.  More Brands.  More Choices.

The Z-Wave Alliance is a standards development organization dedicated to developing and advancing Z-Wave® technology as an open and internationally recognized ITU standard (G.9959) for smart home and IoT solutions. With over 3,300 certified wireless, interoperable devices, the Z-Wave Alliance’s 700+ member companies lead the home controls market, providing leading edge products and systems that deliver increased comfort, convenience, energy conservation, safety, and security. With over 100 million end devices in homes, Z-Wave is a key enabler of the Internet of Things.

http://www.z-wavealliance.org


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.

http://www.Zigbee.org



Break Sponsors


Aprilaire

At Aprilaire, we believe everyone deserves healthy air.  We are on a mission to enhance people’s health by improving the air in their homes. 

We create, design, build, and deliver better products and affordable solutions to seamlessly manage air purity, humidity, temperature, and fresh air supply for all types of homes in all locations and environments.  Aprilaire is the only company that combines a 65+ year singular focus of improving residential indoor air quality with the most complete whole home product portfolio available to homeowners.  We have built an unparalleled reputation as the brand of choice among tens of thousands of professional contractors and the millions of homeowners who use our products every day. 

Our ultimate goal is to achieve our vision of healthy air in every home. 
 

http://www.aprilaire.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


Gadgeon

Gadgeon Systems Inc is an end-to-end product engineering and IoT solution development partner, enabling enterprises to do their businesses in the digital economy. Over the last 9 years, Gadgeon has helped customers to develop, integrate, and deploy IoT solutions, network devices, digital platforms, and solutions using niche technologies like Computer vision (CV), Robotics, Augmented reality (AR) & advanced analytics that helped them to be leaders in their markets. Customers take advantage of Gadgeon’s extensive experience in end-to-end IoT, IIoT, M2M technologies, network/communication technologies, application development, cloud, mobile, analytics, and automation frameworks in building new innovative business models and realizing value from their IoT and digital journey.  

http://www.gadgeon.com


Wi-Charge

Wi-Charge is the leader in long-range wireless power. Our goal is to enable automatic charging, from a distance, of phones, IoT and other smart devices. Our patented infrared wireless power technology can safely deliver several watts of power to client devices at room-sized distances and beyond. This unique way of wire-free energy delivery allows the deployment of new smart devices without the mobility constraints of power cables and without the power constraints of batteries. Wi-Charge award-winning products are used by forward-thinking vendors to create new experiences for smart homes and businesses. For additional information, please visit http://www.wi-charge.com or follow us on Twitter @WiChargeLTD.

http://www.wi-charge.com



Platinum Supporters


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


Electronic Security Association

Established in 1948, ESA is the largest trade association in the United States 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 grow their businesses and prosper. Together, ESA member companies employ more than 500,000 industry professionals and serve more than 34 million residential and commercial clients.

http://esaweb.org/


ioxt alliance

ioXt Alliance, the global standard for IoT security, works to harmonize security requirements across participating protocols and ecosystems to increase interoperability among devices and provide clear messaging to consumers, integrators, distribution channels and regulators that participating products meet industry-recognized security levels.

https://www.ioxtalliance.org/


PLMA

PLMA was founded in 1999 as Peak Load Management Alliance to be the voice of load management practitioners.  It is a community of experts dedicated to sharing knowledge and providing resources to promote inclusiveness in the design and delivery of load management solutions.  Learn more at www.peakload.org.

http://www.peakload.org


SCTE•ISBE

SCTE•ISBE is envisioning the future of connectivity, today. Through technological leadership and innovation in the cable industry, SCTE•ISBE is creating a more connected world. As a not-for-profit member organization, SCTE•ISBE moves member companies forward through continuous training for the workforce of tomorrow and by putting leaders into the conversations that matter. In partnership with CableLabs® and NCTA, SCTE•ISBE is building the future of 10G, leveraging its expertise for the acceleration and deployment of technology. SCTE•ISBE is the force behind the annual SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo®, the largest cable telecommunications and technology trade show in the Americas.

http://www.expo.scte.org


The Monitoring Association

The Monitoring Association (TMA) is an internationally-recognized non-profit trade association that represents professional monitoring companies, security systems integrators, and providers of products and services to the industry. TMA is dedicated to the advancement of the professional monitoring industry through education, advocacy, standards, and public safety relationships. Learn more at https://tma.us/about-tma/.

https://tma.us/



Supporters


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


Broadband Communities Magazine
Broadband Communities (BBC) is the leading source of information on digital and broadband technologies for buildings and communities. Our editorial aims to accelerate the deployment of Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) and Fiber-To-The-Premises (FTTP) while keeping readers up to date on the available solutions capable of serving their practical needs.
 
BBC offers in-depth news, expert insights, and practical know-how on the technical, business, financial, and legal aspects of outfitting properties and communities with broadband solutions. With a focus on residential buildings, developments, and municipalities, BBC helps the large-scale and wholesale buyers and users of broadband technologies, equipment, and services competitively distinguish their properties and communities in a rapidly-changing marketplace.  For more information visit www.bbcmag.com. Subscriptions are free to those who qualify.
http://www.bbcmag.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


Hanley Wood

Hanley Wood serves the residential, design and commercial construction industry. Utilizing the largest analytics and editorially driven Construction Industry Database, we provide business intelligence and data-driven services through three pillars: Metrostudy – data that informs.  Media that connects.  Marketing that activates.

https://www.hanleywood.com/


IIoT Connection

IIoT Connection is your best resource for staying on top of the latest news, trends, insights, events and research surrounding the dynamic and disruptive Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) marketplace. Brought to you by the publisher of must-read publications Via Satellite, Defense Daily, POWER and Chemical Engineering, as well as the conference producers of SATELLITE, Global Connected Aircraft Summit, Connected Plant Conference and ELECTRIC POWER, 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.


Method

Method is the communications catalyst for breakthrough brands and category leaders. As our clients bring visionary ideas to market, we craft compelling narratives that captivate their audiences. Learn more at methodcommunications.com

http://www.methodcommunications.com


MyTechMag

Transforming news into insights, not only do we serve as a source of information but as the breeding ground for innovative ideas and exchange of breath-taking strategies that can make a difference in your technological understanding. We bring forth an enhanced, clever and a comprehensive platform which can assist the information seekers a filtered view of what they are searching. Our technology magazine is spearheading a revolution to provide knowledgeable articles written in simple yet lucid language that can give an insight into the latest in the world of technology.

https://www.mytechmag.com


Security Systems News

Security Systems News is the news source for the integration market. Our professional editors report security news and trends within the major market sectors through eMedia and Print resources. Choose your preferred method of following the news—online, through email, video, social media or print. Access your news now at: www.securitysystemsnews.com.

http://www.securitysystemsnews.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/


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


WattTime

WattTime is a high-tech nonprofit whose Automated Emissions Reduction solutions give IoT and energy storage device companies, utilities, and end users the power to choose clean energy, automatically, by detecting in real time when and where electricity is cleanest. Learn more at www.watttime.org.

https://www.watttime.org


Z-Wave Alliance

More Products.  More Brands.  More Choices.

The Z-Wave Alliance is a standards development organization dedicated to developing and advancing Z-Wave® technology as an open and internationally recognized ITU standard (G.9959) for smart home and IoT solutions. With over 3,300 certified wireless, interoperable devices, the Z-Wave Alliance’s 700+ member companies lead the home controls market, providing leading edge products and systems that deliver increased comfort, convenience, energy conservation, safety, and security. With over 100 million end devices in homes, Z-Wave is a key enabler of the Internet of Things.

http://www.z-wavealliance.org


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.

http://www.Zigbee.org