The entire industry has been talking about the connected home for years, in which the home's appliances and accessories would connect to the Internet. While there have been a few early adopters that have connected devices to control lighting, climate, energy, appliances and home monitoring. But the revolution of the smart home may be just around the corner. Listen in as four leading technology experts discuss the future of the smart home and what it will be for consumers in the future.
- How is the connected home field growing?
- What will we see in the next few years?
- How are manufacturers gearing up for the connected home?
- What are the consumers' expectation of the connected home?
Patrick Mannion is an engineering and business-to-business media and communications professional who has been writing about and analyzing developments in electronics and the business of electronics for more than 25 years. Formerly vice president and brand director for UBM America's electronics group, he is now founder and director of ClariTek LLC, where he practices daily the arts of engineering and technology writer, editor, analyst and content marketing consultant.
Joshua Israelsohn serves as Director at JAS Technical Media managing the company's Technical-Marketing and Technical-Communication practices. He holds an SBEE from MIT and has 18 years experience in assembled-product and integrated-circuit design, primarily in measurement-and-control, audio, and power-management circuits.
Nicolette Emmino is a tech writer and lover of words. With a background in broadcast journalism and prior experience in the engineering space, she aims to find the very latest technological developments and keep the masses informed on recent innovative breakthroughs, consumer electronics, and maker-based tech projects.
Carolyn Mathas is a technology writer/editor for a number of industry publications. Previously, she was a Senior Editor at Lightwave Magazine and a West Coast correspondent for CleanRooms Magazine.Carolyn holds an MBA from New York Institute of Technology and a BS in Marketing from University of Phoenix. In addition to editorial, her professional experience includes Director of Marketing positions at Securealink and Micrium and PR/marketing services to such companies as Philips Semiconductors, Altera, Boulder Creek Engineering and Lucent Technologies. An avid traveler, writer and reader, Mathas lives in Northern California.
Bryan DeLuca is the Director of Content and Publishing for IEEE GlobalSpec and is responsible for content direction for Electronics360. Prior to joining IEEE GlobalSpec, Bryan worked in the electronics and engineering industries in both domestic and international media. He also has created a range of industry-wide products. Bryan holds a BA from Hofstra University.