It is with great pleasure that I am sharing the news that Barbara Stark, HomeGrid Forum Chair of the Board of Directors and LMTS at AT&T, has become the first female ever to receive a ‘Distinguished Fellow Award’ during the Broadband Forum 2017 First Quarter Annual Meeting (20-23 March 2017, Chicago, USA).
I’m delighted to announce that Marcos Martinez, the Contributions Workgroup Chair for HomeGrid Forum and Senior Systems Engineer at Marvell Semiconductors, has received the ‘Outstanding Contributor Award’ during the Broadband Forum 2017 First Quarter Annual Meeting (20-23 March 2017, Chicago, USA).
Speaking on the panel ‘Managing an IoT Business is difficult. Is there a way to simplify it?’
The IoT Evolution Expo in Florida brought together thought leaders and practitioners from around the world to discuss and explore how the IoT is transforming enterprise. At the event that took place in February, I spoke on a panel discussing the difficulties of managing an IoT business and whether there is a way to simplify it.
Last month I spoke at the Smart Cities International Symposium & Exhibition in Chicago. The two-day event bought together thought leaders and practitioners from around the world to discuss and explore what it takes to turn a smart city concept to a reality. This covered; redefining what a smart city is, infrastructure and networks, sustainability, and leveraging Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) to interconnect smart city technologies.
By Yuqing Niu, Marketing Work Group Chair – Asia & CEO at Xingtera
Last week I joined the panel discussion ‘identifying key technology drivers for wider adoption of connected solutions’ at Smart Summit Asia on behalf of HomeGrid Forum. The two-day Summit, which was held in Singapore, saw industry leaders from around the world come together to discuss the impact of IoT on homes, cities, and industries.
The panel addressed key industry questions such as; how to achieve better communication between products and devices, how to ensure device interoperability, what power challenges there might be in the future and how to overcome them and the benefits of different standards.
This was a great event for HomeGrid Forum to be a part of as we discussed the key challenges facing our industry, possible solutions including G.hn as the backbone to smart home networking, and the need for vendor interoperability and industry-wide certification to ensure high standards are met to protect consumers and vendors alike.
Last month, our President, Donna Yasay, represented the HomeGrid Forum at IoT Tech Expo North America, which was held in Santa Clara in October. Yasay spoke on the ‘interoperability as the key to success’ panel.