All the major players will be in London to explore the possibilities for the connected home in the world’s leading industry event
Digital Home World Summit, the world’s leading connected-home conference, is set to return in 2012 – renamed from The Connected Home World Summit.
Focusing on multiple devices inside the home and how best to connect them for maximised customer experience, this year’s event will be attended by all the top industry players. Telecoms operators, internet service providers, broadcasters, content providers and equipment vendors will all be coming together to provide an insight into the digital home environment.
The event, held from the 19 – 20 June at the Thistle Marble Arch Hotel in central London, will have more than 50 speakers from the likes of Ucom, BT, PT Telkom Indonesia, Cox Communications, Sony, Belgacom and Beeline.
Opening presentations will come from the likes of Holger Knoepke, vice president of connected home at Deutsche Telekom. Knoepke says: “More and more consumers see the value of energyefficiency solutions. They are attracted by the convenience of home automation solutions such as control of window shutters or lighting, security at home or home monitoring, and health products such as assisted living solutions for elderly people – so they don’t have to move into nursing homes. In the future we will see a lot of innovation in this area, as small and large companies capitalise on related opportunities.”
Knoepke will be covering these and other topics in his presentation on the second day of the event, 20 June.
With an array of sponsors already on board including Twonky, Sigma Designs, Smart Design, Access and Jungo, the conference continues to be the most forward-thinking event of its kind in the telecoms industry.
Topics will include both media and non-media services, such as sharing of photos, videos, documents, music and other data as well, as the influence of the cloud services for easier content management and remote access of personal archives. The show will also include breakfast briefings and a pre-conference workshop looking at next generation pay-TV services.
Andrew Ladbrook, senior analyst at Informa Telecoms and Media and host of this workshop, says: “This workshop will examine which operators should be deploying cloud TV services and how quickly this technology should be embraced.”