Z-Wave Alliance Hosts Fall Summit 2018 With A Focus On The Future Smart Home
With an opening keynote from Google on the future of intelligent interactions, Z-Wave Fall Summit will explore diverse topics in IoT such as AI, insurance, retail and hospitality
Philadelphia, PA – September 19, 2018, 9:00 am EST – The Z-Wave Alliance, a global membership organization dedicated to the support and evangelism of the Z-Wave IoT standard, is hosting their annual Z-Wave Fall Summit on September 24-26, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA. Twice a year, the 700+ member consortium holds member summits in the U.S. and in Europe where attendees listen to and participate in a series of engaging panels, fireside chats, and workshops led by industry leaders and peers on smart home and IoT.
The two-day event will take place at the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue and commence with a keynote by Katelyn Mason of Google on The Future of the Intelligent Interactions, with insight into future products that will take advantage of ambient computing and contextual awareness. Throughout the Summit, attendees will gain valuable knowledge on market trends from thought leaders and analysts and hear about case studies and implementing Z-Wave in different IoT applications.
Fall Summit attendees with technical roles have the opportunity to join the Developer’s Forum Technical Track designed to provide engineers with the most current technology and development knowledge. Technical Track highlights include a deep dive on the 700-series chipset with training on the new, long range, low power and future-proof hardware platform.
The Business and Marketing track will provide hands-on workshops for Z-Wave Alliance members and partners in attendance engaged in marketing or business roles within their group. Sessions include an overview of market trends panel with leading industry analysts, discussions on smart home, artificial intelligence and the insurance sector, a fireside chat with Wirecutter’s smart home editor Grant Clauser and case study discussions with Z-Wave members, including Evolve Controls’ use of Z-Wave and other technologies in hospitality.
“As the Z-Wave ecosystem expands beyond the smart home, Summit attendees can expect valuable market insights and lively discussions as we look at where IoT technologies and other emerging trends like voice control and AI are heading next year. The time is now to consider new strategies for businesses to stay ahead of channel trends and this event will give those professionals a head start,” commented Mitchell Klein, Z-Wave Alliance Executive Director.
With 100 million Z-Wave devices on the market to date, Z-Wave continues to see growth in peripheral markets including hospitality, insurance, and energy. The semi-annual Z-Wave Summit is held in Europe in the Spring, and the United States in the Fall, to bring the global ecosystem of over 700 companies together, educate, and discuss the future of Z-Wave and the industries that matter to members and partners.