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IoT Mass Market Adoption

Start Date: On Demand Through June 21, 2017

Duration:60 minutes


This webcast analyzes how ease of use and interoperability impact the adoption rate of connected products and looks at the new ways companies are addressing ease of use and interoperability across converging ecosystems to create a seamless experience for consumers.

But interoperability with a broader ecosystem of products and services can add significant value as well. Appliances are unique in that interoperability may drive more value that stand-alone capabilities. By considering the appliance as part of an overall process in which the product is used, more comprehensive or whole product solutions can be developed.

This panel will discuss:

  • What interoperability technologies can help manufacturers right now? 
  • What standards are going to bring ecosystems together? 
  • Will the market consolidate on standards soon? Why not?

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Doug Bellenger

Vice President, Product


Doug has been leading product and innovation teams for over 10 years in industries ranging from biologics and medical devices to marketing to hospitality and currently security and automation. At Zonoff he heads up the company’s product management and UX teams and is working with all of Zonoff's teams and customers to create its best in class multi-tenant product. Prior to Zonoff, Doug held leadership positions at DirecTV, LifeShield, Movitas and PhindMe. In these rolls he supported the product definition, design and UX of both internal and external applications, he oversaw the release processes and launch of the various platforms, he led mobile and web application teams and worked cross functionally to enable best practices in design thinking, lean UX and agile processes.Doug received a Bachelor of Science from Rochester Institute of Technology and a Master in Technology Management from Drexel University.


Art Lancaster

Community Director

AllSeen Alliance

As Co-Founder and CTO of Affinegy, Art Lancaster drives the company’s technology strategy and oversees development of Affinegy’s portfolio of products. Affinegy's software brings together the Internet of Things into a single, converged experience for all connected devices and services. Affinegy’s smart network management solutions automatically provision, configure, and manage the network and devices that are at the heart of new cloud-based applications and services delivered to homes and offices. Leading broadband service providers, Internet-enabled device manufacturers, and application/service providers have deployed Affinegy’s solutions to over 35 million customers around the world. Lancaster spearheaded the development of key technologies with a number of patents issued and pending and identified important industry standards like TR-069 and championed commercialization within the industry and the company's products.

Mike Richmond

Executive Director

Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF)

Mike comes to the role with 40 years of experience in the computer industry, most recently with Intel. He has worked on industry standards including IEE802.3, Multibus, Advanced TV Enhancement Forum and the Unified EFI Forum. 

Mark Wright

Director of Partnerships and Evangelization

Ayla Networks

Mark Wright is Director of Partnerships and Evangelization at Ayla Networks.  He brings over 20 years of deeply embedded systems experience spanning military and high reliability, industrial, and consumer product markets.  He has been in the IOT market covering applications and product management first at embedded internet startup, ZeroG Networks, then as WiFi Product Line Manager at Microchip Technology, before moving to Ayla Networks.

Tom Kerber

Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy

Parks Associates

Tom leads Parks Associates research in the areas of home controls, energy management, and home networks. Tom authors numerous reports on energy management and home controls covering the evolution of technology, partnership opportunities, and new business models. Tom’s work at Parks Associates includes managing consumer surveys that track trends and market opportunities and enable insightful evidence-based forecasting for energy, security, and home controls. Tom speaks frequently at key industry events, and his views are sought out by national press organizations and publications.

Tom has done extensive consulting with many Fortune 500 companies, helping clients define or refine smart home strategies, develop strategic plans including market assessments, competitive positioning, channel analysis, and scenarios of the future of the smart home market.  Tom has assisted numerous clients with enhancing product roadmaps including researching product features, product mix modeling, packaging, messaging, and developing overall new product launch go-to-market strategies.

Tom has also done extensive consulting with electric utilities operating in a variety of regulator structures. Recent utility engagements include defining the home area network roadmap for a California IOU, updating the consumer engagement strategy for a traditional vertically integrated IOU, providing consumer and industry analysis to refine EE and DR programs for an IOU in a restructured market, and providing insights on the evolution of the connected home for a large Midwest IOU. 

Prior to working at Parks Associates, Tom worked as director of engineering and director of product management in multiple industries. Tom began his career in the U.S. Navy nuclear power program on submarines. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy in systems engineering and a master's in software engineering from the University of Texas.

Darryl Seland

Editorial Director
appliance DESIGN


  AnarenDNA Group

TDKAyla Networks


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