AllSeen Alliance Announces Keynotes and Program For Second Annual Summit

August 21, 2015

20 Aug 2015

SAN FRANCISCO – August 20, 2015 – The AllSeen Alliance, a cross-industry collaboration to advance the Internet of Everything through an open source software project, today announced keynotes and the full program for its second annual AllSeen Alliance Summit. Hosted by the Linux Foundation, the event will take place October 19-21, 2015 in Seattle.

With rising demand for innovative Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and increasing interest in the AllJoyn open source project, the AllSeen Alliance Summit will provide a unique venue that unites product companies, operators, security experts, cloud service providers, developers, retailers, chipset vendors, information technology providers and more as they collaborate to create the open ecosystem for the IoT. The event will provide a forum for learning and discussion, helping technical and business leaders gain a deeper knowledge of AllJoyn and understanding of how the framework interacts with open standards and technologies available on the market today. With more than 600 attendees expected, the AllSeen Alliance Summit will also provide a unique networking opportunity for like-minded technologists, business leaders and organizations.

2015 AllSeen Alliance Summit keynotes include:

  • Philip DesAutels, Ph.D., Senior Director, IoT, Linux Foundation, Closing remarks and observations on the year ahead in the Alliance;
  • Charlie Houchin, 2012 Gold Medalist London Olympics, “Champion to Championing a Community”;
  • Art Lancaster, CTO, Affinegy, “Meshing it up in the Clouds with AllJoyn”;
  • A user panel focusing on the role of the operator in IoT including AT&T Digital Life, CableLabs and CenturyLink, moderated by Greg Whelan, Principal, Greywale Insights;
  • “What does the next year bring?” a panel with Jack Desjardins, VP Business Development and Ecosystem Alliances – Internet of Things at IBM, Steve Teixeira, Partner, Director of Program Management, Internet of Things at Microsoft, Eugene Yoo General Manager, Strategic Alliances and Investments, LG Electronics, moderated by Matt Michael, Sr. Director Product Management at Qualcomm Connected Experiences, Inc.; and
  • Additional keynote address from Qualcomm Connected Experiences, Inc.

In addition to keynotes, the AllSeen Alliance Summit will include business sessions, technical sessions and hands-on labs sessions that encourage collaboration on key AllJoyn technologies such as smart home, connected lighting, cloud connectivity, application development and developer tools.

Business Session Topic Highlights:

  • The Power of Open Source in a Competitive Ecosystem;
  • Why AllJoyn matters for real products;
  • The case for resource management;
  • Retail channel and IoT; and
  • Big data.

Technical Session Topic Highlights:

  • IoT Security Cornerstones;
  • Enabling devices and UWP apps with AllJoyn in Windows 10;
  • Interoperating with other technologies; and
  • Cloud technologies.

Hands-on Labs Topic Highlights:

  • Getting hands on with AllJoyn products in a home setting;
  • Building smart connected products with Java Script;
  • AllSeen Certified;
  • XMPP service and AllJoyn Gateway Agent; and
  • Using AllSeen Alliance tools: A beginner’s guide to contributing.

“This year’s AllSeen Alliance Summit is going to provide a unique opportunity for any stakeholder in IoT to network and collaborate so that we can work together to overcome the industry’s toughest challenges,” said Philip DesAutels, senior director, IoT, AllSeen Alliance. “From business sessions that allow leaders to brainstorm and troubleshoot industry hot topics like security and big data to hands-on learning labs that explore AllJoyn and products built using the software, everyone has something to gain from attending this event.”

Early bird registration ends August 23, 2015. Standard registration closes September 15, 2015 after which the conference price will increase from $299 to $399. Discounted hotel rates are also available until Friday, September 18, 2015. To register for the AllSeen Alliance Summit, visit:https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1726505.

The AllSeen Alliance Summit is made possible by Platinum Sponsors Affinegy and Qualcomm Connected Experiences, Inc., Silver Sponsor Qeo, a Technicolor company, Bronze Sponsor Panasonic and Lanyard Sponsor Beechwoods Software.

For the complete program, visit: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/allseen-alliance-summit/program/schedule.

For more information, visit: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/allseen-alliance-summit or email events@allseenalliance.org.

About The AllSeen Alliance

The AllSeen Alliance is a nonprofit open source consortium dedicated to driving the widespread adoption of products, systems and services that support the Internet of Everything with an open, universal development framework that is supported by a vibrant ecosystem and thriving technical community. The Alliance manages and advances an industry-supported collaborative open source software connectivity and services framework based on AllJoyn technology accepting contributions from premier members, community members and the open source community. This secure and programmable software connectivity and services framework enables companies and individuals to create interoperable products that can discover, connect and interact directly with other nearby devices, systems and services regardless of transport layer, device type, platform, operating system or brand. For more information, please visit: http://www.allseenalliance.org.

The AllSeen Alliance is a Collaborative Project at The Linux Foundation. Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects are independently funded software projects that harness the power of collaborative development to fuel innovation across industries and ecosystems. www.linuxfoundation.org.