Voice control may become the de facto standard of the IoT-enabled home and workplace. Charlie Kindel, famous for his work at Microsoft with Windows Phone 7, Windows NT and more, is now the Director for Alexa Smart Home at Amazon. His opening keynote for the Residential Track at SBC 2017 promises to bring more insight into voice control and the latest interface technology.
Attendees will also to hear about the promise of IP-based mesh networking as Arnulf Rupp, Thread Group board of directors (and Senior Director of Business Development and Standardization, Digital Systems at Osram) covers the future of IP-based mesh networking and Thread technology.
Smart homes bring many other important topics to mind. Smart home solutions in the decade of IoT is a topic to be addressed by Claus Lohse from a/c/t Beratungs & System GmbH who will cover the requirements for safe and secure design, the latest control concepts, and even service and maintenance issues– drawing from specific real-world examples.
Philipp Schuster, UK Managing Director for Loxone, will look at the scope of home automation products, from single IoT devices to holistic solutions.
Comparing business models in the US with the EU, Arthur Baanders, Business Development Smart Homes at Digital Home Lifestyle (DHL), will profile current smart home business models to better understand how to manage IoT initiatives.
At the Smart Building Conference, an industry panel will explore the Apple HomeKit ecosystem, as Apple aims to conquer technological fragmentation within the smart home market.
In the Town Hall tradition, an executive panel will join the audience in discussing smart home standards (KNX, Bluetooth, Zig Bee, Z-Wave and more), residential industry trends, business models and this year’s theme: the Internet of Things.