This is a tremendous time for technology with the IoT market primed to erupt with possibilities involving humans and connected devices. But the IoT obstacles that currently plague our industry – connectivity, interoperability, ease-of-use, etc. – MUST be solved for consumers to embrace and entrench themselves in this new wireless world. The solution is in coming together and blending ‘best of breed’ wireless standards and specifications. We’re excited to see that collaboration happening between leading standards bodies that are consolidating and shifting strategies to simplify the wireless market for everyone involved. This ‘shake-out’ is necessary to push forward on the IoT frontier and break through to a new level of smart home satisfaction.
During this session, Zigbee Alliance President and CEO Tobin Richardson will discuss how alliances and industry groups are leveraging members’ collective insight, experience and talent garnered from around the world to develop open, global wireless networking solutions that give manufacturers more choice and straightforward solutions for how best to connect to the objects around us – while offering consumers a future treasure trove of devices to improve, simplify and enrich their everyday environments.