COMCAST’S XFINITY HOME JOINS THE INTERNET OF THINGS CONSORTIUM
Executives Daniel Herscovici and Sridhar Solur Named as Advisors with the Organization
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (November 9, 2017) – The Internet of Things Consortium (IoTC) announced today that Comcast’s Xfinity Home has become a member of the organization, joining other leading companies as influencers in facilitating strategic partnerships and developing business prospects that drive the Internet of Things (IoT) industry forward.
Comcast’s Daniel Herscovici, General Manager and Senior Vice President of Xfinity Home, and Sridhar Solur, Senior Vice President of Product and Development for Xfinity Home, will become advisors. The IoTC is a business development organization aimed at connecting thought-leaders and companies in IoT to form meaningful partnerships that drive growth and industry development.
Both Comcast executives have proven track records and deep expertise in the IoT space. Mr. Herscovici manages all aspects of the Xfinity Home business, including strategy, partnerships, product development and full P&L. He has been instrumental in growing the business and launching the partner program, which curates and integrates industry leading products onto the Xfinity Home platform. Mr. Solur leads product development for Xfinity Home, which includes devices and services in the IoT, home automation and home security categories. He also serves in a similar capacity for Data Services and for the xFi platform, Comcast’s new home WiFi network management solution.
“The IoTC welcomes Comcast to our roster of elite companies interested in creating meaningful collaboration and partnerships to drive innovation in IoT,” said Greg Kahn, President and CEO of The IoTC. “Dan Herscovici and Sridhar Solur are dynamic industry leaders and in their roles as advisors with the IoTC, they will partner with fellow IoTC members to lead and shape industry initiatives on key marketplace opportunities and challenges.”
“I’m delighted Xfinity Home has joined the IoTC and has a seat at the table with other innovative companies to discuss the future of our industry,” said Herscovici. “I look forward to collaborating with other IoTC members, sharing best practices, and working together to develop new and different perspectives. The next five years will be transformational as connected devices and experiences become increasingly embedded in our daily lives. Xfinity Home is working hard to make those experiences valuable, simple, and easy for consumers.”
“As we work to evolve the digital home from connected to cognitive, and to deliver truly transformative experiences to our customers, it is increasingly vital to stay engaged with the broader technology and business community surrounding the Internet of Things,” added Solur. “The IoTC is uniquely positioned to convene the most powerful voices in our community to advance key conversations about the future of the industry and the technology we create.”
Comcast joins a long list of brand name organizations partnering with IoTC. In the last 15 months, IoTC has seen rapid expansion to include more than 50 elite companies that include: Verizon, T-Mobile, Mastercard, LG Electronics USA, Nestle, Honeywell, Cox Communications, FOX, Turner, Electrolux, ADT, NXP Semiconductors, The Weather Company and Liberty Mutual Insurance, among others.
About the Internet of Things Consortium (IoTC)
The Internet of Things Consortium (IoTC) is the premier business development association for the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. It is comprised of leading founders, executives and global companies in IoT. The IoTC’s mission is to ignite the growth of the IoT marketplace by leading the industry’s efforts through strategic partnerships. The organization focuses on five key verticals: connected homes, autos, cities, retail and wearables.
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About Xfinity Home
Xfinity Home is the next-generation home security, automation, and energy management solution from Comcast. This total home security service includes 24/7 professional monitoring, as well as battery and cellular backup, remote arming and disarming, real-time text and email alerts, 24/7 video recording, live video monitoring, lighting and thermostat control, and smoke and water leak detection. Through the Works With Xfinity Home curated partner program, Xfinity Home seamlessly integrates best-in-class smart home devices into its platform. Whether at home or on the go, customers can manage and stay connected to their homes via the mobile app, online portal, in-home Touchscreen Controller, or on their TV with the Xfinity X1 platform to ensure peace of mind. For more information, go to www.xfinity.com/home-security.
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