IoT Forum members meet monthly in Silicon Valley to discover new companies and technologies, meet partner prospects in person, review market opportunities across the wide spectrum of connected things, and deep dive into a specific segment with the help of buyers and experts. This December, we are focused on innovation in Smart Home.
Smart Homes used to be ALL about automation, but increasingly, this aspect is dropping in relative importance, being supplanted by “connected”. Often products are sold as “useful as connected devices from the quick-start guide”, and with operation through a hub or voice assistant. Then, deeper automation is available via the devices own app, think of a thermostat as an example. We’ll look at the shifting role of automation in Smart Homes – and the newer ways of programming that. Our meeting will examine how the industry is developing these beachheads to grow into the home.