The Connected Home Industry to Meet at Atlanta Summit in October

  • Posted on: 10 October 2011
  • By: chw staff

Launching and driving mass adoption of Home Security and Monitoring, Energy Management and Home Control will be high up the agenda at the exclusive industry leaders summit, Connected Home Americas 2011, taking place October 18-19th at the Marriott Marquis Atlanta hotel. Also planned are in-depth discussions into the future of entertainment in the home, with topics such as multiscreen video, interactive and social TV, and TV Everywhere expected to be under the microscope.

“With recent launches like those of Rogers or Verizon, this is a critical time for the connected home market in North America and it seems a series of factors are combining to create the right conditions for adoption in the consumer market. The eco-system is now beginning to take shape but for service providers there are clearly still a few challenges around the business model and also understanding which applications will drive adoption” says Stephen Dobson, Head of Production for the Connected Home Americas conference. He continues: “There is also a revolution ongoing in the entertainment space and I think we’ll see a number of significant developments in the areas of multiscreen video, TV Everywhere and social television in the near future”.

All eyes on Atlanta
According to Stephen Dobson, “The Connected Home Americas conference will see a major step forward for the industry, as the whole eco-system meets to discuss the common challenges of driving mass market penetration, crystallizing the value proposition for consumers and engaging viewers with new entertainment offerings.

The Connected Home Americas conference will showcase leading examples of connected home services and future entertainment offerings from industry experts including:

•    Win Williams, AVP Automotive, Emerging Devices Organization, AT&T
•    Christopher Albano, Senior Director CPE and Home Networking, Comcast
•    Kristen Bowring, Senior Director and Platform Lead, BestBuy
•    Eddie Oddo, Director, Product Management, DirecTV
•    Mike McMahon, Senior Director Next Generation Products, Charter Communications
•    Jouari Santiago, Head of Broadband Video, Shaw Communications
•    Ismael Calleja, TV Product Manager, Telefonica
•    Dwight Gibson, SVP and GM Connected Home Solutions, Ingersoll Rand
•    Michael Clay, Wireless Device Marketing and Business Development, Verizon Wireless
•    Douglas Ceballos, Senior Product Manager (Consumer Product Development), CenturyLink
•    Amol Bhagwat, Senior Architect for Home Networking, CableLabs
•    Shelley Moister, Director Personal Energy Management, Landis+Gyr and Zigbee Alliance
•    Nicholas Sim, Head of Connected Home Research, BT
•    Eric Eby, Director Video Engineering, Suddenlink Communications
•    Greg Farrell, VP Business Development, ADT Security Services

Event dates and location:   
Conference:  18-19 October 2011
Location:  Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Event website:

For more information, interviews and media accreditation:
Marketing and Communications Manager: Anita Agyeman
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +44 207 370 8614
Fax: +44 207 370 8288

* is a media partner of Connected Home Americas 2011