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Internet of Things Consortium Welcomes Informed XP to Elite Roster of Members Committed to Driving the Internet of Things Forward

Premier business development association for IoT ecosystem adds IXP, a pioneer in the evolution, adoption and practice of human-centered design.

NEW YORK—Jan. 5, 2020 – The Internet of Things Consortium (IoTC), the premier business development association for the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem, is pleased to announce the addition of Informed XP (IXP) to its esteemed member roster, which includes leading founders, executives and global IoT companies from within and beyond the technology sector. At the forefront of researching, designing and developing user experiences (UX), IXP is extending the value of UX for the industry and leading the way forward in contributing to the evolution, adoption and practice of human-centered design.

“We are honored to bring to the consortium a partner that is focused on creating engaging and persuasive experiences for individual consumers,” says IoTC CEO Greg Kahn, who Inc. and others have named a principal influencer pushing the boundaries of IoT. “With UX at the heart of the omnichannel experience consumers have come to expect in the digital age, IXP has the tools, expertise and talent to deliver intelligent products and designs— which will help move the IoT industry forward.”

As more and more connected devices become a part of daily life, it is important to consider the challenges a customer may experience across the lifecycle, from product selection to ease of setup and ongoing use. Such customer journey insights allow manufacturers and providers to significantly increase product adoption and engagement. 

UX practitioners rely on research to gather real data from real users to inform and improve design. However, compiling, analyzing and synthesizing that data can often be laborious and manual, especially when using traditional field study methods such as direct observation and contextual inquiry. Because of this, many companies still choose to skip out on important research activities. Therefore, opportunities to make this process less time-consuming and/or easier to digest could significantly benefit the UX field, as well as save companies time and money. 

With a team possessing decades of combined experience across user experience (UX), IoT, agile methodologies, web/software development, project management and more, IXP improves end-to-end user experiences through research, analysis, design, customized digital strategies and the constant testing and evaluating of real people and real-world experiences to measure success—all of which results in beautiful and intuitive experiences designed right from the start.

“We are excited to join such an impressive group of individuals, brands and companies working together to realize the full potential of the IoT and a connected future where everyone benefits,” says IXP Founder Tina Williams, a UX leader who has enjoyed researching, creating and managing digital experiences for over 20 years. “From Fortune 500s to start-ups, we’ve spent time across 11 various industries helping teams and organizations achieve their goals, and we look forward to collaborating with other industry leaders to maximize the value of IoT for the human experience.”

Since 2016, the IoTC has united the most powerful and influential executives at a succession of meetings and VIP events. On November 12, 2019, IoTC launched its flagship annual event,  IoTC NEXT: The Connected Future Summit, where brand executives, technology leaders, investors and top media committed to the development, integration and implementation of connected technology came together at TheTimesCenter in New York City to share experiences and new ideas, build impactful partnerships, spur creativity and ignite the growth of the IoT marketplace in five key verticals: connected homes, autos, cities, retail and wearables.

For more information about IoTC, visit www.internetofthingsconsortium.com

About the Internet of Things Consortium
The Internet of Things Consortium (IoTC) is the premier business development association for the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. It is comprised of executives, leading founders and global companies in IoT. The IoTC’s mission is to ignite the growth of the IoT marketplace by leading the industry’s effort through strategic partnerships. The organization focuses on five key verticals: connected homes, autos, cities, retail and wearables.

About Informed XP
Informed XP channels the power of evidence and design to craft compelling experiences for humans, helping them discover and comprehend information to complete meaningful actions. Leaders in UX and CX, we leverage modern, user-centered approaches such as design thinking, lean and agile to clarify strategy and accelerate transformation. We find the problems worth solving and passionately pursue outcomes for companies large and small. Forward-thinking, curious and collaborative, we embrace change to innovate IoT solutions and the digital world.

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Media Contacts:
Lora Wilson or
Valerie Christopherson
Global Results Communications (GRC)
+1 949 608 0276
iotc@globalresultspr.com

Aira Joins the Internet of Things Consortium

Aira Joins the Internet of Things Consortium

The Internet of Things Consortium is thrilled to announce our newest member Aira Tech Corp.

Aira Tech Corp is a technology company dedicated to making lives simpler, easier, and more fun. Based in San Diego, California, they use the latest technologies to connect people who are blind or have low vision with real, highly-trained professionals who provide visual information on demand. To learn more about Aira and what they’re doing, visit www.aira.io.

Mike Randall, Amy Bernal, Sarah Conrad and Paul Schroeder, welcome to the Consortium. We’re looking forward to future collaboration!

IoTC Opening Keynote at the CEDIA 2019 Tech Talk Stage

On Sep 12th 2019, President & CEO Greg Kahn opened up CEDIA 2019 on the Tech Talk Stage, moderating an expert conversation in the Smart Home industry with the topic: Welcome to the Google Home – How is Google Nest transforming connected live. The two speakers on the panel were Michelle Chambers Turner, Head of the Smart Home Ecosystem at Google and Gene LaNois, Head of the Professional Channel Business at Google Nest.

The discussion circled around latest trends, such as the shift from DIY-models to a Do-it-for-me-Solution, the Google portfolio and how to solve the complexity of a constantly evolving home environment, the integration of digital assistants, the cross-over between custom A/V integration, HVAC, electrical and security, Google partnerships as well as Google’s approach to security.

