Join Us at Internet of Things World 2015!

[fa icon='calendar'] Apr 27, 2015 8:57:48 AM / by Brittney Borowicz posted in appliance manufacturers, business, California, connected home, consumer IoT, Events, General, home automations, Industrial IoT, Internet of Things, Internet of Things World, interoperability, IoT, IoT event, IoT standards, IoT World, monetizing the IoT, platform providers, QoS, San Fransisco, smart home

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When:
 May 12-13, 2015
Where: Moscone Center - San Francisco, CA
Booth #: 312
Silver Sponsor

Internet of Things World 2015 is the world’s largest and most comprehensive IoT event -  with over 4,000 attendees, 275+ industry thought leaders and 150+ exhibitors. With a focus on monetizing the IoT revolution through bringing together ecosystem wide attendees, stakeholders and investors, Internet of Things World is a unique opportunity to promote your IoT message right in the heartland of IoT development.

2014 was an important year for IoT with huge opportunities of this technology firmly being realized. Accenture’s late 2014 report predicts that 69% of consumers plan to buy an in-home device by 2019, reaffirming that consumer adoption of connected technology is on the rise.

In 2015,  the tremendous excitement around IoT is now bearing fruit in terms of concrete products and services. Now is the time to bring together the entire ecosystem in order to assess the commercial opportunities, to highlight the key challenges hindering IoT and to assess the range of solutions available to create a sustainable future for IoT.

The 2nd annual Internet of Things World is the only independent business event dedicated to IoT. It assesses the key horizontal challenges affecting the range of vertical markets while also featuring dedicated tracks looking at industry-specific issues.

Internet of Things World is brought to you by Informa Telecoms & Media, the world’s leading provider of events in the communications market place.

Conference Website: http://iotworldevent.com

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Panel Discussion: Bringing together the array of industry players in the Smart Home
When: May 13, 2015, 5pm-5:30pm

  • Ensuring sustainable business models for interaction and interoperability
  • How can/should appliance manufacturers, platform providers & other key players work together effectively?
  • Who are the key players that will drive the future Connected Home?
  • How to ensure usability and QoS?
  • Who are setting the standards?
  • How can carriers step into home automation markets?
  • Highlighting the latest standardizations development
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10 Internet of Things (IoT) Design Considerations: Interoperability and Security

[fa icon='calendar'] Feb 2, 2015 6:21:26 AM / by Brittney Borowicz posted in AllJoyn, AllSeen Alliance, Apple, business, cloud apps, end-to-end solutions, ETSI, General, Google, HomeKit, IETF, Internet of Things, internet standards, interoperability, IoT, IoT solutions, IoT space, IoT standards, manufacturers, Microsoft, Nest, protocols, Samsung, security, security threats, Sony, Telecom, Thread, White Papers

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9. Interoperability

As more manufacturers enable their products for the IoT, consumers will be introduced to many different cloud applications due to lack of cooperation between difference devices and companies. This is where the emerging IoT standards can help. Device manufacturers who support these standards will be able to ensure their products will be able to work and communicate with other manufacturers’ products that support the same protocols. This makes operating many IoT-enabled devices together much more simple and convenient. This also opens up new business opportunities by allowing for new features that the original manufacturers never dreamed of. For example, interoperability means that one day it might be possible for a consumer to simply say, “good night, house” to their app, and the app will programmatically turn-off all of the main house lights, TV’s and appliances and turn on the outside lighting, set the alarm clock for the morning and set the coffee pot to start brewing when the sun rises. In this example, each device could be from a different manufacturer, but since they all support the same standard, the application knows how to talk to them all and create new service offerings.

Some of the emerging interoperability standards include: Thread (supported by the likes of Google/Nest, Samsung and more), HomeKit (supported by Apple), AllJoyn (supported by Microsoft and Sony, part of the AllSeen Alliance), IETF (an internet standards body) and ETSI (a European-based standards organization – primarily in Telecom). The standards landscape is changing rapidly and manufacturers need to adapt their products to work with these standards as they are consolidated and settled in the future.

10. Security

Building a secure IoT-enabled device comes at a cost. As the IoT continues to grow, there is an increasing focus on its security and how safe the claims of end-to-end solutions really are. While security threats in the news have scared away some manufacturers and consumers from entering the IoT space, others view it as an opportunity for added value to their products. Implementing high-cost security into every product a company has is ideal, however not very economical. Manufacturers must find proper security for each of their IoT solutions while keeping costs down for them and their end-user.

This process must start at the time of a product's conception. Proper due-diligence is required from each manufacturer to find a way to secure their devices, protect their consumer and ultimately, the rest of the IoT world as well.

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April 2015 Newsletter - Link Round Up

[fa icon='calendar'] Apr 24, 2014 10:41:06 AM / by Brittney Borowicz posted in Apple HomeKit, April Newsletter, Best Places to Work, connectsense, Daily Herald Business Ledger, General, Global Internet of Things Day, Grid Connect, Illinois, Internet of Things, Internet of Things Developers Conference, Internet of Things World, IoT, IoT Day, IoT DevCon, IoT Live, IoT standards, IoT World, Newsletters

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Grid Connect Named One of the 2015 Best Places to Work in Illinois -- Grid Connect was recently named as one of the 2015 Best Places to Work in Illinois. This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Illinois, benefiting the state's economy, workforce and businesses. Grid Connect will be recognized and honored at the Best Places to Work in Illinois Awards ceremony coordinated by the Daily Herald Business Ledger on May 6th and will be profiled in a special publication by the Daily Herald Business Ledger on June 22nd.
Internet of Things Developers Conference -- When: May 6-7, 2015 / Where: Hyatt Regency – Santa Clara, CA / Table #: S6
 / Silver Sponsor -- Plus, "IoT Standards: Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen" will be presented by Adam Justice on May 6th at 2:15pm. > Learn More
Internet of Things World -- When: May 12-13, 2015 / Where: Moscone Center – San Francisco, CA / Booth #: 312 /  Silver Sponsor -- Plus, "Bringing together the array of industry players in the Smart Home" presented by Adam Justice on May 13th at 5pm. > Learn More

Every Single Home Appliance that Works with Apple HomeKit
-- Announced alongside iOS 8 at last year's Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple's HomeKit software aims to put its own spin on home automation. Using HomeKit as a framework, developers can link up iOS products to communicate with home appliances, such as thermostats, light bulbs, garage openers and ConnectSense's Smart Outlet. Here's a list of upcoming (and a few already released) products expected - or already confirms - to bring Apple connectivity to your home.  > Read More at TechRadar 

Global Internet of Things Day -- The time is NOW to start having the important conversations on the technologies, security, data privacy and enormous potential that an "Internet of Things is capable of! Adam Justice, Vice President and General Manager of Grid Connect and ConnectSense, spoke on Internet of Things standards and protocols for a special IoT Day online event called IoTLive. > Watch the Video

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