Watch the entire session below:

The Internet of Things Consortium (IoTC) is Launching a Connected Home Virtual Conference Series in August

IoTC Webinar Series

The conference series brings together industry experts and focuses on emerging trends in smart home technology

NEW YORK, August 20, 2019 – The Internet of Things Consortium (IoTC) is launching its second four-part, live Virtual Conference Series on the topic of the Connected Home. Industry experts will facilitate webinars with the goal of educating industry leaders, consumers and IoT enthusiasts on security and health elements of smart home technology.

This free conference series starts on Aug. 28 and continues for three consecutive Wednesdays until Sept. 18. The live webinars are held at 12 p.m. (EST). Participants will be able to ask questions and interact with the presenters in real time.

The Connected Home conference series includes the following sessions: “The Disruption of Emerging Trends of the Smart Home Security,” facilitated by Lee Odess from Allegion; “Focus on Seniors: Health/Wellness and Independent Living Trends for the Smart Home,” facilitated by Andrew Droney from ADT; “Smart Homes Call for Smart Kitchens,” facilitated by Ian Greenblatt from JD Power and Jason Mathew from Whirlpool; and “Emerging Security Trends in the Smart Home Industry,” facilitated by Ray North from ADT.

“As smart home technology becomes more commonplace, it is important to educate industry leaders and consumers on important topics related to privacy, security and aging in place,” says Greg Kahn, CEO and president of IoTC. “We are pleased to be able to offer this free conference series, bringing together industry experts who are able to share their knowledge of and answer questions on emerging connected home trends.”

Registration for the conference series is open to the public. There is more information on the webinar conference series, as well as an IoTC’s upcoming global leaders summit (IOTC NEXT) on the consortium’s website (calendar of events). For more information, visit iofthings.org.

About The Internet of Things Consortium

The Internet of Things Consortium (IoTC) is the premier business development association for the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. It is comprised of executives, leading founders and global companies in IoT. The IoTC’s mission is to ignite the growth of the IoT marketplace by leading the industry’s effort through strategic partnerships. The organization focuses on five key verticals: connected homes, autos, cities, retail and wearables.

Media Contact:
Megan Ford
Email: marketing@iofthings.org

Smart Cities Keynote Panel at IoT World (May 2019)

IoTC’s president and CEO Greg Kahn led the smart cities keynote panel at IoT World on May 14th, 2019 with several leading public sector executives. Along with Kim LaGrue (New Orleans), Shireen Santosham (San Jose), Ajay Joshi (Phoenix), Michael Lee Sherwood (Las Vegas) and Heng Jie Tan (Singapore), Greg discussed the challenges and opportunities to develop, maintain and foster intelligent, resilient cities.

Check out the full panel below:

IoTC launches Smart Cities Webinar Series in April and May

This spring, the Internet of Things Consortium (IoTC) is hosting a series of webinars to take a deep dive into five distinct topics under the umbrella of Smart Cities. These webinars will seek to highlight firms and individuals that have shown themselves to be pioneers either in terms of product innovation or thought leadership. The topics this series will cover are: Smart Buildings (04/03), Citizen Engagement in Smart Cities (04/10), Energy Usage and Utility Innovation (04/17), The Sharing Economy and Emerging Forms of Urban Mobility (04/24) and the Smart City Evolution (05/01).

We want to thank our presenters:

  • Lalit Kalani, Sales Director, MachineQ, A Comcast Company
  • Jim Hunter, CTO, Delos
  • Maddie Callis, City Possible, Mastercard
  • Chris Rezendes, Chief Business Officer, Spherical Analytics & Context Labs
  • John Walsh, CEO, Blackridge Technology
  • Jeff Kaelin, VP Product Development, AvisBudget Group
  • Andy Souders, CEO, AllTraffic Solutions
  • Lani Ingram, VP Smart Communities, Verizon

To sign up, please visit our Calendar and click on the Session you’d like to participate.

Each session will be recorded and sent to participants afterwards or available to download upon registration on our Stories page.

Register NOW.

Bureau Veritas joins the Internet of Things Consortium

The IoTC is very pleased to announce the IoT Consortium’s newest member, Bureau Veritas.

Bureau Veritas (group.bureauveritas.com) is a global leader in testing, inspection and certification (TIC) services. The firm helps businesses improve safety, sustainability and productivity; and their clients include the majority of leading brands in retail, manufacturing and other industries. With a presence in every major country around the world, BV’s quality assurance and compliance solutions are vital in helping customers enhance product quality and concept-to-consumer journeys. They also assist with increasing speed to market, profitability and brand equity throughout the supply chain.

Bureau Veritas is also a leading wireless/IoT testing, inspection, audit and certification provider with a global network of test laboratories to support the IoT industry in areas of connectivity, security, interoperability as well as quality, health & safety, and environmental/chemical requirements.

Welcome to our Circle of members Bureau Veritas!

IoTC Launches New Stories Section

Podcasts are arguably the hottest format for storytelling.

This April, IoTC began featuring TOP IoT Podcasts on IoTC’s website to showcase the great work of our members and the IoT community at large
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Our curated selection of six IoT podcasts is a collection of the best conversations happening in the industry today. Listen in and learn from thought leaders, innovators and great minds as they share insights, behind-the-scenes information and firsthand experiences.

IOT PODCASTS

The Internet of Things Podcast

Future of Living

Peggy Smedley Show

Tech Cat Show

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